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MLS: Austin FC at Charlotte FC
Charlotte FC defender Anton Walkes (5) with the ball.
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Former Atlanta United defender Anton Walkes passes away after boating accident - Dirty South Soccer
The former Atlanta United defender has tragically passed away at the age of 25.

Charlotte FC’s Anton Walkes killed in a Miami boating crash | Miami Herald
Walkes was with Tottenam Hotspur, Portsmouth and MLS’ Atlanta United before Charlotte. Two vessels collided near Miami Marine Stadium, FWC says.

MLS ‘disagrees’ after IFAB rejects concussion subs trial | Pro Soccer Wire
MLS released a statement expressing its disagreement after IFAB rejected a proposed trial of temporary concussion substitutions.

LAFC and BMO announce naming rights partnership - Angels on Parade
The stadium formerly known as The Banc, is now BMO Stadium

Toronto FC 2023 Home Kit leaks, Twitter chooses sides, news at noon. - Waking The Red
It’s Onyx. I can’t hate on Onyx, it’s in the rulebook.

other men’s club soccer

FA panel concludes John Yems is 'not a conscious racist' despite outlining a string of offensive racial remarks | Football News | Sky Sports
Former Crawley manager John Yems has been banned from football for 18 months for multiple breaches of the Football Associations rule relating to discriminatory comments; Warning: The below copy contains language of a racist and discriminatory nature


Angel City to play at BMO Stadium under new partnership in 2023 | JWS
Angel City FC on Thursday secured a deal with BMO, now a Founding Partner and sponsor of the NWSL club's home stadium starting in 2023.

Cortez ready to make most of opportunity with NWSL’s Dash | News, Sports, Jobs - Maui News
Chai Cortez will make a little bit of history for Maui County when she reports to training camp with the Houston Dash on Jan. 28.

Women’s Soccer Stamp To Kick Off at the SheBelieves Cup - Newsroom -
The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the Women’s Soccer commemorative Forever stamp at the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, FL.

Darian Jenkins retires from Pride before preseason begins
In a statement about her retirement, the forward said: "My body and mind are ready for the next chapter."

other women’s club soccer

Long read: Kim Little on her inspirations | Feature | News |
Our skipper shares what drives her on and reflects back on over a decade as a Gunner

Manchester United Women set to sign Jayde Riviere - The Athletic
Manchester United Women are poised to agree a deal to sign Canada international Jayde Riviere. The 21-year-old defender is set to join the Women’s Super League side on the condition her visa is approved.

United States national teams

The Olympic angle at this January camp | US Soccer Players
Charles Boehm highlights the age-eligible players for the 2024 Olympics called into the 2023 January USMNT camp set to start on Jan 21.

Top 5 most intriguing call-ups: USMNT January camp |
January camp: It’s most interesting when it’s weird.

World Cup stage shifts to 2026 and scandal-ridden U.S. Soccer
After a World Cup filled with moral dilemmas, a scandal-ridden U.S. Soccer gets set to host the 2026 edition.

Will Sam Mewis return to USWNT? Vlatko Andonovski can’t say
The star midfielder has not played since the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, and her status remains murky as the USWNT enters the World Cup year.

other international soccer

Wales’s men’s and women’s football teams to get equal pay after deal agreed | Wales | The Guardian
Male players will have a 25% pay cut to enable 25% rise for female players under agreement with governing body FAW

Mexico forfeits matches featuring USMNT call-up Zendejas
FIFA has ruled that Mexico must forfeit two friendlies and pay a fine for fielding Alejandro Zendejas, a recent USMNT call-up.

Puget Sound soccer

SSFC Spotlight: Sam Rogers earns call-up following strong season - Stars and Stripes FC
The defender thrived after heading abroad to Norway.

Open Flavor Friday

D&D will move to Creative Commons license, requests feedback on new OGL - Polygon
A new draft of the Dungeons & Dragons Open Gaming License (OGL) places the core rules of the seminal tabletop RPG in the Creative Commons. "We’re giving the core D&D mechanics to the community," said the executive producer. Feedback is due by Feb. 3.

Cabbies and ferien – people moving backgrounds for 5e D&D | Full Moon Storytelling
Whether the peoples in your fantasy world travel by land or water there will be those who specialize in getting others from place to place. This is another new background for 5e D&D.

What to Watch


11:30 AM - RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga) - ESPN2, ESPN+

12:00 PM - Burnley vs. West Bromwich Albion (Championship) - ESPN+

3:05 PM - Juarez vs. Pachuca (Liga MX Femenil) - FOX Deportes

7:05 PM - New Zealand WNT vs. USWNT (International Friendly) - HBO Max, Telemundo


4:30 AM - Liverpool vs. Chelsea (Premier League) - Peacock

6:30 AM - Union Berlin vs. Hoffenheim (Bundesliga) - ESPN+

9:00 AM - Salernitana vs. Napoli (Serie A) - Paramount+

3:06 PM - Monterrey vs. Atletico San Luis (Liga MX) - ESPN+


8:30 AM - Arsenal vs. Manchester United (Premier League) - NBC, Peacock

9:30 AM - Barcelona vs. Getafe (La Liga) - ESPN+

10:45 AM - Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Arsenal (FA WSL) - Paramount+

11:45 AM - Juventus vs. Atalanta (Serie A) - Paramount+

3:00 PM - America vs. Tijuana (Liga MX Femenil) - ViX

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