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Jamie Carragher is a Liverpool legend, a Merseyside native and defender who made 737 appearances for the club and helped it win the 2005 Champions League title.
But who cares about all that? During a recent autograph session with a host of Reds-loving kids, one sought the answer we all wanted: Did he ever get bitten by former teammate/serial biter Luis Suarez?
As far as we could hear, he didn't say no ...
American soccer is getting a little English this summer, with a number of Premier League clubs making post-World Cup, preseason trips to the United States to take on MLS teams.
Coming this Saturday: 13-time English champion Arsenal, which will face former Gunner Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls at 5 p.m. ET (ESPN2/WatchESPN).
To celebrate the team's first-ever trip to Gotham, first-teamers Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Serge Gnabry and Mathieu Flamini tried their hands at Noo Yawk accents. The results ... well, you can guess. Englishmen Gibbs and Jenkinson aren't totally awful, nor is German Gnabry, but Frenchman Flamini might not want to give up his day job as midfield enforcer.
Now here's hoping manager Arsene Wenger breaks into a Travis Bickle when asked about transfers at his news conference.
Germany wins 2014 World Cup
They pummeled Portugal 4-0. They beat Brazil 7-1. And although they needed 30 extra minutes in the final against Argentina, Germany managed a wondrous goal from Mario Gotze to win 1-0 and claim the 2014 World Cup. This put a cap on a tournament filled with tremendous games, intriguing storylines (including a surprising U.S. run) and, occasionally, some major controversy. What's your take?