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Angels Links: Premier League title race blown open

Also an exciting weekend in MLS, and a nice story behind a goal celebration.

Manchester United v Chelsea - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Premier League title race back on?

Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday to reignite the title race in England. This result, combined with Tottenham’s 4-0 win on Saturday, leaves the gap at the top of the table at just four points, with six games left. Chelsea have an easy schedule remaining, so it remains to be seen whether they can be caught by Spurs, but this loss to United will certainly make things interesting.

Action-packed MLS weekend

It was the late show this weekend in MLS, as Orlando City, Montreal Impact and Real Salt Lake scored in the last few minutes to win their games, and the San Jose Earthquakes scored late to tie their game against FC Dallas. Also, check out an incredible goal from almost the halfway line from David Villa, and a creative backheel goal from the Impact’s Anthony Jackson-Hamel.

Isco’s heartfelt goal celebration

Isco, a midfielder for Real Madrid, scored twice in Madrid’s win vs Sporting Gijon over the weekend. Fox Soccer’s Caitlin Murray talks about Isco’s unique goal celebration, and the heartwarming story behind it.

How the World Cup bid of 2026 could change U.S. Soccer

Last week, the U.S. made their bid for the 2026 World Cup official, submitting a combined bid with Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup. Graham Parker of FourFourTwo magazine discusses how this bid could change MLS, and U.S. Soccer as well.

Sydney Leroux and Amy Rodriguez score in their return to NWSL

Sydney Leroux and Amy Rodriguez scored in their long-awaited returns to NWSL, to lead FC Kansas City to a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers as NWSL kicked off its season this weekend. It wasn’t all good news though, as Rodriguez was forced to leave the game with an injury just a few minutes after scoring. Hopefully it is not a serious injury.

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