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United goes for a real rarity: a championship in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — When Atlanta United reached Saturday’s MLS Cup final, the 2-year-old soccer team moved to the cusp of a truly rare accomplishment. The last big league championship in this city was captured on Oct. 28, 1995 , when the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in Game 6 of the World Series. In case anyone is counting, that was 8,442 days ago. Even taking into account minor leagues and fringe sports, only four teams have claimed titles since Atlanta became a big league city with the arrival…

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Pep Guardiola Admits He Doesn’t Expect ‘Loyalty’ From Man City Starlets Amid Brahim Diaz Exit Links

Pep Guardiola has admitted he does not expect loyalty from Manchester City’s brightest young stars, amid reports that Brahim Diaz is poised to walk away for free next year to join Real Madrid. It has become something of a trend in recent years, with Jadon Sancho the most famous recent example of a young City prospect who has sought increased first team football away from the Etihad Stadium. Sancho has found great success in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and there is increasing speculation that Diaz is set to become the latest City starlet…

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Barcelona to Meet With Super Agent Mino Raiola Ahead of Move for Ajax Starlet Matthijs de Ligt

Barcelona are set to step up their pursuit of Ajax wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt by arranging a meeting with the defender’s agent, Mino Raiola. Raiola, who has earned the nickname ‘Super Agent’ thanks to his involvement in several blockbuster transfers, is likely set for a busy January as 19-year-old de Ligt has been heavily linked with several of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Barcelona said to be incredibly interested in the youngster. Soccrates Images/GettyImages News of Barcelona‘s impending meeting with Raiola comes from Spanish outlet Sport, who state that Raiola is expected to…

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Liverpool Fans Hit Out at Virgil van Dijk on Social Media After Poor Display Against PSG

This week’s juiciest Champions League fixture was the clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. The French outfit came out on top with a 2-1 win, putting them in prime position to qualify for the next round. However, the loss leaves Liverpool with a bit of work to do yet if they want to make the last 16.  The Reds were two goals down inside the first 40 minutes and some fans felt as if the weak link came at right back, where Joe Gomez was playing. The Englishman was chosen ahead of…

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Agent Claims Huddersfield Town Winger Will Not Leave Terriers in January Amid Egypt Links

Ramadan Sobhi’s agent has played down suggestions that the winger could leave Huddersfield Town in the January transfer window. Despite limited game time for the Terriers since his summer switch from Stoke, agent Nader Shawky has insisted that Sobhi is still wanted by his manager David Wagner.  Shawky also revealed that there have been no ‘official’ offers for Sobhi from Egyptian champions Al Ahly. William Early/GettyImages In radio comments as quoted by Egyptian website KingFut, Shawky said: “Till this moment, Ramadan Sobhi is staying with his team. Al Ahly did not officially request the services of…

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El precio en el que tasaría el Ajax a De Jong y De Ligt

El mediocentro y el zaguero del club holandés, con la misma nacionalidad, son dos futuribles para el FC Barcelona y varios grandes clubes de Europa. Mundo Deportivo menciona que el Ajax quiere cobrar 75 y 65, respectivamente, sumando un total de 140. La secretaría técnica azulgrana, según menciona el rotativo editado en la Ciudad Condal, vigilaría de cerca a Frenkie de Jong y Matthijs de Ligt, de 21 y 19 años. Ambos son habituales en el Ajax de Amsterdam, incluyendo la capitanía del zaguero, además de su consagración en el…

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Denuncian a los doctores de CONMEBOL por el informe sobre los jugadores de Boca

El Doctor Juan Carlos Quesada presentó este martes por la mañana una denuncia contra Francisco Pangrazio, Francisco Mateu, Jorge Pagura y José Veloso, los médicos de CONMEBOL que estuvieron asignados para la final de vuelta de la Copa Libertadores entre River y Boca. La causa, radicada en la Fiscalía 30 del Juzgado de lo Criminal y Correccional número 7 de Buenos Aires, acusa a los profesionales de “falsificación, estafa y ejercicio ilegal de la medicina” por el informe que realizaron sobre los futbolistas Xeneizes Pablo Pérez y Gonzalo Lamardo. “Desde…

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Napoli vs Red Star Belgrade Preview: How to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Napoli host Red Star Belgrade in a huge Champions League tie on Wednesday, with everything still to play for. The Partenopei sit second to Liverpool on goal difference in Group C, after back-to-back draws with Paris Saint-Germain. Just two points separate all four sides in the group, meaning that every game is still crucial. Francesco Pecoraro/GettyImages A Napoli victory would see the Italians through to the knockout stages, as long as PSG do not win against Liverpool. For Red Star, defeat would see them out of the Champions League, confining them…

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Mauling at Eibar Is Proof That Real Madrid’s Problem Is the Players & Not the Coaching Staff

Real Madrid’s shock 3-0 defeat away to Eibar in La Liga on Saturday was the latest piece of evidence to suggest that Los Blancos’ players, and not Julen Lopetegui, are to blame for the club’s woeful start to the season. It came as no surprise when former Spain head coach Lopetegui was sacked following Madrid’s crushing 5-1 defeat to Barcelona in El Clasico last month, but questions remained as to who was really to blame for the shocking form of the European champions. A difficult period of transition was expected…

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How to Watch Juventus vs. SPAL: Live Stream, Game Time

How to watch Juventus play SPAL in a Serie A matchup on Saturday, Nov. 24. SPAL visits Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in a Italy Serie A matchup on Saturday, Nov. 24. Kickoff from Allianz Stadium in Torino is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET. Juventus returns from the international break in first place in Serie A, with 34 points accrued through 12 matches. Juventus most recently defeated AC Milan 2–0 behind goals from Mario Mandžukić and Ronaldo. SPAL enters the contest 15th in the league standings and has just one win in…

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