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Morata’s Chelsea debut upstaged by Bayern’s Mueller

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Singapore (AFP) – Big-money signing Alvaro Morata made his debut for Premier League champions Chelsea on Tuesday but was upstaged by two-goal Thomas Mueller as Bayern Munich won 3-2 in Singapore.

The Spanish international striker signed for Chelsea from Real Madrid in a deal reported to be worth up to 80 million euros ($92m) last week, and climbed off the bench with about 30 minutes remaining of the match.

Morata’s Chelsea debut upstaged by Bayern’s Mueller

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Singapore (AFP) – Big-money signing Alvaro Morata made his debut for Premier League champions Chelsea on Tuesday but was upstaged by two-goal Thomas Mueller as Bayern Munich won 3-2 in Singapore.

The Spanish international striker signed for Chelsea from Real Madrid in a deal reported to be worth up to 80 million euros ($92m) last week, and climbed off the bench with about 30 minutes remaining of the match.

MLS expansion, James Rodriguez loaned to Bayern Munich: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/12/17

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Hump Day Links!

Philadelphia Union News

Union's Jack Elliott quietly playing himself into Rookie of the Year conversation
When Montreal and Real Salt Lake passed in the third round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the Union kept looking for that late-round gem.

Grading the offseason signings
With the Gold Cup break comes a time to reflect on the Philadelphia Union season so far.

Real Madrid

Rodriguez not here to replace Mueller – Bayern Munich coach

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Shanghai (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti rubbished suggestions on Tuesday that James Rodriguez was signed to replace misfiring German international Thomas Mueller.

The Colombian last week joined the Bundesliga champions from Real Madrid on a two-year loan that some have interpreted as a threat to Mueller, who is coming off the back of a poor season by his high standards.

Bayern end bid to sign Sanchez from Arsenal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed they have dropped their interest in signing Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez for next season.

After head coach Carlo Ancelotti last week had his wish granted to sign Colombia’s James Rodriguez on loan from Real Madrid, Bayern have called off their bid to poach Chile’s hot-shot Sanchez from Arsenal.

Juve swoop for Bayern winger Douglas Costa

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus have signed Brazil international winger Douglas Costa on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich with an option to make the move permanent, the Italian champions said on Wednesday.

Juve can purchase Costa outright for 40 million euros ($45.7 million) if they trigger the option before July 2018 and will pay Bayern an initial six million euros for the 26-year-old as part of the loan agreement.

Juve swoop for Bayern winger Douglas Costa

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus have signed Brazil international winger Douglas Costa on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich with an option to make the move permanent, the Italian champions said on Wednesday.

Juve can purchase Costa outright for 40 million euros ($45.7 million) if they trigger the option before July 2018 and will pay Bayern an initial six million euros for the 26-year-old as part of the loan agreement.

Messi, Neymar and Suarez set for America, James to Bayern, & More: Freedom Kicks for July 12, 2017

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The Big 3 come to America and Bayern gains a Galactico

Happy Wednesday folks. It's not a D.C. United day today...instead, it's a United States day as the USMNT take on Martinique tonight. There's also U.S. Open Cup action tonight as well. Well, let's get into the news:

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez all included in Barcelona's U.

James Rodriguez to rekindle career under Ancelotti at Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – After a frustrating spell at Real Madrid, James Rodriguez will attempt to kick-start his career at Bayern Munich next season, back under the stewardship of Carlo Ancelotti.

Colombian hot-shot James on Tuesday joined his former Real boss at the German champions on a two-year loan.

Around The Forest: Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez loaned to Bayern Munich

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Timbers going on a road trip, LA Galaxy make as signing and so does San Jose as the transfer window is officially open

Portland:

Portland Timbers plan journey to north coast for 'Rose City Road Trip' | KATU
The Portland Timbers are heading to the northern Oregon coast as part of their annual "Rose City Road Trip.

James joins Bayern

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Never mind the hype about the Premier League: James Rodriguez has agreed to join Bayern Munich, it was announced this morning.

The move is only a two-year loan but includes and option to buy the 25 year-old for £35 million at the end of it.

The 2014 World Cup golden boot winner sorely needed a change of scenery after being exiled to the bench for most of the season at Real Madrid, but his final destination is a real shock after so much linking of him to England.

Official: James Rodriguez Signs For Bayern Munich In €10m, Two-Year Loan Arrangement

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His name's Bond, James Rodriguez, and he's just signed for Bayern Munich from Real Madrid in a slightly unorthodox arrangement.

The Bavarians broke the news via a club statement issued this morning, confirming that the Colombian has joined them on a two-year loan...

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Are Arsenal targeting James as a replacement for Cazorla?

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It was reported earlier this week by journalist Jose Luis Sanchez that Arsenal have had a bid rejected for the Real Madrid star, James Rodriguez. The bid from the Gunners is understood to have been rejected by the newly-crowned European champions as it apparently fell short of their £69 million valuation of the player.

Reports: Man Utd To Formally Announce James Rodriguez Signing After Real Madrid’s Final Game Of Season

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We've definitely been here before, but reports in the Spanish press are claiming that James Rodriguez is on the cusp of joining Manchester United.

According to Radio Caracol (via AS), James' big move to Old Trafford will be made public afterReal Madrid's final league match of the season, away at Malaga on Sunday evening.

MANCHESTER UNITED | JAMES RODRIGUEZ SAYS GOODBYE TO FANS

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James Rodriguez has a pre-agreement with Manchester United

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Real Madrid winger James Rodriguez has been linked with a transfer away from Bernabeu for the last 12 months.

RCN radio are reporting that the player and his agent met with Florentino Perez this week regarding Rodriguez's lack of playing time under Zinedine Zidane

The 25-year-old Rodriguez has started only 12 games in La Liga this season has managed to rack up eight goals and six assists in 20 appearances.

Last Second Messi Winner Keep Barca's Title Hopes Alive | Barca - 3, Real Madrid - 2

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- Lionel Messi Celebrating Scoring the Winner against Real Madrid -

I think the great thing about Leo is that he continues to surprise. After so many years he is still decisive. Andres Iniesta

Lionel Messi once again proved why he is still considered the Best in the World.

Messi hits Barcelona 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with almost the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half.

Messi hits Barcelona 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with almost the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half.

Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half.

Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half.

Should Arsenal go all-out for £50M Alexis replacement?

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Arsenal are being linked with a move to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid this summer, while Alexis Sanchez looks destined to quit the club. The Chilean is out of contract in 2018 and looks no closer to signing an extension, which will leave Arsenal at risk of losing him for free in a year [...]

How Would Hazard Fit In At Real Madrid?

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Real Madrid have launched 'Operation Eden Hazard', but it will take a world-record fee for them to have any chance of signing the Chelsea star.

The fight is on to secure Hazard's long-term future, with the Blues aware of the Spanish giants' intention to make him their next Galactico.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea's resolve to keep the Belgian will weaken if an offer above the world record £89.

James Rodriguez causes middle finger storm

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Bogota (AFP) – Controversy engulfed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez in his native Colombia on Monday after he was photographed making an obscene gesture to journalists covering a Colombian national team training session.

Rodriguez gave the middle finger to journalists gathered outside the team’s practice on Friday in Bogota ahead of their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday against Ecuador.

James Rodriguez causes middle finger storm

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Bogota (AFP) – Controversy engulfed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez in his native Colombia on Monday after he was photographed making an obscene gesture to journalists covering a Colombian national team training session.

Rodriguez gave the middle finger to journalists gathered outside the team’s practice on Friday in Bogota ahead of their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday against Ecuador.

Benzema puts Ronaldo-less Madrid back on top

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Madrid (AFP) – Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid made light of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale’s absence to move back to the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Eibar on Saturday.

Benzema proved decisive when he was needed most by the European champions without his usual strike partners as the Frenchman finished twice from close range inside the first 25 minutes.

Benzema puts Ronaldo-less Madrid back on top

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Madrid (AFP) – Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid made light of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale’s absence to move back to the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Eibar on Saturday.

Benzema proved decisive when he was needed most by the European champions without his usual strike partners as the Frenchman finished twice from close range inside the first 25 minutes.

INTER MILAN IN MADRID FOR JAMES RODRIGUEZ?

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Real Madrid’s Rodriguez handed chance in Bale absence

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Madrid (AFP) – James Rodriguez was handed a rare chance to start on the big occasion after Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane resisted the Champions League temptation to rush back Gareth Bale after three months out with ankle ligament damage.

With Bale left out of the squad altogether, Rodriguez edged out Lucas Vazquez for a role on the right of the Madrid attack alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema for the last 16 first leg tie against Napoli.

Real Madrid’s Rodriguez handed chance in Bale absence

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Madrid (AFP) – James Rodriguez was handed a rare chance to start on the big occasion after Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane resisted the Champions League temptation to rush back Gareth Bale after three months out with ankle ligament damage.

With Bale left out of the squad altogether, Rodriguez edged out Lucas Vazquez for a role on the right of the Madrid attack alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema for the last 16 first leg tie against Napoli.

Injury-hit Real wait on Cristiano Ronaldo for Cup comeback

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes Cristiano Ronaldo will shrug off a foot problem in time to lead the European champions' bid to overcome a Copa del Rey deficit at Celta Vigo on Wednesday.

Zidane's squad, down 2-1 from the quarter-final first leg at home, has been hit by a series of injuries with Marcelo and Luka Modric joining Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Dani Carvajal and Pepe on the sidelines after limping off in Saturday's 2-1 win over Malaga.

January Transfer Window 2017 complete guide: 17 players who could be on the move around Europe

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It's January and you know what that means: transfer window time! The January transfer window 2017 is now open and Jim White, for one, is absolutely delighted about it. January is always a...

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Real Madrid Have Transfer Ban Cut In Half

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Real Madrid have had their two transfer window ban on singing new players reduced to one allowing them to make new signings next summer.

The Club World Champions had been banned from signing new players during the upcoming January 2017 transfer window and the transfer window next summer, but the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) has overturned FIFA's verdict reducing the sentence.

How Real Madrid success proved Zidane right to defy Galactico policy this summer

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by Asif Norat Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez has enjoyed making the most out of the Galactico policy, using the unlimited transfer funds to bring in at least one expensive signing every...

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How Real Madrid success proved Zidane right to defy Galactico policy this summer

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Thursday Kickoff: Coutinho, Rodriguez, Morata and more

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One Brazilian star's current club is hoping to hold onto him for quite awhile, while a former Colombian player says James Rodriguez is being influenced poorly by a club teammate.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he feels confident that Phillipe Coutinho will remain with the club long-term.

Arsenal

So Arsenal CAN still beat Chelsea to James Rodriguez transfer

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Over the weekend the Arsenal transfer rumours surrounding our reported hopes of securing the transfer of the Colombian international star James Rodriguez from Real Madrid were not very promising at all, with most of the football media sources were suggesting that our English Premier League rivals Chelsea had beaten us to the punch.

Monday Kickoff: Rodriguez, Ozil, Mexico and more

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One Premier League club is looking to sign a global star while one of the English league's elite playmakers stated his doubts over a possible departure.

Liverpool is reportedly interested in signing James Rodriguez and the club has confidence it could seal a deal if Champions League qualification is secured.

The Rest

Football Gets in the Way (Barcelona 1 – Real Madrid 3)

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Bow down to the Master! All hail Cristiano Ronaldo!
It's been way too long since I've blogged about Real Madrid. Heck, we've won a La Liga title and another Champions League title since I last posted here.

Major Link Soccer: James Rodriguez needs a new home

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Where the Colombian will go is unclear, but I recommend Seattle.

Seattle

We brought you the winners of the WA beer festival before, but now the arguably more important US Open Beer Championships have been held, and - of course - some Puget Sound brewers picked up awards.

MLS

It's now officially MLS's summer silly season, so what does that mean?