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Their Words

“The facilities are unbelievable and there are some of the best players in the world here. It makes our facility look like…we need to re-do it! You guys have a beautiful home here. It makes me want to be a soccer player!” The NBA’s Jason Kid visits Tottenham’s training center.  

The Radar

  1. Edu moves to the Turkish League for the rest of the season.
  2. MLS completes the SuperDraft.
  3. National Team in camp.
  4. Roma advances in Coppa.
  5. Malaga draws Barca in Copa del Rey.

Ten Stories

Klinsmann assesses early U.S. camp, updates on Donovan, more – from’s Grant Wahl: What we’re really pleased about is the way the players have handled themselves already in camp.

Dynamo’s Bruin impressing Klinsmann in first US camp – from MLSsoccer’s Blair Angulo: “Will is a team player, is focused 24/7 and he’s a great finisher,” Klinsmann added.

What They Eat For Breakfast – from The MNT Blog: Having breakfast in the morning before the intense training sessions begin is critical, and something that a lot of players have had to adjust to in their meal planning.

Frank de Boer predicts Bayern success for Pep Guardiola – from BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan: Instead the 41-year-old is Bundesliga-bound, and hoping to follow his trophy-laden spell as Barcelona coach by building a similarly spectacular era at German giants Bayern.

Pep Guardiola follows in Louis van Gaal’s tactical footsteps once more – from The Guardian’s Michael Cox: but Van Gaal is arguably still the major architect of this side.

Pep Guardiola shows Chelsea that not everyone has their price – from The Independent’s James Lawton: He has balanced the value of mega earnings against that of working respect….

Pep Guardiola’s snub for Roman Abramovich reveals the fatal flaw at the heart of his Chelsea Empire – from The Telegraph’s Paul Hayward: The Chelsea crowd have become unshockable.

French lawmakers seek to tackle PSG spending – from Soccerex: PSG’s business dealings fell under the spotlight once again with the recent revelation of a huge new commercial deal with the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

Reid On… Tackling – from Everton’s official site: Referees are now being asked to make judgements on what they call ‘intent’ and ‘excessive force’ and it’s getting ridiculous.

Globalization Myths & EPL Ticket Prices – from Futfanatico: They are nice in theory, but seldom materialize in practice.

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