U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a lack of support from four Senate Republicans leaves the party's healthcare overhaul on a "very, very narrow path" to win passage, but signaled a willingness to work with them to make changes. "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcarebillRead More »
Bruce Arena will not announce his U.S. Gold Cup squad until Sunday afternoon, but one player who seems certain to make the list: midfielder Kenny Saief, whose application to change associations was approved by FIFA this week. Saief, 23, was born in Florida and moved to Israel when he was 4. He served with several Israeli clubs before moving to Gent in Belgium in 2014. Last season, playing primarily on the left flank, he scored seven goals in 31 league matches and one in 13 Europa League appearances (12 starts) during Gent’s run to the round of 16. Saief (pronounded SIGH-ef) served with Israeli youth national teams for seven years before making senior appearances in friendlies last year against
Pep Guardiola could be one step closer to reuniting with one of his former pupils at Barcelona, and the Manchester City manager has Juventus to thank for that. The reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Wednesday that the club will release outside back Dani Alves, clearing the veteran defender’s path to join Man City this summer or another club. “We’re not talking about a breakdown in the relationship, it’s motivation that is fundamental for players,” said Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta.
The days of Chinese Super League sides spending eye-popping figures on a handful of international superstars are over — either that, or those figures are about to double — for now, at least. China’s Football Association announced Thursday that, effective immediately, any foreign player signed for a fee exceeding $6.63 million would be subject to a 100-percent tax on top of the fee paid to acquire the player. The tax will remain in effect until the end of China’s ongoing transfer window, July 14. The tax will also apply to Chinese players signed for a fee exceeding $3 million. It’s Chinese authorities’ latest attempt to prevent big spending by CSL clubs, which has in every instance been detrimental