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Premier League/England

Southampton players donate wages to charity after 9-0 mauling by Leicester | Football | The Guardian
Southampton’s players and coaching staff will each donate one day’s wages to the Saints Foundation.

James Milner: ‘I’m not a fan of VAR … the atmosphere is being ruined’ | Football | The Guardian
The Liverpool midfielder on the trouble with refereeing technology, the title race and why he talks in Spanish in his sleep.

Europe

Dutch and Belgian top flight set to merge to form ‘super league’
After years of talk, a new combined division consisting of teams from Netherlands and Belgium appears to have moved a step closer.

Granada: La Liga leaders compared to Leicester - BBC Sport
Tony Adams, a small budget and a Chinese owner have all combined to put Granada top of La Liga.

Ribery gets three-match ban for pushing official after Fiorentina defeat - BBC Sport
Franck Ribery is banned for three matches and fined 20,000 euros for pushing an assistant referee following Fiorentina’s 2-1 defeat by Lazio.

Atalanta and Genoa stage impressive fightbacks against the bullies | Nicky Bandini | Football | The Guardian
Inspired substitutions gave Thiago Motta a dream start in the dugout while Atalanta enjoyed a 10-goal swing from midweek.

MLS/Americas

Why all of your favorite MLS stars are Argentinian | Francisco Navas | The Guardian
Economic crisis has made Major League Soccer a new paradise for Argentinian footballers to settle and expand their careers.

BREAKING: Tab Ramos named the head coach of the Houston Dynamo - Dynamo Theory
Ramos has been managing the United Stated U-20 team since 2011.

Crystal Dunn is tired y’all - All For XI
It’s been a long, draining season and Dunn is ready for that honeymoon.

USWNT: Vlatko Andonovski named new head coach | Pro Soccer USA
Andonovski comes from the NWSL’s Reign FC.

MLS Best XI 2019: Carlos Vela, Zlatan Ibrahimovic lead group | Pro Soccer USA
The list includes representatives from eight countries and seven of the league’s 24 clubs.

Turner reportedly plans to fold B/R Live into Bleacher Report app sometime in the next two years
Synergy! or something.

One of the Guys: Wayne Rooney reflects on his D.C. United tenure – The Athletic ($)
Wayne Rooney’s MLS legacy, like almost everything else about his time in the United States, is complicated.