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USMNT to face CONCACAF rivals Honduras in Boca Raton, Florida on Oct. 14

The US national team have added another intriguing match to their fall schedule, as US Soccer revealed via Twitter on Friday morning that Jurgen …

Franz Beckenbauer tips Marco Reus to leave Dortmund

The last thing Borussia Dortmund want to hear when a new season is about to kick off, is a prediction from wealthier rivals, Bayern Munich, that they will be unable to retain their best players.<p>So you can imagine how they’ll be feeling today on hearing that Bayern president, Franz Beckenbauer, has …

Beasley, Garrido debut in last-gasp Dynamo win

The World Cup veterans from the USA and Honduras started as Houston got a 1-0 win over D.C. United on Will Bruin's late goal.<p>Boasting a pair of World Cup-tested reinforcements, the Houston Dynamo left it late but eventually did enough to snap their eight-game winless drought.<p>Recent signings …

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud allays fitness fears and insists he will be ready to face Manchester City in Community Shield

French striker struggling for fitness following extended season, but believes he will be much sharper in time for Sunday's Community Shield clash<p>Olivier Giroud insists he will be ready to fire <b>Arsenal</b> to glory from the start of the new Premier League season.<p>The France international looked laboured …

Adidas unveils brilliant black and whiteout boot trio

Traditionalists have long cried out for a more subtle blackout colorway and with their latest set of releases, the sportswear giant seems more than happy to oblige.<p>When you look at the current crop of adidas boots on the market: the f50, Predator, adiPro 11, Nitrocharge, and Copa Mundial, each one …

Robin van Persie returns for Manchester United but Louis van Gaal says he may miss Premier League opener

Holland striker granted extended leave after World Cup and though he tweets his excitement for new season he may not be risked against Swansea<p>Robin van Persie has resumed training with <b>Manchester United</b> but manager Louis van Gaal says it is unlikely that the striker will be selected for the club's …

Van Persie returns to Manchester United training

The Dutchman has been on vacation following the Netherlands' run to third place at the World Cup but is still set to be rested for the Premier League opener versus Swansea City.<p>Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has confirmed that he has returned to first-team training following his …

MLS Team of the Week: LA Galaxy trio in fine form

Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and Robbie Rogers are back in this week's squad after another strong performance from the surging Western Conference side.<p><b>Robbie Keane</b>, <b>Landon Donovan</b> and <b>Robbie Rogers</b> are starting to make themselves at home in <i>Goal USA</i>'s MLS Team of the Week.<p>The LA Galaxy standouts are …

Beckenbauer: Schweinsteiger the logical successor to Lahm as Germany captain

The former defender believes the Bayern midfielder is the clear candidate to take up the armband for the national team over Manuel Neuer or Mats Hummels.<p>Bastian Schweinsteiger is "the logical successor" to Philipp Lahm as Germany captain, according to iconic former defender Franz Beckenbauer.<p><b>MORE:</b> …

Prandelli praises Sneijder's World Cup work rate

The new Galatasaray boss says he is relishing the start of the season with the Istanbul giant and has called on the Netherlands playmaker to continue his summer form.<p>Wesley Sneijder worked harder than anyone else during the World Cup, according to new Galatasaray head coach Cesare Prandelli.<p><b>MORE:</b> …

Barcelona pursue Bayern Munich defender

Could Jerome Boateng be the cure to what ails Barcelona's defense?<p>Paris Saint-Germain are being stubborn about selling Marquinhos, while Tottenham Hotspur won't let go of Jan Vertonghen without a fight, so Barcelona are having to look into other options to fill a hole in the center of their …

Casillas convinced to stay at Real Madrid by Hierro

The Spain captain was ultimately talked out of a transfer by his former teammate, now returned to the club, but the future of Diego Lopez is far from certain<p>Iker Casillas has been convinced to prolong his Real Madrid career after conversations with former teammate Fernando Hierro, sources tell <i>Goal</i> …

Lupe Fiasco is recruiting Jermaine Jones to the Chicago Fire

You can't say no to Lupe, Jermaine.<p>When your children's children ask you what moment soccer made it, you will point this moment.<p>A successful domestic league is overrated. Making the World Cup knockout stages is whatever. And those millions of people who watched the World Cup? Cool story.<p>But Lupe …

Henry: If I had a son, I'd tell him to copy Muller

The French legend was effusive in his praise for the German, and also paid tribute to former France teammate Franck Ribery.<p>PORTLAND — Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry thinks Germany star Thomas Muller is the perfect role model, saying the World Cup Silver Boot winner doesn't get the recognition …

Dempsey aiming for 2016 Copa America spot

The U.S. men's national team captain wants to keep his spot until at least the 2016 Copa America, which will be held in the USA.<p>PORTLAND — United States men's national team captain Clint Dempsey wants to keep playing internationally until at least 2016.<p>Dempsey, 31, was the offensive star for the …

Jermaine Jones never fails to entertain

USMNT midfielder seems to take issue with rumors he turned down a Chicago Fire contract offer, but it's frankly a little hard to tell.<p>Jermaine Jones has been nothing if not entertaining over the past few months. Whether it's scoring a great goal against Portugal or taking pictures with celebrities …

Arsenal v Benfica, Emirates Cup: as it happened

Follow minute-by-minute commentary of the Emirates Cup clash between Arsenal and Benfica on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Kick-off 16.20BST<p><b>-</b> <b>First pictures of Alexis Sanchez in Arsenal training</b> <b><br>-</b> <b>Premier League teams ranked and reviewed</b><p>Latest<p><b>Have Arsenal's summer signings made them title contenders? Email</b> …

Omar Gonzalez's jersey is missing the crest

Omar Gonzalez plays for the Blank.<p>Let's play a game. It's called spot what's wrong.<p>The crest is missing. That is what's wrong. Omar Gonzalez doesn't play for the LA Galaxy. Apparently, he plays for the Blank.<p>The night before, the missing crest epidemic hit Kansas City. MLS is in crisis, trying to …

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City: How have they spent their summers?

Telegraph Sport assesses how the Premier League's title chasers have bolstered their squads in what has been a hectic transfer market<p><b>Arsenal</b> <i>by Matt Law</i><p><b>Recruitment</b><br>Alexis Sanchez (watch video below) will give much-needed pace and firepower, while Mathieu Debuchy is a good replacement for Bacary Sagna …

Manchester United - Real Madrid sets U.S. attendance record

The friendly at Michigan Stadium set a new record for fans present at a soccer game in the United States.<p>Manchester United's 3-1 win over Real Madrid set a new record for attendance at a soccer match in the United States.<p>109,318 fans packed into Michigan Stadium, beating the previous record of …

Bayern Munich mascot takes New York

Berni vs. New York. Berni won.<p>A lot of European teams played matches in the United States this summer, but Bayern Munich did it better than the rest. Because they brought Berni.<p>Bayern Munich aren't back-to-back Bundesliga champions because they have good players. They didn't win the Champions …

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Dwyer replaces Defoe on MLS All-Star squad

Sporting Kansas City's leading scorer steps in for the Toronto FC striker, who joins Omar Gonzalez, Chad Marshall and Robbie Keane as a withdrawal.<p>Dom Dwyer is going to the MLS All-Star Game after all.<p>The Sporting Kansas City striker was called in Sunday to replace Toronto FC's Jermain Defoe, who …

Julian Green comments on the growth of soccer in the United States

Bayern Munich and USMNT Forward Julian Green speaks on the growth of soccer in the United States and his thought on being in Portland ahead of the …

Atlético Madrid reach agreement for transfer of Antoine Griezmann

Atlético Madrid have confirmed an agreement with Real Sociedad for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann. The contract will be signed after Griezmann completes his medical.<p>Barring a similar incident as occurred between Loïc Rémy and Liverpool -- the Reds pulled out of the transfer after potential …

Arsenal Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 28

Arsenal's summer recruitment continues apace.<p>Having already secured Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy, Arsene Wenger moved to snare Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina.<p>According to the club's official website, the former Nice man will join the club "subject to the completion of regulatory processes."<p>…

Real Madrid Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 28

Pre-season friendlies are now well underway, and clubs are rushing around trying to get their squads completed as soon as possible.<p>Real Madrid have already done some early business. However, they too will still be keen to tie up some loose ends before the Spanish season begins at the end of …

Juventus Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 28

After the surprise departure of Antonio Conte at the start of July, life at Juventus seems to be settling down, with the club clinching a few final transfers before the new season starts.<p>Roberto Pereyra joined the club on Friday, following in the footsteps of Alvaro Morata, who will miss the start …

Kaka Scores Goal on His Debut for Sao Paulo as He Returns to Brazil

Kaka marked his return to boyhood club Sao Paulo with a goal on Sunday night, although it wasn't enough to prevent his side going down 2-1 to Goias.<p>The Brazilian began his career with Sao Paulo as a teenager, leaving in 2003 to join AC Milan and become one of the world's best players.<p>His homecoming …

Everton close to sealing Muhamed Bešić deal

Everton boss Roberto Martínez has revealed the Toffees are on the brink of completing a move for Ferencváros midfielder Muhamed Bešić.<p>Everton are close to completing the signing of Ferencváros' young Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Bešić, their manager Roberto Martínez has announced. The young World Cup …