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Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot his side's second goal against Colombia during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Metropolitano stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Brazil leads WCup qualifying group, Uruguay beats Colombia

Brazil leads WCup qualifying group, Uruguay beats Colombia

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot his side's second goal against Colombia during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Metropolitano stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Argentina held 1-1 in qualifying; Bolivia official arrested

Argentina held 1-1 in qualifying; Bolivia official arrested

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Theo Bair (14) fights for control of the ball with Montreal Impact defender Luis Binks (5) during second half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, September, 16, 2020. The Impact have extended defender Binks’ loan from Italy’s Bologna through December 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Theo Bair (14) fights for control of the ball with Montreal Impact defender Luis Binks (5) during second half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, September, 16, 2020. The Impact have extended defender Binks’ loan from Italy’s Bologna through December 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Soccer fans gather outside Clinica Olivos where former soccer star Diego Maradona will undergo surgery, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. His personal doctor Leopoldo Luque, who is a neurologist, said Maradona has suffered a subdural hematoma, likely caused by an accident. The 1986 World Cup champion was admitted to a private hospital in la Plata with signs of depression on Monday, three days after his 60th birthday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Doctor: Maradona needs time, family support to recover

Doctor: Maradona needs time, family support to recover

Soccer fans gather outside Clinica Olivos where former soccer star Diego Maradona will undergo surgery, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. His personal doctor Leopoldo Luque, who is a neurologist, said Maradona has suffered a subdural hematoma, likely caused by an accident. The 1986 World Cup champion was admitted to a private hospital in la Plata with signs of depression on Monday, three days after his 60th birthday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Canadian men’s national soccer team players Samuel Piette, from left, Marcus Haber and Adam Straith stretch during practice in Vancouver on November 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian international forward Marcus Haber leaves Cavalry FC after one season

Calgary’s Cavalry also part ways with goalkeeper Niko Giantsopoulos

Canadian men’s national soccer team players Samuel Piette, from left, Marcus Haber and Adam Straith stretch during practice in Vancouver on November 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liverpool's Diogo Jota, center, celebrates after scoring his second goal against Atalanta during the Champions League, group D soccer match between Atalanta and Liverpool, at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Stefano Nicoli/LaPresse via AP)

FIFA aims to regulate soccer agents, shine light on fees

FIFA aims to regulate soccer agents, shine light on fees

Liverpool's Diogo Jota, center, celebrates after scoring his second goal against Atalanta during the Champions League, group D soccer match between Atalanta and Liverpool, at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Stefano Nicoli/LaPresse via AP)

Concerns grow over timing of Asian Champions League

Concerns grow over timing of Asian Champions League

Man United and PSG slump, Germany soars in Champions League

Man United and PSG slump, Germany soars in Champions League

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring from a penalty kick during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Ter Stegen ensures Barça beats Dynamo 2-1 in 1st game back

Ter Stegen ensures Barça beats Dynamo 2-1 in 1st game back

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring from a penalty kick during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. Canada captains Scott Arfield and Christine Sinclair have been named Canada Soccer’s players of the month for October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. Canada captains Scott Arfield and Christine Sinclair have been named Canada Soccer’s players of the month for October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Inter Miami midfielder Brek Shea, left, and Montreal Impact midfielder Samuel Piette battle for the ball during their MLS soccer match in Harrison, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The Montreal Impact should have had a brief reprieve this week, visiting with loved ones before playing one last regular season game. nstead of spending time with family, however, players remain at their temporary home in Harrison, putting in extra training. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eduardo Munoz Alvarez

Montreal Impact focused, united as tough battle for playoff spot continues

Montreal Impact focused, united as tough battle for playoff spot continues

Inter Miami midfielder Brek Shea, left, and Montreal Impact midfielder Samuel Piette battle for the ball during their MLS soccer match in Harrison, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The Montreal Impact should have had a brief reprieve this week, visiting with loved ones before playing one last regular season game. nstead of spending time with family, however, players remain at their temporary home in Harrison, putting in extra training. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eduardo Munoz Alvarez
Bayern's scorer Lucas Hernandez, left, celebrates with Bayern's scorer Robert Lewandowski, right, during the Champions League group A soccer match between RB Salzburg and Bayern Munich in Salzburg, Austria, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Andreas Schaad)

Bayern extends Champions League win record to 14 games

Bayern extends Champions League win record to 14 games

Bayern's scorer Lucas Hernandez, left, celebrates with Bayern's scorer Robert Lewandowski, right, during the Champions League group A soccer match between RB Salzburg and Bayern Munich in Salzburg, Austria, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Andreas Schaad)
A police officer stands outside the hospital where Diego Maradona is hospitalized and where images of him placed by fans are reflected in the windows, in La Plata, Argentina Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Maradona was admitted to the hospital with signs of depression Monday, three days after his 60th birthday. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko)

Maradona surgery for bleeding on brain ends with success

Maradona surgery for bleeding on brain ends with success

A police officer stands outside the hospital where Diego Maradona is hospitalized and where images of him placed by fans are reflected in the windows, in La Plata, Argentina Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Maradona was admitted to the hospital with signs of depression Monday, three days after his 60th birthday. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko)

Real Madrid back on track with 3-2 win over Inter Milan

Real Madrid back on track with 3-2 win over Inter Milan

Hamilton Forge FC players celebrate their win over CD Olimpia's during Scotiabank CONCACAF League 2019 action in Hamilton on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Canadian Premier League champion Forge FC continues its CONCACAF League campaign with a round-of-16 matchup with Panama's Tauro FC. The Hamilton club has been in Central America since dispatching El Salvador's CD Municipal Limeno on Oct. 22. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Forge FC converts late penalty to beat Panama’s Tauro FC in CONCACAF League play

Forge FC converts late penalty to beat Panama’s Tauro FC in CONCACAF League play

Hamilton Forge FC players celebrate their win over CD Olimpia's during Scotiabank CONCACAF League 2019 action in Hamilton on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Canadian Premier League champion Forge FC continues its CONCACAF League campaign with a round-of-16 matchup with Panama's Tauro FC. The Hamilton club has been in Central America since dispatching El Salvador's CD Municipal Limeno on Oct. 22. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Hamilton Forge FC's David Choiniere (7) celebrates his game-winning goal with teammate Anthony Novak (23) during second-half Scotiabank CONCACAF League soccer action against Antigua Guatemala FC, in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Choiniere has made a habit of scoring in the CONCACAF League. Forge FC hopes the Canadian winger continues the trend when the Canadian Premier League champions face Tauro FC in Panama on Tuesday in round-of-16 play. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

David Choiniere looks to keep scoring for Forge FC in CONCACAF League play

David Choiniere looks to keep scoring for Forge FC in CONCACAF League play

Hamilton Forge FC's David Choiniere (7) celebrates his game-winning goal with teammate Anthony Novak (23) during second-half Scotiabank CONCACAF League soccer action against Antigua Guatemala FC, in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Choiniere has made a habit of scoring in the CONCACAF League. Forge FC hopes the Canadian winger continues the trend when the Canadian Premier League champions face Tauro FC in Panama on Tuesday in round-of-16 play. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos walks onto the field before an MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes in Vancouver on Saturday, July 20, 2019. In a season full of adversity, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been dealt yet another blow in their quest for the playoffs. Major League Soccer has announced that post-season placements will be determined on points per game due to an unbalanced schedule caused by COVID-19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘We just have to deal with it’: Whitecaps’ path to playoffs gets a little rockier

‘We just have to deal with it’: Whitecaps’ path to playoffs gets a little rockier

Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos walks onto the field before an MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes in Vancouver on Saturday, July 20, 2019. In a season full of adversity, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been dealt yet another blow in their quest for the playoffs. Major League Soccer has announced that post-season placements will be determined on points per game due to an unbalanced schedule caused by COVID-19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Coach John Herdman, centre, prepares for practice with Bev Priestman, a member of his coaching staff, ahead of Sunday’s soccer game against the United States in the final of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
Coach John Herdman, centre, prepares for practice with Bev Priestman, a member of his coaching staff, ahead of Sunday’s soccer game against the United States in the final of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
Sergio Santos, right, of the Philadelphia Union, loses the race to the ball against goalie Quentin Westberg of Toronto FC during the first half of an MLS match Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Chester, Pa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP

Frustrated coach Greg Vanney defends banged-up Toronto FC after second straight loss

Frustrated coach Greg Vanney defends banged-up Toronto FC after second straight loss

Sergio Santos, right, of the Philadelphia Union, loses the race to the ball against goalie Quentin Westberg of Toronto FC during the first half of an MLS match Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Chester, Pa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP
Nashville SC midfielder Randall Leal, left, is congratulated by Alex Muyl after scoring a goal during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Willis gets MLS-leading 9th shutout, Nashville tops Montreal

Willis gets MLS-leading 9th shutout, Nashville tops Montreal

Nashville SC midfielder Randall Leal, left, is congratulated by Alex Muyl after scoring a goal during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)