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Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina chooses USMNT over Poland

Gabriel Slonina has chosen to represent the US, despite being called up by Poland this week. Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Chicago Fire FC goalkeeper Gabriel “Gaga” Slonina has pledged his international future to the US, the player announced on his social media on Friday. Slonina, 18, had been seen himself dragged into a …

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Tottenham eye Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic on free transfer

Spurs boss Antonio Conte is eyeing a reunion with Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, sources have told ESPN. Mattia Ozbot – Inter/Inter via Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur are exploring the possibility of signing Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic on a free transfer, sources have told ESPN. Inter are continuing talks with the 33-year-old in an …

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Kylian Mbappe future – Real Madrid, PSG confused as striker prepares to reveal plans

6:37 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid believe that Kylian Mbappe will announce a decision on his future this weekend, sources have told ESPN, with uncertainty around the situation causing “nervousness and confusion” over the club’s chances of the Paris Saint-Germain forward. According to sources, there is “pessimism” at Madrid over the potential …

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Incoming Chelsea owner Todd Boehly to witness the work that lies ahead in listless draw with Leicester City

LONDON — Chelsea may actually be doing Thomas Tuchel a favor by ending the season like this. Incoming owner Todd Boehly was at Stamford Bridge on Thursday as Chelsea meandered to a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in their penultimate home game of a campaign that everyone in these parts cannot wait to be over. …

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Premier League has zero VARs at World Cup as FIFA announces list of officials for Qatar

Stuart Attwell missed out on a place as VAR, meaning the Premier League will have no representative. Visionhaus/Getty Images The Premier League is the only major league in Europe without a single official selected to act as video assistant referee (VAR) at the World Cup in Qatar this year. PGMOL, the body which overseas refereeing …

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Manchester City’s new home kit for 2022-23 season takes them back to the ’60s

With almost 100 Premier League goals scored this season and a fourth title in five years still within their grasp, Manchester City’s reputation as one of the most entertaining teams in modern-day football is not in question. 2 Related However, the club have gone all the way back to the late 1960s in search of …

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Amnesty International want $440m compensation for human rights abuses

An Amnesty International report said that there had been human rights abuses in Qatar. Getty Images Amnesty International and other rights groups have called on FIFA to set aside $440 million (£356m) to compensate migrant workers in Qatar for “human rights abuses” during preparations for the 2022 World Cup. In a letter to FIFA President …

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USWNT, USMNT get equal split of World Cup bonuses in new CBAs

The unions for the United States men’s and women’s national soccer teams have ratified new collective bargaining agreements with US Soccer that include an equal split of World Cup bonuses, the federation and the two unions announced on Wednesday. The two CBAs will go into effect on June 1 and will last until the end …

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Cesar Azpilicueta tempted by Barcelona transfer, Chelsea may accept player’s decision

Thomas Tuchel has said Chelsea might need to reluctantly sanction Cesar Azpilicueta’s departure to Barcelona. Photo by Angel Martinez – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has said Cesar Azpilicueta is torn over a possible move to Barcelona and hinted he may reluctantly sanction a transfer if the defender does not feel he …

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Real Salt Lake’s Rubio Rubin makes one-time switch from USMNT to Guatemala

RSL forward Rubio Rubin is making a one-time switch from the US to Guatemala. USA Today Images Real Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin has been approved by FIFA to switch his national team affiliation to Guatemala from the United States. Guatemala’s governing body made the announcement Tuesday. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA …

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