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Premier League/England

Giroud signs new contract at Chelsea before possible transfer ban for club | Football | The Guardian
Olivier Giroud has given Chelsea a boost by signing a new one-year contract for next season ahead of next week’s Europa League final.

Christian Pulisic: ‘There’s a champion mentality at Chelsea’ | Dominic Fifield | Football | The Guardian
Christian Pulisic may well be the only new recruit at Chelsea next season and he is planning to make an impact.

Spurs issue ‘indefinite bans’ for touting Champions League final tickets - Football365
Tottenham are taking strong action to deter more supporters from “profiteering from fellow Spurs fans”.

Cardiff chairman criticises ‘shoddy behaviour’ of Willie McKay in Sala deal | Football | The Guardian
The Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman has called for a ‘big bang’ moment in football’s governance.

Europe

Vincent Kompany walks into a mess at Anderlecht – can he save them? | Football | The Guardian
Vincent Kompany as player-manager is a true coup as the club face a season of no European football for the first time in 56 years.

Sources: Kompany wants Man City coach,players
Vincent Kompany is hoping to take Manchester City’s Head of Academy Coaching and a number of young players on loan with him to Anderlecht.

Meunier opens up over PSG future and links with ‘beautiful clubs’ - Football365
Thomas Meunier says “only beautiful clubs” feature in speculation over his future. Not Everton, then.

MLS/Americas

USL: Sarachan, Bulow react to potential head injury rule | Pro Soccer USA
ESPN reported last week that the USL has submitted a rule change to the IFAB to implement a “head injury substitution.” PSUSA asked a few coaches about it.

Houston Dynamo captain DaMarcus Beasley announces 2019 will be his last | MLSsoccer.com
the 37 year old Beasley is in his 20th professional season.

Why Chicago Fire plan to pay $60m to move back to an NFL stadium | Football | The Guardian
Twenty years on from the opening of the first soccer-specific stadium, should the Fire’s possible move back to an NFL venue prompt MLS to face some home truths?

U.S. to host Cuba in first Nations League match
The United States will host Cuba on Oct. 11 and Canada on Nov. 15 in the first CONCACAF Nations League.

Other

Being a women’s soccer fan is exhausting, and it’s worth it - Sounder At Heart
Surprise: FIFA continues to make bad decisions for women’s football.

Women's World Cup: 'Families not allocated seats together' - BBC Sport
The issue of seating two or more people together when they wish to do so is technology's biggest challenge and one that should be solved right away OH WAIT IT'S NOT 1974 THAT TECHNOLOGY HAS EXISTED FOR DECADES

Manchester City and PSG should be thrown out of Europe, says La Liga president | Football | The Guardian
Manchester City and PSG are ‘playthings of a state’ who should be kicked out of European competition, the La Liga president has said.