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  • Real Salt Lake-D.C. United Preview

    Alvaro Saborio spent five seasons with Real Salt Lake rising to the top of the franchise's all-time scoring list and becoming one of the most feared offensive threats in MLS. It didn't take long for Saborio to make his presence felt when he was traded to D.C. United, and he'll now look to help…

    The Associated Press
  • Liverpool Season Preview

    Steve Rothgeb takes a look at the prospects for Newcastle United ahead of the 2015/2016 season.

    Rotoworld
  • Whitecaps FC-Sounders Preview

    It's no coincidence that the Seattle Sounders have been mired in their worst slump of the season without Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins and Brad Evans in the lineup. The silver lining is that they're all returning with the Sounders still in good position in the tight Western Conference race. …

    The Associated Press
  • Dinamo Zagreb fine player $110,000 for obscene gesture

    Dinamo Zagreb have fined their Portuguese midfielder Paulo Machado $110,000 (£70,800, 100,000 euros) after he responded to being booed by his own fans by showing them his middle finger during a Champions League game. "I made a terrible mistake and I would like to apologise to the supporters,…

    AFP
  • Monaco sign Saint-Maximin, loan him to Hanover

    Monaco (AFP) - Champions League hopefuls Monaco have made their latest summer signing, recruiting promising Saint-Etienne youngster Allan Saint-Maximin before sending him on loan to German club Hanover 96.

    AFP
  • Villas-Boas bullish as Zenit tackle Terek

    Reigning champions Zenit St Petersburg aim to extend their perfect start to the new season when they face Terek Grozny in the Russian Premier League on Saturday. Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit share the lead in the Premiership with two Moscow sides, last season's runners-up CSKA and Lokomotiv, who all…

    AFP
  • MLS All-Star Game should be changed to actual game between MLS all-stars

    Major League Soccer has enough star power now to ditch the format of playing top European clubs during their preseason.

    FC Yahoo
  • Boyata's late goal gives Celtic some breathing space

    Scottish champions Celtic are in danger of failing to reach the lucrative group stage of the Champions League for a second successive season despite Dedryck Boyata's late goal giving them a 1-0 home win over Azerbaijani side Qarabag in their third qualifying round first leg clash on Wednesday. …

    AFP
  • Szczesny leaves Gunners for Roma on loan

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny still has a future at Arsenal despite being sent on loan to Serie A side AS Roma on Wednesday, according to Gunners manager Arsene Wenger. The 25-year-old Polish international -- who has signed with the Italian club for a season -- looked likely to be frozen…

    AFP
  • Platini, romantic or pragmatist?

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - One of the most exquisitely gifted soccer players of his generation, FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini likes to portray himself as an old-fashioned romantic with a mission to maintain the game’s purity. "There are times in life when you have to take…

    Reuters
  • Platini announces FIFA presidency bid

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini ended weeks of uncertainty on Wednesday when he announced that he would stand for the presidency of FIFA in place of outgoing Sepp Blatter. The former French international, who has been UEFA president since 2007 and a FIFA…

    Reuters
  • Why Angel Di Maria's time at Man United wasn't a complete failure

    United stands to lose money in selling the underachieving Argentine to Paris Saint-Germain, but the Red Devils did gain something back from its record $90 million-plus fee for the former Real Madrid man.

    FC Yahoo
  • Chelsea, Barca sore but ready to defend crowns

    Reigning English Premier League champions Chelsea and reigning European kings Barcelona exited their friendly showdown injured but intensely motivated as they return to Europe to defend their crowns. Chelsea captured the International Champions Cup victory 4-2 on penalty kicks after the teams were…

    AFP
  • Monaco show mature heads against Young Boys

    Layvin Kurzawa starred as last season's Champions League quarter-finalists Monaco took a big step towards the play-off round of this season's Champions League on Tuesday with a 3-1 win away at Swiss side Young Boys in their third qualifying round first leg clash. The 22-year-old French defender…

    AFP
  • Bayern confirm Vidal switch from Juventus

    Bayern Munich confirmed on Tuesday they have signed Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal from Juventus on a four-year deal with Bastian Schweinsteiger's replacement reportedly costing 35 million euros ($38.6m, £24.8m). The 28-year-old Vidal has been brought in by the German champions to bolster their…

    AFP
  • AP Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

    Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini's plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity…

    The Associated Press
  • Vidal completes $44 million move from Juve to Bayern

    Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his transfer from Juventus to Bayern Munich by signing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga champions. "I wanted to take another big step forward in my career," the 28-year-old Vidal told the Bavarian club's website (www.fcbayern.de) on Tuesday. "I…

    Reuters