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Tuesday Ticker: Alexis Sanchez returns to Arsenal training, Kalechi Iheanacho undergoing Leicester medical and more

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Pep Guardiola is set to lose two players in the coming days, with one staying to compete against him, while the other seems to have wrapped his Premier League journey. One of Manchester City's targets, meanwhile, has returned to training with his current club.

Following an illness, Alexis Sanchez returned to Arsenal training amid links with a move away from the club.

Monday Ticker: Everton makes a pair of signings, West Ham after 'Chicharito' and more

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At Goodison Park, the transfer arrivals are starting to pile up.

Everton have landed defender Michael Keane from Burnley for 30 million pounds after beating Liverpool and Tottenham for the signature. (REPORT)

The Toffees had a busy Monday, the club announced the signing of Spanish striker Sandro Ramirez along with Keane's.

Thursday Kickoff: Salcedo out for Mexico, Oscar handed big suspension and more

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A key player is set to miss time for Mexico while a Brazilian star was punished in a big way.

Mexico's Carlos Salcedo will miss the rest of the Confederations Cup due to injury. (REPORT)

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar has been given an eight-match ban due to his role in instigating a massive brawlin Shanghai SIPG's draw with Guangzhou R&F on Sunday.

Wednesday Kickoff: Ibrahimovic, Lozano, Man City and more

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One current star continues to hint at his future while a future star says he's ready for his big move.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says the Premier League is "begging me to stay" as his one-year deal nears its expiration. (REPORT)

Pachuca's Hirving Lozano says he is "prepared to get better and play in a more competitive league.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League headlines a busy Tuesday, but it's far from the only competition boasting interesting matchups throughout the day.

Manchester City's clash with Monaco serves as the main event, as Pep Guardiola and co. look to push on in continental play. Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid collide in the day's other match as last year's runners-up look to start hot on the road.

Jonathan dos Santos

Report: Jonathan dos Santos in negotiations with Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy have long been linked with Jonathan dos Santos, and it appears the club is making progress with their pursuit of the Mexican star.

According to ESPN, dos Santos is in the midst of negotiating his departure from Villarreal in favor of a move to the Galaxy.In doing so, he would join his brother Giovani as a member of the MLS club.

Report: Galaxy target Jonathan dos Santos' father won't rule out move

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Jonathan dos Santos could be on the move this summer and there is much speculationas to where he may go.

The versatilemidfielder featured relevantly for Villarreal scoring three goals and collecting three assists across 44 appearances in all competitions. dos Santos is under contract untilJune 2019, accordingto the midfielder's father,a move away from the club isn't out of the question.


Gold Cup Preview: Mexico and Jamaica square off in semis

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Saturday night saw the U.S. Men's National Team book a place in Wednesday's Gold Cup Final and, on Sunday, we learn who joins them.

Jamaica and Mexico square off in a rematch of the 2015 Gold Cup Final, which saw Mexico win by a 3-1 scoreline.These two sides have already met in this edition of the tournament.

Thursday Gold Cup Preview: Canada takes on Jamaica, Mexico faces Honduras

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After Costa Rica and the U.S. Men's National Team secured their spots in the Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday, the other two contestants will be decided on Thursday night.

In the third and fourth quarterfinal matches, Canada and Mexico return to action after securing their passage through the group stages.

Gold Cup Rewind: Mexico settles for scoreless draw with Jamaica, El Salvador tops Curacao

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With Pompilio Paiz directing Mexico on the bench, El Tri delivered a lackluster performance in the Mile-High City.

After both sides kicked off their Gold Cup journeys with three points, Mexico and Jamaica settled to a monotonous, 0-0, draw at Sports Authority Field on Thursday night.


Osorio suspended six matches, will miss Gold Cup

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Mexico will be without its head coach for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

El Tri boss Juan Carlos Osorio has been suspended for his squad's next six matches for insulting match officials during the Confederations Cup third place match against Portugal. He was also given a warning and a fine of 5,000 Swiss francs.

Mexico names inexperienced 23-man Gold Cup roster

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Like the U.S. Men's National Team, Mexico's Gold Cup roster features a wealth of new blood aiming to make their mark with El Tri.

Featuring just six players with more than 10 caps, and no player with more than 5 goals scored, Mexico's Gold Cup roster is a squad of untested potential, similar to the USMNT.

Confederations Cup Rewind: Mexico downs Russia, Portugal dominates New Zealand

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No one said you had to advance to the Confederations Cup semifinals in aesthetically pleasing fashion.

Like times before in the tournament, resilience was the remedy for Mexico to overcome a deficit. It was Hirving Lozano's heroic run and finish in the 52nd minute that earned Mexico a 2-1 victory against Russia on Saturday at Kazan Arena.

Evening Ticker: FIFA warns Mexico, Dani Alves set for Man City, and more

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One major federation has received what seems to be one final warning, while transfers in Europe are starting to heat up.

On behalf of FIFA, Anin Yeboah, member of the disciplinary committee, has issued a warning to the Mexican Football Federation over the 'insulting and discriminatory chants' of a small group of Mexican fans in the Kazan Arena.

Lozano, Peralta, Torres headline Mexico provisional 40-man Gold Cup roster

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With only 30 days until the 2017 Gold Cup kicks off here, another CONCACAF nation recently announced their preliminary 40-man roster for the competition.

Juan Carlos Osorio's Mexico squad may look a little different from expected, with the nation also taking place in the FIFA Confederations Cup later in Russia.

Young Croatia team holds on to friendly win over Mexico

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Javier Hernandez may have left Los Angeles with the record on Saturday night but Croatia left with the win.

In a tune up forWorld Cup qualifiers, the Mexico fell, 2-1, to Croatia. While it wasn't a first choice lineup for El Tri, Croatia also played a B squad in the friendly.

Mexican legend Blanco fears for life, denies ordering assassination

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The life of Mexican legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco has taken a twisted turn.

Blanco, who is currently the mayor of Mexican town Cuernavaca, spoke out publicly on Tuesday to deny allegations that he ordered the assassination ofJuan Manuel García Bejarano, who was shot dead in April. Speaking at a city hall meeting, the former Chicago Firestar says he now fears for the safety of himself and his family.

Wednesday Kickoff: Mexico, Costa, Lacazette and more

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Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio stated one of his preferences for the national team while Atletico Madrid saw links to two strikers shut down.

Osorio says the national team would benefit from more players moving to Europe. (REPORT)

Diego Costa says he is open to a move to China while also adding that he attempted to seal a return to Atletico Madrid.

Friday Kickoff: Mexico, Atletico Madrid, Toure and more

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Mexican soccer headlines the news on Friday morning as a one of the world's top clubs joins the fray by investing in a Liga MX team.

Giovani dos Santos, Jesus "Tecatito" Corona, Marco Fabian and Hirving Lozano all missed out on Mexico's World Cup qualifying roster.

Report: Dos Santos set to miss Mexico's upcoming World Cup qualifiers

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Mexico will be without one of their stars forthe upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

According to Telemundo, Dos Santos will be missing the upcoming match against Costa Rica after being forced out at halftime of the LA Galaxy'smatch against the Portland Timbers due to a right leg injury.

Thursday Kickoff: Mexico, De Gea, Hart and more.

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While El Tri cruised to a win on Wednesday, top goalkeepers grabbed headlines over in Europe.

A header from Alan Pulido helped Mexico topple Iceland, 1-0, on Wednesday in Las Vegas. (REPORT)

David de Gea insists he is happy at Manchester United as reports continue to link him to Real Madrid.

Monday Kickoff: Messi, Mexico, Bolt and more

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A South American star is going to put off a contract extension for quite some time while Mexico is set for changes heading into the second match of the Hex.

Lionel Messi reportedly won't consider signing a contract extension with Barcelona until the expiration of his current deal. (REPORT)

Andres Guardado, Carlos Salcedo and Carlos Vela have left Mexico camp ahead of El Tri's clash with Panama.

Rafael Marquez fittingly ends Mexico's misery vs. USMNT in Columbus

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If there was ever going to be a player to end Mexico's nightmare in Columbus, Ohio, it was going to be Rafael Marquez of course.

An original member of theDos a Cerochronicles that began to be written in 2001, Marquez had suffered plenty in the quadrennial matchat Mapfre Stadium between Mexico and the U.

Marquez scores late winner to push Mexico past USMNT in Hex opener

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Mexico jumped out early, determined to avoid yet another Columbus Dos a Cero, but a second half push from the U.S. Men's National Team appeared to seala Hexagonal-opening draw. However, a late goal from a longtime El Tripest sealed a late win for the visitors on Friday night.

Bradley, Howard hoping to put politics aside ahead of USMNT-Mexico

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The game of soccer is generally trumpeted as a safe haven from the outside world. For 90 minutes, the trials and tribulations of the world around you simply don't matter. The game remains just that, a game, in the grand scheme of things. But to some people, soccer can represent so much more.

USMNT vs. Mexico: What to Watch For

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Collisions between the U.S. Men's National Team and Mexico are always unique. They're physical. They're emotional. They're intense.

On Friday, the USMNT and El Tri collide for the latest chapter of their rivalry in a match that should prove as a launching pad towards the 2018 World Cup.

Osorio opts for strong Mexico squad, but lineup decisions remain ahead of USMNT clash

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Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio is still somewhat new to the job, even if he has lasted quite a while by El Tri standards. Now over one full year into his Mexico tenure, Osorio is finally set to experience his first clash with the U.S. Men's National Team, and he isn't prepared to take any chances.

Galaxy's dos Santos in Mexico squad to face USMNT in Hex

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Giovani dos Santos returned from his Mexican National Team exile in October, and he has earned himself another call-up for Mexico's first two gamesin the Hex.

The LA Galaxy star was named to Juan Carlos Osorio's 25-man roster that will face the U.

Liga MX

Tuesday Kickoff: Dortmund hires Bosz, Torres linked with Queretaro and more

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Christian Pulisic has a new manager while one star could be on his way to Liga MX.

After leading Ajax to the Europa League final, Peter Bosz has been named manager of Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)

Fernando Torres is reportedly in "very advanced" talks with Mexican club Queretaro. (REPORT)

Manchester United has reportedly shifted focus to signing Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata.

Report: Liga MX vs. MLS competition to be approved this month

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Liga MX and MLS teams could be playing each other a lot more in the near future.

According to ESPN, Atlas president Gustavo Guzman says that Liga MX owners may approve a new competition between the two leagues this month. Both leaguescurrently play in the CONCACAF Champions League, but sinceMexican clubs cannot participate in the Copa Libertadores anymore, there is a hunger for more meaningful games.

Tuesday Kickoff: Liga MX, Courtois, Can and more

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Following this past weekend's strike, Liga MX referees are set to return after a satisfying punishment was handed out to the players that caused the dispute by threatening officials.

Liga MX handed one-year suspensions toToluca's Enrique Triverio and Club America's Pablo Aguilar, ending the referee's strike that saw this past weekend's games postponed.

Liga MX matches canceled due to referee strike

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Several Americans were set to take the field in Liga MX play this weekend, but a sudden referee strike has caused a change of plans.

The Mexican league will not play this weekendafter the referees union said it would not provide its services for Week 10 of Liga MX play.

The strike was caused by a pair of incidents midweek which saw referees threatened by players.

Univision announces deal to broadcast Liga MX on Facebook

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Liga MX, Univision and Facebook have combined to announce a historic broadcast deal.

Univision announced on Monday that select Liga MX matches will be broadcast in English live on Facebook. The deal begins on Saturday, February 18th, and continues throughout the 2017 season.

In total, Univisionwill stream 46 matches, including playoff matches, live on Facebook.

Alvarado, Club America set to face Torres' Tigres in Liga MX final

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Eighteen days after the conclusion of the Liga MX Apertura Liguilla semifinals, the first leg of the final kicks off on Thursday night at Estadio Azteca.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America arehunting for the club's record-extending 13th title over Luis Silva and Jose Torres' Tigres, who are looking to knock off Mexico's biggest club.

Liga MX open to working with MLS for cup competition

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Liga MX teams won't be taking part in the 2017 Copa Libertadoes, but the Mexican league's president already is setting his sights on a possible new competition.

Enrique Bonilla says that he would be open to the possibility of a new competition featuring MLS and Liga MX teams. MLS commissioner Don Garber previously said that he would "love" to create a new competition with Liga MX to replace the defunct SuperLiga, but concerns remain over potential scheduling.

Major League Soccer

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 8-14, 2017

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Mexican soccer continued to dominate American television as the Liguilla began this past week. Saturday’s match between Monterrey and Toluca drew 1.3 million viewers on Univision to make it the most-watched soccer match of the week. The following day, Chivas and Atlas drew 1.2 million viewers to become the most-watched game that day.

The SBI Show: Episode 273 (with special guest Joe Corona)

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MLS expansion, USMNT talk and Americans Abroad action are just some of the topics covered in the latest episode of The SBI Show.

Episode 273 of the SBI Show takes a closer look at MLS Week 5, and the league's failed bid for a CONCACAF Champions League title as host Ives Galarcep breaks down the eliminations of FC Dallas and Vancouver from the competition.

Report: MLS in negotiations with 'Chicharito' for 2018 move

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MLS teams have long pursued Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, and it appears the league is making another go at signing the Mexico star.

ESPN is reporting that MLS is in negotiations with the Bayer Leverkusen star over a potential move to the league. The move would reportedly happen in the summer of 2018 following the expiration of Hernandez's deal with the German club.

The Rest

Gulati: U.S, Mexico, Canada 'prepared' for World Cup bidding process in wake of Morocco competition

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On FIFA's deadline for competing bids, North America has moved one step closer to hosting the 2026 World Cup, even if there is a new competitor in the fold.

As expected, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced their official bid to formally going the competition of hosting the 2026 World Cup on American, Mexican and Canadian soil.

Paul Arriola and Joe Corona score goals in Club Tijuana romp

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The Liga MX Clausura home opener couldn't have gone much better for Club Tijuana, and the return to Estadio Caliente after a year away on loan could not have gone much better for Joe Corona.

The American midfielder scored a goal and helped set up another by drawing a dangerous free kick in Club Tijuana's 6-2 rout of Puebla on Friday night.