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Premier League/England

Lampard praises Pulisic for impact in Newcastle win
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard credited Christian Pulisic for being impactful against Newcastle United in a 1-0 win.

Why it’s probably safe to get very excited about Callum Hudson-Odoi | FourFourTwo
It can be easy to overstate the potential of promising English teenagers.

When Saturday Comes - How Millwall’s “action plan” reflects FA’s new approach
While a £10,000 penalty for racist chanting may appear an insufficient punishment, behind the scenes a considerable investment has been made into confronting the issue at The Den.

EFL checks on prospective owners to be reviewed after Bury expulsion | The Guardian
The English Football League is to examine how it can protect clubs from inadequate owners before they are allowed to take over, following the expulsion of Bury.

Patrice Evra: Jamie Carragher apologises for Luis Suarez t-shirts - BBC Sport
The ex-Liverpool defender apologised to Patrice Evra for wearing t-shirts in support of Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan racially abused the Frenchman in 2011.

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham Hotspur’s ‘worst opponent is ourselves’ - BBC Sport
Manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham’s worst opponent this season has been themselves.

Europe

La Liga lines up Miami to host Villarreal v Atlético in regular-season game | Football | The Guardian
Plans for Miami to host a La Liga game are being rekindled with the Spanish league trying again to take a regular-season game to Florida.

Seven Liverpool players on Ballon D’Or shortlist, Bronze and White nominated | Football | The Guardian
In all, 15 Premier League-based players were named alongside five-times winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

MLS/Americas

MLS expansion: Sacramento Republic to be 29th franchise | Pro Soccer USA
Sacramento Republic FC will join Major League Soccer as its 29th franchise and begin MLS play in 2022.

Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs: A look at Conference Semifinal matchups | MLSsoccer.com
An early preview of the Conference Semifinal round of the 2019 MLS Playoffs.

Sources: Louisville to get NWSL team for 2021 launch – The Athletic ($)
A formal announcement is set to take place in the near future.

Other

‘Rebuilding’ is a myth spun from candy floss and farts... - Football365
Football is chaos and all anyone can do is ride the tiger and hang on. Don’t pretend you have a plan.

Landmark study reveals link between football and dementia | Football | The Guardian
Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than the general population.