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Current football news Digest: What you need to know about next week's 2014 Copa Centroamericana

The 2014 Copa Centroamericana kicks off next Thursday, and for the first time Central America's premier national team tournament will be played on US soil, in Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and Washington, D.C. In that light, we bring you a special edition of the FutbolMLS Digest, which brings you all the best Spanish-language content from Read More

Starting XI: Eleven things to watch for this weekend in MLS

Welcome to Starting XI, our Friday rundown of what to watch for – and what we're watching this weekend in MLS and beyond. And don't forget to get your Spanish-language fix with's in-depth preview of the upcoming Copa Centroamericana. Read More

MLS LIVE Fall Price Break

START WATCHING FOR JUST 49 CENTS PER GAME! With only 53 matches remaining, the playoff chase is heating up and you won't want to miss a minute of the action. MLS LIVE is now just $25.99 - that's 49 cents per game. Read More

Spurs draw Besiktas, Everton get Lille

Besiktas will travel to North London for the second time this year after drawing Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Europa League group stage, while Everton will visit Lille and Wolfsburg, with Celtic drawing Red Bull Salzburg.

Adam Lallana: Fit for Sunday Selection

Adam Lallana: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Friday that Lallana (knee) is fit to be selected for the squad to face Tottenham on Sunday. "Adam will be in the squad, for sure," Rodgers said. "He has looked fantastic in training. Of course he is well short of match fitness but in training for the last couple of weeks he has been exceptional." Visit for more analysis on this update.

Fernando Torres: Joins Milan On Loan

Fernando Torres: Torres has joined AC Milan on a two-year loan deal. Visit for more analysis on this update.

Derby sign winger Ibe from Liverpool

Derby County manager Steve McClaren signs winger Jordon Ibe on loan from Premier League side Liverpool.

Europa League group stage draw made: Reaction

Holders Sevilla FC have been given a tough group with R. Standard de Liège, Feyenoord and HNK Rijeka. Our DrawCentre has full details and reaction from across Europe.

Eliaquim Mangala: Won't Face Stoke

Eliaquim Mangala: Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Friday that Mangala is not ready to face Stoke on Saturday after missing most of preseason training. "Mangala is not in the squad for tomorrow," Pellegrini said. Visit for more analysis on this update.

Jordon Ibe: Joins Derby On Loan

Jordon Ibe: Ibe has signed a season-long loan deal with Derby County, BBC Sport reports. Visit for more analysis on this update.

Oz-bound Bates to leave Lurgan Blues

Glenavon reveal that Guy Bates will leave the club to move to Australia after Friday night's Premiership game with Ballymena United.

Sergio Aguero: Could Have Minutes Limited

Sergio Aguero: Aguero is fit to face Stoke City on Saturday, but manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday "we'll see tomorrow how many minutes he will play." Visit for more analysis on this update.

Edin Dzeko: Expected to Play Saturday

Edin Dzeko: Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Friday that Alvaro Negredo is the only injury City are facing, which means Dzeko should be available to face Stoke City. Visit for more analysis on this update.

Dudek named Europa League final ambassador

Jerzy Dudek, who won 60 caps for Poland, described himself as proud and honoured to have been named ambassador for the 2015 UEFA Europa League final in Warsaw.

Lawwell backs Celtic boss Deila

Peter Lawwell insists Celtic have every confidence in Ronny Deila and rejects the notion the club are unwilling to invest.

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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