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Claude Puel sacked as Southampton manager after one season in charge | Football | The Guardian
Claude Puel has been sacked from his post as Southampton manager.

Football Supporters Federation criticises late Premier League games proposal | The Independent
In England, unlike the US, night games are the exception not the rule, and the proposal to increase the number of 7.30PM starts has fans less than thrilled.

Which famous robot does the Premier League's Random Fixture Generator most resemble? - The Irish News
It's adorable that in 2017 people still think a "fixture generator" is an anthropomorphised thing.

FC Cincinnati release renderings of proposed soccer-specific stadium | MLSsoccer.com
Because everyone loves a good stadium render, let's take a look at the Queen City's latest offering.

FC Cincinnati beats Columbus MLS team in U.S. Open Cup
Speaking of FC Cincinnati, it's The Magic Of The Cup, US edition: FCC beats MLS' Columbus Crew in the fifth round of the US Open Cup.

Schweinsteiger unsure of his MLS future beyond this season - Goal.com
Bastian Schweinsteiger admits he is "really happy" playing with the Chicago Fire, but it appears he isn't ready to commit his future to MLS after this season.

Passing Percentages Are Mostly Useless – Quantifying Passing Ability | StatsBomb
You know how much I like stats, and how I want them to someday be effectively used in soccer. Recognizing where and why they don't work is a huge first step.