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Monday Kickoff: Guardiola, Terry, Gotze and more


Transfer deadline day for many European leagues is upon us after a weekend full of intense matches, and the announcement of an impending coach has stolen the spotlight this Monday morning.

After weeks of speculation, Manchester City confirmed that current manager Manuel Pellegrini will leave the club at the end of the 2015-16 season, and current Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola will replace him on a three-year deal. (REPORT)

Chelsea defender John Terry, 35, has not been offered a new contract as his expires at the end of the season, but a Blues spokesperson left the door open for his return, saying: “John was advised that while no new deal was currently on the table, that situation could change in the coming months.” (REPORT)

After recovering from a groin injury, German international Mario Gotze returned to Bayern Munich training for the first time since October. (REPORT)

Valencia signed Guilherme Siqueira on loan from Atletico Madrid. (REPORT)

AS Monaco completed the transfer of Brazilian defender Jemerson from Atlético Mineiro, and the 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Ligue 1 club. (REPORT)

AC Milan officially terminated 31-year-old Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong’s contract. (REPORT)

Defender Federico Fazio will play for Spanish club Sevilla on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season. (REPORT)

Werder Bremen signed 20-year-old centerback Milos Veljkovic on a contract until 2019 from Tottenham. (REPORT)

Aaron Eyoma, an 18-year-old right back and winger, signed his first professional contract with English club Arsenal. (REPORT)

Martin Montoya joins Real Betis on loan from Barcelona. (REPORT)


The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Iceland, 3-2, in its first match of 2016, thanks to a late goal from defender Steve Birnbaum. (REPORT)

Matt Miazga officially joined English Premier League club Chelsea, signing a four-and-a-half-year deal to complete the transfer from the New York Red Bulls. (REPORT)

At the age of 17, American midfielder Christian Pulisic made his German Bundesliga debut for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. (REPORT)

American centerback John Brooks, 23, has agreed to sign a new contract with Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin.(REPORT)

Danny Williams, 26, scored his sixth goal of the season across all competitions to help Reading defeat Walsall, 4-0, in the fourth round of the English FA Cup. (REPORT)

Here are the weekend results from the top leagues and competitions:



  • Derby County 1-3 Manchester United


  • Colchester United 1-4 Tottenham
  • Arsenal 2-1 Burnley
  • Aston Villa 0-4 Manchester City
  • Bolton 1-2 Leeds United
  • Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke City
  • Nottingham Forest 0-1 Watford
  • Portsmouth 1-2 AFC Bournemouth
  • Reading 4-0 Walsall
  • Bury 1-3 Hull City
  • Oxford United 0-3 Blackburn Rovers
  • Shrewsbury Town 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday
  • West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Peterborough
  • Liverpool 0-0 West Ham United


  • Carlisle United 0-3 Everton
  • Milton Keynes Dons 1-5 Chelsea



  • Mainz 1-0 Borussia Monchengladbach


  • Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Hannover 96
  • Borrussia Dortmund 2-0 FC Ingolstadt 04
  • SV Darmstadt 98 0-2 Schalke 04
  • Werder Bremen 3-3 Hertha Berlin
  • FC Augsburg 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
  • VfB Stuttgart 2-1 Hamburg SV


  • VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 FC Cologne
  • Bayern Munich 2-0 TSG Hoffenheim



  • Carpi 1-1 Palermo
  • Atalanta 1-1 Sassuolo
  • AS Roma 3-1 Frosinone


  • Chievo Verona 0-4 Juventus
  • Bologna 3-2 Sampdoria
  • Napoli 5-1 Empoli
  • Torino 0-0 Hellas Verona
  • AC Milan 3-0 Inter Milan
  • Genoa 0-0 Fiorentina
  • Udinese 0-0 Lazio



  • Marseille 1-1 Lille


  • Troyes 0-1 Nantes
  • GFC Ajaccio 0-4 Montpellier
  • Bastia 1-0 Lyon
  • Toulouse 1-2 Guingamp
  • Angers 3-0 AS Monaco
  • Lorient 2-0 Stade de Reims


  • St. Etienne 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain
  • Bordeaux 4-0 Stade Rennes
  • Caen 2-0 Nice



  • Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid
  • Eibar 1-2 Malaga
  • Villarreal 1-0 Granada
  • Real Sociedad 2-1 Real Betis
  • Getafe 0-1 Athletic Bilbao


  • Sevilla FC 3-1 Levante
  • Valencia 0-1 Sporting Gijon
  • Real Madrid 6-0 Espanyol
  • Las Palmas 2-1 Celta Vigo



  • Santos 2-0 Queretaro
  • Veracruz 2-2 Tijuana


  • Tigres UANL 3-1 Leon
  • Dorados de Sinaloa 0-3 Club America
  • Atlas 1-1 Pumas UNAM
  • Morelia 2-0 Chivas Guadalajara
  • Cruz Azul 2-1 Chiapas


  • Toluca 1-1 Puebla

What do you think of the weekend results? Will Guardiola win the EPL title in his first season? What will Terry do if he doesn’t play for Chelsea next season?

Share your thoughts below.


    • I don’t understand the Galaxy’s return to old and used up Euro “stars”. Beckham and Keane have been great additions, but that cannot be your MLS recruiting policy. I think that Ashley Cole is going to be an unmitigated disaster.

    • i’m sorry, but while Cole is a questionable signing, de Jong is a very solid signing. in fact, every US media outlet i have seen said it is a fantastic signing. and these were the same folks blasting them for Cole. this guy had a down period but was very solid otherwise. even if i hate him for what he did to Holden.


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