Friday Kickoff: Gundogan, Suarez, FIFA and more

Friday Kickoff: Gundogan, Suarez, FIFA and more

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Friday Kickoff: Gundogan, Suarez, FIFA and more

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A star midfielder could be out for quite awhile, while one of the game’s best forwards re-signed with his current club.

Pep Guardiola says Ilkay Gundogan could miss several months due to a knee injury. (REPORT)

Luis Suarez signed a new deal that will keep him at Barcelona through 2021. (REPORT)

Following the use of video assistance at the Club World Cup, FIFA’s Head of Refereeing, Massimo Busacca, defended the technology from criticism. (REPORT)

Carlos Tevez says he cannot see himself leaving Boca Juniors despite swirling rumors of a move to China. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho says that Manchester United will only buy players in January if they sell a few first. (REPORT)

Chris Smalling is likely to return to the Manchester United lineup this weekend for the first time since October. (REPORT)

Jerome Boateng is expected to miss Sunday’s clash with Darmstadt due to injury. (REPORT)

THURSDAY REWIND

MLS revealed plans to expand to 26 teams by 2020 and 28 teams by an undecided future date. (READ)

Sources told SBI that the NASL is pushing to play on in 2017 with an 8-10 team league. (READ)

SBI takes a look at where the MLS Free Agents could end up this offseason. (READ)

No players were selected in the MLS Waiver Draft. (READ)

Ayo Akinola led the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team to a win over Rio Grand Valley’s U-19s. (READ)

Bruce Arena’s USMNT staff will reportedly include several of his LA Galaxy assistants. (READ)

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