• Premier League Preview: Watford vs. Everton
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    Premier League Preview: Watford vs. Everton

    Everton are unbeaten in 11 straight matches vs. Watford (all comps) Troy Deeney is one goal shy of 100 in Hornets kit Toffees have won just one of last nine in PL Watford hosts Everton on Saturday (7:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN and streaming via NBC Sports Live) from Vicarage Road as the two clubs look to keep pace in the running with the Premier League’s top six. The Hornets have lost three of four in the PL and currently sit 11th in the table on 18 points. In that span, Watford has been outscored 11-4, including the team’s brutal 6-1 defeat at Liverpool in early November. Etienne Capoue leads the way for Watford in the goals department, with five on the season, while Troy Deeney has three of his own

  • Bangladesh unions join suit against FIFA over World Cup workers
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    Bangladesh unions join suit against FIFA over World Cup workers

    DHAKA/DOHA (Reuters) - Bangladesh labor activists said on Friday they had joined a lawsuit in Switzerland against world soccer body FIFA for allegedly failing to use its influence to ensure people working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar are treated fairly. The suit, filed in FIFA's home city of Zurich with the backing of the largest labor union in the Netherlands, calls on FIFA to force Qatar to adopt "minimum labor standards" for migrant workers preparing for the tournament, including at least the right to quit a job or leave the country. The Gulf state has faced criticism of its treatment of foreign workers from Amnesty International, the Building and Wood Workers' International organization and others.

  • Altidore named USMNT Player of the Year, Pulisic takes Young Player honors
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    Altidore named USMNT Player of the Year, Pulisic takes Young Player honors

    Jozy Altidore was the most prolific goalscorer on the United States men’s national team in 2016, scoring six times – and four times in World Cup qualifiers – despite missing the Copa America Centenario with an injury. Christian Pulisic – the 18-year-old phenom who has dazzled in his early days with the senior national team and his club, Borussia Dortmund, making him quite possibly the most promising young American men’s player ever – earned the Young Male Player of the Year award. “This is truly an honor to receive this award,” Altidore said in a statement.