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7 teams reach Champions League knockout stage, Boca-River Plate being moved: Freedom Kicks for November 28, 2018

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Where will the 2nd leg of Boca-River Plate be played...if it’s played?

Happy Wednesday folks. We have more Champions League action on today, so before that picks up, let’s hit on some stuff that happened yesterday:

Champions League wrap: Onward for 7 dreamers | NBC Sports

Bayern Munich, Ajax, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, AS Roma, and Juventus all booked their trips to the Round of 16. A few more could also wrap up knockout stage berths today.

Copa Libertadores second leg between River Plate-Boca Juniors to be held outside Argentina | ESPNFC

Paraguay, Italy, and Qatar are the countries that have bid to host the 2nd leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate, which will not be played in Argentina. Asunción, Paraguay is currently the front runner to host on December 8th or 9th. Will it actually be played after what happened last weekend?

D.C. United appears set to part with Ian Harkes because of roster crunch | Washington Post

Ian Harkes could be on his way out at D.C. United, possibly to take a shot in Europe or with another MLS team. It would be sad, but with a clogged midfield, his thought is that going elsewhere will get him more playing time.

Óscar Pareja signs with Club Tijuana | FMF State of Mind

Oscar Pareja is officially the new coach at Club Tijuana, and reports are he’s interested in a few MLS players to come with him, including Los Angeles Football Club’s Walker Zimmerman, who played for him at FC Dallas before being traded last offseason.

USL players form union, prepare for labor negotiations | Washington Post

USL players have formed a union and are ready to negotiate a labor agreement with the league. Stay tuned to see how this could go in a league with a lot of flux with expansion and teams moving to MLS.

European Super League: Will football follow basketball’s lead? | BBC

Will European soccer follow the footsteps of European basketball in forming a super league? Reviews are mixed.

AEK Athens’ Champions League tie with Ajax marred by serious crowd trouble | The Guardian

AEK Athens fans were absolutely wildin yesterday, throwing molotov cocktails and flares at Ajax supporters. That can’t happen at all.

That’s it for now, but before we go, a couple things. First, Francesca Ordega and Nigeria are always dancing:

And also, Chef José Andres has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in feeding the hungry in the aftermath of natural disasters. We sincerely hope he gets it, not just because of his ties to D.C. United and the District at large, but also because we made him confirm pupusas would be in Audi Field:

Alright, comments. Go.