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Premier League/England

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is not the problem at Old Trafford, he’s just not the solution | StatsBomb
This May will mark seven years since Manchester United last won the Premier League title.

Jay Rodriguez’s bolt from the blue for Burnley shatters Manchester United | Football | The Guardian
Chris Wood gave Burnley a half-time lead before a rocket from Jay Rodriguez finished off toothless Manchester United in 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

Revealed: the scale of Manchester City’s FFP breaches before 2014 Uefa deal | Football | The Guardian
Manchester City were found to have made inadmissible submissions to Uefa over financial fair play in 2014.


Nantes to pay tribute to Emiliano Sala - ProSoccerTalk | NBC Sports
French club Nantes will pay tribute to late Argentine player Emiliano Sala by wearing a special blue and white shirt during Sunday’s game against Bordeaux.

Barcelona win 2-1 away to Ibiza in Copa del Rey - BBC Sport
Barcelona come from behind to beat third-tier Ibiza 2-1 in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey.

Gareth Bale loan reports ‘ridiculous’, says his agent Jonathan Barnett - BBC Sport
Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett says it is “ridiculous” to suggest one of the best players in the world would go on loan from Real Madrid.


SBI QOTD: Which player are you hoping gets first USMNT call up from Berhalter? | SBI Soccer
With plenty of options available, U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter has some tough decisions to make in 2020.

Earthquakes partner with Intermedia on jersey sponsorship deal | Pro Soccer USA
The San Jose Earthquakes announced a three-year deal to have the technology company be their jersey sponsor.

Hayley Raso departs Portland Thorns to sign with Everton | Pro Soccer USA
Raso, 25, signed with England-based Everton last week.

2020 NWSL Draft: What We Learned About NWSL’s Business Model
It is a time of transition in the National Women’s Soccer League, as last week’s joint press conference held by Arnim Whisler and Amanda Duffy made clear.

Michael Bradley to have surgery, could be out four months - Stars and Stripes FC
The Toronto captain faces a long layoff.


Football clubs’ 14-minute flights and a global warming problem nobody will tackle – The Athletic ($)
Football clubs' carbon footprint is a concern but the people that run the game are not helping.