Jared Kushner is Very Tight With Chelsea Owner, Vladimir Putin Crony Roman Abramovich

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Today’s top news story centers around Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. Friday night, yet another news bombshell broke, via the Washington Post.

WaPo informed the world that: “Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.”

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Central Midfielders Schweinsteiger, McCarty, Juninho Key Chicago Fire Rebuild

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The Chicago Fire rebirth, from an on-the-pitch standpoint, centers around three recently acquired players at the same exact position, central midfield. The stellar triad is composed of Juninho, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Dax McCarty.

Fire General Manager Nelson Rodriguez had a tremendous off-season, addressing the club’s primary talent need, and it’s resulted in a genesis of his on-field product.

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Jared Kushner in Colorado the Same Day as Chelsea Owner, Putin Confidant Roman Abramovich

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UPDATE: via the New York Times- “Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, spoke in December with Russia’s ambassador to the United States about establishing a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and Moscow to discuss strategy in Syria and other policy issues, according to three people with knowledge of the discussion.”

With the Donald Trump White House and Vladimir Putin/Russia we have seen endless coincidences and plenty of collaboration. However, we have not seen evidence of definitive treasonous collusion. “The smoking gun,” as one would proverbially put it, hasn’t been found yet, but it could be coming to light reasonably soon.

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Real Madrid vs MLS All-Stars: More Event Week Details Emerge

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Real Madrid will be the opponent in this summer’s Major League Soccer All-Star Game, which will be held August 2 at Soldier Field. Los Blancos will come to Chicago’s lakefront to face MLS’s finest in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game, televised at 8 p.m. CT on FS1, UniMás, TSN and TVA Sports domestically, as well as across 170 countries globally. 

The Chicago Fire, who played at Soldier Field from their inception in 1998 until 2002, will be the event’s host. Although the game itself will not be in the Fire’s home stadium of Toyota Park in suburban Bridgeview, the venue host some of the peripheral events.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger to Get Medal as Manchester United Claim Europa League Title

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has a reward awaiting him now that Manchester United has won the Europa League tournament this season.

After the Chicago Fire resoundingly defeated the current Major League Soccer defending champion Seattle Sounders, the German icon was asked if he’s been following United’s progression through to the Europa League final in Stockholm. The midfielder who moved from Manchester United to Chicago Fire this past March was also quizzed on the medal that he’ll receive now that United has defeated Ajax 2-0 and claimed the Europa tournament title.

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Ibrahimovic Gets Picture Taken with “Zlatan Stay and You Can Shag My Wife” Sign

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What a bummer it was that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was injured and couldn’t play in his “homecoming match” tonight.

At least the Swedish striker still had a chance to celebrate the glory of winning a trophy in his homeland. Manchester United claimed a 2-0 victory over Ajax, obtaining their first ever Europa League/UEFA Cup title, and a spot in next year’s UEFA Champions League. Of all the fun tweets we saw celebrating the glorious triumph, these photos/videos of Zlatan Ibrahimovic stood out from the heard. 

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Man United Win First Europa League Title in History: Some of the Best Tweets

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Manchester United came, saw and conquered Stockholm in the Europa League Final tonight, finally ending a very long season that saw them alive in four different competitions most of the season, and in three for an overwhelming majority of it.

After finishing sixth in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho’s side would be back in this very same competition next season unless they lifted the trophy. Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan helped to make that happen!

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Crunch Time for the Republic of Ireland

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Having reached the half way stage of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side are now heading for a crucial fixture that could determine their fate. Locked on 11 points with Serbia and Montenegro, will they be heading for automatic qualification or a place in the play offs when this group phase comes to an end?

Domestic campaigns may be at an end across Europe but June is an important month for the Republic of Ireland with these three fixtures coming up.

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Predicted Man United Starting XI vs Ajax (Europa League Final)

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Here we go- the UEFA Europa League final against Ajax, Wednesday night. Let’s get it on.

Jose Mourinho has insisted all along it was not a risk to concede the Premier League top four finish as a route back into UEFA Champions League. His decision to put all the potential UCL eggs in the Europa tournament basket definitely seems like the right one, but he needs to close the deal in order to verify this.

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Football clubs sponsorship deals

There is no sport like football when it comes to advertisement being overtly displayed in areas that draw eyeballs. The sponsor logo, not the team crest, is the dominant feature of every team shirt. In the sponsorship deals themselves, you’ll see a tremendous disparity in the monetary amounts. Not just in the football world, but among the clubs in the Barclay’s Premier League itself.

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Christen Press, Chicago Red Stars Team with PETA for Dog Friendly Match Day Event

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If you’re a lover of animals, and/or one who enjoys stories of individuals standing up for animal rights, then United States and Chicago Red Stars Forward Christen Press is an individual you’ll want to keep tabs on.  

#DogsForChristen was perhaps one of the best and most heart-warming sports hash tags of 2016.

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Jose Mourinho Gives Funniest, Shortest Press Conference of All Time (Video)

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On Friday, Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho met the media for two “sessions” that were combined into one.

First, he did Q&A in regards to Sunday’s Premier League regular season finale at Crystal Palace. Then came the portion which covered the Europa League Final against Ajax preview discussion.

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