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MO SALAH TAKING NECESSARY RISK UPFRONT

 

Liverpool fans have been complaining of how the forwards are looking their attacking power in the final third, in the second half of the season. Mohammed Salah, more usual than not, is the culprit usually fingered. The Egyptian is revered for his attacking prowess with the ball at his feet, with him sending fears through the spines of defenders.


Data confirms that the 27-year-old has been losing a lot of possession which could be very impacting for a side that relies on counter attacks and slow defenders. Looking at forwards from the top five league in Europe, Salah is not doing bad with regards to passing accuracy even though he losses possession a lot.
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MANCHESTER UNITED MIDFIELDER SET TO RETURN TO ACTION

Manchester United midfielder, Scott Mc Tominay, has revealed he is close to returning to the first-team action for the Red Devils. Scott has been out since December 2019 with injury and according to the player, he is very close to returning to action.

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The midfielder was expected to be out till March, but he recovered well and proven his fitness. He has joined the team’s winter training camp in Marbella

According to first-team coach Michael Carrick, he stated that McTominay has declared that things are looking good now, and he was eager to thank the medical staff at ​United for helping keep him feeling positive during the first major setback of his career. He also states that he is also on the lookout for his body, so as to be in top shape for the remainder of the season.

McTominay trained away from the main group alongside defender Axel Tuanzebe, who is recovering from his own injury, but the midfielder insisted that travelling out to Marbella was still the best thing for him.

The return of McTominay will be a huge boost for Ole Gunnar Solksjear, as his team have struggled in the middle of the park. It will also be a good time to have other option, as Ole will be eager to try the partnership of McTominay and winter acquisition Bruno Fernandez.

The fans will still have to wait to see the pair of McTominay and Bruno Fernandez in action, as the coach already declared the clash against Chelsea will be too early for the midfield enforcer.

Another player that will not make the team is Marcus Rashford as he is still recuperating from stress. He is expected to be out till April.

Manchester United will face Club Brugge in the round of 32 in Europa League before they travel to Goodison Park in the first week of April for another league action.

BALLOTELLI LINKED WITH MLS FOOTBALL

Italian football prodigal son, Mario Balotelli is being linked with a move across the Atlantic.

After spending the first phase of their expansion, targeting retired players from European football, the MLS football franchise have now seemed to be going for players that are still very much active and have a couple of years in their belts.


Mario Balotelli, currently playing in the French league remains one of the best forwards in world soccer yet his antics has made it impossible for him to enjoy football at the best clubs Europe has to offer.
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Robinson Makes Debut for USA in loss against Mexico

Miles Robinson was finally able to make his debut for the US national team after coming up as a substitute in the game against Mexico. Even though the US ended up losing 3-0 at the MetLife stadium, Robinson was extremely happy that his chance had finally come. The rivalry between the USA and Mexico is extremely intense and the Atlanta United defender was able to witness this rivalry from close quarters. Robinson claims that the perspective of the rivalry has changed quite remarkably ever since he stepped onto the pitch and witnessed it in person.

Robinson has been going through a strong season with Atlanta. Despite having a difficult start under Frank de Boer, the club have been able to make a lot of strides in the recent weeks. As the second placed team in the Eastern conference, there is a huge amount of respect on Atlanta. A large part of the success achieved by Atlanta under Frank de Boer over the last few months is down to Robinson, who was able to come on as a substitute for Walker Zimmerman, who picked up an injury. Seattle’s Jordan Morris has also been able to make an impact for the US national team.
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St. Louis will have 28 Teams

On the 20th of August, it has been confirmed by MLS (Major League Soccer) that they have awarded an expansion franchise to St. Louis that will increase the top football league of North America to 28 teams. Don Garber, the MLS Commissioner made the announcement next to the ownership group of the club, including Carolyn Kindle Betz, Jim Kavanaugh, and the Taylor family.

Along with Betz and Taylor family other six female members are part of the group. In the history of MLS history St. Louis has become the first club of female majority and also one of types in professional sports. In the year 2022, the club will start MLS play in a new stadium.

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