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Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 40-man provisional roster for Copa America. There's still Jorge Villafana for some bizarre reason, but hey, at least Eric Lichaj is listed. G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (

SBI Question of the Day: Where should Guzan play next season?

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For the first time in approximately three decades, Aston Villa will not be playing in the English Premier League next season. The question on many U.S. Men's National Team followers' mindsis whatdoes this mean for goalkeeper Brad Guzan?

The club was relegated to the English League Championship after falling to Manchester United, 1-0, on Saturday, and the fallout has already begun.

English Premier League

Aston Villa’s Imminent Relegation: What Comes Next?

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Aston Villa's match yesterday against Watford pretty much sums up the season they have had this year. With Aston Villa leading the match 2-1, they were subject to the harshness of the referee when one of their defenders, Cissokho, was sent off for supposedly denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity, even though replays showed that he.

Aston Villa flops won’t be protected from fan backlash

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Relegated Aston Villa's beleaguered players face three more weeks of public humiliation before their nightmare season comes to an end.

But Villa caretaker manager Eric Black has no plans to shield any of his highly-paid but underachieving troops from their fate in the final fixtures.

Aston Villa flops won’t be protected from fan backlash

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Relegated Aston Villa's beleaguered players face three more weeks of public humiliation before their nightmare season comes to an end.

But Villa caretaker manager Eric Black has no plans to shield any of his highly-paid but underachieving troops from their fate in the final fixtures.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC, Gameweek 35

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Live weekend match coverage begins this Saturday, April 23, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Manchester City v. Stoke City on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Manchester City come off a 1-1 draw against Newcastle today, while Stoke look to rebound from yesterday's 4-0 loss against second-place Tottenham.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC, Gameweek 35

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Live weekend match coverage begins this Saturday, April 23, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Manchester City v. Stoke City on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Manchester City come off a 1-1 draw against Newcastle today, while Stoke look to rebound from yesterday's 4-0 loss against second-place Tottenham.

Does it get worse for Aston Villa?

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Aston Villa officially dropped to the Championship but that is just a step as the club tries to figure out its place in English soccer.

Newcastle and Sunderland boost survival hopes with big wins

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As the Premier League season is drawing to a close, the relegation battle is heating up. Aston Villa have just been put out of their misery, and are officially relegated from the league, following their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.

Manchester United

Premier League weekend preview and Predictions: Leicester to win the Premier League at Old Trafford?

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With just three rounds of the domestic season now remaining, we take a look at the upcoming actions in the Premier League this weekend.

Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle went from 2-0 down at half time to salvage a 2-2 draw at Anfield last week. The Magpies now face a struggling Crystal Palace side at St James’ Park on Saturday, where three points would take them above the drop zone, depending on other results.

Rashford Strike Sinks Villa

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Manchester United 1 Aston Villa 0 Marcus Rashford came up with the goods again in a match that didn't exactly get the pulses racing but moved United to within touching distance of a top four...

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LvG: Rashford didn’t train so he can stay fresh

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After Manchester United's 1-0 win over Aston Villa, with Marcus Rashford scoring the only goal, Louis van Gaal revealed that he had almost rested the striker for the game.

With an important game against Crystal Palace on Wednesday, and an even more important game against Everton on Saturday, Van Gaal has confirmed that Rashford hasn't trained this week in order to keep him fresh.

Exodus at Aston Villa after two directors quit club

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Aston Villa suffered another blow just days after their relegation from the Premier League as directors David Bernstein and Mervyn King quit with immediate effect on Monday.

Former Football Association chairman Bernstein only joined Villa last month following the February appointment of King, who had previously served as the Governor of the Bank of England.

Exodus at Aston Villa after two directors quit club

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Aston Villa suffered another blow just days after their relegation from the Premier League as directors David Bernstein and Mervyn King quit with immediate effect on Monday.

Former Football Association chairman Bernstein only joined Villa last month following the February appointment of King, who had previously served as the Governor of the Bank of England.

Monday Kickoff: Leicester City, Barcelona-Valencia, Aston Villa and more

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A weekend of thrilling action saw the Spanish La Liga and English Premier League races intensify with just a few weeks remaining in each campaign.

Despite playing down a man, Leicester City tied West Ham United, 2-2, after Leonardo Ulloa converted a stoppage-time penalty kick. (REPORT)

Valencia defeated Barcelona, 2-1, as Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal.

Aston Villa Youngster Lewis Kinsella Suffers Two Relegations In Space Of One Afternoon

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As crap weekends in football go, Aston Villa youngster Lewis Kinsella has just endured one of the very crappest.

A truly dire 1-0 defeat against Manchester United was enough to finally end Villa's laborious long goodbyeand mathematically seal their long-overdue relegation from the Premier League.

Louis Van Gaal accepts Manchester United must be more ‘entertaining’

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Louis van Gaal admitted Manchester United's latest contribution to the race for the Champions League was not enough to get Old Trafford excited.

Yet the United manager believes his side's stodgy 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday a result that confirmed the Birmingham club's relegation from the Premier League was enough to send out a message to Manchester City and West Ham.

Louis Van Gaal accepts Manchester United must be more ‘entertaining’

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Louis van Gaal admitted Manchester United's latest contribution to the race for the Champions League was not enough to get Old Trafford excited.

Yet the United manager believes his side's stodgy 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday a result that confirmed the Birmingham club's relegation from the Premier League was enough to send out a message to Manchester City and West Ham.

Video: Timothy Fosu-Mensah hangs with the Rashfords after Man Utd beat Aston Villa

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Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah went back to team-mate Marcus Rashford's house after yesterday's Premier League win over...

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Video: Man Utd fan falls asleep during Aston Villa game

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Manchester United recorded a 1-0 win over bottom-club Aston Villa at Old Trafford yesterday. But, as has been par for the course this season, it...

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Tweets and Photos: Man Utd players react to beating Aston Villa

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Very important 3 points today! @manchesterunited

Video: Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal on beating Aston Villa

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal faced the media to give his reaction to today's 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford. While the...

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Aston Villa relegated from Premier League as Man United’s Rashford strikes again

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Aston Villa's long-expected relegation from the Premier League was finally confirmed with a 1-0 loss away to Manchester United on Saturday as teenage rising star Marcus Rashford scored his seventh goal in 12 games.

The 18-year-old striker, also on target in United's FA Cup quarter-final replay win over West Ham United in midweek, struck in the 32nd minute when he turned in Antonio Valencia's low cross.

Aston Villa relegated from Premier League as Man United’s Rashford strikes again

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Aston Villa's long-expected relegation from the Premier League was finally confirmed with a 1-0 loss away to Manchester United on Saturday as teenage rising star Marcus Rashford scored his seventh goal in 12 games.

The 18-year-old striker, also on target in United's FA Cup quarter-final replay win over West Ham United in midweek, struck in the 32nd minute when he turned in Antonio Valencia's low cross.

RoM Reads

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Scott writes his player ratings for ESPN for United's win over Aston Villa.

Scott writes for The Metro about United's free coaches for the semi-final.

The Mirror claims Jose Mourinho is on his way.

United's official website has Juan Mata's post-match comments.

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LvG: I was going to rest Rashford for Villa

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Manchester United's match winner against Aston Villa, Marcus Rashford, was almost left out of the starting line-up today to give him a rest ahead of the busy week to come.

Louis van Gaal reveals he had been planning on leaving him out, with Wayne Rooney returning to the first team for the first time in two months, but Rashford convinced the manager to start him.

‘Relegation Is A Weight Off Our Shoulders’ – Aston Villa’s Joleon Lescott Gives Odd Post-Match Interview After Defeat At Old Trafford

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Joleon Lescott is no stranger to media faux-pas, with his infamous sports car Tweet earlier this season a prime example. However, after seeing his side relegated following a 1-0 defeat away to Manchester United, the Aston Villa defender gave a rather odd interview to BBC, one which will leave fans of the Villans rather perturbed, to say the least.

Snoozeball: Man Utd Fan Falls Asleep During Red Devils’ Dull 1-0 Win v Aston Villa (Video)

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Manchester United's uninspiring 1-0 win against Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday sent the Villans down but it also sent one of the Red Devils' fans to sleep.

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This season,Old Trafford has hostedto more than its fair share of dull, goal-light games this season and with Marcus Rashford's first-half strike the only goal of Saturday's game, one fan struggled to stay awake.

Down And Out: Aston Villa Relegated From Top-Flight For First Time Since 1987

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After months with the axe dangling above their heads, Aston Villa were officially cut loose from the Premier League on Saturday, courtesy of a 1-0 defeat at the hands ofManchester United.

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United starlet Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game at Old Trafford, and while Rudy Gestede did hit the frame of the goal late on, it was another deserved defeat for the Villans.

Manchester United return to Premier League top-four chase

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Fresh from keeping alive their hopes of winning a first trophy since 2013, Manchester United return to their bid to secure a place in next season's Champions League when they host Aston Villa on Saturday.

United will play Everton in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on April 23 thanks to their 2-1 win at West Ham United in their quarter-final replay in midweek as they look to win the competition for the first time since 2004.

Manchester United return to Premier League top-four chase

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Fresh from keeping alive their hopes of winning a first trophy since 2013, Manchester United return to their bid to secure a place in next season's Champions League when they host Aston Villa on Saturday.

United will play Everton in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on April 23 thanks to their 2-1 win at West Ham United in their quarter-final replay in midweek as they look to win the competition for the first time since 2004.

Video: Louis van Gaal’s press conference ahead of Man Utd vs Aston Villa

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Tuesday Kickoff: Tottenham, Puebla, Aston Villa and more

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Tottenham climbed to within five points of the English Premier League leader on Monday, while injuries, a suspension and more headline news across the world.

Harry Kane and Dele Alli each scored two goal to lead Tottenham to a 4-0 win against Stoke City on Monday, closing the gap between itself and Leicester City in the English Premier League title race.

Aston Villa Suspend Gabby Agbonlahor While Club Investigate Tabloid ‘Hippy Crack Binge’ Reports

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Aston Villa's annus horribilis is spluttering to an end in fitting style with the news that the club have today suspended Gabby Agbonlahor over the striker's latest tabloid snarl-up.

Over the weekend, The Sun reported that Agbonlahor had been photographed "downing shots" and huffing on nitrous oxideon a night out in LondonJUST HOURSafter Villa's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed.

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Aston Villa: Gabriel Agbonlahor Resigns As Club Captain, Apologies For Flabby Season

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Aston Villa's season continues to hit new depths of dismalness, with the news that Gabriel Agbonlahor has stepped down from his position as club captain, as well as receiving a hefty fine from the Villans.

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The 29-year-old striker has endured a rather dismal season, netting just one goal in 18 games.

Stiliyan Petrov Wants To Come Out Of Retirement And Play For Aston Villa Again, Four Years After Cancer Diagnosis

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Stiliyan Petrovhas revealed that he's harbouring serious ambitions of rejoining Aston Villa as a player next season after successfully overcoming leukaemia.

Petrov was reluctantly forced to announce his early retirement in May 2013 after being diagnosed the previous March, but since getting the all-clear the Bulgarian scrapper has been busy building his fitness back up, firstly with his local over-35s Sunday League team and subsequently by training with the Villa Under-21 side.

Aston Villa’s Jores Okore Denies Refusing To Play, Hits Back At Manager Eric Black On Social Media

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Aston Villa's car-crash of a season descending even further on Sunday, with Jores Okore taking to Twitter to attack caretaker boss Eric Black.

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Black claimed that the Danish defender had refused to be on the bench for the visit of Bournemouth on April 9th,saying:

After that game, he (Okore) said that he didn't want to be considered for any of the games going forwards.

‘It Lies At My Feet And Nobody Elses’ – Aston Villa Owner Randy Lerner Issues Statement Taking Full Responsibility For Relegation

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Aston Villa's much-loved owner Randy Lerner has issued a statement to the fans today in which he takes full responsibility for the club being relegated from the Premier League in such dismal fashion.

Posted on the official Villa website and titled 'Note to Supporters', Lerner's statement reads thus:

A nagging sense of inevitability set in against Leicester City despite the late lead we enjoyed.

Huzzah: Aston Villa Have Actually Won An Award For Their Hard Work On The Pitch

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Not that it's going to come as much consolation for their long-suffering fans, but Aston Villa are technicallygoing to end the season with a trophy.

Indeed, Villa have landed the 'Barclays Premier League Grounds Team of the Year' award after the playing surface at Villa Park was ranked as the best in the top flight for 2016/17.

Is the unthinkable happening?

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By 1970's Gooner At this stage of the season I was expecting to write about Arsenal's run in for the battle to the League title, the first in the post Highbury era. I would have been predicting the results of the remaining games for both contenders and we would have been coming out on top by winning at home our final game against an already relegated Aston Villa.