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When Ricardo Clark signed a half-season deal with German club Eintracht Frankfurt after leaving Major League Soccer, the move looked like a mistake after injuries sidelined him for much of his time in Germany. The move looks much better now after he showed enough in recent starts to score a three-year contract extension from the Bundesliga club.
Clark and Eintracht Frankfurt takes on VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday in their season finale.
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Barry to be sidelined a month, World Cup in doubt
Manchester City and England midfielder Gareth Barry suffered an ankle injury in Manchester City's crushing 1-0 loss to Tottenham on Wednesday that will keep him sidelined for a month and could jeopardize Barry's selection for the England World Cup squad.
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U.S. national team midfielder Alejandro Bedoya continued to make a strong case for his inclusion on the U.S. World Cup team, recording an assist and playing 90 minutes in Orebro's 2-1 loss to Helsingborg on Thursday.
Highly-regarded Tottenham fullback Gareth Bale has signed a new deal with Spurs, putting to rest rumors that he would be sold to one of England's bigger clubs.
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Carlos Costly suffered an ankle injury on Thursday, putting his World Cup hopes in doubt.
What do you think of these developments? Encouraged to see Clark rewarded with a new contract in Germany? Think England will miss Barry, or will Fabio Capello find a suitable defensive midfielder?
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