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Major Link Soccer: Beckham steps onto the pitch in Florida

Messi subbed off in PSG home debut; EPL to have first overseas center official.

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Vote Serrano. USL Championship Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week – Week 22


The crayon flag might have received the final nail in its coffin. Revs rebrand all but confirmed with MLS FIFA 22 ratings reveal - The Bent Musket

Sacramento Republic FC is four points out of the final playoff spot with nine games left to go following a 1-0 loss to San Antonio FC on Saturday. Will Sac Republic make the playoffs? It just got tougher | The Sacramento Bee

A player named Beckham was back on the football pitch on Sunday — but it wasn’t David who was drawing in the crowds in the US, it was his son, Romeo. Romeo Beckham, son of former Man Utd and England player, makes debut for Fort Lauderdale - BBC Sport

TFC’s first-ever signing will be hoping to take down his old club in the Voyageurs Cup this week. Former Toronto FC skipper Jim Brennan returns to BMO Field with York United FC -

NWSL / women’s soccer

Newly appointed England manager Sarina Wiegman says she ‘had to pretend to be a boy’ to play football as a child in the Netherlands. Sarina Wiegman: ‘had to pretend to be a boy’ to play football as a child - BBC Sport

Wiegman has cautioned against plans for a biennial World Cup because of the toll it would take on players. ‘I wouldn’t do it’: England’s Wiegman and Stokes oppose plan for more World Cups | The Guardian

The Americans are looking for another big win to close out the international window. USWNT vs. Paraguay, 2021 friendly: What to watch for - Stars and Stripes FC

World soccer

FIFA President Gianni Infantino found a curious salesman to push his plan to double the frequency of World Cups: a coach who spent his career until now complaining about the spate of international tournaments. Column: FIFA, Infantino only winners from biennial World Cup | AP News

Lionel Messi made his home debut for PSG but was replaced in the second half as they beat Lyon. Paris St-Germain 2-1 Lyon: Lionel Messi replaced on PSG home debut - BBC Sport

Rodriguez traveled to Qatar for talks with a club before a potential move to the Middle East. Everton midfielder James Rodriguez travels to Qatar before potential move - BBC Sport

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara will miss a minimum of two matches. Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara faces at least two games out with calf injury - BBC Sport

The Australian is to become the first overseas official to referee a Premier League game when he takes charge of Watford v Newcastle on Saturday. Jarred Gillett to become first overseas Premier League referee - BBC Sport

Training-ground visit shows thoroughness, fun and humility as ‘awesome’ Carabao Cup trip draws nears for League One club. Behind the scenes at Wycombe as they prepare to face Manchester City | The Guardian

Rayo Vallecano’s top-flight return was a miracle and now they have signed Radamel Falcao. But all is not well with the club. The Tiger who came for free: Falcao is back and scoring in La Liga | The Guardian

Ronald Araujo’s injury-time header rescued a point for Barcelona against Granada, but it did little to paper over the cracks of another poor home display from Ronald Koeman’s side. Ronald Araujo rescues point for woeful Barca - BBC Sport

Nicholas Gioacchini didn’t need long to make an impact for his new team, and he’s far from the only American to be able to say that after the weekend’s Americans Abroad results. Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind (Gioacchini, Busio, and more) | SBI


The 2021 Ignyte Awards, which “seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the genre.” 2021 Ignyte Awards Winners – Locus Online

What’s on TV?

There’s lots of League Cup action in England today, all kicking off at 11:45 AM, plus a ton of men’s college soccer on ESPN+ and a scattering of league play in Spain, Italy, and Brazil.

7:00 AM: Germany vs. Serbia (Women’s World Cup qualifying) — Paramount+

10:30 AM: Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid (La Liga) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan (Serie A) — Paramount+

11:45 AM: Norwich City vs. Liverpool (League Cup) — ESPN+

11:45 AM: Manchester City vs. Wycombe Wanderers (League Cup) — ESPN+

4:30 PM: USWNT vs. Paraguay (international friendly) — FS1

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