Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Fans of the Premier League’s top teams will be spared a nightmare before Christmas, after the Premier League confirmed it won’t force any club to play in the late-afternoon time slot on December 24.
- Athletes who suffer concussions during their careers are more prone to anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance after retirement, according to new research by soccer’s world players’ union FIFPro.
- U.S. Soccer took to Twitter yesterday during the U.S. Men’s National Team training session in Trinidad & Tobago ahead of Tuesday night’s World Cup Qualifier after finding the pitch surrounded by what can only be described as a moat after heavy rains swept through the area…and T&T responded.
- Tottenham Hotspur has put fans at the forefront of its digital campaign ‘We The 12th’ to launch the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection of Tottenham Hotspur merchandise.
- Liverpool FC is set to mark the official unveiling of the Kenny Dalglish Stand to fans at the Manchester United fixture on Saturday 14th October, with a host of celebratory activity planned.
- Neymar has demanded UEFA expel Barcelona from the Champions League in a dispute over a bonus payment.
- Gabon coach Jose Antonio Camacho has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s claim that the nation’s World Cup qualifying bid was sabotaged by dodgy orange juice.
- Atlanta United have signed technical director Carlos Bocanegra to a four-year contract extension until 2022 and given him the title of vice president.