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Garth Lagerwey: Seattle Sounders GM on coronavirus’s onset, impact

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Grant Wahl Garth Lagerwey, the general manager and president of soccer for the Seattle Sounders, is generally regarded as MLS’s top GM, having built the rosters that have won three MLS Cup titles and reached five finals in the last......
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Twitch coronavirus fundraiser ‘Stream Aid’ features sports stars

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Appie Nouri: Former Ajax star back home, improving after coma

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Avi Creditor Abdelhak Nouri, the former Ajax rising star who was forced into a coma after an on-field heart attack in 2017, is home and making progress in his recovery, his brother said. Abderrahim Nouri told Dutch TV program De......
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Premier League’s coronavirus delay and how to complete the season

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Wilson What happens next? Nobody knows, and that includes the sporting authorities in England, and beyond. How the coronavirus will progress, how long the lockdown will last, what might happen were the virus outbreak to flare up again when......
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Jurgen Klopp cries after You’ll Never Walk Alone hospital video

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Cindy Parlow Cone: Just who is US Soccer’s new president?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Grant Wahl Mia Hamm was always one of the most intimidating players in soccer, hypercompetitive to a fault, the owner of a death stare that could reduce opponents and teammates alike to a puddle of flop sweat. But it was......
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missing Serie A, pasta and friendship

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No country has been ravaged more by the coronavirus than Italy, but its people are still finding small moments of beauty and joy in the midst of disaster. Giuseppe Lami/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock OXFORD, Miss. — On Wednesday, someone sent me a video clip of a quarantined Italian man playing the keyboard on his......
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Cindy Parlow Cone: What we need to hear from US Soccer’s president

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcxNDEyNzE0NjcxODQyOTk1/cindy-parlow-cone-us-soccer-president.jpg Grant Wahl Without actual sports going on, it makes sense that we’re focusing a lot these days on the big changes at the U.S. Soccer Federation, with Cindy Parlow Cone taking over as president and Will Wilson becoming the new CEO. U.S. Soccer needs a culture change, and Parlow......
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Coronavirus’ impact on women’s sports: How athletes are responding

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman As the sports world has come to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, SI senior writer Jenny Vrentas says the hiatus might affect women’s sports in profound ways. “Salaries for female athletes are on the whole, lower than......
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Michel Hidalgo dies: France Euro 1984-winning coach dead at 87

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Real Madrid’s stadium to store COVID-19 medical supplies

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY4MTY5MzU1NjIzODY3Nzc2/real-madrid-new-bernabeujpg.jpg Jenna West Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will be used to store donated medical supplies to help combat the coronavirus outbreak in Spain. The club and the country’s High Council for Sport announced the stadium will collect private donations which will be passed on to Spanish health authorities. “All of......
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Bundesliga powers pledge €20 million to struggling clubs

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US Soccer is at an inflection point again with new CEO, president

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcxMzg2NzE2Njk3OTI5Mzk1/will-wilson-cindy-parlow-cone-us-soccer.jpg Brian Straus Saddled with self-defeating institutional inefficiency and/or incompetence, the U.S. Soccer Federation has bungled its management of the senior national team, leading to anger and frustration among fans and stakeholders and, ultimately, costing the organization’s president his position. Doesn’t that sound familiar? There are echoes to this month’s......
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Olympics men’s soccer: Australia wants U24 limit after postponement

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Bayern Munich, Dortmund players taking pay cuts during coronavirus hiatus

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcwNzM4MTY2OTcyNTU2OTUx/robert-lewandowski-injury-bayern-munich.jpg Ben Pickman Players at Bayern Munich, Dortmund and other Bundesliga clubs are taking pay cuts during the league’s hiatus in an effort to help other employees at their clubs. “This is a valuable sign of solidarity,” Borussia Dortmund club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said in a statement yesterday.  Bayern Munich players are......
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USWNT vs US Soccer: How coronavirus, new leaders impact lawsuit

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael McCann The coronavirus pandemic has impacted American society in profound ways, and this is inclusive of the courts. Across the country, hearings and trials have been canceled or postponed as courthouses shift to more limited operations. These measures are......
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Atalanta vs Valencia linked to accelerating coronavirus spread

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Messi, Ronaldo make major coronavirus relief donations

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcwNTk3NDk0MTc3MTQ2MTE4/lionel-messi-barcelona-calm.jpg Ben Pickman Two of the biggest names in the sports world are making sizable donations in hopes of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.  Barcelona star Lionel Messi is donating one million euros that will be split between the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona and another medical center in Argentina, the Hospital......
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Weston McKennie: How Schalke, USA star is helping, training amid coronavirus

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY3NTM3MTMxMDY4MDczODcw/mckennie-pulisic-usmnt-cuba.jpg Grant Wahl U.S. national team midfielder Weston McKennie is laying low at home with his Schalke teammate Nick Taitague right now in Germany, but that didn’t keep McKennie from joining U.S. teammates Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams to make donations to FeedingAmerica.org and encourage everyone else to do the......
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US Soccer new chiefs make USWNT lawsuit settlement ‘top priority’

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcxMzY1MjI2MjkyMTkyOTQ3/uswnt-us-soccer-lawsuit-ceo-president.jpg Grant Wahl From a news perspective, the biggest headline coming out of Tuesday’s teleconference with new U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone and new federation CEO Will Wilson was clear: In the wake of a tumultuous month that saw previous president Carlos Cordeiro resign, U.S. Soccer wants to settle......

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