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Marta mentors Brazilian and Orlando Pride teammate Camila

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Like many young soccer players in Brazil, Camila grew up idolizing Marta.

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Now her hero is her mentor.

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Marta, the five-time FIFA World Player of the Year, has developed a close bond with 22-year-old Camila, who just scored her first international goal. The duo plays for both the Brazilian national team and the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League.

“She’s always advising me with many things inside the field and outside the field,” Camila said through a translator. “It’s always good when you have the best player in the world by your side, and it’s very motivating to have her by my side and helping me in the national team and also in Orlando.”

Asked if she’s proud of her young pupil, Marta didn’t hesitate to exclaim: “Of course I am!”

Known by just her first name, Marta Vieira da Silva has scored 109 goals in 114 international appearances with the Brazilian national team. The 31-year-old has the most World Cup goals among women with 15 – one shy of the World Cup record for men and women.

She also has 10 Olympic goals, tying her for third on the career list with former U.S. star Abby Wambach.

Marta, once called “Pele in skirts,” grew up playing street soccer with the boys in Dois Riachos, a town in eastern Brazil. She was just 17 when she appeared at the 2003 World Cup, held in the United States. She went on to win an unprecedented five straight FIFA World Player of the Year awards.

While Brazil has been slow to embrace the women’s game, Marta won hearts last summer when her home country hosted the Olympics. Some even crossed out Neymar’s name on their No. 10 Brazil jerseys and added Marta’s.

The Orlando Pride made a splash earlier this year when they signed Marta to a multi-year deal. She’s also already had a significant impact on the team with eight goals and four assists in 14 games.

Camila, whose full name is Camila Martins Pereira, signed with the Pride in December after making her debut with the senior Brazilian national team a few months earlier. Originally brought in as a defender, Pride coach Tom Sermanni shifted Camila to a more offensive role.

Marta suggested Camila is naturally gifted.

“She’s had so much potential. When I say, `Camila, go do what you want,’ it’s because Camila has so much she can do. Here, in the national team and there, in Orlando, team, she looks like – you know when you see a soccer player and you think she’s grown up with the talent,” Marta said.

One of Camila’s goals with the Pride was a dramatic 40-yarder in a 4-2 victory over the Houston Dash, which won NWSL Goal of the Week honors. It was very much like the one she scored Thursday in a 1-1 draw with Japan at the Tournament of Nations. That 25-yard blast was Camila’s first international goal.

The similarity between the two goals wasn’t lost on Marta.

“I was just so happy because Emily (Brazil coach Emily Lima) talked to us like two days ago and said, `Why don’t you do this here with the national team?’ Because she’d seen so many games in Orlando,” Marta said.

The Tournament of Nations continues on Sunday in San Diego. Brazil will face the top-ranked U.S. women, who lost 1-0 on Thursday night to Australia in Seattle. The four-nation round-robin tournament wraps up next Thursday in Carson, California.

The two spoke following the tournament’s opening game against Japan in Seattle, with Marta at times jumping in to finish Camila’s sentences and the two sharing personal asides in Portuguese.

“We need to see how far away Brazil is from other teams. So now we have this big opportunity to play against the USA, Australia and Japan, three big teams,” Marta said. “And see what we need to be stronger day after day. So for us it’s a big opportunity.”

Wagner on Huddersfield Town’s 2-0 start: “This is unbelievable”

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Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner is glowing with the knowledge that his newly-promoted side is 2-0 in the Premier League.

Sunday’s win over Newcastle United was closer than an opening weekend win at Crystal Palace, with Aaron Mooy’s 18-yard beauty a moment the record crowd at The John Smith’s Stadium will remember for a very long time.

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Wagner, the one-time USMNT midfielder, pumped his fist for the home fans in a post-match salute, then waxed poetic about Mooy and the club.

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“It was top-class quality for the goal, Premier League quality and that is why Mooy is playing in this league. The atmosphere was incredible today, the support was Premier League quality. First Premier League game at home, a win and clean sheet.”

“We are Huddersfield Town, nobody should forget this. We got promoted at Wembley but we have started the season with two wins and six points. This is unbelievable. Everybody has invested so much and I am happy for them.”

The mark of a decent club is outperforming expectations and picking up wins regardless of luck. Town probably wasn’t three goals better than Palace, and it failed to outchance a lifeless Newcastle United team but remains unbeaten to start life in the Premier League.

And these six points could stand up as a difference in whether Town are fighting a relegation battle or planning for next season before this one’s through.

Borussia Dortmund boy wonder the next big thing?

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Remember the name: Youssoufa Moukoko.

The 12-year-old has scored eight goals in three games for Borussia Dortmund’s U-17 side to start the season and scored four goals against Viktoria Cologne in a 6-1 win on Saturday.

Originally from Cameroon, Moukoko joined Dortmund from St Pauli in 2016 and starred for BVB’s U-15 team last season, scoring 33 goals.

Take a look at the video below to see Moukoko in all his glory.

Maybe we have a new star youngster to talk about with Karamoko Dembele stealing the show for the past 12 months.

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Newcastle United: Mooy magic tops Magpies

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  • Town starts PL life 2-0
  • Newcastle 0-2
  • Mooy scores on lone attempt

In a game with very few chances, Aaron Mooy made his count as Huddersfield Town topped Newcastle United 1-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday.

A match between two promoted sides looked very much like a second-tier affair aside from Mooy’s moment of brilliance just after halftime.

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A boisterous stadium greeted the teams, and Town’s support was at full throat only to see Newcastle get the first chance when Dwight Gayle played Ayoze Perez into the 18 and saw the Spaniard’s shot blocked.

Town’s Elias Kachunga cut Chancel Mbemba with a high challenge, but it failed to see a card unlike two similar sending offs in the league on Saturday.

A series of sloppy plays by Newcastle allowed Aaron Mooy to test Rob Elliot, but he didn’t get enough on his low attempt to best the diving keeper.

Town remained the better money for an opener, and Tom Ince laced a hard shot at Elliot off a Christian Atsu turnover well into Newcastle’s end.

Matt Richie nearly opened the scoring against the run of play in the 16th minute when he thumped a far post effort that Jonas Lossl pushed wide for a corner.

The Magpies settled into the match, though, and had the better of the play for the final 15-20 minutes of the first half.

A terrible giveaway from Mikel Merino allowed Town a prime chance to take the lead, but Chancel Mbemba made a terrific sliding tackle inside his 18 and the Magpies handled a pair of corners.

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Town took the lead in the 50th minute through Mooy, who worked a perfect 1-2 with Kachunga to curl home inside the far post from the paint of the 18-yard box.

That spurred Rafa Benitez to insert new signing Joselu for Gayle.

Quality chances remained at a premium when Merino played a long diagonal ball into the box for Javier Manquillo, but Lossl collected the pass back into the fray.

Atsu and Joselu traded passes before Lossl tipped Joselu’s low shot out for a corner. Ciaran Clark headed the ensuing corner to Perez who, alone in front of goal, blazed over the bar.

Joselu flicked another header into Lossl’s arms in the 84th minute.

Stream Live: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea

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A rivalry which has escalated in recent years rears its ferocious head when Tottenham hosts Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on Sunday (Watch live at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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Spurs boast a steely midfield with Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele, and Eric Dier behind the skillful Christian Eriksen.

As for Chelsea, Alvaro Morata moves into the starting lineup following a strong substitute’s performance in last week’s loss to Burnley.

LINEUPS

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Kane. Subs: Vorm, Walker-Peters, Wimmer, Winks, Sissoko, Son, Janssen.

Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Alonso, Luiz, Rudiger, Kante, Bakayoko, Moses, Willian, Morata. Subs: Caballero, Musonda, Kenedy, Pedro, Batshuayi, Tomori, Scott.