Wednesday Kickoff: Silva, Pepe, Oxlade-Chamberlain and more


One of the world’s best defenders could be on the move while another star centerback has confirmed his allegiance to his current club.

Thiago Silva’s agent says the defender could leave the club next summer if he is not offered a new contract soon. (REPORT)

Pepe, who is out of contract at the end of the season, says he is hoping to re-sign and eventually retire with Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s comments that he may look for a move if he doesn’t get more playing time, Arsene Wenger says he will fight to keep the winger at Arsenal. (REPORT)

After being stretchered off over the weekend, Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld could return as soon as October 29. (REPORT)

Thiago Motta and Javier Pastore were left off Paris Saint-Germain’s squad for Wednesday’s Champions League match against FC Basel. (REPORT)

Fenerbahce was forced to make an emergency landing in Budapest while traveling ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Manchester United. (REPORT)

UEFA has charged FC Copenhagen for use of flares during the club’s Champions League match against Leicester City. (REPORT)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has been given a three-match suspension for stomping on Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Conor Coady. (REPORT)


SBI takes a look at how FC Dallas can replace Mauro Diaz heading towards the playoffs. (READ)

Didier Drogba will remain with the Montreal Impact despite refusing to play in Sunday’s tie with Toronto FC. (READ)

Roma is reportedly interested in signing Timmy Chandler in January. (READ)

FC Dallas remains atop the SBI MLS Power Rankings. (READ)

Florida Gulf Coast continues to shine while earning a major leap up the SBI College Soccer Top 25 rankings. (READ)

Fabian Johnson will miss Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Celtic due to illness. (READ)


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