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List of released Premier League players announced

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The Premier League has announced which players have been released from each club following the 2015-16 season.

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High profile names not offered new contracts include Arsenal trio Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Matheiu Flamini, while Kolo Toure, Martin Demichelis, Nick Powerll, Victor Valdes, Victor Anichebe and Stephane Sessegnon are all looking for new clubs.

Players from relegated trio Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa are also included.

Below is the full list of released players. Any here you’d like your team to pick up on a free transfer this summer?

AFC Bournemouth
Carmichael, Joshua Lewis
Distin, Sylvain
Muleba, Jonathan Mukendi
Stockley, Jayden Connor
Wakefield, Joshua
Zubar, Stephane

Arteta Amatriain, Mikel
Flamini, Mathieu
Rosicky, Tomas

Aston Villa
Bannister, Charlie Brendan Alec
Donacien, Janoi
Kinsella, Lewis
Lyons-Foster, Kodi
N’Zogbia, Charles
Richardson, Kieran Edward
Siegrist, Benjamin Kevin
Webb, Joshua John

Amelia, Marco
Musonda, Tika Kafusha
Wright, Kevin

Crystal Palace
Adebayor, Emmanuel
Allassani, Reise Malcolm
Breimyr, Andreas Malde
Chamakh, Marouane
Dymond, Connor William
Forte, Spencer Ellis Henderson
George, Matthew
Gregory, David Michael
Hangeland, Brede Paulsen
Hoare, William James
Kettings, Christopher David
Mariappa, Adrian Joseph
McCarthy, Patrick
Pain, Oliver David
Scales, Christian Stephen

Graham, Aidan James
Hibbert, Anthony James
Osman, Leon
Pienaar, Steven
Rohde, Felipe Mattioni
Stanek, Jindrich
Thorniley, Jordan

Leicester City
Bailey, Kyle Stuart
Barmby, Jack
Blyth, Jacob Mathew
Hammond, Dean John
Hassall, Aaron
Kelly, Michael Eamon James
King, Keenan Rakwarne
Konchesky, Paul Martyn
Maddison, Jonathan
Panayiotou, Harrison Andreas
Schwarzer, Mark
Smith-Varnam, Max Presley
Watson, Ryan

Brewitt, Tom
Cleary, Daniel
Marsh, William George
McLaughlin, Ryan
O’Hanlon, Alex Joseph
Polgar, Kristof
Sanchez Diaz, Jose Enrique
Toure, Kolo Abib
Yesil, Samed

Manchester City
Albinson, Charlie
Demichelis, Martin Gaston
Oseni, Nathaniel Adeyomi Andrew
Tattum, Sam
Wright, Richard Ian

Manchester United
Dorrington, George Edward
Powell, Nicholas Edward
Rathbone, Oliver Michael
Valdes Arribas, Victor

Newcastle United
Taylor, Steven Vincent

Norwich City
Awuah, Reiss
Coker, Afolabi
Gafaiti, Adel
Hall-Johnson, Reece
King, Cameron
Loza, Jamar Kasheef
Norman, Cameron
Uade, Obasiarinse Idehaloise

Britt, William David
Davis, Kelvin
Ramirez Pereyra, Gaston Exequiel

Stoke City
Barber, Benjamin Thomas
Dryden, Edward
Moseley, Bobby James
O’Reilly, Ryan
Odemwingie, Peter
Sidwell, Steven James
Skapetis, Petros
Watkins-Clark, Mason Bradley

Agnew, Liam John
Brown, Wesley Michael
Fletcher, Steven Kenneth
Graham, Daniel Anthony William
Harper, Stephen Alan
Mandron, Mikael
Smith, Martin

Swansea City
Alfei, Daniel Mark
Copp, Kyle Thomas
Demetriou, James Andreas
Fallon, Stephen
Gogic, Alexander
Hanley, Raheem Shaquille Rushan
Jones, Henry Lloyd
Lucas, Lee Paul
Owen, Gareth Thomas

Tottenham Hotspur
Sonupe, Emmanuel Olukolade

Byers, George William
Doherty, Josh
Ekstrand, Lars Hening Joel
Ikpeazu, Karl Anthony Uchechukwu
Johnson, Jorell James
Martin, Mahlando Javion
Mensah Jnr, Bernard Ayitey
Simpson, Luke Thomas
Young, Alfie Mac

West Bromwich Albion
Anichebe, Victor Chinedu
Nabi, Samir
Sessegnon, Stephane

West Ham United
Brown, Jordan Antonio
Chambers, Leo Alexander
Lee, Elliot Robert
Mavila, Nathan
Nasha, Amos Lawrence
O’Brien, Joseph Martin

MLS Three Things: RBNY beats Atlanta, is a special club right now

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At this point, Jesse Marsch could take the USMNT job, Tyler Adams could bolt for the Bundesliga, and we’d still have to select the New York Red Bulls to finish with a home playoff game.

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That’s how well run RBNY is these days, which is to take nothing away from their coach and 19-year-old star, but considering they navigated a solid CONCACAF Champions League run en route to this start… well…. wow.

On a night when Luis Robles’ ironman streak ended, Kaku recorded two assists, and Ezequiel Barco bagged his second goal in three matches, they don’t even meet the requirements of our three things.

Form giants deliver more goals

Marsch’s men have been shutout once this season, and most multiple goals in four-consecutive wins. Three of those four wins have come on the road, at LA, Colorado, and now Atlanta.

RBNY has the best points-per-game in Major League Soccer, has scored the joint-most goals despite playing in the second-fewest games, and is allowing barely more than a goal-a-game.

Bet against ’em. We dare ya.

BWP delivers the goods

RBNY’s 33-year-old English star scored twice and won a penalty that Daniel Royer converted as he continued his assault on all future Red Bulls’ hopes of becoming the club’s leading scorer.

Bradley Wright-Phillips has almost 50 more goals than his nearest competitor, Juan Pablo Angel, and he makes headers look like child’s play.

Victory comes with a price

Kemar Lawrence was lost with a scary-looking face-plant on a clearance, and needed to be stretchered off the pitch. Hopefully it’s not long-term for the Jamaican back.

Willian “edits” Conte out of FA Cup champions photo

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Willian is not a fan of Antonio Conte.

Come to another conclusion if you like, but it’s hard to argue the Brazilian wizard’s feelings following his Instagram post after Chelsea beat Manchester United in the FA Cup Final.

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Willian covered his manager in trophies following the win, and it’d be a stretch to call that a tribute to the Italian’s tactical brilliance.

The player recorded seven goals and six assists despite playing less than all but 12 Chelsea players in league play (12th place Alvaro Morata had 11 and 6).

We’re accepting alternative explanations for the since-deleted Instagram photo below:

Elis scores twice as Dynamo beat Fire 3-2

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) Alberth Elis scored two second-half goals to help the Houston Dynamo beat the Chicago Fire 3-2 on Sunday for their first road win of the season.

Elis, on a one-on-one breakaway, cut back to evade defender Johan Kappelhof and ripped a right-footer from the center of the box into the back of the net to give Houston (4-3-3) a 3-2 lead in the 74th minute.

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The Dynamo’s Romell Quioto opened the scoring in the fourth, running onto a long through ball from Tomas Martinez and rolling the finish past sliding goalkeeper Richard Sanchez. Nemanja Nikolic tied it in the 14th minute and then fed Diego Campos for a goal about two minutes later. Elis converted from the spot to make it 2-2 early in the second half after Mauro Manotas drew a foul in the area conceded by Sanchez.

Chicago (3-6-2) has lost three of its last four games.


Inter Milan back in the Champions League after late heroics (video)

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It’s been more than a half-decade since Inter Milan qualified for the UEFA Champions League, an infamous run that ended on Sunday.

Inter scored twice in the final 13 minutes to beat fifth-place Lazio and advance into the Top Four via head-to-head record.

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Lazio held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not get the job done at home, collecting red cards in the 79th minute and stoppage time.

Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino scored his third goal of the season, redirecting a corner kick home in the 81st minute, as Inter clinched fourth place in Serie A.