South American Soccer

Thursday Kickoff: Neymar, Godin, Barnsley and more

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Two of South America’s biggest stars are in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Neymar sued a Brazilian court for leaking information related to his tax evasion case in his home country. (REPORT)

Diego Godin suffered a sprain of ankle ligaments in Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. (REPORT)

Barnsley has fired assistant head coach Tommy Wright following reports that he took a £5,000 payment from undercover reporters. (REPORT)

Arjen Robben’s father says the Dutch winger wants to sign a new deal with Bayern. (REPORT)

Marcus Rashford, Dele Allie and Renato Sanches headline the 40-man shortlist for  the 2016 Golden Boy award. (REPORT)

Legia Warsaw will play their upcoming Champions League match against Real Madrid behind closed doors following crowd trouble in the team’s 6-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)


Jurgen Klinsmann says there is ‘no truth’ to rumors linking him to the England job. (READ)

Christian Pulisic relished the opportunity to play Real Madrid, but now wants to take that experience and use it to help him reach a new level. (READ)

The Seattle Sounders face an uncertain future due to the absence of Clint Dempsey. (READ)

John Brooks returns to a budding centerback competition after missing three games due to injury. (READ)

Atlanta United head coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino is aiming to buck the trend of failed international coaches in MLS. (READ)

The Columbus Crew were the big movers in the latest SBI MLS Power Rankings. (READ)


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