European Soccer


U.S. youth international Kyle Scott makes Chelsea debut

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U.S. youth international Kyle Scott got his first Chelsea first team minutes on Friday, making his debut for the senior squad.

The 20-year-old came off the bench in the 64th-minute of the Blues 4-0 victory over Hull City in the fifth round of the F.A. Cup.

Scott replaced Cesc Fabregas after the Blues were up 4-0 following the halftime break.

Friday Kickoff: Mahrez returns to training, Hazard committed to Chelsea and more

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After several weeks of protest, one Premier League star is set to return to his club ahead of a match against the very team that wanted to buy him.

Riyad Mahrez has returned to training with Leicester City ahead of this weekend's match with Manchester City. (REPORT)

Eden Hazard said "you never know" what can happen in the future following links to Real Madrid, but the Chelsea star insists he's staying focused on helping his club this season.

Thursday Kickoff: Salah plays down transfer rumors, Hazard talks Chelsea struggles and more

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While one star is being linked with a move out of the Premier League, another is blaming a loaded schedule for his team's league struggles.

Mohamed Salah played down links to La Liga, reiterating that he is happy at Liverpool. (REPORT)

Eden Hazard says the Champions League as affected Chelsea's Premier League push.

Wednesday Kickoff: Courtois' 'heart in Madrid', PFA offers to mediate Mahrez standoff and more

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One Premier League star hinted at a desire for a move while another's failed move continues to cause a rift between player and club.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibault Courtois hinted that he hopes to make a move to Madrid, saying his heart is in the city. (REPORT)

The Professional Footballers' Association has offered to mediate the situation between Riyad Mahrez and Leicester City as the winger has skipped training since the club opted not to sell him to Manchester City on Deadline Day.

Tuesday Kickoff: Conte gives Chelsea extra day off, Premier League discusses winter break and more

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Another Chelsea loss has the club reeling while the Premier League could soon make a major scheduling change.

Antonio Conte has reportedly given Chelsea players an extra day off from training after yet another loss. (REPORT)

The Premier League is reportedly considering implementing a winter break, which would help ease the fixture congestion issues that come in the winter months.

International Soccer

European Weekend Preview: Gladbach hosts Dortmund, Juve travels to Torino, and more

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Round 23 of the German Bundesliga begins on Friday but the headliner will be the weekend's finale from Borussia-Park on Sunday. Borussia Monchengladbach welcomes rivals Borussia Dortmund to town for the second Borussen Derby of the season. Dortmund were 6-1 winners in the first meeting back in September, and will hope to do the same this time around.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Danny Williams, Christian Pulisic, and more

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Huddersfield Town have had their ups and downs in the Premier League this season, but will look for a huge upset at home in the FA Cup fifth round this weekend.

Danny Williams will hope for a start at John Smith's Stadium on Saturday as the Terriers host Manchester United. Williams has 20 appearances for the club in all competitions, including a goal back in the third round at Bolton.

Wednesday UCL Rewind: Ronaldo lifts Real past PSG, Liverpool rolls past Porto

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Coming into the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, the marquee draw featured current holders Real Madrid squaring off withLigue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain. Both were heavy favorites to win the competition this season, and had plenty of talent at their disposal.

Cristiano Ronaldo led the way with a brace, while Marcelo also scored to help Zinedine Zidane's men to a 3-1 first leg win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

UCL Tuesday Rewind: Tottenham draws Juventus, Man City routs Basel

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The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 kicked off on Tuesday with four teams looking for an early advantage in their first league matchups.

In the must-watch match of the day, Tottenham fought their way back with a pair of away goals to draw 2-2 against Juventus in Turin.

Mauricio Pochettino's side used goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen to cancel out a brace from Juve striker Gonzalo Higuain.

UEFA Champions League Preview: Real Madrid hosts PSG, Tottenham travels to Juventus, and more

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As we hit the middle of February, that means Europe's top club competition returns this week with 16 teams continuing their hopes of advancing in the UEFA Champions League.

The Round of 16 begins on Tuesday with a headlining fixture occurring in Turin. Juventus hosts Tottenham Hotspur with the Old Lady coming in on great form.

Sunday European Rewind: Newcastle edges Man United, Barcelona draws Getafe, and more

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Newcastle earned their first three points over Manchester United since 2013, thanks to a 1-0 success at St. James Park on Sunday. The sides duked it out for 60+ minutes before the hosts found the breakthrough. Scottish international Matt Ritchie's left-footed effort beat David De Gea to the bottom-right corner in the 65th-minute.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Antonee Robinson, Christian Pulisic, and more

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A pair of American defenders squared off in England's second-tier on Saturday with Antonee Robinson getting the last laugh against Tim Ream and Fulham. The 20-year-old added an assist in Bolton's 1-1 draw at Reebok Stadium, which was his second in his last two league appearances. The home point moved Bolton up to 19th in the league standings, two points clear of the relegation zone.

Saturday European Rewind: Tottenham edges Arsenal, Napoli routs Lazio, and more

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Harry Kane has been one of the top goalscorers throughout Europe the last few seasons, hitting double digits every season since 2014. The England international added to that trend on Saturday, scoring the winner in Spurs 1-0 North London Derby win over rivals Arsenal. After forcing Petr Cech into a single first-half save at Wembley, Spurs took control of the lead after 49 minutes.

European Weekend Preview: Tottenham hosts Arsenal, Schalke travels to Bayern, and more

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Another weekend of European league action is upon us, and a cracking North London Derby kickstarts the Premier League slate on Saturday.

Tottenham faces off with rivals Arsenal at Wembley, looking to jump into the top four and further distance themselves from their rivals. Spurs drew, 2-2, with Liverpool in a thrilling match at Anfield last Sunday.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Bobby Wood, Christian Pulisic, and more

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A pair of American forwards could go head-to-head this weekend in the German Bundesliga, looking to help them their clubs grab some important mid-seasonpoints.

Borussia Dortmund snatched their first victory of 2018 last weekend, and midfielder Christian Pulisic will hope to propel his team to a win against Bobby Wood and Hamburg.

Aron Johannsson scores first goal of season in German Cup

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Aron Johannsson has found appearances few and far between since his move to the Bundesliga in 2015.However, a strong performance last weekend in Bundesliga play looks to have carried over for the striker.

Johannsson netted his first goal of the season seven minutes into Werder Bremen's German Cup quarterfinal match at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Matt Miazga, Aron Johansson, and more

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Matt Miazga highlighted the bunch of Americans featuring overseas this weekend. helping Vitesse Arnhem to a 2-0 win at home. The defender scored his second goal of the season in the triumph. Also, Aron Johansson had a strong performance for Werder Bremen in their road upset of Schalke.

Elsewhere in Europe, Christian Pulisic bagged an assist in Borussia Dortmund's win against Koln while Alfredo Morales scored for Ingolstadt in Germany's second tier.

Saturday European Rewind: Arsenal routs Everton, Leipzig edges Gladbach, and more

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Arsenal cruised their way to three points once already this season against Everton, rolling to a 5-2 win back in October at Goodison Park. Arsene Wenger's men used a hat trick from Aaron Ramsey to defeat the Toffees 5-1 at the Emirates on Saturday. The Welsh midfielder opened things after six minutes, finishing Henrikh Mkhitaryan's assist to the bottom-right corner.

Matt Miazga scores in Vitesse Arnhem win

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Matt Miazga has been a solid addition to Vitesse Arnhem's backline since joining on loan last season.

However, the 22-year-old was able to help his team offensively on Friday scoring the first goal in a 2-0 home win against FC Groningen.

Miazga rose the highest, heading home Lassana Faye's cross to the bottom-left corner in the sixth minute.

European Weekend Preview: Liverpool hosts Tottenham, Lyon travels to Monaco, and more

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The opening weekend of February gets underway with a bang as two of the top five teams in England face off on Merseyside. Liverpool welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield on Sunday, looking to build off Tuesday's beatdown of Huddersfield.Jurgen Klopp's men are third in the table, and three points back of Manchester United for second.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Cameron Carter-Vickers, Christian Pulisic, and more

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As the calendar flips to February, the races in several European soccer leagues continue to heat up. Many teams are looking for a run at the league title or even promotion, while others try to avoid falling into a relegation scrap at the bottom.

In the very competitive EFL Championship, Ipswich Town is fighting for a place in the playoffs.

European Midweek Rewind: Tottenham downs Man United, Juventus edges Atalanta, and more

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With Transfer Deadline Day happening behind the scenes on Wednesday, league action continued in the Barclays Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur continued their strong season at Wembley Stadium, defeating Manchester United 2-0. It was a fast start for Spurs who took the lead after 11 seconds through the figure of Christian Eriksen.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Alfredo Morales, Timmy Chandler, and more

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While a lot of eyes were on the United States Men's National Team for their international friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina, other American players were strapping up for their respective clubs in North America and Europe.

The fourth round of the English F.A. Cup kicked off on Friday, with Danny Williams getting the start for Huddersfield Town.

American midfielder Mix Diskerud signs with Manchester City

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U.S. international Mix Diskerud has himself a new club after being cast aside by New York City FC in 2017.

The 27-year-old has joined Manchester City on a free transfer, inking a four-and-a-half year contract with the Premier League giants.

Apparel maker Umbro broke the announcement on Saturday, which Diskerud called it "a great opportunity for himself" in a statement.

Sunday European Rewind: Marseille draws Monaco, Barcelona rallies for home win, and more

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Two top-four sides squared off in France on Sunday, in the match of the round across Ligue 1. Marseille welcomed defending champs Monaco to the Stade Velodrome, sharing the points in a 2-2 draw. The match got off to a cracking start as the sides were level 1-1 after seven minutes. Keita opened things in the fourth-minute as he slotted home his fifth goal of the season, before Adil Rami headed Florian Thauvin's cross in three minutes later.

Saturday European Rewind: Bayern rolls past Hoffenheim, Cavani makes history for PSG, and more

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Bayern Munich continued their league dominance in the Bundesliga, cruising past Hoffenheim 5-2 at home on Saturday. The hosts erased a 2-0 first-half deficit to claim the win. Mark Uth and Serge Gnabry each found the back of the net in the first 12 minutes to give Julian Nagelsmann's side a two-goal cushion.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: DeAndre Yedlin, Christian Pulisic and more

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With plenty of Americans preparing for an upcoming friendly with the U.S. Men's National Team against Bosnia-Herzegovina this weekend, others will remain with their clubs for league fixtures.

As January continues to push towards its final days, league and cup competitions are taking centerstage with many players looking to help their respective teams.

European Weekend Preview: Marseille hosts Monaco, Real Madrid takes on Valencia, and more

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Following a thrilling conclusion to the Ligue 1 action a week ago between two of the countries' heavyweights, another duo will square off this weekend.

Marseille welcomes defending champs Monaco to the Stade Velodrome on Sunday to close out this weekend's action. Monaco cruised to a 6-1 beatdown of Marseille back in August, but may find this match a lot tougher than the one five months ago.


Thursday Kickoff: FIFA looks into new transfer rules, Bayern to buy James and more

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While FIFA looks into slowing down transfer fees, Bayern Munich looks set to officially add a star midfielder.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he wants to introduce new rules to limit agents' fees and transfer market spending following the big-money year that saw massive moves for players like Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe.

Wednesday Kickoff: Lacazette injury, Di Maria open to Barcelona move and more

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One injured star is set for some time on the sidelines, providing a massive blow to a Premier League hopeful.

With the forward out four-to-six weeks following surgery, Arsene Wenger says that Alexandre Lacazette's goalscoring form was impacted by his recent knee injury while calling the issue a "massive blow".

Friday Kickoff: Mahrez skips training, Aubameyang debut delayed and more

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While one transferred star's debut will have to wait, one player that missed out on a move continues to show frustration.

Riyad Mahrez skipped Leicester City training once again following his failed move to Manchester CIty. (REPORT)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Arsenal debut will be delayed by illness.

Wednesday Kickoff: Arsenal sign Aubameyang, Ozil signs new contract and more

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It was a big day for Arsenal as the club signed a new star while locking up a familiar one with a new contract.

Arsenal completed a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for what was revealed to be a club-record fee. (REPORT)

Mesut Ozil has reportedly signed a new Arsenal contract that will keep him at the club until 2021.

Monday Kickoff: Aubameyang move nears completion, PSG CEO dismisses Neymar rumors and more

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While one major transfer deal is close to being finalize, another rumored move was laughed off by a club executive.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly close to finalizing his move to Arsenal as the move could be announced as soon as Monday. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi laughed off reports linking Neymar with a move away from the club, saying he is "2,000 percent" sure the Brazilian will stay.


Monday Kickoff: Marcelo backs Neymar to Madrid, Man United looks to keep de Gea and more

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Real Madrid is the headliner in Monday's news as the club continues to be linked an unlinked with the world's top stars.

Marcelo says he expects Neymar to play at Real Madrid some day. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United will not sell David de Gea, saying that the club will not let its best players leave.

Monday Kickoff: Barca exec criticizes Neymar, van Dijk accuses Kane of diving and more

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While one executive traced the transfer fee boom to one player, one of the winter's big signings accused another star of diving.

Barcelonavice-president Jordi Mestre says Neymar's dishonesty over this past summer's move to Paris Saint-Germain has led to the massive surge in transfer fess in Europe.

Manchester City

Thursday Kickoff: Man City still interested in Mahrez, West Ham executive suspended for racist policy and more

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With the transfer window shut, one star missed out on a move that could be reignited come summertime.

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City may continue the club's pursuit of Riyad Mahrez during the summer. (REPORT)

Leicester manager Claude Puel says he will help Riyad Mahrez come back "with a smile" on his face after the Algerian star missed out on a move to Manchester City.

Tuesday Kickoff: Man City complete club-record deal for Laporte, Layun signs with Sevilla and more

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Two defenders completed moves to big clubs to headline Tuesday's news.

Manchester City confirmed the signing of Aymeric Laporte fro Athletic Bilbao for a club-record fee. (REPORT)

Sevilla announced the signing of Mexico international Miguel Layun. (REPORT)

Karim Benzema has reportedly turned down two new contract offers from Real Madrid.

The Rest

Ballou Tabla makes Barcelona B debut

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Former Montreal Impact wingerBallou Jean-Yves Tabla made his Barcelona B debut over the weekend, earning praise from an Ivorian legend.

The attacker came on as a second half substitute in a 1-0 loss to Alcorcon. He played on the right wing of Barca B's 4-3-3 formation and he trained with the senior squad alongside the likes of Lionel Messi for the first time on Monday morning.

DeAndre Yedlin: "Players are slipping through"

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Count DeAndre Yedlin among those who believe that talent in the United States is slipping through the cracks. Or in his words, the net.

Yedlin told NBC's Pro Soccer Talk in an interview on Wednesday that he thinks there are players across the country that the U.S. Men's National Team is not discovering.

Cyle Larin thanks Orlando City in goodbye message

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Orlando City may be upset with Cyle Larin over the manner in which things played out in recent weeks, but he certainly does not seem to share those hard feelings.

A day after Larin was officially sold to Besiktas following an ugly transfer saga that lasted several weeks, the Canadian striker published a goodbye message on his Twitter account on Wednesday.