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Looking for a positive spin on the end of NWSL, A+E deal – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

When the National Women’s Soccer League and A+E Networks formed their landmark partnership two years ago this month, the long-term prognosis was that the relative success or failure would hinge on 2019, the final year of the agreement and the one destined to be impacted by the World Cup. It turns out that was fool’s gold. The partnership ended on Wednesday. A+E will remain on board as a sponsor for the 2019 season, but… This is only a snippet of…

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Who is Going to Be Victorious from Europe’s Top Five Leagues? – Football Article

New season, new beginnings, and new hope across Europe’s elite leagues this season with all eyes on the grand prize of securing a coveted league title. But as we enter the 2018/19 season, who looks in pole position across the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1? Some are easier than others to predict as we select our five Champions ten months early. Ligue 1 – France From betting with your hard-earned cash or cryptocurrency on the…

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Semifinals set, new champion to be crowned – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

We look at the highlights from the Westfield W-League in Australia for Week 14, with Melbourne Victory winning the Premiership title while Brisbane, Sydney FC and Perth Glory are set for next week’s semifinals.  Player of the Week—Gunni Jonsdottir (Adelaide United) Icelandic international midfielder Gunnhildur (Gunni) Jonsdottir, the Utah Royals loanee in her first year in the W-League, scored her only goal of the… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written by Tim Grainey Read Full Article

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Possible Transfers of Manchester United this Winter – Football Article

It has, so far, been a season of discontent at Old Trafford and one that if rumours are to be believed could have ended for United manager Jose Mourinho had Alexis Sanchez not popped up with a late winner against Newcastle at the weekend. Behind the scenes it appears all is not well in the red half of Manchester with those who enjoy making a bet on football staying away from United, especially when checking out the best betting advice…

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What Reign FC’s changes tell us about the future of NWSL independents – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Reign FC’s move from the center of Seattle to Tacoma, the not-so-twin city 35 miles to the south, was met with the kind of mixed reaction that majority owners Bill and Teresa Predmore surely expected. Tacoma isn’t going to be for everyone, and the relocation is likely to carry a short-term cost of current Reign fans who won’t or can’t make the trip south. The reasons for the move have been detailed at length:… This is only a snippet of…

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Football, lies, damned lies and statistics – Football Article

In 2010 the Fenway Sports Group purchased English Premier League side Liverpool Football Club. From the outset, their intentions were simple. They would apply statistics-based approaches to the running of Liverpool in terms of player acquisitions and team tactics. The method, popularised in the Michael Lewis book Moneyball about the Oakland A’s baseball team, had not yet been utilised in soccer but Fenway set about adapting the approach. Liverpool’s early signings signalled their new philosophy – They paid £20m for Stewart…

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Assessing the FIFA World Cup legacy in Russia – Football Article

My own abiding memory of the 2018 World Cup Final was not the atmosphere before, during or after the game; nor was it was not the array of talents and goals, or the extremely large number of Chinese media who had not been for the matches at Luzhniki previously. It was a moment that turned the heart crossways in me. As my co-commentator was following the action, to give me a water break, I spotted a uniform. Then another. I stood up and…

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Alexi Lalas on media coverage of the USWNT – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Former U.S. men’s national team defender and Fox Sports studio analyst Alexi Lalas joins The Equalizer Podcast for a discussion on how he covers the women’s game the same way he covers the men’s game, plus his thoughts on the United States’ chances at the 2019 World Cup. Editor’s note: We recorded this podcast prior to the United States’ recent matches against France and Spain. The Equalizer Podcast is now… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written…

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As Press shines for USWNT in Europe, another question about how to best utilize her – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Photo Copyright Daniela Porcelli | Joerdeli Photography The United States women’s national team slightly redeemed their start to 2019 by claiming a 1-0 victory over Spain, three days after dropping their opening match to France, 3-1. Neither match was much to write home about for the Americans, as they spent large parts of each chasing the ball after turning it over. But one consistently bright… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written by Chelsey Bush Read Full…

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What’s Plan B? European jaunt shows Ellis what works — and what doesn’t – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

ALICANTE, Spain — “It’s about looking at players’ versatility. It’s important for us to explore our options and profiles of players.” That was the response of U.S. women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis when asked by The Equalizer whether her side’s trip to Europe was as much about exploring and testing out potential Plan Bs, if Plan A at the World Cup isn’t working. The question was in response to the number of players she tried out in different…

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Former Australian cricketer makes a highly controversial statement on MS Dhoni’s situation in the Indian team – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email The Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team had a phenomenal outing in their recent tour of Australia, becoming the first Asian team to register a test series victory down under. The men in blue followed it up with a tremendous show in the three match ODI series, beating the hosts 2-1 to register their first ever bilateral ODI series victory on Australian soil. Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones heaped praise on the Virat Kohli’s troops…

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The perception of inactivity hurt the NWSL at the 2019 College Draft – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Robin Alam/ISI Photos   As the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft commenced in Chicago on Jan. 10, no one could deny it stood as a testament of progress in a still-young league. The production value was high, fans came out in full force, and the interest in the league in a World Cup year stood to rival that of any previous season. However, despite the festivities, in the weeks… This is only a snippet of a Football Article…

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Utah Royals head coach Laura Harvey – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Photo Copyright Lewis Gettier for The Equalizer The Equalizer was lucky enough to be included in the United Soccer Coaches Convention’s first Podcast Row in Chicago, where we caught up with personalities from across the soccer world. On this episode, Dan Lauletta and Chelsey Bush catch up with Utah Royals FC coach Laura Harvey to discuss the team’s inaugural National Women’s Soccer League… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written by Equalizer Podcast Team Read Full Article

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Analysing German football post 2018…Löw and behold – Football Article

For Die Mannschaft, 2018 was annus horribilis, a year eminently forgettable in more ways than one. Never before in their illustrious history had the German national team failed in successive tournaments in the same year. However, this palpable crisis may also be the harbinger of another good era for arguably the most consistent nation in world football. Embed from Getty Images Seeing the team losing like this and going out at the group stage was not easy. Even if you…

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