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Monday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Citigroup subpoenaed in FIFA probe and more


While a U.S. bank has received an order to appear in court over the FIFA scandal, a Portuguese star made his feelings clear following Real Madrid’s loss to its rival over the weekend.

Following Real Madrid’s derby defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday, Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo said, “If everybody was at my level, we’d be top,” but later clarified those comments. (REPORT)

U.S. bank Citigroup has received a subpoena over its possible participation in the FIFA bribery scandal. (REPORT)

Following Valencia’s 3-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao, head coach Gary Neville called the center official “a joke” on Sunday. (REPORT)

Gerard Pique said he will not join Manchester City in the future because he considers Manchester United to be his “second club.” (REPORT)

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness was released from prison after serving one-and-a-half years of his sentence over tax evasion. (REPORT)

Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 20, signed a new five-year deal with Chelsea. (REPORT)


At just 24 years old, Kelyn Rowe has developed into an reliable and versatile attacking threat for the New England Revolution, and he is eager to take the next step in his career in 2016. (REPORT)

U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team defender Eric Miller is hoping to earn minutes for the Montreal Impact ahead of the Olympic qualifying playoff series vs. Colombia in March. (REPORT)

Joining Toronto FC from the Portland Timbers in the offseason via a trade, Canadian midfielder Will Johnson brings much-needed leadership and veteran experience. (REPORT)

U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard is reportedly set to sign a four-year deal with the Colorado Rapids, and he will earn $2 million per year. (REPORT)

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