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Contract Deadline Day in MLS, Claudio Reyna leaves New York City for Austin and more in today’s links

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MLS News

Contract Deadline Day 2019: Stay up to date with all the moves around MLS
It’s 2019 Contract Deadline Day in MLS on November 21 with clubs announcing their contract option decisions as they begin to construct their rosters for the 2020 campaign.

Sporting Director Claudio Reyna leaves NYCFC for Austin FC
Reyna has served as NYCFC’s Sporting Director since the club’s foundation in 2013 and had been a driving force in the team being able to attain quality players such as, but not limited to David Villa, Frank Lampard, and Maxi Moralez in his six-year tenure.

Chicago Fire FC unveil new badge, brand identity “inspired by the story and spirit of Chicagoans”
The Chicago Fire unveiled their new identity on Thursday, revealing the club’s new primary badge and brand ahead of their 2020 move to Soldier Field.

No Rooney, no Zlatan, no Schweinsteiger, but does MLS need Europe’s aging stars anymore?
Several big names have departed this winter, but it’s a safe bet that more will arrive in their place.

Why aren’t there more black coaches in American soccer?
During the 2019 season, Goal spoke with more than a dozen black members of the North American soccer community to explore why the doors Fraser and Nsien are trying to open aren’t already further ajar for capable coaches of color.

Rest of the World News

Lottery winner completes Partick Thistle takeover
EuroMillions lottery winner Colin Weir has completed his takeover of Scottish Championship side Partick Thistle and said he intends to hand over ownership to supporters in 2020.