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FOLLOW LIVE, MLS Wednesday: Atlanta, TFC, Red Bulls in action
FOLLOW LIVE, MLS Wednesday: Atlanta, TFC, Red Bulls in action

It's a four-game mid-week slate headlined by Toronto FC hosting the New York Red Bulls.

UCL Roundup: Celtic advances to second round
UCL Roundup: Celtic advances to second round

Here's a roundup of the second leg matches in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round.

Ighalo boosts Golden Boot hopes as Nigeria finish third
Ighalo boosts Golden Boot hopes as Nigeria finish third

Odion Ighalo boosted his chances of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after he netted Nigeria's winner to ensure his side third place in the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia. Ighalo pounced from close range when Jamilu Collins' cross led to a mix-up

Prized defender De Ligt undergoing medical with Juventus
Prized defender De Ligt undergoing medical with Juventus

Matthijs de Ligt has undergone medical exams with Juventus ahead of an expected 70 million euros ($80 million) transfer from Ajax. Juventus shared photos and videos on social media of De Ligt's arrival in Turin late Tuesday and of fans awaiting him outside the club's training facility when the

Prized defender De Ligt undergoing medical with Juventus

TURIN, Italy (AP) -- Matthijs de Ligt is undergoing medical exams with Juventus ahead of an expected 70 million euros ($80 million) transfer from Ajax.

Minnesota United host special guests for Aston Villa friendly
Minnesota United host special guests for Aston Villa friendly

Aston Villa and Minnesota United will have special guests from Liberia in attendance for their friendly match on Wednesday.

Premier League Friendly Roundup: Leicester, Norwich in action
Premier League Friendly Roundup: Leicester, Norwich in action

Ayoze Perez scored his first goal for Leicester City since making his transfer from Newcastle.

Solskjaer:
Solskjaer: 'We just need consistency'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Man United just needs to be more consistent, and a top-four finish will come.

MLS Notes: Shea out for season with torn ACL, and more
MLS Notes: Shea out for season with torn ACL, and more

Here's the latest news and notes from around MLS.

Cameroon fire Seedorf, Kluivert
Cameroon fire Seedorf, Kluivert

Clarence Seedorf lasted only 11 months as Cameroon manager.

De Ligt lands in Turin ahead of proposed Juventus move
De Ligt lands in Turin ahead of proposed Juventus move

Matthijs de Ligt has arrived in Turin, Italy ahead of a proposed transfer to Juventus.

Red Star Belgrade edges through in Champions League prelims

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Former European champion Red Star Belgrade reached the Champions League's second qualifying round by beating Suduva of Lithuania 2-1 on Tuesday.

Cameroon fires Seedorf after early exit at African Cup

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Cameroon has fired coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant coach Patrick Kluivert after the defending champion's early exit at the African Cup of Nations.

Orlando City-Timbers Preview

The push toward playoff positioning for both Orlando City and the Portland Timbers continues in the mid-week. Visiting Orlando again aims to win two in a row for the first time this season while trying to keep the Timbers from extending their unbeaten run to four games Thursday night. Orlando (7-9-

Algeria
Algeria's Mahrez, Senegal's Mane meet in Africa Cup of Nations final

Two Premier League stars meet for a summer international trophy.

Arsenal director Kroenke responds to supporter group letter
Arsenal director Kroenke responds to supporter group letter

The Arsenal executive said he's "hurt" when his passion is called into question.

D.C. United-FCC Preview

United (8-5-8) enter this week's play four points behind the Union for the East lead with a match in hand. Quincy Amarikwa rescued the point for United by volleying Wayne Rooney's cross from a free kick in the 86th minute for his first goal with the team, capping a rally started in the 43rd

Seedorf sacked as Cameroon coach
Seedorf sacked as Cameroon coach

The Cameroon Football Federation sacked coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant Patrick Kluivert on Tuesday, the pair paying the price for the defending champions' last 16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon crashed out 3-2 to Nigeria last Saturday, an exit the federation described as "

Atlanta United fullback Shea suffers season-ending injury
Atlanta United fullback Shea suffers season-ending injury

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta United fullback Brek Shea has suffered a season-ending injury to his right knee.

UEFA fines Russia's Krasnodar over unqualified coach

He's coached Russian club FC Krasnodar to Champions League qualifying for the first time. European soccer's governing body said Tuesday it fined Krasnodar 50,000 euros ($56,100) because de-facto head coach Murad Musayev has spent the last year working without the right license. UEFA says it

Reports: Kieran Trippier flies to Spain for Atletico Madrid medical
Reports: Kieran Trippier flies to Spain for Atletico Madrid medical

The 28-year-old could complete the move this week.

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits fans
Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits fans' criticism hurts

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits criticism from furious fans has been "hard to take", but he insists the club's owners will stick to their guns. Arsenal supporters' organisations, fanzines and blogs published a statement hitting out at Stan Kroenke's "passive ownership

Lennon warns Arsenal not to expect Tierney bargain
Lennon warns Arsenal not to expect Tierney bargain

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has warned Arsenal that the Scottish champions won't let Kieran Tierney leave on the cheap after rejecting a second bid for the defender. Lennon is believed to rate Tierney at £25 million ($31 million) but Arsenal's latest bid is reported to have fallen short of that

Tottenham signs Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham signs Mauricio Pochettino's son to contract extension

The 18-year-old Maurizio will be promoted to the U-23 squad.

UEFA allows Mechelen in Europa League amid open fixing case

NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA says Mechelen can enter the Europa League, though it will monitor any fresh developments in the Belgian match-fixing scandal.

Lampard
Lampard 'won't look backwards' as he takes over Chelsea

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard said Tuesday he won't be looking backwards as he takes on possibly the biggest challenge of his career: managing his former team. Speaking in Japan where the Blues are playing two friendlies, Lampard said he was "very happy" with his squad but expects to work

South African ex-footballer Batchelor shot dead outside home
South African ex-footballer Batchelor shot dead outside home

Former South African footballer Marc Batchelor was shot dead in an apparent targeted killing on Monday evening as he drove home in Johannesburg, police said. "He was driving to his house and he was accosted by two guys on a motorcycle," police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini told AFP.

Arsenal tops Rapids 3-0 in friendly match
Arsenal tops Rapids 3-0 in friendly match

James Olayinka had a goal and an assist to lead Arsenal past the Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids 3-0 in a friendly on Monday night. Olayinka's sizzling right-footed strike in the 29th minute came from just outside the box as he scored into the upper-right corner of the net to give the

Solskjaer confident De Gea will sign new deal soon
Solskjaer confident De Gea will sign new deal soon

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday he was optimistic that goalkeeper David De Gea would sign a new deal to remain at Old Trafford as Manchester United prepared to face old rivals Leeds in Perth. United's pre-season tour of Australia has been overshadowed speculation over the futures of several stars

St. Louis, Charlotte expansion hopefuls meet with MLS brass
St. Louis, Charlotte expansion hopefuls meet with MLS brass

NEW YORK (AP) -- The ownership group hoping to land a Major League Soccer expansion franchise for St. Louis has made a formal presentation to league officials.

USMNT notes: Robinson moves to Wigan, and more
USMNT notes: Robinson moves to Wigan, and more

Here's everything else you may have missed today relating to the USMNT and Americans Abroad. 

Weekly Preseason Wrapup July 7-14
Weekly Preseason Wrapup July 7-14

Steve Rothgeb examines all the preseason games from the previous week, searching for fantasy clues leading up to the start of the Premier League. (Getty Images)

Watch: Hear from Bournemouth
Watch: Hear from Bournemouth's Howe in training

Ever wonder what it's like to go through a Premier League preseason?

De Ligt has agreed to join Juventus: reports
De Ligt has agreed to join Juventus: reports

Defender Matthijs de Ligt has agreed to join Juventus, Dutch and Italian media reported on Monday, but it was not clear whether the Turin club had yet agreed a fee with Ajax. Reports said that the 19-year-old Dutch international, who captained Ajax to the semifinals of the Champions League, had agreed

Should Tottenham sign or pass on Bale?
Should Tottenham sign or pass on Bale?

Tottenham has reportedly expressed interest in signing Gareth Bale, though it can't reach his contract figures.

Red Bulls-Toronto FC Preview

A pair of clubs looking to build on the momentum of derby victories collide Wednesday night when the visiting New York Red Bulls look to consolidate their top-three status in the Eastern Conference and prevent Toronto FC from tightening the table. The Red Bulls (9-7-4) have looked more like the side

Dynamo-Atlanta United Preview

Looking to shore up their defense and run their home unbeaten streak to eight matches, Atlanta United attempt to exploit a struggling Houston Dynamo squad Wednesday night in an MLS interconference matchup. The reigning MLS Cup champions had two costly breakdowns in the second half Sunday against Seattle

Whitecaps FC-Revolution Preview

The Revolution (6-8-6) are unbeaten in their last eight league matches (4-0-4) and begin this week's play two points behind Toronto FC for the seventh and final playoff spot in the East. "Obviously coming out with a point in a tough place against one of the better teams in the East is a good

Argentine sport court member advices Messi to apologize

Lionel Messi should apologize for his harsh comments at the Copa America in order to avoid a sanction, an Argentine member of sport's highest court said on Monday. Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had another frustrating end to the tournament when he was sent off in the third-place

Delph completes transfer to Everton
Delph completes transfer to Everton

Everton has added an England international in a move to bolster its midfield.

Everton sign England midfielder Delph from Manchester City
Everton sign England midfielder Delph from Manchester City

Everton said on Monday that they have signed England midfielder Fabian Delph from Manchester City on a three-year deal. Everton did not say how much they had paid for the 29-year-old England international, who joined City from Aston Villa in 2015. Delph played 89 games for City, winning two Premier

Report: Ajax in negotiations to sign El Tri
Report: Ajax in negotiations to sign El Tri's Alvarez

Edson Alvarez could be taking a big step in his career with a move to Ajax.

Report: Manchester United "miles" apart on Maguire deal
Report: Manchester United "miles" apart on Maguire deal

In stark contrast to yesterday's reports, the two sides are apparently not as close as we thought.

USMNT
USMNT's Boyd signs with Besiktas

American winger Tyler Boyd has signed a four-year contract with Besiktas.

US men
US men's soccer to play Mexico in New Jersey on Sept 6

CHICAGO (AP) -- The U.S. men's soccer team will follow its loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final by playing El Tri in an exhibition on Sept. 6 at East Rutherford, New Jersey.

What Transfer Moves Should Liverpool Make Before the Premier League Season?
What Transfer Moves Should Liverpool Make Before the Premier League Season?

Liverpool's starting XI is essentially set for the upcoming season, but club legend John Barnes believes that the Reds shouldn't be complacent, even on the heels of a 97-point domestic campaign and a Champions League title.

Montpellier keeper Lecomte joins Monaco
Montpellier keeper Lecomte joins Monaco

Monaco (AFP) - Montpellier goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte has joined Monaco on a five-year deal, the Principality club announced on Monday.

Crew-Fire Preview

Frustration continues to be the name of the game for both the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew. Chicago (5-9-7) was feeling relatively good about itself following an impressive 5-1 victory over Atlanta United FC on July 3. "Our biggest threat isn't our opponents, it's ourselves," Fire

Ajax exec Overmars makes Ziyech sales pitch to Arsenal
Ajax exec Overmars makes Ziyech sales pitch to Arsenal

He surprisingly and directly said Ziyech is "better than Mesut Ozil for half the price."

Transfer Rumor Roundup: James to Atletico, Rondon to China
Transfer Rumor Roundup: James to Atletico, Rondon to China

Would Real Madrid really deal the Colombian to a direct rival?

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