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Giovani dos Santos rejoins Mexican national team

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After an extended absence from the Mexican National Team, Gio dos Santos is back in the fold.

The LA Galaxy star joined several familiar faces brought in by head coach Juan Carlos Osorio after extended absences, with 'El Tri' set to play friendlies against Panama and New Zealand.

Who should the USMNT call-up for October friendlies?

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The Hexagonal looms large for the U.S. Men's National Team, making a pair of October friendliesvital for players looking to seal their spots on the next World Cup qualifying roster.

After qualifying for the Hex with a pair of lopsided wins over St.

Union looking to reward departing Barnetta with long playoff push

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When Tranquillo Barnetta leaves the Philadelphia Union at the end of the season, his presence will be missed in many aspects.

That is why Union boss Jim Curtin called the 31-year-old Swiss midfielder the best player in club history during his weekly press conference on Wednesday.

"Pedigree-wise what he brought to the locker room, what he brings to young players, his talent on the field, the best player to wear a Philadelphia Union jersey in my opinion," Curtin said.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 31

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Four MLS matches were on Wednesday's schedule, and several of the results could have major implications on the playoff picture.

The Seattle Sounders jumped above the red line via a Chad Marshall header, defeating the Chicago Fire, 1-0. The win sees the Sounders equal the Timbers on points, but the former owns the tiebreaker for sixth-place while also possessing a game in hand.

Cameron Carter-Vickers signs new deal with Tottenham

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An up-and-coming American defender has signed a new deal with his club.

Tottenham announced on Thursday that 18-year-old defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new deal with the Premier League side until 2019.

Carter-Vickers made his first start for Spurs during their 5-0 win over Gillingham in the third round of the EFL Cup.

CCL Rewind: FC Dallas slips up, Whitecaps win again

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FC Dallas' hopes of qualifying to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals remain up in the air, but the Vancouver Whitecaps managed to secure a top-three seed on Wednesday night.

A rotated Dallas side had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Suchitepequez at home, keeping the Hoops tied with the Guatemalan side for the top spot in Group H on five points.

NASL Midweek Rewind: Cosmos topple RailHawks, Miami gets crucial win and more

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As the NASL playoff race began to heat up, so have some of the matches. In a midweek treat of four Wednesday night matches, Miami FC and the New York Cosmos got crucial victories, as the former remains the league leaders in both the Fall and Combined standings.

Americans Abroad: Wednesday Rewind

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The UEFA Champions League headlined Wednesday'saction, but it was DeAndre Yedlin that put on the most exhilarating performancein a late-game thriller.

Yedlin picked up an assist as Newcastle scored two stoppage time goals to slip past Norwich, 4-3, in English Championship action. With his side down a goal in the 95th minute, Yedlin swung a cross onto the head of Yoan Gouffron, who powered a header into the back of the net for an equalizing goal.

Thursday Kickoff: Neymar, Godin, Barnsley and more

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Two of South America's biggest stars are in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Neymar sued a Brazilian courtfor leaking information relatedto his tax evasion case in his home country. (REPORT)

Diego Godin suffered a sprain of ankle ligaments in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

Chad Marshall header pushes Sounders above red line

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SEATTLE The Chicago Fire are like an old-fashioned cure-all: good for whatever ails you. They were certainly just what the doctor ordered for the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night, as the hosts delivered a 1-0 win in front of 39,269 at CenturyLink Field despite not playing their best soccer.

Second-half goals hand D.C. advantage in East playoff race

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D.C. United used a flurry of second-half strikes to move four points clear of the New England Revolution on Wednesday night at RFK Stadium.

Lloyd Sam, Lamar Neagle and Alvaro Saborio scored in the 3-0 win over the Columbus Crew that essentially knocked the Crew out of the Eastern Conference playoff race.

10-man Toronto FC draws with Orlando City to grab top spot in East

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It was a night of wasted opportunities as 10-man Toronto FC and Orlando City drew 0-0 at BMO Field on Wednesday night.

The scoreless draw wasn't due to a lack of trying for both sides, as they combined for 23 shots during the match. TFC was especially inaccurate, registering 15 attempts but only hit the target four times.

Impact pick up much-needed win over Earthquakes

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The Montreal Impact entered Wednesday's match in a major funk, but a pair of first half goals proved just enough to put an end to the team's cold streak while keeping their postseason push alive.

Ignacio Piatti and Dominic Oduro scored 10 minutes apart to get the Impactgoing, leading the way ina 3-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 30)

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In a week that only saw one of the league's top-rated teams suffer a loss, the real moving and shaking in the latest SBI MLS Power Rankings takes place on the lower end of the table.

The Columbus Crew are the big movers, coming off an impressive win against previously red-hot New England.

Atlanta United confident Gerardo Martino can buck trend of high-profile foreign coaches in MLS

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Gerardo 'Tata' Martino does not know the troubled history of high-profile foreign coaches in MLS, but both he and Atlanta United arelooking for him to be the exception.

Atlanta United appointed Martino as its first head coach on Tuesday, making the veteran Argentine the person in charge of leading the fledgling club on the field during its upcoming expansion season in 2017.