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MLS is Back Tournament: Why your club can win it all, and why it probably won't

With the MLS is Back Tournament kicking off on Wednesday, Jeff Carlisle takes a look at all 26 teams to reveal why every club has reason to believe.

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Life in the Bubble: MLS players finding ways to battle boredom

ESPN takes you inside the MLS is Back Tournament bubble, where filling days is a challenge for the players.

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Laurens doubts Liverpool will go for Thiago

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Is adding Havertz what Chelsea need?

Don Hutchison and Shaka Hislop wonder if Chelsea's quest for Kai Havertz would address any weaknesses.

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Solskjaer faces tough decision with Sancho

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Odell Beckham Jr. and Cam Newton join a few members of UCLA's soccer team in a friendly game.

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