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Tuesday cannon fodder: dizzy cup obsession

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Premier League/England

Romelu Lukaku admits he may leave Manchester United before next season | Football | The Guardian
Romelu Lukaku has admitted he does not know whether he will still be at Manchester United next season.

Raheem Sterling and Nikita Parris voted FWA Footballers of the Year | Football | The Guardian
Manchester City forwards Raheem Sterling and Nikita Parris have been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.


The Diego Maradona magic that helped Napoli lift the 1989 UEFA Cup
Led by the genius of Maradona, the goals of Careca and the guile of Bianchi, Napoli thundered their way to glory in the 1989 UEFA Cup.

Schalke come from nowhere to put dizzy Dortmund all but out of race | Andy Brassell | Football | The Guardian
On paper, Borussia Dortmund should have hammered Schalke but a 4-2 defeat has virtually ended their Bundesliga aspirations.

Czech international Josef Sural killed in minibus accident | Football | The Guardian
A minibus carrying seven members of the Turkish club Aytemiz Alanyaspor’s squad crashed.

Emiliano Sala: two arrests after image purporting to show body posted online | UK news | The Guardian
People are the worst.

The remote and rugged obsession of football in the Faroe Islands
With roughly 10% of the Faroe Islands’ population of 49,000 playing football, the sport has become a national obsession and source of pride.

Stevie Chalmers: Celtic great who scored 1967 European Cup final winner dies at 83 - BBC Sport
Stevie Chalmers, who scored Celtic’s winner in the 1967 European Cup final, has died aged 83.


Zlatan intrudes in RSL locker room, Nedum Onuoha refuses apology - RSL Soapbox
Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains one of the more imminently hateable figures in 2019 MLS.

MLS is a TV ratings disaster in New York City - World Soccer Talk
MLS’s two teams in the New York region have been a TV ratings disaster.

Canadian Premier League: Canada’s soccer startup kicks off | Pro Soccer USA
On Saturday Canadian soccer history was made when the Hamilton Forge hosted York 9 for the opening game of the Canadian Premier League.

CBA Talk: Comparing MLS Player Salaries to Leagues Around the World — American Soccer Analysis
In the runup to the offseason CBA negotiations, we ask: how do MLS salaries compare to the rest of the soccer world?

With the expansion era ending, MLS needs to improve its product to find new revenue - Stars and Stripes FC
The end of the expansion era is nigh. What’s next?

Former soccer star Kyle Martino: ‘Why have we turned it into a rich kid’s game?’
Former MLS star Kyle Martino wants to make U.S. soccer more accessible to kids.