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NYCFC Contest Gifts Sleeve Sponsorship To Bronx-Based Chocolate Company

New York City Football Club will become the first Major League Soccer (MLS) club to feature a small business on their shirts as the team have gifted their sleeve sponsorship to a Bronx craft chocolate company, Reuters has learned on Monday.

NYCFC, through a contest designed to help a local business impacted by COVID-19, surprised Sol Cacao with the prime advertising space to go along with the winning prize of a full partner package.

Arjen Robben Returns From 7-Month Injury Nightmare With Vintage Performance

The return of Arjen Robben to boyhood club Groningen after a year of retirement was one of the feel-good stories of last summer’s transfer window. But for all his legendary contributions at Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, the threat of injury always hovered around the “Man of Glass”, even at the height of his physical power.

It’s Very Easy To See Why Barcelona’s Interested In 17-Year-Old Cade Cowell

On Monday, 17-year-old San Jose Earthquakes forward Cade Cowell was handed Player of the Week honors for Matchday 3 of the 2021 MLS season. 

With one goal and two assists in San Jose’s 4-1 win over D.C. United, the teenager now has a league-leading three assists and two goals from six shots on target after three games.

Cruz Azul Dedica Su Triunfo En Concachampions A Víctima Del Accidente Del Metro En CDMX

Cruz Azul sumó una nueva victoria a su colección 2021, al vencer por 1-0 al Toronto FC y avanzar a las semifinales de la Liga de Campeones de la Concacaf. Sin embargo, más allá de los registros, el triunfo de los celestes tuvo un cariz emocional, luego de que el equipo dedicara su actuación a Ismael Salazar, una de las víctimas en el accidente en la Línea 12 del Metro de la CDMX.

Salazar fue uno de los 25 fallecidos luego del desplome de un tren entre las estaciones Olivos y Tezonco, en un incidente que causa desazón e indignación en México. 

Sporting Stuns Barça With 4 Straight Goals In 4-3 Futsal Champions League Final Win

The 2020-21 UEFA Futsal Champions League came to a dramatic conclusion in Zadar, Croatia, on Monday night with 2019 winner Sporting CP playing 2020 champion Barcelona.

Barça advanced to the final behind the play of two-time Best Player in the World Ferrão. The 30-year-old Brazilian scored a hat-trick in the club’s semifinal win over Kairat Almaty, adding to the goal he scored against Dobovec in the quarters.

Wes Hoolahan's Late-Career Revival Has Cambridge Nearing An Unexpected Promotion

When Wes Hoolahan was released by West Bromwich Albion at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, it appeared his career was as good as finished.

The Irish international had played just 114 minutes in the Championship for the Baggies that year, and did not make a single appearance in the final three months of the season.

Can Any MLS Clubs Upset Their Liga MX Opponents In The CCL Quarterfinals?

With five MLS clubs and three Liga MX sides making up the quarterfinals of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League, the stage is perfectly set to deliver the matchups we all want to see.  

While one MLS side is guaranteed passage to the semifinals (Atlanta and Philadelphia do battle in the quarters), we’re eagerly anticipating 2018 CCL finalist Toronto against 2014 CCL winner Cruz Azul, reigning MLS Cup titleholder Columbus taking on 2019 CCL victor Monterrey, and 2020 MLS is Back Tournament champ (the highest accolade around) Portland clashing with 2016 CCL top dog América.   

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