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Diego Rossi Becomes Youngest Player To Win MLS Golden Boot

Nov 9, 2020 11:24 AM

Diego Rossi finished the 2020 MLS regular season with 14 goals, becoming the youngest player to win the MLS Golden Boot.

Rossi is 22 years old and has scored 42 goals in 85 career appearances with LAFC.

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Kevin De Bruyne Named Premier League Player Of The Year

Aug 16, 2020 10:07 AM

Kevin De Bruyne has been named the Premier League Player of the season for 19-20.

De Bruyne helped City finish second in the Premier League, but they were a distant 18 points behind champions Liverpool.

De Bruyne had 13 goals with 20 assists.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold Named Premier League Young Player Of The Year

Aug 14, 2020 7:55 AM

Trent Alexander-Arnold has won the Premier League's Young Player of the Season award.

Alexander-Arnold had 13 assists and four goals in the Premier League.

Alexander-Arnold beat out Marcus Rashford and Christian Pulisic to win the award.

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Bruno Fernandes Named Premier League Player Of The Month

Mar 16, 2020 2:01 PM

Bruno Fernandes was named the Premier League player of the month for February.

The 25-year-old Fernandes moved to Manchester United for $61 million over the winter transfer window.

Fernandes has two goals and three assists since making his United debut.

United are also undefeated with Fernandes. 

"Since I was a kid it was a dream to play for Man United, and to be there at Old Trafford is the biggest dream of my career," said Fernandes.

"When you come to a new club you always want to score, and the first goal is special. It doesn't matter how the goal is scored, but important is the goal's worth. I'm happy with my start but from now I need to give more to be better."

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Didier Deschamps Contract Extended Through 2022 World Cup

Dec 10, 2019 5:05 PM

France extended Didier Deschamps' contract through the 2022 World Cup.

Deschamps took over the national team in 2012, winning the World Cup in 2018.

The extension represents the third in Deschamps' time with France.

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Megan Rapinoe Wins Woman's Ballon D'Or Award

Dec 2, 2019 6:07 PM

Megan Rapinoe has won the 2019 woman's Ballon d'Or award.

Rapinoe beat England’s Lucy Bronze, who came second, and her fellow American Alex Morgan.

Rapinoe was unable to attend the ceremony and recorded a message.

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Lionel Messi Wins Record Sixth Ballon D'Or

Dec 2, 2019 6:05 PM

Lionel Messi has won his sixth Ballon d'Or award at an awards ceremony on Monday. Virgil Van Dijk finished second while Cristiano Ronaldo finished third.

Messi and Ronaldo were previously tied with five trophies apiece.

Messi received his first Ballon d'Or in 2009.

“Ten years ago I received my first Ballon d’Or, guided by my three brothers,” he said. “Today, I receive my sixth, guided by my wife and children.

“As my wife says, it’s important to never stop dreaming and to always work to improve myself and continue to enjoy myself. I hope to continue to play for some time.

“I know I am very fortunate, even if, one day, I will have to retire. That will be difficult but I still have beautiful years in front of me.”

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Carlos Vela Named 2019 MLS MVP

Nov 4, 2019 3:17 PM

Carlos Vela of LAFC has been named the 2019 MLS MVP.

Vela scored an MLS single-season record 34 goals.

LAFC won the Supporters' Shield but lost in the Western Conference finals to Seattle.

Vela received 69 percent of the vote compared to 14 percent for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Vlatko Andonovski Named Manager Of USWNT

Oct 29, 2019 1:51 PM

Vlatko Andonovski will replace Jill Ellis as the manager of the U.S. women's national team. 

Ellis, who won back-to-back World Cups with the USWNT, retired in October.

The 43-year-old Andonovski has previously won two titles with FC Kansas City in the NWSL.

"His tactical flexibility and knowledge is tremendous. Even being in the NWSL, I don't think he's really able to put on his full arsenal of what he knows," said Megan Rapinoe.

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Messi Wins FIFA Award For Top Men's Player Of 2019

Sep 24, 2019 11:21 AM

Lionel Messi beat out Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk to take home FIFA's The Best award as the top men's player of last season. 

Messi scored 36 goals in 35 La Liga matches. This is the first time he's won the award since 2015.

Jurgen Klopp won manager of the year, with Alisson taking home the top goalkeeping award.

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Virgil Van Dijk Named UEFA Men's Player Of The Year

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Messi, Ronaldo, Van Dijk Named UEFA POY Finalists
Virgil Van Dijk was voted both the Premier League Player of the Season and the Players' Player of the Year.

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PSG Extends Thomas Tuchel's Contract
Tuchel won a Ligue 1 title in his first season with the club.

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Virgil Van Dijk Wins PFA Player of the Year
Van Dijk is the first defender since John Terry in 2005 to win the award.

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Virgil Van Dijk Expected To Win EPL Footballer Of The Year Awards
Virgil van Dijk has helped transform Liverpool's defense.

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Virgil Van Dijk Votes For Raheem Sterling For Player Of The Year
Van Dijk said his vote was down to either Sterling or Bernardo Silva.

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Raheem Sterling Awarded Premier League Player Of The Month
Sterling scored three goals and had three assists in November.

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Josef Martinez Receives 2018 MLS MVP Award
Martinez set a new league record with 31 goals this season.

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La Liga Features 14 Out Of Top 30 Players In Ballon d'Or Voting
Real Madrid players make up 8 out of the top 30 on the list.

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Lionel Messi Finishes In 5th Place In Ballon d'Or Voting
It's the first time in 11 years the Argentine has finished outside of the top three for the award.

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Luka Modric Wins 2018 Ballon D'Or
Luka Modric becomes the first winner of the award beyond Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi since 2007.

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Luka Modric Wins FIFA's The Best Award
Luka Modric ended the decade-long streak held by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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Luka Modric Named UEFA Player Of the Year
Luka Modric finished ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.

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Modric, Ronaldo, Salah Named As UEFA Player Of The Year Finalists
Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo won their third straight Champions League title.

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Luka Modric Wins Golden Ball Of 2018 World Cup
Luka Modric beat out Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann to win the award for the best player of the tournament.

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Mohamed Salah Named PFA Player Of The Year
Mohamed Salah beat out Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane, David Silva, Leroy Sane and David De Gea for the award.

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Five City Players Headline 17-18 PFA Premier League Team Of The Year
Nicolás Otamendi, Kyle Walker, Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva and Sergio Agüero represent City.

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Video: Top-5 Ballon d'Or Finishers In The Cristiano/Messi Era
The Ballon d'Or has been won by Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi every year since 2008 with the other always finishing second.

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Antonio Conte: Kante More Deserving Of Ballon d'Or Than Hazard
N'Golo Kante finished eighth in the Ballon d'Or vote, which was the highest of any Premier League player.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2017 Ballon D'Or
Cristiano Ronaldo also won the award last year and five times during his career.

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