Friday Kickoff: Aguero, Silva, Real Madrid and more


While one of the world’s top defenders has seen his agent deny a move away, one of the world’s top attackers signed a new deal to extend his stay with his current club.

Sergio Aguero has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract extension with Manchester City. (REPORT)

Thiago Silva’s agent says the Paris Saint-Germain defender has not been in contact with AC Milan over a potential return. (REPORT)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport determined that the youth signings that earned Real Madrid a transfer ban will be allowed to play for their respective teams following an appeal. (REPORT)

Hatem Ben Arfa has once again been left off PSG’s matchday squad ahead of this weekend’s clash with Caen after manager Unai Emery said he will only select the “best players”. (REPORT)

Liverpool defender Joel Matip will skip the African Cup of Nations to further integrate himself with his new club. (REPORT)

Jos Luhukay has resigned as Stuttgart coach after just 85 days due to issues with sporting director Jan Schindelmeiser. (REPORT)

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare will miss up to six months due to injuries suffered in a car accident. (REPORT)

Dutch winger Ryan Babel has signed with Deportivo la Coruna. (REPORT)


The U.S. Men’s National Team rose four spots in the latest FIFA rankings. (READ)

FC Dallas remained atop the latest edition of the SBI MLS Power Rankings. (READ)

Christian Pulisic discussed his Champions League debut after contributing an assist in Wednesday’s Borussia Dortmund win. (WATCH)

Don Garber says the league will take its time with expansion as MLS pushes towards 28 teams. (READ)

Carlos Ruiz sealed an MLS return on Thursday by signing with FC Dallas. (READ)

Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard took on a large group of eight-year-olds in a soccer challenge. (WATCH)

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