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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…

  • 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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  • 'Welcome Maestro Pirlo,' say Lampard, Villa

    Italian great Andrea Pirlo announced his move to New York City FC on Monday and new teammates Frank Lampard and David Villa welcomed him to Major League Soccer's hottest club. Pirlo, a 36-year-old midfielder, enjoyed star turns at AC Milan, where he won two Champions League titles, and for the…

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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.

  • 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…

  • 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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  • Still no international glory for Messi, and still no reason to let it tarnish his legacy

    The denigrations of Lionel Messi will be as loud as ever in light of Argentina's latest failure. That doesn't mean they're right.

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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…

  • UEFA lifts Man City, PSG sanctions after clubs curb spending

    European soccer's governing body lifted key Financial Fair Play sanctions against Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on Friday after both clubs met spending limits imposed last year. The decision lets both clubs spend more on player transfers and wages, UEFA said. Both clubs also avoided…

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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…

  • 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…

  • Falcao gets fresh start at Chelsea

    Colombian international striker Radamel Falcao said Friday he is raring to go at Chelsea after signing a one-year loan deal with the English Premier League champions. The 29-year-old came out of a disastrous one year loan at Manchester United and is looking forward to plying his trade under Jose…