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Los Angeles Football Club owners excited for the "drama" of rivalry with LA Galaxy

LOS ANGELES – The new guys in town are prepared to stake their claim on at least a part of it. The new Los Angeles MLS team, known as LAFC, was officially launched Thursday at an event in Hollywood, and one of the principle owners, Hollywood producer Peter Guber, was quick to use an age-old storytelling analogy to set the stage for the club's future rivalry with the LA Galaxy. Read More

Papiss Cisse: (Knee) Could Miss Liverpool Match

Papiss Cisse: Cisse, who has missed the last two games due to a knee injury, will have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Liverpool, manager Alan Pardew said Friday. "The only slight issue I have is with Papiss Cisse and is he going to be fit," he said. "We are in a very similar position to where we were at Tottenham (last weekend), so we will have to wait and see." Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

Wayne Rooney: (Foot) Fit for Derby

Wayne Rooney: Manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Friday that Rooney (foot) is fit to face Manchester City on Sunday. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

Yaya Toure: (Groin) Expected to Face Man U

Gnegneri Yaya Toure: Toure picked up a groin injury in Wednesday's Capital One Cup match against Newcastle, but manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday that he expects Toure to play Sunday against Manchester United. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

Jose Enrique: Dealing with New Knee Injury

Jose Enrique: Manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Thursday that Enrique is dealing with a new knee injury, which will at least keep him out this weekend against Newcastle. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

David Silva: (Knee) Out Three Weeks

David Silva: Silva will be sidelined for up to three weeks after suffering knee ligament damage during Tuesday's Capital One Cup against Newcaslte, manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Friday. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

Courtois eyes league and Euro double

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea can win the Premier League and Champions League this season.

VIDEO: Football Focus for BBC World

Dan Walker is joined by former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane for this week's Football Focus, which looks ahead to a big weekend of international football.

Jack Wilshere:

Jack Wilshere: Wilshere (knee) is unlikely to play in Arsenal's next two games, the London Evening Standard reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

Jack Wilshere: Could Miss Two Games

Jack Wilshere: Wilshere (knee) is unlikely to play in Arsenal's next two games, the London Evening Standard reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

LA Galaxy insist this year is different heading into rematch with Real Salt Lake in MLS Cup Playoffs

CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy know from experience what it takes to win MLS Cup titles, and there's a sense, at least in hindsight, that they might not have had what was required a year ago. This year, they're certain they do. Read More

Olivier Giroud:

Olivier Giroud: Giroud (broken tibia) is still considered ahead of schedule on his injury rehab, the London Evening Standard reports. Manager Arsene Wenger thinks Giroud might be able to return around Christmas. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

Olivier Giroud: (Leg) Ahead of Schedule

Olivier Giroud: Giroud (broken tibia) is still considered ahead of schedule on his injury rehab, the London Evening Standard reports. Manager Arsene Wenger thinks Giroud might be able to return around Christmas. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa in a robbery.

New York Red Bulls' Mike Petke fan of new away-goals rule for encouraging "attacking soccer"

It may have come a bit later than Mike Petke would have liked, but the New York Red Bulls head coach said Friday the newly instituted away-goals rule in the MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, is a good thing for the league. Read More

Recent transfer news

  1.    
    (S) Robert Lewandowski
    From: Borussia Dortmund
    To:Bayern Munich
    Ownership
  2.    
    (S) Adrian Ramos
    From: Hertha Berlin
    To:Borussia Dortmund
    Ownership
  3.    
    (S) Josip Drmic
    From: FC Nuremberg
    To:Bayer Leverkusen
    Ownership
  4.    
    (S) Marko Livaja
    From: Atalanta
    To:Rubin Kazan
    Ownership
  5.    
    (K) Oscar Ustari
    From: Almeria
    To:Sunderland
    Ownership
  6.    
    (S) Lacina Traore
    From: Monaco
    To:Everton
    Loan
  7.    
    (D) Santiago Vergini
    From: Estudiantes
    To:Sunderland
    Loan
  8.    
    (S) Ji Dong-won
    From: Sunderland
    To:FC Augsburg
    Loan
  9.    
    (S) Rubén Rochina
    From: Blackburn Rovers
    To:Rayo Vallecano
    Loan
  10.    
    (D) Alvaro Pereira
    From: Internazionale
    To:São Paulo
    Loan
  11.    
    (S) Juan Agudelo
    From: Stoke City
    To:Utrecht
    Loan
  12.    
    (M) Michel Bastos
    From: Al Ain
    To:Roma
    Loan to Buy
  13.    
    (M) Dominik Furman
    From: Legia Warsaw
    To:Toulouse
    Ownership
  14.    
    (D) Jan Kirchhoff
    From: Bayern Munich
    To:Schalke 04
    Loan
  15.    
    (M) Ondrej Petrak
    From: Slavia Prague
    To:FC Nuremberg
    Ownership

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