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Major Link Soccer: Pele is depressed and in poor health

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Pele hasn’t been leaving his house because of it.

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Nashville is talking about getting a stadium, FC Dallas is promoting other teams players, Inter Miami is losing another lawsuit, Manchester United is potentially skipping their preseason tour due to coronavirus, and much more.

Seattle

Ethan HD, owner of Destiny City Comics and professional wrestler with Defy Wrestling, is Defiantly Tacoma. Tacoma’s Biggest Nerd Is, Fittingly, a Pro Wrestler - We R Tacoma

Need some great Valentine’s Day cards because the Defiance have them for you. From the Heart of Tacoma, Happy Valentine's Day - We R Tacoma

MLS

Nashville Mayor John Cooper explains his thinking on the Major League Soccer stadium deal and why he thinks soccer and a better fairgrounds can work. Nashville Mayor John Cooper: I want a stadium deal that works for everyone | Opinion

Rick Banks knows all about jersey typography, worthwhile read. Talking Soccer Typography with MLS Font Designer Rick Banks

Oh man, really? FC Dallas misses the mark on “Mexican Superstars” promotion - Big D Soccer

Inter Milan took away a key victory in the first round of their trademark battle as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office dismissed one of the two arguments made by Inter Miami that it should not be forced to change its name. Inter Miami Loses First Round of Trademark Battle With Inter Milan | Daily Business Review

NWSL

Newly acquired Reign FC player Julia Ashley reflects on her path to the NWSL. Get a Kick Out of Former UNC Soccer Player & Current NWSL Athlete’s Recruiting & Injury Advice – LRT Sports – College Athletic News and Exclusive Coach Ratings

USA

Two years since failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, six months from beginning the process for the next one, where does the USMNT stand? State of the USMNT Assessing the U.S. on talent identification player development and tactical evolution

Why did baseball make links? Because this lawsuit is going to get really boring or really interesting and who doesn’t love to laugh at the fall out from the Astros. Citing unfair practices, former Blue Jays reliever Mike Bolsinger elects to sue sign-stealing Astros

World

Real Sociedad women’s coach Gonzalo Arconada warns of the danger of Barcelona becoming too dominant after his side lose 10-1 in the Spanish Super Cup final. Barcelona 10-1 Real Sociedad: Nobody can compete with Barca, warns losing coach - BBC Sport

Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe says he has no plans to invest in a Premier League team following rumours of a bid for Chelsea. Sir Jim Ratcliffe: Britain's richest man plays down Premier League move - BBC Sport

Complexity Gaming beat Gareth Bale’s Ellevens to be crowned Fifa eClub World Cup champions for first time. Fifa eClub World Cup: Complexity Gaming beat Gareth Bale's Ellevens - BBC Sport

Police launched an investigation following allegations of abuse during an Old Firm game in December. Boy, 12, charged over racist chants against Alfredo Morelos - BBC News

Dele Alli is facing a possible Football Association charge over a social media post in which he appeared to mock an Asian man and claimed he might be infected with the coronavirus. Tottenham’s Dele Alli may face FA charge over coronavirus video | Football | The Guardian

The League Two club is behind with the rent with the current owner urging the police to investigate the ‘financial conduct’ of the previous owners. Disputes, unpaid rent and an empty stand: Oldham lurch towards crisis | David Conn | Football | The Guardian

South Yorkshire police investigates after video appears to show officer hitting teenager. Boy suffers head injury from police baton after Barnsley football match | UK news | The Guardian

If Premier League clubs want recognition for their work off the pitch, then rejecting sponsorship from bookies is the best way forward and Everton showed how against Crystal Palace. Everton show the way by promoting community rather gambling | David Conn | Football | The Guardian

Manchester United’s preseason plans are on hold because of coronavirus, sources have told ESPN. Man United preseason plans affected by coronavirus - sources

Ed Woodward has said the summer transfer window represents an “important opportunity” in Manchester United’s bid to build a trophy-winning squad. Manchester United’s ‘important’ transfer window in summer - Woodward

Brazilian legend Pele is depressed over his poor health and reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided, his son Edinho said. Pele depressed won't leave house over health issues - son

Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery has said that VAR would have stopped Barcelona’s 2017 Champions League comeback against the French club. VAR would have stopped Remontada Emery

Possible trial service to start in 2022. Premier League confirms plans for over-the-top streaming service - We Ain't Got No History

What’s on TV?

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

11:45 AM - Hamilton Academical v. Aberdeen - Scottish Premiership - B/R Live

5:00 PM - Santos Laguna v. Monterrey - Copa MX - Fox Deportes

7:00 PM - Tijuana v. Morelia - Copa MX - Fox Deportes