NFL Combine

NFL Combine 2019 : The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is just about here. College players entering the NFL Combine 2019 will descend on Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on NFL Network. Get the full 2019 NFL Combine schedule, news analysis and more!

Forget what your grandpa told you … the NFL combine matters. It’s an event where prospects can be easily compared — both to other prospects in their class and those who came before them — on a level playing field. Size and athleticism of players are much less debatable after this week in Indianapolis.

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And as always, there are many prospects who will make or break their draft stock at this year’s combine.

These 10 prospects have the most riding on the athletic exhibition inside Lucas Oil Stadium.

Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
Bosa has been a sleeping giant since the middle of September when he went down with a core muscle injury against TCU inside Jerry World. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported Bosa is going to be a full participant in Indianapolis which is … awesome, seeing as he entered the pre-draft process with exactly zero momentum after spending the past two seasons as arguably the bests defensive player in college football.

Just about everyone, including myself, has compared Nick to his brother Joey. Here was the latter’s combine effort in 2016.

Height/weight: 6-5/269
40-yard dash: 4.86
Vertical: 32 inches
Broad jump: 120 inches
Three cone: 6.89 seconds
Short shuttle: 4.21 seconds
The similarly sized Josh Allen steamrolls into Indy with a hefty amount of hype. He’s long been nipping at Bosa’s heels for the No. 1 edge rusher or even the No. 1 overall pick spot. The former Ohio State star has the most on the line in Indianapolis.

Rashan Gary, EDGE/DL, Michigan
Gary has been the recipient of immense excitement about his athletic prowess for years, and it’s culminated with talk of a huge combine running rampant since the end of the college football season. The former No. 1 overall recruit in the nation isn’t a polished prospect who can beat blockers in a variety of ways. He managed just 9.5 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss in his three-year stint in Ann Arbor, hardly brutal numbers yet far from typical top 5 pick type production.

Gary can’t do anything about his relative hand-work rawness right now. He can live up to the expectations at the combine. As a hybrid edge rusher/defensive tackle, Gary’s combine performance should be compared to big-time prospects at each position. If he crushes the 40-yard dash, the jumps, and the agility drills, there’ll almost assuredly be a team picking in the top half of Round 1 — or maybe even in the top 5 or top 10 — that is too memorized by Gary’s supreme athletic gifts to pass on him.

However, if he has a good, not great effort on the field, falling to the later portions of the first round will be on the table.

D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Two pictures have sent Draft Twitter into a frenzy over Metcalf, the size/speed specimen at wide receiver in this draft class. Just 21 years old, Metcalf looks like a seasoned defensive end with turtle shell abs. He averaged 21.9 yards per grab before getting injured in 2018, and while his 2017 production too was respectable, he caught just 67 passes in his collegiate career.

Metcalf’s 40-yard dash over/under was set at 4.59, which seems preposterously slow. However, if Metcalf weighs in over 220 pounds at over 6-foot-3, he’ll be a part of a receiver group that has only seen seven players go under 4.50 of the 37 to hit those physical marks in the past decade. Important context. The names? Julio Jones (4.34!), Michael Floyd (4.40), Mark Harrison (4.46), Darren Waller (4.46), Jaison Williams (4.47), Jon Baldwin (4.49), and Dorial Green-Beckham (4.49).

If Metcalf runs anywhere near 4.50 in the 40 and has a vertical over 35 inches, look out, top 10.

As somewhat of a raw receiver when it comes to the nuances of playing the position at a high level, a slower 40 or a showing of less-than-stellar explosiveness — particularly relative to the hype — Metcalf could be looking at the late portion of the first round.

Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
While his entire performance is critical, the most vital aspect for Burns in Indianapolis will be when he stands on the scale. While listed at 6-5 and 235 pounds during 2018, NFL.com has him at 227. When responding to a question as to why Burns was listed so low, NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein sent this tweet:

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· Feb 26, 2019
Replying to @LanceZierlein @nflnetwork
the problem you have with Brian Burns is that you have him listed at 227 pounds…. no way he weighs in at 227 pounds, more like 240-245

Lance Zierlein

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He was in that 227 range during the year. Scouts check weights when they go into schools. His agent confirmed. He said he’s weighing more now during his pre-combine workouts.

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So, the call for Burns to add weight are not unfounded. And they’re pretty serious. We’re talking a Barkevious Mingo profile if the Florida State star is 6-5 and around 235 pounds. Maybe it won’t impact his draft position, but Burns almost has to (at least) hit the 240-pound mark to build a solid foundation for a successful NFL career.

Burns is more talented than Mingo was, and he’s more advanced as a pass rusher than 6-6, 244-pound quasi-bust Leonard Floyd who did go in the top 10 of the 2016 Draft. Mingo went No. 6 overall.

As far as the drills, the three cone is the one to watch with Burns. Anything under 7.00 seconds will be acceptable. I won’t be surprised if he goes way under that time. He’s one bendy dude.

N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
Harry was listed at 6-4 and 213 pounds during his junior season at Arizona State. Most of the criticism about his physical profile is a lack of explosiveness off the snap and minimal separation down the field. Both those concerns are fair.

But how much is he lacking in the explosiveness department? Are we talking a 40-yard dash in the 4.6s? 4.7s? The latter would send his draft stock into a free fall. Over the past 10 years, 45 receivers have measured in between 6-3 and 6-5 and weighed between 210 and 220 pounds. None of those receivers ran slower than 4.67, and the slowest wideout of that group to get drafted in the first round was … A.J. Green who ran 4.48 in 2011.

Despite carrying the load for the Sun Devils’ passing game since his true freshman season in 2016, Harry enters the combine without much first-round hype.

If he can manage to have a workout in the same realm as other “big” receivers like Metcalf, Kelvin Harmon, Hakeem Butler, or JJ Arcega-Whiteside, he’ll get back on track to be one of the first wideouts taken. He’ll definitely need to run in the 4.5s.

The risky element to Harry on the field in Indy is a bad workout could lead to him confirming the doubts of many and an ultimate draft position deep into the second round.

Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky
Allen took full advantage of Bosa being unavailable for the vast majority of the 2018 season and enters the pre-draft process as the No. 1 edge rusher on some team’s preliminary boards. He bulked up into the 260s for his final year at Kentucky, and the additional weight only added power to his game without sacrificing speed, quickness, or bend around the edge, as evidenced by his 17 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss.

While not as unrefined as Gary but certainly not a master with his hands, Allen wins mainly with his athleticism on the field. He needs to do the same inside Lucas Oil Stadium at the combine.

As mentioned above, it’ll be easy comparing him and Bosa, because they’re essentially the same size. If Allen does what would’ve once been considered inconceivable … overtaking the Ohio State legacy for the top edge rusher spot, he’ll need pretty close to a clean sweep across the board in his workout.

Terrill Hanks, LB, New Mexico State
After Senior Bowl week, everyone was talking about a linebacker from New Mexico State who had the makings of being “Darius Leonard 2.0.” That man was Hanks, a converted safety who put three consecutive 100-plus tackle seasons on his resume for the Aggies.

Like Leonard, his game is predicated on twitch, speed to the football, and comfort playing in space. While the reigning Defensive Player of the Year didn’t do a full workout last year in Indianapolis, here were his combine numbers:

Height/weight: 6-2/234
Arm length: 33 5/8
40-yard dash: 4.7
Bench: 17 reps
Those arms are basically tentacles attached to his body, and they help to give him a crazy-big tackling radius. Hanks was exactly 6-2 and 234 pounds at the Senior Bowl with 80 1/2 inch wingspan. A strong showing in the agility drills and jumps would go a long way in the former New Mexico State star getting picked early in the second round.

Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
As someone who decided to sit out his team’s bowl game and not participate in the Senior Bowl, the combine is Baker’s first chance to gain momentum with the draft less than two months away.

The senior from Georgia starred for the Bulldogs for the past three seasons with seven interceptions and 23 pass breakups, including 18 in 2017 and 2018 combined.

Baker’s film is loaded with impactful plays on the football, and you rarely see him very far away from the receiver he’s covering. The consensus concern with him is his lack of size, length, athleticism, and downfield speed. He’s not going to be as twitchy as Washington’s Byron Murphy nor as tall or long as LSU’s Greedy Williams.

In the past five years, 22 corners have gone in Round 1. Here are their average figures … which Baker will obviously be aiming to hit:

Height/weight: 6-0/194
40-yard dash: 4.42
Vertical: 37 2/3 inches*
Broad jump: 127 inches*
Three cone: 6.83 seconds*
*(not all 22 cornerbacks participated in that drill)

Zach Allen, EDGE/DL, Boston College
Allen measured in at over 6-4 and 280 pounds with arms over 34 inches long at the Senior Bowl. He’s a moose. And a rather polished one, with useful hand work, plenty of power, and flashes of scary bend around the corner at his size.

Oh, and he checks the production box too with 30.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks over the past two seasons at Boston College. While Allen’s fortunately dodged the J.J. Watt label that gets thrown around too often — Watt was built in a football laboratory, and not everyone has that opportunity — he’s a similar player to the former Defensive Player of the Year.

Someone who did earn many Watt comparisons was Jaguars 2018 first-round selection Taven Bryan. Of course, he ultimately fell short of Watt’s combine performance that looks like it’s filled with typos, but the former Florida Gator left some good bench marks for Allen.

Height/weight: 6-5/291
40-yard dash: 4.98
Vertical: 35 inches
Broad jump: 119 inches
Three cone: 7.12 seconds
Short shuttle: 4.48 seconds
Allen is a bit smaller than Bryan and is more of an edge rusher first. But he’ll want to at least approach some or most of those figures to land in Round 1.

Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Keeping this short and sweet, because the combine workout itself isn’t very important for quarterbacks, and Murray’s film showcases his elite athletic traits and beyond-his-years pocket-passing skills.

The combine for Murray will come down to three questions; how tall are you? How much do you weigh? How big are your hands?

SheBelieves Cup 2019

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The USA and Japan met in three consecutive world finals in the first half of this decade — the 2011 Women’s World Cup, the 2012 Olympics and the 2015 Women’s World Cup — forever linking these two countries together in soccer history. As the teams prepare to meet again at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, here are five things to know about Nadeshiko Japan.

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Japan Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 18-Ayaka Saitoh (Mynavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies), 1-Rei Takenaka (Inac Kobe Leonessa), 21-Erina Yamane (Real Betis, ESP)
DEFENDERS (8 ): 6-Saori Ariyoshi (Nippon TV Beleza), 5-Nana Ichise (Mynavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies), 4-Saki Kumagai (Olympique Lyonnais, FRA), 23-Moeka Minami (Urawa Res Diamonds Ladies), 24-Asato Miyagawa (Nippon TV Beleza), 12-Risako Oga (Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara), 3-Aya Sameshima (Inac Kobe Leonessa), 22-Risa Shimizu (Nippon TV Beleza)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 14-Yui Hasegawa (Nippon TV Beleza), 16-Arisa Matsubara (Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara), 17-Narumi Miura (Nippon TV Beleza), 7-Emi Nakajima (Inac Kobe Leonessa), 8-Moeno Sakaguchi (Albirex Niigata Ladies), 9-Hina Sugita (Inac Kobe Leonessa), 2-Rumi Utsugi (Reign FC, USA)
FORWARDS (5): 19-Jun Endo (Nippon TV Beleza), 13-Mayu Ikejiri (Suwon Urban Development Corporation WFC, KOR), 11-Rikako Kobayashi (Nippon TV Beleza), 15-Yuka Momiki (Nippon TV Beleza), 20-Kumi Yokoyama (AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies)

AFC Champions, Asian Games Champions and Qualified for France 2019
Japan has already booked its ticket for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, making them one of seven nations to have participated at every FIFA Women’s World Cup with the USA and Brazil also have appeared at every tournament. Japan won the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, their second consecutive continental title, and the 2019 Asian Games, and heads into the SheBelieves Cup on a nice run of victories.

Despite the winning its World Cup qualifying tournament in April, it was a challenging ride for Japan which defeated Vietnam, 4-0, and then had a scoreless draw against Korea Republic. A 1-1 draw against Australia (courtesy of a Mizuho Sakaguchi goal) in the final group match clinched second in the group and automatic passage to France. Japan then defeated China PR 3-1 in the semifinal and got late winner from Kumi Yokoyama to defeat Australia 1-0 in the championship game.

Rebuilding with Sights Set on World Cup and Olympics
Following its failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, Japan fell from fourth in the world to seventh (and is now eighth). Since then, Japan has rebuilt its team and features many younger players with a focus on winning a medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, but the core of the roster still features some vastly experienced players. Rumi Utsugi (111 caps/6 goals) who plays in the NWSL with Reign FC and Emi Nakajima (65/13) lead the midfield while defenders Aya Sameshima (103/5) and Saki Kumagai (100/0), who plays for UEFA Champions League title holders Olympique Lyonnais, have been fixtures in the back for years. Defender Saori Ariyoshi has 63 caps.

Aside from those players, no other player on the Japan roster has more than 35 caps, with that younger segment led by Yokoyama, who has 16 career international goals. Japan, which has a strong and engaged domestic league, has just four players on its SBC roster who play their club soccer outside of Japan — Utsugi for the Reign, Kumagai for Lyon, uncapped forward Mayu Ikejiri who plays in South Korea, and 6-foot-2 goalkeeper Erina Yamane, who plays in Spain for Real Betis.

Woman in Charge
Japan head coach Asako Takakura assumed the reins in 2016 with big shoes to fill, as predecessor Norio Sasaki led Japan through a golden period which included two Women’s World Cup Finals – including the title in 2011 – and a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics.

The four-time Asian Women’s Coach of the Year made her National Team debut at the age of 16 and was a midfielder in her playing days. She earned 79 caps for Japan while scoring 30 goals. She played in the 1991 and 1995 World Cups, as well as the 1996 Olympics. She has been an integral part of the Japanese coaching infrastructure for years, having coached every age group from Under-13 upwards. She led Japan to the 2014 Under-17 Women’s World Cup title and the 2015 Asian U-19 Championship while also serving on the FIFA technical study group at the last World Cup. She also coached Japan to third place at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, defeating the USA 1-0 in the bronze medal game.

Long-Time Rivals, Long-Time Respect
The USA and Japan have a rich history dating back to 1986, the second year of the U.S. WNT program. While the streak of meeting in three straight world finals ended at the 2016 Olympics, the matches between the USA and Japan have been some of the most watched women’s soccer games in history.

The USA lost in penalty kicks at the 2011 Women’sWorld Cup Final after a 2-2 tie over regulation and overtime but rebounded to win the 2012 Olympic goal medal game, 2-1, when Carli Lloyd bagged the game-winner, and the historic 2015 Women’s World Cup Final, 5-2, on a hat trick from Lloyd and goals from Lauren Cheney and Tobin Heath. Since falling in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, the USA has gone 6-1-3 against Japan, outscoring them 25-12.

Tournament of Nations to the SheBelieves Cup
The most recent meeting came at last year’s Tournament of Nations with the USA winning 4-2. Alex Morgan scored a hat trick and Megan Rapinoe also added a goal. In that game, the USA scored in the 18th minute, Japan tied it in the 20th, and then the USA scored three in a row (26th, 56th, 66th) before Japan pulled one back in the 76th minute.

England vs Brazil

England Women vs Brazil Women: Phil Neville’s Best Available Lionesses Lineup England take on Brazil in their first match of the SheBelieves tournament in the USA on Wednesday, as Phil Neville’s look to make a statement over their 2019 World Cup winning credentials ahead of next summer’s tournament.

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The round-robin tournament will see the aforementioned sides also take on the USA and Japan, with the team who wins the most points being awarded the trophy next month.

The Lionesses walked their World Cup group, but slumped to a disappointing defeat to Sweden in their most recent match, and will be looking for a return to winning ways against the Canarinhas.Carly Telford (GK): Neville is yet to decide on a first choice goalkeeper, but could opt to use the Chelsea stopper despite over the more experienced option of Karen Bardsley.

Lucy Bronze (RB): The Lyon right-back is an England mainstay, and will be certain to start against Brazil on Wednesday.

Steph Houghton (CB): Captaining the side, the Manchester City ace will make her 101st appearance for the Lionesses.

Gemma Bonner (CB): Houghton’s City teammate was brought into the side to the injured Millie Bright, and could be given the nod to start the match.

Alex Greenwood (LB): The Manchester United left-back has been a popular choice of Neville’s, and should just make the side over Demi Stokes.

Isobel Christiansen (CM): With Jill Scott missing the tournament to boost her fitness levels, the Lyon livewire will look to be the beating heart of England’s midfield.

Karen Carney (CM): The versatile Chelsea midfielder has an astonishing 135 caps, and her experience will prove invaluable in the engine room of the Lionesses’ midfield.

Nikita Parris (AMR): If there’s one player who is going to burst onto the international scene at the World Cup, it’s Nikita Parris, who has fired home 15 goals and made five assists for City so far this season.

Fran Kirby (AMC): Another shining light in the England side, Kirby has the ability to change her side’s fortunes in the blink of an eye, and is a dead cert to start in the attacking midfield position.

Beth Mead (AML): The Arsenal ace is capable of playing on either flank, and she’ll give the team the threat of potent pace going forward against Brazil.

​Toni Duggan (ST): The tenacious forward has thrived since making the big move to join Barcelona in 2017, and could lead the line for England on Wednesday.

Southampton vs Fulham

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Premier League 2018-19
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Kick-off: 7:45pm GMT

Fulham are in desperate need of three points against fellow strugglers Southampton when the two meet at St Mary’s tonight.

Claudio Ranieri’s side are now eight points adrift of safety having picked up just one win in 2019.

Victory for Saints will leave them further adrift with their goal difference comfortably the worst in the top flight.Southampton team news
Saints are without striker Michael Obafemi, who is set to miss the rest of the season after a recurrence of a hamstring injury.The 18-year-old Republic of Ireland international had just returned to action as a substitute against Arsenal on Sunday, but is now facing a lengthy spell of rehabilitation.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed striker Danny Ings (hamstring) was not yet ready to come into contention, while midfielder Mario Lemina (abdominal) also continues his recovery.

Provisional squad: Gunn, Vestergaard, Stephens, Targett, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Hojbjerg, McCarthy, Yoshida, Bertrand, Elyounoussi, Slattery, Austin, Gallagher

Fulham team news
Claudio Ranieri reported no fresh injury problems ahead of the Premier League trip to the south coast.

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Lazar Markovic both came on for the second half of the 3-1 defeat at West Ham, so could be in contention to start.

Defender Alfie Mawson continues his recovery from a long-term knee injury.

Provisional squad: Rico, Odoi, Chambers, Ream, Bryan, Sessegnon, Cairney, Nordtveit, Seri, Mitrovic, Babel, Fabri, Le Marchand, Christie, Zambo, Markovic, Ayite, Vietto.Score prediction: Southampton 1-0 Fulham
While Ranieri has almost every option available to him the Italian is still unsure of how to best address Fulham’s increasingly woeful campaign.

With Saints chasing a win that could haul them out of the relegation zone, it is difficult to look past a home win.Southampton vs Fulham tickets
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The match will not be available to watch live in the UK.

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Arsenal vs Bournemouth

Arsenal vs Bournemouth: Watch El Clasico 2019travel to face at Selhurst Park on Wednesday with the intention of getting back to winning ways in the Premier League.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side defied injury problems to earn a commendable 0-0 draw at home against Liverpool on Sunday but saw fourth place handed to Arsenal as a result.

They will seek to maintain the pressure on the Gunners in London, where they meet a Crystal Palace side in high spirits after a 4-1 win over Leicester and a lengthy undefeated run.In the United States (US), the game will not be broadcast on television but will be available to live stream through NBC Sports Gold.Manchester United are in the midst of an injury crisis after seeing Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford suffer problems at the weekend against Liverpool. A late call will be made on Rashford but the others will miss out.

Nemanja Matic and Antonio Valencia are sidelined, while Matteo Darmian and Phil Jones are not fit enough to play.

Anthony Martial, meanwhile, will not be risked.

Even youngster Mason Greenwood is struggling with a problem.

Marcos Rojo, however, is available again.

Possible Manchester United starting XI: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pereira, McTominay, Pogba; Chong, Lukaku, SanchezManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after his side’s goalless draw with Liverpool on Sunday that he had never experienced anything like the bad luck the Red Devils did in that encounter.

The Norwegian saw his side suffer an incredible four injuries over the course of the match, including three hamstring problems in the first half alone, which compelled him to use his substitutes early.

Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford all sustained problems, with Solskjaer left to lament: “Everything that could have gone wrong first half did go wrong.”

His side showed character to take a point from the match, but with as many as 10 players set to miss the midweek trip to Crystal Palace, he has pinpointed a couple of underperforming stars he wishes to see step up. “It’s a chance for them to play to their potential,” Solskjaer said of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, neither of whom has featured regularly under him.

“Reputation is one thing; the potential is high and I’m sure of that because the two of them are good mates. “They linked up between them against Arsenal in the FA Cup so hopefully Alexis and Rom can step up.

“This might be a chance for those two to find some form and give a selection headache for us when everyone gets fit again.” Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are unlikely to prove straightforward opponents, with the Selhurst Park side on a roll currently.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Manchester United travel to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday with the intention of getting back to winning ways in the Premier League.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side defied injury problems to earn a commendable 0-0 draw at home against Liverpool on Sunday but saw fourth place handed to Arsenal as a result.

They will seek to maintain the pressure on the Gunners in London, where they meet a Crystal Palace side in high spirits after a 4-1 win over Leicester and a lengthy undefeated run.In the United States (US), the game will not be broadcast on television but will be available to live stream through NBC Sports Gold.Manchester United are in the midst of an injury crisis after seeing Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford suffer problems at the weekend against Liverpool. A late call will be made on Rashford but the others will miss out.

Nemanja Matic and Antonio Valencia are sidelined, while Matteo Darmian and Phil Jones are not fit enough to play.

Anthony Martial, meanwhile, will not be risked.

Even youngster Mason Greenwood is struggling with a problem.

Marcos Rojo, however, is available again.

Possible Manchester United starting XI: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pereira, McTominay, Pogba; Chong, Lukaku, SanchezManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after his side’s goalless draw with Liverpool on Sunday that he had never experienced anything like the bad luck the Red Devils did in that encounter.

The Norwegian saw his side suffer an incredible four injuries over the course of the match, including three hamstring problems in the first half alone, which compelled him to use his substitutes early.

Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford all sustained problems, with Solskjaer left to lament: “Everything that could have gone wrong first half did go wrong.”

His side showed character to take a point from the match, but with as many as 10 players set to miss the midweek trip to Crystal Palace, he has pinpointed a couple of underperforming stars he wishes to see step up. “It’s a chance for them to play to their potential,” Solskjaer said of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, neither of whom has featured regularly under him.

“Reputation is one thing; the potential is high and I’m sure of that because the two of them are good mates. “They linked up between them against Arsenal in the FA Cup so hopefully Alexis and Rom can step up.

“This might be a chance for those two to find some form and give a selection headache for us when everyone gets fit again.” Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are unlikely to prove straightforward opponents, with the Selhurst Park side on a roll currently.

Japan vs United States

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From Feb. 27 to March 5, U.S. Soccer will host the fourth annual SheBelieves Cup, one of the most elite four-team international women’s soccer tournaments in the world. The top-ranked USA will welcome women’s soccer powers Brazil (No. 10 in the FIFA Rankings), England (No. 4) and Japan (No. 8). Here are five things to know about the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.

This year, the SheBelieves Cup includes Brazil and Japan, two teams who have been part of the Tournament of Nations the past two years. They join England and the USA to make up an incredibly competitive field, as all four participants are not only among the top women’s soccer countries in the world, but more importantly, are all headed to France this summer for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Brazil, Japan and the USA are three of the seven teams that have participated in each of the seven previous Women’s World Cup tournaments.

Conceived and developed by the U.S. Women’s National Team players, SheBelieves is a movement to inspire young girls and women and encourage them to accomplish their goals and dreams, athletic or otherwise. The campaign was originally launched in the run-up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup but has since evolved and grown into a special bond between the team and its fans, taking its powerful message of empowerment and that of believing in yourself into communities across the nation.

As one of the most popular women’s teams in the United States, the WNT is the prime example that dreams are attainable if you set your mind to it and go after what you want. Through dedication, teamwork, perseverance and success, the players in the U.S. team inspire new generations of young girls and women to be better and strive for better. They inspire them to believe.

In the 2016 SheBelieves Cup, the USA defeated England and France by 1-0 scores and downed Germany, 2-1, in the de facto championship game to take the inaugural tournament title. Germany finished second, England was third and France was fourth. In fact, none of the games were decided by more than one goal with the results coming down to three 1-0 victories, two 2-1 victories and one 0-0 draw.

At the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, the USA defeated Germany 1-0 in the opening match on a goal from Lynn Williams, but fell to England 1-0 and France 3-0. France won the tournament, Germany was second, England third and the USA finished fourth. France defeated England 2-1, drew 0-0 with Germany and downed the USA, 3-0.

Last year, the USA took back the trophy, finishing ahead of England, France and Germany. This time, the teams scored 16 total goals and two games featured larger than one-goal margins with England beating France, 4-1, and France beating Germany, 3-0. The USA, in 2016, was the only team to win all three games in any of the previous SheBelieves Cups.

In the previous three editions, no individual player has scored more than two goals in a tournament. Four players have scored twice: Alex Morgan in 2016, Camille Abily of France in 2017, and Ellen White of England and Eugénie Le Sommer in 2018.

Copa del Rey Semi Finals 2019

Copa del Rey Semi Finals 2019 : Copa del Rey holders Barcelona will face Clasico rivals Real Madrid in the semi-finals of this year’s competition, while Real Betis will face off against Valencia in the other semi-final. Real Madrid and Barcelona prepare to face each other twice in space of four days,

Football fans will be licking their lips in anticipation of the third El Clásico of this season as the Spanish giants square off in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semi-final.

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Real Madrid and Barcelona prepare to face each other twice in space of four days, first at Santiago Bernabéu on February 28 followed by a La Liga fixture on the same ground on March 3.

The first leg of the semi-final played on February 7 at Camp Nou ended with both sides scoring a goal each. Lucas Vazquez had put Los Blancos in front after just six minutes but Malcom equalised three minutes before the hour mark to leave the tie in balance.

The draw implies that Copa Del Rey trophy holders Barcelona will have to score in the second leg if they want to move forward in the competition.

With 7 losses and 3 draws, Real Madrid have had a disappointing La Liga campaign and Copa Del Rey could be their easiest way to glory in Spain.

The two teams enter the fixture after winning their respective La Liga matches albeit in contrasting styles. While Barcelona cruised past Sevilla with a 4-2 win riding on a Lionel Messi hat-trick, Madrid beat Levante 2-1 in a controversial style.

Real Madrid will heave a sigh of relief as their captain Sergio Ramos would be back in action after serving a red card suspension against Levante. Isco and Marcelo missed out against Levante with injuries but the Brazillian is expected to be fit. Lucas Vazquez was handed the start against Levante, with Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio on the bench. Bale came off the bench and scored a penalty but it remains to be seen if his cameo was enough to guarantee a start.

In the opposite camp, Barcelona will miss the services of Thomas Vermaelen, Arthur and Rafinha owing to long term injuries. Over the weekend Clement Lenglet missed out due to a viral infection but the biggest surprise was the inclusion of defender Samuel Umtiti who made his first start since November 24. Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho will vie for the final spot in the front three.

Liverpool vs Watford

Liverpool vs Watford : Soccer 2019 Let’s Start for know abut Premier League match Liverpool vs Watford (27 Feb 2019). The game will kick off at 8pm UK time, and will not be shown live on UK television and your any Channels Liverpool will attempt to maintain their place back at the Premier League summit when they return to action at Anfield on Wednesday evening

Jurgen Klopp’s side reclaimed top billing on Sunday, though missed the chance to go three points clear of title rivals Manchester City – who were busy winning the League Cup – with just 11 matches remaining after being held to a goalless draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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With City hosting West Ham on the same night, the Reds will likely need to record only their second top-flight win in February to ensure they remain in first place, but will certainly not have it easy against a Watford team in excellent form.

Thanks in no small part to a hat-trick from Gerard Deulofeu, Javi Gracia’s Europa League-chasing Hornets thrashed Cardiff 5-1 on Friday night to climb into seventh – a position they still hold on goal difference after Wolves drew at Bournemouth.

Liverpool vs Watford team news and predicted line-ups
Liverpool are likely to be without Roberto Firmino, who was substituted with a right ankle injury in the first half against United and was seen leaving the stadium on crutches.

Klopp could not elaborate on the issue after the full-time whistle, but did suggest that the Brazilian – who was replaced by Daniel Sturridge – tends to recovery quickly.

Andy Robertson was set to have a scan on an arm injury sustained on Sunday that required a brace, but the manager does not think Dejan Lovren (hamstring) will be available.

Joe Gomez (ankle) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) remain sidelined.
Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson, Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Salah, Sturridge, Mane

Despite returning to first-team training, Kiko Femenia is Watford’s only injury absentee having still not fully recovered from a hamstring issue sustained in mid-January.

Fellow full-back Jose Holebas will serve the final match of a two-game ban automatically incurred after collecting 10 yellow cards.

Predicted Watford XI: Foster, Janmaat, Mariappa, Cathcart, Masina, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney
Liverpool simply need to stop drawing so many games if they are to keep formidable City at bay and end their long title drought.

Their recent record against Watford is very good, though will have to be wary of a team full of confidence searching for a fourth successive victory.
The teams have met 11 times in the Premier League, with Liverpool having won eight matches and Watford only two. There has been one draw – a six-goal thriller on opening weekend in 2017.

Liverpool have won the last two fixtures comfortably, scoring eight goals without reply. They triumphed 3-0 at Vicarage Road in November.

Mohamed Salah has scored six times in three matches against Watford.

USA vs Japan

USA vs Japan : The 2019 domestic schedule kicks on Feb. 27 outside of Philadelphia as the USA returns to home soil to take on Japan (7 p.m. ET; FS1) in the USA vs Japan Population in EU-28, Japan, Taiwan, USA and Global (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) Coated Vs. Uncoated Intermittent Catheters

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USA vs JapanThe 2019 domestic schedule kicks on Feb. 27 outside of Philadelphia as the USA returns to home soil to take on Japan (7 p.m. ET; FS1) in the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, the fourth edition of the annual elite four-team women’s international tournament that will feature the USA, England, Japan and Brazil. The USA opened the year with a 3-1 loss to France in Le Havre and a 1-0 win vs. Spain in Alicante to kick off the 2019 campaign. U.S. head coach Jill Ellis named the 23-player SheBelieves Cup roster on February 12 and the USA trained for a week in Tampa, Fla., before traveling to Philadelphia for the competition that is set to begin at Talen Energy Stadium.

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U.S. WNT ROSTER BY POSITION: 2019 SHEBELIEVES CUP (CAPS/GOALS)

GOALKEEPERS (3): 21- Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), 24- Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 19/0), 1- Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 40/0)
DEFENDERS (8): 7- Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 32/0), 12- Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 14/1); 19- Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 77/24), 22- Emily Fox(UNC; 3/0), 5- Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 112/2); 4- Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 151/0), 14- Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), 2- Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 28/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 8- Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 74/18); 16- Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 21/6), 3- Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 43/8), 6- Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 11/0), 25- McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 8/0)
FORWARDS (7): 17- Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 143/25); 10- Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 266/105), 20- Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 5/1), 13- Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 155/98), 23- Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 108/47), 11- Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 45/13), 15- Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 146/41)

The USA is currently ranked first in the world, England is fourth, Japan is eighth and Brazil is tenth. England returns for its fourth SheBelieves Cup while new participants Japan and Brazil both played in the USA’s summer tournament, the Tournament of Nations, for the last two years.

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2019 SheBelieves Cup Schedule

Date

Match-Up

Kickoff

Venue

TV

Feb. 27

England vs. Brazil

4 p.m. ET

Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.

ussoccer.com

Feb. 27

USA vs. Japan

7 p.m. ET

Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.

FS1

March 2

Brazil vs. Japan

1 p.m. CT

Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.

ussoccer.com

March 2

USA vs. England

3:30 p.m. CT

Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.

FOX

March 5

Japan vs. England

5:15 p.m. ET

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

ussoccer.com

March 5

USA vs. Brazil

8 p.m. ET

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

FS1

SheBelieves Cup Format: The SheBelieves Cup tournament format will be the same as the first three years. The winner will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a draw), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by goals scored, then head-to-head result. If teams are still tied, the next tie-breaker will be the Fair Play ranking. Each Team is allowed six substitutes per game.

USA vs. Japan: The USA has an all-time record of 28-1-7 against Japan and has scored 104 goals while allowing 27. While the streak ended at the 2016 Olympics, the USA and Japan had met in the three previous world finals, with the USA losing the 2011 Women’s World Cup in penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie over regulation and overtime, then winning the 2012 Olympic goal medal game, 2-1, and the historic 2015 Women’s World Cup Final, 5-2, which featured the epic hat trick in 16 minutes from Carli Lloyd and included goals from Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath. The first meetings between the two teams after the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final came in June of 2016 with the teams playing to a wild 3-3 draw in Commerce City, Colo., as hometown hero Lindsey Horan scored late to make it 3-2, but Japan equalized in stoppage time. The USA then won 2-0 in three days later in Cleveland, getting goals from Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan, in a match that was called in the 76th minute due to weather. At the 2017 Tournament of Nations, the USA won 3-0 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and in the most recent meeting last summer at the 2018 Tournament of Nations, the USA won 4-2 as Alex Morgan scored a hat trick and Megan Rapinoe also added a goal. In that game, the USA scored in the 18th minute, Japan tied it in the 20th, and then the USA scored three in a row (26th, 56th, 66th) before Japan pulled one back in the 76th minute.

100 Goals Watch: After scoring against Scotland on Nov. 13 to close out 2018, Alex Morgan – the 2018 U.S. Soccer Player of the Year, now has 98 goals and at age 29 sits in sole possession of seventh place on the USA’s all-time goal scoring list. She has scored 25 goals over her last 28 WNT matches through the end of 2017 and 2018 and into 2019. With her hat trick against Japan on July 26, the fourth of her career, Morgan is now tied with Michelle Akers in third place all-time in multi-goal games (26) behind Abby Wambach (45) and Mia Hamm (38). She has 22 career two-goal games. Morgan has scored against 28 different countries and in 11 different countries, including 12 goals in Portugal – all at the Algarve Cup – and three in Scotland, two against France at Hampden Park in Glasgow during the 2012 Olympics, and one against Scotland on Nov. 13. Since the start of 2014, Alex Morgan has scored seven goals against Japan, tied for the most goals any WNT player has against any opponent in that time.

Countdown to the Cup: The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cupwill be the eighth consecutive World Cup appearance for the USA, which has appeared in each of the previous seven tournaments that have been contested and won in 1991, 1999 and 2015. The USA is one of six countries to qualify for all eight Women’s World Cups along with Brazil, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden and Nigeria. The tournament will be held from June 7-July 7 in nine cities in France. The USA’s Draw and placement in Group F gave the USA venues that are all within a two-hour drive of each other, with the opening game taking place in Reims, followed by Paris and then Le Havre. The “Countdown to the Cup” will take the WNT to all four times zones in the continental United States, giving fans across the country a chance to cheer the team on to France.