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There’s still a lot of men’s World Cup left to watch.

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MLS: PTFC For Peace Charity Match
Merritt Paulson at his sportswashing (Peace Charity) event in April.
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Announcement of decision to sell Portland Thorns FC | Portland Thorns FC
Owner Merritt Paulson declares his intent to split his two soccer teams.

Merritt Paulson announces the sale of Portland Thorns FC - Stumptown Footy
His decade-long ownership of the Thorns will end; has no intention to sell Timbers.

Thorns, Timbers owner Merritt Paulson to sell NWSL club: What price it could fetch and what’s next - The Athletic
Per a statement from Paulson, he will not be selling the Timbers.

Investor group to formally submit bid for NWSL's Portland Thorns - sources | ESPN
An investor group is set to submit a formal offer to Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson in a bid to acquire a majority stake in the NWSL team.

Rhian Wilkinson resigns from Portland Thorns amidst concerns over player relationship cleared by investigation - The Athletic
Wilkinson departs after winning the NWSL Championship in her first year as head coach.

Portland Thorns coach Rhian Wilkinson resigns despite being cleared by investigation into her conduct - The Athletic
Portland Thorns FC head coach Rhian Wilkinson has resigned from her position, she confirmed to The Athletic.

NWSL: Chicago Red Stars Owner Arnim Whisler To Sell Team –
Chicago Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler has formally engaged a third-party advisor to facilitate the sale of his majority stake in the NWSL club.

Red Stars' free-agent exodus leaves future even murkier – JWS
Chicago Red Stars veterans Danny Colaprico, Morgan Gautrat and Rachel Hill are leaving in free agency as Arnim Whisler looks to sell the club.

Women's Sports News Breakers the Next, Equalizer Soccer Join Forces
The Next and Equalizer Soccer — two of the most influential women's sports outlets — are creating a network "that just isn't available anywhere else."

A Homecoming: Jersey Girl Kristen Edmonds Signs with Gotham FC - Nets Republic
NWSL free agent Kristen Edmonds has signed a two-year contract with NJ/NY Gotham FC.

other women’s club soccer

Western Washington women advance to NCAA Division II soccer championship game | The Seattle Times


Minnesota United pays Panamanian club for Joseph Rosales – Twin Cities

other men’s club soccer

UChicago Maroons men’s soccer team headed to DIII finals - CBS Chicago
This is a historic triumph for a men’s team led by a woman coach. Julianne Sitch will now be the first woman to lead a men’s soccer team to the finals.

The Speed of Growth: The USL’s Shift Into The Fast Lane - fcbusiness

World Cup

The pain of Iran’s World Cup exit stretches far beyond the football pitch - The Athletic
A hugely talented Iran squad leave the World Cup having shown solidarity with those protesting against the government back home

Fans applaud first ever all-female referee team at upcoming men’s World Cup match: ‘Positive and powerful’ | The Independent
Stéphanie Frappart will take charge of the men’s tournament on Thursday.

FIFA opens new investigation of anti-gay chants from Mexico fans | ESPN
FIFA opened a second investigation on Thursday into potentially discriminatory chants heard from Mexico fans during their 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia.

Video: Qatar’s $200 Billion World Cup May Be Last of Its Kind - Bloomberg
Mega-events like the Olympics and World Cup have found it harder to attract hosts given their money-losing reputation. Now some big changes are afoot.

United States National Teams

USMNT sees “great opportunity” in round of 16 clash with the Netherlands | US Soccer Players
Charles Boehm previews the Netherlands vs USMNT World Cup round of 16 game on Saturday (10am - ET - FOX) with the US stressing belief.

Christian Pulisic reveals extent of pelvic injury, says he ‘didn’t get hit in the balls’ | Yahoo Sports
The USMNT star still did not commit to playing in Saturday’s knockout-round game against the Netherlands.

U.S. Soccer TV Rights moving to Turner in 2023, to be streamed on HBO Max - 2Cents FC
Beginning in 2023, TNT/TBS and HBO Max will collaborate to exclusively broadcast more than 20 US National Soccer Team matches per year.

Open Flavor Friday

D&D Gifts of Many Parts: A Holiday Shopping Guide | Full Moon Storytelling
Don't know what to get for your D&D playing friends? Find select gives based on the type of things you are looking for.

Moving On From 'Race' in One D&D - Posts - D&D Beyond
We have made the decision to move on from using the term "race" everywhere in One D&D, and we do not intend to return to that term.

Ski resort openings for the 2022-2023 winter season | KOMO
Both Stevens Pass and Summit at Snoqualmie are scheduled to open for the 2022-23 season on Friday, Dec. 2.

Seattle’s Eater Awards Winners for 2022 - Eater Seattle

What to Watch


11:00 am PT — Cameroon men (NOUHOU) vs Brazil on FOX, Telemundo

11:00 am PT — Serbia men vs Switzerland on FS1, Universo


4:30 am PT — Manchester United women vs Aston Villa on CBS Sports

5:30 am PT — Olympique Lyonnais women vs Dijon on Fanatiz and ATA Football

7:00 am PT — Netherlands men vs USA on FOX, Telemundo

11:00 am PT — Argentina men vs Australia on FOX, Telemundo


7:00 am PT — France men vs Poland on FS1, Telemundo

9:30 am PT — Eibar men vs Huesca on ESPN+. This is in the Spanish Segundo, where they don’t take the knockouts off.

11:00 am PT — England men vs Senegal on FS1, Telemundo

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