A week ago, we brought you the story of goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes finding a new club despite a conviction for ordering the torture and murder of his mistress, whose body was then fed to dogs. The two were having a disagreement on child support. Fernandes, 32, was set free from jail on a technicality and has since been signed by Boa Esporte in Brazil. He said he couldn’t “throw in the towel” on his career because he believed in himself. Fans were outraged with the team, major sponsors pulled their funding, and an activist group even hacked Boa Esporte’s web page. And the club is digging in its heels. Boa Esporte’s president, Rone Moraes da Costa, reacted to protests by saying he’d rather move
Manchester United could be preparing itself for another summer of interest in goalkeeper David De Gea, according to reports. United has fended off Real Madrid’s pursuit of the Spain international for two summers running. In the final hours of the 2015
Measure the move by any of several germane metrics, and the Chicago Fire’s signing of veteran German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger appears surprising or even confusing. Schweinsteiger was instrumental in Germany’s World Cup triumph in 2014, but that appeared to be his zenith. The Bayern Munich legend transferred to Manchester United in 2015, suffered a knee injury toward the end of his first season and then was cast aside by Jos Mourinho.