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Premier League/England

Manchester City win Carabao Cup on penalties after Chelsea’s Kepa chaos | Football | The Guardian
Manchester City beats Chelsea 4-3 on penalties as the two sides failed to score after extra time.

Has Maurizio Sarri been fatally undermined by Kepa Arrizabalaga’s cup final defiance? - BBC Sport
Maurizio Sarri left Wembley on Sunday without a trophy and stripped of his authority by his goalkeeper’s refusal to be substituted, writes Phil McNulty.

Claude Puel appeared out of sync with players and supporters at Leicester | Paul Doyle | Football | The Guardian
Claude Puel failed to embrace mission to diversify from 2016 title-winning methods.

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool ‘should have won’ at Manchester United | Football | The Guardian
Jürgen Klopp felt his players failed to adapt to the changes as the game evolved.

Man United played with 10-and-a-half men vs. Liverpool - Solskjaer
Solskjaer had to make three first-half substitutions after Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard picked up hamstring injuries.

How Everton’s glorious 1995 FA Cup win over Manchester United changed the course for both clubs
With the vast majority expecting a Manchester United win, Everton would lift the 1995 FA Cup final and result in changing tides for both clubs

F365’s early winner: Miguel Almiron justifies Toon faith - Football365
Newcastle fans made it clear just how much they are counting on their new boy.

What’s it like to... scout for a League One club? | FourFourTwo
Ben Hackney has been a talent-spotter at Barnsley for almost five years.


Celtic 4-1 Motherwell: Hosts win bad-tempered game - BBC Sport
Celtic beat Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership after a bad-tempered second half as they make it nine domestic wins in a row.

Rest of the World

After allegations of sexual abuse, Afghanistan women’s soccer team fights for justice – ThinkProgress
Their voices were being silenced. So they made themselves impossible to ignore.


When will MLS have a U.S.-born black head coach? ‘It’s on a lot of black players’ minds’ – The Athletic ($)
MLS initiatives to diversify its coaching ranks have so far fallen short.

Mexican clubs open to combined Liga MX-Major League Soccer competition
Liga MX club presidents aren’t discounting a combined North American league at some point in the future.

Kit Rules Gone Too Far - Almost All MLS Teams Have a White Kit - Footy Headlines
Almost all Major League Soccer teams will have an all-white jersey this year.

US Soccer teases significant broadcasting plans for US Open Cup | - Full Coverage of US Open Cup Soccer
will be soon announcing a deal with one of our partners that will provide an unprecedented level of access for fans during the entire competition.


Farewell, One Good Place on the Internet | FanGraphs Baseball
Jeff Sullivan’s original jump to the big time - when his Leone for Third Mariners blog became the SBN juggernaut Lookout Landing - is indirectly responsible for me being where I am, blogging-wise. I’m clearly on the path to be working for a Premier League team here soon.