Wednesday Kickoff: Rodriguez, Schweinsteiger and more


Real Madrid’s manager was quick to deflect transfer rumors surrounding one of his biggest stars, while it appears another star midfielder could be on the move in the very near future.

Zinedine Zidane played down rumors regarding the possible sale of James Rodriguez. According to the Real Madrid manager, Rodriguez did not start Tuesday’s Super Cup victory due to his fitness, not because of any impending sale. (REPORT)

Manchester United is expecting to find a buyer for Bastian Schweinsteiger before the transfer window closes, while the club is also hoping to secure a loan deal for Adnan Januzaj. (REPORT)

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has signed a new deal to remain with the club until 2020. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund announced that Marco Reus is expected to return to training in mid-August. (REPORT)

Arsenal defender Gabriel is set to miss up to two months, leaving the defenders short-handed at centerback due to a previous injury to Per Mertesacker. (REPORT)

Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez has left Aston Villa for a one-year loan with Serie A side Fiorentina. (REPORT)


Colombia scored late, sealing a mistake-filled draw for the U.S. Women’s National Team in the final match of the Olympics group stage. (READ)

Alejandro Bedoya is glad to finally be settled in with the Philadelphia Union after a complicated transfer process. (READ)

Julian Green has officially been named to Bayern Munich’s first team. (READ)

A report links Giuseppe Rossi with a move to the New York Red Bulls. (READ)

Toronto FC served as the big movers in the latest SBI MLS Power Rankings. (READ)

In Tuesday’s Question of the Day, SBI asks who you think is the greatest goalkeeper in MLS history? (READ)

  • bryan

    James played yesterday, he did not miss the game. he came off the bench. i would love to see Bastian sign with an MLS team but probably too late for that to happen until next window.


  • Jo

    What exactly are Arsenal “defenders” of this year? The 2nd place spot in the PL table?


  • Andy in Atlanta

    Mexico needs a win to advance now that Germnay has scored 8 vs Fiji…. a draw will leave all 3 teams on 5 with Mexico missing out… I am sure they will be pushing hardcore now


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