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News from on and off the pitch

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04 Dec

MLS Hot Stove: Is Chicharito Finally Coming?

As front offices discuss incomings and outgoings in hushed tones, we bring you the latest gossip from across Major League Soccer in this edition of the MLS Hot Stove.

From ESPN

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21 Nov

MLS Takes Big Step With All-Star Game Update

The news of MLS taking on the Liga MX all-stars is the realization of an idea that has been floated by fans and media members for the last few years.

From NBC Sports

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20 Nov

5 Things Mourinho Must Do at Tottenham

With the club sitting 14th in the Premier League table and on a run of five league matches without a win, owning just three Premier League victories all season, there is a clear sense of urgency at Spurs that Mourinho has come in to fix as soon as possible.

From NBC Sports

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15 Nov

Major League Soccer Will Miss Zlatan, Even if He Won’t Miss MLS

Never has a player performed the role of villain better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with his quips and his elbows as razor sharp as his finishing. And let’s face it, MLS needs villains even more than it needs heroes.

From ESPN

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11 Nov

The Secret Behind Seattle’s MLS Dynasty? Efficiency

Major League Soccer’s original super franchise has made an understated, under-the-radar efficiency their calling card – and it served them well en route to their improbable second title.

From The Guardian

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08 Nov

MLS Cup Final Preview: The Storylines

Sunday brings us a familiar title bout, as the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will meet in Washington in bids for their second MLS Cup title.

From NBC Sports

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27 Oct

How ‘Captain America’ Pulisic Announced His Arrival With a Hat Trick for Chelsea

The 21-year-old USA winger marked his first Premier League start since August with a perfect hat-trick (left foot, right foot and header) in the Blues’ 4-2 win at Turf Moor.

From BBC Sport

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15 Oct

Is Zlatan the Best MLS Designated Player of All Time?

In the past 12 years, a Designated Player has taken up a roster spot roughly 500 times. No one has ever been better-paid or scored as regularly, on a minute-to-minute basis, than Ibra.

From ESPN

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14 Oct

The Remarkable XI of Players Who Retired in 2019

With every year in the sport, it’s inevitable that a number of legendary players will hang up their boots and it feels as though 2019 has been particularly ruthless.

From Give Me Sport

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11 Oct

Study Shows Messi Is Statistically Nearly 3X Better Than Any Other Footballer

It’s hard to quantify just how much better Messi is than everyone else but ESPN may have come closest with their stats-based analysis into the best shooters in football.

From Give Me Sport