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Premier League/England

Manchester United weighing up move for Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho | The Guardian
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been alerted by the forward’s recent troubles at Borussia Dortmund.

Hillsborough police chief was personally responsible, court told | UK news | The Guardian
It was not unfair to single out David Duckenfield, prosecution argues at manslaughter trial.

Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons - BBC Sport
Bolton boss Keith Hill says his side are still “in the mire” despite moving into positive points for the first time this season after beating MK Dons.

U.S. teenager Matteo Ritaccio signs pro deal with Liverpool – ProSoccerTalk
Long Island native Ritaccio, 18, has impressed in Liverpool’s youth teams and now has a pro deal.

Sterling-Gomez clash: Gareth Southgate says forward may not be ‘hugely enthusiastic’ about him - BBC Sport
England manager Gareth Southgate says he “wouldn’t imagine” that forward Raheem Sterling is “hugely enthusiastic” about him at the moment.

How green are Premier League clubs? - BBC Sport
Arsenal top at least one Premier League table, which is good.

Sunderland chairman defends £9m loan deal and denies being a ‘chancer’ | Football | The Guardian
Stewart Donald described his decision to borrow £9m from a group of United States investors as a ‘win-win’ scenario for the League One club.

Norwich seemed to start the season brightly. What happened? | StatsBomb
Two wins from the first five games isn’t a huge figure, but it included some genuinely eye-catching performances.

Chelsea Women pull off major coup in signing Australia striker Sam Kerr | Sport | The Guardian
Chelsea Women have beaten top European clubs including Lyon to the signing of the Australia striker Sam Kerr.

Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva banned for one match over Mendy tweet | Football | The Guardian
Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva has also been fined £50,000 and ordered to complete face-to-face education.

Europe

Finland qualify for Euro 2020 and first major tournament - BBC Sport
Victory over Liechtenstein secures qualification for Euro 2020.

Santi Cazorla scores first Spain goal in four years in win over Malta - BBC Sport
Santi Cazorla scores his first international goal in four years as Spain thrash Malta to secure top spot in Group F of Euro 2020 qualifying.

Northern Ireland in Euro 2020 play-offs after draw with Netherlands | The Guardian
Steven Davis missed a penalty as Northern Ireland were consigned to the Euro 2020 play-offs.

Women’s football: Spain’s top players on strike over pay dispute - BBC Sport
Women footballers in Spain’s top division are striking in a dispute over pay, with eight games affected.

MLS/Americas

Brian Fernandez cut from Portland Timbers after substance abuse problems | Pro Soccer USA
The Timbers announced the departure of their most expensive DP with a one-sentence press release.

USMNT exacts revenge on Canada in Nations League romp
The U.S. Men’s National Team went looking for revenge, and came away with a side of restored confidence.

USL: Real Monarchs top Louisville for Championship title | Pro Soccer USA
David Ochoa made six saves and three defenders scored goals as the Real Monarchs SLC won the USL Championship Final.

U.S. Soccer refused to pay women equally. It now could be facing a bigger cost. - The Washington Post
Why did the federation treat the World Cup champs as lesser than their male counterparts? Reasons soon may be exposed in court.

Earnie Stewart USMNT has made progress under Gregg Berhalter
Snails make progress in getting across the garden, too.

Takeaways from Vlatko Andonovski’s first USWNT games - All For XI
Feels good y’all.

Other

Megan Rapinoe’s gender-neutral clothing is great but we can’t afford it - SBNation.com
We need more gender-neutral clothing options, but do they really need to be so darn expensive?

Discrimination in football may ‘get worse before it gets better’ - BBC Sport
This according to Sanjay Bhandari, the new chairman of anti-racism charity Kick It Out.

Wilf McGuinness: ‘I thought Munich was the end, that United were finished’ | Football | The Guardian
The 82-year-old former Manchester United player and coach talks about the air disaster, Sir Matt Busby and playing for £20 a week.