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Goetze set to return after seven months out

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup-winner Mario Goetze is poised to play for the first time in seven months for Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg on Saturday to end his illness misery.

“Mario has taken full part (in training) and it looks good,” confirmed Dortmund’s new coach Peter Bosz on Thursday.

Goetze set to return after seven months out

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup-winner Mario Goetze is poised to play for the first time in seven months for Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg on Saturday to end his illness misery.

“Mario has taken full part (in training) and it looks good,” confirmed Dortmund’s new coach Peter Bosz on Thursday.

Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany in Champions League play-offs

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Paris (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League.

It is three years since the Anfield outfit, five times European champions, last graced the group stage of the continent’s elite club competition.

Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany in Champions League play-offs

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Paris (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League.

It is three years since the Anfield outfit, five times European champions, last graced the group stage of the continent’s elite club competition.

Aubameyang hat-trick as Dortmund, Bayern advance in German Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – A hat-trick for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a brace for Robert Lewandowski saw Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich reach the second round of the German Cup on Saturday.

Defending champions Dortmund eased to a 4-0 victory over sixth-tier minnows Riesalingen-Arlen, while Bayern secured a 5-0 win over third division Chemnitz.

Dembele suspended as Dortmund reject Barcelona bid

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund on Thursday said they had rejected an offer from Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele, as the wantaway forward was suspended for missing training.

Dortmund said a move by Dembele to the Camp Nou, where he is being lined up as a replacement for Neymar, was unlikely, after they turned down an offer that did not reflect the young winger’s “extraordinary” value or the current state of the transfer market.

Dortmund refuse Barcelona bid for Ousmane Dembele

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund have rejected an initial offer from Barcelona for 20-year-old winger Ousmane Dembele, the Bundesliga club said on Thursday.

Dortmund said a move to the Camp Nou was “not very likely” after they turned down an offer that did not reflect Dembele’s “extraordinary” value or the current state of the transfer market.

Dortmund refuse Barcelona bid for Ousmane Dembele

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund have rejected an initial offer from Barcelona for 20-year-old winger Ousmane Dembele, the Bundesliga club said on Thursday.

Dortmund said a move to the Camp Nou was “not very likely” after they turned down an offer that did not reflect Dembele’s “extraordinary” value or the current state of the transfer market.

Ousmane Dembele misses Dortmund training as Barcelona lurk

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s wonderkid Ousmane Dembele failed to show up for training Thursday, coach Peter Bosz said, fuelling speculation that the French youngster is poised to join Barcelona as Neymar’s replacement.

“He didn’t come to practice today. We don’t know why.

Ousmane Dembele misses Dortmund training as Barcelona lurk

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s wonderkid Ousmane Dembele failed to show up for training Thursday, coach Peter Bosz said, fuelling speculation that the French youngster is poised to join Barcelona as Neymar’s replacement.

“He didn’t come to practice today. We don’t know why.

German video review stumbles on debut

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Berlin (AFP) – The new German video review ran into trouble on its first serious test but despite the embarrasment officials insist it did not decide the Bayern Munich win over Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s Super Cup.

The German Football Association (DFB) and German Football League (DFL) said in a joint statement that the still experimental video assistant referee system had malfunctioned during Saturday’s match at Borussia Dortmund, stoking a debate about the new technology.

German video review stumbles on debut

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Berlin (AFP) – The new German video review ran into trouble on its first serious test but despite the embarrasment officials insist it did not decide the Bayern Munich win over Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s Super Cup.

The German Football Association (DFB) and German Football League (DFL) said in a joint statement that the still experimental video assistant referee system had malfunctioned during Saturday’s match at Borussia Dortmund, stoking a debate about the new technology.

Dortmund star Aubameyang confirms Chinese offer

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said on Sunday that he was the subject of a big-money offer from China, but his club Borussia Dortmund insist he will not leave this season.

Aubameyang, who is under contract until 2020, confirms in Sunday’s edition of Die Welt that there was an offer from an unnamed Chinese club, but Dortmund have said he will not leave in 2017/18.

Germany’s forgotten hero Goetze relaunches career

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Berlin (AFP) – World Cup winner Mario Goetze admits the metabolism disorder which sidelined him for five months is ‘now part of his life’, with the Germany star poised to resume playing on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund host arch-rivals Bayern Munich for the German Super Cup - the annual pre-season clash between the German Cup winners and Bundesliga champions respectively - on Saturday.

Germany’s forgotten hero Goetze relaunches career

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Berlin (AFP) – World Cup winner Mario Goetze admits the metabolism disorder which sidelined him for five months is ‘now part of his life’, with the Germany star poised to resume playing on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund host arch-rivals Bayern Munich for the German Super Cup - the annual pre-season clash between the German Cup winners and Bundesliga champions respectively - on Saturday.

Dortmund insist Aubameyang not for sale

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Guangzhou (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday moved to end speculation about the future of star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, by insisting the Gabon international is going nowhere.

Aubameyang, who scored 31 goals in the Bundesliga last season, has been linked with big-money moves to Real Madrid, Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks.

Wenger expects Arsenal player Giroud to stay with Gunners

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Sydney (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says he expects Olivier Giroud to stay at Arsenal this season despite speculation over how he will fit in following the record signing of fellow French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud, the reported off-season target of Premier League rivals Everton and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, was among the goalscorers in the Gunners’ 3-1 pre-season win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney on Saturday.

Wenger expects Arsenal player Giroud to stay with Gunners

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Sydney (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says he expects Olivier Giroud to stay at Arsenal this season despite speculation over how he will fit in following the record signing of fellow French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud, the reported off-season target of Premier League rivals Everton and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, was among the goalscorers in the Gunners’ 3-1 pre-season win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney on Saturday.

I’m no Klopp clone, says Dortmund coach Bosz

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – New Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz promised to do things his way after his side beat Japan’s Urawa Reds 3-2 to begin their Far East preseason tour Saturday.

Germany forward Andre Schurrle smashed a late winner as Dortmund gave the Dutchman his first win since taking over from Thomas Tuchel last month.

Schurrle strike gives Dortmund 3-2 win in Japan

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Germany forward Andre Schurrle smashed a late winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Japan’s Urawa Reds 3-2 on their Far East preseason tour Saturday.

Turkey striker Emre Mor scored a quickfire double to cancel out Shinzo Kuroki’s volleyed opener, before Reds defender Wataru Endo restored parity with a free header five minutes from time in Saitama.

Japan’s Kagawa extends Dortmund deal to 2020

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Berlin (AFP) – Japan international midfielder Shinji Kagawa has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2020, the German club said on Friday.

“We’re very pleased that Shinji will play for us for another three seasons,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said as the club arrived in Tokyo on Friday on its pre-season tour.

Sven Bender joins twin Lars at Leverkusen

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Berlin (AFP) – German international defender Sven Bender joined his twin brother Lars at Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday, after moving from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract.

German media reported that Leverkusen paid in the region of 15 million euros ($17.1m) for the 28-year-old, who started just three Bundesliga games last season and hasn’t played a full international since 2013.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic reiterates commitment to Borussia Dortmund amid Liverpool interest

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Christian Pulisic remains a transfer target of one of England's biggest clubs, but the U.S. Men's National Team star isn't looking for a move any time soon.

Speaking to Sport Bild, Pulisic reiterated that he's committed to Borussia Dortmund despite rumored interest from Liverpool. Pulisic signed a new deal with the club in January that will keep him in Germany until 2020, and Pulisic says he's determined to hold up his end of that contract at a club he sees as home.

Donovan: USMNT lacks impact players

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Landon Donovan knows a few things about succeeding at the international level, and he doesn't thing the U.S. Men's National Team quite has what it takes right now to join the world's elite.

The former U.S. Men's National Team captain and standout performer thinks the team lacks big time impact players capable of changing a game.

Christian Pulisic's late equalizer adds to strong preseason run

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Christian Pulisic continued his great run of preseason form on Saturday, scoring an 86th-minute equalizer in Borussia Dortmund's 2-2 draw with VfL Bochum.

After going down 2-0 before the hour mark, it looked like Peter Bosz's side would fall for the first time this summer. However, Dortmund fought back as Gonzalo Castro pulled them within one after 85 minutes.

European Soccer

Friday Kickoff: Liverpool firm on Coutinho; Wenger unsure on Sanchez and more

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Philippe Coutinho won't be leaving Liverpool any time soon if club ownership is to be believed while the same can't be said for Ousmane Demebele or Alexis Sanchez.

Liverpool's owners released a statement saying the club's "definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe (Coutinho) will be considered".

Monday Kickoff: AC Milan interested in Zlatan Ibrahmovic, Barca pursues Ousmane Dembele and more

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While one veteran striker has been linked with an old club, a young winger remains a Barcelona target following the Neymar sale.

AC Milansporting director Massimo Mirabelli said Zlatan Ibrahimovic "could come back" to the club when fully healthy. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmundsporting director Michael Zorc says he is "not aware" of the reported agreement between Ousmane Dembele and Barcelona.

Christian Pulisic scores as Borussia Dortmund fall in German SuperCup

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Christian Pulisic kept a strong preseason going with a goal, but he misses out on a trophy.

The American teenager provided Borussia Dortmund's opening goal and strong play throughout the night, despite falling against Bayern Munich in penalties after a 2-2 draw in the German SuperCup.

Pulisic opened the scoring in the 12th minute in spectacular fashion.

Friday Kickoff: Dortmund not worried about Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe given No. 10 and more

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The Neymar deal is set to send shockwaves through the game, and those shockwaves could stretch from Monaco to Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz says he is not concerned about losing Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona in the aftermath of the Neymar sale. (REPORT)

AC Milan general manager Marco Fassone says the club could sign Radamel Falcao or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Wednesday Kickoff: Barcelona expect Neymar stay, Bayern keeping Muller and more

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Several elite clubs have denied potential massive transfers to headline Wednesday's news.

Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre says he is "200 percent sure" that Neymar will not leave for Paris Saint-Germain. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich CEOKarl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club will not sell Thomas Muller despite Premier League links.

Tuesday Ticker: Neymar reportedly agrees with PSG, Hart completes West Ham move, and more

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Neymar could be leaving Barcelona as Paris Saint-Germain appear to be activating his release clause with a €222 million bid. The Brazilian star has reportedly accepted a salary of€30 million per year in what would be a world record transfer fee. (REPORT)

Joe Hart has completed his anticipated loan move to West Ham.

Monday Kickoff: Aubameyang, Mbappe, Ronaldo and more

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Some big name strikers continue to draw headlines as transfer season continues.

Borussia Dortmund will give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just a few more days to decide his future as links to Chelsea and AC Milan continue. (REPORT)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he expects Kylian Mbappe to remain at Monaco.

Bundesliga

How to watch the 2017-18 Bundesliga season

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It's the Bundesliga, the league that every American likes to pretend they once watched on PBS a long time ago. If Soccer Made in Germany had those ratings, even the language barrier wouldn't have prevented the Bundesliga from being the most popular European league in the States. It's not, something that is a challenge for the current version.

Newcastle agree deal to sign combative midfielder, Player set to finalise his move this week

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Premier League outfit Newcastle are close to announcing the transfer of Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino this week.

According to Telegraph, Newcastle and Dortmund have agreed on a fee for Merino and the player is set to travel to England to finalise his move.

Rafa Benitez was keen on signing the highly talented central midfielder this summer and the Spanish manager will be delighted to have secured his services.

Borussia Dortmund join race for Manchester City youth star

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Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund, have joined Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for Manchester...

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The Rest

A returner, several newcomers bolster Philadelphia Union Academy

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Tonny Temple and Shanyder Borgelin highlight crop of players who have joined the Union youth academy

A former United States U17 residency player and a highly-rated prospect who trained with Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer highlight a crop of players who have joined the Philadelphia Union Academy ahead of its fifth season in the U.

AC Milan vs KF Shkendija Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview

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AC Milan vs KF Shkendija Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview ahead of Thursday’s Europa League fixture.

AC Milan vs KF Shkendija
Europa League 2017/18
17th August, 19:45 pm BST
San Siro, Milan
Live Stream: The match will not be broadcast on live TV in the UK

AC MILAN TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Milan recorded a 3-0 aggregate victory over CS U Craiova in the previous round and are expected to field a strong line-up on Thursday.

Barcelona are looking at these five potential replacements for Neymar

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When the summer transfer window started and rumours swirled about a beloved left winger leaving one of the Spanish giants, no one imagined it would all end with Barcelona's mercurial Neymar packing...

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This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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Another weekend, another busy slate of soccer on television.

MLS rolls on after the All Star game with the debut of the Video Assistant Referee system. The first competitive matches to use instant replay go down on Saturday night on MLS Live, but ESPN and FS1 have a trio of matches on TV this Sunday so you can check out how this system works.

Borussia Dortmund 2017/18 PUMA Away Kit

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PUMA today unveiled the Borussia Dortmund 2017/18 away kit during their worldwide Step Out launch event. PUMA athlete Marc Bartra was the first BVB player to model the new shirt during a photoshoot with the club's iconic Westfalenstadion in the background. Borussia Dortmund's 17/18 away jersey will be available atWorld Soccer Shop,Kitbag,Subside Sports,Lovell Soccer,Pro:Direct SoccerandUK [.