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Solskjaer seems set to be out of a job after a 5-0 demolishing at home.

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Losing a soccer game sucks, no one likes it. What’s worse is losing in a game where your player was on the receiving end of a bonafide professional wrestling move. Now that might seem bad, but imagine the perpetrator didn’t even face a real punishment aside from a yellow card, and then an actual pro-wrestler posted on social media about how clearly that challenge deserved a red card, and then the league did a victory lap for getting that person’s attention. It’s pretty embarrassing. Anyway, other stuff happened, and Manchester United are probably in need of a new manager.

Seattle/Tacoma

Seattle Sounders midfielder Jordy Delem channels upbeat attitude as he recovers from long-term injury. "I can only get better": Jordy Delem focusing on positivity to come back stronger from ACL injury | Seattle Sounders

A wet and windy Sunday afternoon game saw Tacoma persevere and pull to within one point of a playoff spot going into their last regular season game. Matchday Report: Tacoma Downs Los Dos, Remains Alive in Playoff Race

UW’s first loss did come in their 13th game of the season, falling to Oregon State in a game where the Huskies had two players sent off. They’re still one of the best teams in the league, even if they’re not unbeaten any more. UW men’s soccer is undefeated and No. 1 in the country. Here’s how the unheralded Huskies have done it. | The Seattle Times

MLS/USL

Houston can keep their grubby, little hands off of Craig Waibel. They’re more than welcome to take either of their frontrunners, though. Sources: Dennis te Kloese, Pat Onstad frontrunners in Houston Dynamo GM search | MLSSoccer.com

You’ve probably never made this big of a mistake at work, which is hopefully something to make you feel a little bit better on this Monday. The Miami FC vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds Match to be Replayed on Oct. 27, Starting from 67th Minute

NWSL/WoSo

There’s a worrying sense that this league, which undergirds the stellar US national team and the best system of women’s soccer in the world, may be less a powerhouse than a house of cards. Is professional women's soccer an oxymoron? A blueprint to make sure it's not | TheHill

A lot of love for MVP Jess Fishlock here. The 2021 NWSL MVP might not go to the golden boot winner; here are three candidates that deserve consideration - CBSSports.com

The national team brought up both the current/ongoing wave of allegations from NWSL in the last 18 months, as well as Bob Birarda, the former Whitecaps and Canada U-20 coach currently facing nine sex-related charges. Women’s national team calls on Canada Soccer to stand against ‘culture of abuse’ - TSN.ca

The NWSL is reeling from a scandal involving multiple coaches and alleged abusive behavior toward players, and it’s refocused attention on a familiar problem: female athletes experiencing abuse. Women's NWSL pro soccer players the latest to deal with alleged abuse : NPR

Bixby is something of a porto-homegrown player, so can NWSL teams replicate her path to the Portland starting spot? What American women’s soccer can learn from the development of Portland Thorns goalkeeper Bella Bixby – The Athletic

JWS dug into all of the possible playoff permutations so that you don’t have to. NWSL playoff scenarios: Race heats up as season enters final week – JWS

Support for NWSL players - and players around the world facing similar issues - Lionesses show support for NWSL players at Wembley Stadium – JWS

USA

The USWNT has no vaccine mandate for players on the senior team and no separate mask mandate for unvaccinated players. USWNT roster 95 percent vaccinated against COVID-19 – JWS

USWNT defender Becky Sauerbrunn described the last several weeks, in which allegations have roiled the NWSL, as “heavy” and “really tough.” U.S.'s Sauerbrunn: 'Heavy' days among Portland Thorns squad after NWSL fallout

The game might not have been good, but Sophia Smith was no less great. Sophia Smith injects some life into the USWNT’s draw against Korea Republic - All For XI

World

The former Liverpool defender reflects on his time at the club and how he could return one day – as Steven Gerrard’s assistant. Djimi Traoré: ‘I’m not ashamed of my own goal – it is part of my story’ | Liverpool | The Guardian

If Vancouver is to become one of the host cities of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the BC provincial government will need to step up its efforts. BC government's push on FIFA 2026 World Cup Vancouver draws near | Offside

Mo Salah is the best player in the world, and he should win the Ballon d’Or. Digging Deeper Into Liverpool’s Utter Domination Of Manchester United - The Liverpool Offside

Bedtime for Bonzo is way sadder than I remember it being. Liverpool humiliation should be the death knell for Solskjaer's reign – The Athletic

At long last the case is coming to a close. Inside the Valbuena and Benzema trial: The sex tape, missing watches, undercover cop and Louis Vuitton cushion – The Athletic

Tommy Tactics is feeling good, while Josh Sargent seems set to have a pretty short first stint in the Premier League. Tuchel very happy with all-in intensity, effort, performance as Chelsea dominate Norwich City, 7-0 - We Ain't Got No History

What’s on TV today?

12:00 PM - Getafe vs. Celta Vigo (La Liga) - ESPN+

3:00 PM - River Plate vs. Argentinos Juniors (Primera División) - Paramount+

4:00 PM - Atlético Goianiense vs. Grêmio (Brasileirão) - Paramount+

5:30 PM - Palmeiras vs. Sporting Recife (Brasileirão) - Paramount+