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Premier League/England

The Premier League has a golden generation of young talent | StatsBomb
Up and down the table, on teams large and small, young players are staking their claims as some of the brightest stars in England.

Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward’s home attacked by fans | ESPN
If there’s one thing I like about sports fans, it’s how level headed and rational they are.

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City (3-2): Villa into Carabao Cup final - BBC Sport
It took a dramatic injury-time winner to beat Leicester City.

Man Utd: Alexis Sanchez will ‘prove you all wrong’ - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - BBC Sport
Alexis Sanchez will “come back in the summer and prove you all wrong”, says Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Tottenham sign Lo Celso from Real Betis on permanent deal - BBC Sport
Tottenham make midfielder’s loan move from Real Betis permanent, completing a £27.2m transfer.

Europe

Ada Hegerberg’s season ends through injury | The Guardian
Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament.

Hatem Ben Arfa joins Ronaldo’s Real Valladolid on six-month deal - BBC Sport
Former Newcastle United winger joins La Liga side Real Valladolid.

Jadon Sancho’s form is even scarier than the numbers suggest - Planet Football
When we look at Jadon Sancho’s Borussia Dortmund numbers for the 2019-20 season, we should be getting excited. The fact that he’s made it normal should terrify everyone.

Espanyol to ban 12 supporters after racist abuse of Iñaki Williams | The Guardian
Espanyol will ban 12 supporters who had subjected Iñaki Williams to racist abuse during a match against Athletic Bilbao.

From Danish dinner to Inter move: how Spurs lost control in Eriksen saga | The Guardian
The midfielder declined to commit when he met with Mauricio Pochettino, and that set the clock ticking on his departure.

MLS/Americas

Gregg Berhalter believes US national team is “in a good spot” after an eventful year | MLSsoccer.com
”We have a very good understanding of the player pool,” Berhalter said during the USMNT’s ongoing January camp.

NWSL will begin announcing amounts of allocation money in trades – Equalizer Soccer
As of now, that information sharing will apply only to trades, not signings or transfer fees.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Costa Rica?
The first U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team match of 2020 should feature a young lineup.

USWNT: Olympic qualifiying vs. Haiti is first official match under Andonovski | Pro Soccer USA
The U.S. women’s national team will play its first meaningful match under coach Vlatko Andonovski.

Chris Wondolowski promises ‘no regrets’ in last season with San Jose Earthquakes | Pro Soccer USA
The Earthquakes captain and all-time leading MLS goal scorer looks forward to his last season before retirement.

U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter ‘comfortable’ with Christian Pulisic recovery
U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter says he’s “comfortable” with the fitness of the Chelsea midfielder, despite him dealing with an injury.