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Video: Shkodran Mustafi teaches Arsenal fans how to say his name

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We've announced @MustafiOfficial here's the man himself with how to pronounce his name...#GunnerShkodran...

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Photo: Arsenal’s Calum Chambers signs for Middlesbrough

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Pleased to sign on loan for @Boro. Excited about the season ahead and can't wait to get working

Tweet: Shkodran Mustafi reacts to joining Arsenal

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Finally it's time to announce I've signed for @Arsenal! Can't wait to play for this great club! ⚽

Video: Shkodran Mustafi shows off his ball juggling skills in Arsenal kit

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A video posted by Arsenal Official (@arsenal) on Aug 30, 2016 at 1:30pm PDT Arsenal's new signing Shkodran Mustafi has been showing off his...

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Photos: Shkodran Mustafi wearing Arsenal kit

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A photo posted by Arsenal Official (@arsenal) on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:46pm PDT Germany international Shkodran Mustafi has posed in an Arsenal kit for...

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Watford sign Chelsea’s Kenedy

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Chelsea youngster Kenedy has joined Watford on a season-long loan deal, according to Sky Sports. The 20-year-old joined the Blues from Brazilian side...

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Hull sign Man Utd striker Will Keane

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Steven Gerrard to miss several weeks with hamstring injury

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The Los Angeles Galaxy simply can't catch a break this week, Gyasi Zardes' foot notwithstanding.

Head coach Bruce Arena confirmed on Tuesday that the Galaxy's DP midfielder would miss a few weeks after suffering a hamstring strain during last week's scoreless draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Uncertain future pushes Christian Ramirez through another standout year with Minnesota United

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For years, Minnesota United star Christian Ramirez was motivated by his past. Unheralded and, in many ways, unwanted during his early years,Ramirezstaked his claim as the NASL's best goalscorer time and time again, all while nursing a chip the size of Minnesota that sat firmly upon his shoulders.

Ex-USMNT defender Oguchi Onyewu training with Revolution

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The New England Revolution are taking a close look at an experienced American defender.

Former U.S. Men's National Team center back and free agent Oguchi Onyewu is training with the Revs. Although the MLS transfer window is closed, an MLS team would be able to sign free agents like Onyewu until the September 15 roster freeze.

Ocean City’s Chevaughn Walsh just changed U.S. pro soccer

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The PDL MVP just pounded another nail into the MLS SuperDraft's coffin, PSP's Dan Walsh writes. Also, observations on the Union's Roland Alberg and how Alejandro Bedoya and Warren Creavalle are (not) meshing.

Chivas del Guadalajara

1.9 million tune in to watch Club America vs. Chivas on Univision and Univision Deportes

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Saturday night's Súper Clásico between Club America vs. Chivas Guadalajara was watched by a whopping 1.9 million people across Univision and Univision Deportes.

The match between the two most high-profile Liga MX teams ended in a 3-0 away victory for Chivas. The win for Chivas helped narrow the gap between 7th-placed Chivas and 5th-placed Club America after 7 games for each club in Liga MX.

1.9 million tune in to watch Club America vs. Chivas on Univision and Univision Deportes

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Saturday night's Súper Clásico between Club America vs. Chivas Guadalajara was watched by a whopping 1.9 million people across Univision and Univision Deportes.

The match between the two most high-profile Liga MX teams ended in a 3-0 away victory for Chivas. The win for Chivas helped narrow the gap between 7th-placed Chivas and 5th-placed Club America after 7 games for each club in Liga MX.

Olympiakos sells Pulido to Guadalajara

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) Mexican striker Alan Pulido has been sold to Guadalajara by Olympiakos, the Greek champions announced Tuesday.

No details of the transfer were revealed by the Super League club but Greek media reported that Olympiakos will receive 6.5 million euros for the deal.

Pulido, 25, played in eight matches scoring five goals for Olympiakos last season and also played for Greek side Levadiakos and Mexico's Tigres UANL.

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Photo: Manchester United confirm striker transfer prior to transfer deadline

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Manchester United striker Will Keane has left the club to join Hull City on a permanent transfer, for an undisclosed fee.

The striker is believed to make the switch to KCOM Stadium in a bid to regular first team actions. The 23-year-oldwill join the side, who suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Jose Mourinho's side, courtesy to Marcus Rashford's late goal in the stoppage time.

City star Aguero charged by FA, could miss Manchester United clash

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The Football Association (FA) have confirmed they have charged Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero for an alleged act of violent conduct for his incident during his side's 3-1 victory over West Ham United.

The Argentine international was involved in an incident where he punched the Hammers player Winston Reid with elbow in the 76th minute of the match at the Etihad last weekend.

Arsenal

Done deal: Is Chambers Boro loan perfect for Arsenal?

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Arsenal's Calum Chambers has been confirmed as having joined Middlesbrough for the current season, and this could be an ideal situation for us. The 21 year-old joined our club from Southampton, having impressed in their first team, but has struggled to earn a regular first-team role over the past year, and having fallen down the [.

Arsenal confirm Shkodran Mustafi signing! What’s your view?

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Arsenal have officially announced the signing of German international Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia, although they do not quote the fee paid within their announcement. This is how they announced his arrival on the official Arsenal website. 'German World Cup-winning centre back Shkodran Mustafi has joined us from Valencia.

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Denmark Limited Edition 2016 All White Hummel Kit

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Denmark will release their Hummel 2016/17 home and away kits on September 1st. Ahead of [...]

Pfeffer To Israel?

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There's a report today that (according to those who can read Hebrew) Zach Pfeffer is set to sign with defending Israeli champs Hapoel Be'er Sheva. Assuming this happens the Rapids would get some allocation money out of whatever nominal transfer fee the league gets for Pfeffer. I can't imagine a guy with no MLS team minutes this season will command a large fee, but every little bit helps.

Peter Vermes Supports Americanizing Soccer

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In a recent piece for SI, Grant Wahl interviewed some influential leaders with MLS asking what they would change as commissioner of MLS. Peter Vermes, the manager (aka head coach-manager was the title given in SI report) of Sporting KC, responded with an Americanizing soccer answer.

The only person to win MLS Cup as a player and head coach for the same team said he believes that MLS must treat itself as "Our League.

5 Premier League players who need a deadline day move

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With meager few grains of sand left in the top of the hourglass tracking the time left in this transfer window, plenty associated with Premier League clubs will be on edge up until Wednesday's 11 p.m. deadline.

For supporters, one eye is kept on social media and the other on their television screens, as yellow-clad presenters manically discuss potential deals.

5 Premier League players who need a deadline day move

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With meager few grains of sand left in the top of the hourglass tracking the time left in this transfer window, plenty associated with Premier League clubs will be on edge up until Wednesday's 11 p.m. deadline.

For supporters, one eye is kept on social media and the other on their television screens, as yellow-clad presenters manically discuss potential deals.

Report: Sporting Kansas City ‘aggressively disputed’ Rosenberry homegrown claim

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The Union might have SKC to blame for having to protect the rookie sensation in the Expansion Draft

Sporting Kansas City wasn't the only team, but was the "most aggressive about having MLS deny the Union's claim" for Keegan Rosenberry as a homegrown player, according to a report in Goal USA.

Fascinating Insights On Benitez From Former Valencia Player

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Vicente Rodriguez is a former Spanish International midfielder (38 caps 3 goals) who played at Valencia under Rafa Benitez when Rafa was the manager there from 2001 before joining Liverpool in 2004. Vincent finally left Valencia in 2013 and played for Brighton & Hove Albion for a couple of seasons playing 31 games with 3 [.

Obafemi Martins in Seattle on vacation, not to re-sign

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Sounders confirm there's no real possibility of a reunion.

Obafemi Martins caused a minor stir — at least on social media — when he was spotted at S2's match on Monday. As expected, though, it was merely a social visit.

"I said hello," Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said when asked about it on Tuesday.

Olympiakos sells Pulido to Guadalajara

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) Mexican striker Alan Pulido has been sold to Guadalajara by Olympiakos, the Greek champions announced Tuesday.

No details of the transfer were revealed by the Super League club but Greek media reported that Olympiakos will receive 6.5 million euros for the deal.

Pulido, 25, played in eight matches scoring five goals for Olympiakos last season and also played for Greek side Levadiakos and Mexico's Tigres UANL.

Arsenal: New Signing Shkodran Mustafi Troll Fan Who Refused To Believe The German Would Sign For Gunners (Video)

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Fresh from finally signing on the dotted line for line for Arsenal, Shkodran Mustafi has rather amusingly called out an Arsenal fan who refused to accept that the German World Cup winner would join the Gunners.

One of an army of rather over-emotional Arsenal Tweeters,@Danielfloyd1981 Tweeted that he'd give everyone who RT'ed the below Tweet £20 if Mustafi actually did move to the Emirates.

Arsenal reinforce back-line with Valencia’s Mustafi

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London (AFP) Arsenal have signed German international central defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia, the London club said on Tuesday.

"He is at the right age," Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said of the 24-year-old who was in Germany's 2014 World Cup winning squad. "And he has good experience," Wenger added of the Euro 2016 semi-finalist.

Arsenal reinforce back-line with Valencia’s Mustafi

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London (AFP) Arsenal have signed German international central defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia, the London club said on Tuesday.

"He is at the right age," Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said of the 24-year-old who was in Germany's 2014 World Cup winning squad. "And he has good experience," Wenger added of the Euro 2016 semi-finalist.

Thorns Activate Johnson from DL

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Johnson has missed the majority of the 2016 season after suffering a concussion while playing in Australia.

Portland Thorns defender Kendall Johnson has been activated from the disabled list. In a corresponding move, defender McKenzie Berryhill has been released.

Johnson, 25, suffered a concussion while playing in the Australian W-League last offseason.

Official: Arsenal Follow Up Lucas Perez Swoop With £35m Deal For Shkodran Mustafi (Photos)

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Shkodran Mustafi has finally put pen to paper to join Arsenal after weeks of negotiations, with the German centre-half moving to the Gunners for a sizeable £35million on a long-term deal.

The 24-year-old World Cup winner started his senior career at Everton but failed to make the grade at Goodison Park.

Arsenal and Shkodran Mustafi prank fan who bet he wouldn’t sign

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Hey @Danielfloyd1981, look what we found... pic.twitter.com/qOlIanAs12 Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 30, 2016 Arsenal have taken aim at a...

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Hope Solo steps away from Seattle Reign for rest of NWSL season

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The bad news just keeps getting worse when it comes to former U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Solo tweeted on Tuesdayher decision to walk away from her club team, the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League.

Rob Holding is yet another gem unearthed by Arsene Wenger

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Last year at this time, Rob Holding had just made his debut with second-tier side Bolton Wanderers in the Championship. The defender played 79 minutes in his first senior league match with his boyhood club, before being substituted off during an eventual 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough. Despite the successful appearance for the teenager, Holding was left out of the senior squad until December, when he then began a string of 20 consecutive appearances in the starting XI for the club.

Rob Holding is yet another gem unearthed by Arsene Wenger

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Last year at this time, Rob Holding had just made his debut with second-tier side Bolton Wanderers in the Championship. The defender played 79 minutes in his first senior league match with his boyhood club, before being substituted off during an eventual 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough. Despite the successful appearance for the teenager, Holding was left out of the senior squad until December, when he then began a string of 20 consecutive appearances in the starting XI for the club.

First Half Of ISC By Numbers

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37 points - Madura United
13 points - Persela
11 wins - Madura United
3 wins - Persija, Gresik United
8 draws - Mitra Kukar
1 draw - Persela
2 losses - Madura United
12 losses - Persela
27 goals scored - Madura United, Sriwijaya
10 goals - Persija
8 goals conceded - Arema
32 goals conceded - Gresik United
+14 goal difference - Sriwijaya
-14 goal difference - Gresik United
12 goals (top scorer) - Luis Carlos Junior (Barito Putera)
7 goals (top local scorer) - Ferdinand Sinaga (PSM)
50,117 - Persija v Semen Padang
1,135 - Bali United v Madura United
5-4 - Persipura v Barito Putera
20,775 - Persib average attendance

Arsenal’s Gnabry poised to join Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) Arsenal's Olympic silver medallist Serge Gnabry is set for a transfer back to Germany, Werder Bremen's sports director said on Tuesday.

"We have an agreement in principle with Arsenal, but it is not yet signed," Bremen boss Frank Baumann told reporters.

"We have agreed terms with the player and I really think it will happen.

Arsenal’s Gnabry poised to join Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) Arsenal's Olympic silver medallist Serge Gnabry is set for a transfer back to Germany, Werder Bremen's sports director said on Tuesday.

"We have an agreement in principle with Arsenal, but it is not yet signed," Bremen boss Frank Baumann told reporters.

"We have agreed terms with the player and I really think it will happen.

USWNT announces October friendlies vs. Switzerland

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The U.S. Women's National Team hasscheduleda pair of friendlies against one of Europe's rising teams.

The USWNT will twice face Switzerland on Oct. 19 at Rio Tinto Stadium and on Oct. 23 in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium. The matches will be the first for the U.S. following the completion of the NWSL season.

Hope Solo's reaction to suspension has long term impact for Seattle Reign

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The greatest keeper in the history of women's soccer may have taken the field for the last time, for both club and country.

Suspended US goalkeeper Hope Solo released a short statement today, revealing that she expects not to play again for the Seattle Reign this season. "After careful consideration," the statement read, "I have decided to end my season with the Seattle Reign, an organization I love playing for.

Are Arsenal doing the right thing with Wilshere loan?

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Arsenal loaning Wilshere seems all so wrong! As you may be aware, news broke last night that Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has reportedly been made available for loan by Arsene Wenger, after it was understood he may not get as many games as he'd like at Arsenal this season. But sending Wilshere out on loan seems [.

Inter announce ‘Gabigol’ deal

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Milan (AFP) Inter Milan confirmed on Tuesday the signing of exciting young Brazil striker Gabriel 'Gabigol' Barbosa from Brazilian side Santos on a five-year deal.

"Gabigol is an Inter player. Fresh from winning Olympic gold with Brazil, the striker has signed a five-year contract with the Nerazzurri until June 2021," said a statement by the Serie A giants.

Inter announce ‘Gabigol’ deal

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Milan (AFP) Inter Milan confirmed on Tuesday the signing of exciting young Brazil striker Gabriel 'Gabigol' Barbosa from Brazilian side Santos on a five-year deal.

"Gabigol is an Inter player. Fresh from winning Olympic gold with Brazil, the striker has signed a five-year contract with the Nerazzurri until June 2021," said a statement by the Serie A giants.

Match preview: Boston Breakers vs Houston Dash

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It's another bottom of the table clash but that doesn't mean it won't be fun

Have you heard? The Boston Breakers don't suck anymore.

Sure, they're still bottom of the table, but they just won their first away game in forever, got their first back-to-back wins of the season, and have managed to score goals five games in a row when they started the season not scoring a single goal in the first five.

Man City’s Aguero charged with violent conduct

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London (AFP) Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is in danger of missing the Manchester derby after he was charged with violent conduct by England's Football Association on Tuesday.

The charge relates to an incident during City's 3-1 home win over West Ham United last Sunday when Aguero appeared to swing his left elbow towards visiting defender Winston Reid.

Man City’s Aguero charged with violent conduct

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London (AFP) Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is in danger of missing the Manchester derby after he was charged with violent conduct by England's Football Association on Tuesday.

The charge relates to an incident during City's 3-1 home win over West Ham United last Sunday when Aguero appeared to swing his left elbow towards visiting defender Winston Reid.

Albrighton signs new four-year Leicester deal

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London (AFP) Marc Albrighton has become the latest Leicester City player to commit himself to the club after the Premier League champions announced he had signed a new four-year contract on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old former Aston Villa winger played a key role in Leicester's 5,000-1 title triumph last season.

Albrighton signs new four-year Leicester deal

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London (AFP) Marc Albrighton has become the latest Leicester City player to commit himself to the club after the Premier League champions announced he had signed a new four-year contract on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old former Aston Villa winger played a key role in Leicester's 5,000-1 title triumph last season.

Adam Armstrong To Move To Barnsley On Lan

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Barnsley are announcing the signing of Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong on loan until January, 2017. We thought he was moving to a Championship club this morning but we though that was Rotherham but we were wrong about that one. Here's some of what Barnsley have just announced: The Reds fought off a whole [.