VIDEO: Previewing all 20 Premier League teams ahead of the new season

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With the new Premier League season just a few days away, ProSoccerTalk’s Lead Writer and Editor Joe Prince-Wright has put together 20 videos to preview the long-old slog ahead for every PL club.

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Below you can get a primer on everyone, from the title candidates to the relegation fodder.

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Enjoy. The new season is almost here and it’s starting to feel a little bit like Christmas Eve, isn’t it?

Arsenal 

Arsenal’s free flowing and creative game plans with continue under Arsene Wenger, but with weaknesses on defense, the addition of Peter Cech in net will prove to be useful when The Gunners are once again in the title hunt.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa may struggle through the 2015-16 campaign as Tim Sherwood will have to figure out how to properly integrate a bunch of new players.

Bournemouth

Competing in their first-ever season in the Premier League,  the Cherries will look to emulate a team like Swansea who had immediate success after being promoted. Lots of new players but they have a bright young manager in Eddie Howe.

Chelsea

Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea doesn’t boast many weakness heading into the 2015-16 campaign, as Jose Mourinho’s club sports a relentless attack across every position on the pitch.

Crystal Palace

The Eagles’ stacked mid-field could put them in the top eight, as Yohan Cabaye’s arrival this summer will be crucial for Alan Pardew’s side to improve on their top 10 finish from last season.

Everton 

Everton’s possession-based style and ability to spray the ball around pitch will continue this season, but with a barren defense, will another mid-table place finish be enough for Roberto Martinez to keep his position?

Leicester City

With new manager Claudio Ranieri on board, not much else will change for Leicester City as they look to make waves in the Premier League focusing on defensive solidity, discipline and team spirit.

Liverpool

The Reds will need to reach the top four if Brendan Rodgers is going to keep his job, but he will have plenty of help with new signings Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino increasing their attacking options.

Manchester City

City enter the new campaign again seeking a finish near the top, but need a big performance from disappointing captain Vincent Kompany and also Raheem Sterling to live up to his historically pricey transfer fee.

Manchester United

The Red Devils have spent big once again this summer but there will be a lot of expectation as Louis van Gaal’s side must challenge for the title. However, they could be in trouble if Wayne Rooney goes down with an injury.

Newcastle United 

New head coach Steve McClaren could be in for some problems during his first campaign, but he has been allowed to strengthen the spine of his side this summer with over $60 million spent on new players. A top 10 finish would be a great season for the Magpies.

Norwich City

The Canaries haven’t added too many players this summer and young manager Alex Neil will have to use all of his nous to keep them up. Continuity should help as they have plenty of PL experience in the ranks but Norwich will be relegation candidates.

Southampton

Ronald Koeman guided Southampton to seventh place a year ago, their best-ever Premier League finish, and with an offense capable of terrorizing opposing defenses every match, they’ll aim to climb higher on the table.

Stoke City

Stoke City hopes to continue their defensive dominance during the 2015-16 campaign, but midfield questions linger as The Potters vie for another top 10 finish.

Sunderland

The biggest offseason positive for Sunderland is the return of manager Dick Advocaat, whom saved the club when he took office last season. With a lack of goals a growing concern, The Black Cats hope their fortune turns.

Swansea City

Swansea’s additions of Andre Ayew and Eder will greatly improve their striking options and a top six finish isn’t out of the question for the Swans.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur managed a fifth place finish in the 2014-15 campaign on the back of forward Harry Kane, but this season he’ll get more help from the likes of Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela, plus a stout defense.

Watford

Watford’s outlook heading into the 2015-16 season is all about survival and with a new manager and a host of new players, expect the unexpected as they fight against relegation.

West Bromwich Albion

The Baggies will look to maintain their stability at the back from a season ago and Tony Pulis on the sideline will ensure that continuity will remain steady as they attempt to fight for a spot in the top 10.

West Ham United

A top eight finish is needed for Slaven Bilić’s term to be a success and although he has plenty of options in midfield, scoring goals may once again be a problem for the Hammers in their final season at Upton Park.

La Liga roundup: Atletico Madrid win first opener in four years

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Spain’s top flight is two days into a new season, and here’s a roundup of all of Sunday’s action.

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Atletico Madrid 1-0 Getafe

It wasn’t done in aesthetically pleasing fashion, but Atletico Madrid won their first opening season game in four years.

In fact, the first half was rough with both Atletico and Getafe loosing players to straight red cards. Getafe’s Jorge Molina saw red for a studs-up challenge in the 38th minute, while Renan Lodi was asked to leave the field in his debut for Los Colchoneros. 

Summer signing Alvaro Morata proved to be the difference for Atletico, however. Assisted by former Tottenham fullback Kieran Trippier, the team’s academy product scored early on in the 23rd minute – the goal made Atletico one of eight clubs to start the season with three points.

$140 million signing Joao Felix also made his La Liga debut, and impressed the home crowd with a dazzling run in the second half that ended drawing a penalty for Atletico. Morata missed.

Not the smoothest of games for Diego Simeone’s side, but like Real Madrid, they already have an edge on Barcelona.

Espanyol 0-2 Sevilla 

Julen Lopetegui can finally breathe (and coach) in peace.

Following a series of unfortunate events with the Spanish national team and Real Madrid, Lopetegui and Sevilla started their new era in a winning way.

Sergio Reguilon got things started for the visiting side with a tap in inside the six-yard box. And in the final minutes, no stranger to stepping up for Sevilla, Nolito slotted one past Diego Lopez.

With only two shots on frame to speak for them, Espanyol was one, two steps behind Los Hispalenses, who look for another top-six finish in Spain’s top-flight league.

Sevilla’s young quest for that continues as they travel to Granada. Meanwhile, Espanyol have no time to waist with a Europa League play-off bout against Ukrainian side Zorya lined up midweek.

Elsewhere in La Liga

Real Betis 1-2 Real Valladolid

Alaves 1-0 Levante

Report: Edinson Cavani set to join Inter Miami next summer

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Edinson Cavani is reportedly set to make a big splash in Florida.

According to Uruguayan journalist Alvaro Izquierdo, Cavani, 32, is set to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami next summer. The club will make their MLS debut next season.

The specifics of the supposed move are not know, but per the report from Izquierdo, Cavani will join Miami on a free transfer after his contract with PSG expires in June. Since joining in 2013, El Matador has been irreplaceable for the French giants, scoring over 160 goals and becoming the club’s all-time leading goalscorer. This season, Cavani is off to a perfect start -scoring in the first two games of the Ligue 1 season.

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The striker is one of the first superstars linked to Miami, but the general vibe given off by owners Jorge Mas and Beckham is that the club will look to spend big – similar to Atlanta United, LAFC and LA Galaxy.

Miami has signed three players so far ahead of their 2020 MLS debut – Christian Makoun, Julian Carranza, and Matias Pellegrini all currently makeup the squad.

‘But hey this is MLS’: Wayne Rooney slams MLS’ travel arrangements

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Wayne Rooney is not a fan of MLS’ travel arrangements.

D.C. United lost 1-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday in Canada, and had to fly back to the nation’s capital before prepping for a midweek showdown with visiting New York Red Bulls. To the 33-year-old Englishmen the trip should’ve taken six hours, not half a day.

MLS is notoriously known for the lack of charter flights it offers its teams, a mere four per season is the reported amount each team is allocated. Traveling on commercial flights has caused routine delays for a slew of team’s this season, with certain teams arriving only hours before the first whistle in some cases.

Players, however, will reportedly push for better travel in the upcoming CBA negotiations. Not only for Rooney, but for the majority of professional athletes around the world, flying charter is customary.

Upon his arrival to D.C. in 2018, Rooney turned down first-class flights offered by the Black-and-Red, among other fine accommodations. “If you are going to be part of the team, you have to be part of the team,” Rooney said on his decision to reject first-class flights and private hotel rooms. “All in and do the same things. I don’t want special treatment — I wanted to be treated the same as the players. I’m part of this team.”

Rooney, despite being on his way out of D.C. to join Derby County in January, is certainly a part of the team.

He is also now a part of the complex fight for better travel in MLS.

Vela scores 24th, LAFC clinches playoff berth

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SANDY, Utah (AP) – Carlos Vela scored his MLS-leading 24th goal of the season, Tyler Miller had four saves and Los Angeles FC beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Saturday night to clinch a playoff berth.

LAFC played a man down after defender Walker Zimmerman, who was shown a yellow card for time wasting in the 17th minute, was given a red for unsporting behavior in the 48th., Real Salt Lake’s Aaron Herrera, who blocked two would-be goals in the first half, was shown a straight red for denial of a goal scoring opportunity on Vela, who then converted from the spot to make it 1-0 in the 64th minute.

Vela, whose 15 assists are tied with Diego Valeri of the Portland Timbers for the league lead, broke the MLS record for combined goals and assists. Sebastian Giovinco’s had 22 goals and 16 assists for Toronto FC in 2015.

Miller has eight shutouts this season for LAFC (18-3-4), who have won four consecutive games and seven of their last eight dating to June 28.

Adama Diomande side-netted a rising right-footer to cap the scoring in the 82nd minute.

Salt Lake (12-10-4) had its six-game unbeaten streak, including three straight wins, snapped and allowed multiple goals for the first time since a 4-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on June 1.