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Major Link Soccer: Cristiano Ronaldo may have equaled the world goal scoring record

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It’s a question if the mark he tied is really the record or not

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Seattle

Washington’s phased approach to addressing the pandemic gets a reboot. Roadmap to Recovery Report

We’ve reached a pivotal moment for women’s soccer, former Reign goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer writes. We can’t afford for the next 20 years to progress as slowly as the last 20 did. What the Women’s Soccer Fight for Equal Pay Means to Me | Crooked Media

MLS

When a shaggy-haired, 18-year-old Kyle Beckerman first took the field as a professional on July 15, 2000, he shared a Miami Fusion locker room with World Cup veterans and rising youngsters that would make longstanding impacts in Major League Soccer for years to come. Beckerman Leaves Lasting Legacy As Cornerstone of RSL | Real Salt Lake

LAFC pick up former MLS Rookie of the Year. LAFC acquire Corey Baird in trade from Real Salt Lake - Angels on Parade

FC Dallas launches program to aid local Black and minority-owned businesses FC Dallas launch program to aid local Black and minority-owned businesses | MLSsoccer.com

Jackson Ragan down at 25th was once a touted Sounders HGP prospect. SBI’s 2021 MLS Mock Draft (Version 1.0) | SBI Soccer

Phil Neville has moved a step closer to becoming the new manager of the David Beckham-owned MLS club Inter Miami. Phil Neville set for David Beckham’s Inter Miami as FA prepare to announce England exit | Sport | The Times

WoSo

Reading midfielder Jess Fishlock says a bad week “has done a bit of damage” to the Women’s Super League. Jess Fishlock: WSL suffered 'bit of damage' due to negative headlines - BBC Sport

With less than a month to go until preseason, things are moving fast with the new old team. NWSL KC: What we’re watching - The Blue Testament

Lyon lead the race for USWNT prospect and former Stanford midfielder Catarina Macario, sources have told ESPN. Lyon lead the race for USWNT prospect Macario - sources

Upon her hiring, Priestman let it be known that she is aiming for Canada to improve upon its bronze medal showings at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Priestman, CanWNT face difficult decisions with Olympics on 2021 horizon – CanPL

The Canadian Soccer Association in (lack of) coordination with Canadian private sports business has failed to grow the women’s game in any significant way. They have barely played friendlies here, haven’t kept up with other countries as they improve at the senior national level. Canada’s shame - The 24th Minute

USA/Canada

New York Red Bulls defender Kyle Duncan has been added to the US U-23 roster for their January training camp while also confirming that a U-23 player has tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving at camp. US men's national team calls in senior team, U-23 roster for January 2021 camp | MLSsoccer.com

USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter and attacker Jordan Morris both expressed dismay at the chaos in the heart of the nation’s government last week. USMNT hope to be "positive light" for US after "horrific" Capitol riot | MLSsoccer.com

USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter called last Wednesday’s Capitol riot a “low point for us” and that “there’s a lot of room to improve as a country.” USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter: U.S. Capitol riot 'a low point for us'

Many Canadian semi-pro footballers are good enough to play professionally, but they are struggling with a lack of exposure on important sites. Canadian Semi-Pro Footballers Struggling due to Lack of Digital Exposure | LWOS

World

With footballers breaching coronavirus restrictions and attracting the attention of the government, BBC Sport asks whether football is on its final warning. Coronavirus: 'Patience wearing thin' with football after continued breaches of rules and protocols - BBC Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo is now the joint-top scorer of all time, say many reports, after the 759th goal of his career - but is that true? Cristiano Ronaldo: Has the Juventus forward equalled world goalscoring record? - BBC Sport

Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba is undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer, the Championship club has announced. Sol Bamba: Cardiff City defender being treated for cancer - BBC Sport

The president of the Haiti FA was once feted by Fifa, but a Guardian investigation led to him being handed a life ban over allegations of the sexual abuse of young female players. Ruler of the ranch: the rise and fall of Yves Jean-Bart, Haiti's king of football | Football | The Guardian

Nuno Espírito Santo fears lasting damage to football if the Premier League is forced to stop again. Nuno fears stopping football again would spark Super League | Football | The Guardian

Kazuyoshi Miura, the oldest scorer in Japanese professional football, is set to play on at 54 after extending his contract with Yokohama FC. Kazuyoshi Miura signs contract to play past 54th birthday in Japan's top flight | Football | The Guardian

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