Leeds United is requesting the UK government approve and expedite passage to resettle 35 teenage Afghanistan players and their families and coaches that evacuated to Pakistan to avoid Taliban persecution. They have until Oct. 12th to be accepted by other nations before their visa runs out and they would be forced to return to Afghanistan. Australia has already welcomed the senior women’s team players.
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- [MLS] Relive the disaster of RSL’s loss to Portland Timbers with the league’s official recap.
- [YT] Lowlights of the Portland vs RSL match.
- [Soapbox] On this date (Sept. 27th) in 2019, RSL’s general manager Craig Weibel departed as part of the fallout in the Mike Petke termination.
MLS / USL / NWSL
- [USL][SSD] Financial agreement terms revealed for New Mexico United’s new stadium in Albuquerque.
- [USL] Former USWNT player Shannon Mac Millan has been promoted to Vice President of Community Relations for San Diego Loyal.
- [USSP] The realities of MLS Expansion hits home for Austin FC.
- [USL] Indy Eleven announced a new Women’s team that will begin play next year in the new USL-W league.
- [FRS] FIFA selection team completes first tour of 9 potential World Cup 2026 venues.
- [SBI] Predicting the USMNT roster for the October World Cup qualifying rounds.
- [Multiplex] Lego unveils their newest Stadium kit, Camp Nou for FC Barcelona will join the others in the set: Manchester United’s Old Trafford and the Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
- [SI] FC Barcelona’s coach Ronald Koeman received a 2-match ban for comments made to official after game vs Cádiz.
- [Concacaf] Inter Moengo Tapoe vs CD Olimpia have been disqualified from this year’s Concacaf League due to serious breaches of integrity rules following their last match.
- [SI] The European Club Association calls FIFA’s biennial World Cup plans ‘destructive’, echoing UEFA’s objections.