Wednesday Kickoff: UEFA, Reus, Walcott and more



UEFA is officially under new leadership, while a pair of star wingers are battling injuries that are keeping them out of action for the time being.

Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Ceferin was named UEFA president on Wednesday after winning the federation’s election in a landslide. Ceferin will complete Michel Platini’s term, which lasts until 2019, after the French legend was banned due to improper payments. (REPORT)

Marco Reus is experiencing a “slight delay” to his return from a groin injury, but is expected back on the field before the end of September. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says that Theo Walcott is currently dealing with a knee injury, one which kept him out of Arsenal’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich is not concerned about Mats Hummels after the centerback was substituted early in Tuesday’s Champions League win with an apparent head injury. (REPORT)

Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi is set for surgery after suffering a groin injury over the weekend. (REPORT)

Lamine Kone has signed a new five-year deal that will keep the defender at Sunderland. (REPORT)


Mauro Diaz and Max Urruti shined as FC Dallas toppled the New England Revolution, 4-2, to win the U.S. Open Cup. (READ)

With the club’s move to MLS looming, Minnesota United is preparing for what lies ahead while also looking to their past as an inspiration. (READ)

MLS confirmed the expansion rules that will be utilized by both Minnesota United and Atlanta United before the two teams enter the league in 2017. (READ)

EA Sports released the FIFA 17 demo on Tuesday afternoon. (READ)

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