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Major Link Soccer: Paul Arriola joins Swansea City

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The, now former, DC United man is joining Jordan Morris in Wales.

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Seattle

We’re joined this week by Niko Moreno (@ELROLONW on Twitter) editor at Pulso Sports Network and Sounder at Heart contributor. Niko’s connections to the scouting side of the soccer landscape as well as his relationships with players from all over the league lend an interesting perspective to the current off season of Major League Soccer. Plus, we discuss Niko’s interview with Nico Lodeiro. NIC(K)O SQUARED!!! — Flounders B-Team

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MLS/USL

Wantaway attacker apparently gets his wish. Spanish club Almería announces loan of LAFC’s Brian Rodriguez - Angels on Parade

Paul wants to be like Jordan. Official: D.C. United midfielder Paul Arriola joins Swansea City on loan - Black And Red United

News and notes from a flurry of moves, inquiries, and near-misses from around a busy MLS offseason. MLS Notebook: Aaron Long loan move unlikely – The Athletic

New Mexico loves their former Sounders. New Mexico Adds Veteran Midfielder Micheal Azira

CSUMB’s Freeman Stadium to be renovated as part of the deal. Pro soccer: USL to put pro franchise in Monterey – Monterey Herald

There’s an option to buy, too, but it’s super high, so don’t panic. Orlando City Striker Daryl Dike Goes on Short-Term Loan to Barnsley in English Championship - The Mane Land

Reynolds will join Roma on a six-month loan before completing a permanent transfer. FC Dallas sells Bryan Reynolds to Roma for franchise-record fee - Big D Soccer

Beginnings and endings. The beginning of the January transfer window in Europe was busy when it came to MLSers and Americans. Transfer deadline day: Latest updates on MLS players on the move to Europe | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com

USA

Key veteran strikers are back in the mix. Andonovski names USWNT SheBelieves roster - Stars and Stripes FC

The returns of Alex Morgan and Christen Press highlight the U.S. women’s national team roster for the SheBelieves Cup. Alex Morgan Christen Press returning to USWNT squad for SheBelieves Cup

Does the FC Dallas man have what it takes to be the USMNT striker? Jesus Ferreira states his case for the US men’s national team false 9 role | MLSsoccer.com

U.S. teenager Matthew Hoppe is set to extend his stay at Schalke 04 until 2023. U.S. teenager Hoppe to sign new Schalke contract

The report will fuel the longstanding debate about safety in college football, but changes do not appear to be imminent. Football Practices Pose More Concussion Risk Than Games, Study Suggests - The New York Times

World

Defender Abby Dahlkemper discusses her move to Manchester City. Abby Dahlkemper Discusses Her Move to Manchester City » Our Game Magazine

Want to be Fishlock’s manager? Women's National Team Manager | Jobs In Football

BBC sports editor Dan Roan looks at the challenges facing football in its battle to root out racism from social media. Is football's racism battle being lost on social media? - BBC Sport

Owner Roman Abramovich writes a message of support to Chelsea’s Reece James who was racially abused and pledges funds to fight discrimination. Reece James: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich 'appalled' by abuse of right-back - BBC Sport

Mark Lawrenson takes on Foo Fighters guitarist and Arsenal fan Chris Shiflett to make predictions for this week’s Premier League fixtures. Premier League predictions: Lawro v Foo Fighters guitarist and Arsenal fan Chris Shiflett - BBC Sport

Ole Gunnar Solskjær said the officiating report found two key incidents could have reversed Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat, and added of transfer deadline day: ‘There won’t be anyone coming in, don’t stay up late.’ Solskjær bemoans incorrect decisions identified in loss to Sheffield United | Manchester United | The Guardian

A team from London has been in the Champions League every year since 1998. But that proud record is now under serious threat. Faltering Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs could cost London its Champions League record

Culture

A new series based in the Kingdom of Wakanda is in the works for Disney+. Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media Sets Exclusive Television Deal with The Walt Disney Company | Marvel

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