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Brain Trauma Scientists Turn Their Attention to Soccer | WIRED
Neurologists involved in the new study of brain trauma in American football players say soccer may rival that sport's impact on the brain.

Manchester City news: Benjamin Mendy a doubt for Man City's Premier League opener - Goal.com
Pep Guardiola expects a thigh injury to keep Benjamin Mendy out of Manchester City's Premier League opener with Brighton and Hove Albion.

Bob Bradley: Ex-Swansea boss appointed manager of MLS side Los Angeles FC - BBC Sport
Former Swansea City manager Bob Bradley will be the first manager of Major League Soccer team Los Angeles FC.

Curt Onalfo is out, Sigi Schmid in - LAG Confidential
Meanwhile, in Carson, Sigi Schmid comes out of retirement to coach the Galaxy, who are hurtling towards irrelevance.

Finland Has a Sports Screw Loose - The New York Times
Swamp soccer. Wife carrying. Phone throwing. The country used to be formidable in traditional sports, but has pivoted hard to the bizarre side of competition.