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Wednesday Kickoff: Liverpool-Stoke City, Ramires, El Shaarawy and more


One half of this year’s Capital One Cup final was established in thrilling fashion on Tuesday, while several players were on the move as the January window starts to creep towards its close.

Liverpool defeated Stoke City 0-1 (6-5 on penalty kicks) at Anfield in Tuesday’s second leg of their Capital One Cup semifinal. The Reds will meet the winner of Everton vs. Manchester City for the title. (REPORT)

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has joined Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning, after making over 250 appearances in his time with the Blues. (REPORT)

AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy has been loaned to Serie A side AS Roma for $1.5 million, while the 23-year old could potentially be bought by the Rome club. (REPORT)

Despite recent links to Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Chelsea, Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann says his heart remains at the Vicente Calderon. (REPORT)

Alexandre Pato will undergo a medical with Chelsea on Wednesday, after the London side reportedly agreed to acquire the Corinthians striker on a six-month loan with an option to purchase. (REPORT)

Newcastle forward Aleksandar Mitrovic’s father allegedly forced through his son’s 2013 transfer from Partizan to Anderlecht after claiming he would bomb the former if the Serbian side blocked the move. (REPORT)

Fernando Torres’ future at Atletico Madrid is highly doubtful after head coach Diego Simeone reportedly said that the striker is no longer wanted with the team. (REPORT)


U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard could reportedly join the Rapids in May following the conclusion of the English Premier League season. (REPORT)

Columbus Crew SC head coach Greg Berhalter expects star striker Kei Kamara to be in training camp despite a recent contract dispute with the club. (REPORT)

Carli Lloyd and Mallory Pugh highlight Jill Ellis’ roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team during the squad’s upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament. (REPORT)

Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Zac MacMath is ready to be the club’s first-choice shot-stopper after proving his worth with the Philadelphia Union. (REPORT)

What did you think of Liverpool’s thrilling win? How will El Shaarawy fit in at Roma?

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    • Yeah that was back when this site was good. Recently I posted a link to a news article from Scotland about Zelalem and a few hours later there was an article on this site linking to the article as breaking news. That’s the level of reporting we have here now.

    • According to the Daily Mail, a condition of the Miazga move is that he not be loaned out. I was hoping he’d be loaned back to RBNY but looks like that won’t happen.


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