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Major Link Soccer: What is the new handball rule?

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The new rule is causing headaches in Europe and has gotten more strict in England.

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New head coach for the Maltidas, the USMNT will play Canada in the Gold Cup again, Mainz fire their coach after a player strike, and much more.

Northwest

The Seattle Sounders have taken over the position from LAFC, per the latest FiveThirtyEight projections. FiveThirtyEight tabs Seattle Sounders favorites to win MLS Cup (again) | MLSsoccer.com

Your least favorite sports teams will almost certainly show up on the show. Bravo's Top Chef Season 18 Location Revealed | The Daily Dish

MLS

The Vancouver Whitecaps are once again in turmoil. They made a big splash in the offseason, breaking their record transfer fee for Lucas “El Tanque” Cavallini. Did Replacing Fredy Montero with Lucas Cavallini Make any Difference? - Eighty Six Forever

Defiance up to 28. They face #3 and #10 to end the year. USL Championship Power Rankings – Week 14

As of September 28, one additional player and seven staff members have now received confirmed positive tests. Rapids confirm 8 more positive COVID-19 cases - Burgundy Wave

Week 14 is now in the books. Ten or fewer games left for everybody. This is the stretch run. And away we go... Armchair Analyst: RBNY find their range, LAFC flame out & more from Week 14 | MLSsoccer.com

Week 14 was jam-packed with action all around MLS, including some results that probably caught us all by surprise. Here’s one takeaway for each MLS team as we look ahead to the next slate of games. 26 takeaways on every MLS team after Week 14 | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com

The USL Championship tonight announced that North Carolina FC and the New York Red Bulls II have agreed to a neutral site game in place of two separately cancelled fixtures against Loudoun United FC. North Carolina FC to face New York Red Bulls II at City Stadium

USA

Sources close to the discussions suggest the 47-year-old has agreed to a four-year deal with FFA to coach the Matildas. The Matildas will go to a home World Cup without an Australian in charge with FFA set to appoint former USA assistant, Tony Gustavsson as the next coach.

We once again do battle with our northern neighbors. USMNT learns Gold Cup draw - Stars and Stripes FC

World

Jurgen Klopp hit back at former Man Utd captain Roy Keane after the pundit described Liverpool’s defending in a 3-1 win over Arsenal as “sloppy.” Jurgen Klopp bristles at Roy Keane's 'sloppy' Liverpool jab

Mainz have sacked coach Achim Beierlorzer after a turbulent week which included a players’ strike and a 4-1 defeat to VfB Stuttgart. Mainz sack manager after two Bundesliga matches following players strike

An explanation of the new handball rule introduced for the 2020-21 season. Q&A: What is the new handball rule? - BBC Sport

Fulham owner Tony Khan apologises to the club’s fans for their start to the season and promises to sign some new players. Fulham owner Tony Khan: 'I promise new players and better efforts' - BBC Sport

Fourteen players and staff members of Serie A side Genoa have now tested positive for Covid-19, the club confirms. Genoa: Covid-19 cases at Serie A club rise to 14 - BBC Sport

Premier League clubs will vote on Tuesday to decide how the season would be ended if it cannot be completed because of Covid-19. Premier League clubs to vote on how to end season if coronavirus sees it cut short - BBC Sport

Newcastle drew 1-1 at Tottenham thanks to Callum Wilson’s injury-time penalty which was awarded after Eric Dier was penalised for handball from Andy Carroll’s header. 'It's a nonsense': Newcastle's Steve Bruce hits out at handball rule | Football | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

11:45 AM - Tottenham v. Chelsea - EFL League Cup - ESPN+

12:00 PM - Ferencvaros v. Molde - UEFA Champions League - CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Dynamo Kyiv v. KAA Gent - UEFA Champions League - Galavision, CBS All Access

12:00 PM - Omonia Nicosia v. Olympiakos - UEFA Champions League - TUDN, CBS All Access