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Major Link Soccer: Merry Christmas

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Enjoy our yule log as you get caught up on some soccer news.

MLS

While Major League Soccer’s offseason carousel has begun, it’s still far too soon to pick out top contenders for 2021 MLS Cup title celebrations. Your way-too-early favorites to win 2021 MLS Cup

FC Cincinnati are reportedly interested in promising Flamengo forward Lincoln, but there appears to be plenty of competition for his signature. FC Cincinnati reportedly interested in Flamengo striker Lincoln, but there’s competition

Austin FC head coach Josh Wolff might have to be an honorary fan of Paraguayan side Club Guarani. Wolff’s club acquired Guarani talent Rodney Redes as their first-ever player back in the summer, so extensively scouting a potential target turned into monitoring his performance on loan. Austin FC “fortunate” to land center back Jhohan Romana

NWSL/WoSo

Meggie Dougherty Howard, a 1st round pick, and allocation money head south in a major NWSL trade. Washington Spirit add USWNT’s Emily Sonnett in trade with Orlando Pride - Black And Red United

USA/USL

Once again, there’s another casualty to the pandemic. FIFA cancels men’s U-17, U-20 World Cups - Stars and Stripes FC

World

The official announcement could be made by May 2021 if approved by club owners. Liga MX clubs could return to Copa Libertadores as soon as 2022 - FMF State Of Mind