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U.S. owned Mallorca promoted to La Liga

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A handful of American soccer and sports stars have been celebrating overnight.

Big time.

Real Mallorca beat Deportivo La Coruna 3-0 at home on Sunday, as they fought back from a 2-0 first leg deficit to win the Segunda division playoffs and seal a return to La Liga after a seven-year absence.

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The owner of the Phoenix Suns, Robert Sarver, and his ownership partner Andrew Kolhberg, lead the American group that bought Mallorca, from Spain’s Balearic Islands, in 2016 for around $22.7 million.

NBA legend Steve Nash, plus former USMNT stars Stuart Holden and Kyle Martino (one of our PL on NBC analysts) also own a minority stake in the club, while Martino’s fellow NBC analyst Graeme Le Saux is also a team consultant.

Rafael Nadal, a Mallorca native, was at the second leg to witness the incredible comeback, as the goal which sent them to La Liga arrived in the 82nd minute from Abdon Prats as Mallorca led 1-0 at half time. A huge pitch invasion at the Estadi de San Moix then capped off a a memorable season as Mallorca finished fifth in Spain’s second tier, one place ahead of Deportivo who just snuck into the playoffs.

Martino revealed his delight in seeing Mallorca complete back-to-back promotions to get back to the top-flight of Spanish soccer.

“Last night was one of the greatest in my short life in football. Over past few years a truly great club fought odds to reach top tier of Spanish football once again. Humbled and grateful to be part of this club. Thank you to our incredible fans, honored to be one of you.”

Mallorca will now be heading to the Nou Camp and the Santiago Bernabeu next season to take on Barcelona and Real Madrid, as their incredible rise through the leagues will be rewarded by taking on the likes of Lionel Messi and Co. in 2019-20.

Look out for Martino, GLS, Nash and Holden in the directors box at the Nou Camp next season.

That’s A Dive podcast: Sarri’s Risky Move & Mourinho’s Punditry

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The latest edition of Kyle Martino’s “That’s A Dive” podcast has arrived.

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Kyle dives in on the controversial comments made by Maurizio Sarri after Chelsea lost 2-0 to Arsenal and what it means for the Blues moving forward (5:15). Plus, assessment of the current state of the Gunners after head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, leaves (21:00) and analysis on Jose Mourinho’s comments over the weekend as he put on his pundit hat (31:55).

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LISTEN: The 2 Robbies, Kyle Martino on Man City v. Liverpool, Pulisic

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Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle are joined by Kyle Martino to dissect Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Liverpool and what it means for the Premier League title race (1:00).

Plus, the boys give their thoughts on Christian Pulisic’s decision to join Chelsea next season (25:50).

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That’s A Dive podcast: Special guest Michael Bradley

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When you can spend some time with MB90, you spend time with MB90.

Kyle Martino has a quick thought on Liverpool-Manchester City (2:00) and Manchester United’s comeback victory against Newcastle (5:15) before chatting with special guest, Michael Bradley, on the United States Men’s National Team (12:00).

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The 2 Robbies, Kyle Martino recap Champions League, Europa

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We’ve got a pair of podcasts to wrap up a busy, busy week for Premier League clubs in Europe.


Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle review the opening fixtures of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League group stage focusing on Liverpool’s 3-2 win over PSG (0:25), Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan (14:00), Manchester United’s 3-0 win at Young Boys (24:25), Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Lyon (29:30), Chelsea’s win at PAOK (40:30) and Arsenal taking care of business against Vorskla (46:20).

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Join Earle & Mustoe on The 2 Robbies Football Show, Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET. Listen on the NBCSports Radio App and call 855-323-4622 in the U.S. for lively passionate debate.

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Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on a big week for Liverpool which saw the Reds come away with victories against Tottenham and PSG (7:40), a down week for Spurs which saw them lose their third straight after falling 2-1 to Inter (20:20) and whether or not Eden Hazard truly is the best in Europe (30:10).

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