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Top 10 highest-paid soccer players in the world in 2022
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Top 10 highest-paid soccer players in the world in 2022

The issue of the highest-paid footballers in the world often creates a lot of interest, and the figures show that the players that make the most money play for a small circle of clubs.The likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have often dominated these lists, but in 2022 that is no longer the case.Instead, according to L'Equipe, there is a new sheriff in town when it comes to the highest-earning player in 2022. The yearly figures have been turned from euros into dollars.10. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) - 25.2m dollars a yearSergio Busquets is still one of the first names on the team sheet at Barcelona, but his lofty salary is part of the reason why there have been rumours in the past about moving on from the 33-year-old. Yet, it seems that he will be staying at the Camp Nou after red...
Portland Timbers player Eryk Williamson suffers ACL injury
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Portland Timbers player Eryk Williamson suffers ACL injury

Portland Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese has confirmed attacking midfielder Eryk Williamson suffered a serious ACL injury to his knee during the rivalry match against the Seattle Sounders. Williamson was forced to exit the game on a stretcher at the 12 minute mark after collapsing in agony when attempting a pass. The incident was not a result of a collision or caused by an opposing player. “Very unfortunate, it’s a severe injury, his knee, his ACL," Savarese told media. "We'll see more after evaluation to give the right comment on the full details but it doesn’t look good. It looks very severe and most likely he won’t play for a while. At the moment it’s a sad situation."The Western Conference midfielder recently played a large role in the United States men’s national team’...
Leandro Gonzalez Pirez insists Inter Miami is more ‘united’ now
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Leandro Gonzalez Pirez insists Inter Miami is more ‘united’ now

Inter Miami defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez admits the team is in a much better position and far more 'united' after a string of good results. The second-year Major League Soccer side faces Orlando City SC on Friday as part of Rivalry Week as they look to maintain their form, and Pirez says the team are over their struggles.“We’re much better as a team now, much more united on and off the pitch, and it shows...we’re taking it step by step," Pirez said. "The idea is to try to keep growing and setting short-term goals that we can meet so the team continues to improve."Inter Miami head coach Phil Neville stepped into the press conference after Pirez to reiterate the message of hope and provide an update on his side. He remained positive throughout the media availability, highlighting the imp...
DeJuan Jones comments on New England Revolution ‘winning culture’
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DeJuan Jones comments on New England Revolution ‘winning culture’

New England Revolution left back DeJuan Jones commented on the team’s winning culture as they lead the Supporters’ Shield and stand 12 points clear from second place in the MLS Eastern Conference table.The Revolution have managed 43 points in 20 matches, recording only three defeats thus far this season and enjoying a seven game unbeaten streak. The team remains firmly in first place as MVP favourite Carles Gil and forward Gustavo Bou lead the attack, while USMNT breakout star Matt Turner guards the goal.“I would say just a winning culture," Jones told reporters this week. "I mean, we go in every game expecting to get three points and we know it's going to be a battle. It’s going to be a grind. Nothing is going to be given, especially when we're top of the league and everyone's trying to ...
Brian Schmetzer hails ‘tremendous’ Stefan Cleveland as Sounders thrash Timbers
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Brian Schmetzer hails ‘tremendous’ Stefan Cleveland as Sounders thrash Timbers

Brian Schmetzer has praised back-up goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland for his performance in Seattle Sounders' 6-2 win over fierce rivals Portland Timbers.For the Sounders, it was a priceless victory that ends a three-game winless streak in MLS play, though any triumph over the Timbers is treasured in this part of the world.Seattle eventually ran out emphatic winners, but it could have been very different were it not for Cleveland's performance. The Timbers had 21 attempts on the night, with nine hitting the target - enough to generate 2.1xG.But filling in for number one keeper Stefan Frei, who is nursing a knee injury, Cleveland stood tall to earn three points for his side and praise from his manager.“Stefan Cleveland had a very, very, very good game,” Schmetzer told reporters (via Seattle Sou...
Brian Schmetzer praises Seattle Sounders players after 3-0 triumph over Tigres
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Brian Schmetzer praises Seattle Sounders players after 3-0 triumph over Tigres

Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer celebrated the 3-0 victory over Liga MX side Tigres UANL in the Leagues Cup by praising his players’ ability to thrive despite a congested schedule.Schmetzer took a gamble by calling up his exhausted first choice starting 11, admitting the match against Tigres was a moment to showcase Seattle’s best.The Major League Soccer team kicked off the match strongly, earning a penalty in the 24th minute before going on to score twice on the Mexican giants. Tigres attempted to fight back but the Sounders proved a successful defensive strategy that allowed for only one shot on target from their rivals.“Our team, I didn't have to say anything before the game. We are blessed to have great players. This club has always spent money on the players who fit the c...
The 2021/22 Premier League manager sack race
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The 2021/22 Premier League manager sack race

Premier League owners were feeling charitable during the 2020/21 season with only four managers - Jose Mourinho, Chris Wilder, Frank Lampard and Slaven Bilic - getting the sack. History suggested there was little chance of their generosity being repeated this season, though, and we have seen Xisco Munoz, Steve Bruce, Nuno Espirito Santo, Daniel Farke, Dean Smith, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Rafa the gaffer given their marching orders this time out. Being a football manager - particularly in England - remains a hazardous occupation and if teams are not getting results it won't be long until further heads start rolling this term. The question is: who will be sacked next?At least Rafa can now return his true passion, advertising stuff / Samuel de Roman/Getty ImagesWho would've thought that Rafa...
Phil Neville says Inter Miami have had to ‘climb Everest’ to turn their season around
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Phil Neville says Inter Miami have had to ‘climb Everest’ to turn their season around

Phil Neville says his Inter Miami side have had to "climb Everest" to put their awful start to the season behind them.The Herons took just eight points form their opening 12 games of 2021 and endured a six-game losing run between May 22 and July 22.But after Indiana Vassilev scored a 94th-minute winner at home to Nashville SC on Sunday, Miami are now four games unbeaten, taking eight points during that time and finally lifting themselves off the foot of the Eastern Conference.The nadir of Miami's season so far was undoubtedly the 5-0 defeat they suffered at home to the New England Revolution at the end of that six-match losing streak. Neville says he showed his squad a picture of Everest after that game to give them a sense of the task they faced in turning their form around."We showed th...
Messi admitted: I am negotiating with PSG
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Messi admitted: I am negotiating with PSG

Lionel Messi has publicly admitted that he is in talks with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine did so at his farewell press conference at the Camp Nou today. However, he clarified that there is interest in him from many other clubs, but at the moment there is nothing specific in the negotiations. "PSG is an opportunity, but nothing has been agreed with anyone yet. Many clubs are showing interest. There is nothing concrete, but it is true that we are negotiating, "said Messi.
Laporta a confirmé le transfert de Messi au PSG, les joueurs parisiens étaient déjà au courant de son arrivée
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Laporta a confirmé le transfert de Messi au PSG, les joueurs parisiens étaient déjà au courant de son arrivée

Le président de Barcelone, Joan Laporta, a confirmé le transfert de Lionel Messi au Paris Saint-Germain lors de sa rencontre hier avec Florentino Perez et Andrea Agnelli, a déclaré le journaliste qatari Mohamed Al Kaabi, qui a également publié une vidéo dans laquelle le dirigeant catalan a déclaré : "Je voulais qu'il ( Messi - br) de rester, mais ce n'était pas possible. J'ai fait de mon mieux.   Parallèlement, le journal proche du PSG « Le Parisien » écrit que les joueurs et le staff du club étaient déjà informés que Messi signera avec les Parisiens. Selon les informations, il y aura aujourd'hui une rencontre entre le père du joueur Jorge Messi et les patrons du club français. La confirmation officielle du transfert de l'Argentin devrait avoir lieu mardi, lorsque la Tour Eiffel...