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Inside MLS is Back – Food pics go viral, how teams are adjusting to 95-degree heat

[ad_1] 2:41 PM ETJeff CarlisleCloseU.S. soccer correspondentJeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC.Stefano FusaroWith reporting from Stefano Fusaro in Orlando, Fla.There have been tweets about sketchy room service food, in-hotel wildlife and yes, some of the more comfortable surroundings at Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort. And yet the pall of COVID-19 remains impossible to ignore as the league pushes towards the start of
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The story of Klopp, FSG, Salah & Co. becoming Premier League champions

[ad_1] It is May 2015, and Liverpool have become a laughingstock. They are losing 6-1 at Stoke City on the final day of the season, the home supporters are tormenting manager Brendan Rodgers with chants of "You're getting sacked in the morning" and midfielder Steven Gerrard is ending his 710-game career at the club in humiliation.Liverpool aren't wearing their traditional red kit; instead, they're wearing black -- black shirt, black
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Barcelona philosophy crumbling around Messi as Real Madrid deserve title

[ad_1] Barcelona's ruthless domination of La Liga truly began in 1991-92. And unless a series of remarkable events are in store for us over the next few months then that three-decade reign looks about to stumble to an inglorious and inept end. One of football's greatest ever empires is in a critical condition and arguably the sport's greatest ever player, Lionel Messi, is in danger of being trapped in the
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Arsenals future under Arteta starting to take shape in terms of both personnel and identity

[ad_1] There have been highs and lows since Mikel Arteta replaced Unai Emery on the Arsenal bench in December. There have been good periods, more difficult ones, positive results and negative ones. The consistency, though, was always missing. Consistency in the performances, in the style of play and of course in the results. Finally, it feels like the Arsenal head coach has found the right formula, and with that, his
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How players, coaches cope with the silence

[ad_1] With additional reporting by Antonio Chamorro, Rob Dawson, Mark Ogden and Julien Laurens.It's not just the support Richarlison misses but the adulation. "We are used to having fans shouting, asking for pictures, singing our songs," the Everton forward told ESPN Brasil. "It is a little weird, but we have to get used to this. [Hopefully] we can go through all this soon so that the fans can come [to
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What players, teams can expect in Orlando

[ad_1] Over the next six weeks, the MLS is Back Tournament will see shouts of "Goal!" grace the environs of Walt Disney World. It also might witness roars of "You sank my battleship!"MLS players received a 61-page player handbook last Monday that attempted to address a variety of player concerns, from the scheduling of various activities between matches to more basic concerns such as food prep and security. And yes,
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Norwich defeat to Man United in FA Cup suffered without magic of packed Carrow Road

[ad_1] There was no sense of magic in the air -- just the smell of hand sanitiser. Manchester United were made to work devilishly hard to book their place in the FA Cup semifinals, but as they secured a 2-1 extra-time win over Norwich City at Carrow Road, it was hard to escape the notion that this competition will prove to be the one that suffers most from an absence
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Maguire, Ighalo lead Man United into FA Cup semifinals after frustrating team display

[ad_1] 3:24 PM ETRob DawsonCorrespondent Harry Maguire scored an extra time winner as Manchester United edged past Norwich, 2-1, and into the semifinals of the FA Cup.Maguire found the net from close range with just two minutes remaining of a tight tie at Carrow Road. After a dismal first half, Odion Ighalo put United ahead before Todd Cantwell sent the game into extra time with an equaliser on 75 minutes.
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Liverpool are Premier League champions, but where does this season rank, all time?

[ad_1] On Thursday, after what felt like countless close calls and heartbreaks, Liverpool secured its first Premier League title with Chelsea's 2-1 win over Manchester City.The nature of the typical soccer season offers plenty of things to follow beyond the title: There are Champions League and Europa League spots still to be determined; the relegation fight tends to last until the final matchday; and the FA Cup is set to
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A professional soccer player reveals he is gay

[ad_1] Thomas Beattie's pro soccer career took him all over the globe. Courtesy Penoramic PublishingEDITOR'S NOTE: Thomas Beattie played professional soccer from 2008-15. A native of England, he came up through the Hull City youth academy, but his career took him across three continents as he searched for his true identity. This is his story, as told to Emily Kaplan.When my club, Warriors FC in Singapore, qualified for the Asian Champions