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Nicolas Lodeiro

Holy crap, Sounders may have really signed Nicolas Lodeiro

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Reports out of Argentina say it's a done deal.

Nicolas Lodeiro appears ready to join the Seattle Sounders. There's still no word on when he might actually suit up and the Sounders declined to confirm anything, but a member of the group who owns part of Lodeiro's rights is being widely quoted as telling Argentinian radio that his client has agreed to terms.

Boca Juniors want Sounders to raise their $7 million offer for Nicolas Lodeiro

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Even if deal is accepted, Lodeiro unlikely to join Sounders until after Copa Libertadores run.

There's virtually no chance of finality coming to the Seattle Sounders' pursuit of Nicolas Lodeiro in the next few weeks -- while he's with Uruaguay's Copa America team -- but we continue to get a slightly better picture of just where things stand.

Nicolos Lodeiro may have four-year offer on table from Sounders

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The Uruguayan midfielder is still reportedly weighing his options.

Nicolas Lodeiro doesn't appear to be any closer to joining the Seattle Sounders than he was last week, but how the deal might look is starting to come into focus.

According to the latest report, the Sounders have offered the Uruguay international and Boca Juniors midfielder a contract offer that would last through 2020.

Nicolas Lodeiro transfer rumors: News and updates

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The Boca Juniors midfielder could be on his way to MLS.

Uruguay National Team winger and attacking midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro is currently with Boca Juniors, but that could be changing just as he looks to head to the United States for the Copa America Cenetario. Lodeiro, recently injured and healed, is now connected with a move from Boca Juniors to MLS.

Nicolas Lodeiro is a 'player we like', Sounders owner says

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The name most closely associated to the Seattle Sounders in recent days has been Nicolas Lodeiro, a 27-year-old attacking midfielder currently playing for Argentina giants Boca Juniors. Lodeiro has not played in about five weeks after undergoing surgery on his meniscus, but is apparently close to returning.

Boca Juniors midfielder looking for US move, possibly to Sounders

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Nicolas Lodeiro linked to both Montreal Impact and Seattle Sounders, so far.

Uruguay National Team winger and attacking midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro is currently with Boca Juniors, but that could be changing just as he looks to head to the United States for the Copa America Cenetario. Lodeiro, recently injured and healed, is now connected with a move from Boca Juniors to MLS.

Primera A

Boca Juniors v River Plate April 2016: three links to watch on

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Boca Juniors host River Plate in the centrepiece of this weekend's round ofclásicos in Argentina, and it's being shown in Argentina on three TV channels meaning you've got three official streams to choose from. The game kicks off at ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, eleventh round: all the goals

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The goals from the eleventh round of action in the 2016 Primera División are right here for your enjoyment, including Atlético Tucumán legend Luis Rodríguez's hundredth career goal, all the goals from Boca Juniors' 4-1 thrashing of Aldosivi and a ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 9

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The ninth round of Primera action is almost upon us, and as ever I've previewed it forThe Bubble. Defensa y Justicia v Arsenal de Sarandí might not be a properclásico but it could well be an interesting match all the ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 9

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The ninth round of Primera action is almost upon us, and as ever I've previewed it forThe Bubble. Defensa y Justicia v Arsenal de Sarandí might not be a properclásico but it could well be an interesting match all the ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, seventh round: all the goals

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I'm a couple of days late posting up this video, but here are all the goals from last weekend's Primera División action, which saw Lanús' unbeaten record ended by Racing and considerably more surprisingly, Rosario Central's unbeaten start come crashing ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, seventh round: all the goals

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I'm a couple of days late posting up this video, but here are all the goals from last weekend's Primera División action, which saw Lanús' unbeaten record ended by Racing and considerably more surprisingly, Rosario Central's unbeaten start come crashing ... Continue reading →

River Plate v Boca Juniors: some links to watch on

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The new television situation for the Primera in Argentina means three different channels are showing thesuperclásico this afternoon (in case you stumble on this page in months or even years' time, this is the 6th March, 2016superclásico I'm talking about). ... Continue reading →

River Plate v Boca Juniors: some links to watch on

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The new television situation for the Primera in Argentina means three different channels are showing thesuperclásico this afternoon (in case you stumble on this page in months or even years' time, this is the 6th March, 2016superclásico I'm talking about). ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 6

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The sixth round of the 2016 Torneo de Transición is upon us, and it's a big one, because on Sunday River Plate host Boca Juniors in thesuperclásico. It will be Guillermo Barros Schelotto's second match in charge of Boca, as ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 6

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The sixth round of the 2016 Torneo de Transición is upon us, and it's a big one, because on Sunday River Plate host Boca Juniors in thesuperclásico. It will be Guillermo Barros Schelotto's second match in charge of Boca, as ... Continue reading →

Fortnightly opinion: Guillermo Barros Schelotto joins Boca Juniors

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Following Rodolfo Arruabarrena's sacking as Boca Juniors manager on Monday, the club wasted little time appointing a successor, and on Tuesday Guillermo Barros Schelotto was confirmed in charge of the league and Copa Argentina champions. In my latest opinion piece ... Continue reading →

Rodolfo Arruabarrena sacked by Boca Juniors

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On Monday, following Sunday evening's 1-0 defeat away to Racing and with a Copa Libertadores group game at home to the same opponents and next weekend'ssuperclásico away to River Plate coming up, Boca Juniors sacked their manager, Rodolfo Arruabarrena. Four ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 5

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A new round of Primera División action begins tonight albeit tonight's matches aren't themselves the most attractive of the weekend. As ever, I'm back forThe Bubble, previewing the weekend and highlighting the matches you should definitely make sure not ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, fourth round: all the goals

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Here are all the goals from the fourth round of matches in the Primera championship, which include two wonderful matches as San Lorenzo pipped Vélez Sarsfield by the odd goal in five, Independiente and Racing produced a thrilling finish to ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 4

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The fourth round of Primera División action kicks off on Friday afternoon, and as usual I've previewed it forThe Bubble. There are a number of attractive games in this round, with the Avellanedaclásico between Independiente and Racing the most obvious ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, third round: all the goals

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TheFútbol Para Todos video of all the goals from the round just gone isstill not in HD, for some reason. But fingers crossed this time they don't decide to lock it after a few hours. It includes all five from ... Continue reading →

Weekly football preview: round 3

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There's a midweek round of matches in Argentina this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and I'm back forThe Bubble to preview it, picking out the matches you should definitely make time for, the ones you might want to put on in ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, second round: all the goals

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The second round of matches in this year's Primera brought only one win for the Big Five 2-1 for San Lorenzo against Sarmiento. There were fine goals for Atlético Tucumán and Belgrano in their wins over Boca Juniors and ... Continue reading →

Friday football preview: round one

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During the new Argentine Primera División season, I'll have an article each Friday lunchtime onThe Bubble looking forward to the highlights and lowlights from the coming weekend of football in short, which matches you should try to set aside ... Continue reading →

Weekly opinion: 2016 Primera preview, part 1

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In this week's opinion piece forThe Bubble, I've written the first part of two which will serve as a preview to the 2016 Primera División transitional championship, which kicks off at the end of next week and runs until late ... Continue reading →

Primera Argentina

Boca Juniors 2016 Nike Third Kit

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Star player and Nike athlete Carlos Tevez was the model for the online reveal of [...]

Boca Juniors 2016 Nike Away Kit

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Reigning Argentina Primera División champions Club Atlético Boca Juniors unveiled their 2016 Nike away jersey [...]

Asides

Episode 215: Boca Juniors change managers ahead of superclásico and more

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The two hundred and fifteenth episode of Hand Of Pod is a bumper one, as we've got a major talking point this week. Sam, Andrés and Boca Juniors fans Fede and Fran discuss Boca's...

Episode 215: Boca Juniors change managers ahead of superclásico and more

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Originally posted on Hand Of Pod:
The two hundred and fifteenth episode of Hand Of Pod is a bumper one, as we've got a major talking point this week. Sam, Andrés and Boca Juniors fans Fede and Fran discuss Boca's...

Luciano Acosta

D.C. United officially unveils Luciano Acosta

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United unveils their Argentine attacker just in time to prep him for the Champions League

After a prolonged search to add an impact player from outside MLS, D.C. United has officially unveiled their newest acquisition: Luciano Acosta. As we know, Acosta has been signed on loan from Argentine powerhouse Boca Juniors for one year, with an option to buy at the end of that year.

D.C. United signs Boca Juniors midfielder Luciano Acosta

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The 21 year old Argentine playmaker may be United's biggest acquisition for 2016.

D.C. United's midfield overhaul continued today, as the Black-and-Red have completed a deal to acquire attacking midfielder Luciano Acosta on a one-year loan from Boca Juniors, historically one of the top two teams in Argentina.

D.C. United acquires Boca Juniors midfielder Luciano Acosta

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Ben Olsen (pictured) has his man to run the attack with the acquisition of Argentine midfielder Luciano Acosta

D.C. United to acquire Boca Juniors attacking midfielder?

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The Black and Red may be filling a big need with a little player.

D.C. United has agreed to a loan for Luciano Acosta, a 21-year old attacking midfielder from Argentina's famed Boca Juniors, according to journalist Lucho Torres Toranzo. The loan would be for one year with an option to buy, and Boca's manager has apparently told Toranzo that "Luciano Acosta will be a D.

friendlies

Shock at player brawls in Argentine friendlies

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Mass on-pitch brawls between players in supposedly "friendly" matches between top Argentine football teams have driven the government to vow to end soccer violence.

Long used to match-day violence involving hooligan gangs, Argentine fans saw ugly rucks erupt on the pitch itself at two recent high-profile friendlies.

Shock at player brawls in Argentine friendlies

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Mass on-pitch brawls between players in supposedly "friendly" matches between top Argentine football teams have driven the government to vow to end soccer violence.

Long used to match-day violence involving hooligan gangs, Argentine fans saw ugly rucks erupt on the pitch itself at two recent high-profile friendlies.

La Liga

Sunday Ticker: Chelsea tops Arsenal, Juve edges Roma, and more

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Rivalries were the specialty of the day on Sunday, with key clashes from London to Buenos Aires grabbing headlines and giving us plenty to talk about:

Despite Alexis Sanchez's Emirates return, Arsenal's English Premier League title hopes took a hit on Sunday after Arsene Wenger's side fell 1-0 at home, but it was Per Mertesacker's rash challenge that did his team no favors:

Mertesacker was sent off during the first half of Arsenal'sclash against Chelsea, after taking down Blues striker Diego Costa on a breakaway.

Real Madrid close to signing Rodrigo Bentancur

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Real Madrid are reportedly close tosigning Boca Juniors midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur in the January transfer window.

According to reports from Spanish newspaper Marca, Los Blancos are currently locked in negotiations with the Argentinian club, and are hoping to reach an agreement soon.

The Rest

Tuesday Kickoff: Oxlade-Chamberlain, De Bruyne injuries and more

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A new month begins with many midweek games, but some star players will have to sit out due to injuries.

Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger said Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss six-to-eight weeks of play, but he will not have to undergo surgery on his knee injury. (REPORT)

Kevin De Bruyne hopes to return to training for Manchester City in five weeks.

Carlos Tevez Shows Off Bloody Impressive New Table Football Set – A Scale Model Of La Bombonera! (Photos)

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Obviously wecan't say for certain, but judging by these photos we reckon the chances are that Carlos Tevez has an infinitely better table football set-up than you.

The Boca Juniors striker has shelled out on a foosball table that just so happens to be a scaled-down replica of La Bombanera.