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Why Firmino is so important to Liverpool

Barcelona's motto is 'more than a club' but, in Roberto Firmino, Liverpool have 'more than a striker'. He does the simple things but is key to everything they do in defence and attack.

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MLS W2W4: Rooney looks to channel Tiger; NYRB to snap skid?

Wayne Rooney and D.C. had a rough start to April but need inspiration (Sun. 4 p.m. ET, ESPN), while the Red Bulls look for a first win this year.

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MLS adopting training compensation: What does it mean?

With MLS clubs now able to collect training compensation and solidarity payments, Jeff Carlisle details the implications on North American soccer.

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The history behind Atlanta United's golden spike

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Whitecaps take down LAFC for 1st win of the season

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Kaku sent off for kicking ball into stands

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Hazard to Madrid to be announced in days?

The long-discussed deal of Chelsea star Eden Hazard to Real Madrid could be officially announced in days. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Keep or Dump? Paul Mariner rates Arsenal's squad

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner decides who Unai Emery and Arsenal should keep or dump during the upcoming summer transfer window.

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English Premier League

Mind the gap: Why the Premier League is more competitive than Europe

The Premier League has some issues given the dominance of the "big six" but Serie A, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 wish they had such competition.

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W2W4: After their Champions League epic, how will Man City and Spurs recover?

What do Man City and Spurs have for a Premier League encore after their UCL epic? Man United are focused on top four, while Liverpool will be wary of Cardiff.

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