Tuesday Kickoff: Corinthians eyes Tevez, Red Bulls' Open Cup plan and more

Tuesday Kickoff: Corinthians eyes Tevez, Red Bulls' Open Cup plan and more

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Tuesday Kickoff: Corinthians eyes Tevez, Red Bulls' Open Cup plan and more

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Carlos Tevez could be returning to Corinthians.

According to reports out of England, the Brazilian power has made Manchester City a £35 million offer for the Argentine forward, who played there from 2004-2006 prior to joining the Premier League.

Tevez' departure from Manchester City seems to be a certainty, but a major team in Europe was expected to be his next destination. Instead, Tevez, who scored 21 goals in league play for Manchester City last season and helped lead the team to the FA Cup, could make a return to his native South America.

Here are a few more stories to kick off your Tuesday:


The U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals commence Tuesday night, and if the New York Red Bulls are to progress, they'll have to do so with a reserve-heavy squad.

The New York Post reports that the Red Bulls will field mostly reserves against the Chicago Fire, with Mehdi Ballouchy being the lone starter in the mix. Chris Albright is expected to make his return from injury for New York.

The Red Bulls play in Chicago at 8:30 p.m., with a live stream provided on the Fire's website. Other Open Cup quarterfinals Tuesday include Sporting Kansas City hosting the Richmond Kickers and FC Dallas hosting Real Salt Lake.

The Seattle Sounders play the Los Angeles Galaxy in the final quarterfinal on Wednesday night.


Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Rene Adler is slated to have knee surgery for an injury to a tendon on Wednesday and is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season.

The news benefits American goalkeeper David Yelldell, who just signed with Leverkusen as the club's backup after starting for 2. Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg last season.


Manchester City is set to play Club America, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Los Angeles Galaxy in the World Football Challenege over the coming weeks. Here's who the Citizens brought to North America for the games:

GOALKEEPERS – Joe Hart, Stuart Taylor, Eirik Johansen, Loris Karius.

DEFENDERS – Micah Richards, Jerome Boateng, Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott, Dedryck Boyata, Gael Clichy, Aleksandar Kolarov, Stefan Savic, Frederic Veseli.

MIDFIELDERS – Shaun Wright-Phillips, Vladimir Weiss, James Milner, Gareth Barry, Yaya Touré, Nigel De Jong, David Silva, Adam Johnson.

FORWARDS – Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko, Andrea Mancini, Denis Suarez, Ryan McGivern, John Guidetti.


Can you see Tevez bolting for Corinthians? Think the Red Bulls should take the Open Cup quarterfinal more seriously? How do you see Yelldell faring in the Bundesliga? Planning on catching any of Manchester City's games in America?

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