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Major Link Soccer: New rumor, Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid

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After his move to Italy fell through, the striker is looking at La Liga “rivals”

FC Barcelona v Club Atletico de Madrid - Supercopa de Espana: Semi Final Photo by Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

More Luis Suarez news as he is no longer heading to Italy, get to know the Reign’s Leah Pruitt, former Reign defender Steph Catley’s new title as best left back in the world and what it means, and Roma is likely going to lose a match that they drew for an admin error.

Seattle

‘One Life’ by Megan Rapinoe: Soccer star Megan Rapinoe’s book publishes the Tuesday after the 2020 U.S. presidential election, but it’s teased as “a thoughtful and unapologetic discussion of social justice and politics.” Season’s readings: 12 books for your fall list | Books | heraldcourier.com

Like most people, OL Reign forward Leah Pruitt’s 2020 has not shaken out exactly the way she anticipated. Still, Pruitt is looking forward to the possibility of making her club debut in the NWSL Fall Series. Get to Know OL Reign Forward Leah Pruitt — OL REIGN: WE ARE THE BOLD

No team in Major League Soccer is more on form right now than the Seattle Sounders. Increased depth, competition for starting spots has Seattle Sounders firing on all cylinders during brilliant run of form | Seattle Sounders FC

The Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference has made headlines over the past few years for its ambitious goal to connect Portland to Seattle to Vancouver, B.C. Microsoft and Cascadia group unveil proposal to build economic hubs between big Pacific NW cities - GeekWire

MLS/USL

The Republic grabbed a late goal to prevent a loss but still disappointed with their draw against the Defiance. Republic Stoppage Time: Another disappointing result

Here are 26 takeaways on all 26 MLS teams, starting with Atlanta United. Another week, another low for Atlanta. 26 takeaways from around MLS after Week 12 | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com

Sadly, no Sounders. Armchair Analyst: 7 Homegrowns who could follow the trail blazed by Alphonso Davies & Tyler Adams | MLSsoccer.com

WoSo

Former OL Reign defender Steph Catley is now widely considered to be the world’s best left back, a title she inherited from US star Meghan Klingenberg. With that title comes serious responsibility. Matildas 'world's best left back' wants to fix Arsenal's weakness - FTBL | The home of football in Australia

There is so much to unpack with Sunday’s news surrounding Utah Royals FC. The Royal Watch: On Craig Harrington and mishandling of communication from the club - RSL Soapbox

The newly-launched Girls Academy is trying out a new concept in youth soccer: giving players a voice and a platform to lead. ‘I wonder what the players think’ - Girls Academy tries new youth soccer model - SoccerWire

USA

As A’ja Wilson stepped onto the practice court with the Las Vegas Aces, she felt numb, dissociated from the inbound plays and half-court sets she was participate in. The emotional fatigue of the WNBA bubble

World

“My message to those who love the game is simple: Whether you speak out or stay silent, show up and be a part of the movement.” Shaka Hislop: Why football is the ideal vehicle to drive the social justice message

AS Roma are set to have their opening-day 0-0 draw with Verona turned into a 3-0 defeat due to an administration error, sources have told ESPN. Sources: Admin error to turn Roma draw with Verona to loss

Flamengo’s Copa Libertadores match on Tuesday against Ecuador’s Barcelona will proceed, despite seven players testing positive for the coronavirus. Flamengo's Copa Libertadores match to go ahead despite COVID-19 outbreak

The Brazil women’s national team were playing in a training match in Rio de Janeiro when a parrot flew in to stop play. Brazil training paused after parrot lands on player Benites' head | ESPN

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand says the message behind ‘taking a knee’ has been lost after the club’s players were criticised for not making the gesture at the weekend. QPR's Les Ferdinand: Taking a knee message has been lost | Sky Sports

After his move to Italy fell through, Suarez appears to be moving on a free transfer within La Liga instead. Mundo Deportivo: Atlético strike deal with Luis Suárez - Into the Calderon

What’s on TV?

10:00 AM - Leyton Orient v. Tottenham - Carabao Cup - ESPN+ (might be delayed due to COVID)

12:00 PM - Krasnodar v. PAOK - UEFA Champions League - Galavision, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Slavia Praha v. Midtjylland - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Maccabi Tel Aviv v. RB Salzburg - UEFA Champions Leauge - TUDN, CBS All Access

12:15 PM - Luton Town v. Manchester United - Carabao Cup - ESPN+

3:00 PM - Mineros de Zacatecas v. Tepatitlan - Liga de Expansion MX - TUDN

4:00 PM - Mercer v. Georgia Southern - NCAA Men’s Soccer - ESPN+

5:05 PM - Correcaminos UAT v. Cimarrones de Sonora - Liga de Expansion MX - TUDN

6:00 PM - Austin Bold v. Sporting Kansas City II - USL Championship - ESPN+

7:05 PM - Dorados v. Cancun - Liga de Expansion MX - TUDN