Thursday Kickoff: Alonso, Wenger, Conte and more

A star midfielder is set to call it quits while a pair of Premier League managers head towards opposite futures.

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso announced that he will retire at the end of the season. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says fan protests will influence his decision on remaining at Arsenal. (REPORT)

Antonio Conte is set to agree to a new deal with Chelsea that will last through 2019. (REPORT)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly looking to leave Arsenal this summer. (REPORT)

Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson are doubtful for this weekend’s match against Burnley. (REPORT)

Following Jose Mourinho’s complaints, FC Rostov’s pitch has been approved by UEFA. (REPORT)

Juventus, Liverpooll and Borussia Dortmund are reportedly in pursuit of Atletico Bilbao winger Inaki Williams. (REPORT)


The SBI show returned with special guests Brooks Lennon and Nick Lima. (READ)

Christian Pulisic provided a goal and created two more to lead Borussia Dortmund to victory on Wednesday. (READ)

Barcelona overcame Paris Saint-Germain in historic fashion while Borussia Dortmund cruised past Benfica in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League action. (READ)

Bruce Arena touched on a number of topics on Facebook on Wednesday, including the roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. (READ)

DeAndre Yedlin is set to miss one-to-two weeks after suffering a thigh injury. (READ)

Hamburg is determined to hold on to Bobby Wood despite interest from abroad. (READ)

Following Week 1 of MLS play, several teams sealed moves up the SBI MLS Power Rankings. (READ)

1 comment
  • Old School

    Arsene Wenger says fan protests will influence his decision on remaining at Arsenal. (REPORT)

    Brilliant mind. Feeble fortitude.

    No coincidence about it…Wenger’s teams reflect this exact dynamic. All flair and no fortitude.


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