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Premier League/England

Amazon’s Premier League arrival comes with a hefty price tag for fans | The Guardian
No matter how glossy the Amazon product, fans are still being sold the same things they already owned in the first place.

Pep Guardiola rules out January signings at Manchester City - BBC Sport
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not be making any signings in January, despite trailing Liverpool by 11 points.

FA Cup third round ties to promote mental health campaign - BBC Sport
This season’s FA Cup third round ties will kick off a minute late as part of a campaign to promote mental health.

Christian Pulisic is on his way to becoming a superstar | StatsBomb
After a slow start, the USMNT winger is becoming one of the most dangerous forwards in the Premier League.

How we ranked the 100 best female footballers in the world 2019 | The Guardian
For the second year running we teamed up with The Offside Rule Podcast for our ranking.

Europe

Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time - BBC Sport
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi wins the Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player for a record sixth time.

Uefa president admits more must be done to tackle racism in football | The Guardian
Aleksander Ceferin said he was not fully aware of the scale of racism when he took charge three years ago.

André Villas-Boas is quietly making Marseille best of the rest in Ligue 1 | The Guardian
The revolution has been quiet, stable and even a little boring, but Villas-Boas is giving Marseille exactly what they need.

MLS/Americas

MLS announces conference alignment for 2020 season | Pro Soccer USA
Inter Miami will play its inaugural season in MLS’ Eastern Conference, while Nashville SC will debut in the Western Conference.

Ex-New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles joins Inter Miami | Pro Soccer USA
Veteran goalkeeper Luis Robles, 35, joined 2020 MLS expansion side Inter Miami.

MLS CBA: Will there be a work stoppage? And what do the league and players want?
The Collective Bargaining Agreement between MLS and the players expires in January.

The 2010s: Staff picks for the best American soccer kits of the decade – The Athletic ($)
From the “Waldo” to “Full Mingo,” American soccer saw some truly memorable kits during the 2010s.

How we’d rewrite MLS’s maddeningly complex roster rules – The Athletic ($)
The regulations that govern how MLS clubs can build and structure their teams are complex.