Tuesday Kickoff: Marseille, Barcelona, Falcao and more


An American owner is set to finalize his investment in one of France’s giants, while Barcelona’s stars have reportedly rejoined training.

American investor Frank McCourt, who the Los Angeles Dodgers, is closing in on a €45 million purchase of Ligue 1 side Marseille as a deal could be finalized as soon as Oct. 17. (REPORT)

Neymar and Samuel Umtiti returned to Barcelona training on Tuesday, while Lionel Messi was reportedly involved for the first time since suffering a groin injury. (REPORT)

After battling concussion symptoms, Monaco’s Radamel Falcao returned to training on Monday. (REPORT)

Argentina and Napoli legend Diego Maradona says he remains “disappointed” by Gonzalo Higuain’s transfer to Juventus. (REPORT)

Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum is set to undergo scans on a hamstring injury suffered during Monday’s World Cup qualifier against France. (REPORT)

Former Arsenal forward Marouane Chamakh signed with Cardiff City. (REPORT)


Prior to Tuesday’s friendly, SBI takes a look at who should start for the U.S. Men’s National Team. (READ)

Jurgen Klinsmann says that Bob Bradley’s claim that the German-born boss was “jockeying” for the USMNT gig is “simply not true. (READ)

Young wingers Julian Green, Paul Arriola and Lynden Gooch are out to prove themselves in Tuesday’s match against New Zealand. (READ)

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team fell to England, 2-0, to close a winless Four Nations Cup. (READ)

Prior to their match against Cuba, the USMNT explored Havana to take in the sights ahead of their first trip to Cuba since 2008. (READ)


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