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Sam Kerr’s side continues to refuse to lose.

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Seattle

The Seattle Mariners today announced that Michael Huie, who has served the last five years as head groundskeeper for the Tacoma Rainiers [and Tacoma Defiance], has been named Assistant Groundskeeper. Mariners name Michael Huie assistant groundskeeper

MLS/USL

Oalex scored twice and drew two penalties in his six appearances in 2020. Oalex Anderson Back with the Kickers in 2021

Inspired by Jordan Morris’ loan move, Sam Jones ranks the most valuable homegrown players in MLS history. Most valuable MLS Homegrowns of all-time ranked by tier | J. Sam Jones | MLSsoccer.com

Austin FC’s secondary look is official. Coined the “Legends Jersey” ahead of their 2021 entry to Major League Soccer, the jersey has a white base with bright verde accents and supporter-created features. Austin FC unveil 'Legends Jersey' for 2021 MLS season as secondary kit | MLSsoccer.com

There are only a few days left in the European transfer window as (most) countries see their deadline day arrive Feb. 1, but that doesn’t mean business still can’t get done. Six MLS players who could still move to Europe before deadline day | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com

MLS has issued a memo to its teams and league staff instructing them to prepare for a work stoppage. MLS memo advises teams, staff to prepare for lockout

World

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has defended himself against accusations he aimed racist comments at Romelu Lukaku during Tuesday’s Coppa Italia quarterfinal. Ibrahimovic speaks out over Lukaku row: 'In Zlatan's world there is no place for racism'

Jose Mourinho has urged officials to clamp down on Jurgen Klopp if necessary when Tottenham Hotspur host Liverpool on Thursday. Tottenham's Mourinho: Other managers aren't punished like me

Turin’s mayor and four others were convicted and sentenced in connection with a stampede during a public viewing of the 2017 Champions League final. Turin mayor sentenced for role in Juventus viewing party stampede

Although the draw didn’t really excite fans, Thomas Tuchel believes he has seen enough from his Chelsea players to leave him feeling positive about the future. Thomas Tuchel: New Chelsea boss sees positives despite Wolves draw - BBC Sport

Fyodor Cherenkov was an outstanding talent, a football hero in the Soviet Union. He also suffered terribly with mental illness. Fyodor Cherenkov: The Soviet football genius the world never got to see - BBC Sport

The IOC’s Thomas Bach has said they are confident the Tokyo Olympics will take place as planned while Uefa’s Aleksander Ceferin is optimistic Covid will be under control and allow Euro 2020 to be played. Olympic and Euro 2020 chiefs confident events will go ahead this year | Sport | The Guardian

Chelsea made it 32 games unbeaten as goals from Sam Kerr, Beth England, Pernille Harder and Magdalena Eriksson gave them a 4-0 win and sent them to the top of the Women’s Super League. Chelsea set WSL unbeaten run record with comfortable win at Aston Villa | Women's Super League | The Guardian

Plus: late-finishing matches in the UK, first-game attendances that have never been broken and more The football team who were promoted after no one wanted to play them | The Knowledge | Football | The Guardian

Every year in the CONMEBOL Libertadores, dozens of matches take place in hallowed Cathedrals of football. Simply the name of the tournament alone evokes images of passionate fans, jumping, waving banners, singing in iconic venues. With no fans in stands, Libertadores stadiums themselves take center stage - CONMEBOL Libertadores

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