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Major Link Soccer: Messi is not a God

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Pope doesn’t think so at least. Arsenal jumps Tottenham in the table. And Bolton’s players are going on strike.

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MLS

The next 12 days may determine Atlanta United’s season
Atlanta United won’t play a game until it takes on New England on April 13 in the abandoned go...

MLS All-Star Game 2019 opponent to be Atletico Madrid | SI.com
Atletico Madrid will be adding the MLS All-Star Game to its busy summer travel slate.

Warshaw: The Red Bulls are struggling this year. Here's how, and why | MLSsoccer.com

Columbus Crew SC to induct late Sigi Schmid into Circle of Honor | MLSsoccer.com

Nani supplying assists, but Orlando City think best is yet to come | MLSsoccer.com

US Soccer

Ep. 61: An Hour with Megan Rapinoe, Reign FC & USWNT and Bill Predmore, Reign FC Majority Owner – Nerd Farmer Podcast

Brandi Chastain wants to be a USWNT coach, and believes the World Cup champions will win it all again this year
Twenty years after the most famous penalty kick in women's soccer history, Brandi Chastain is back in the spotlight.

World

Messi’s goal “taken away” in Golden Shoe race by MARCA - but the Madrid daily has promised to review it - Barca Blaugranes
Totally normal thing going on in Spain where a Madrid-based paper is threatening take away what seems to be a good goal from Barcelona's Messi.

Arsenal beats Newcastle, moves 3rd (video) – ProSoccerTalk
The win boosts Arsenal into third place in the Premier League, while Newcastle is 14th.

Fate playing its part in Liverpool title challenge – ProSoccerTalk
Klopp admits Liverpool were lucky to beat Tottenham, as they went back to the top of the table.

Spalletti calls Icardi’s feud with Inter ‘humiliating’ – ProSoccerTalk
Nearly two months after it started, the ongoing feud between Mauro Icardi and Inter Milan is making more noise than ever.

Racing Club wins Argentinian national championship – ProSoccerTalk
Racing Club, one of the five giants of Argentinian soccer, won its ninth national league trophy Sunday.

Everton looking into video of alleged bar fight involving Pickford – ProSoccerTalk
The man alleged to be Pickford, the 25-year-old England keeper, is shown being dragged away from a fight outside a bar in Sunderland.

Benitez on lack of goals: ‘You have to spend you have to spend £40M, £50M, £75M’ – ProSoccerTalk
Will Ashley and Newcastle do enough to keep Rafa?

Manchester United's Solskjaer holds talks with Pogba over Real Madrid reports
Paul Pogba has described a transfer to the Bernabeu as "a dream" while Zinedine Zidane has made no secret of his fondness for his compatriot.

Barcelona's Messi 'is not God' but is a joy to watch - Pope Francis
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has scored 31 goals, including both in the 2-0 derby victory over Espanyol, and set up 12 more in 27 league games.

Bolton Wanderers players refuse to train for 48 hours in protest over unpaid wages - BBC Sport
Bolton players refuse to train for 48 hours after staff were not paid their salaries on time for the second month in a row.

Phil Neville calls on Premier League giants to open up stadiums for women's club games
England head coach Phil Neville has said the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United; have got to open their big stadiums and fill them; before the end of the season in light of the boom in women’s football attendances across Europe.

Culture

Magic: The Gathering Exclusive: New Kaya Cards for War of the Spark | The Mary Sue
An exclusive look at MTG's two new Kaya planeswalker cards, and a chat with Cynthia Sheppard, Greg Weisman, and Glenn Jones about her storyline.