Chelsea beat West Brom 1-0 on Friday to clinch the title with two games to spare. Their turnaround from last season was remarkable, going from finishing 9th in the league to winning the league the next season. Andi Thomas of SB Nation talks about how one of the key ingredients for Chelsea’s championship run was new manager Antonio Conte.
Roma beat Juventus 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico to jump back into second place, and keep their slim title hopes alive. Roma overtook Napoli for 2nd place, which is an automatic Champions League qualifying spot. Despite the gap being down to four points now, Juventus are still in poll position to win the title, but Roma showed they are not going away without a fight.
The Mallory Pugh transfer saga is now over. She decided against going abroad, despite reported interest from several teams in Europe. This is huge for the NWSL, as Pugh is a very exciting young player, who could help bring more exposure and fans to the league. The Washington Spirit will be no doubt be very excited that Pugh chose to sign with them.
Atlanta United got a tough draw in Portland, the LA Galaxy thrashed the New York Red Bulls in New Jersey, and Justin Meram had a hat trick to knock off the Montreal Impact. Matt Doyle talks about all these and more for MLSsoccer.com
Carli Lloyd scored in Man City’s 4-1 win over Birmingham City to win the Women’s FA Cup. Lloyd will surely be happy to pick up some silverware while she is on loan at Man City. Lloyd seems to enjoy scoring at Wembley, as she also scored both goals for the US in the Olympic final in 2012.
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