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Major Link Soccer: Nashville SC reached a stadium agreement

After one appeared to be reached but then a new mayor broke it off, Nashville SC has a new stadium deal that is fully privately financed.

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MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Louisville City vs Nashville SC Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Hardest schedules in MLS, the USLPA adds USL One players to their membership, Juventus’s manager is in a fight with the Italian Postal Service, and much more!


The revised deal eliminates taxpayer and budget burden for stadium construction while keeping in place the first Community Benefits Agreement in Tennessee. Mayor Cooper Reaches Deal with Nashville SC Ownership to Move Forward on Stadium Demolition to Begin Immediately While Community Benefits Remain Intact | Nashville SC

The USL recognized the USLPA as the collective bargaining body of USL Championship players in 2018, and will now do the same for League One USL League One players join USL Players Association, will negotiate CBA – The Athletic

You might remember Ash from the Zakuani & Friends Charity Matches Republic FC Sign Trialist Ashkanov Apollon to First Team Contract

Earlier this offseason, Real Salt Lake Technical Director Dan Egner made plain his view that players in the USL Championship were being undervalued by clubs in Major League Soccer. “I think it’s one of the biggest market inefficiencies in MLS,” MURRAY: Monarchs’ Rebuild Offers Fascinating Blueprint for Others

This balance has ebbed and flowed over the years, but Charles Boehm argues that the Western Conference will be stronger than the East in 2020. MLS 2020 season: Why the West will be best in the battle of the conferences | Charles Boehm |

If you wanted us to have the easiest schedule, we do not. 2020 Strength of Schedule Rankings: Who has the toughest schedule? |

Having Henry as manager is a big deal for a lot of players, especially ones that grew up watching him. FIFA Club World Cup - News - Piette: It’s surreal having Thierry Henry as our coach -


Establishing what exactly constitutes a ‘derby’ game can be a tricky business in soccer once you move past the obvious examples. Why Leicester City And Wolves Is A Rivalry In Name Only

Court documents revealed Manchester City tried to kill a UEFA investigation that could lead to a Champions League ban by claiming news media reports undermined the case. Manchester City Cited Media Leaks in Failed Bid to Avoid Ban - The New York Times

Fulham full-back Cyrus Christie criticises social media companies’ inaction on racist abuse. Cyrus Christie: Fulham defender criticises social media firms' inaction on racist abuse - BBC Sport

The former Bayern managers favour an earlier decision that would not only facilitate planning for the next season but also give clarity to current manager Hansi Flick. Former managers urge Bayern to hasten the coaching plan for next season - Bavarian Football Works

Italy’s postal service as released a strongly worded statement in response to Maurizio Sarri’s about pressure. Juventus boss Sarri criticised by postal service for 'pressure' comments

A man took a selfie taken with Zinedine Zidane just moments after the Real Madrid coach hit him with his car on Saturday. Real Madrid boss Zidane's selfie with man involved in car accident

A Celtic fan has been jailed for 10 months after punching three police horses before a Scottish Cup match. Celtic supporter jailed for 10 months after punching three police horses

Hertha Berlin refused to fall for Jurgen Klinsmann’s latest grift, so now he’s off to find another victim. Jurgen Klinsmann ditched Hertha Berlin after botching his latest scam -

The Confederation of African Football has profound financial and governance issues, auditors say. African football body Caf in disarray, audit reveals - BBC Sport

Odion Ighalo is kept away from Manchester United’s training ground as a precautionary measure to guard against the potential risk posed by coronavirus. Odion Ighalo kept away from Man Utd training ground - BBC Sport

Charlie Talbot, one of the bond’s organisers, said: ‘It is very likely the club will secure the remainder in commercial lending’ after £4m of the initial £5m target was raised AFC Wimbledon fans raise over £4m to keep Plough Lane return alive | Football | The Guardian

Eastbourne Town are like any other club in the ninth tier of English football. Their fans, however, are a bit different. How ultras fan culture took hold at Eastbourne Town | Football | The Guardian

Head of women’s football Nadine Kessler says grassroots initiative Playmakers can empower youngsters, with an assist from The Incredibles’ Elastigirl. Uefa hopes Disney magic can help inspire more young girls into football | Football | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

11:30 AM - Borussia Dortmund v. Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga - FS2

11:45 AM - Hull City v. Swansea City - EFL Championship - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Partick Thistle v. Raith Rovers - Scottish Challenge Cup - B/R Live

12:00 PM - Wolves v. Leicester City - Premier League - NBCSN

1:40 PM - Cruz Azul v. Santos Laguna - Liga MX Femenil - TUDN

7:00 PM - Morelia v. Tijuana - Liga MX - TUDN

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