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Thursday Hoddle of Coffee, Soccer News and Notes, July 13, 2017

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It’s three at the back for Arsenal.

Arsenal Official Welcome To Sydney Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Here’s some interesting pre-season news from our North London neighbors: Arsenal will start the season in the three at the back system they used at the end of last season. Given that I’m not sure this actually made them better last season, I suppose this is welcome news?

The USMNT won a derpy Gold Cup match against Martinique 3-2.

Former soccer official Chuck Blazer has passed away at age 72.

Southampton may look to Atletico striker Luciano Vietto to replace Jay Rodriguez.

Sadio Mane will miss Liverpool’s upcoming preseason trip to Hong Kong.