Australia's A-League is set to kick off next month with organizers predicting domestic borders will be open and the only club that needs to be relocated because of COVID-19 restrictions is the New Zealand-based Wellington Phoenix. The soccer season schedule was released Tuesday and features games in four states in the opening two rounds, expanding to Western Australia in the third. Western Sydney Wanderers will get the season started against expansion club Macarthur FC in Parramatta on Dec. 27, and defending champion Sydney FC will open against Melbourne City on Dec. 30.
The 2021 CAF Confederation Cup kicks off this week with 19 preliminary round first legs and former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song is a probable participant.
Dortmund's monstrous Norwegian forward is nearing Robert Lewandowski status in that we're considering disallowing him from Player of the Week consideration.