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Die Mannschaft become the first team to officially claim their spot at the Qatar World Cup.

North Macedonia v Germany - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images

Seattle

Following a scoreless opening 45 minutes, it would be hard to imagine what unfolded in the second half for the No. 2 Washington men’s soccer team against Cal. Four-goal second half leads Huskies past Golden Bears for 11th straight win | Men's Soccer | dailyuw.com

Washington Battles In Tough Loss To No. 14 Stanford - University of Washington Athletics

Federal Way native Kelyn Rowe puts in another excellent performance as Sounders clinch spot in postseason. Kelyn Rowe builds on fantastic first season as a Sounder with monster performance against Vancouver Whitecaps | Seattle Sounders

A great fan post objectively showing why Roldan deserving more USMNT playing time. “I, like many have been deeply frustrated by the highly subjective (and often rude) assessments of player’s performance by fans of the USMNT...” Roldan Deserves More Time with the USMNT - Sounder At Heart

MLS/USL

D.C. United players took to Twitter to offer support for the Washington Spirit and all NWSL players as that league endures ongoing allegations of toxic team cultures. D.C. United players pledge 'to be an ally" for Washington Spirit, NWSL | RSN

Inter Miami coach Phil Neville wants a “massive investigation” into MLS referees following his side’s 1-0 defeat at New York Red Bulls on Sunday. Inter Miami's Phil Neville wants MLS investigation into referees: 'We got cheated'

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Major League Soccer is honoring and celebrating the importance of Native American heritage. Continue reading to learn more about Indigenous Peoples’ Day and how you can help Indigenous people every day. Major League Soccer celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day | MLSSoccer.com

NWSL

Dash forward starred in win over Portland but didn’t get her regular post-match call. Rachel Daly tries to focus on games after father's death, NWSL turmoil

Arsenal and Chelsea are enjoying the view at first and second on the Women’s Super League table after three rivals dropped points in the season’s fifth week. WSL wrap: Arsenal, Chelsea win; Solidarity shown with NWSL players

USA

Real quick: there were no positives from this US men’s national team performance, a 1-0 loss at Panama in which they failed to put a shot on target and never, save for a two-minute stretch just after halftime, matched the hosts’ intensity. Positives & negatives from the USMNT loss at Panama – and what to expect vs. Costa Rica | MLSSoccer.com

The international window closes with two regional powers searching for answers. CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: Scouting Costa Rica - Stars and Stripes FC

The darkest timeline rears its ugly head once more as the US fails to put a single shot on target. 2022 World Cup Qualifying: Panama 1-0 USA - A pathetic performance all around - Stars and Stripes FC

United States coach Gregg Berhalter took full responsibility for his lineup choices following a 1-0 defeat to Panama in World Cup qualifying. U.S. shocked by Panama: Berhalter takes blame for selection gamble

World

Thibaut Courtois accuses football governing bodies of prioritising money over the welfare of players, who he feels are being treated like “robots”. 'Uefa cares about money not players', says Thibaut Courtois - BBC Sport

Andrew Watson was a trailblazer who helped shape how football is played today. For decades he was lost to history. Andrew Watson: The ‘most influential’ black footballer for decades lost to history - BBC Sport

Australia women say they are “hurt by what has occurred” after former players alleged a culture of sexual harassment within the team, but defended the current Matildas set-up. Australia women defend culture after abuse allegations - BBC Sport

To mark National Coming Out Day, EFL referee James Adcock speaks publicly for the first time about his sexuality. James Adcock: Referee shares his story on National Coming Out Day - BBC Sport

The administrators of Derby County have lodged an appeal against their 12-point deduction, the English Football League said on Monday. Derby County administrators appeal to EFL against 12-point deduction | Derby County | The Guardian

The former England winger John Barnes discusses silent pillars of prejudice and why there aren’t more black football managers. John Barnes on racism and society: ‘There are invisible banana skins’ | Soccer | The Guardian

The Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has again been refused bail ahead of his trial accused of raping two women and sexually assaulting a third. Benjamin Mendy refused bail again over rape accusations | Manchester City | The Guardian

Manchester City and England left-back Demi Stokes has stressed the need for players to continue taking the knee, saying they are ‘sick of being racially abused’. Footballers ‘sick’ of racial abuse and should keep taking knee, says Demi Stokes | Manchester City Women | The Guardian

The league’s chief executive says football must do more to protect the planet and outlines an initiative to help clubs. Why we at the EFL are launching a scheme to fight the climate crisis | Football League | The Guardian

The Norwegian helped FC Barcelona record a 3-0 win away in Madrid and keep their place at the top of the league. Atlético Madrid unable to stop an irrepressible Caroline Graham Hansen - All For XI

Germany beat North Macedonia 4-0 and cruised to the top spot with two matches remaining. Germany qualify for the 2022 World Cup with win in North Macedonia

Newcastle part-owner Amanda Staveley meets Steve Bruce at the club training ground on Monday with the manager’s future still unclear. Newcastle United: Amanda Staveley meets Steve Bruce with manager's future unclear after £305m takeover - BBC Sport

What’s on TV?

6:00 AM - Various CAF World Cup Qualifiers - ESPN+

6:30 AM - Iran v. Korea Republic - AFC World Cup Qualifiers - Paramount+

7:00 AM - Kazakhstan v. Finland - UEFA World Cup Qualifiers - ESPN+

9:00 AM - Various CAF World Cup Qualifiers - ESPN+

9:00 AM - Various AFC World Cup Qualifiers - Paramount+

9:45 AM - UAE v. Iraq - AFC World Cup Qualifiers - Paramount+

10:00 AM - Saudi Arabia v. China - AFC World Cup Qualifiers - Paramount+

11:45 AM - Denmark v. Austria - UEFA World Cup Qualifiers - ESPN2

11:45 AM - Portugal v. Luxembourg - UEFA World Cup Qualifiers - TUDN, UniMas, ESPN+

11:45 AM - Various UEFA World Cup Qualifiers - ESPN+

11:45 AM - Ireland v. Qatar - International Friendly - ESPN+

12:00 PM - Guinea v. Morocco - CAF World Cup Qualifiers - ESPN+

2:00 PM - New England II v. Forward Madison - USL League One - ESPN+

3:00 PM - RB Bragantino v. Atlético Goianiense - Brasileirão - Paramount+

5:30 PM - Bahia v. Palmeiras - Brasileirão - Paramount+

6:00 PM - FC Edmonton v. Atlético Ottawa - Canadian Premier League - FS2

Various Men’s and Women’s college soccer on ESPN+ and BTN from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.