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Milan make their point and hope new owner signals a new dawn | Paolo Bandini

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The dramatic end to the Milan derby should not gloss over the fact that the now Chinese-owned clubs should be fighting over a greater prize than sixth place“Closing.” That English word has dominated the Italian sports pages for more than two years now: seven letters that became a shorthand for the day when Silvio Berlusconi would sell Milan. A good many people doubted it would ever arrive. The man they call Il Cavaliere was thought too proud to relinquish his favourite plaything: a football club that not so long ago billed itself as “the most titled in the world”.Owning Milan had granted Berlusconi not only the chance to demonstrate his self-touted sporting acumen, but important social and political capital as well. Was he really prepared to let all that go? Successive failed takeov

Tim Howard is an increasingly outdated frontman for MLS

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The Colorado Rapids goalkeeper remains a significant figure in American soccer culture, even if his best days are well in the pastGoalkeeping was not the Colorado Rapids’ problem this weekend. That is scant consolation regarding a match that was won by Real Salt Lake with goals in the 85th and 88th minutes, but it’s all that’s on offer. On the pitch, Colorado’s problem is still a near pathological aversion to converting chances into goals. With any semblance of competent finishing, they would have quickly dispatched RSL. Instead, the match only offered the Rapids a 90-minute reprieve from thinking about Tim Howard.Yes, that Tim Howard. The erstwhile US goalkeeper was serving the first leg of his three-game suspension due to what the league termed “foul language directed at a fan” an

US pro soccer's 50th anniversary: 'They called us communists and midgets'

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Fifty years ago, professional soccer in the US took its first tentative steps with the foundation of the NPSL. The landscape was barren, but it turned into a wild rideNo games were played in MLS or the NASL on Sunday. That’s too bad, because it would have been an appropriate day to commemorate a significant anniversary for North American soccer. Related: A season on the brink: wide-open NWSL making strides as fifth year kicks off Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : US pro soccer's 50th anniversary: 'They called us communists and midgets'

Football transfer rumours: Youri Tielemans to Chelsea or Manchester United?

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Today’s tell-all is in a chocolate egg-induced stuporHaving beaten Chelsea on the pitch yesterday, Manchester United hope to further frustrate the Premier League leaders in the race to prise Youri Tielemans away from Anderlecht. According to the Express, the 19-year-old midfielder, who already captains the Belgian club despite his young age, was scouted by Chelsea as Anderlecht drew with Manchester United in the Europa League last week. United, Inter, Juventus, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain are also believed to be interested in securing the services of a young man who seems to have the football world at his feet. Related: Arsenal beat Everton in race to sign Schalke’s Sead Kolasinac Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Football transfer rumours: Youri Tiele

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