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Angels Links: Premier League, Atlanta, USMNT, oh my!

English recap, MLS action, and Yanks’ roster shake-up.

Manchester City v Liverpool - Premier League
“What was that???????????????”
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Liverpool and Manchester City draw, while Manchester United and Tottenham both pick up wins

On Sunday’s Premier League action, Manchester City and Liverpool battled to a 1-1 draw, with goals from James Milner and Sergio Aguero. Both teams had chances to win the match, but their finishing left a lot to be desired. Manchester United moved up to 5th place with a 3-1 win over Middlesbrough. Tottenham defeated Southampton 2-1 to move 10 points behind league leaders Chelsea, who beat Stoke City 2-1 on Saturday.

USMNT hit with more injury issues but there is still hope

The U.S. Men’s National Team was hit with more injuries to crucial players, with both Fabian Johnson and Bobby Wood picking up injuries in the past week. That, combined with DeAndre Yedlin’s injury, and Jermaine Jones and Timmy Chandler’s suspensions puts the U.S. team in somewhat of a tough spot. MLS Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle talks about how its not quite time for US fans to panic....yet.

Thierry Henry discusses Arsenal’s struggles

Arsenal have had a tough stretch lately. They were humiliated in the Champions League by Bayern Munich, while falling well out of the race for the Premier League title. Couple those with manager Arsene Wenger clashing with star player Alexis Sanchez, and fan unrest, things are gloomy at the Emirates. Arsenal legend Thierry Henry spoke about the team’s latest performance, a 3-1 loss to West Brom.

Atlanta United taking the league by storm

There were a lot of interesting results in MLS this weekend, but one that stands out is Atlanta United’s 4-0 victory of the Chicago Fire. This was Atlanta’s first ever home win, and they have now scored 11 goals in their first 3 games. Though they are just an expansion team, Atlanta United has put the rest of the league on notice, and will surely be a team to watch for the rest of the season.

Adam Lallana with possibly the miss of the season

Liverpool FC are looking to make their way back into the Champions League next year. They currently sit in 4th place in the Premier League, and a win vs. Manchester City on Sunday would have been huge for them. Adam Lallana had a golden chance to put Liverpool ahead in the 80th minute, and he responded with one of the worst misses you will ever see.

N’golo Kante’s meteoric rise

While Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were the flashy stars of Leicester City’s incredible title run last year, N’golo Kante was seen by many as the most important member of the team. This year he has been at the driving force of Chelsea’s title charge, while Leicester are just climbing out of the relegation area without him. But Kante was a total unknown a few years ago. Kiyan Sobhani of FourFourTwo magazine talks about his improbable rise to stardom.

Orlando loves soccer, and soccer loves it right back

Orlando City joined MLS only a couple of years ago, but has had no problems drawing big crowds for its home games, and has embraced both Orlando City SC, and Orlando Pride, the local NWSL team. Calen Carr examines this relationship in the latest episode of his video series, “The Movement.”

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