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  • US football team's Mexican 'infiltrators' at Gold Cup

    They have Mexican nationality and shine for top clubs in Mexico's first division, but goalkeeper William Yarbrough and defender Ventura Alvarado chose their other nation, the United States, for the Gold Cup. While more and more Mexican-Americans are playing Liga MX, with 15 dual nationals in the…

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  • Casillas received offer from FC Porto - report

    Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas has received an offer from Portuguese side FC Porto, Spanish sports daily Marca quoted his agent as saying on Tuesday. "An offer from Porto exists and Casillas is excited with that possibility. Now we have to wait to see what Real Madrid say,"…

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  • Andrea Pirlo could have the same impact in MLS as David Beckham

    Like Beckham, Pirlo won't just be counted on to sell tickets. He'll be expected to raise the game of his teammates.

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  • Pirlo leaves Juventus for New York City

    Italian World Cup-winner Andrea Pirlo has joined MLS side New York City FC on a two-and-a-half-year deal after being granted a free transfer by Juventus, both clubs and the player confirmed on Twitter on Monday. The 36-year-old playmaker leaves the Italian champions after four hugely successful…

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  • Rennes recruit Portuguese defender

    Rennes (France) (AFP) - Portuguese defender Pedro Mendes, who spent time at Real Madrid earlier in his career, has joined French top-flight outfit Rennes on a four-year deal, the Breton club announced on Monday.

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  • Nani joins Fenerbahce from Manchester United

    Portuguese star Nani on Monday joined Fenerbahce from Manchester United for six million euros (£4.26m, $6.7m) as the Istanbul giants seek to add a glittering array of foreign talent to their ranks for the new season. After last month's signing of Danish centre-back Simon Kjaer from French side…

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  • CONCACAF details rebuilding plans after FIFA bribery scandal

    Plunged into crisis by a second FIFA bribery scandal in four years, the CONCACAF soccer body wants to pass sweeping new leadership rules to help rebuild. The North and Central American and Caribbean governing body published anti-corruption proposals Monday after its past two presidents and general…

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  • Juventus extends Allegri's contract through 2017

    TURIN, Italy (AP) -- A month after guiding Juventus to an unexpected spot in the Champions League final, coach Massimiliano Allegri has had his contract with Juventus extended through 2017.

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  • Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo joins New York from Juventus

    Star midfielder Andrea Pirlo joined Major League Soccer's New York City FC from Juventus on Monday, a little more than a month after winning a fifth consecutive Italian league title. On July 21, Pirlo will join New York City, which is 5-8-5 and 15 points behind leader D.C. United. ''I have been…

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  • Juventus, Italy star Andrea Pirlo completes move to MLS club NYCFC

    Following in the footsteps of David Villa and Frank Lampard, the franchise announced the signing of Italian World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo on Monday. Pirlo, 36, is a technically gifted midfielder with world class vision known for his free kick ability.

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  • Galatasaray secure Podolski signing

    Lukas Podolski has left Arsenal to sign for Galatasaray, the Turkish champions announced on Saturday. The 30-year-old German international has signed a three-year contract with the Istanbul giants, who said they will pay a transfer fee of 2.5 million euros (£1.8m, $2.8m). Podolski, whose deal…

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  • Galatasaray signs Podolski from Arsenal

    Turkish Super League Champion Galatasaray has signed Germany forward Lukas Podolski from Arsenal on a three-year contract. Podolski, who won the World Cup with Germany last year, says on Saturday ''I am happy to have reached an agreement with Galatasaray. Galatasaray will pay 2.5 million euros…

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  • Turf row spark as world players' union opens to women

    The row over the Women's World Cup being played on artificial turf was the "tipping point" which pushed world players' union FIFPro to open its doors to women players, said Caroline Jonsson, head of FIFPro's new women's football committee. It comes two days before the Women's World Cup final…

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  • Manchester City and PSG ready to spend after sanctions lifted

    UEFA lifted sanctions against both Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain on Friday and both sides now freed of their financial shackles will launch into the transfer market. Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne, presently at German Bundesliga runners-up VfL Wolfsburg, Juventus' French midfielder Paul…

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  • Monaco bank on Carrillo

    Argentine striker Guido Carrillo signed for Ligue 1 side Monaco on Friday the same day they loaned Colombian marksman Radamel Falcao to English champions Chelsea. Carrillo, 24, signed a five-year contract with Monaco, who paid Argentine club Estudiantes $10million (8.9million euros) for his…

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  • Ex-Liverpool star Steven Gerrard to make LA Galaxy debut July 17

    The Los Angeles Galaxy's latest star signing will take the pitch for his first game on July 17. Steven Gerrard, Liverpool legend and do-it-all midfielder, met with his new team on Friday and will formally be introduced on July 7. The MLS club expects him to be fit for his debut 10 days later at…

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  • Defender Wallace signs new season-long loan at Monaco

    French side Monaco have extended the loan of Brazilian central defender Wallace by a further season from his parent club Sporting Braga, it was announced on Friday. The 20-year-old has signed on again after making 22 appearances (four in the Champions League) for the Ligue 1 outfit while on loan…

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