Tyler Adams ruled out of the Gold Cup

US Soccer: CHICAGO (June 11, 2019) – U.S. Men’s National Team defender Tyler Adams has been forced to withdraw from the roster for the 2019 Gold Cup due to injury. Following further evaluation in New York City, the 20-year-old has been diagnosed with acute on chronic groin issues that will require a minimum of 6-8 …

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Let’s quickly check in with Manchester United’s summer signings

The Bundesliga season ended less than two weeks ago. Since then Borussia Dortmund have made not one, not two, not three, but FOUR signings. A fifth if you count the U23 signing they made too! https://twitter.com/BlackYellow/status/1133834221183750145 https://twitter.com/BlackYellow/status/1131203922775937024 https://twitter.com/BlackYellow/status/1131203650372734977   https://twitter.com/BlackYellow/status/1130759031704965121 https://twitter.com/BlackYellow/status/1133019308341288960 Meanwhile Manchester United can't even complete the signing of a kid from Swansea City. Ed …

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Salary Caps regulate finances not sporting fairness

I'm in the midst of reading the original version of Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski's Soccernomics, which let me tell ya, is an absolutely fascinating read 10 years later. Anyway, they dive into a chapter about whether it's good or bad that Manchester United win every year (remember, it's 2009). They remind us that back …

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All’s quiet on the Paul Pogba front

Last week you couldn't look at any English publication without seeing headlines about Paul Pogba going to Real Madrid. The way the newspapers were speaking, it almost seemed inevitable (hyperbole is one of the English media's strong suits after all). Over the past five days there's been almost nothing written about Paul Pogba. That's weird. He's …

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CONCACAF releases dates for Nations League fixtures: Cool?

CONCACAF released the dates for the first round of Nations League fixtures on Tuesday. I guess that's cool? The USMNT will have the month of September off, before taking on Canada and Cuba in October and November. The US's group, as well as almost the entire rest of the Nations League isn't going to turn …

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How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handles Paul Pogba will determine expectations

There's been a lot made of Paul Pogba recently. I laid out my thoughts on the matter last week. Pogba is United's best player by far. If he left the team would objectively be worse. He's also being covered extremely unfairly by the media and the fans are seemingly trying to run him out of …

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