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New MLS franchise Los Angeles FC have selected Sporting Kansas City forward Latif Blessing in the second round of the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday.

The former Liberty Professionals forward joined Sporting Kansas City in 2017 season and quickly established himself as a key member of the side recording six goals and two assists in 31 appearances across all competitions.

He most notably scored in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final as Sporting KC defeated the New York Red Bulls.

Blessing becomes the 10th all-time Sporting KC player to be selected in an MLS Expansion Draft.

The MLS is set to be expanded to 23 teams at the beginning of the 2018 season.

Source: Citisports

Antonio Conte says Chelsea must win every game to have a chance of retaining title

Antonio Conte has offered no apologies for writing off Chelsea's title challenge, and said his side must win "every game" to have a hope of catching Manchester City.

Less than halfway through the Premier League campaign the Italian had declared the Blues' title defence over after Saturday's defeat to West Ham, with unbeaten City opening up a 14-point gap on Chelsea the following day.

The National U-17 Female Soccer team the Black Maidens will play the young Scorpions of Gambia in a return leg encounter on Sun, 17th December, 2017 at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Ghana secured a 5-1 win in the first leg clash a fortnight ago at Gambia and would be hoping to sink the scorpions deeply to gain a step into the U-17 WWC qualifiers.

Despite the resounding victory, pundits are of the view that the second encounter is a mere formality however, head coach of the Maidens, Evans Adotey thinks differently.

Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson hailed Crystal Palace's spirit after their late win against Watford, but refused to get carried away about their survival bid.

Palace moved off the bottom and out of the Premier League relegation zone with a sensational late rally to see off 10-man Watford 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Ex-Black Stars Captain and now Head Coach of Division One side Dreams FC, Charles Kwablan Akonnor has bemoaned the lack of quality pitches in the Country.

The Former Ashgold and Dreams FC Coach believes the Ghana is endowed with lots of talents but the deficiency of quality facilities is taking away the shine of some of these talents.

“We have lots of talents in the country no doubts about it but the problem had been the quality of facilities to improve the game. That has been why some of these talents are not shinning.” He said in an interview with the Joy FM.

Ghanaian-born Alphonso Davies has been named the Canadian U-17 footballer of the year. The player’s outstanding campaign saw him receive a call-up to the Canada Senior National team.

Alphonso Davies, who was born in Budumbura (Ghana) left for Canada at a tender age and has since been part of the Canadian National team. He was awarded after securing votes from national team coaches as well as Canadian clubs and coaches.

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