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Premier League Roundup: Manchester United complete record signing of Harry Maguire

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Premier League Roundup: Manchester United complete record signing of Harry Maguire

With the start of the Premier League season less than a week away, clubs are making their final preparations for the long campaign ahead.

Here's the latest news about the Premier League:

Team/Player News

Manchester United: The club has signed former Leicester City center back Harry Maguire for a record-breaking £80 million fee. United's defense has improved, adding Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaska and giving goalkeeper David De Gea a long-term extension. However, the trouble lies on the attack, as Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku have both actively campaigned to leave Old Trafford. The club will likely have a more defensive look in their upcoming campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur: Midfielder Dele Ali has been ruled out of the opening fixtures of 2019/20 after suffering another hamstring related setback. After a stop-start campaign post-World Cup, Ali was hoping for a more productive season following a solid summer. This is his seventh thigh injury in just over 13 months. Argentine Juan Foyth will also join Ali in the treatment room after being stretchered off the pitch at Allianz Arena last Wednesday. Further tests revealed that his ankle injury will keep him out until at least mid-September.

Everton: Striker Moise Kean joins the club for a reported £27.5 million fee, as Juventus continue their summer clear out. The 19-year-old scored six goals in 13 appearances for his club last season. Though still a work in progress who will likely face growing pains in the Premier League, Kean instantly becomes Everton's first option at striker.

Brighton & Hove Albion: The club has completed the signing of defender Adam Webster after he passed a medical on Saturday. The 24-year-old joins the club for an undisclosed fee, but it is believed to be around £20 million.

Newcastle United: Continuing their summer spending spree, the Magpies dropped £16.5 million on Allan Saint-Maximin from Ligue One side Nice. The 22-year-old winger could eventually cost the club £20 million with add-ons to the six-year deal.

Sheffield United: The club broke their transfer record to sign 23-year-old forward Oliver McBurnie from Swansea City on a permanent deal. The 6-foot-2 Scottish international scored 24 goals in 44 matches for the Swans in the Championship last season.

Source: Rotoworld

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Washington Spirit vs NC Courage: Time, TV Channel, How to watch

Washington Spirit vs NC Courage: Time, TV Channel, How to watch

With playoffs on the line, the Washington Spirit hosts the NC Courage in a must-win regular-season home finale Saturday night.

NC Courage sits high atop their first-place throne with an icy six-win streak, 14-4--4 record overall leading the NWSL with 46 points, 31 goal differential, 50 goals for and 19 goals against. The struggling Spirit, with one win, one loss and three draws in their past five matches, need to find a way to crack the Courage and tack on another win to keep postseason hopes alive.

Mallory Pugh has made strong moves for the Spirit since returning from injury and will be a key player to breakthrough the Courage defense with nine clean sheets (just one more than Washington) and averaging 0.9 goals allowed per game.

The Spirit cannot afford to lose this game if they want to snag a playoff spot, and that chase continues in Maryland.

SPIRIT-COURAGE GAME: HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Spirit vs. NC Courage

Where: Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex, Boyds, MD

When: Saturday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington 

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Washington Spirit vs Houston Dash: Time, TV Channel, How to watch

Washington Spirit vs Houston Dash: Time, TV Channel, How to watch

The Washington Spirit will make their way to Houston in hopes to secure three points against the Houston Dash on Wednesday night.  

The Spirit are coming off of a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Red Stars, dropping them to 7W-8L-5D. 

For the first time in quite a while, both midfielder Rose Lavelle and forward Mallory Pugh took the field against the Red Stars. Lavelle returned to the lineup after suffering a head injury a few months ago and played 45 minutes in her first game since August 17. 

During the 80th minute, Pugh scored her first goal of the season but it wasn’t enough to take the lead over the Dash. 

Wednesday nights game will be Washington’s first time as a part of the NWSL’s new broadcast deal with ESPN. 

Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. 

SPIRIT-DASH GAME: HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Spirit vs. Houston Dash 

Where: BBVA Stadium, Houston, TX

When: Wednesday, September 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN2 

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