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News from on and off the pitch

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29 Aug

USMNT Players Drawn Together in Champions League Group Stage

Group H includes Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia and Lille, with three of those clubs including young Americans who will play a big role in trying to get the USMNT back to the World Cup.

From The 18

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28 Aug

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Says if Man U Need Him, He Will Return

It is 17 months since the 37-year-old Swede left Old Trafford for Los Angeles, with his brace in Sunday’s thrilling 3-3 draw with rivals LAFC taking his tally to 46 goals in 49 appearances.

From Sky Sports

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28 Aug

Bury Have Been Kicked Out of the English Football League After 125 Years

The trouble for Bury started even before current owner Steve Dale bought the club for £1 back in December, but his tenure accelerated the breakdown of the 125-year-old relationship between the Manchester club and the EFL.

From Deadspin

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27 Aug

HBO Releases Preview for Documentary on Diego Maradona

The film, which was already released in the United Kingdom, was directed by Academy Award-winner Asif Kapadia and will have a limited release in theaters in the United States starting Sept. 20.

From Sports Illustrated

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26 Aug

USWNT Star Carli Lloyd Received Offer From NFL Team to Kick in Preseason

Lloyd was approached by multiple NFL clubs following her viral kick while visiting the Philadelphia Eagles, and one team was even willing to put her straight onto its roster for the upcoming preseason game.

From The Score

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22 Aug

Why Major League Soccer Chose St. Louis (And Why Sacramento, Charlotte Are Next)

What happened over the last 28 months to propel St. Louis towards entry into MLS?

From Forbes

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20 Aug

U.S. Soccer Preparing Bid to Host 2027 Women’s World Cup

With the United States already set to host the men’s 2026 World Cup alongside Mexico and Canada, if the 2027 bid is accepted, the United States would become the first nation to host two World Cups within a two-year span.

From The 18

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13 Aug

The Many Aspects of Fashion in Football

Fashion’s influence is clear to see with professional footballers, but it goes so much deeper than you might think.

From The 18

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12 Aug

Now Playing Everywhere: Soccer Nostalgia

From Arsenal’s jerseys to a trio of recent films, a reverence for the late 1980s and early 1990s is on full display in the modern game.

From The New York Times

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07 Aug

Premier League 2019/20 Kits: Ranking Every Team’s Home Shirt

As well as your club’s new signings, seeing your new shirts are the most exciting part of the summer.

From talkSPORT