Monday Kickoff: Mkhitaryan, Chapecoense, Arsenal and more


Finally a regular contributor, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is battling an injury while Chapecoense has taken a step towards returning to the field.

After being stretchered off over the weekend, Henrikh Mkhitaryan may be fit by Boxing Day according to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. (REPORT)

Vagner Mancini has been named Chapecoense manager, replacing Caio Júnior, who was among the 71 killed in the club’s tragic plane crash. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says he’s hoping to keep winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the club. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert promises that the club will make some signings in the January transfer window. (REPORT)

Crew Alexandria director Dario Gradi has been suspended by the English FA as part of the ongoing investigation into sexual assault in the English game. (REPORT)

Southampton striker Charlie Austin is set to miss three to four months due to injury. (REPORT)


Roman Torres provided the decisive penalty kick, capping off a spectacular performance in Saturday’s MLS Cup. (READ)

An unforgettable save from Stefan Frei sealed the goalkeeper’s place in Sounders’ lore. (READ)

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney was left heartbroken by Saturday’s result, but he remains confident in his team’s ability to bounce back. (READ)

Atlanta United had a busy Sunday, acquiring Michael Parkhurst while also sealing a move for Sean Johnson before sending him to NYCFC. (READ)

A special brotherhood helped lift the Seattle Sounders to the first title in the club’s MLS history. (READ)

Following the midfielder’s missed penalty kick, Toronto FC rose to the defense of Michael Bradley following a standout MLS Cup performance. (READ)

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