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Josh Gatt isn’t giving up on soccer, even if soccer seems to be giving up on him

[ad_1] Gatt works on his fitness at his parents' home in Tampa, Florida, following another significant knee injury -- his fourth as a soccer player. Eve Edelheit for ESPNALTACH, Austria -- Joshua Gatt has already experienced enough to fill one life. We spoke over the course of seven months as he made his way around the world, charting his journey from an obscure ground on the border of Austria and Switzerland
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At Barcelona it’s Lionel Messi, Pique and the players who hold the power, not the manager

[ad_1] "Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined being coach of Barcelona," Quique Setien said after the club appointed him last week, ending a turbulent chapter under the previous boss, Ernesto Valverde. "I never thought Barcelona would choose me."Nor did most people. Betis' 61-year-old former coach is a committed follower of Johan Cruyff, father of Barcelona's football, but he was jobless with an unremarkable coaching career when the
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LA Galaxy smart to sign Chicharito, but Mexico’s superstar must bring goals along with the hype

[ad_1] It's a signing that seems almost too perfect.Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, the most recognizable Mexican player for over a decade, is now in Southern California having signed with the LA Galaxy and the marketing possibilities seem endless. The sight of Chicharito going up against compatriot Carlos Vela twice a year (at least) adds another layer of hype to the intra-city rivalry with LAFC. Now in the weeks between El Trafficos
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LA Galaxy smart to sign Chicharito but Mexico’s superstar must bring goals along with the hype

[ad_1] It's a signing that seems almost too perfect.Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, the most recognizable Mexican player for over a decade, is now in Southern California having signed with the LA Galaxy and the marketing possibilities seem endless. The sight of Chicharito going up against compatriot Carlos Vela twice a year (at least) adds another layer of hype to the intra-city rivalry with LAFC. Now in the weeks between El Trafficos
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Mourinho wearing out welcome at Spurs? Saints achieve redemption

[ad_1] After a bright start, Jose Mourinho is already starting to frustrate Spurs fans. Richard Calver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesAnother wild weekend in the Premier League is done and dusted. We get you caught up on the action with the Weekend Review.JUMP TO: Luckiest moment of the weekend | Southampton achieve redemption | Aguero, De Bruyne worth it for City | If only Mata was faster | Are Burnley in trouble?
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Will Kane’s injury be a curse for Liverpool?

[ad_1] Everything you need to know about this weekend's Premier League action, all in one place.Jump to: Will Kane's injury hurt Liverpool | Saints to suffer PTSD | Moyes to pass first test | Man to watch | Game not to miss | Stats of the weekend | Team that needs some luck| One thing that will definitely happen | PredictionsThe weekend's big questionsWill Harry Kane's absence actually make things
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Real Madrid’s decision to bring Zidane back is paying off as they might be front-runners to win La Liga

[ad_1] 5:09 PM ETSid LoweSpain writer It was January, it was cold and Real Madrid had just sacked their manager, although they weren't going to dwell on that. The news had been filtered to their friends and henchmen in the media before it had been filtered to Rafa Benítez, the man they got rid of. He wasn't even there that Monday night at the Santiago Bernabéu and had only just
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Scrap replays, force Premier League clubs to play stars, remove VAR

[ad_1] The FA Cup third round passed by this weekend with few shocks and even fewer full-strength teams fielded by leading Premier League clubs.Liverpool beat neighbours Everton with a second-string side packed with youngsters, Manchester City coasted to victory against Port Vale with a similarly half-strength team and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw at Wolves, despite starting with Marcus Rashford on the bench and with
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Bill Barnwell’s midseason Premier League awards

[ad_1] This has been a strange first half to the 2019-20 Premier League campaign. After last year's exhilarating two-club race for the title, Liverpool have dropped two points and are 13 points clear of second-place Leicester with a game in hand. FiveThirtyEight gives Jurgen Klopp's side a 96% chance of winning their first Premier League title, and they've played only 20 of 38 games. The rest of the top flight
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Barcelona, Man City, Liverpool and Monaco? Our picks for the best team each year of the past decade

[ad_1] With another year -- and another decade -- behind us, we decided to go back and name a "Team of the Year" for each of the past 10 years. This isn't another "team of the season" exercise, either: we wanted to know who the best club teams in Europe's Big Five leagues were for each calendar year of the 2010s.The main criteria: points per game and goal differential per