Thursday Kickoff: Northern Europe, Steve Bruce, and more

Thursday Kickoff: Northern Europe, Steve Bruce, and more

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Thursday Kickoff: Northern Europe, Steve Bruce, and more

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With the recent Champions League changes making things difficult for smaller teams, the smaller teams of northern Europe are looking for a way to counter.

Top teams from Belgium, Holland, Scotland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden are reportedly negotiating the formation of a combined Northern European league. (REPORT)

Aston Villa have announced that Steve Bruce will be taking over as manager of the team. (REPORT)

Derby County have announced the return of Steve McClaren as manager after a previous stint from 2013-2015. (REPORT)

Liverpool announced the institution of an Academy wage cap of £40,000 a year to their 17-year-old first season professionals, in order to combat “too much, too young” culture of English football. (REPORT)

Serge Aurier of the Ivory Coast helped save the life of Moussa Doumbia of Mali during their recent match. (REPORT)

Napoli are reportedly targeting Didier Drogba as a replacement for injured striker Arkadiusz Milik. (REPORT)

WEDNESDAY REWIND

The Seattle Sounders and Houston Dynamo battled to a scoreless draw on Wednesday night. (READ)

Julian Green showed maturity and confidence in the USMNT’s draw with New Zealand on Tuesday. (READ)

USMNT 1, New Zealand 1: The SBI Breakdown. (READ)

Kevin Molino was reportedly sent home from Trindad and Tobago’s camp after missing a curfew. (READ)

‘Fearless’ Lynden Gooch pleased with first USMNT performance (READ)

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