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Major Link Soccer: Canada gets historic result at Estadio Azteca

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Jonathan Osorio scores as Canada ties Mexico at Azteca.

Mexico v Canada - Concacaf 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

MLS

To commemorate 150 years, Continental Tire is gifting $150,000 to the incredibly passionate fans of MLS, the Club Supporters Groups. Major League Soccer and Continental Tire Announce Multi-Year Partnership Renewal | Continental Tire

NWSL/WoSo

Across the National Women’s Soccer League, a group of long-marginalized players are speaking with one voice, and now, taking control of their league. The NWSL Players Association Is Driving League Decisions Now

Barcelona sparkled, Chelsea and Wolfsburg entertained and Benfica stood tall in Matchday 1 of the Champions League. UWCL Matchday One Round Up: Are you not entertained? - All For XI

The Manchester United Women manager has backed the NWSL players who this week halted play mid-game to protest against alleged abuse in the league. Marc Skinner backs NSWL players’ protest against alleged abuse by coach | Manchester United Women | The Guardian

Chelsea manger Emma Hayes and ex-Arsenal and England striker Kelly Smith are the latest names to be inducted into the Women’s Super League Hall of Fame. Emma Hayes and Kelly Smith: Chelsea boss and former Arsenal and England star inducted into WSL Hall of Fame - BBC Sport

Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian National Team women’s coach Bob Birarda was scheduled to appear in B.C. provincial court Thursday on nine sex-related charges. Proceedings against disgraced Canadian soccer coach postponed again as women's game faces reckoning | CBC News

USA/USL

The striker looked like he could be the future of soccer in America. But fans never got to discover how far he could go. Miro Rys: US football’s first teenage star was killed before his prime | USA | The Guardian

It was the Ricardo Pepi show in Texas. 2022 World Cup Qualifying: USA 2-0 Jamaica - A dominant second half brings back three points - Stars and Stripes FC

World

A historic result on Thursday night as Jonathan Osorio does it again at the Azteca. Recap and Highlights: Osorio scores as Canada tie Mexico at Estadio Azteca - Waking The Red

Man, these are something. And yes, these are real. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are monsters in the worst soccer game of all time - SBNation.com

Condemnation of £300m takeover led by group founded by murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. ‘English football will sell itself to anyone’: human rights groups on Saudi-Newcastle deal | Newcastle United | The Guardian

It goes against my natural instincts to consider something so draconian but dressing rooms are strange places. Unvaccinated footballers are putting lives at risk. Is it time to stop picking them? | Soccer | The Guardian

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund will control the Premier League club and can spend big in the transfer market. Newcastle United Q&A: who is taking over and why are they controversial? | Newcastle United | The Guardian

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce fears he will be sacked following the completion of the Saudi Arabian-backed £305m takeover of the Premier League side. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce fears he will be sacked after takeover - BBC Sport

Theo Hernandez scores a superb 90th-minute winner as France hit back from 2-0 down to stun Belgium and reach the Nations League final. Nations League: Belgium 2-3 France: Benzema, Mbappe, Hernandez score - BBC Sport

An all-female team of on-field officials is to take charge of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier between Andorra and England. Andorra v England: All-female team of officials to take charge of World Cup qualifier - BBC Sport

A federal magistrate judge in Nevada has sided with Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers against a woman who sued for more than the $375,000 in hush money she received in 2010 after saying the international soccer star raped her in Las Vegas. Court says Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas should be dismissed

Brazil coach Tite said on Thursday that there is deep-rooted systemic prejudice against Black managers in Brazil. Brazil coach Tite: Prejudice against Black managers in Brazil is systemic

What’s on TV?

Plenty of International Qualifiers on from 6:00 AM through 12:00 PM, some highlights are below. All your qualifier needs are on ESPN+.

9:00 AM - Cameroon v. Mozambique - CAF World Cup Qualifiers - ESPN+

10:30 AM - Unión Santa Fe vs Platense - Argentina Primera División - Paramount+

11:45 AM - Germany v. Romania - UEFA World Cup Qualifiers - ESPN+, TUDN

11:45 AM - Czech Republic v. Wales - UEFA World Cup Qualifiers - ESPN2, ESPN+

12:30 PM - Central Córdoba SdE vs Huracán - Argentina Primera División - Paramount+

1:00 PM - Toronto II vs New England II - USL League One - ESPN+

3:00 PM - Estudiantes vs Rosario Central - Argentina Primera División - Paramount+

5:00 PM - Juárez vs Querétaro - Liga MX - TUDN

5:15 PM - Newell’s Old Boys vs Vélez Sarsfield - Argentina Primera División - Paramount+

6:00 PM - Real Monarchs vs Colorado Springs - USL Championship - ESPN+

7:00 PM - América vs Pumas UNAM - Friendly - TUDN

7:00 PM - Las Vegas Lights vs LA Galaxy II - USL Championship - ESPN+