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Friday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Suarez, Gotze, and more


While Liverpool is reportedly eyeing a German international, Real Madrid wants to hold onto its top players and more:

Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be leaving Real Madrid any time soon according to new manager Zinedine Zidane. (REPORT)

The Spanish football federation (LFP) has suspended Barcelona striker Luis Suarez for two Copa del Rey games. (REPORT)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly interested in acquiring Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze, but will allegedly need $54.3 million for the transfer fee. (REPORT)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said Isco is not for sale amid interest from Serie A side Juventus. (REPORT)

Despite recent reported interest from English Premier League side Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said he does not want to leave the German club so soon. (REPORT)

Hector Trujillo, a Guatemalan judge and former secretary general of the country’s soccer federation, was charged by the U.S. in December for accepting bribes, but was released on a $4 million bond on Thursday. (REPORT)

UEFA revealed its 2015 Team of the Year, which included five Barcelona players. (REPORT)

LFP will present a report of the alleged racist chants heard during the Espanyol-Barcelona match on Jan. 2 to the Spanish Anti-Violence Commission. (REPORT)

There are five teams interested in attaining West Brom forward Saido Berahino during the Janueary transfer window. (REPORT)

FC Porto sacked its head coach, Julen Lopetegui, despite sitting in second on the Portuguese table. (REPORT)

Portuguese right-back Ivo Pinto, 26, transferred to Norwich City from Dinamo Zagreb. (REPORT)

The Chinese national team parted ways with head coach Alain Perrin. (REPORT)


The LA Galaxy are reportedly interested in acquiring 31-year-old Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong from AC Milan, and have apparently had talks with the Serie A side to bring him across the Atlantic. (REPORT)

Set to begin play in 2018, Los Angeles FC revealed its colors and crest on Thursday. (REPORT)

Andrew Tarbell is identified by many as the No. 1 goalkeeper in the upcoming 2016 MLS Draft, and he possesses a skill set that’s been recognizable, to some people, for quite a long time, and Tarbell is hoping to show it in the MLS Combine. (REPORT)

Left back Brandon Vincent is fresh off leading Stanford to an NCAA College Cup championship, and while expectations are high for both what he’ll do on the field and how high he’ll go in the upcoming draft, he’s ready to begin his pro career. (REPORT)

Ever since his career began 14 years ago, Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis dreamed of playing close to home, and that dream dream became a reality on Thursday as he moved from the Houston Dynamo to Sporting Kansas City. (REPORT)

MLS announced the full schedule for the upcoming 2016 season. (REPORT)

See Ronaldo staying at Real Madrid for years to come? Is Suarez’s two-game Copa del Rey suspension fair? Think Liverpool will sign Gotze during January? Would you make any changes to UEFA’s Team of the Year?

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  1. Hilarious article on the corrupt Guatemalan Judge.

    “The bond was to be guaranteed by $650,000 in cash and three properties — the Newark one, owned by Mr. Trujillo’s cousin and at which he plans to live under house arrest, along with two properties in Florida and California. But only a portion of the money had been wired, and the address of one of the properties, owned by a person who was traveling abroad, was unknown to anyone in the courtroom.”

    Woudn’t be surprised if all of the money for said properties originated from his dealings. That’s like me posting bond for robbery charges with the money I stole from the bank.


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