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Thursday Kickoff: Blatter, Wenger, Rodriguez and more

Sepp Blatter continues to loom large over FIFA while a Paris Saint-German executive shut down any links to Arsene Wenger.

Honorary FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-Joon says Sepp Blatter continues to have influence within FIFA. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert says there is a “zero percent chance” Arsene Wenger could be hired by the club. (REPORT)

Zinedine Zidane reiterated that he doesn’t have a problem with James Rodriguez, who continues to be linked with a Real Madrid departure. (REPORT)

Pep Guardiola admitted the Manchester City’s title push is now “over”. (REPORT)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he finds reports linking him with a move to Inter Milan “disappointing”. (REPORT)

Roy Hodgson is set to join Australian club Melbourne City in an advisory role. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek signed a new deal with the club. (REPORT)

WEDNESDAY REWIND

A stunning finish from Andre Pierre-Gignac helped lift Tigres past the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night. (READ)

Joe Gyau scored his first goal since joining German club SG Sonnenhof Großaspach. (READ)

Diego Valeri earned SBI MLS Player of the Month honors for his performances in March. (READ)

In addition, Valeri’s Portland Timbers were recognized as the SBI MLS Team of the Month. (READ)

U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team ratified a new collective bargaining agreement. (READ)

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