Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Columbus Crew ‘Saved’ with new ownership official

Seattle

Seltzer: Major League Soccer’s top 10 player revelations of 2018 | MLSsoccer.com
Look for Kim Kee-Hee in the top 5.

Seltzer: Top 10 MLS talents poised for a breakthrough 2019 campaign | MLSsoccer.com
Speaking of Sounders on lists, Greg Seltzer is excited to see Handwalla Bwana’s development in 2019.

Seattle prepares for ‘worst traffic period ever’ as viaduct closure looms | king5.com
When the viaduct closes for good January 11, Seattle could battle some of the worst traffic it has ever seen. Scary thoughts.

Culture

National Geographic’s Best Pictures of 2018
National Geographic’s 100 best images of the year—curated from 107 photographers, 119 stories, and more than two million photographs. Everyone should check this out.

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Acquires Defender Danilo Acosta on Loan from Real Salt Lake – The Mane Land
The Lions will have an option to make the loan permanent after 2019.

Report: Tim Bezbatchenko to Columbus Crew? – Waking The Red
Some concerning rumours for Toronto FC amid all the news from Columbus today

Armchair Analyst: A long look back on 2018 in MLS | MLSsoccer.com

The weekend’s developments in #SaveTheCrew, in four stories:

Columbus moves to dismiss Crew SC lawsuit – Massive Report
This legal move by city/state clears the way for new ownership.

With Dismissal of the Modell Lawsuit, SaveTheCrew Enters Final Stages
The end is almost here. The announced dismissal of the Modell Lawsuit paves the way for the endgame in the SaveTheCrew saga which began over a year ago.

Saved! MLS Reaches Deal To Sell Columbus Crew | WOSU Radio
The Crew has been saved. Major League Soccer announced Friday that it reached an agreement with investors to purchase and take control of the Columbus Crew

Crew SC officially sold to Edwards, Haslam – Massive Report
Save The Crew has officially become Saved The Crew

NWSL

Houston Dash contrata a la mexicana Mónica González
Houston Dash have hired former Mexican WNT star Mónica González to their coaching staff [Spanish].

United States

Chelsea make €50m+ Pulisic bid as Dortmund await rival offers – sources
Chelsea have submitted a bid “north of €50m” to sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in summer 2019, sources have told ESPN FC.

World

Juan Carlos Osorio’s Paraguay confirm March friendly versus Mexico – FMF State Of Mind
The Mexico National Team will take on Paraguay in the second of two friendlies El Tri will play in the month of March, the Paraguayan Federation confirmed on Wednesday.

The Guardian footballer of the year 2018: Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw | Sport | The Guardian
The University of Tennessee striker has overcome personal tragedy – she lost four brothers, three of them to gang-related violence – to guide Jamaica to the 2019 World Cup



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