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Pulisic makes history as US men’s footballer of the year

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Christian Pulisic won US Soccer’s Male Player of the Year award for 2017 in a landslide, becoming at 19 the youngest footballer to earn the honor.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder dominated the voting process, getting the nod from 94 percent of those polled.

“It really is a big honor and I just want to thank everyone who voted for me to win US Male Player of the Year,” Pulisic said in a statement on the US Soccer Federation website.

World Cup winner Goetze writes children’s book

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze has started a sideline career as an author after releasing his illustrated children’s book “Mario’s Big Dream” on Tuesday to raise money for charity.

“I have so much to thank football for and it is my wish to give something back to others and share something with them,” the Borussia Dortmund midfielder told SID, an AFP subsidiary.

World Cup winner Goetze writes children’s book

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze has started a sideline career as an author after releasing his illustrated children’s book “Mario’s Big Dream” on Tuesday to raise money for charity.

“I have so much to thank football for and it is my wish to give something back to others and share something with them,” the Borussia Dortmund midfielder told SID, an AFP subsidiary.

Bosz set to be sacked as Dortmund crash again

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Berlin (AFP) – Peter Bosz is on the verge of being sacked, according to reports, after Borussia Dortmund’s latest failure left them winless in their last eight Bundesliga games.

Dortmund’s miserable run continued on Saturday as they crashed to a 2-1 home defeat against third-bottom Werder Bremen.

Five things to look out for in German Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich will be out to extend their formidable lead at the top of the Bundesliga when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, with veteran Franck Ribery leading the way.

After two months out injured, the 34-year-old Frenchman captained Bayern to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, making him the man of the moment in Munich.

Five things to look out for in German Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich will be out to extend their formidable lead at the top of the Bundesliga when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, with veteran Franck Ribery leading the way.

After two months out injured, the 34-year-old Frenchman captained Bayern to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, making him the man of the moment in Munich.

Liverpool through in Champions League, Ronaldo claims new record

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Paris (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho’s hat-trick inspired Liverpool to score seven in their win over Spartak Moscow on Wednesday as they joined Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto in qualifying for the Champions League last 16.

That quartet completed the line-up on the final night of group-stage action that was also notable for another Cristiano Ronaldo goals record in the competition.

Liverpool through in Champions League, Ronaldo claims new record

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Paris (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho’s hat-trick inspired Liverpool to score seven in their win over Spartak Moscow on Wednesday as they joined Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto in qualifying for the Champions League last 16.

That quartet completed the line-up on the final night of group-stage action that was also notable for another Cristiano Ronaldo goals record in the competition.

Philipp, Castro add to Dortmund’s injury woes

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund are set to be without midfielders Maximilian Philipp and Gonzalo Castro for the foreseeable future after the pair picked up serious injuries on Saturday.

Dortmund already have German World Cup winner Mario Goetze sidelined for the next six weeks with damaged ankle ligaments.

Philipp, Castro add to Dortmund’s injury woes

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund are set to be without midfielders Maximilian Philipp and Gonzalo Castro for the foreseeable future after the pair picked up serious injuries on Saturday.

Dortmund already have German World Cup winner Mario Goetze sidelined for the next six weeks with damaged ankle ligaments.

Five things to look out for in the Bundesliga this weekend

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz will be fighting for his job once again when his struggling side visit a resurgent Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The pressure on the Dortmund coach is higher than ever following last weekend’s collapse against arch rivals Schalke, when Dortmund threw away a four-goal lead and saw their miserable winless run extend to six games.

Bosz to remain Dortmund boss despite derby debacle

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s CEO says Peter Bosz remains head coach – for now – although the squad were booed at the club’s annual general meeting on Sunday after surrendering a four-goal lead against Schalke.

Bosz has been given a reprieve despite Saturday’s 4-4 draw at home to Schalke in the Ruhr derby when Dortmund’s second-half collapse saw them surrender a four-goal half-time lead to their German league rivals.

Bosz to remain Dortmund boss despite derby debacle

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s CEO says Peter Bosz remains head coach – for now – although the squad were booed at the club’s annual general meeting on Sunday after surrendering a four-goal lead against Schalke.

Bosz has been given a reprieve despite Saturday’s 4-4 draw at home to Schalke in the Ruhr derby when Dortmund’s second-half collapse saw them surrender a four-goal half-time lead to their German league rivals.

Dortmund throw away four-goal lead to draw derby

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Berlin (AFP) – Centre-back Naldo completed Schalke’s thrilling four-goal fightback at rivals Borussia Dortmund with a 94th-minute header on Saturday as the Ruhr derby finished in a frantic 4-4 draw.

Having been four down after just 25 minutes, Brazilian Naldo’s last-gasp header brought Schalke back from the dead against troubled, 10-man local rivals Dortmund, to snatch a dramatic Bundesliga point.

Messi maturing with age as he picks up fourth Golden Shoe

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Barcelona (AFP) – Lionel Messi insisted he was getting better with age after receiving the European Golden Shoe award for the fourth time on Friday.

The 30-year-old Argentine won the prize for being the top scorer in Europe’s leading leagues last season after netting 37 times for Barcelona.

Messi maturing with age as he picks up fourth Golden Shoe

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Barcelona (AFP) – Lionel Messi insisted he was getting better with age after receiving the European Golden Shoe award for the fourth time on Friday.

The 30-year-old Argentine won the prize for being the top scorer in Europe’s leading leagues last season after netting 37 times for Barcelona.

Bale finally back in training for Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale finally returned to training with his Real Madrid team-mates on Friday and will be eased back in after two months on the sidelines, according to coach Zinedine Zidane.

“The important thing is that he is with us, that he trains, plays, because that will stop all the negative things happening around him,” Zidane said at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Malaga.

Pochettino expects Tottenham to show killer instinct

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has called on Tottenham Hotspur to show a more ruthless touch as they look to keep their Premier League title hopes alive with a win against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Pochettino admitted Tottenham, who lost to Arsenal last weekend and then won at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, have found it difficult to see off supposedly inferior opposition at Wembley this season.

Pochettino expects Tottenham to show killer instinct

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has called on Tottenham Hotspur to show a more ruthless touch as they look to keep their Premier League title hopes alive with a win against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Pochettino admitted Tottenham, who lost to Arsenal last weekend and then won at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, have found it difficult to see off supposedly inferior opposition at Wembley this season.

I’m the boss! Pochettino warns ‘fuming’ Rose

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London (AFP) – Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he has no problem with Danny Rose’s angry response to being dropped for the north London derby, but he warned the England left-back he isn’t afraid to make more big selection decisions.

Rose admitted he was “fuming” at being left out of the squad for Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday before returning to the starting line-up for Tuesday’s Champions League victory at Borussia Dortmund.

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Christian Pulisic named 2017 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year

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As if there was any doubt, Christian Pulisic isthe 2017 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year.

The 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund star received a whopping 94 percent of the tabulated votes to become theyoungest player to earn the honor in the award's 34-year history. The previous record was held by Landon Donovan, who won it for the first time in 2003 at age 21.

News roundup: Expansion draft, MLS Cup, and Stanford wins (again)

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Where to find Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke in the Revier Derby, you’ve come to the right place.

Americans Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic could both star in Saturday morning’s Revier Derby between Dortmund and Schalke in the Bundesliga.

Here’s how you can watch the match on US television and streaming:

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Where to find Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke in the Revier Derby, you’ve come to the right place.

Americans Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic could both star in Saturday morning’s Revier Derby between Dortmund and Schalke in the Bundesliga.

Here’s how you can watch the match on US television and streaming:

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Pulisic, McKennie ready to square off in Revierderby

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Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are two of the USMNT's brightest young stars. The two teenagers are mere weeks apart in age, and, for the first time ever, will play a competitive match against each other on Saturday.

This weekend's big rivalry match in Germany is the Revierderby between Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund and McKennie's Schalke 04.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and more

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Two young Americans could go head-to-head in one of German soccer's best rivalries.

Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie face off over the weekend as Borussia Dortmund takes on Schalke in Bundesliga play. Pulisic's status remains a bit questionable after the midfielder missed out on Champions League action due to injury.

Christian Pulisic returns to Dortmund training ahead of Schalke clash

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After missing two vital matches, Christian Pulisic could be back in the Borussia Dortmund lineup in time for a rivalry clash with a fellow American star.

Pulisic returned to Dortmund training on Wednesday after missing defeats to Stuttgart and Tottenham due to a muscle issue. The latter loss saw Dortmund crash out of the Champions League group stage, although a third-place finish and a Europa League berth are still on the table.

Spurs beat Borussia Dortmund to win Champions League group H

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Spurs beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday. The result means Spurs wins Group H and Dortmund can finish no higher than 3rd-place. Hanging onto 3rd-place and the Europa League qualifying spot was made a bit easier by APOEL losing 6-0 at home to Real Madrid.

Christian Pulisic left out of Champions League clash due to muscle injury

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Christian Pulisic will miss a second straight game for Borrusia Dortmund due to the same "muscle injury" that kept the American out of action against Dortmund's match against Stuttgart in league play days prior.

The German side, who have not announced how long Pulisic will be out of action for, take on Tottenham in a vital must-win Champions League match.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Bad news for Chelsea and Liverpool with £61.8m deal cancelled for 140-goal superstar

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According to Sport Bild, Chelsea and Liverpool have been told by Borussia Dortmund that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not for sale.

The two Premier League clubs were reportedly in a four-way battle with Everton and Real Madrid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s signature, but with no offers matching his £61.

Reports: Everton Put £60m Aside For Sam Allardyce To Coax Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang From Dortmund In January

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Desperate for a striker, Everton are reportedly set to go big very big in January by attempting to lure Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund to Goodison Park.

According to the Mirror, approximately £60million has been set aside for Sam Allardyce to pursue Aubameyang, who has been identified by the Toffees as the perfect replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Liverpool plot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal

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Liverpool are planning a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Sunday Express. The Gabon international,...

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Chelsea offered deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January

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Champions League: Kane And Son On Target As Tottenham Win Group With 2-1 Win In Dortmund (Video)

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Tottenham put their north London derby heartache behind them with a hard-fought 2-1 win away to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.

The win sees the Lilywhites win Group H ahead of holders Real Madrid and book their spot in the last 16.

Mauricio Pochettino's side had gone behind at theWestfalenstadion, withPierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring just after the half-hour mark.

English Premier League

19 goals in 20 games: Allardyce wants world class star to become Everton's record signing in January

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Everton manager Sam Allardyce is plotting a club record move for the Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The 28-year-old has been in sensational form this season and Allardyce wants him to fill Lukaku’s void at Goodison Park. The Belgian was never replaced properly and Everton have paid the price for that so far this season.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

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Although it’s still relatively early in the campaign across the major European leagues, already some title races appear on the cusp of being called off.

Some of the clashes across the continent this weekend may leave some teams with margins that appear insurmountable at the summit of their respective divisions.

European Soccer

Monday Kickoff: Dortmund sticking with Bosz, AC Milan appoints Gattuso and more

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Changes won't be coming to Borussia Dortmund just yet while AC Milan made a massive move to appoint a club legend.

Despite this past weekend's collapse against Schalke, Borussia Dortmund is set to stick with manager Peter Bosz. (REPORT)

AC Milan announced the departure of managerVincenzo Montella, who will be replaced by Gennaro Gattuso.

Tuesday Kickoff: Aubameyang set to return, Barcelona after 'finishing touch' and more

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While one star returns to his team's lineup, Barcelona looks ahead to adding a new star of their own.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to return to the Dortmund lineup following a suspension for disciplinary issues. (REPORT)

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu says the club probably needs to add a "finishing touch" via a January signing.

The Rest

Europa League Last 32 Draw: Arsenal Pitted Against Ostersunds, The Only Team Left In Europe With An English Coach

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The draw for the first knockout phase of the Europa League has also taken place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon today, with Giorgio Marchetti and Eric Abidal doing the honours.

There are a few interesting fixtures amid the dross, with Arsenal pitted against the only English coach left on the European stage this season (after David Unsworth and Everton bowed out): Ostersunds of Sweden, managed by Graham Potter.

Dortmund 1-2 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Observations

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There will be a cheery whistle on the lips today no doubt, as this was a vastly more satisfactory pitstop than Saturday's rot. Not perfect, but on the scale of things this was far closer to click-the-heels-and-hat-at-a-jaunty-angle than morning-after-grogginess-and-for-the-love-of-all-things-please-close-those-infernal-curtains.