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Everything You’ll Ever Need to Know About VAR - E Pluribus Loonum
Video Assistant Referee replay officiating will be fully implemented in Major League Soccer on August 5th. Here’s a handy guide to what in my view is a welcome addition to the game.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester rivals whet US appetite for elite game | Bryan Armen Graham | Football | The Guardian
American fans flocked to the International Champions Cup, but MLS is probably not thrilled with the high profile these games are getting.

Two killed in stampede at South Africa soccer stadium - LA Times
Fans at a soccer match in a South African stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final tried to push through the gates on Saturday, causing a stampede that killed two people.

Wanyama uncertain for Premier League opener, says Pochettino - ESPN FC
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was injured against Paris Saint-Germain, but is expected back in training next week.

Let’s ban transfer speculation and resist the Premier League summer frenzy | Barry Glendenning | Football | The Guardian
It’s almost scary how much this is exactly how I feel.

Liverpool fans set to back safe standing in Premier League and Championship stadiums
Liverpool supporters are expected to back the introduction of safe standing areas into Premier League and Championship stadiums on Monday, with the move described as a “game changer” in how the country has watched football in the near three decades since the Hillsborough disaster.