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Jason Puncheon: Makes Substitute Appearance in Draw

Jason Puncheon: Puncheon entered the fray as a 64th minute substitute in Saturday's 2-2 draw against West Brom. Visit for more analysis on this update.

Chris Brunt: Grabs Fourth Assist

Chris Brunt: Brunt grabbed his fourth assist of the season in Saturday's 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace. Visit for more analysis on this update.

Foo Fighters show their MLS colors -- and they're Black-and-Red | SIDELINE

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are in full promotional mode with the release of their new album Sonic Highways on November 10. They'll be on 60 Minutes this Sunday and they also have an HBO Series called "Sonic Highways," of course. This Friday's latest episode was taped in DC, hometown of the group's lead vocalist Dave Grohl, where they recorded at a local studio. So what better occasion to pay homage to Grohl's hometown soccer team and the best team in the Eastern Conference in 2014?  Read More

Suarez happy with 'bittersweet' debut

Luis Suarez says it was a "relief" to make his Barcelona debut despite losing 3-1 to rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico.

Real Madrid overpower Barcelona in El Clásico

Real Madrid CF are one point shy of Liga leaders FC Barcelona after overpowering their rivals 3-1 in an entertaining 'El Clásico' at Santiago Bernabéu.

Alexis Sanchez: Tallies Twice

Alexis Sanchez: Sanchez scored both goals in Saturday's 2-0 Premier League victory at Sunderland. Visit for more analysis on this update.

Wilfried Bony: Scores Two Goals Saturday

Wilfried Bony: Bony was able to put two goals through the net during Swansea's 2-0 victory over Leicester on Saturday. Visit for more analysis on this update.

Paris St. Germain 3-0 Bordeaux

Lucas Moura scores two penalties as Paris St Germain beat Bordeaux to close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Marseille.

Paris St-Germain 3-0 Bordeaux

Lucas Moura scores two penalties as Paris St-Germain beat Bordeaux to close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Marseille.

Luis Suarez: Starting Against Real Madrid

Luis Suarez: Suarez, whose four-month suspension for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup ended Friday, is in the starting XI for Saturday's Clasico. Visit for more analysis on this update.

Dortmund's domestic woes continue, Stuttgart win nine-goal thriller

Borussia Dortmund's wretched start to the German Bundesliga season shows no sign of abating after they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Hannover and Christian Gentner scored an 84th-minute winner as Stuttgart won an extraordinary game against Eintracht Frankfurt 5-4.

Rodgers backs striker Balotelli

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli "is doing his best", despite the striker again failing to score.

Seattle Sounders captain Clint Dempsey considers Supporters' Shield a big deal: "We were the best team"

SEATTLE – It may not have been the prettiest of games for the Seattle Sounders, but in the end they have another piece of silverware for the trophy case. Read More

Moukandjo steals win for Reims

A late striker from Benjamin Moukandjo (90') gave Stade de Reims all three points with a 1-0 win over Montpellier Hérault SC at the Stade Auguste Delaune.

Caen climb to safety with Lorient win

Caen leapt up the table from 19th to 14th with a convincing 2-1 win over Lorient at the Stade Michel d'Ornano. Lenny Nangis (3') and Mathieu Duhamel (53') scored either side of Jordan Ayew's penalty (24') for FCL.

Recent transfer news

    (S) Robert Lewandowski
    From: Borussia Dortmund
    To:Bayern Munich
    (S) Adrian Ramos
    From: Hertha Berlin
    To:Borussia Dortmund
    (S) Josip Drmic
    From: FC Nuremberg
    To:Bayer Leverkusen
    (S) Marko Livaja
    From: Atalanta
    To:Rubin Kazan
    (K) Oscar Ustari
    From: Almeria
    (S) Lacina Traore
    From: Monaco
    (D) Santiago Vergini
    From: Estudiantes
    (S) Ji Dong-won
    From: Sunderland
    To:FC Augsburg
    (S) Rubén Rochina
    From: Blackburn Rovers
    To:Rayo Vallecano
    (D) Alvaro Pereira
    From: Internazionale
    To:São Paulo
    (S) Juan Agudelo
    From: Stoke City
    (M) Michel Bastos
    From: Al Ain
    Loan to Buy
    (M) Dominik Furman
    From: Legia Warsaw
    (D) Jan Kirchhoff
    From: Bayern Munich
    To:Schalke 04
    (M) Ondrej Petrak
    From: Slavia Prague
    To:FC Nuremberg

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