Foot Notes

News from on and off the pitch

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06 Oct

Tim Howard: An Appreciation

Howard completed an amazing career for club and country when his Colorado Rapids met Supporters Shield winners Los Angeles FC and his former coach at the club and national levels, Bob Bradley.

From Front Row Soccer

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02 Oct

Christian Pulisic’s Move to Chelsea Isn’t Working Out as Planned

The American was signed from Borussia Dortmund for £57.6 million in the summer but he’s yet to make an impression at the Stamford Bridge club.

From Give Me Sport

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30 Sep

ESPN+ Gets Bundesliga Rights Starting in 2020

The deal will include more than 300 top-flight games each season on ESPN+ and ESPN networks, as well as live streams of the DFL Supercup and relegation playoff matches.


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23 Sep

FIFA to Invest $1 Billion in Women’s Football

The tournament’s expansion to a 32-team format for the 2023 iteration got fast-tracked in a bid to exploit the game’s new boom.

From The Guardian

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19 Sep

Could MLS, Liga MX Actually Merge in the Future?

After collecting a range of opinions from owners, GMs, coaches, players and those involved in negotiations between Liga MX and MLS, the will to push the partnership forward is striking.


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17 Sep

Wayne Rooney Believes American Players in the MLS Are Underpaid

The former Manchester United and England striker, currently at DC United, feels salary cap restrictions have left U.S. players in the league seriously underpaid.

From Daily Mail

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17 Sep

Zlatan After Hat Trick: ‘I’m the Best That Has Ever Played in MLS’

After leading the Galaxy to a crucial victory on Sunday night, the striker declared himself the top player the league has ever seen.

From Goal

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13 Sep

So You Want to Buy a Soccer Club? Here’s What You Need to Know

The Premier League’s global appeal has made it particularly popular with international investors. Of the 20 current teams, only seven are controlled by UK owners.

From Forbes

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12 Sep

FIFA 20: Messi Overtakes Ronaldo; Who Joins Them in the Top 10?

EA Sports has revealed the 10 highest-rated players on FIFA 20 ahead of the game’s release later this month, with Lionel Messi back on top after Cristiano Ronaldo ranked first last year.


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11 Sep

ESPN’s Ultimate XI: We Pick Our Dream Team That Could Win Anything

If money were no object, which 11 players would you sign to form the ultimate team? This is the question we put to ESPN FC’s experts ahead of the Champions League group stage, which begins Sept. 17.