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SOCCER: OCT 12 NWSL - Reign FC at Orlando Pride Photo by Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The NWSL Tournament took a hit with the Orlando Pride pulling out of the tournament, what else you should know about the tournament. An oral history of the win over Algeria in 2010, and what Premier league manager is in tax trouble. And we’ve even got a what’s on TV section!

Seattle

Other additions include the signing of Japanese international Yuka Momiki, former Birmingham City defender Adrienne Jordan and acquiring Alana Cook on a short-term deal, before she heads back to Paris Saint-Germain in the fall. NWSL Challenge Cup Team Preview: OL Reign – Equalizer Soccer

MLS

This is 100 percent serious content. Ronaldo, Messi, Bale top Darren Eales’ leaked transfer “target list” - Dirty South Soccer

Atlanta United’s Darren Eales said that the fact two players tested positive for the coronavirus is a sign that the league’s protocols work. Atlanta United president - Coronavirus cases are to be expected

WoSo

Before we talk tactics, an acknowledgment that so many things are more important than what’s happening on the field. NWSL Challenge Cup team previews: Introduction - All For XI

Last season’s surprise team wants to continue to establish its style of play despite the loss of Mallory Pugh. Washington Spirit expect to take a big step forward - All For XI

Six players and four staff tested positive, possibly ending any soccer for the Pride this year. Orlando Pride Withdraw from NWSL Challenge Cup Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests - The Mane Land

10 players and staff from the Pride have tested positive for COVID-19. Orlando Pride withdraw from Challenge Cup after positive COVID-19 tests - All For XI

Japan pulls out of race to host 2023 competition, leaving only Colombia and joint Australia-NZ bid in the running. Australia-New Zealand Women's World Cup bid boosted after Japan withdraws | Football | The Guardian

USA

On its 10th anniversary, Landon Donovan and his teammates relive his goal that beat Algeria and took the U.S. to the 2010 World Cup knockout rounds. Donovan's World Cup goal against Algeria: The oral history of the most famous moment in USMNT history

World

In the Premier League 35% of players are black but there is nowhere near that level in managerial or leadership positions. Taking a knee is important but football must do more on racial equality | Eni Aluko | Football | The Guardian

The value of the Bundesliga’s domestic TV rights has fallen by €200m in a post-pandemic deal worth €4.4bn. Bundesliga domestic TV rights fall by €200m in post-pandemic deal | Football | The Guardian

A potential breakthrough in Newcastle’s seemingly stalled £300m Saudi Arabian-led takeover emerged when the kingdom announced a major crackdown against platforms illegally streaming sporting events. Newcastle's stalled takeover boosted by piracy crackdown in Saudi Arabia | Football | The Guardian

Burnley Football Club strongly condemns the actions of those responsible for the aircraft and offensive banner that flew over The Etihad Stadium on Monday evening. Club Statement - News - Burnley Football Club

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted the injury that forced off Sergio Aguero against Burnley on Monday night “does not look good.” Manchester City's Pep Guardiola on Sergio Aguero injury - 'Doesn't look good'

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is accused by prosecutors in Madrid of avoiding 1m euros in taxes due for image rights revenue. Carlo Ancelotti: Everton manager accused of tax fraud by Madrid prosecutors - BBC Sport

Culture

Peter Jackson wrote a touching tribute to Ian Holm on his Facebook Page, discussing their world on Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Ian Holm dies: Peter Jackson pens tribute

Dungeon Scrawl is a free web app by UK student PortableTrain. This tool lets players create their own maps for tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. It provides powerful editing tools to create grid and isometric maps for RPG combat. Dungeon Scrawl helps tabletop players make quick and complex maps - Polygon

What’s on TV?

10:00 AM - Leicester City v. Brighton - Premier League - NBCSN, Peacock

10:30 AM - SPAL v. Cagliari - Serie A - ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+

10:30 AM - Hellas Verona v. Napoli - Serie A - ESPN+

12:15 PM - Tottenham v. West Ham United - Premier League - NBCSN, Peacock

12:45 PM - Genoa v. Parma - Serie A - ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+

12:45 PM - Torino v. Udinese - Serie A - ESPN+