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  • Adidas defend controversial Man Utd women's shirt

    Adidas defend controversial Man Utd women's shirt

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    Adidas defend controversial Man Utd women's shirt

    Manchester United kit maker Adidas has been forced to defend its controversial new shirt designed specifically for female fans of the Premier League club. Adidas unveiled the first United kit of its £750 million ($1.3 billion) deal with the Old Trafford team last week. Nike never did that." Responding to the criticism, Adidas said it took the thoughts of fans into account before producing the kit. …

  • Mourinho sees Europe stars speeding MLS evolution

    Mourinho sees Europe stars speeding MLS evolution

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    Mourinho sees Europe stars speeding MLS evolution

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sees this year's influx of older European club stars into Major League Soccer as a key step in the North American league's global evolution. From Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard going to the Los Angeles Galaxy to fellow Englishman and Chelsea icon Frank Lampard signing with New York City and long-time Stamford Bridge teammate Didier Drogba going to Montreal, MLS has brought big names to a growing fan base hungry for top talent. …

  • Rafael joins Lyon from United on four-year deal

    Rafael joins Lyon from United on four-year deal

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    Rafael joins Lyon from United on four-year deal

    Brazil defender Rafael will join Olympique Lyonnais on a four-year deal from Manchester United after both clubs reached an agreement, the Ligue 1 side said on Monday. "Olympique Lyonnais inform that they have found an agreement with Manchester United over the transfer of Brazilian international defender Rafael da Silva who will sign a four-year deal in the coming days," the club said on their official website. Rafael, who won two caps for Brazil, made 109 Premier League appearances and won …

  • Lyon reach deal to sign United's Rafael

    Lyon reach deal to sign United's Rafael

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    Lyon reach deal to sign United's Rafael

    Manchester United's Rafael is joining Lyon after the two clubs reached a deal over the Brazilian right-back, the French side announced on Monday. Rafael joined United with his twin brother Fabio from Fluminense in 2008 and leaves Manchester with three Premier League titles, and a League Cup win. Last season he only turned out ten times with new coach Louis van Gaal more often than not preferring Antonio Valencia. …

  • Terry brushes off Arsenal's Shield success

    Terry brushes off Arsenal's Shield success

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    Terry brushes off Arsenal's Shield success

    Chelsea captain John Terry has warned Arsenal that their Community Shield victory over the champions will count for nothing once the real action starts in the Premier League this weekend. Jose Mourinho's team were well below their best as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half strike gave Arsenal a 1-0 win in the prestigious pre-season friendly at Wembley on Sunday. Arsenal's vibrant performance added to the growing sense that the north Londoners, who were already on a high after winning last …