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Puget Sound

He also added $50 million in economic relief, aimed at those most impacted by the measures. Governor Inslee Extends Dining Room Ban for Restaurants and Bars Until January - Eater Seattle

Steve Zakuani breaks down how the Seattle Sounders pulled off one of the all-time great comebacks and looks ahead to MLS Cup. Three takeaways from Seattle Sounders FC epic Western Conference Final win | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com

MLS / USL

We’re coming upon the offseason, so we need to talk about how transfer rumors work, and which ones you should pay attention to. D.C. United once again linked with Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil - Black And Red United

During his State of the League address, Don Garber announced that MLS lost almost $1bn in revenue during 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Soccer announces $1bn loss of revenue - BBC Sport

This news also came in Garber’s State of the League address. Garber: MLS takeover of RSL sale likely, DLH investigation complete - RSL Soapbox

Liga MX is looking to strengthen its relationship with Major League Soccer and CONMEBOL in a bid to consolidate its internationalization. Liga MX president Arriola wants to improve relationship with MLS

When Rodrigo Lopez signed with Sacramento Republic FC earlier this year, it was something of a homecoming for arguably the club’s best-ever player. Rodrigo Lopez Talks Republic, His Future

Fresno rejoins professional soccer ranks with 2022 launch of Central Valley Fuego Futbol Club. New USL soccer club in Fresno CA brings back old Fuego name | The Fresno Bee

NWSL / women’s soccer

You may be surprised to learn which pro sports league had the highest social engagement during Covid — the National Women’s Soccer League. WINSIGHTS: NWSL Social Engagement Tops Major Pro Sports

The seeds of the idea of bringing the NWSL back to KC were planted in France in 2019, and came to fruition this week. Kansas City, LA owners share long history, common vision which could redefine the NWSL – Equalizer Soccer

New member of the Washington Spirit Kelley O’Hara remembered watching the Washington Spirit earlier in 2020, and she didn’t just see a team, under head coach Richie Burke, that was competitive. NWSL Notebook: The Washington Spirit Are Once Again A Destination Team | Forbes

English teams have made huge progress of late, but the strength of the Women’s Super League is both a boon and a burden. Chelsea and City face uphill task to unseat Lyon from WCL throne | The Guardian

Wolfsburg’s teenage sensation Lena Oberdorf is one of the biggest movers as we present the first 30 players of our joint list with the Offside Rule. The 100 best female footballers in the world 2020: Nos 100-71 | Football | The Guardian

The new logo will be displayed after the fast food giant opted to support the amateur female outfit under the same terms as the men’s team. Stevenage Women to have ‘Burger Queen’ on shirts thanks to club’s kit sponsor Burger King | The Telegraph

A women’s university football match was called off after one player’s hair was deemed “not black enough”. China football: Hair colour cancels play at women’s match - BBC News

Villa San Carlos striker Mara Gomez became the first transgender woman to play football in Argentina on Monday. Mara Gomez becomes first transgender woman to play football in Argentina

US soccer

Worldwide Wes. Weston McKennie scores flying volley vs. Barcelona in Champions League - Stars and Stripes FC

After the U.S. women’s national team defeated the Netherlands 2-0 on Nov. 27, midfielder Kristie Mewis had one important thing to do before she talked to the media, and that was to rewatch her goal. The Mewis Sisters Are Playing Soccer Together Again. This Time, It’s At The Highest Level. | FiveThirtyEight

World soccer

The match between Paris St-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir was temporarily suspended after players walked off the pitch in their Champions League Group H tie due to racist language from the fourth official. PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir both walk off pitch as match temporarily suspended - BBC Sport

The match will resume on Wednesday after what an incident involving alleged racist statements led to a player walk off. Neymar, Mbappe and others react to PSG-Istanbul Basaksehir match interrupted over alleged racism incident - CBSSports.com

Staff demanded action from Millwall executives after witnessing their own players and those of Derby County booed for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Millwall staff confronted club chiefs after fans booed their own players taking the knee - Mirror Online

Beitar Jerusalem is infamous for never having an Arab player and for some fans’ racist behaviour. Beitar Jerusalem: UAE sheikh buys stake in racism-tainted Israeli club - BBC News

Sources state it is most likely Qatar will be placed in Group A, featuring Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Serbia and Azerbaijan. Qatar to join European qualifying for 2022 World Cup | The Independent

Manchester United’s season suffered a huge blow as they are knocked out of the Champions League after being outclassed by RB Leipzig in a 3-2 loss. Manchester United knocked out of Champions League - BBC Sport

Klopp believes Liverpool would have been lost without Curtis Jones, Caoimhín Kelleher and other academy talents seizing their first-team chances. Jürgen Klopp believes academy products have saved Liverpool’s season | The Guardian

Arsenal’s 44 attempts against Tottenham allowed the modern assumption that crosses are aimless punts, not a skill worth savouring, to take over once more. Crossing – like swearing and mixtapes – just isn’t like it used to be | The Guardian

The note would feature Maradona’s face on one side and a picture of the 1986 goal against England on the other. Argentine senator suggests putting Maradona on banknotes - BBC News

Balotelli, whose former clubs include Manchester City and Liverpool, has joined Monza. Mario Balotelli agrees to join second-tier Monza for rest of season | The Guardian

This is the worst position Barça have been after 10 games since 1971, and no team has won La Liga from so far behind. Barcelona’s league campaign – and maybe an era – looks like it is over | The Guardian

A nine-year prison sentence for rape did not stop Robinho’s return. Campaigners believe that highlights bigger problems in Brazil. Robinho: Brazilian footballer’s rape case & country’s gender violence problem - BBC Sport

Culture

Adding Sports as a Tool to your 5th edition D&D game opens your table up to new stories and backgrounds for the characters. Sports: A New Tool for 5th Edition D&D | Full Moon Storytelling

What’s on TV?

9:55 AM: Ajax vs. Atalanta (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision / CBS All Access

9:55 AM: Midtjylland vs. Liverpool (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN / CBS All Access

11:45 AM: Bristol City vs. Blackburn Rovers (English Championship) — ESPN+

12:00 PM: Bayern Munich vs. Lokomotiv Moscow (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Salzburg vs. Atletico Madrid (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision / CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN / CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Internazionale vs. Shakhtar Donetsk (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Manchester City vs. Olympique Marseille (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Olympiakos Piraeus vs. Porto (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

2:15 PM: Gremio vs. Santos (Copa Libertadores) — beIN Sports

4:30 PM: Boca Juniors vs. Internacional (Copa Libertadores) — beIN Sports

4:30 PM: USMNT vs. El Salvador (International Friendly) — TUDN / UniMas / ESPNews