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ESPN – Raheem Sterling puts new Liverpool contract talks on hold

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers gives an update on contract negotiations for Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling. Collecting and sharing the the latest transfer rumours from around the world of football as spring dawns and the summer window resides just around the corner. TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer Sterling contract talks stall Liverpool have been negotiating a new contract for England star Raheem Sterling dating back to October. In those five months, the club have pushed patience. At the end of January, manager Brendan Rodgers insisted that Sterling would be signing a new deal at Anfield “very imminently.” Since then, reports have…

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ESPN – Major League Soccer not there yet, but it’s on the way to global legitimacy

Simon Carr and Nando Vila recap some of the MLS action from this past weekend. The ESPN FC crew are joined by the head of MLS referees Peter Walton to discuss the officiating in the game between Orlando City and NYCFC in which three players were cautioned for simulation. Last Friday, Major League Soccer's new season kicked off. It felt like a seismic campaign for what we still think of — back in the old world — as a newcomer to world football. Not just because the league is now 20 years young, but because it was welcoming two new teams, New York City and Orlando City, and a host of new stars, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, David Villa and Kaka among them. Even across the Atlantic, there was a sense that something was happening in the United States, that football…

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