Monday Kickoff: Rossi, Costa, Griezmann and more

American-born forward Giuseppe Rossi has been struck by injury once again while Diego Costa’s future remains in doubt.

Giuseppe Rossi is set to miss at least six months after tearing his ACL in Celta Vigo’s loss to Eibar. (REPORT)

Diego Costa says he is happy at Chelsea but unhappy living in London amid links to a potential departure from the club. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid has reportedly entered negotiations with Antoine Griezmann over an improved deal in an effort to fight off interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels will miss the club’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid due to injury. (REPORT)

David de Gea and Antonio Valencia could be back in the Manchester United lineup for Europa League action on Thursday. (REPORT)

Real Madrid defender Pepe is reportedly likely to depart Real Madrid due to the club’s insistence on offering just a one-year deal. (REPORT)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says that Everton will sell Ross Barkley if the midfielder does not agree to a new contract soon. (REPORT)

Birmingham City offered a statement backing manager Gianfranco Zola following the manager’s 13th loss in 22 games. (REPORT)


The U.S., Mexico and Canada are set to announce a joint World Cup bid on Monday afternoon. (READ)

San Jose Earthquakes forwards Chris Wondolowski and Marco Urena are showing plenty of chemistry through the start of the season. (READ)

The Seattle Sounders lamented their missed chances in Saturday’s road draw against the Earthquakes. (READ)

Tijuana midfielder Joe Corona joined the latest edition of the SBI Show. (READ)

Julian Gressel has rapidly become a beloved player among the Atlanta United faithful thanks to his play in the midfield throughout the start of the club’s inaugural season. (READ)

The U.S. Men’s National Team is reportedly set to take on Ghana and Venezuela in friendlies this summer. (READ)

  • two cents/lowercase letters guy

    American born rossi chose italy and famously scored against the usa in germany wc. and basically ever since then has endured exactly this kind of injury multiple times. i can’t help but think this guy is/was getting jobbed.


  • bizzy

    all I see is
    “Giuseppe Rossi is an American born Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Celta de Vigo…….who should have been an American legend…….who would have had more than 100 caps for the USMNT (instead of 30 he had for italy)………who should have been this countries leading goal scorer…….who is already 30 and at the end of his career……..is struck once again by injury and is set to miss at least six months after tearing his ACL and future at Celta Vigo remains in doubt.”

    ACL injury
    Anterior cruciate ligament injury occurs when the biomechanical limits of the ligament are exceeded (over-stretched) because it is an important internal stabilizer of the knee joint…..yup, when will-power far exceeds the body’s current state or potential the weakest body part gives way.

    paying attention to the balance of strength between hamstrings and quadriceps will help prevent the anterior cruciate ligament from being overpowered by over-emphasized quadriceps strength. It is also stressed that landing forces should be reduced together with emphasizing proper landing technique. It has been previously reported that landing on the heel, rather than forefoot with progressive transfer of weight to the heel, is potentially injurious to the ACL because of the hyper-extension forces created……..I think he didn’t get the memo on that too

    Some where in his life and choices……are regrets


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