Shaun joins Bradley, Wright-Phillips brothers reunited at New York Red Bulls

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Shaun Wright-Phillips has signed for the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer, linking up with his brother Bradley once again.

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Shaun, 33, has signed for Jesse Marsch’s side after being released by Queens Park Rangers following the end of his contract this summer. The former Manchester City and Chelsea winger has played for England 36 times, scoring three goals, and appeared at the 2010 World Cup. During his career in the Premier League the diminutive winger won a PL title, FA Cup and League Cup with Chelsea and a League Cup with Man City.

It is not the first time Shaun and Bradley have lined up together, as the duo were both on the books at City in the past. The elder Wright-Phillips is a tricky winger with incredible acceleration and good close control, and after training with the Red Bulls since June to work on his fitness he obviously impressed their front office to help him revive his career.

Speaking about why he signed SWP, Red Bulls head coach Marsch had the following to say:

“We are pleased to add Shaun to our club,” Marsch said. “Shaun has performed at the highest levels of the game for his entire career, in the Premier League and on the international level, and brings a wealth of talent and experience. He has been training here and we have seen his professionalism day in and day out. We think he is a tremendous addition both on the field and as a veteran presence in our locker room.”

SWP will not be a Designated Player with the Red Bulls, as his salary is expected to be well below the $436,250 prorated over a full season, and his arrival comes as Didier Drogba is also expected to make a move to the Montreal Impact, joining the huge wave of experience foreign imports heading to MLS with Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, David Villa, Kaka and Andrea Pirlo already in their debut seasons in North America’s top-flight.

With Bradley banging in goals for fun up front — BWP has eight goals in 19 games this season and scored 31 in 37 appearances last season — Lloyd Sam on one wing burning defenses with his pace, plus Mike Grella in fine form and Sacha Kljestan knitting everything together in midfield, the Red Bulls now possess another attacking weapon as SWP and BWP will look to run riot in MLS for RBNY.

Report: Chelsea would let Juventus hire Sarri for $7m fee

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Maurizio Sarri looks set for a second-straight offseason of “Will Chelsea or won’t they?”

One year after needing the Blues to sort out the removal of Antonio Conte and compensation with Napoli, Sarri could now be moving back to Italy.

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But Chelsea won’t make any decisions on his future until after the Europa League Final in Baku next week, and reportedly would let him leave for Juventus if the Serie A side pays a $7 million fee.

Sarri also criticized the Blues’ preseason trip to America, and Matt Law’s report says the manager is fine to stay in England but may want to return to Italy. Roma is also searching for a manager.

Chelsea’s playing style under Sarri drew criticism from supporters but the Blues are in the Europa League Final, finished third in the Premier League, and came within penalty kicks of beating Manchester City to the League Cup title.

Maybe the cigarette-chomping Sarri isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but his success on the table and tournaments with a transfer ban looming was pretty solid. Chelsea could do much worse.

Man Utd set to add $20m Swans winger James

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Manchester United’s first signing of the summer will be a Welsh international forward, but not that one, presuming the clubs sort out the transfer fee.

Swansea City winger Daniel James has agreed to terms with United, according to Sky Sports.

The 21-year-old is expected to cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s men about $20 million.

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James scored five times with 10 assists for Graham Potter in all competitions this season, totaling 2800 minutes for Swans.

Only Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish was fouled more per game than James, who was taken to the turf 2.7 times per match. He mostly played on the left wing this season.

Twice-capped by Wales, James turns 22 in November. How long will it take him to make the jump from Championship star to Premier League contributor?

Martinez names Kompany in Belgium squad

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Roberto Martinez is going to suit up a manager as Belgium fights to qualify for EURO 2020.

Okay, okay, that manager is Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany, mere days removed from sealing a domestic treble for Manchester City.

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Kompany, 33, has been called up by Belgium for the first time since November. He has 87 caps with four goals for the Red Devils, and perhaps the nickname will be a little less awkward now that he’s not a member of the Premier League’s “noisy neighbors.”

Here’s what Martinez had to say about Kompany’s inclusion.

“In modern football it is not easy to combine the job of player and coach,” Martinez added. “In England they have a tradition of that but less and less because the job of coach has become enormously demanding. We must give him time. We will support him in everything he does.”

Belgium is in a qualifying group with Russia, Cyprus, Scotland, Kazakhstan, and San Marino, and should waltz into the tournament.

USMNT dates to host Cuba, Canada revealed

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MIAMI (AP) The United States will host Cuba on Oct. 11 and Canada on Nov. 15 in the first CONCACAF Nations League.

CONCACAF said Tuesday that the Americans, seeded in Group A, will play at Canada on Oct. 15 and at Cuba on Nov. 19.

Sites have not been determined.

Other Nations League groups are:

B – Bermuda, Mexico, Panama

C – Martinique, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago

D – Costa Rica, Curacao, Haiti

The top team in each League A group advances to the semifinals in March, and the last-place team is relegated to League B.

The U.S. intends to play exhibitions on the September FIFA dates for national teams.

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