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Major Link Soccer: Napoli say Kalidou Koulibaly can leave

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The top defender has been chased by the two Manchester clubs heavily in past years.

SSC Napoli, Aquila, Castel Di Sangro - Pre-Season Tournament Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Welcome to Friday, a day full of Nations League soccer, okay well a lunch time full of it. A great Jess Fishlock interview is up. T2 is bad, I mean really bad, so you can bask in the glory of that. And much more.

Seattle

Jess Fishlock discusses her loan to Reading, her thought-process behind it, returning to play after injury, and more. Jess Fishlock on Returning to the FA WSL, Reading, and Team GB | Our Game Magazine

The Welsh midfielder believes that simply by talkings about tactics and team news, not crowds or investment, the WSL can kick on even more. ‘Just talking about football will take the Women’s Super League to the next level’ – Reading’s Champions League-winning signing, Fishlock | Goal.com

The winger carried his lessons learned from the pitch at 19th and Tyler into performances in Orlando that showed more than just promise. Shandon Hopeau Headlines Defiance Alums Performances with First Team - We R Tacoma

MLS/USL

The only thing left really for T2 this season is to ensure it doesn’t end the season without a point, because official playoff elimination is right around the corner. Race for the Championship Playoffs – Everything You Need to Know

“A soccer team is different from a meat packing plant, it’s different from a pop-up, it’s not the Wienermobile. If a soccer team is going to succeed it has to be a part of the community.” Real Salt Lake’s path forward: A GW professor talks Utah’s soccer community - RSL Soapbox

WoSo

While a few white players have spoken up, the vast majority of them are failing their Black teammates by staying silent in public. White NWSL players’ silence is failing their Black teammates - All For XI

The Chicago Red Stars defender’s initiative launched this week. Sarah Gorden’s nonprofit HoodSpace focused on creating space for girls of color to prioritize mental health - Chicago Sun-Times

A quick interview with the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup Future Legend award recipient. Washington Spirit’s Ashley Sanchez on her NWSL experience so far - Black And Red United

The FA has announced that England’s men’s and women’s international teams are receiving equal pay. England men's and women's teams receive equal pay, FA announces | Sky Sports

With only about a quarter of this summer’s WSL signings being English, will the division’s global growth help or hinder the national team? Women's Super League: Foreign stars raise bar but will English youngsters suffer? - BBC Sport

USA

Fare is an anti-discrimination and social inclusion network that counters inequality and exclusion in football through co-ordinated action and common efforts. Fare is active in 40+ countries. Fare report on representation of Women, Black and Latinx individuals in US Soccer - Fare network

Concacaf World Cup qualifying might have to wait until March 2021, as the confederation continues to plan its future calendar amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Concacaf president Victor Montagliani: Concacaf World Cup Qualifying unlikely to start until next March | MLSsoccer.com

World

Three more PSG players tested positive for the coronavirus, taking the number so far to six and throwing the club’s start to the season into chaos. Paris Saint-Germain announce three new COVID positives

The central defender has been a target for a host of top European clubs in recent seasons, with City and rivals Manchester United among them. Man United, Man City target Koulibaly can leave - Napoli president

Premier League clubs hold positive talks about the prospect of additional matches being televised. Premier League clubs consider more matches being televised - BBC Sport

The Premier League has terminated its lucrative TV rights contract in China two years early for unpaid money owed under the deal. Premier League cancels £564m Chinese TV contract in blow to clubs' finances | Premier League | The Guardian

What’s on TV?

9:00 AM - Lithuania v. Kazakhstan - UEFA Nations League - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Belarus v. Albania - UEFA Nations League - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Italy v. Bosnia & Herzegovina - UEFA Nations League - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Netherlands v. Poland - UEFA Nations League - TUDN, ESPN+

11:45 AM - Norway v. Austria - UEFA Nations League - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Romania v. Northern Ireland - UEFA Nations League - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Scotland v. Israel - UEFA Nations League - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Slovakia v. Czech Republic - UEFA Nations League - ESPN+

2:00 PM - Cruz Azul v. Monterrey - Liga MX Femenil - TUDN

4:00 PM - New England II v. Forward Madison - USL League One - ESPN+

5:00 PM - Saint Louis FC v. Sporting KC II - USL Championship - ESPN+

5:00 PM - Tormenta v. Greenville Triumph - USL League One - ESPN+

5:30 PM - Necaxa v. Leon - Liga MX - TUDN

7:00 PM - Real Monarchs v. Tacoma Defiance - USL Championship - ESPN+

7:06 PM - Tijuana (Xolos) v. Monterrey - Liga MX - FS1

7:30 PM - Juarez v. Santos Laguna - Liga MX - TUDN