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Musician Ed Sheeran Named Shirt Sponsor For Third-Tier English Club

English football club Ipswich Town may have fallen on hard times but they are hoping a new shirt sponsorship deal with singer Ed Sheeran will make them the "A Team" with the ginger-haired crooner's fans.

Ipswich, nicknamed The Tractor Boys, was FA Cup winners in 1978 and won the UEFA Cup, forerunner of the Europa League, in 1981 but now finds itself in the third-tier League One.

MLS Designated Players 2021: Complete List For All 27 Clubs

The year that was 2020 disrupted a lot of the financial models for Major League Soccer and resulted in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement ratified back in February, but the 26th season of MLS is now underway while looking largely similar to previous editions, particularly with regards to the MLS Designated Players list 2021.

Dislike And Distrust In Manchester: Time For Glazer Family To Sell The Club

MANCHESTER, England - It has certainly been a year of sporting contrasts for American businessman Joel Glazer.

In February, he was in celebratory mood, raising the Vince Lombardi trophy as his NFL team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, led by veteran quarterback Tom Brady.

Three months later, Glazer's Premier League soccer team, Manchester United, had to call off their match against rivals Liverpool following violent protests against the American's ownership of the club.

New Women’s Champions League Format Promises More Games, Visibility And Money

Back in December of 2019, UEFA revealed its plans for a revamped Women’s Champions League beginning with the 2021-22 season. After a brief nightmare concerning the ramifications of the harebrained European Super League on the women’s game, we can now get back to celebrating the changes that were approved by UEFA’s Executive Committee last week.

After Financing $4 Billion Super League, JPMorgan Admits It ‘Misjudged’

LONDON — JPMorgan said on Friday it regretted supporting soccer clubs in launching a breakaway European Super League after the plan collapsed earlier this week due to a storm of protest from fans and politicians.

"We clearly misjudged how this deal would be viewed by the wider football community and how it might impact them in the future," a representative for the bank said. "We will learn from this."

The Fans Are Winning: Clubs Begin Withdrawing From Super League Less Than 72 Hours Later

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City started the process of withdrawing from the breakaway European Super League on Tuesday less than 72 hours after agreeing to join, with Chelsea also reported to be quitting in a major blow for the proposed new competition.

City confirmed they wanted to pull out while fellow English club Chelsea were reported by local media to be preparing the paperwork to leave a project backed by U.S. investment bank JP Morgan and headed by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

Pure Greed: The 12 Confirmed Super League Clubs And Their Billionaire Owners

Following are the ownership details and Champions League records of the 12 top European clubs who announced on Sunday the launch of a breakaway Super League, and similar details on Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich, two major European clubs not taking part in the Super League:

Who Would Be In European Super League?

ARSENAL

Forbes Reveals Its 2021 List Of The World’s Richest Soccer Clubs

Barcelona have leapfrogged Spanish rivals Real Madrid to become the world's most valuable soccer club with a valuation of $4.76 billion, according to a list published by business magazine Forbes on Monday.

Real Madrid, who have topped the list five times in the past, edged Barcelona 2-1 in El Clásico on Saturday but find themselves second best off the pitch with a valuation of $4.75 billion.

Sponsor Gives Ansu Fati New Car; He Doesn’t Have Driver's License Yet

Barcelona winger Ansu Fati became the new ambassador of the Cupra brand, and, as one of the benefits, he received a customized car. However, the 18-year-old still doesn’t have a driver's license, therefore he can’t drive his new car yet.

Ansu, one of the most promising youngsters at Barcelona, will receive the Cupra Formentor, whose lower-end car is priced at almost $50,000.

Re-Examining The West Ham Relegation Controversy Of 2006-07

On the surface, the rivalry between Sheffield United and West Ham United seems to be one of the most obvious derbies in English football; Sheffield is nicknamed the Blades because of the city's connection to the steel industry, while West Ham is known as the Hammers for its roots in the local ironworks of London. 

But the rivalry between these two clubs extends beyond the metalworks and is centered around another important resource: money.

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