Day: February 13, 2021

Elaborate youth soccer visa fraud scheme tied to Sky Blue FC, Boston Breakers

The former chief operating officer of a now defunct youth soccer organization was charged on Friday in connection with a wide-ranging visa fraud conspiracy which had ties to several professional soccer teams, including the National Women’s Soccer League’s Sky Blue FC and the now defunct Boston Breakers. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts, announced …

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Five superstars and the Premier League clubs lusting over their signature

Transfer talks often gets fans into a frenzy over prospective new additions, even more so when the rumour mill revolves around some of the most exciting names in world football. We may well only be in February but that has not prevented speculation already turning towards the summer and a host of marquee names are …

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One of our own! A local lad playing a key role for each top six side

Phil Foden continues to go from strength to strength as Manchester City’s exciting home-grown hero, the midfielder outstanding as the league leaders emphatically thrashed defending champions Liverpool last weekend. Foden’s emergence has been a source of excitement for several seasons at the Etihad with the Stockport-born star having risen through the academy ranks to emerge …

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Rohit ton helps India weather top-order collapse against England

CHENNAI: Opener Rohit Sharma (pix) smashed 161 while India’s other top-order batsmen fell cheaply, helping the home side build to 300-6 on the opening day of the second match against England at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. At 86-3, India looked to have thrown away any chance of batting themselves into a strong position …

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Arteta offers reasons for Partey’s slow Arsenal start – ‘that adds pressure’

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta offered two reasons why summer recruit Thomas Partey hasn’t hit the ground running at the Emirates. Excitement levels were high when Arsenal captured ex-Atletico enforce Partey on deadline day of the summer window. The £45m man was touted as the solution to the club’s long-standing issues in the engine room. Glimpses …

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Dean Smith slaughters sloppy Villa display: ‘Not even bang average’

Aston Villa manager gave a wholly dim view of his side’s tepid performance against Brighton, labelling it as “not even bang average”. Villa survived their most sluggish performance of the season to escape with a draw at the AMEX. Club talisman Jack Grealish was uncharacteristically quiet in a Villa performance that offered very little going …

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Orlando City acquires former Brazilian international Alexandre Pato

Orlando City’s offensive firepower just got even scarier heading into the 2021 MLS season with the acquisition of a former international star. Alexandre Pato has signed with the Lions on a one-year deal, the club announced Saturday. The Brazilian international makes his first-ever move to MLS after several seasons in Europe. Pato burst onto the …

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