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Donovan to make USA farewell against Ecuador

The United States Soccer Federation have announced Landon Donovan will play in his final match for the United States in a friendly against Ecuador on 10 October in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Vancouver Whitecaps' Carl Robinson admits "we're not there yet" after LA Galaxy loss

VANCOUVER, B.C. – If there’s one match this season that can act as a measuring stick for Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson, Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at the LA Galaxy would likely do it. Read More

Everton sign Eto'o on free transfer

Everton have confirmed they have signed Samuel Eto'o to a two-year contract on a free transfer after Chelsea released the Cameroon striker at the end of last season, and he could make his debut for the Toffees against his old club this weekend.

Canadian Exports: National teamers stay hot, with Nik Ledgerwood and Marcus Haber scoring goals

With Canada hoping to end their long, miserable winless streak in a friendly against Jamaica in two weeks’ time, it’s good news for head coach Benito Floro that some of his key veterans are settling in nicely with their foreign clubs. Nik Ledgerwood (above) scored his first goal of the season for Energie Cottbus in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Wehen Wiesbaden in 2.Bundesliga, three days after a full-90 performance in a 1-0 victory over Holstein Kiel. Read More

Preview: Arsenal v Be?ikta?

While Arsène Wenger wants Arsenal FC to make experience count, Slaven Bili? backs Be?ikta? JK to fulfil "a dream, a hope" as they seek to end their opponents' 16-year group stage run.

Preview: Athletic v Napoli

Athletic Club can inaugurate the new San Mamés by making the most of an away goal to beat SSC Napoli and end a 16-year group stage exile – Ernesto Valverde is backing his side.

LA Galaxy face potentially defining week in Shield chase, with "really good" DC United side up first

CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy believe they’re streaking again after a brief road meltdown, and they know that a really fine week – wins Wednesday night over D.C. United and in Sunday’s SuperClasico against Chivas USA, coupled with a few upsets elsewhere – could position them atop the Supporters’ Shield standings heading into the final eight weeks of the MLS season. Read More

Man Utd sign Di Maria for £59.7m

Manchester United sign Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m.

Toronto FC's Ryan Nelsen says injured defenders Steven Caldwell, Justin Morrow out for coming weeks

TORONTO – Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen has had to deal with injuries to some of his key players all year long, and that injury bug reared its ugly, unwanted head once again with both captain Steven Caldwell and left fullback Justin Morrow out of commission for the weeks ahead. Read More

Hulk double puts Zenit in the group stage

FC Zenit 3-0 R. Standard de Liège (agg: 4-0)The hosts confirmed their place in the group stage after Hulk's double helped comfortably see off the Belgian champions.

United complete Di Maria signing

Manchester United have completed a deal with Real Madrid to secure the services of Argentinian international Angel di Maria for a record British transfer fee of £59.7m to sign the winger on a five-year deal.

Everton sign Cameroon striker Eto'o

Everton agree a two-year deal for 33-year-old former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o.

Hull sign Tottenham defender Dawson

Hull City complete a deal to sign Tottenham defender Michael Dawson for a reported £3.5m.

American Exports: Former Chivas USA coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola returns to lead Michael Orozco, Puebla

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – José Luis Sánchez Solá – better known as “El Chelís” – is back in the coaching world. The former Chivas USA coach has returned to Liga MX club Puebla, where he first made his name and where current US international Michael Orozco plies his trade. Chelís vowed that his players would give everything for the Puebla shirt in a press conference on Tuesday, and added that they wouldn’t be found wanting for effort in the club’s battle against relegation. Read More

Preview: Ludogorets v Steaua

PFC Ludogorets Razgrad have not won in four UEFA Champions League games but Georgi Dermendzhiev is "not worried or afraid" as they bid to overcome FC Steaua Bucure?ti.

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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