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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.


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11 Sep

Beckham in Talks to Bring Messi to MLS

Messi, 32, has played for Barcelona his entire career but according to reports from Radio Cataluyna, Beckham has opened up talks with Messi’s representatives and there is a huge financial package on the table for Messi to come to MLS.

From NBC Sports

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10 Sep

Is MLS Blessed With Brilliant Attackers … or Are Its Defenders Just Terrible?

Recent seasons has seen the average number of goals in an MLS match creep up and up.

From The Guardian

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09 Sep

For U.S., Latest Loss to Mexico Is Another Measuring Stick

Mexico is the measuring stick. The United States men’s soccer team can try new things against Ecuador and Chile and learn lessons against Panama and Jamaica. But the true tests of where the team is, and where it wants to go, always come in matches against Mexico.

From The New York Times

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05 Sep

Qatar 2022: FIFA World Cup Logo Unveiled

The design of the FIFA World Cup logo reflects both the tournament’s compact infrastructure and winter schedule.

From Sportslens

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04 Sep

European Transfer Review: Where Did Your Club Fail?

The transfer window for Europe’s major leagues is closed again for the rest of the year, but how did your team do? Did they leave any gaps?


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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