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MLS all time offsides player, an American in Leicester City and how soccer has changed in the past 10 years

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Philadelphia Union News

Analysing Jim Curtin’s American players claim
Jim Curtin has claimed that he believes in the ‘American player’ in MLS. But is the Philadelphia Union head coach’s claim correct?

MLS News

Mamadou Diallo the all-time offside leader per 90 minutes in MLS history
He scored 47 goals during that time, including 26 in his debut season with the Tampa Bay Mutiny, but the Senegalese forward was caught offside 2.96 times per 90 minutes.

Charlotte MLS plans for summer signings, but will build most of the roster next winter
As parties across sports navigate the impact of coronavirus, roster-building at Charlotte MLS continues, and Schaling said he is implementing a methodical and thorough approach to scouting with his team.

Wayne Rooney says MLS owners ‘taking advantage’ of players through trading system
Rooney admits he was shocked to learn about the transfer system in the States which can see clubs trade players without a great deal of transparency in the process.

U.S. Soccer News

Sandy Wood: An American World Cup Star
The first FIFA World Cup took place in Uruguay in 1930. Playing at left-back in the United States side that reached the semi-finals was a Scot called Alexander Wood, known better as Sandy, who later went on to spend three seasons at Leicester City.

Liga MX, MLS joint league has long-term benefits
Santos Laguna and Atlas owner Alejandro Irarragorri is adamant that MLS offers an example of sustainable growth for Liga MX and that a North American super-league would be beneficial for both leagues in the long term.

Rest of the World News

How soccer has changed in the past 10 years: From Mourinho’s peak to super-clubs
As we continue to wait for sports to return after stoppages related to the coronavirus, let’s take a look at some of the major differences between European soccer in 2020 — its style, its values and its ruling class — and the version from a decade ago.