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The young FC Dallas striker has apparently asked out of Texas

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Seattle

It’s over, and it’s incredibly confusing to try and understand how we got here. Nick Rolovich did this to himself - CougCenter

MLS

Crunch time has officially arrived around the 2021 MLS season following Week 30, with plenty left to be decided in each conference’s Audi MLS Cup Playoff race during this final sprint. 27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 30 | MLSSoccer.com

Rising USMNT star Ricardo Pepi has submitted a transfer request to FC Dallas, 90min sources confirm. Ricardo Pepi submits transfer request to FC Dallas | MLS

Landon Donovan has withdrawn his name for consideration for the vacant managerial post at Real Salt Lake, sources have told ESPN. Donovan withdraws from consideration for Real Salt Lake manager job - sources

Former LAFC star Diego Rossi’s overseas venture is off to a roaring start, as the Uruguayan attacker added another goal to his tally for Turkish side Fenerbahce on Sunday. Diego Rossi making explosive start at Fenerbahce during loan from LAFC | MLSSoccer.com

15-year-old Delgado was involved in a physical alteration that resulted in a police report. Real Monarchs file police report on behalf of Fernando Delgado - RSL Soapbox

A gritty performance from the Caps earned them a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City Sunday night, with some individual moments of brilliance from Ryan Gaud and Russell Teibert. Moments of magic, gritty defense seal three points for Whitecaps over Sporting Kansas City - Eighty Six Forever

After a double game week of MLS action, the power rankings are back to break down the latest results and projected standings. Week 30 MLS Power Rankings - Broadway Sports Media

WoSo

Despite a strong start to the season, the Orlando Pride are out of the playoff picture after four straight losses. 2021 Season the Most Disappointing in Orlando Pride History - The Mane Land

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) named 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup chief executive Marla Messing as its interim CEO on Monday. National Women's Soccer League names Maria Messing interim CEO

Portland clinched a home playoff semifinal and Parsons became the winningest manager in NWSL regular season history. Thorns clinch second-ever NWSL Shield with 1-0 victory in Houston - Stumptown Footy

Messing comes to NWSL after serving as CEO of United States Tennis Association Southern California from 2019 to 2021. NWSL appoints Marla Messing as interim CEO - The Athletic

Captain Katie McCabe says it’s important the Ireland squad talk about the NWSL scandal and allegations that ‘shocked the world’ this week. 'It is quite raw given we have two current players that have been coached under the accused'

Canada’s Desiree Scott and the rest of the Olympic gold-medal gang is getting back together this week for a “Celebration Tour,” convening ahead of friendlies against New Zealand in Ottawa on Saturday at TD Place and Oct. 27 in Montreal. Winning Tokyo Olympic gold ‘still settling in’ with Canada’s soccer women | CBC Sports

Former Matilda Lisa De Vanna’s allegations of harassment and abuse raise questions about the complex culture of Australian women’s football and the undercurrent of homophobia in the broader game, writes Samantha Lewis. Lisa De Vanna’s allegations highlight tensions in Australia’s complex football culture - ABC News

After allegations of abuse in women’s football surfaced in recent weeks in the US, Venezuela and Australia, the sport’s world governing body FIFA fears they could be the “tip of the iceberg.” FIFA fears recent abuse cases in women’s football are just ‘tip of the iceberg’ - CNN

FIFA announced that consultations will be held with clubs, leagues and member associations “to take informed ideas to a broader audience.” FIFA assemble advisory board to develop women’s football

Australian football referee Joanna Charaktis just wanted to help her friend escape Afghanistan. What followed was a story of close calls, emotional reunions and a community rallying together to change lives, writes Samantha Lewis. How women in Australia’s football community helped Afghan female footballers get out of Kabul - ABC News

USA

Some things to build on; some to never ever do again. October USMNT Stock Up/Stock Down - Stars and Stripes FC

Premier League rights decided soon. MLS the domino to fall after that. SBJ Media: Fox set to grab UEFA European Championships

Prior to joining the Federation, Kevins worked as an assistant coach with the NWSL’s Seattle Reign for a season and a half while also serving as Technical Director for the Reign Academy. Tracey Kevins Named Head Coach of U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team; Gonzalo Segares Named Head Coach of U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team

World

England are ordered to play one match behind closed doors as a punishment for the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the European Championship final. England given one-match stadium ban following unrest at Euro 2020 final - BBC Sport

A doctor describes the moment he went to the aid of an elderly Newcastle United supporter who collapsed near him. Newcastle v Tottenham: Doctor describes how he helped save fan's life - BBC Sport

Police are investigating an alleged racist gesture made by a person to Tottenham fans during Sunday’s Premier League game at Newcastle United. Newcastle United: Police investigate alleged racist gesture at match against Tottenham - BBC Sport

National men’s team managers get the chance to tell Arsene Wenger what they think about his World Cup plans. World Cup: International managers to discuss plans for biennial tournament - BBC Sport

Premier League clubs voted through legislation designed to prevent the Saudi owners from striking lucrative sponsorship deals. Premier League clubs vote to block Newcastle sponsorship deals at emergency meeting | Newcastle United | The Guardian

Trial into second charge due to take place this week after death of Emiliano Sala in January 2019. Man admits to charge over death of footballer in Cardiff flight crash | UK news | The Guardian

The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Scottish Premiership side Livingston but will be taking a break from football. Norwich goalkeeper Dan Barden diagnosed with testicular cancer | Soccer | The Guardian

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has highlighted the advantages of having a World Cup every two years for men and women. FIFA president Gianni Infantino highlights 'advantages' of biennial World Cup

Police fired shots into the air at the end of a regional football game on Sunday in Portugal to stop a fight between the teams and fans. Police fire shots as Portuguese game descends into chaos, fighting

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