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Major Link Soccer: Alejandro Pozuelo wins MLS MVP

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The Toronto FC midfielder grabbed the trophy and becomes the second player to win it for TFC.

Nashville SC v Toronto FC Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images

Here’s a fun fact, other things in soccer happened besides the Sounders coming back and crushing all hopes of the Loons with a very late winner. So yes, other things happened, some are cool, some are big, some are pointless, but yes the most important thing was Minnesota losing. Champions League is also on today, including a Messi-Ronaldo matchup. So for all the other sports news, here we go:

Seattle

They’ll be in Renton today. The Dick's Foodtruck is out in the wild now

The WHL is planning to have all their clubs based in the U.S. only play one another. How the US-based WHL teams will navigate the upcoming season – The Athletic

MLS/USL

The Spaniard becomes the second-ever Toronto FC player to ever win the Landon Donovan MLS MVP award. M-V-Pozuelo: Recapping Alejandro Pozuelo’s dominant second TFC season - Waking The Red

A new stadium-anchored mixed-use development project could be on the horizon for the Beer City. Could a Championship Club be Coming to Grand Rapids?

Former New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira is out of work after getting the axe from Ligue 1 side Nice on Friday. The Frenchman enjoyed a solid pair of years coaching in America and the league currently has four head coaching vacancies. Which MLS club would be the best fit for Patrick Vieira? | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com

A 5,000-plus seat professional soccer stadium in or around downtown and enhancing and possibly expanding DeVos Place for more convention business is also on the table for Grand Action 2.0. Grand Action 2.0 unveils priorities | WOODTV.com

Well, yes. I am sad, but I have another streak going, years that I am alive, and I plan to extend that for a few more decades. If it meant making the sacrifice of not attending MLS Cup, then it will be worth it. OFFSIDE REMARKS: The end of a streak: Why this writer won't attend this year's MLS Cup - Front Row Soccer

Several players get options picked up while the club is currently in talks with brining two others back for 2021. FC Dallas Announces Roster Decisions for 2021 Season - Big D Soccer

The young El Pasoan’s stats bear an eerie resemblance to the best scorers ever seen in MLS. Is Ricardo Pepi already the best striker in MLS? - Big D Soccer

Phoenix Rising FC announced on Monday that the club has signed midfielder Iván Gutiérrez ahead of the 2021 USL Championship campaign. Phoenix Rising signs former LA Galaxy II midfielder Iván Gutiérrez

NWSL/WoSo

Where do we go from here? Some words of comfort, hope, and gratitude. URFC is moving to KC. Now what? - RSL Soapbox

Majority female, local ownership brings professional women’s soccer back to Kansas City. Official: The NWSL has returned to Kansas City - The Blue Testament

The club can re-establish the Utah Royals FC name and franchise at Rio Tinto Stadium two years from now, in 2023. Official: Utah Royals FC transfers ownership to Kansas City group - RSL Soapbox

Citing on- and off-field reasons for wanting a move, O’Hara “thankful” to call D.C. her full-time home. USWNT’s Kelley O’Hara, Washington Spirit discuss trade from Utah Royals - Black And Red United

Jeff Kassouf and Claire Watkins break down The Equalizer’s report that Utah Royals FC will be sold and relocated to Kansas City. The Equalizer Podcast: Royals sold, relocating to Kansas City – Equalizer Soccer

Head of corporate partnerships Jess Smith talks goals, values, and setting records. Angel City FC wants to break all the records - All For XI

Morgan and Spurs up and running, Arsenal, Man City and Man Utd ease to wins while Kerr’s hat-trick is a crowd pleaser. Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action | Women’s Super League | The Guardian

World

Premier League captains - including Jordan Henderson - wore rainbow armbands at the weekend. For one Liverpool fan, it “means the world”. Rainbow Laces campaign: Liverpool fan Keith Spooner on impact of Jordan Henderson tweet - BBC Sport

Mario Balotelli has joined Italian Serie B side Monza on a free transfer. Ex-Man City, Liverpool forward Balotelli joins Serie B Monza on free transfer

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman said Lionel Messi will play vs. Juventus in the Champions League, which means he will face Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo in Champions League as Barca boss Koeman previews Juventus game

Pumas shocked all of Mexico and made history with a 4-0 win to overcome a 4-goal deficit from the first leg, qualifying to the Liga MX final. 2020 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla semifinal match recap: Pumas make history and accomplish the miracle of getting to the final by downing Cruz Azul 4-0 in the second leg - FMF State Of Mind

Monterrey confirmed the appointment of former Mexico head coach Javier Aguirre on Monday, bringing him back to Liga MX. Javier Aguirre returns to Liga MX as Monterrey head coach

Millwall and Queens Park Rangers players will stand arm-in-arm before Tuesday’s Championship fixture in a “show of solidarity for football’s fight against discrimination”. Millwall and QPR players to stand arm-in-arm in 'show of solidarity' before Tuesday's match - BBC Sport

Manchester United should sell midfielder Paul Pogba in the January transfer window, says his agent Mino Raiola. Man Utd: Paul Pogba 'unhappy' and 'has to leave' - agent - BBC Sport

England will face Poland while Wales meet Belgium as the qualifying draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is made. Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales discover qualifying groups - BBC Sport

Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Nahyan also pledged to invest more than $92m in the Israeli football club over 10 years. The club is known for right-wing fans and never signing an Arab player. UAE royal buys 50 percent stake in Beitar Jerusalem Football Club | Middle East News | Al Jazeera

No word yet on the Electric Boogaloo. Breakdancing, or breaking as it’s known, becomes an Olympic sport

What’s on TV?

9:55 AM - Zenit St. Petersburg v. Borussia Dortmund - Champions League - TUDN, UniMas, CBS All Access

9:55 AM - Lazio v. Club Brugge - Champions League - Galavision, CBS All Access

11:45 AM - Millwall v. Queens Park Rangers - EFL Championship - ESPN+

12:00 PM - Chelsea v. Krasnodar - Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Rennes v. Sevilla - Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Barcelona v. Juventus - Champions League - TUDN, Univision, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Dynamo Kyiv v. Ferencvaros - Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - PSG v. Basaksehir - Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - RB Leipzig v. Manchester United - Champions League - Galavision, CBS All Access