Friday Kickoff: Mexico, Atletico Madrid, Toure and more

Friday Kickoff: Mexico, Atletico Madrid, Toure and more

Mexican Soccer

Friday Kickoff: Mexico, Atletico Madrid, Toure and more

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Mexican soccer headlines the news on Friday morning as a one of the world’s top clubs joins the fray by investing in a Liga MX team.

Giovani dos Santos, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, Marco Fabian and Hirving Lozano all missed out on Mexico’s World Cup qualifying roster. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid has finalized their investment in Mexican club Atletico San Luis. (REPORT)

Yaya Toure’s agent expects the midfielder to leave Manchester City this summer. (REPORT)

Chapecoense’s president says Barcelona was the only European team to offer aid following the club’s deadly plane crash. (REPORT)

Guus Hiddink and Nigel Pearson are reportedly headlining candidates for the vacant Middlesbrough job. (REPORT)

Borussia Monchengladbach manager Dieter Heckling says referee Mark Clattenberg “will know he had his say in the outcome of the match” following the club’s Europa League loss to Schalke. (REPORT)

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner’s agent says his client is attracting interest from the Premier League. (REPORT)

THURSDAY REWIND

David Bingham replaced Brad Guzan on the U.S. Men’s National Team roster. (READ)

Fabian Johnson left Borussia Monchengladbach’s Europa League loss with an apparent hamstring injury. (READ)

Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer officially finalized U.S. citizenship, moving him closer to potentially playing for the USMNT. (READ)

With the Under-20 World Cup looming, Jonathan Lewis is facing pressure to prove himself for both club and country. (READ)

Aron Johannsson says he is open to leaving Werder Bremen as he battles through the most difficult period of his career. (READ)

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