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Major Link Soccer: Dortmund and Manchester United far apart on Sancho transfer

Louisville breaks ground on a shiny new training facility, coronavirus hits Liverpool.

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Sacramento Republic FC home games are quiet these days with no fans in the stands due to coronavirus, but new captain Drew Skundrich is learning to be a vocal leader. Republic FC captain Drew Skundrich gets loud in quiet season | The Sacramento Bee

NWSL / Women’s soccer

The NWSL and USL Championship organization opened their SSS in 2020 and will add a fully controlled training facility in 2021. Racing Louisville FC ‘setting the benchmark’ with new training facility

The coach had been suspended for several weeks and is reportedly now permanently out after allegations of inappropriate behavior. Report: Craig Harrington out as Utah Royals FC Head Coach - RSL Soapbox

Birmingham’s manager, Carla Ward, has expressed her frustration at her team being given only two clear days between their FA Cup quarter-final and semi-final. Birmingham dismayed by ‘ridiculous’ gap between Women’s FA Cup ties | The Guardian

The French champions had to work for their win but win they did all the same, and other updates from D1F. Olympique Lyonnais find a way past FCGB - All For XI

US Soccer

EA Sports isn’t buying the hype. FIFA 21: 13 USMNT players receive gold ratings - Stars and Stripes FC

World Soccer

Borussia Dortmund have set their floor 25% higher than what Manchester United have offered thus far. Dortmund tell Manchester United €90m is nowhere near enough for Jadon Sancho | The Guardian

Manchester City have signed the former Benfica defender on a six-year deal for about £65m. Manchester City sign Dias on six-year deal - BBC Sport

Fulham boss Scott Parker says Tony Khan’s Twitter apology for the performance in Monday’s 3-0 defeat by Aston Villa was “not helpful”. Scott Parker ‘disappointed’ by Tony Khan apology after loss - BBC Sport

The Premier League is to pay for Covid-19 testing for EFL opponents in Cup competitions, starting with the Carabao Cup quarter-finals next week. Premier League to pay for compulsory Covid tests for EFL opponents in cups | The Guardian

Why would English football’s elite worry about propping up a system they have spent years actively seeking to obliterate? Premier League clubs won’t care if EFL teams go under | The Guardian

Spurs edge Chelsea 5-4 on kicks from the spot. Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea: Spurs win on penalties to advance to Carabao Cup quarterfinals - Cartilage Free Captain

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. Liverpool midfielder self-isolating after positive coronavirus test - BBC Sport

After the FA board reportedly initially blocked moves to improve diversity, a review will now go forward. Review of FA board diversity to take place over next nine months - BBC Sport

What’s on TV?

9:00 AM: Benevento vs. Internazionale (Serie A) — ESPN+

9:00 AM: Udinese vs. Spezia (Serie A) — ESPN+

9:30 AM: Newport County vs. Newcastle United (League Cup) — ESPN+

11:00 AM: Burnley vs. Manchester City (League Cup) — ESPN+

11:30 AM: Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund (DFL Supercup) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Manchester United (League Cup) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Everton vs. West Ham United (League Cup) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Lazio vs. Atalanta (Serie A) — ESPN+

12:00 PM: PAOK vs. Krasnodar (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision / CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Midtjylland vs. Slavia Praha (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Salzburg vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN / CBS All Access

4:00 PM: North Carolina FC vs. Charlotte Independence (USL Championship) — ESPN+

4:00 PM: Indy Eleven vs. Sporting KC II (USL Championship) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Miami FC. vs Charleston Battery (USL Championship) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: Philadelphia Union II vs. Hartford Athletic (USL Championship) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: FC Tulsa vs. OKC Energy (USL Championship) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Fort Lauderdale vs. Union Omaha (USL League One) — ESPN+

5:06 PM: Tijuana vs. Juarez (Liga MX) — FS2

6:00 PM: Colorado Springs vs. El Paso Locomotive (USL Championship) — ESPN+

6:00 PM: Rio Grande Valley vs. Austin Bold (USL Championship) — ESPN+

6:30 PM: Real Monarchs vs. New Mexico United (USL Championship) — ESPN+

6:30 PM: Reno 1868 vs. Las Vegas Lights (USL Championship) — ESPN App

7:00 PM: San Diego Loyal vs. Phoenix Rising (USL Championship) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: Tacoma Defiance vs. Sacramento Republic (USL Championship) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: LA Galaxy II vs. Orange County SC (USL Championship) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: Portland Thorns vs. OL Reign (NWSL Fall Series) — Twitch

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