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Bob Bradley to coach MLS newcomers LAFC

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Bob Bradley will return to the Major League Soccer as the first coach of the expansion Los Angeles FC, which is set to debut in the North American league in 2018.

The 59-year-old Bradley hasn’t coached in MLS since leaving Chivas USA to become head coach of the United States in 2006, a job he held until the summer of 2011.

Bob Bradley to coach MLS newcomers LAFC

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Bob Bradley will return to the Major League Soccer as the first coach of the expansion Los Angeles FC, which is set to debut in the North American league in 2018.

The 59-year-old Bradley hasn’t coached in MLS since leaving Chivas USA to become head coach of the United States in 2006, a job he held until the summer of 2011.

Ederson performance against Real sign of things to come – Guardiola

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Ederson will reap the rewards from thwarting European football’s most potent attacking force, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes.

City romped to a 4-1 win over Champions League holders Real Madrid in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after a second half blitz saw Guardiola’s side secure a first pre-season victory.

Ederson performance against Real sign of things to come – Guardiola

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Ederson will reap the rewards from thwarting European football’s most potent attacking force, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes.

City romped to a 4-1 win over Champions League holders Real Madrid in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after a second half blitz saw Guardiola’s side secure a first pre-season victory.

Manchester City romp to 4-1 friendly win over Real Madrid

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City has spent big to bolster their defence this summer, but showed they will be a force to reckon with at the other end this season in a 4-1 friendly win over Real Madrid on Wednesday.

A second-half blitz in front of 93,000 fans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum saw City secure their first pre-season victory in style.

Manchester City’s summer spending spree not over, Guardiola says

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City are “still looking” to add to their £200 million summer spending spree, although he refused to comment on the possibility of hijacking Real Madrid’s move for Kylian Mbappe.

City have been the major shoppers in the transfer market after splashing out a Premier League record total of £200m (223 million euros, $260 million) to bring Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Ederson, Danilo and Douglas Luiz to the Etihad.

Manchester City’s summer spending spree not over, Guardiola says

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City are “still looking” to add to their £200 million summer spending spree, although he refused to comment on the possibility of hijacking Real Madrid’s move for Kylian Mbappe.

City have been the major shoppers in the transfer market after splashing out a Premier League record total of £200m (223 million euros, $260 million) to bring Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Ederson, Danilo and Douglas Luiz to the Etihad.

Casemiro tight-lipped over Mbappe transfer talk

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro refused to be drawn on speculation the European champions are set to smash the world transfer record for 18-year-old Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, but insisted the Frenchman’s arrival wouldn’t spell the end for Cristiano Ronaldo at Madrid.

Casemiro tight-lipped over Mbappe transfer talk

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro refused to be drawn on speculation the European champions are set to smash the world transfer record for 18-year-old Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, but insisted the Frenchman’s arrival wouldn’t spell the end for Cristiano Ronaldo at Madrid.

Jamaicans stun Mexico, book CONCACAF Gold Cup final with USA

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match.

The 24-year-old fullback for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls expertly curled a left-footed free kick around the Mexico wall and just under the crossbar to deliver Jamaica a stunner at the Rose Bowl.

Jamaicans stun Mexico to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final with USA

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match.

The 24-year-old fullback for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls expertly curled a left-footed free kick around the Mexico wall and just under the crossbar to deliver Jamaica a stunner at the Rose Bowl.

Jamaicans stun Mexico to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final with USA

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match.

The 24-year-old fullback for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls expertly curled a left-footed free kick around the Mexico wall and just under the crossbar to deliver Jamaica a stunner at the Rose Bowl.

Salvadoran football players banned after biting incidents

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Henry Romero received a six-game ban and Darwin Ceren for three on Saturday for “anti-sporting” behavior in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match in which they bit US players.

Los Cuscatlecos defender Romero bit Jozy Altidore on the back in El Salvador’s 2-0 Gold Cup quarter-final loss to the United States and also grabbed the US forward’s nipple and twisted it.

Ronaldo will remain Real player ‘2-3 more years’, says Zidane

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be remain a Real Madrid player for “the next 2-3 years”, coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday, ending talk the Bernabeu superstar might depart for Manchester United.

On the eve of Real’s pre-season friendly against United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about the 32-year-old Portuguese forward who is currently on vacation.

Ronaldo will remain Real player ‘2-3 more years’, says Zidane

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be remain a Real Madrid player for “the next 2-3 years”, coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday, ending talk the Bernabeu superstar might depart for Manchester United.

On the eve of Real’s pre-season friendly against United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about the 32-year-old Portuguese forward who is currently on vacation.

Real Madrid boss Zidane confirms Danilo ‘gone’

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday that Brazilian right-back Danilo is no longer with the Champions League trophy-holders, with Manchester City apparently set to benefit from his Bernabeu departure.

On the eve of Real’s pre-season friendly against English Premier League side Manchester United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about changes to the Spanish giants, which include striker Alvaro Morata’s Friday transfer to English champions Chelsea.

Real Madrid boss Zidane confirms Danilo ‘gone’

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday that Brazilian right-back Danilo is no longer with the Champions League trophy-holders, with Manchester City apparently set to benefit from his Bernabeu departure.

On the eve of Real’s pre-season friendly against English Premier League side Manchester United at Santa Clara, California, Zidane spoke in Los Angeles about changes to the Spanish giants, which include striker Alvaro Morata’s Friday transfer to English champions Chelsea.

US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meets Jamaica in Gold Cup semis

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico faces Jamaica and host United States meets 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena’s US squad is on a 12-match unbeaten run since he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach with seven wins and five drawn, but figures to get a tough test from the Ticos on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, Texas.

US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meets Jamaica in Gold Cup semis

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico faces Jamaica and host United States meets 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena’s US squad is on a 12-match unbeaten run since he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach with seven wins and five drawn, but figures to get a tough test from the Ticos on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, Texas.

Mexico, Jamaica into CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico claimed the final semi-final berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over the offensively-challenged Honduras national team on Thursday at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Rodolfo Pizarro scored the only goal of the contest in the fourth minute, finishing off a nice passing series in front of the Honduras’ goal as Mexico took another step towards trying to win a record-extending eighth Gold Cup championship.

Mexico, Jamaica into CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico claimed the final semi-final berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over the offensively-challenged Honduras national team on Thursday at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Rodolfo Pizarro scored the only goal of the contest in the fourth minute, finishing off a nice passing series in front of the Honduras’ goal as Mexico took another step towards trying to win a record-extending eighth Gold Cup championship.

Jamaica into CONCACAF Gold Cup semis as Canada downed

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Jamaica defeated Canada 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday.

Goals in each half from Shaun Francis and Romario Williams secured victory for the ‘Reggae Boyz’, who will play Mexico or Honduras in the last four.

Jamaica, the beaten finalists in the 2015 Gold Cup, got off to a dream start at the University of Phoenix Stadium when Francis scored after only six minutes.

Jamaica into CONCACAF Gold Cup semis as Canada downed

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Jamaica defeated Canada 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday.

Goals in each half from Shaun Francis and Romario Williams secured victory for the ‘Reggae Boyz’, who will play Mexico or Honduras in the last four.

Jamaica, the beaten finalists in the 2015 Gold Cup, got off to a dream start at the University of Phoenix Stadium when Francis scored after only six minutes.

PSG edges Roma on penalties in US friendly

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain edged Roma 5-3 on penalties on Wednesday after they played to a 1-1 draw in a friendly international football match in Detroit, Michigan.

Brazilian defender Marquinhos gave the Ligue 1 giants the lead in the 36th minute, but Roma responded with a strong second-half performance that saw Sadiq Umar nab the equalizer in the 60th minute.

PSG edges Roma on penalties in US friendly

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain edged Roma 5-3 on penalties on Wednesday after they played to a 1-1 draw in a friendly international football match in Detroit, Michigan.

Brazilian defender Marquinhos gave the Ligue 1 giants the lead in the 36th minute, but Roma responded with a strong second-half performance that saw Sadiq Umar nab the equalizer in the 60th minute.

Mourinho ‘ready for 15 years’ at Old Trafford

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is targeting a 15-year stay at Old Trafford, telling ESPN in an interview on Tuesday he wants to restore the stability of the Alex Ferguson era.

Mourinho, who took over the Premier League giants last year, told the network’s website that he is desperate to deliver sustained success over a long-term period just as Ferguson did over nearly three decades.

Mourinho ‘ready for 15 years’ at Old Trafford

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is targeting a 15-year stay at Old Trafford, telling ESPN in an interview on Tuesday he wants to restore the stability of the Alex Ferguson era.

Mourinho, who took over the Premier League giants last year, told the network’s website that he is desperate to deliver sustained success over a long-term period just as Ferguson did over nearly three decades.

US roll out big guns for Gold Cup knockout rounds

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Los Angeles (AFP) – US coach Bruce Arena will look to the old guard when his team attempts to book a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals with victory over El Salvador on Wednesday.

Having squeezed into the knockout rounds on goal difference, the Americans have taken full advantage of tournament rules that allow teams to make up to six squad changes after the group stage.

Jamaica, El Salvador secure spots in CONCACAF Gold Cup quarters

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Jamaica and El Salvador both punched their tickets to the quarter-finals after playing to a 1-1 draw in a Group C match at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament on Sunday.

Jamaica now have one win and two draws which moves them into first place in the group standings with five points - just ahead of seven-time champions Mexico who have a game in hand.

Rashford double as United thrash Galaxy

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United kicked off their pre-season tour of the United States with a 5-2 rout of the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.

With new signing Romelu Lukaku starting on the bench, England striker Rashford reminded manager Jose Mourinho of his eye for goal with an energetic display against an outclassed Galaxy team.

Mourinho gives Lukaku simple job – goals

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Jose Mourinho said on Friday Romelu Lukaku will be expected to deliver goals as the striker prepares to make his Manchester United debut.

Lukaku, who completed his 75 million pound ($97 million, 85.5m euro) transfer to Old Trafford on Monday, could make his first appearance in a United shirt in Saturday’s US tour match against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Mourinho gives Lukaku simple job – goals

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Jose Mourinho said on Friday Romelu Lukaku will be expected to deliver goals as the striker prepares to make his Manchester United debut.

Lukaku, who completed his 75 million pound ($97 million, 85.5m euro) transfer to Old Trafford on Monday, could make his first appearance in a United shirt in Saturday’s US tour match against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Door open for new Zlatan deal – Mourinho

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be given the chance to resurrect his Manchester United career as he battles back from a serious knee injury, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed on Friday.

Swedish star Ibrahimovic was United’s top-scorer last season, bagging 28 goals in all competitions.

Door open for new Zlatan deal – Mourinho

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be given the chance to resurrect his Manchester United career as he battles back from a serious knee injury, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed on Friday.

Swedish star Ibrahimovic was United’s top-scorer last season, bagging 28 goals in all competitions.

Manchester United eyeing more transfer targets – Mourinho

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Friday the Premier League giants were targeting two more major signings as they aim to build a title-winning squad.

United have already bolstered their ranks in recent weeks with the addition of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton and Swedish defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

Manchester United eyeing more transfer targets – Mourinho

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Friday the Premier League giants were targeting two more major signings as they aim to build a title-winning squad.

United have already bolstered their ranks in recent weeks with the addition of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton and Swedish defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

Jamaica hold Mexico to goalless draw

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champions Mexico couldn’t make their dominance pay dividends on Thursday as they were held to a frustrating scoreless draw by Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In a rematch of the 2015 final won by Mexico, El Tri dominated possession but couldn’t get the ball into the net of Jamaican keeper Andre Blake.

El Salvador strikes early to subdue Curacao

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Quick goals from Gerson Mayen and Rodolfo Zelaya lifted El Salvador to a 2-0 victory over Curacao in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Denver.

The victory boosted El Salvador’s hopes of advancing from Group C, in which reigning champions Mexico and Jamaica faced off later in a rematch of the 2015 final.

El Salvador strikes early to subdue Curacao

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Quick goals from Gerson Mayen and Rodolfo Zelaya lifted El Salvador to a 2-0 victory over Curacao in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Denver.

The victory boosted El Salvador’s hopes of advancing from Group C, in which reigning champions Mexico and Jamaica faced off later in a rematch of the 2015 final.

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Pre-Season Classics: Mario Balotelli Tosses It Off With A Backheel Only To Be Immediately Substituted, 2011 (Video)

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Pre-season is a time for experimentation, a time for frivolity, and yet Mario Balotelli famously found himself chastised for both during Man City's meaningless friendly Herbalife World Football Challenge match against LA Galaxy in July of 2011.

Balotelli opened the scoring with an early penalty at the Home Depot Center, then shortly thereafter found himself presented with a routine chance to double both his and City's tally.