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Major Link Soccer: MLS is Back, again!

SB Nation logoSB Nation 10/8/2020 Tim Foss
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MLS is coming back after the MLS is Back Tournament finishes. Meanwhile the USL trudges on as games are postponed due to coronavirus, European cup competitions continue, and a Seattle restaurant group offer support to those impacted by the disaster in Beirut.

Seattle/Tacoma

MLS is coming back to (some) home stadiums. MLS unveils Seattle Sounders' schedule for resumption of the 2020 regular season | Seattle Sounders FC

The recent disaster in Lebanon hits close to home for Wassef Haroun, who was raised there. Mamnoon and the Other Mama Group Restaurants in Seattle Donate to Beirut Relief Effort - Eater Seattle

Search and Rescue teams in Washington had their busiest July ever. King County Search and Rescue conducted 43 missions last month. That’s more than double July 2019. Search and rescue teams are busier than ever this summer, so be prepared to wait for help | KNKX

OL Reign’s Dani Weatherholt looks back on the NWSL Challenge Cup and what she learned about herself and her teammates inside the Utah bubble. Reflection: Dani Weatherholt looks back on the NWSL Challenge Cup — Just Women's Sports

There are 39 counties in Washington, and each county has a county seat — or the town where official county business takes place. All Over The Map: Collect the stories of all 39 Washington counties!

A shorthanded Defiance fell just shy of a result on Saturday night. TACOMA DEFIANCE FALLS 2-1 SATURDAY EVENING AT RENO 1868 FC - Tacoma Defiance

MLS/USL

But, not due to any positives for OCSC. Orange County SC’s game Friday vs. LA Galaxy II postponed because of coronavirus - Angels on Parade

Ismail Elfath will referee the MLS is Back Tournament Final, with Kathryn Nesbitt making history as the first female official to work the final of an MLS competition. PRO crew for MLS is Back Tournament Final announced – Professional Referee Organization

If you can’t win games, at least you can establish yourself as a pipeline to Europe, I guess? Report: Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Inbeom Hwang set for transfer to Rubin Kazan | MLSsoccer.com

There can never be too many Hundurans in the league, right? Report: MLS team looking to land Honduran forward Junior Lacayo on loan from Olimpia | MLSsoccer.com

I have no idea if he’s any good, but he’s got a great name. Report: Houston Dynamo again interested in young Honduran striker Darixon Vuelto | MLSsoccer.com

American soccer could stand to embrace its Black fans and Black culture at every level. What’s happening with the Henny Derby is good and fun. Get the Henny! Soccer and a Celebration of Black Culture

Maybe an inevitable result, but certainly not what Tacoma Defiance fans would have wanted as Sacramento leapfrogged Tacoma into 2nd place in Group A. Road win is a road win: Sacramento Republic 1, Portland Timbers 2 0 - Indomitable City Soccer

USA

Impossibly, after everything, Josh Gatt just keeps going. Josh Gatt: Most people look at me and see a stain because of my injuries – The Athletic

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said members of the Cardinals have gone to the ER due to coronavirus. Cardinals have gone to ER due to coronavirus symptoms

World

There’s no way this is any kind of a good idea, but that’s never stopped Concacaf before! Concacaf launches plan to resume suspended Club Competitions

Harry Wilson is very handsome, but that’s probably only a secondary reason why Premier League clubs are interested. Liverpool Transfer News: Harry Wilson Wanted By Leeds, Newcastle and Southampton - The Liverpool Offside

It’s the defense, they could improve the defense. Lampard not setting any transfer expectations, but knows where Chelsea can improve - We Ain't Got No History

Rating the likelihood of each Arsenal player’s departure this window. Arsenal transfer window departures and sales: Matteo Guendouzi, Mesut Ozil, Lucas Torreira, and others - The Short Fuse

It’s always fun to have less obvious players to keep an eye on in a competition. Ten stars to watch in the Champions League (and it’s not the usual suspects) – The Athletic

What’s on TV today?

12:00 PM - Manchester United v. FC Copenhagen (Europa League) - TUDN, CBS All Access

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