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Friday Kickoff: Messi, Schweinsteiger, Gabigol and more

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Despite scoring a vital goal on Thursday, Lionel Messi’s status is in doubt for Argentina, while Bastian Schweinsteiger is a part of the Manchester United squad following the close of the transfer window

Lionel Messi is questionable for Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Venezuela due to a groin injury. According to head coach  Edgardo Bauza, Messi was playing through pain as he scored the lone goal in Argentina’s win over Uruguay on Thursday. (REPORT)

Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named in Manchester United’s official squad for the Premier League. (REPORT)

Recent signing Gabigol has been left out of Inter’s Europa League squad alongside Joao Mario, Geoffroy Kondogbia and Stevan Jovetic due to Financial Fair Play regulations. (REPORT)

Leonardo Bonucci will miss Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Israel on Monday to take care of his son, who underwent emergency surgery in July. (REPORT)

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland will undergo surgery next week for an injured ankle. (REPORT)

Liverpool midfielder Lucas is nearing a return from a hamstring injury. (REPORT)

THURSDAY REWIND

Jurgen Klinsmann revealed that Brad Guzan will start for the U.S. Men’s National Team on Friday. (READ)

SBI takes a look at what to watch as the USMNT takes on St. Vincent & The Grenadines. (READ)

A stoppage time winner from Frank Lampard sealed a dramatic win for NYCFC against D.C. United. (READ)

North Carolina headlines the latest edition of the SBI College Top 25. (READ)

Heather O’Reilly has officially retired from the U.S. Women’s National Team. (READ)

 

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