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Backheel Breakfast: Tottenham Hotspur snag huge NFL deal

Their stadium plans look really, really cool.

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Tottenham Hotspur got some great news a few months ago when they reached a settlement for the last business occupying space they needed to build their new stadium, and they've announced some seriously grand plans for the ground.

The biggest news that came out of Wednesday's release is that they've signed a deal with the NFL. There will be at least two games per season at the stadium starting in 2018 and running all the way through 2027. Wembley Stadium has needed to be aggressive about filling dates to pay for the stadium, so that's a big loss for them -- unless the NFL is in full London expansion mode three years from now.

In the news

Oh, and the Spurs also signed Toby Alderweireld on Wednesday. (Tottenham Hotspur)

Swansea are going to subsidize away ticket prices this season. (Swansea City)

Atletico Madrid have signed Luciano Vietto. (Atletico Madrid)

Dani Alves says Pep Guardiola wanted to coach Brazil, but the FA said no. (BBC)

Raheem Sterling skipped training with an "illness." (Guardian)

You should be reading

Manuel Veth on the remaking of Boca Juniors. (Futebolcidade)

Max Odenheimer on shot-takers vs. shot-makers. (Stats Bomb)

Aanu Adeoye on how Nigeria has unraveled since their Africa Cup of Nations win. (Guardian)

Fun with transfer rumors

The section in which nothing should be taken seriously. It's rumor season, so this section will be expanded, and as the summer rolls on, it will probably be bigger than the actual news section.

Manchester United think they can land Morgan Schneiderlin before their preseason tour. (Guardian)

And they're getting Matteo Darmian, too. (Star)

Madrid are after William Carvalho. (AS)

Stoke still have hope that they can sign Xherdan Shaqiri. (Football Italia)

Crystal Palace are probably getting Yohan Cabaye, and they think they can get Charlie Austin, too. (Express)

Newcastle and Everton are fighting it out for Georginio Wijnaldum. (Mirror)

Tuesday's games

Here's what we learned from the USMNT's 2-1 win over Honduras.

In the other game in that Gold Cup group, Panama and Haiti drew.

What to watch on Wednesday (click for listings, all times ET)

Gold Cup: Costa Rica vs. Jamaica (8:30 p.m.) - A good early test for Los Ticos.

Gold Cup: El Salvador vs. Canada (10:30 p.m.) - Probably a good chance to laugh at Canada.


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