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More fallout at RSL, FIFA could face US anti-trust lawsuit

Chelsea FC Women Unveil New Signing Pernille Harder Photo by Harriet Lander - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Puget Sound

The Midpoint of Defiance - We R Tacoma

MLS / USL

When’s the last time you’ve seen a team pass the ball on a penalty kick? Toronto FC botch penalty kick after passing the PK: Here's why it didn't count | MLSsoccer.com

Carroll is reported to have led a culture of sexism and belittling behavior. RSL CBO Andy Carroll taking leave of absence, sources say - RSL Soapbox

Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals employees experienced an environment rife with sexist behavior from the club’s owner and chief business officer. Employees describe a Utah Soccer culture turned toxic under Hansen, Carroll – The Athletic ($)

Columbus Crew SC offered another tantalizing glimpse of their new stadium during a “virtual town hall” update on Tuesday. Columbus Crew reveal new stadium updates and share plans for intimidating and unique venue | MLSsoccer.com

After traveling to Denmark for the birth of his first child in July, the club and player mutually agreed to find a suitable loan option in his native country. ORANGE COUNTY SC LOANS THOMAS ENEVOLDSEN TO HORBRO IK

NWSL / women’s soccer

The Dash continue making long-term moves to lock down their core. Rachel Daly, Shea Groom re-sign with Houston Dash through 2023 – Equalizer Soccer

The Denmark international scored 105 goals in 114 games for Wolfsburg. Chelsea Women sign Pernille Harder from Wolfsburg for world record fee | The Guardian

Chelsea continue to stockpile big talents. Chelsea FCW plot world domination, sign Pernille Harder - We Ain’t Got No History

Two of the biggest women’s soccer leagues in the world will get major exposure from U.S. networks this weekend. Women’s soccer leagues make big TV splash: NWSL with CBS, England’s FAWSL with NBC Sports | Philadelphia Inquirer

Chinese legend Sun Wen, overseeing the competition as the vice-president of the CFA, talks about the growth of the women’s game in her homeland. Sun Wen: Women’s game in China showing football’s spirit - FIFA.com

World soccer

The U.S. Justice Department told FIFA of its concerns as a lawsuit brought by an American sports promoter challenges regulations on where regular-season games involving overseas soccer clubs can be played. FIFA Is Warned That Banning Top Games in U.S. May Breach Antitrust Laws - The New York Times

It was not the happy homecoming both sides had hoped for. Penarol sack head coach and former Man Utd forward Diego Forlan after 11 games - BBC Sport

The Manchester City defender says he made “bad decisions” when he broke coronavirus lockdown guidelines twice earlier this year. ‘I made bad decisions’ over lockdown breaches, says England full back Kyle Walker - BBC Sport

Manchester United forward plans to build on his successful campaign for free school meals. Marcus Rashford takes aim at child food poverty with new taskforce | The Guardian

Spain are set to be without Wolves winger Adama Traore for their upcoming Nations League matches after he tested positive for coronavirus. Wolves winger Adama Traore tests positive for coronavirus while on Spain duty - BBC Sport

Hector Bellerin has partnered up with One Tree Planted to fund a reforestation project in the Amazon. Here, he explains why the issue is so important to him. Why Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin Is Planting 58,617 Trees In The Amazon: ‘It’s The Earth’s Lung’

The Spain defender has three years left on his contract, and three suitors interested in his services. Paris Saint-Germain make £25m offer for Arsenal’s Héctor Bellerín | The Guardian

Non-league Leicester Nirvana say their FA Cup preparations have been disrupted because teams don’t want to play them for “Covid-19 reasons”. FA Cup qualifying: How the coronavirus pandemic has impacted non-league clubs - BBC Sport

RB Leipzig become the first Bundesliga club to be given the green light to allow some fans back in their stadium next month. RB Leipzig given approval for 8,500 fans to return - BBC Sport

Culture

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms will be a Magic: The Gathering standard-legal series set in D&D’s the Forgotten Realms. Magic: The Gathering is coming to D&D’s the Forgotten Realms

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