100 Percent Soccer column: Can an American Premier League coach prove English skeptics wrong?

bradleyapTrailblazer: Former USMNT coach Bob Bradley has become the first coach of a Premier League team when he joined Welsh club Swansea City; former U.S. star Landon Donovan is also an investor in the club. (Associated Press photo).

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100 Percent Soccer column: Second consecutive late-season MLS slump has LA Galaxy on back heels (again)

Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris (13) takes a shot on goal against the LA Galaxy, during the first half at the StubHub Center. Seattle Sounder won 4-1.     Carson Calif., Sunday, September ,25, 2016.        (Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze/ SCNG)

Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris (13) takes a shot on goal against the LA Galaxy, during the first half at the StubHub Center. Seattle Sounder won 4-1. Carson Calif., Sunday, September ,25, 2016. (Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze/ SCNG)

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100 Percent Soccer column: Is Giovani dos Santos the second coming of Galaxy star Landon Donovan?

gio10Mexican star Giovani dos Santos was unveiled as the successor to Landon Donovan in August 2015, when he showed off a jersey with the same number the Redlands native made his own (Photo by Staff Photographer Steve McCrank.)

There were a lot more Landon Donovan No. 10 shirts than ones reading dos Santos on the back Sunday on display at StubHub Center as Donovan returned to MLS after an almost two-year absence.

Is dos Santos worthy of wearing that No. 10 jersey?

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Will former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid return to his SoCal roots with LAFC?

Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid during practice at Jackie Robinson Field in Brookside Park in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 15, 2002. (Pasadena Star-News/Staff photo by Bernardo Alps/Sports)

Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid during practice at Jackie Robinson Field in Brookside Park in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 15, 2002. (Pasadena Star-News/Staff photo by Bernardo Alps/Sports)

Will longtime South bay resident Sigi Schmid reappear in the MLS coaching ranks with LAFC? Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Get the skinny on fan events planned around the visits of EPL clubs to Los Angeles this summer

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Read more about the clubs visiting Southern California for the International Champions Cup in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.

Chelsea released its travel roster for the tournament this morning:

Goalkeepers: Asmir Begović, Thibault Courtois, Jamal Blackman
Defenders: Branislav Ivanović, Gary Cahill, John Terry, César Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Baba, Matthew Mizaga, Michael Hector, Ola Aina
Midfielders: Cesc Fabregas, Oscar, Nemanja Matić, Willian, Kennedy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, N’Golo Kanté, Nathaniel Chalobah
Forwards: Eden Hazard, Pedro, Juan Cuadrado, Loïc Rémy, Diego Costa, Michy Batshuayi, Bertrand Traoré, Victor Moses

And a couple of hours after the deadline for the column, Leicester City announced a fan meet and greet event from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 27 at Niky’s Sports, 11807 Santa Monica Blvd. Foxes fans can meet the team and pose with the EPL trophy.

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Frustrated with the lack of American success on the international level? Get used to it.

messimissMessi miss: Argentine superstar Lionel Messi reacts to his penalty kick miss in the final of the Copa America against Chile (Associated Press).

Failure is far more common than success as even the likes of top-tier soccer nations like Argentina, England and Mexico have discovered — and puts public frustration with the U.S. Men’s National Team into perspective.

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100 Percent Soccer Column: The most entertaining team at Euro 2016 is torching opponents like a fire-breathing dragon — and seeing its odds of winning the tournament slashed

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And for the latest Vegas Euro 2006 round of 16 odds, courtesy of Bovada.lv, see below:

Euro 2016 Winner

France 4/1
Germany 9/2
Spain 11/2
Belgium 6/1
Croatia 9/1
England 9/1
Portugal 10/1
Italy 16/1
Poland 25/1
Wales 25/1
Switzerland 40/1
Hungary 100/1
Republic of Ireland 100/1
Iceland 150/1
Slovakia 150/1
Northern Ireland 250/1

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