Thursday Kickoff : Simeone, Canada, UCL and more

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One of the game’s elite coaches has had his current contract shortened, while a CONCACAF side is on the market for a new boss after parting ways with their current manager following World Cup qualifying failure.

Diego Simeone has reportedly shortened his contract with Atletico Madrid by two years, as his deal with the club will now expire in June 2018. (REPORT)

Canada has parted ways with manager Benito Floro after failing to qualify for the Hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying. (REPORT)

Kiev’s Olympic Stadium will serve as the host of the 2018 Champions League final. (REPORT)

New UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he will review the recent deal that will give more Champions League revenue to the federation’s bigger clubs. (REPORT)

Following a weekend that saw Valencia fullback Jose Gaya reportedly break down with heat exaustion, the Spanish federation accepted a petition that will now allow water breaks in extreme temperatures. (REPORT)

With John Terry out, David Luiz will earn his first start since his return to Chelsea in Friday’s match against Liverpool. (REPORT)

The Melbourne Victory are reportedly nearing a deal with former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien. (REPORT)

Swansea City’s Nathan Dyer will miss two months after undergoing ankle surgery. (REPORT)


U.S. Men’s National Team winger Christian Pulisic provided an assist in Borussia Dortmund’s 6-0 win over Legia Warsaw. (READ)

Clint Dempsey made his return to the practice field on Wednesday after undergoing tests for an irregular heartbeat. (READ)

Adrian Heath and Sigi Schmid are reportedly among the candidates for Minnesota United’s head coaching position upon the club’s move to MLS. (READ)

Following FC Dallas’ triumph, SBI breaks down Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup finale, including the play of Mauro Diaz and Juan Agudelo. (READ)

Ahead of a three-game road trip, the Philadelphia Union are within striking distance of the Eastern Conference’s top teams. (READ)

John Brooks is doubtful for Hertha Berlin’s upcoming match against Schalke due to a muscle injury. (READ)

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