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Arsenal vs. Chivas friendly to be televised live on FOX Sports 1

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Arsenal's second and final friendly of their 2016 US summer tour will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, July 31.

The Gunners' friendly against Chivas, which will beplayed at the StubHub Center in Carson, outside Los Angeles, will be shown live on FOX Sports 1 as well as streamed live in the United States across FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2GO and Sling Orange(a free 7-day trial is available).

Arsenal vs. Chivas friendly to be televised live on FOX Sports 1

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Arsenal's second and final friendly of their 2016 US summer tour will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, July 31.

The Gunners' friendly against Chivas, which will beplayed at the StubHub Center in Carson, outside Los Angeles, will be shown live on FOX Sports 1 as well as streamed live in the United States across FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2GO and Sling Blue(a free 7-day trial is available).

How Arsenal will line up for MLS All-Stars clash?

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We already know who will definitely not be in the Arsenal XI that will start the pre-season match in the United States against an All-Star MLS team in the early hours of tomorrow, with Arsene Wenger having to do without a number of his key first team players for one reason or another. So the [...]

Arsenal to have Mahrez signed, sealed and delivered in days?

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It seems clear to me that the answer to the question of whether Arsenal will be successful in the pursuit of the Algerian international star Riyad Mahrez lies firmly with the player himself and not with his club Leicester City. As we saw with the transfer of their French midfielder N'Golo Kante to Chelsea for [.

Major League Soccer

MLS’s improved TV ratings on FOX and ESPN are welcome, but they’re only baby steps

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Major League Soccer has been touting a TV ratings increase this season on ESPN and FOX platforms as the league breaks for its annual MLS All-Star Game. The ratings have gone up, and that is good news for soccer in America. But a quick peek behind the ratings indicates the league got a boost from the international "summer of soccer.

MLS’s improved TV ratings on FOX and ESPN are welcome, but they’re only baby steps

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Major League Soccer has been touting a TV ratings increase this season on ESPN and FOX platforms as the league breaks for its annual MLS All-Star Game. The ratings have gone up, and that is good news for soccer in America. But a quick peek behind the ratings indicates the league got a boost from the international "summer of soccer.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The post-Sigi Schmid era begins this weekend for the Seattle Sounders.

Since the club's inaugural season in MLS in 2009, the Sounders have only had Schmid at their head coach. The 63-year-old Schmid, however, mutually parted ways with the club on Tuesday and assistantBrian Schmetzer will assume the role of interim head coach ahead of Sunday's home fixture against the LA Galaxy.

Manchester United

Man Utd have Paul Pogba bid accepted

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Juventus have accepted a bid from Manchester United for midfielder Paul Pogba, according to The Guardian. United will pay €110m (£92.7m) plus add-ons...

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Juventus accept Man Utd's €110m bid for Paul Pogba ; announcement imminent

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Juventus have accepted an €110million (£92.7m) offer from Manchester United for the transfer of French midfielder Paul Pogba, the Guardian report.

Man Utd are now reportedly preparing the contracts and documents required to finalize Pogba’s return to the Theatre of Dreams, who left the club on a free transfer four years ago.

The Rest

Observations from Nicolas Lodeiro's first day of Sounders training

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This also marked the beginning of the Brian Schmetzer era.

With my contract running out yesterday, I find myself momentarily unemployed. Taking this opportunity, I headed down to Tukwila to check out the first practice of the Brian Schmetzer era (for these purposes we'll not count the one that came shortly after Sigi Schmid was relieved of his duties).

Official line-ups: MLS All-Stars vs. Arsenal

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Arsenal take on Major League Soccer's All-Stars at 1am UK time and the two sides have...

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Arsenal’s young American international set to face the All-Stars

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Delayed Zelalem will get his chance to shine! Arsenal's first pre season match against Lens in France last Friday, proved that Arsenal have a number of talented youngsters on the books, who are just waiting for their chance in the first team. One of those players is Gedion Zelalem and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has [.

‘I Couldn’t Stand Another Minute With Him’ – Gonzalo Higuain Hits Out At Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis After Big-Money Juventus Move

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Following his€90million move from Juventus, Gonzalo Higuain has named Napoli presidentAurelio De Laurentiis as one of the main reasons why he made the move from theStadio San Paolo to Turin.

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Speaking for the first time since his high-profile move, Higuain pointed the finger at movie-mogul De Laurentiis, citingthe breakdown of the relationship between the two men as a key factor in his decision to leave Napoli.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Los Angeles Galaxy second match

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I'm sure that Jake Gleeson would have liked a better result after effectively earning the Timbers' starting goalkeeper job and seeing his main competition transferred away. Unfortunately, the first 12 minutes are ones that I'm sure he'd love to have...

FIFA’s reputation needs fixing, says Samoura

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Geneva (AFP) FIFA's new general secretary, Fatma Samoura, said Friday her priority was restoring trust including among the organisation's corporate sponsors, with FIFA in "a very turbulent moment" after more than a year of scandal.

Samoura took over as the number two at world football's governing body last month, after her appointment by President Gianni Infantino.

FIFA’s reputation needs fixing, says Samoura

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Geneva (AFP) FIFA's new general secretary, Fatma Samoura, said Friday her priority was restoring trust including among the organisation's corporate sponsors, with FIFA in "a very turbulent moment" after more than a year of scandal.

Samoura took over as the number two at world football's governing body last month, after her appointment by President Gianni Infantino.

MLS All Stars vs. Arsenal, How to Watch. TV and Streaming Listings

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Clint Dempsey and the MLS All-Star team take on Arsenal from Avaya Stadium in San Jose.

The MLS All-Star team will look to extend their winning streak after victories over Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 last year and a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in 2014 when they take on Arsenal from the English Premier League.

Clint Dempsey says he wants to retire with Sounders

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There were rumors that Dempsey was angling for a move out of town.

To call this a roller-coaster week in the world of the Seattle Sounders would be a dramatic understatement. In the last few days, we've seen the only coach we've known in the MLS era effectively fired, a in-his-prime playmaker lured away from Boca Juniors and a former Designated Player return.

Sure, Let’s Watch the MLS All-Star Game [4:30]

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The Portland Timbers have had a whopping two players selected to the game day roster of the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star Game.

Liam Ridgewell and Darlington Nagbe were both selected to play in tonight's All-Star Game as the assembled MLS side takes on famed English club Arsenal, joining players like Giovinco, Didier Drogba, and a bunch of other guys not named Diego Valeri as they look to protect the good name of the league against these foreign invaders.

Pogba has landed in LA, will now have Man United medical: report

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Pogba has landed in LA, will now have Man United medical: report

Paul Pogba is set to undergo his medical for Manchester United in a Los Angeles centre, according to reports emanating from France.

Journalist Nabil Djellit says Pogba landed just after 1.30pm local time and will now travel to undergo his medical which is the final piece in the puzzle before he completes his move to Man United.

You’re Not The One For Me, Fatty: Samir Nasri Deemed Too Portly To Play By Man City Boss Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is too fat to play, according to new boss Pep Guardiola.

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29-year-old Nasri is yet to feature for the Citizens in their pre-season schedule, and was an un-used sub for their International Champions Cup victory against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday.

Update: Arsenal midfielder training with new side, will play in friendly ahead of loan move

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Arsenal midfielder Glen Kamara will play in a friendly for FC Dordrecht this Saturday ahead of a...

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Some Soccer News for Jul 28, 2016

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It's Day 210 of 2016.


Copa Libertadores Finals:
  • The home team Nacional of Colombia scored early and then hung on to win their second mega trophy, the Libertadores Cup!!! Huge congrats to them and the fans in Medellin.
  • 23 year old Colombian forward Miguel Borja only joined the team AFTER the Copa America, so he only played 4 games, but he scored 5 goals (of 6), including the Cup winner.

Photo: Liverpool target Ben Chilwell signs new Leicester contract

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BREAKING: Defender @BenChilwell signs new #lcfc contract to June 2021: https://t.co/GU3OCtMYw2 pic.twitter.com/jQpy9ScJ0U Leicester City...

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Ireland ‘legend’ Given retires from international football

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London (AFP) Shay Given earned the tribute "legend" from the Football Association of Ireland after the goalkeeper announced his retirement from international football on Thursday after a 20-year career.

The 40-year-old capped 134 times made his first appearance for his country against Russia in 1996 and played at the 2002 World Cup finals, where they reached the last 16, and Euro 2012.

Ireland ‘legend’ Given retires from international football

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London (AFP) Shay Given earned the tribute "legend" from the Football Association of Ireland after the goalkeeper announced his retirement from international football on Thursday after a 20-year career.

The 40-year-old capped 134 times made his first appearance for his country against Russia in 1996 and played at the 2002 World Cup finals, where they reached the last 16, and Euro 2012.

Arsenal ‘in talks’ with £42.1m target, deal could be completed for £33.7m

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Arsenal arein talks with Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi over a potential summer move,...

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Update on Arsenal’s interest in Lacazette, face competition from Paris Saint-Germain

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Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette is the primary target for Paris Saint-Germain this summer,...

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Rafa Still Wants To Strengthen These Positions

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Rafa Benitez told Southend manager Phil Brown on Tuesday night that he still hoped to sign four or five players this summer to go with the six good players he has already brought to Newcastle. And that in a way has been back up by the Telegraph which is reporting the four positions Rafa still [...]

Alvaro Fernandez officially returns to the Sounders

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The former Sounder returns after three seasons away.

Alvaro ‘Flaco' Fernandez has officially re-joined Seattle Sounders FC on a free transfer from Gimnasia of the Argentine Primera Division. The team introduced him to media after practice today.

Two new Sounders jerseys in two days.

Neville, Giggs unveil Manchester building plan

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London (AFP) Former football stars Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs on Thursday unveiled their plan for a multimillion-pound development in Manchester city centre, including a 200-bed hotel, two skyscrapers and a synagogue.

Neville, a former England full-back and Manchester United legend, said it would create 1,300 jobsand regenerate a historic part of the northwestern English city.

Neville, Giggs unveil Manchester building plan

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London (AFP) Former football stars Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs on Thursday unveiled their plan for a multimillion-pound development in Manchester city centre, including a 200-bed hotel, two skyscrapers and a synagogue.

Neville, a former England full-back and Manchester United legend, said it would create 1,300 jobsand regenerate a historic part of the northwestern English city.

MLS Ticker: Red Bulls, Jones, Revs and more

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With several rumors recently surfacing around the New York Red Bulls, the Eastern Conference side could be close to adding another attacker.

The Red Bulls are reportedly close to signing 26-year-old winger Daniel Royer from Danish clubFC Midtjylland. (REPORT)

Atlanta United striker Kenwyne Jones will go on loan to Central FC for the remainder of 2016, before joining up with the MLS side ahead of next season.

Watch Nicolas Lodeiro catch fish at Pike Place Market

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Stefan Frei and Brad Evans were there too.

Look, there's no reason to pretend otherwise: video of famous people throwing fish at the Pike Place Market is about as much of a Seattle cliche as just about anything this side of drinking a Starbucks coffee at the top of the Space Needle. But darn it if watching Stefan Frei, Brad Evans and their newest teammate, Nicolas Lodeiro, do it isn't just .

Preview: Union vs Real Salt Lake

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Two teams that have struggled through July look to turn it around as they head into the back half of the season.

Argentine FA hope for Messi international U-turn

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Buenos Aires (AFP) The acting head of Argentina's FA, Armando Perez, will travel to Spain to try and convince star striker Lionel Messi to reconsider his international retirement, according to reports in Argentina on Thursday.

"I spoke with Leo's father, we have agreed to meet next week," said Perez, in quotes published by Argentine sports daily Ole.

Argentine FA hope for Messi international U-turn

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Buenos Aires (AFP) The acting head of Argentina's FA, Armando Perez, will travel to Spain to try and convince star striker Lionel Messi to reconsider his international retirement, according to reports in Argentina on Thursday.

"I spoke with Leo's father, we have agreed to meet next week," said Perez, in quotes published by Argentine sports daily Ole.

VIDEO: Adidas reveal Pogba’s Manchester United themed ad

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It's all just blah, blah, blah. #FirstNeverFollowshttps://t.co/hJyjHuyUMM

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Adidas have launched an advert which includes Paul Pogba and Manchester United's logo.

Higuain offers olive branch to Napoli coach, fans

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Milan (AFP) Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain offered an olive branch to disgruntled Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri and well as fans of the club amid claims his controversial move to the Turin giants was motivated by money.

Higuain, who hit a new Serie A record of 36 league goals last season, joined Juventus earlier this week on a five-year deal worth 90m euros ($98.

Higuain offers olive branch to Napoli coach, fans

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Milan (AFP) Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain offered an olive branch to disgruntled Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri and well as fans of the club amid claims his controversial move to the Turin giants was motivated by money.

Higuain, who hit a new Serie A record of 36 league goals last season, joined Juventus earlier this week on a five-year deal worth 90m euros ($98.

Higuain answers critics, targets Juventus title deluge

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain hit back at critics of his controversial move to Juventus as he prepares to justify his 90million-euro price tag by helping the Italian champions to as many titles as possible.

"In life, you have to make the best decisions and I made mine by choosing Juventus," Higuain told a small gathering of media at his official unveiling in Turin on Thursday.

Higuain answers critics, targets Juventus title deluge

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain hit back at critics of his controversial move to Juventus as he prepares to justify his 90million-euro price tag by helping the Italian champions to as many titles as possible.

"In life, you have to make the best decisions and I made mine by choosing Juventus," Higuain told a small gathering of media at his official unveiling in Turin on Thursday.

Iwobi: What I’ve been working on in pre-season training

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Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi has revealed that he is working on his decision making with the ball...

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The SBI merit-based All-Star XI

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The MLS All-Star game is set for Thursday night, as some of the league's biggest stars collide with Premier League team Arsenal. The team assembled to take on the Gunners may be littered with stars, but it is not one that is truly comprised of those who have earned a spot withtheir play on the field.

Holding: This is the first thing that Calum Chambers said to me after I signed

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Arsenal defender Rob Holding has claimed that he will look to Calum Chambers for help settling in,...

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Manchester City beat Dortmund on penalties in Shenzhen

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Shenzhen (China) (AFP) Pep Guardiola got his first taste of victory as Manchester City's manager Thursday night after beating Borussia Dortmund on penalties in a friendly, but expressed concern about the looming English Premier League season.

"Football today is tough," said Guardiola, whose side beat their German opposition in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Manchester City beat Dortmund on penalties in Shenzhen

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Shenzhen (China) (AFP) Pep Guardiola got his first taste of victory as Manchester City's manager Thursday night after beating Borussia Dortmund on penalties in a friendly, but expressed concern about the looming English Premier League season.

"Football today is tough," said Guardiola, whose side beat their German opposition in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Portland Timbers Sign Goalkeeper Chris Konopka

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The Portland Timbers have signed goalkeeper Chris Konopka, giving the club an experienced veteran to back up new No. 1 Jake Gleeson.

Konopka, 31, makes his return to Major League Soccer after spending the first half of 2016 with Scottish side Ross County.

A former keeper for Toronto FC from 2013 to 2015, Konopka had his option declined by TFC following the 2015 season and wlent through the league's re-entry draft with being selected, leaving his rights available.

RoM reads

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Scott wrote for ESPN about what Zlatan can do for United.

The Guardian reports that United are preparing Paul Pogba's contract to sign.

The Independent discusses the lessons Mkhitaryan plans to learn from Kagawa's United move.

The National has Diego Forlan's views on Paul Pogba and Paul Scholes.

Rob Irvine named head coach at La Salle

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Former Penn assistant and Continental FC Delco head coach named Pat Farrell successor

A coach with strong ties to soccer in Philadelphia has been given the reigns of the La Salle men's soccer program.

Rob Irvine spent the past two seasons running the program at Division III Kean University but was an assistant at Penn for eight years and was the head coach of Continental FC Delco's U15/U16 Development Academy team from 2008-10.