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Two months down and one to go on our cross-country jaunt, the lady and I are currently hangin' with my friends and family in the STL. Obviously, that doesn't leave much time for posting (although you can look for my MLS Cup player ratings at MLSS after the game), but I wanted to drop by with the weekend goals from our boys across the pond.

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Yep. Andrew Wooten is definitely en fuego. After hitting twice (and adding an assist) today to lead Sandhausen to a 3-1 win at Karlsruhe, the US international has seven goals in his last seven games across all competitions.He's bagged three winners and a last-gasp equalizer during this streak, and is now tied for third in the 2.

Video: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil looks back at his career to date

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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been reminiscing at his career so far as he sat down with the club's in-house media team. The Germany World Cup...

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Germany 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup adidas Home Kit

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adidas and the Deutscher Fußball-Bund today unveiled their Germany 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup home kit. [...]

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Dropped Draxler repeats wish to quit Wolfsburg football club

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Berlin (AFP) Some of Europe's top clubs will again be monitoring Julian Draxler in January's transfer window after the Germany forward repeated his wish to quit Wolfsburg after being dropped for the first time.

Juventus, Arsenal and Paris St-Germain have all previously been linked to the precocious attacking midfielder, who has made 27 appearances and scored three goals for Germany.

Dropped Draxler repeats wish to quit Wolfsburg football club

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Berlin (AFP) Some of Europe's top clubs will again be monitoring Julian Draxler in January's transfer window after the Germany forward repeated his wish to quit Wolfsburg after being dropped for the first time.

Juventus, Arsenal and Paris St-Germain have all previously been linked to the precocious attacking midfielder, who has made 27 appearances and scored three goals for Germany.

China signs football deal with Germany

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Berlin (AFP) China and Germany signed a deal Friday to boost cooperation in football, as the Asian giant sets its sights on becoming a superpower in the sport.

The five-year deal comes after football talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both fans of the game.

China signs football deal with Germany

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Berlin (AFP) China and Germany signed a deal Friday to boost cooperation in football, as the Asian giant sets its sights on becoming a superpower in the sport.

The five-year deal comes after football talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping, both fans of the game.

Leverkusen’s last 16 joy at Spurs’ expense

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Berlin (AFP) Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Voeller admits their qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League, at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur, was a welcome tonic before facing Bayern Munich.

Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern, who are no longer top in Germany, are next up at the Allianz Arena on Saturday and Leverkusen will travel to Munich in buoyed spirits.

Leverkusen’s last 16 joy at Spurs’ expense

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Berlin (AFP) Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Voeller admits their qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League, at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur, was a welcome tonic before facing Bayern Munich.

Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern, who are no longer top in Germany, are next up at the Allianz Arena on Saturday and Leverkusen will travel to Munich in buoyed spirits.

Hat-trick delights Reus in Dortmund’s record win

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Marco Reus was delighted to have netted a hat-trick on his comeback in Borussia Dortmund's record 8-4 hammering of Legia Warsaw in the Champions League after six months out.

"That was an important step for me, it's how you imagine your first day back will go," said Reus with a grin.

Hat-trick delights Reus in Dortmund’s record win

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Marco Reus was delighted to have netted a hat-trick on his comeback in Borussia Dortmund's record 8-4 hammering of Legia Warsaw in the Champions League after six months out.

"That was an important step for me, it's how you imagine your first day back will go," said Reus with a grin.

Hat-trick delights Reus, Tuchel in Dortmund’s record win

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Marco Reus was delighted to have netted a hat-trick on his comeback in Borussia Dortmund's record 8-4 hammering of Legia Warsaw in the Champions League after six months out.

"That was an important step for me, it's how you imagine your first day back will go," said Reus with a grin.

Hat-trick delights Reus, Tuchel in Dortmund’s record win

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Marco Reus was delighted to have netted a hat-trick on his comeback in Borussia Dortmund's record 8-4 hammering of Legia Warsaw in the Champions League after six months out.

"That was an important step for me, it's how you imagine your first day back will go," said Reus with a grin.

Dortmund comeback king Reus hits hat-trick in Champions League record haul

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Germany winger Marco Reus claimed a hat-trick on his comeback as Borussia Dortmund hammered Legia Warsaw 8-4 on Tuesday in a record Champions League result which yielded seven first-half goals.

It was the first time a Champions League game has had a 5-2 half-time scoreline since Monaco ended up beating Deportivo de La Coruna 8-3 in November 2003.

Dortmund comeback king Reus hits hat-trick in Champions League record haul

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Germany winger Marco Reus claimed a hat-trick on his comeback as Borussia Dortmund hammered Legia Warsaw 8-4 on Tuesday in a record Champions League result which yielded seven first-half goals.

It was the first time a Champions League game has had a 5-2 half-time scoreline since Monaco ended up beating Deportivo de La Coruna 8-3 in November 2003.

Manchester City hunt Moenchengladbach win on Pep’s Germany return

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Berlin (AFP) Pep Guardiola returns to Germany with his Manchester City team on Wednesday, hunting a win at Borussia Moenchengladbach to put his side in the last 16 of the Champions League.

City, second in Group C behind leaders Barcelona, will book their place in the knockout phase with victory over Gladbach, having won the reverse fixture 4-0 when Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick in mid-September.

Manchester City hunt Moenchengladbach win on Pep’s Germany return

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Berlin (AFP) Pep Guardiola returns to Germany with his Manchester City team on Wednesday, hunting a win at Borussia Moenchengladbach to put his side in the last 16 of the Champions League.

City, second in Group C behind leaders Barcelona, will book their place in the knockout phase with victory over Gladbach, having won the reverse fixture 4-0 when Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick in mid-September.

Klinsmann fired as US coach

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Chicago (AFP) Former Germany player and coach Jurgen Klinsmann was fired Monday as coach of the United States after losing two 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

The 52-year-old, who won the World Cup as a player with Germany in 1990, had been in charge of the US since 2011.

US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati announced the "difficult decision" without naming a replacement.

Klinsmann fired as US coach

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Chicago (AFP) Former Germany player and coach Jurgen Klinsmann was fired Monday as coach of the United States after losing two 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

The 52-year-old, who won the World Cup as a player with Germany in 1990, had been in charge of the US since 2011.

US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati announced the "difficult decision" without naming a replacement.

Buffon reaches landmark as Germany hold Italy

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Milan (AFP) Gianluigi Buffon earned a European record-equalling 167th cap as Italy played out a goalless friendly draw with their Euro 2016 quarter-final tormentors Germany in Milan on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old Buffon, who made his Italy debut in 1997, is now level with retired Spain legend and fellow goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Buffon reaches landmark as Germany hold Italy

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Milan (AFP) Gianluigi Buffon earned a European record-equalling 167th cap as Italy played out a goalless friendly draw with their Euro 2016 quarter-final tormentors Germany in Milan on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old Buffon, who made his Italy debut in 1997, is now level with retired Spain legend and fellow goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Giants Germany set to steamroll tiny San Marino

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Serravalle (San Marino) (AFP) World champions Germany face minnows San Marino in a 2018 World Cup qualifier with a true David verses Goliath match-up on Friday.

Germany take on fellow European powerhouses Italy in Milan next Tuesday in a friendly, their last international of the year, but before the Azzurri, the Germans look destined to clinch three more qualifying points against tiny San Marino.

Giants Germany set to steamroll tiny San Marino

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Serravalle (San Marino) (AFP) World champions Germany face minnows San Marino in a 2018 World Cup qualifier with a true David verses Goliath match-up on Friday.

Germany take on fellow European powerhouses Italy in Milan next Tuesday in a friendly, their last international of the year, but before the Azzurri, the Germans look destined to clinch three more qualifying points against tiny San Marino.

Manfred Neuer joins Germany’s mounting casualty list

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Berlin (AFP) Captain Manuel Neuer is the latest Germany star ruled out of Friday's World Cup qualifier against minnows San Marino, the German FA (DFB) confirmed on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old Bayern Munich goalkeeper withdrew because he felt unwell shortly before Germany's flight to Rimini to face the microstate in northern Italy.

Transfer News and Gossip

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp considering Philippe Coutinho replacement, Christian Pulisic linked

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Liverpool will step up their efforts to sign Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic after Philippe Coutinho was ruled out for six weeks with an...

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David Alaba favours Arsenal move over Man Utd

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Bayern Munich star David Alaba would prefer to join Arsenal rather than Manchester United should he move to the Premier League, according to the...

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Man Utd plot January moves for Virgil van Dijk, David Alaba and Aleksandar Dragovic

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to spend at least £70m to bolster his defence in the January transfer window, according to the Daily...

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Man Utd chasing David Alaba and Julian Baumgartlinger

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Manchester United are plotting deals to sign Bayern Munich star David Alaba and his Austria team-mate Julian Baumgartlinger, according to the Sunday...

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Liverpool readying £26m bid for Mahmoud Dahoud

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to launch a £26m raid on his homeland to sign Borussia Monchengladbach's Mahmoud Dahoud, according to German...

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Europe

3 To See: Chelsea vs. Spurs team news, Bayern Munich vs. Leverkusen and Monaco vs. Marseille

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Another weekend is upon us, and domestic football (particularly the winter break-less English Premier League) rushes headlong towards some key fixtures. Want to know what you should be watching? No...

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3 To See: Manchester United vs. Arsenal team news, Der Klassiker and the Madrid derby

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The international breakfelt a bit longer than a week. With so many games going on it was hard to keep track, but there's no time for a breather to catch up on how your nation's World Cup...

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Enes Unal, Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe… #JF70 Young Talents of the Week, week 5

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The #JF70 is our annual selection of the top most exciting young players to watch in Europe around a variety of Europe's major leagues. After selecting the best young talents to watch in...

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Christian Pulisic: Why Liverpool and Barcelona are lining up for the young saviour of American soccer

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#GenerationNext, our regular series on the most exciting young talents in world football, continues now on Just Football with a look at American wonderkid Christian Pulisic. Who is he? And why are...

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Italy

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Where to find Italy vs. Germany on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Italy vs. Germany, you've come to the right place.

Both Italy and Germany head into this friendly after important World Cup qualification wins. In addition to both of these teams being among the most successful in Europe, the clash between the two teams will take on an additional importance as video replays will be used for key refereeing decisions.

International football

San Marino Press Officer Hits Back (With 10 Pithy Bullet Points) After Thomas Muller Complains About Having To Play Against Minnows

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San Marino have fired a return volley at Thomas Muller after the Germany forward questioned the relevance of having to play against them after Friday's World Cup qualifier between the two sides.

As was inevitable, the World champions walloped their hosts8-0, leadingMuller to complainthat "matches like [this one]have nothing to do with professional football.

Mesut Ozil Reveals Exactly What He Said To David Luiz After Germany’s 7-1 Humiliation Of Brazil At 2014 World Cup

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Because he is fundamentally incapable of doing anything bad, Mesut Ozil has revealed that he was an absolute gentleman in the wake of Germany's brutal massacreof Brazil's hopes and aspirations at the 2014 World Cup.

As you may well recall, the mighty Mannshaft eviscerated the host nation in a mercilesssemi-final, sauntering their way to a 7-1 trouncing.

The Rest

Man Utd’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan hints at frustration with liked tweet

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Manchester United attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has dropped a hint that he is unhappy at his situation at Old Trafford by liking a couple...

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Arsenal star destroys another myth about Mesut Ozil

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Despite the Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil being one of the best attacking and creative football players in the world, there has been an awful lot of criticism directed at him ever since he signed for Arsenal from Real Madrid back in the summer transfer window of 2013. Ozil has had some bad games [.