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Monday Kickoff: Luis Suarez not set for surgery, Mexican players form footballers' association and more

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Despite reports, Uruguay will have its best player for any potential World Cup qualifying playoff while major changes are coming to Mexican soccer.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez dismissed reports that Luis Suarez was set for knee surgery that would knock him out of a potential World Cup qualifying playoff.

Thursday Ticker: Diego Costa agrees terms with Atletico Madrid, Villarreal pushes for Mexico charity match and more

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Two familiar faces will return to La Liga after some lengthy time away for different reasons, while a Spanish side has reached out to a Liga MX side in efforts to raise funds for this week's devastating earthquake in Mexico.

After three years, two Premier League titles and a League Cup, Diego Costa is set to leave Chelsea to rejoin forces with Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid.

Thursday Kickoff: Liga MX matches postponed, Alexis Sanchez and more

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Mexico continues to deal with the devastation of the recent earthquake, and the soccer community continues to be impacted as well.

All of this weekend's Liga MX matches have been postponed due to the earthquake that devastated the country recently. (REPORT)

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is joining the fundraising efforts in response to the disaster.

Wednesday Kickoff: Azteca damaged, Neymar-Edinson Cavani rift and more

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A natural disaster has hit Mexico hard, and it has impacted the soccer scene in a major way.

The powerful earthquake in Mexico saw the postponement of all midweek Copa MX games while also damaging the famed Estadio Azteca. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-GermainPresident Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that there is no issue between Neymar and Edinson Cavani following a disagreement over set pieces.

Tuesday Kickoff: Rafa Marquez back with Atlas, Man City offer Kevin de Bruyne new deal and more

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Despite his recent issues, Rafa Marquez is back with his club.

Rafael Marquez is back with Atlas over a month afterU.S. Treasury Department named him on a list for alleged drug trafficking connections in Mexico. (REPORT)

Manchester City is reportedly set to offer Keivn de Bruyne a new contract.

Wednesday Kickoff: 'Bad taste' for Mexico, Alexis Sanchez hits out at critics and more

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While Mexico suffered a letdown despite advancing to the World Cup, one international star showed his frustrations after his team suffered a major defeat.

Juan Carlos Osorio says Mexico's draw with Costa Rica left "a bad taste" for El Tri. (REPORT)

Alexis Sanchez hit out at the Chilean media following the team's loss to Bolivia, saying he is tired of being criticized for no reason.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2026 World Cup

United Bid Committee narrows list of potential 2026 World cup hosts to 32 cities

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There are still several years left before the ball officially starts rolling for the 2026 World Cup, but the North American tournament bid is already starting to develop its shape.

On Wednesday, the United Bid Committee unveiled a list of the 32 cities across North America that can potentially serve as official host cities for the much-anticipated tournament.

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.

Mexico

Juan Carlos Osorio not concerned with recent influx of Mexican stars in MLS

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A lot has been made in recent years about Mexican players coming back to North American and playing in Major League Soccer and it affecting their spots on the national team.

But El Tri manager Juan Carlos Osorio doesn't think any player's standing will change with the team as long as the Mexican players approach MLS with the same responsibility as the returning U.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jamaica

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.

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.

Liga MX

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.

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.

The Rest

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.