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Why Premier League's success goes deeper than star power, competitiveness or upsets

The Premier League is the world's most popular soccer league, but not for reasons you might think. Here's why superstar players aren't everything.

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Should we worry about USMNT's World Cup prospects after emphatic Japan loss?

It's only one World Cup tuneup game with a rotated squad and nothing immediately at stake, but should we be more worried about the USMNT's prospects this winter than we were before they lost to Japan?

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USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

Gregg Berhalter's team need to be much improved to have an impact at Qatar 2022.

USMNT falls 2-0 to Japan in World Cup warmup

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Gomez: USMNT won't advance out of World Cup group playing like that

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England's pre-World Cup scoring woes after Italy loss hurt more than Nations League relegation

Five games without a goal from open play -- and the World Cup two months away -- will sting England more than being relegated in Nations League.

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Robson: Southgate is not a good manager

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Barcelona ready to end dispute over Antoine Griezmann's future with Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann is not starting for Atletico Madrid due to a dispute with Barcelona. Is a resolution near? Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest.

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