King Kazu has no intention of hanging up his boots yet

It appears it was only a matter of time before the NHL had to take tougher action in response to the surge in Covid cases around the league. Tuesday’s game between Kraken and Coyotes postponed – Davy Jones Locker Room

While the Round of 16 match between the Seattle Sounders and Honduran Motagua will mark the first-ever meeting between the two teams, the Honduran clash is nothing new for the Pacific Northwest side. Honduran opposition nothing new for Seattle at SCCL | CONCACAF

Heading to Toronto on a snowy December day in years past may have caused quite a stir about the state of the snowy pitch at BMO Field in preparation for the MLS Cup Final. At the moment, there is only talk standing. Talk list, talk manager. Enter Bradley. Not the old Bradley we’ve come to know and love, but even our new, older Bradley. Bob Bradley: Possession, Pressure and Staff – Analysis of American Football

Franco reunites with coach Miguel Angel Ramirez, with whom he won the 2019 Copa América while at Independiente del Valle. Charlotte signs Ecuadorean midfielder Alan Franco on loan from Atletico Mineiro | MLSSoccer.com

The 29-year-old returned to his first major league club after four years in Orlando. Oriol Russell returns to Sporting Kansas City as free agent | MLSSoccer.com

Club President Ishwara Glassman Chrein has focused on three goals since joining on June 1st: recruiting and retaining great talent in the front office, increasing tickets and attendance, and increasing the importance of Chicago and the community. Chicago Fire FC strive to build a winning team on and off the field

Nashville SC is the only new stadium scheduled to open for major professional sports in the United States. Seven stadium stories worth watching in 2022 | Forbes

27 teams. 34 games. 2 conferences. USL Championship announces 2022 competition format

The agreement will see the USL Soccer Team for the second year receive a high-level professional training center for players and coaching staff. Oakland Roots Recalls Former Oakland Raiders Training Facility Home for 2022

Louisville City FC leads the honorees as front office leaders are recognized. United Soccer League announces the start of the XI Awards

After 90 minutes without goals, Alex Goddins saved a huge penalty to secure Riadas’ second title in front of a large crowd. La Liga 2021 match summary: Riadas de Monterrey defeats Tigres Onel on penalties to win his second title – FMF State Of Mind

The attacker moves outward for the first time. Angel City sign Japan international John Endo – Angels on Parade

Jamaican international retreat from Rome. Angel City sign defender Alison Swaby – Angels on Parade

Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football, has confirmed that the African Cup of Nations will take place next January. Africa Cup of Nations 2021: CAF President Motsebe says next month’s finals will be ‘exceptional’ – BBC Sport

FIFA tries to advance the World Cup every two years, but it receives opposition from Europe and South America. A biennial World Cup seems unlikely, but here’s what a settlement might look like | ESPN

The psychological challenges of sport have been talked about for a long time. In 2021, athletes in a number of disciplines took action. A year that changed how athletes think about mental health | New Yorker

Assistant coach Pep Leenders said it was “ridiculous” for Liverpool to play two games in four days given the number of Covid-19 cases and infections at the club. Liverpool assistant Pep Leanders says playing two games in four days is ‘ridiculous’ – BBC Sport

Tottenham are considering appealing UEFA’s decision to award Rennes a 3-0 win after the Europa League match was postponed and the team was kicked out of the tournament. Tottenham consider appealing UEFA’s decision to award Rennes Europa Conference League – BBC Sport

Both Celtic and Motherwell are asking to introduce the Scottish Premier League’s winter break to avoid festive matches being affected by specific abilities. Celtic and Motherwell demand winter break to avoid restrictions – BBC Sport

Salernitana has Covid-19 issues and has already stated that they are banned from travel from their area by local health authorities. Serie A: Udinese vs Salernitana match suspended after visitors stop traveling – BBC News Arabic

The beleaguered club will need to find new owners by the end of the year to remain in Serie A, as Salernitana risks being expelled from Serie A due to a conflict of interest, and unable to tackle the team against Udinese due to COVID issues – CBSSports.com

It claimed the three fans “regularly demonstrated their desire to promote, manage and develop Oldham Athletic Football Club and influence others to do the same”. Oldham Athletic ban three fans for three years for ‘promoting hatred’ of the club – BBC Sport

Rafael Benitez failed to make two offers for right-back Nathan Patterson in the summer but came close to signing left-back Vitaly Mikolenko worth £18m. Everton makes a third attempt to sign Rangers’ Nathan Patterson | Watchman

Serie A champions Inter Milan were the latest club to have their offices raided by financial police on Tuesday as part of the ongoing investigation into false accounting. Police raid Inter Milan offices as part of financial investigation | AP . news

The file in the “Age is just a number” folder. Japan’s 54-year-old “King Kazuo” says eight clubs signed him | Reuters

There is plenty of European midweek action today, including matches broadcast from England, Spain, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. Here are some of the highlights:

7:30 a.m.: Venice vs. Lazio (Serie A) – Paramount +

9:30 a.m.: International appointments vs. international flights. Torino (Serie A) – Paramount +

9:45 am: Heerenveen vs. Feyenoord (Dutch League) – ESPN +

10:00 am: Granada vs. Atletico Madrid (La Liga) – ESPN +

11:30 am: Gent vs Standard Liege (Belgium Cup) – ESPN +

11:45 am: Brentford vs Chelsea (League Cup) – ESPN +

11:45 am: Liverpool v Leicester City (League Cup) – ESPN +

11:45 am: Empoli vs AC Milan (Serie A) – Paramount +

11:45 am: Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United (League Cup) – ESPN +

12:00 noon: Ajax vs. Fortuna Sittard (Netherlands League) – ESPN +

12:30 PM: Athletic Club vs Real Madrid (La Liga) – ESPN +

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