1. Chattanooga FC signed a three-year deal to remain at Finley Stadium
, which is also the home of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
football and women's soccer teams. Until now, Chattanooga FC, which will play in the NPSL's new Founders Cup next fall, has not played into the fall. In 2015, it set an NPSL attendance record when
18,227 watched the league final against the New York Cosmos B. The Chattanooga Red Wolves of the new USL League One will play at a local school. 2. U.S. fans should be prepared to wake up early for World Cup 2022 matches played in Qatar.
Nasser al-Khater, assistant secretary general for the Qatar organizing group, told
Qatar Television that matches could kick off at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and as late as 10 p.m. -- all local times -- to avoid the heat. That's 5 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. ET, 11 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. ET for the
tournament, which was moved from the summer because of the intense heat to the late fall (Nov. 21-Dec. 18). The early game would only be played on days when there are four matches.
3. Saturday's Ligue 1 match between Paris St. Germain and Montpellier at the Parc des Princes has been postponed
at the request of
the police in response to violent protests across France. The "gilets jaunes" (yellow vests) protests began as protests against a rise in the fuel tax -- French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday
delayed the tax increase -- but they have grown to reflect more widespread anger at the government and living conditions in France. More protests are planned for this weekend.