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Tuesday cannon fodder: Unfinished blunder disadvantage

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Premier League/ England

Mauricio Pochettino hits out over Tottenham’s ‘massive disadvantage’ | Football | The Guardian
Tottenham’s manager says the FA and Premier League must do more to ensure English teams have the same preparation time as European clubs in the Champions League.

Bolton Wanderers: Championship strugglers close training ground - BBC Sport
Championship side Bolton Wanderers close their training ground on Monday as the club’s financial problems continue.

Lukaku ‘won’t kiss ass’ to get respect he deserves - Football365
”I will never get my respect,” says Romelu Lukaku. He blames a racism among some sections of the media.

Mourinho speaks of ‘unfinished business’ at Man Utd - Football365
He apparently wants to get them relegated?

Arsenal’s Emery a concern, Mustafi king of blunders: Petit
Unai Emery’s style is a “concern” while Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is the “king of blunders,” according to club legend Emmanuel Petit.

Manchester United’s Alexis Sánchez may be out for rest of season | Football | The Guardian
The Manchester United forward is facing eight weeks out with a knee injury.

Manuel Pellegrini hails West Ham star Declan Rice as England’s best choice | Football | The Guardian
The West Ham manager said Declan Rice was the best current English holding midfielder.

Harry Kane: Tottenham need to ‘step up under pressure’ - BBC Sport
Striker Harry Kane says Tottenham need to raise their game at important moments if they are to start winning trophies.

The making of Virgil van Dijk: how Liverpool’s rock became the world’s best defender | FourFourTwo
Many doubted he’d live up to the price tag after a record-breaking move to Liverpool.

Europe

Real Madrid: Gareth Bale treatment by fans ‘a disgrace’ - agent - BBC Sport
The treatment of Gareth Bale by Real Madrid fans is “nothing short of a disgrace”, according to the Wales forward’s agent.

Iceland 1-4 Scotland: Shelley Kerr’s side finish second in Algarve Cup group - BBC Sport
Scotland Women earn a dominant victory over Iceland to secure second place in Group A at the Algarve Cup.

Turkish club Sakaryaspor claim their players were cut by a Amed SK player - BBC Sport
Turkish third division club Sakaryaspor accuses a player from Amed SK of cutting players “with a sharp object” during a league game.

MLS/Americas

Improvements are coming at Sky Blue FC, but is it enough? | Pro Soccer USA
Sky Blue FC is getting long-needed improvements in living and training arrangements, but the team has still faced issues during the offseason.

New England Revolution friendly with Chelsea named ‘Final Whistle On Hate’ | Pro Soccer USA
The New England Revolution will host Chelsea at Gillette Stadium on May 15 for a friendly to combat worldwide anti-Semitism.

Coach Jill Ellis confident USWNT can still win SheBelieves Cup | Pro Soccer USA
They’ll need a little help from Japan and England, but Ellis is confident.

Carlos Vela: LA Galaxy to ‘regret’ Giovani dos Santos exit
LA Galaxy exercised their option to buy Giovani dos Santos out of his contract as they had reached their limit of three Designated Players.

MLSsion Accomplished - Howler Magazine
As the 2019 MLS season begins, has American Soccer reached The End Of History?

How US Soccer develops the superstars of tomorrow using tech
Evangelo Spartiatis, 18, still remembers seeing professional soccer players on Facebook and Instagram wearing “some vest” during training.

WNT Honors Inspirational Women with Names on Back of Jerseys at SheBelieves Cup - U.S. Soccer
With the SheBelieves Cup and Women’s History Month occurring concurrently, the timing is perfect for a celebration of groundbreaking women.

English-Style Sports Books In Major League Soccer Stadiums? Garber Leaves Door Open
MLS Comissioner Don Garber left open the possibility that some day fans in American stadiums could have the same gambling options as English fans do.