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Photos: Lucas Perez at Heathrow ahead of Arsenal unveiling

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Lucas Perez at London Heathrow. Set to be announced tomorrow #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/aasTrU6u5S Bruce Archer (@Bruce_Archer89) August 29,...

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Man Utd’s Will Keane set for Hull medical

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Manchester United striker Will Keane is set to undergo a medical ahead of a transfer to Hull City, according to Sky Sports. The Tigers are short of...

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Man City keeper Joe Hart to fly to Torino tomorrow

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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart will fly to Torino tomorrow to finalise a loan move to the Serie A club, according to Sky Sports. The Italian...

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Video: Nacer Chadli’s first interview since joining West Brom from Spurs

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West Bromwich Albion's new signing Nacer Chadli has given his first interview since signing for the club earlier today. The Belgium winger,...

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Major League Soccer

Report: Galaxy looking to deal Nigel de Jong

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The LA Galaxylook ready to part ways with midfielder Nigel de Jong.

According to multiple reports that emerged on Monday, Nigel de Jong is set to sign for Galatasaray, nearly sevenmonths after he joined the Galaxy from AC Milan. According to Goal.

Earthquakes part ways with GM John Doyle

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The San Earthquakes have made a significant change within their front office.

The club announced on Monday that it has parted ways with general manager John Doyle, with technical director Chris Leitch taking over the role on an interim basis.

The Best of MLS Week 25: Mullins, Union, Barrios and more

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D.C. United's newest forwardwas in top form to claim SBI Player of the Week honors, plusone of FC Dallas' exciting wingers dazzled and amazed to take home the Goal of the Week.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Patrick Mullins has struggled to find consistent playing time since he left the New England Revolution, but his hat trick on Saturday continued what may be thestart of something special with D.

The Rest

Rapids Flatline In Sandy

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A rivalry game usually results in the players playing with more drive, passion, and desire than normal. After the first 5 minutes on Friday night we saw the opposite. The Rapids, with one notable exception, were flat for the remaining 85 minutes and lost 2-1, which was a generous socreline to Colorado.

No regrets for legend Keane as he prepares final bow

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Dublin (AFP) Retiring Ireland legend Robbie Keane says he would not have swapped a major club honour for his international career.

The LA Galaxy striker will play for his country for the last time in Wednesday night's friendly with Oman at Lansdowne Road.

With 67 goals in 145 appearances, Keane is 15th on the all-time international goalscorers list, just one behind German legend Gerd Muller.

No regrets for legend Keane as he prepares final bow

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Dublin (AFP) Retiring Ireland legend Robbie Keane says he would not have swapped a major club honour for his international career.

The LA Galaxy striker will play for his country for the last time in Wednesday night's friendly with Oman at Lansdowne Road.

With 67 goals in 145 appearances, Keane is 15th on the all-time international goalscorers list, just one behind German legend Gerd Muller.

Hart set for Torino medical: BBC

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London (AFP) England goalkeeper Joe Hart looks set to clinch a much-needed loan move from Manchester City before the transfer deadline as he is to undergo a medical at Serie A side Torino according to the BBC.

The 29-year-old whose hopes of a move to another English club seemingly evaporated when Everton said they were not interested last week has been permitted by the Football Association (FA) to temporarily leave the England camp preparing for Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Slovakia.

Hart set for Torino medical: BBC

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London (AFP) England goalkeeper Joe Hart looks set to clinch a much-needed loan move from Manchester City before the transfer deadline as he is to undergo a medical at Serie A side Torino according to the BBC.

The 29-year-old whose hopes of a move to another English club seemingly evaporated when Everton said they were not interested last week has been permitted by the Football Association (FA) to temporarily leave the England camp preparing for Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Slovakia.

Revs Say Goodbye to Sporting Loanee Samba

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In a season plagued by defensive woes, the Revolution waived reserve center back Samba on Monday.

Samba, who joined the team on loan from Portuguese club Sporting Portugal during the preseason, only saw action two league matches during his time in New England.

Jordan Morris believes pressure makes him better

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Sounders rookie shows no signs of second-guessing his decisions during ESPN interview.

Jordan Morris has been forced to deal with copious amounts of pressure, at least ever since he became the first collegian in 20 years to be called into the full United States national team. Even if he was taken a bit by surprise, he seems to have taken it all in stride.

African Nations Cup qualifiers on US TV and streaming

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The final round of qualifiers for the the 2017 African Nations Cup will take place this weekend from September 2nd to 4th, and the good news is that many of the games will be available for viewing in the United States. The current round consists of 13 groups with all group winners qualifying for the final tournament along with the best two second-placed teams.

African Nations Cup qualifiers on US TV and streaming

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The final round of qualifiers for the the 2017 African Nations Cup will take place this weekend from September 2nd to 4th, and the good news is that many of the games will be available for viewing in the United States. The current round consists of 13 groups with all group winners qualifying for the final tournament along with the best two second-placed teams.

Rafa Could Still Surprise Us With 13th Signing

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With Rolando Aarons injured and out for at least eight weeks with his broken foot and with his injury history, Rafa Benitez is considering bringing in a second winger in addition to Chelsea winger Christian Atsu. Atsu will have a medical tomorrow after terms were fully agreed with Chelsea, before signing a season long loan [.

Arsenal closing in on Paraguayan star (plus video)

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Arsene Wenger confirmed that he was close to sealing deals to sign Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi at the weekend, and they are now reported to be close to signing Lanus midfielder Miguel Almiron also. Thetransfer window will close at 11PM on Wednesday evening, and it could be another busy one for our club, as [.

College Soccer Week 1 Awards

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The first week of the college soccer season is a short one, but it was full of outstanding performances from players with ties to the Philadelphia region

This year during the college soccer season, we'll be handing out weekly awards to players with ties to the Union Academy and the greater Philadelphia region and also take a look at the players making an impact on a national level.

Rooney retains England captaincy under Allardyce

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney will remain England captain going into the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, manager Sam Allardyce confirmed on Monday.

The 30-year-old striker, who also captains Manchester United, has been England's skipper for the past two years.

He will don the armband under Allardyce for the first time on Sunday when England launch their attempt to reach the next World Cup in Russia with a game against Slovakia in Trnava.

Rooney retains England captaincy under Allardyce

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney will remain England captain going into the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, manager Sam Allardyce confirmed on Monday.

The 30-year-old striker, who also captains Manchester United, has been England's skipper for the past two years.

He will don the armband under Allardyce for the first time on Sunday when England launch their attempt to reach the next World Cup in Russia with a game against Slovakia in Trnava.

Allardyce open to foreign-born England players

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) The dwindling English talent pool in the Premier League may leave England's new manager Sam Allardyce with no option but to naturalise overseas-born players, he said on Monday.

After naming his squad for England's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia on Sunday, Allardyce revealed he had made an unsuccessful attempt to call up Sevilla's French midfielder Steven N'Zonzi.

Allardyce open to foreign-born England players

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) The dwindling English talent pool in the Premier League may leave England's new manager Sam Allardyce with no option but to naturalise overseas-born players, he said on Monday.

After naming his squad for England's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia on Sunday, Allardyce revealed he had made an unsuccessful attempt to call up Sevilla's French midfielder Steven N'Zonzi.

Rooney to keep England captaincy

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Despite reports earlier today claiming that Jordan Henderson was set to be named England captain, Sam Allardyce has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will keep the armband.

Allardyce said Rooney had been "an excellent captain for England" and as the most senior squad member was the "right choice to lead the team".

12th Newcastle Signing To Have Medical Tomorrow

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Sky Sports have reported thatNewcastle have reached total agreement with Chelsea on the loan move of striker Christian Atsu, with the thing that was holding it up last night his transfer fee presumably having been agreed in the last 24 hours. The agreement is a season long loan with Newcastle having an option [.

Besler, Zusi Called Up, Espinoza Turns Down Call

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Sporting Kansas City has a pair of players called up for national team duty in the upcoming international break, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi were both called into the US team that will finish out the fourth round of World Cup qualifying with games at St. Vincent and the Grenadines and home against Trinidad and Tobago.

Revolution waive Sporting CP defender Samba

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The Portuguese center-back never quite caught on during his loan period in New England.

The New England Revolution have waived Samba, their first-ever loanee from club partner and Portuguese side Sporting CP, an anonymous source confirmed on Monday.

Samba, who the Revs originally took on loan back on Jan.

Maradona recognises long denied son

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Diego Maradona junior has finally been accepted by his father, Diego Maradona the Argentinian football legend, with whom he spent this last weekend in Buenos Aires.

Diego Junior was born in Italy in 1986 from an extra marital affair but was never previously officially recognised by his father, even after being forced to pay monthly upkeep in 1992 by an Italian judge.

Maradona recognises long denied son

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Diego Maradona junior has finally been accepted by his father, Diego Maradona the Argentinian football legend, with whom he spent this last weekend in Buenos Aires.

Diego Junior was born in Italy in 1986 from an extra marital affair but was never previously officially recognised by his father, even after being forced to pay monthly upkeep in 1992 by an Italian judge.

Arsenal have a new Theo Walcott this season

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Wenger hoping to see Walcott rise to form this season! It comes as no surprise to anyone to know that Theo Walcott was far from his best last season. The Englishman was wasteful in front of goal, off the ball and couldn't even seem to utilise his pace as a means of effort. His performances [...]

Klinsmann set to rely on Copa America regulars in crucial World Cup qualifiers

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The Copa America is long over. However, Jurgen Klinsmann is hoping lessons learned from this summer's tournament can lead his team through a pair of games that could prove trickier than many may think.

World Cup qualifying continues on Friday night as the U.S. Men's National teamvisits St.

New Southampton star Sofiane Boufal in five points

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London (AFP) Five things about Moroccan international midfielder Sofiane Boufal who joined Southampton in the English Premier League on Monday for a reported club record £16 million ($20 million/18 million euros):

Growing in stature

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder will join the growing band of small players aiming to make a big impact on the Premier League.

New Southampton star Sofiane Boufal in five points

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London (AFP) Five things about Moroccan international midfielder Sofiane Boufal who joined Southampton in the English Premier League on Monday for a reported club record £16 million ($20 million/18 million euros):

Growing in stature

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder will join the growing band of small players aiming to make a big impact on the Premier League.

Lacazette rests, Fekir under the knife

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Lyon (AFP) France international Alexandre Lacazette has been told to rest after a knock sustained in Lyon's 4-2 defeat to Dijon on the weekend whilst teammate Nabil Fekir has started his recovery after undergoing surgery, the Ligue 1 club announced Monday.

Preliminary scans showed that Lacazette had not suffered any major damage to his knee but the 25-year-old will be sidelined for at least two weeks, meaning he will miss Les Bleus' friendly against Italy in Bari on Thursday and their opening World Cup qualifieragainst Belarus in Borisov on September 6.

Lacazette rests, Fekir under the knife

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Lyon (AFP) France international Alexandre Lacazette has been told to rest after a knock sustained in Lyon's 4-2 defeat to Dijon on the weekend whilst teammate Nabil Fekir has started his recovery after undergoing surgery, the Ligue 1 club announced Monday.

Preliminary scans showed that Lacazette had not suffered any major damage to his knee but the 25-year-old will be sidelined for at least two weeks, meaning he will miss Les Bleus' friendly against Italy in Bari on Thursday and their opening World Cup qualifieragainst Belarus in Borisov on September 6.

Homegrown – August 2016

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Homegrown returns for it's August episode with host Jason Sieira talking MLS statistical analysis with a regular guest from Possession with Purpose, Comcast Northwest Soccer City PDX and a number ofother podcasts, Chris Gluck. Jason and Chris discuss trends across the league and roster construction.

Wonderkid Sanches out of Portugal squad

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Lisbon (AFP) European champions Portugal will take on Switzerland in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier without rising Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches, the Portuguese federation said on Monday.

The 19-year-old midfielder who moved to Germany after a sensational season with Benfica and a thrilling showing at Euro 2016 has a torn thigh muscle.

Wonderkid Sanches out of Portugal squad

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Lisbon (AFP) European champions Portugal will take on Switzerland in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier without rising Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches, the Portuguese federation said on Monday.

The 19-year-old midfielder who moved to Germany after a sensational season with Benfica and a thrilling showing at Euro 2016 has a torn thigh muscle.

The next 14 months for the USMNT

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The USMNT deals with the pressures of World Cup qualifying and a compact schedule with limited time to experiment.

CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers on US TV during the international break

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Matchdays 7 and 8 of the South American qualifiers for World Cup 2018 take place Thursday, September 1 and Tuesday, September 6. The kickoff times for both matchdays are not very conducive for those who do not like spoilers as both beIN SPORTS networks and the companion streaming service (beIN SPORTS Connect) will be getting a workout on the two days.

CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers on US TV during the international break

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Matchdays 7 and 8 of the South American qualifiers for World Cup 2018 take place Thursday, September 1 and Tuesday, September 6. The kickoff times for both matchdays are not very conducive for those who do not like spoilers as both beIN SPORTS networks and the companion streaming service (beIN SPORTS Connect) will be getting a workout on the two days.

Report: Liverpool unlikely to sign Christian Pulisic

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It looks like one of the Premier League's largest clubs have cooled their pursuit of Christian Pulisic.

The 17-year-old Americanis unlikely to leave Borussia Dortmund for Liverpool during the summer transfer window, according to ESPN. Liverpool reportedly submitted a€13 million bid for the U.

No Soccer News For Mon Aug 29, 2016

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A day off. See you tomorrow.

Ramos surprised by Casillas’s Spain snub

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Madrid (AFP) Stand-in Spain captain Sergio Ramos has expressed his surprise at Iker Casillas's exclusion from Julien Lopetegui's first squad as Spain boss.

Ramos is expected to lead the 2010 world champions in their first 2018 World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein on September 5 after the 35-year-old Casillas was dropped in favour of David de Gea, Pepe Reina and West Ham's Adrian.

Ramos surprised by Casillas’s Spain snub

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Madrid (AFP) Stand-in Spain captain Sergio Ramos has expressed his surprise at Iker Casillas's exclusion from Julien Lopetegui's first squad as Spain boss.

Ramos is expected to lead the 2010 world champions in their first 2018 World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein on September 5 after the 35-year-old Casillas was dropped in favour of David de Gea, Pepe Reina and West Ham's Adrian.

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"It's unfortunate that this leaves a sour taste in your mouth for two weeks, but it's one that we'll obviously have to think and dwell [on] and now the guys will be absolutely chomping at the bit to get back out there." -Brad Evans

The Seattle Sounders started this match looking like they had played in Houston at midweek and were missing their highest-paid player.

Tiote’s Galatasaray Deal Called Off

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Galatasaray have called off the transfer of Newcastle central midfielder Cheick Tiote after the 30-year old has finally failed his medical. Earlier today the medics in Turkey had trouble with his medical they found out that Tiote's left leg was weaker than his right leg and that in medical terms, he had a problem [.

Early signs suggest Chelsea are serious contenders for 2016-17 Premier League title

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Chelsea had a middling 2015-16 season to put it very mildly. The incumbent champions leapt from one crisis to another both on and off the field and finished the season in the 10th place, which was unthinkable when the season began. The tone of the season, however, was set in the early days with the club playing an uninspiring brand of football and the manager (Jose Mourinho) getting into a distasteful controversy with the team doctor.

In Pictures: Union 2-0 Sporting KC

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow's look at the Union's 2-0 win over Kansas City.

Fantastic News! Arsenal’s best international break ever!

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What a time to be alive! By Galen Sona. There have been loads of talk with Arsenal fans on Twitter ranting about some of our players not being calledup for the internationals. Truth be told, I hate the internationals, and this is a wonderful time to be alive! Remember the times our entire 23 man [...