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Robben: I had dinner with Alex Ferguson and would have signed for Man United there and then | FourFourTwo
Arjen Robben says he would have joined Manchester United over Chelsea had Alex Ferguson offered him a deal over a dinner the two shared.

Fernando Torres will leave Atlético at end of season ‘to step aside for others’ | Football | The Guardian
Saying goodbye to Atlético Madrid for a second time will be difficult for Fernando Torres ‘because I wanted to retire here’ but the forward will ‘look elsewhere for games’

How a difficult childhood helped create Zlatan Ibrahimovic the soccer god
I mean, aiming a soccer ball at an old lady's head isn't great, but Zlatan gonna Zlatan.

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid manager Capello announces retirement | English News |
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid manager Capello announces retirement.

Rumors of Iker Casillas signing with the Chicago Fire this summer are still circulating - Hot Time In Old Town
MIght Casillas be MLS-bound this summer?

2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship to be Held in Cary, N.C., Edinburg, Texas & Frisco, Texas - U.S. Soccer
The 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship will be played in three host cities: Cary, N.C., Edinburg, Texas, and Frisco, Texas from Oct. 4-17.

Sports minister Tracey Crouch rejects West Brom request for safe-standing area | Football | The Guardian
West Bromwich Albion have described as ‘disappointing’ and ‘short-sighted’ the government’s rejection of their request for a safe-standing area at the Hawthorns.

Old Firm title decider should be avoided, says ex-police body chairman - BBC Sport
Former Scottish Police Federation chairman Les Gray says a "supercharged" Old Firm match should not be a potential title decider.

EFL tells Accrington owner he must buy his players burgers even if they lose | Football | The Guardian
The Accrington owner Andy Holt, who recently revealed that he buys his players burgers if they win, has been told by the EFL he can only continue to do so if he also treats them when they lose

MLS's turf problem: can a league be world-class on artificial grass? | Football | The Guardian
According to a poll, most of the league’s players are put off by a surface that can put strain on joints. But there are good reasons for its place in MLS.