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    • Inexperienced Southgate given first shot at vacant England job
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      Inexperienced Southgate given first shot at vacant England job

      MANCHESTER, England (AP) After the acrimonious departure of Sam Allardyce, England’s national soccer team is temporarily in the hands of a man who said just three weeks ago that he wasn’t ready for such a high pressure job. Yet interim coach Gareth Southgate may end up keeping it given the paucity of top-class English managers around. The English Football Association’s preference is that an Englishman coaches the national team, but there’s hardly a queue of top-quality candidates. Alan Pardew, Eddie Howe and Steve Bruce are high on the list of bookmakers’ favorites to be the next England coach, yet none of them have managed a so-called big club in the Premier League or coached a team in the Champions

    • In the end, 'Big Sam' was exactly that
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      In the end, 'Big Sam' was exactly that

      If the English Football Association thought that the humiliating Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland was the nadir, how wrong they were.  It wasn't supposed to be like this, of course.'Big Sam' was the FA's "unanimous choice" back in July, following Roy

    • Soccer phenom Carli Lloyd on protests, equal pay & leadership
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      Soccer phenom Carli Lloyd on protests, equal pay & leadership

      In March, Lloyd along with her teammates Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Becky Sauerbrunn and Rapinoe, filed a complaint against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that members of the women's national team are paid significantly less than their male counterparts. "Things are going well with that," said Lloyd. "It's my duty and our team's duty to continue this fight. I want to leave the game better off than when I came on," she added. Lloyd said they've received overwhelming support and the real test will come when their collective bargaining deal is up at the end of the year. The 2015 FIFA World Cup winner also reflected on her former teammate and best friend, Solo. The goalie