/Sports/Soccer/ Last Updated: Wed, Jun 3rd, 2020 @ 3:10pm EDT

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Tottenham confirm only positive Premier League COVID-19 diagnosis in lead-up to resumption of play

Wednesday's Tottenham news serves as a reminder that asymptomatic individuals can and do carry the virus.

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Chelsea target is “displaying signs of Zidane” according to his coach

Being compared to footballing legend Zinedine Zidane is an achievement in itself. But when that compliment comes from your own coach who is seeing you play every day, then you know he means it.

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MLS, MLSPA avoid lockout, plan for Orlando tournament

On Wednesday, MLS and the MLS Players Association agreed to terms for an amended collective bargaining agreement that will likely include a July return to action.

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On the One Road to Celtic’s First 9IAR, Part 3 – ‘The Road to God knows where’

MIKE MAHER who now lives in New Zealand, faithfully followed Celtic home and away during the club’s first 9IAR. We asked him to write about what it was like supporting the club during these glory years.

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Jacob Myers, The Columbus Dispatch

Major League Soccer and players union ratify CBA, finalize plan to resume 2020 season

Major League Soccer is ready to return after the league and MLS Players Association ratify new collective bargaining agreement.

       

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‘Mbappe could become a King with Klopp at Liverpool,’ admits Bayern Munich legend

Liverpool are in a good position to eventually secure Kylian Mbappe in the future due to the presence of Jurgen Klopp at the helm, reckons Willy Sagnol.

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(Video): Jose Mourinho’s legendary 7 minute rant as second Chelsea reign collapsed

What’s so great about football compared to many other sports is the way that the drama spills over off the field, into the transfer market and into the press conferences.

Bleacher Report - World Football

MLS, Players Approve Return-to-Play Plan, Ratify New CBA Through 2025 Season

The MLS Players Association announced Wednesday it has ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that will run through the 2025 season...

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Premier League provides guidelines for pre-restart friendlies

If Premier League clubs want to resume friendlies, they'll have to comply with a new set of guidelines aimed at keeping people safe and healthy.

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Jacob Myers, jmyers@dispatch.com

Major League Soccer owners extend deadline for lockout until Wednesday

Amid tough negotiations with its players about changes to the collective bargaining agreement, Major League Soccer extended a deadline by 24 hours.

       

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Pat Brennan, Cincinnati Enquirer

FC Cincinnati: How Jaap Stam describes his head coaching style

Jaap Stam's move to FC Cincinnati is a bet on himself and the unique way he plies his trade.

       

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Premier League players can protest George Floyd death during matches

Players from Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle United honored Floyd and other victims of police violence during midweek training sessions.

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Report: MLS owners, MLSPA 'cautiously optimistic' on avoiding a lockout

With states reopening despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, there were hopes a tournament that could keep MLS clubs in Florida for 6-8 weeks could precede teams returning to their home venues to play standard matches without fans. 

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MLS players skip training after lockout warning

The MLSPA agreed players will journey to Orlando for a tournament that will include all 26 clubs and serve to restart the campaign that halted after only two matchdays because of the pandemic.

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Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen: 'It's everyone vs racists'

Athletes across the globe continue to weigh in on the George Floyd death and protests occurring in America.

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Liverpool players kneel at stadium in honor of George Floyd

Liverpool players made a powerful statement by kneeling down at Anfield in honor of Floyd and shared the image to social media with the caption "Unity is strength."

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Report: MLS owners threaten lockout amid return-to-play negotiations

The MLSPA voted in favor of economic concessions for the 2020 season, modifications to the CBA and agreement to play in a tournament in Orlando. On top of that, they agreed to take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bleacher Report - World Football

Report: MLS Rejects Players' Counterproposal and 'Won't Budge Further'

The Major League Soccer Players Association announced Sunday night it had agreed to salary reductions for players as the league tries to resume its 2020 season: The concessions from the players include reduced team and individual bonuses...

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Steve Gardner, USA TODAY

European soccer player reveals 'Justice for George Floyd' message after scoring goal

After his goal in Germany's Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho takes off jersey to reveal "Justice for George Floyd" message.

       

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Jadon Sancho scores, rips off shirt to reveal message in honor of George Floyd

The struggle against police brutality is an international one, with Jadon Sancho making a statement to stand in support with protestors worldwide to demand justice for people who have been killed by officers and an end to these killings.

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