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News and links for Thursday, July 21, 2016.

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Crossing the Line: on ending homophobia in American soccer
Yes, homophobia exists in American soccer, no matter how many rainbow flags are flown. Here's how Major League Soccer can take a stand.

I Won't Back Down - Bleacherreport
Gay Referee Jesus Tomillero Vows to Work Again

Diego Maradona offers to coach Argentina's national team for free - ESPN FC
Diego Maradona is offering to coach Argentina's national team again -- this time for free.

In praise of Sam Allardyce, the manager who gave Bolton the time of their lives - Guardian
His style has always been grounded in realism, but Allardyce’s revolutionary spell at Bolton produced one of the most intriguing stories in Premier League history

David Moyes to replace Sam Allardyce at Sunderland
David Moyes is poised to become Sunderland’s new manager as soon as Sam Allardyce’s appointment with England has been confirmed by the Football Association and compensation has been agreed.

Sam Allardyce: Sheep testicles and toilet races - the England manager's early years - BBC Sport
Sheep testicles and toilet races form part of the rise of Sam Allardyce - who is set to become England's new manager.

Borussia Dortmund sign Mario Götze back from Bayern Munich for €26m - Guardian
Borussia Dortmund have resigned Mario Götze from Bayern Munich on a four-year deal for €26m (£21.7m), three seasons after the attacking midfielder left Signal Iduna Park.

Transfer window myth-busting - The Set Pieces
Despite being the most popular sport in the world, there are some widely held myths about how the football industry works, especially relating to the financial aspects.

‘There’s a lot to come from Xhaka’ | News Archive | News |
Arsenal manager discusses the Switzerland international’s qualities and the competition for places in midfield