David

I am a long time soccer fan who grew up in England traveling the country watching Coventry City in the 70's. Now living in the U.S. I am still as passionate about soccer as I was when I was a kid.

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Gold Cup And World Cup Qualifiers Highlight Summer Schedule

USA Soccer Fans

Despite a global pandemic and EURO 2020 taking place this summer, 2021 promises to be a big year for soccer fans in the U.S. While we will not have the usual round of international soccer friendlies this summer via the International Champions Cup we will have the Gold Cup, Nations League, 2022 World Cup qualification and some good friendlies.

Gold Cup 2021

While the schedule for the Gold Cup 2021 has not been released, we do know where the games will be played as CONCACAF has announced that these nine U.S. cities will host group and knockout stage matches of this year’s Gold Cup are:

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International Champions Cup 2021 To Be Held In Portland

The International Champions Cup will be returning to the U.S. this summer after a one year hiatus as Olympique Lyonnais and FC Barcelona, two of the biggest names in European women’s soccer, will join the Portland Thorns and Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League, in a tournament this summer in Portland, Ore.

All four teams are titleholders. Olympique Lyonnais is competing for its 15th-straight French first division title and sixth-consecutive UEFA Women’s Champions League Trophy. As for Barcelona, it was a Champions League Finalist in 2019.

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Euro 2020 Teams To Have Larger Squads Due To COVID

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Each country playing at Euro 2020 this summer will be allowed a squad of 26 and will be able to replace players who test positive for Covid-19 up until their first match.

UEFA has confirmed the increase in squad numbers from the usual 23 players to 26 in light of the tournament being played in extraordinary circumstances amid the pandemic.

The expanded squads will ease the situation if one or more players within the camp test positive for coronavirus and have to self-isolate during the finals, which begin on June 11.

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Inter Milan Win First Title In 11 Years

Inter Milan have won their first Serie A title in 11 years after second-placed Atalanta drew with Sassuolo. The Milan giants are 13 points clear after Saturday’s win at Crotone with four games to go.

Inter finished second to Juventus by a point last season, but Antonio Conte has ended Juve’s run of nine straight titles in his second season in charge.

It is Inter’s first Scudetto since Jose Mourinho won both Serie A and the Champions League in 2010.

The title is Conte’s fourth Serie A title, after winning the league in three consecutive seasons during his spell as manager of Juventus between 2011 and 2014.

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Man United Fans Force Postponent Of Biggest Game In England

Love United Hate Glazers

Manchester United’s Premier League game against Liverpool was postponed after about 200 fans broke into Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club. It is the first time a Premier League match has been postponed because of fan protests.

“This is a collective decision from the police, both clubs, the Premier League and local authorities,” said the Premier League.

Fans had gathered outside the ground and scores of green and gold flares, the colors of United’s first shirts when they were formed as Newton Heath in 1878, and of the original anti-Glazer protests in 2010.

Premier League

Harry Kane Puts Himself Up For Sale

Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur and England captain Harry Kane has put himself up for sale after reiterating his desire to win trophies following Spurs’s Carabao Cup final defeat.

Kane, who at 27 is in the peak of his career, has yet to win a trophy at Spurs, with the loss to Manchester City his third in a final.

Kane was interviewed by Sky Sports after being named as the Premier League player of the year at the London Football Awards. He is the competition’s top goalscorer with 21 and leading assist-maker with 13.

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Kronke’s Not Interested In Selling Arsenal

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Arsenal owners Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke say they remain “100% committed” to the Premier League club and “are not selling any stake”.

Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined Spotify founder and billionaire Daniel Ek’s bid to buy the club but Kronke’s say they are not interested in selling:

“We have not received any offer and we will not entertain any offer,” the Gunners owners said.

“Our ambition for Arsenal remains to compete to win the biggest trophies in the game and our focus remains on improving our competitiveness on the pitch to achieve this.”

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Manchester City Win Fourth Straight League Cup

Manchester City won the League Cup for a record-equalling fourth time in succession with a deserved victory over a disappointing Tottenham Hotspur side at Wembley.

City defender Aymeric Laporte, arguably fortunate to be on the pitch after escaping a yellow card in the first half before being cautioned after the break, rose above Spurs substitute Moussa Sissoko to head home Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick eight minutes from time.

It was appropriate reward for City creating a host of chances and dominating Spurs, who did not enjoy any sort of positive reaction from sacking manager Jose Mourinho on Monday and replacing him with caretaker Ryan Mason.

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Premier League Clubs Brexit Super League

European Super League

The European Super League has been officially suspended after all six English clubs formally withdrew from the ill-fated venture.

On another dramatic night when Chelsea fans staged a mass protest outside Stamford Bridge before their Premier League clash with Brighton, Manchester City and Chelsea began the process of killing off the rebel league less than 48 hours after its launch by pulling out late in the afternoon, putting huge pressure on the other 10 founder members to follow suit, as they held crisis talks over their exit strategies.

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European Super League: What We Know So Far

European Super League

The European Super League has been announced by 12 of the biggest clubs in Europe, and the competition could begin as early as August 2021.

The clubs that announced the Super League have left ECA and its President Andrea Agnelli resigned, becoming the Super League vice president along with Manchester United’s co-chairman Joel Glazer and Liverpool’s John Henry. Real Madrid Chairman Florentino Perez has been named Super League President.

European Super League Details

The clubs have released a joint statement announcing the tournament’s format, which is: