Foot Notes

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27 Jan

Kobe Bryant’s Love for Soccer Is Part of NBA Great’s Legacy

When reports emerged of Bryant’s death, there were tweets from soccer teams all over the globe, including AC Milan, the team he supported in his youth. It felt like the sport had lost a dear friend.

From ESPN

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24 Jan

U.S. Men’s Olympic Qualifying Squad Will Feature Europe-Based Players

Prospects such as Alex Mendez at Ajax, Richie Ledezma and Chris Gloster at PSV, Chris Richards at Bayern Munich, Ulysses Llanez at Wolfsburg, C.J. Dos Santos at Benfica and Christian Cappis at Hobro are some of the European-based players who could play a part in the March Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament.

From SBI

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22 Jan

Chelsea Admit They Are Missing USMNT’s Pulisic

Asked by Pro Soccer Talk about Pulisic’s adductor injury and if they missed him during the draw against Arsenal, downbeat Chelsea boss Frank Lampard noted that Pulisic, 21, was “playing really well” before his injury.

From NBC Sports

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16 Jan

In Galaxy of Stars, Chicharito Is Another Triumph for MLS

Like Beckham and Ibrahimovic before him, Hernández will make MLS more relevant than it was before.

From Los Angeles Times

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10 Jan

USMNT Draws Tough Group for 2020 Olympic Qualifiers

The top three teams in Concacaf will fight in the same group for a spot in Tokyo, including the USA vs. Mexico.

From Pro Soccer USA

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07 Jan

USMNT Camp Begins Under Unusual, Unique Circumstances

What was supposed to take place in Qatar was shifted rapidly to Florida for geopolitical reasons, kicking off the year with an unusual twist.

From Sports Illustrated

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30 Dec

Who Are the 7 Biggest Non-Top Flight Clubs?

The longer a team spends outside of the top flight, often the harder it is to get back there, and every team in this seven will be desperately seeking promotion this season.

From HITC

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28 Dec

The Top 5 Biggest Transfers of the MLS Offseason (so Far)

It’s been a busy MLS offseason thus far, with plenty of big money flying around as clubs around the league look to beef up their rosters ahead of their 2020 campaigns.

From MLS

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26 Dec

English Soccer Rules Boxing Day — How MLS Could Make Its Own Version

In a custom that dates back to the early years of the English Football League, the day after Christmas features a full program of matches.

From Forbes

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17 Dec

Watch the Weird, Wild Red Cards of MLS in 2019

In this unique episode of MLS Instant Replay presented by Cheezit, join Andrew Wiebe and Bobby Warshaw as they break down all of the craziest red cards of the MLS 2019 season.

From Major League Soccer