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Man Utd hand Solskjaer 3-year contract

Manchester United today announced that interim Manager and former club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been handed a new 3 year contract to take charge of the Red Devils on a permanent basis.

Solskjaer, who has been in-charge of United for 19 games, since the sacking of Jose Mourinho, has had an excellent run, winning 14 of those games, whilst leading United to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, and on the brink of breaking back into the top 4.


USA to Face Ukraine, Nigeria and Qatar at 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team will face Ukraine, Nigeria and Qatar in Group D at the upcoming 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, taking place from May 23-June 15 in Poland. The final draw for the competition took place today at the Gdynia Sports Arena in Gdynia, Poland, one of six host cities for the tournament.

The USA opens the U-20 World Cup on Friday, May 24 against Ukraine at 2:30 p.m. ET, faces Nigeria on May 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET and finishes the group phase versus Qatar on Thursday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The U.S. will play its first two group stage games at Bielsko-Biala Stadium in Bielsko-Biala and its third group game at Tychy Stadium in Tychy.


Chelsea sanctioned for signing 29 minors

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the English club Chelsea FC and The Football Association for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

Chelsea was found to have breached art. 19 of the Regulations in the case of twenty-nine (29) minor players and to have committed several other infringements relating to registration requirements for players. The club also breached art. 18bis of the Regulations in connection with two agreements it concluded concerning minors and which allowed it to influence other clubs in transfer-related matters.


Youthful USA hold strong France to 1-1 draw in International Friendly

A 44th-minute goal from Julian Green boosted USA to a 1-1 draw against world No. 7 France on Saturday night in Lyon. The USA took the field with a starting lineup that averaged just 22 years old, but held strong in difficult conditions to earn a result against one of the world's top teams. The goal and the result mark firsts for the United States in its all-time series vs. France, which now stands at 0-3-1.

Heading into a summer break, the USA has compiled a 2-1-3 record since last October, including a 1-1 draw on the road against then third-ranked Portugal. Tonight's starting XI included seven players who have made their senior team debut in that span, while a total of 17 players earned their first caps in that time frame, making the result all the more impressive when considering that France's team had seven starters who had won a Champions League title, domestic league title, Cup title, or combination thereof this season in England, France, Spain or Italy.


Sargent, Weah create history as US beat Bolivia 3-0

The U.S. Men's National Team opened its summer tour with an impressive 3-0 win against Bolivia on Monday night at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa.

Walker Zimmerman headed home his first international goal in the 37th minute before the 18-year-old duo of Josh Sargent and Tim Weah made some history.


Sarachan Calls 25 Players to Europe for Friendlies Against Republic of Ireland and France

Following the U.S. Men's National Team's 3-0 win against Bolivia, head coach Dave Sarachan has made 10 additions to the youthful MNT roster that will travel to Europe for friendlies against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on June 2 and France on June 9 in Lyon.

Sarachan has called up goalkeepers Zack Steffen and William Yarbrough; defenders Shaq Moore, Tim Parker and DeAndre Yedlin; midfielders Tyler Adams, Luca de la Torre, Kenny Saief and Wil Trapp; and forward Bobby Wood.


World Cup Preview: Who will qualify from the group stage?

The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching and there a numerous top nations in with a chance of winning football's biggest prize. Brazil, Germany and Spain were dominant in qualifying, but can they repeat their form during the group stage in Russia?

We look at each group and predict who will reach the round of 16.


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