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Major Link Soccer: NYCFC name Domenec Torrent their new head coach

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NYCFC dig into Man City’s coaching staff to replace Vieira. Fredy Montero’s club is falling apart. And Russia will use spoons at the World Cup.

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Culture

How Lebanon Transformed Anthony Bourdain - The Atlantic
In 2006, he found himself in a country falling into war—an experience that forever altered how he would understand people, culture, history, and conflict.

MLS

Vieira Out, Torrent In. With short training before their next match will we get Bit Torrent? Football & the Furious: Domènec Torrent is New York City’s new manager - Hudson River Blue
Pep Guardiola’s most trusted assistant takes over in Gotham

Warshaw: An open letter to Patrick Vieira as he departs NYCFC | MLSsoccer.com

USA

Morocco tries to discredit revenue projections for U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid
Morocco tried to heap doubt on North American promises of multi-billion dollar 2026 World Cup profits on Monday.

2018 World Cup

I got Tunisia. I’m not going to root for Tunisia because Sweden and Iceland, but I like the quiz. Who to root for at the 2018 World Cup: A tasteful quiz
A handy food quiz that allows you to make the most delicious decision of who to support in 2018 Russia.

World Cup 2018 City-by-City Guide
Russia’s 11 World Cup host cities span nearly 1,800 miles, and each have their own rich tradition and nightlife. Explore our guide for how to visit and where to watch the beautiful game.

World Cup 2018 Galactic Brain Glossary
Expand your mind with these handy terms and definitions.

Russian fans to use spoons as World Cup instrument of choice
Move over vuvuzela players. The musical instrument to master for this year's World Cup is the Russian spoon.

Fox replaces ESPN's cult of British accents with maximum volume at World Cup | Football | The Guardian
US viewers have a new broadcaster in charge for Russia 2018, and it looks like Fox is not afraid of a gimmick or eight

Will 2018 be Messi’s last hurrah? Argentina’s Lionel Messi hints at retirement – ProSoccerTalk

Egypt chief brushes off Mohamed Salah-Ramzan Kadyrov photo - 'Ask FIFA for comment'
Egypt executive director Eihab Leheita has refused to comment on a photo of star forward Mohamed Salah and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

World Soccer

Ronaldo treats kids well, you can’t argue against that. Cristiano stepped off the bus and made sure his dream came true.

Get Smart? Did You Use La Liga’s App? If So, You May Have Been an Unwitting Spy - Barca Blaugranes
La Liga admits its official app recorded you using your phone’s microphone

Fredy Montero’s club is quickly falling into disarray. Almost unprecedented: Sporting Lisbon facing exodus, free agent frenzy – ProSoccerTalk
Sporting CP has been home to Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo, and William Carvalho.