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England-Scotland illustrates how VAR misunderstands soccer -
VAR doesn’t understand soccer’s unwritten rules.

Five tips for surviving the Women’s World Cup - All For XI
It’s only been a few days but it’s hit all of us like a freight train

Kim Little urges Scotland to show natural ability at Women’s World Cup | Football | The Guardian
Kim Little said Scotland showed signs of their ability in the 2-1 opening defeat against England

Christine Sinclair is ready to set goal-scoring record at the World Cup -
The unassuming Canadian striker is the World Cup’s quietest megastar.

Estefania Banini’s creativity stymied Japan in Argentina’s first World Cup point -
An inferior Argentina squad went toe-to-toe with a World Cup contender. It has Estefania Banini’s fearlessness to thank.

USA v. Thailand: What to Watch For - Stars and Stripes FC
The US women finally kick off their World Cup in a match they should win comfortably.

French Baguettes: The calm before the title defense - Stars and Stripes FC
Fans are starting to get excited...and ready.

Women's World Cup: Canada 1-0 Cameroon - BBC Sport
A header by Kadeisha Buchanan, voted best young player at the 2015 Women's World Cup, ensures Canada open their 2019 campaign with a win over Cameroon.

Rachel Brown-Finnis column: 'England can't afford lethargic second halves this World Cup' - BBC Sport
Former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis believes the Lionesses can't afford a repeat of the second-half sloppiness that affected their World Cup opener against Scotland.


Houston Dynamo sign Michael Salazar from Rio Grande Valley FC |

Warshaw: Crowning each team’s best player through first half of 2019 |
It’s just about the halfway point of the season and only 12 teams played over the weekend, so it’s a good chance to do something different. This week, our 24 Takeaways will take a look at the 24 Top erformers of 2019 so far — one for every team around the league.

Official: LAFC transfer midfielder Andre Horta to SC Braga |
LAFC got a great deal here


The USWNT and the Fight for Equal Pay - The Ringer
Twenty years after Brandi Chastain and the ’99 squad lifted the World Cup trophy, the women’s team has grown more famous and successful than their male counterparts—yet their battle for equal pay continues

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What position should Pulisic play for USMNT? – ProSoccerTalk
Pulisic is the main man for the USMNT and Berhalter needs to play him in his best position.


Squizzato: Canada enter 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup with real expectations |
For the first time in a decade, the Concacaf Gold Cup knockout stage isn’t a pie-in-the-sky dream for Canada—it’s the bare-minimum expectation.

Euro 2020 qualifying: Spain, Poland, record big wins, Rep. of Ireland tops Gibraltar – ProSoccerTalk
Here's a rundown of today's Euro 2020 qualifying action.

AFC: Macau won’t travel to Sri Lanka for World Cup qualifier – ProSoccerTalk
The Asian Football Confederation says it has been informed by the Macau Football Association that its national team will not travel to Sri Lanka for a 2020 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday at Colombo.

Aston Villa seal permanent transfer for playoff hero El Ghazi – ProSoccerTalk
After excelling on loan, El Ghazi joins Villa from Lille permanently.

De Ligt reveals Ronaldo asked about Juve transfer – ProSoccerTalk
Ronaldo dropped a not so subtle hint to De Ligt after Portugal beat the Netherlands on Sunday.

Harry Maguire: Manchester United still want Leicester City defender - BBC Sport
Manchester United are continuing to show interest in defender Harry Maguire, even though Leicester have no wish to sell the player.

Six crazy transfers that would improve the Premier League's top-six
If your club could sign any player, who would it be? Mark Ogden identifies the player that would most improve each of the Premier League's top six.

Coutinho admits to poor season at Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho admits his performances for Barcelona this season were not good enough as the club look to cash in on the Brazilian.

Sources: Wan-Bissaka could cost Utd £60m
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting right-back Wan-Bissaka as part of his overhaul, but United have had an initial offer rejected.

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