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Thursday Kickoff: Torres, CCL, Copa Libertadores and more


As the second CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series of the week played out in Torreon, Mexico, a Spanish star was being linked with a move to Liga MX.

Mexican club Monterrey is reportedly lining up a bid for Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres. (REPORT)

Club America played Santos Laguna to a 0-0 tie at the Estadio Corona in the first leg of their CCL semifinal series. (REPORT)

Corinthians and Atletico Mineiro earned important victories in Copa Libertadores action on Wednesday, while The Strongest and River Plate played to a 1-1 tie. (REPORT)

Paul Pogba, André-Pierre Gignac, Anthony Martial, N’Golo Kanté and Dimitri Payet headline France’s roster ahead of upcoming friendlies, while Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena were not included. (REPORT)

Former Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has been appointed Jordan national team manager ahead of the nation’s two World Cup qualifiers vs. Bangladesh and Australia. (REPORT)

In a video, PSV Eindhoven general manager Toon Gerbrands condemned the actions of the group of fans who humiliated beggars in Madrid, calling the acts “outrageous behavior.” (REPORT)

Jamie Vardy, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling and Danny Drinkwater are among those included on England’s roster to play friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany. (REPORT)


Bayern Munich and Barcelona secured the final two spots in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. (REPORT)

Host Ives Galarcep recaps Week 2 in MLS, talks Americans playing abroad and more in episode 252 of The SBI Show. (REPORT)

Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin expects his club to win at least 10 home games this season ahead of Sunday’s matchup against New England Revolution. (REPORT)

There is a new No. 1 in the SBI MLS Power Rankings after the Portland Timbers fell to the San Jose Earthquakes in Week 2. (REPORT)

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