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All-Star: The Flaming Lips, Cold War Kids headline festivities in Portland ahead of 2014 All-Star Game

Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday the slate of events for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star week in Portland, Ore. including headlining musical acts The Flaming Lips and Cold War Kids. The six-day celebration in downtown Portland will kick off on Friday, August 1 with fan events extending through the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday, August 6 (9:30 pm ET, ESPN2, UniMas, TSN and RDS). Read More

Fraizer Campbell: Will Undergo Medical With Crystal Palace

Fraizer Campbell: Campbell is expected to undergo a medical evaluation with Crystal Palace, reports the Croydon Advertiser. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

MLS Insider: Behind the scenes as Kaka joins Orlando City SC

Art by Futbol Artist Network | Illus: Kyle Stecker | http://kylestecker.com/ | @KyleStecker Read More

Armchair Analyst: "Cubo," Obafemi Martins, Jermain Defoe make my Midseason Awards, Best XI

We're just past the midway point of the MLS regular season, which means now is a good time to take stock of what we've been looking at over the last couple of months – and try to figure out the shape of the year to come. Here, in the words of Andrew Wiebe (watch the video above), is some premature silverware: Read More

Basel snap up experienced defender Samuel

FC Basel 1893 have signed 2010 UEFA Champions League winner Walter Samuel on a one-year contract following the end of his deal at FC Internazionale Milano.

Negotiations ongoing as Orlando City continue Robinho chase with interest heating up in Brazil

Interest in AC Milan striker Robinho has intensified in recent days, but that hasn't driven Orlando City away from the negotiating table. Far from it, in fact. The 2015 MLS expansion side hasn't been shy about its interest in the Brazilian forward in recent weeks, with the prospect of adding a second Designated Player following the capture of countryman Kaká an enticing proposition. Read More

Man City racism claim 'baseless'

Manchester City's claim that an Under-21 player was racially abused is "baseless" says the accused player's Croatian club.

MLS Fantasy Advice: Forget Round 20, managers trolling transfer market for Round 21 doubles

TRANSFER DEADLINE: Wednesday, 10:30 pm ET The transfer market tells us crazy things sometimes. This week, it suggests that while the Montreal Impact are the only team benefiting from a double-game week in Round 20, most MLS Fantasy owners are directing their focus toward Round 21. Read More

Samuel makes Swiss move

Walter Samuel, who has played for Inter Milan, Roma and Real Madrid, signed a one-year deal with Basel in the Swiss Super League on Wednesday.

Fabio Borini: Leaves Friendly with Shoulder Injury

Fabio Borini: Borini left Liverpool's friendly against AS Roma at Fenway Park on Wednesday due to a shoulder injury, the club's official web site reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

American Exports: Bob Bradley, Michael Stephens grab first win since May with Stabaek

AMSTERDAM – Bob Bradley's Stabæk won for the first time since May on Wednesday, sailing on to the NM Cupen quarterfinals with a 2-0 road win over Bodø/Glimt. Michael Stephens worked all but stoppage time for the Blue Ones, drawing a good save in the area just past intermission. Meanwhile, the home side remained without the injured Zarek Valentin. Read More

VIDEO: Artist draws photograph-like portrait of USMNT, Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey | SIDELINE

In need of something that's equal parts soccer-related, extremely awesome and slightly mindblowing to pass the next four-and-a-half minutes of your life? Read More

Costa: I don't need to change for Chelsea

Chelsea's new signing Diego Costa said he has been told by manager Jose Mourinho that the Blues will play to the Spanish striker's strengths during the 2014/15 English Premier League campaign.

All-Star: Bayern Munich announce star-studded group of players taking part in US tour

A number of 2014 World Cup veterans, including the US national team's Julian Green, will suit up for Bayern Munich for the reigning German champions' entire US tour, which begins next week. Read More

The Egyptian Rock moves on

One of Africa's most decorated stars, Wael Gomaa, called his playing career a day just before the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ - moving into a new role in football with only one regret.

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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