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Americans Abroad: Wednesday Preview

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Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach return for a crucial UEFA Champions League playoff, while the English League Cup could seethe club debut of a young American midfielder.

After sealing a 3-1 advantage in the opening leg, Monchengladbach faces off with Young Boys in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League playoff.

Report: DeAndre Yedlin completes transfer to Newcastle

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DeAndre Yedlin's summer transfer saga has finally come to an end with a big-money move away from Tottenham.

According to Goal USA, Yedlin has officially joined Newcastle United via a permanent move away from Tottenham. The Championship club reportedly paid a$6.6 million transfer fee to acquire the U.

Report: Stoke City, RB Leipzig among clubs in pursuit of Pulisic

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Christian Pulisic's father insisted that the 17-year-old was happy to remain at Borussia Dortmund, but the recent comments have done little to stop the rumor mill from linking the U.S. Men's National Teamwinger with moves to several clubs.

According to German outlet Bild, Pulisic is the target of several clubs.

English Premier League

Hammers boss Bilic hints at Wilfried Bony move

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London (AFP) West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has hinted the injury-hit Premier League club could make a move for Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony.

Bilic had been looking for a new forward throughout the close-season, but his need has grown more urgent after injuries to three of his main attacking options.

Hammers boss Bilic hints at Wilfried Bony move

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London (AFP) West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has hinted the injury-hit Premier League club could make a move for Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony.

Bilic had been looking for a new forward throughout the close-season, but his need has grown more urgent after injuries to three of his main attacking options.

Newcastle United

Official: Watford Bring In Roving Wing-Back Daryl Janmaat From Newcastle In £7.5m Deal (Video)

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Watford have gone out and bagged themselves a brand new right-back in the delightfully tousled guise of one Daryl Janmaat.

The Dutch international, 27, has joined the Hornets from Newcastle in a £7.5million transfer and has signed a four-year contract at Vicarage Road.

He could not sound happier about the whole thing.

Newcastle Still Making A Profit In Summer Transfer Market

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Things may change before the end of today with DeAndre Yedlin expected to sign for £5M, but so far Newcastle have made a profit of £12M in the transfer market with 8players coming in and 13 bring sent out permanently or on loan. Four of those playersdid not have their contracts renewed. Daryl Janmaat [.

Philadelphia Union

Both is not an option: Curtin, Yaro, and Tribbett

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Can Jim Curtin continue to rotate center backs and play matchups? More importantly, should he?

It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia pod: Tribbett, Yaro, and Kevin’s bachelor party

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Kevin and Dave discuss the Union's loss to Toronto, the positional battle between Ken Tribbett and Josh Yaro, and more.

The Rest

Keane named in Republic squad for farewell appearance

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Dublin (AFP) Robbie Keane will make his final appearance for the Republic of Ireland in next week's friendly against Oman after the country's record goal scorer announced his imminent retirement from international duty.

LA Galaxy forward Keane was included on Wednesday in Martin O'Neill's 28-man squad to face Oman and then Serbia in a World Cup qualifier.

Keane named in Republic squad for farewell appearance

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Dublin (AFP) Robbie Keane will make his final appearance for the Republic of Ireland in next week's friendly against Oman after the country's record goal scorer announced his imminent retirement from international duty.

LA Galaxy forward Keane was included on Wednesday in Martin O'Neill's 28-man squad to face Oman and then Serbia in a World Cup qualifier.

Jordan Morris evolved right in front of you

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He started 2016 slow, but since then he's become whatever type of player the Seattle Sounders needed at the time.

Despite having a few big name rookies the Seattle Sounders never had one enter the season with as much hype as Jordan Morris. Any label of greatness was applied, a silly podcast/TV show called him the Stanford Messi.

Watford cup loss a timely boost for Arsenal

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With Arsenal desperately needing to win at the weekend, after a difficult start to the Premier League campaign saw us take just a single point from the matches with Liverpool and Leicester City, any kind of boost to our chances is very welcome. So Arsenal fans will be happy to say that our next opponents [.

Last season ‘the best of my career’ – Ronaldo

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Paris (AFP) Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he didn't believe his country could win Euro 2016 and said that last season was probably the best of his glittering career.

"To be honest I didn't think Portugal could win the Euro. But match by match I started believing it was possible.

Last season ‘the best of my career’ – Ronaldo

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Paris (AFP) Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he didn't believe his country could win Euro 2016 and said that last season was probably the best of his glittering career.

"To be honest I didn't think Portugal could win the Euro. But match by match I started believing it was possible.

First-year head coach ushers in new era for La Salle

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Previewing La Salle's 2016 season

Record in 2015: 6-10-2 overall, 2-5-1 Atlantic 10
Head Coach: Rob Irvine (first year)
Key Losses: Andrew Connors and Joe Farrell
Key Returners: Forwards Mike Liska and Joe Hansen, midfielder/forward Matt Robinson, defenders Tony Daniele and Garrett Keys and goalkeepers Mike Kirk and Cameron Keys
Key Additions: Defenders Joe Bianco and Bill McCarthy, midfielder Dom Fullan and forward Zach Senft
MLS Academy Players: Garrett Keys and Cameron Keys (Philadelphia Union) and Mike Liska (New York Red Bulls)
Key Matches: Loyola away (Aug.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 25: The leaders get some company

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The top of the Supporters Shield is crowded in this week's Power Rankings.

Last week, there were only two teams that were above the 40-point mark in the Supporters Shield standings. The rest of the field was trying to figure out a way to catch up with leaders FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids.

MLS Ticker: Keane, Torres, Bedoya and more

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One of the LA Galaxy's stars is set for an international swansong, while the Seattle Sounders are nearing a major boost to the club's backline.

Robbie Keane will make his final appearance for the Irish national team nextWednesday in a friendly against Oman. The LA Galaxy forward has earned145 caps while scoring a record 67 goals for Ireland.

Newcastle Fans React On Twitter React To Yedlin Signing

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Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter on the news that 23 year-old Seattle-born DeAndre Yedlin is the 9th new signing for Newcastle United this summer. Daryl Janmaat left earlier today for Watford and Rafa Benitez certainly doesn't mess around. YEDLIN ? "@NUFC: #WelcomeDeAndre! ?????? #NUFC pic.twitter.

Previewing the Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders Match with Sounder at Heart

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We spoke with Dave Clark of Sounder at Heart to discuss the upcoming match between the two teams hoping to escape the bottom of the Western Conference.

The Houston Dynamo finally achieved their first road win of the year with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes and are hoping to get their first winning streak of the year with a win over the suddenly surging Seattle Sounders.

It’s Official – Yedlin Signs Five Year Deal At Newcastle

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It's been a busy day on Newcastle's web-site and the club have just announced the signing of Tottenham right back DeAndre Yedlin on a five year deal, after the American passed his medical. The 23 year-old becomes the 9th player signed by Rafa Benitez this summer as the Spanish manager is completely rebuilding the Newcastle [.

AC Milan Turn Down Chelsea Bid For Center Back Alessio Romagnoli

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AC Milan have confirmed on their official TV channel that they have rejected a bid "in excess of €25 million" for defender Alessio Romagnoli from Chelsea.

Reports in Italy on Monday claimed that Chelsea had turned their attentions to Romagnoli, having been frustrated by Napoli's stance on their lengthy pursuit of Kalidou Koulibaly.

Diego Costa or Michy Batshuayi: A Crucial Decision for Antonio Conte at Chelsea

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Two goals from Belgian hitman Michy Batshuayi, a £33m summer signing from Marseille, helped Chelsea to a 3-2 EFL Cup win over lowly Bristol Rovers on Tuesday, with the 22-year-old taking his debut season tally to three goals in three games.

Used as a substitute by Antonio Conte in the Blues’ opening two Premier League fixtures, Batshuayi took his chance to impress by the scruff of the neck against Rovers and was denied a hat-trick by the assistant’s flag, with the striker straying offside in search of his third.

Ireland legend Keane set to retire from international duty

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Dublin (AFP) Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane announced on Wednesday he will retire from international football after an emotional farewell in next week's friendly against Oman in Dublin.

LA Galaxy forward Keane, 36, will bring the curtain down on a memorable 18-year international career that includes all-time Republic records of 67 goals and 145 senior caps.

Ireland legend Keane set to retire from international duty

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Dublin (AFP) Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane announced on Wednesday he will retire from international football after an emotional farewell in next week's friendly against Oman in Dublin.

LA Galaxy forward Keane, 36, will bring the curtain down on a memorable 18-year international career that includes all-time Republic records of 67 goals and 145 senior caps.

Vieira Says Arsenal Lack ‘Physical Presence And Personality”

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Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira says that Arsenal are losing games they should have won because they lack a 'physical presence' that once made them so successful.

The New York City boss won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups with the Gunners, and captained them during the Invincibles season of 2003-04, but believes they are too soft to repeat that success.

Swedish goalkeeper’s attacker ‘had bet on game’

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Stockholm (AFP) A teenager who attacked a goalkeeper on the pitch during a Swedish first division match acted because he was about to lose a bet he had placed on the game, the prosecution said Wednesday.

In the 90th minute of a match between Jonkoping and visiters Ostersund on August 15, the 17-year-old, who was clad in black and whose face was masked, stormed the pitch and assailed the away keeper, Aly Keita.

Swedish goalkeeper’s attacker ‘had bet on game’

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Stockholm (AFP) A teenager who attacked a goalkeeper on the pitch during a Swedish first division match acted because he was about to lose a bet he had placed on the game, the prosecution said Wednesday.

In the 90th minute of a match between Jonkoping and visiters Ostersund on August 15, the 17-year-old, who was clad in black and whose face was masked, stormed the pitch and assailed the away keeper, Aly Keita.

Clarke confirmed as new FA chairman

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London (AFP) Greg Clarke has been confirmed as the new chairman of the English Football Association, the governing body said on Wednesday.

Clarke takes over as the permanent successor to Greg Dyke after being approved by the FA Board on July 22.

The 48-year-old's appointment was formally ratified by a full meeting of the FA Council at Wembley Stadium and his first day with the governing body will be September 2.

Clarke confirmed as new FA chairman

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London (AFP) Greg Clarke has been confirmed as the new chairman of the English Football Association, the governing body said on Wednesday.

Clarke takes over as the permanent successor to Greg Dyke after being approved by the FA Board on July 22.

The 48-year-old's appointment was formally ratified by a full meeting of the FA Council at Wembley Stadium and his first day with the governing body will be September 2.

Seattle Sounders at Houston Dynamo: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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Seattle has yet to beat the Dynamo in Houston. Throw in a typical Summer evening, some midweek travel and Brian Schmetzer will have his hands full. Sounders are on fire these days in middle of a four-match unbeaten streak. They are also the 2nd best Western Conference team on the road in the past six games played, which seems really exciting until you realize that they have only 7 points and a negative-three goal differential in that time.

LAFC vs the Galaxy

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LAFC made another major move in the Los Angeles sports market, announcing a naming rights deal as they broke ground on their stadium.

Dad-to-be Grigg to miss Northern Ireland qualifier

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Belfast (AFP) Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg will miss next month's World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic while his partner gives birth.

Grigg has become a cult hero with Northern Ireland fans since breaking into the international squad, with the chant "Will Grigg's on fire" a constant soundtrack to their Euro 2016 campaign.

Dad-to-be Grigg to miss Northern Ireland qualifier

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Belfast (AFP) Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg will miss next month's World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic while his partner gives birth.

Grigg has become a cult hero with Northern Ireland fans since breaking into the international squad, with the chant "Will Grigg's on fire" a constant soundtrack to their Euro 2016 campaign.

Sigi Schmid speaks on Sounders departure, Dempsey relationship

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Several weeks after seeing his tenure with the Seattle Sounders come to an end, Sigi Schmid has addressed his departure from the club.

The long-time Sounders manager talked to ESPNabout his relationship with players for the first time since his release from the club last month, particularly relating to star striker Clint Dempsey.

Watford sign Janmaat from Newcastle

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London (AFP) Watford have signed Netherlands defender Daryl Janmaat from Newcastle United, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

Janmaat agreed a four-year contract with the Hornets, who are reported to have paid a fee of £7.5 million ($9.9 million, 8.8 million euros) as he returns to the Premier League following Newcastle's relegation last season.

Watford sign Janmaat from Newcastle

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London (AFP) Watford have signed Netherlands defender Daryl Janmaat from Newcastle United, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

Janmaat agreed a four-year contract with the Hornets, who are reported to have paid a fee of £7.5 million ($9.9 million, 8.8 million euros) as he returns to the Premier League following Newcastle's relegation last season.

Three questions with Massive Report

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We spoke with Patrick Murphy of Massive Report, SB Nation's Columbus Crew SC blog, about the upcoming match between Crew SC and the Union.

Brotherly Game) It's been a while since the Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew SC faced off.

Fans’ View: Reality check

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Scott Ellis looks at what what has gone right for the Union, and what has not, as the playoff race heats up.

Fire v Galaxy match preview

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What Are They All About? LA Galaxy

The streak is over. After 39 away matches without a win the Chicago Fire defeated the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo this past Saturday. An emphatic 3-0 score line insured that Chicago left that haunting streak behind them in style. The players and coaching staff celebrated as if they had just won a tournament but the two year curse arguably warranted such celebration.

Are Arsenal finally helping loyal match-day fans?

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After years of Arsenal fans complaining about paying the highest prices in Europe to watch our beloved team, it would seem that the management have finally realised that they must stop squeezing cash out of the loyal match-day fans. They have frozen ticket prices for home games not just for this season but for next [.

Another Steel loss spotlights lack of depth

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Another Bethlehem Steel loss has exposed the same institutional problems as the prior ones: Insufficient depth on a roster far too small. PSP's Tim Jones illustrates how.

Watch the Bundesliga for free with a 7-day trial to FOX Soccer 2GO

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For a limited time, FOX Sports is offering a free 7-day trial to its streaming service FOX Soccer 2GO so you can watch as many Bundesliga games as you like.

With the Bundesliga season kicking off this Friday featuring Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen, you can watch that game plus every single Bundesliga match from the entire opening weekend.

Watch the Bundesliga for free with a 7-day trial to FOX Soccer 2GO

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For a limited time, FOX Sports is offering a free 7-day trial to its streaming service FOX Soccer 2GO so you can watch as many Bundesliga games as you like.

With the Bundesliga season kicking off this Friday featuring Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen, you can watch that game plus every single Bundesliga match from the entire opening weekend.

Against the Super League

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One of UEFA's presidential candidates doesn't like the idea of a super league and LAFC gets a stadium naming rights deal.

The Bull & Its Horns: Two Wins For Travelin’ Toros

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After five straight games at home, RGVFC won two road matches last week.

Successful Business Trip

After a long homestand through July and part of August, RGVFC traveled twice this week. On Thursday, they faced off with the Western Conference's last place team, the Tulsa Roughnecks. Despite a competitive first half, the team's went to the break scoreless, thanks to some great goalkeeping from Alex Mangels and Calle Brown, on loan from the Houston Dynamo.

Former Liverpool right-back arrives at Sunderland for medical

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Ex-Liverpool right-back Javi Manquillo has arrived in the north-east ahead of a medical at Sunderland, according to Sky Sports. The Atletico Madrid...

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Ancelotti defends ‘ticking time-bomb’ Ribery

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich's new coach Carlo Ancelotti has defended veteran winger Franck Ribery, who has been dubbed 'a ticking time-bomb' in the German media after a string of on-field tussles.

Bayern start the new Bundesliga season on Friday at home to Werder Bremen and Ancelotti says people are getting carried away in their criticism of Ribery.

Ancelotti defends ‘ticking time-bomb’ Ribery

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich's new coach Carlo Ancelotti has defended veteran winger Franck Ribery, who has been dubbed 'a ticking time-bomb' in the German media after a string of on-field tussles.

Bayern start the new Bundesliga season on Friday at home to Werder Bremen and Ancelotti says people are getting carried away in their criticism of Ribery.

Gudjohnsen signs up for Indian Super League

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New Delhi (AFP) The veteran former Chelsea and Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen signed up Wednesday for the third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) as the marquee player for FC Pune City.

The much-travelled Icelander, a two-time winner of the English Premier League with Chelsea and a Champions League winner with Barcelona, said he still has an appetite for the game at age 37.