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May 5, 2016 11:41 UTC
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This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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From improbable to undeniable, Leicester City will play its first match as champions of England this weekend.

After clinching the English Premier League title on Monday with Tottenham's draw at Chelsea, the Foxes will play Everton on Saturday in front of their home fans at King Power Stadium.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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Both UEFA Europa League finalists will be determined on Thursday.

Liverpool hosts Villarreal, which has a 1-0 aggregate lead, at Anfield in the headliner of the semifinals (3:05 p.m., Fox Sports 1, Watch ESPN, ESPN Deportes TV, Fox Soccer 2GO).

In the other semifinal second leg, Sevilla hosts Shakhtar Donetsk at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (3:05 p.

Iker Casillas hoping to remain at Porto despite MLS links

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He has been linked with a potential move to the States for weeks now, but Iker Casillas shot down a reported move away from FC Porto on Thursday.

The Spanish goalkeeper, who has made 31 league appearances for Porto during the 2015-16 campaign, said he is happy with the Portuguese club and is looking forward to the next season.

SBI MLS Game of the Week: Rapids vs. RSL

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Not too many people saw this coming. Nine weeks into the 2016 MLS season, and the Colorado Rapids sit atop the Supporters' Shield standings. Tied on points with Real Salt Lake, the Rapids will look to remain unbeaten for a fifth consecutive game on Saturday.

The Rocky Mountain Cup is on line at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, as an RSL team that has looked strong on both ends of the field faces off against a Rapids team that has excelled as of late (9 p.

Kaka, Oscar out of Brazil's final Copa America roster

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Brazil's final roster for this summer's Copa America Centenario does not have the name power many thought it would.

Star names, including Barcelona playmaker Neymar, Orlando City SC attacker Kaka, and Chelsea midfielder Oscar, were not included on head coach Dunga's final 23-man roster announced on Thursday.

Bob Bradley's Le Havre needs help on path to French promotion

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Two games remain in the French Ligue 2 campaign for Bob Bradley and Le Havre AC, and the path to promotion is not entirely free and clear.

Metz, currently in second place with three more points and a better goal differential than Le Havre, can win both of its remaining contests to claim the third and final promotion spot to Ligue 1.

Thursday Kickoff: Colombia, Newcastle, Copa Libertadores and more

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The Copa America Centenario is just around the corner, and Colombia left one intriguing name off its preliminary roster ahead of games against the U.S., Costa Rica and Paraguay.

Colombia revealed its preliminary roster for this summer's Copa America Centenario, and while James Rodriguez was among the star players included, Radamel Falcao was not named to the roster.

UCL Rewind: Real Madrid books spot in final with win over Man City

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A Madrid Derby will determine European soccer's biggest prize.

Real Madrid booked their place in the Champions League final on Wednesday with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City. The victory sends the Spanish giant to the UCL finals for the second time in three years, where they will face a familiar foe in Atletico Madrid, who they defeated two years ago to win La Decima.

Abby Wambach joins ESPN as analyst, podcast host

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Abby Wambach's post-soccer future as been made clear.

The former U.S. Women's National Team star will join ESPN as an analyst and contributor. As part of her new job, Wambach willcover this summer's Euro 2016 tournament in France and the Rio Olympics in August.

Projecting the USMNT Copa America roster

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Jurgen Klinsmann offered few surprises with his 40-man shortlist, but the U.S. Men's National Team head coach must now focus on trimming that roster to 23 ahead of this summer's Copa America.

Following several months of rebuilding following a disastrous Gold Cup, the U.

MLS Ticker: Manneh, Rolfe, Thiam, Ribeiro and more

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Two MLS forwards have been issued suspensions by the Disciplinary Committee, while the Chicago Fire have finalized all the steps necessary to add a new player.

MLS announced on Wednesday that Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kekuta Manneh has been fined and suspended one game for a dangerous foul on NYCFC midfielder Federico Bravo.

Joe Gyau says he has passed fitness test

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Joe Gyau's long-awaited comeback continued with another bit of positive news on Wednesday.

Gyau took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that he has passed a fitness test. The23-year-old Borussia Dortmundwinger has been hampered by a knee injury that has kept him out of action for the entire 2015-16 season.

UCL Preview: Ronaldo returns to lead Real Madrid against Man City

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After missing the first leg of his side's Champions League semifinal clash with Manchester City, Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to lead Real Madrid back to the competition's final in Wednesday's second leg.

Following a scoreless draw at the Etihad, Real Madrid and Man City will collide again on Wednesday at the Bernebeu.

Joe Cole set to sign with Rowdies

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A former Premier League star is set to continue his career as a member of the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Following reports out of England, sources have confirmed to SBI that Joe Cole is set to sign with the NASL club. The 34-year-old English star, who has earned 56 caps for England, most recently featuredfor League One side Coventry City.

Wednesday Kickoff: Messi, Webb, Bayern and more

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Lionel Messi's pre-Copa America schedule has been made clear, while a former FIFA executive is nearing a ban from the game.

Before the Copa America, Messi will train with Argentina in Buenos Aires prior to flying back to Spain to give evidence in his ongoing tax trial. Messi will then fly back to the U.