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Happy Veterans Day!

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Happy Wednesday everyone, and I start out by saying Happy Veterans Day to all of you who served for our nation’s armed forces. We are thankful for you all everyday for your service and your sacrifice. And with that spirit, we get to the news from yesterday:

Greg Clarke resigns as Football Association chairman after remark about black players - BBC

The England FA chairman is out after referring to black players as “coloured footballers.” He also said there were more South Asians than Afro-Caribbean employees in the FA’s IT department because “they have different career interests.” Dude had to go a long time ago. Aston Villa forward Tyrone Mings says that the new chairman should be black, but we will see what they actually do.

Orlando City SC to will host final stages of 2020 Concacaf Champions League at Exploria Stadium - MLS

Orlando City will host the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final of the 2020 Concacaf Champions League. MLS teams Atlanta United, Los Angeles Football Club, New York City FC, and the Montreal Impact all have a chance at becoming the first team to lift the modern version of the Champions League trophy.

D.C. United’s first offseason priority: Hiring a coach - Washington Post

Not a lot here, but the plan for D.C. United is to narrow the coaching search down to 6 names and make a selection next month. Chad Ashton, Jill Ellis, Ezra Hendrickson, and Chris Armas reportedly are the leading candidates in the search.

USA vs. Wales, 2020 friendly: Scouting Wales - SSFC

The United States play Wales tomorrow in their first match in over 9 months, and I scout out the USMNT’s opponent.

Ansu Fati injury could pave the way for USMNT youngster Konrad de la Fuente at Barcelona? - MLS

Could Konrad de la Fuente get more playing time at Barcelona? It’s possible after Ansu Fati tore his meniscus and could miss up to four months.

Premier League backing off pay-per-view plans, says CEO Masters - ESPNFC

The Premier League had plans to do some pay-per-view options for its league broadcasts, but those plans appear to be on hold. Wanna completely mess up your viewership? Do pay-per-view and see what happens. Philadelphia has a saying about that, but y’all know what it is so I don’t need to mention it here.

Ten EFL clubs struggling to pay wage bills, MPs are told - BBC

The EFL leagues in England are in trouble financially, as several teams may not be able to make payroll this month. The FA has some issues it needs to sort out with that, and they need to prioritize it for those teams, their players, and their fans.

Enjoy the holiday everyone.