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Tuesday Kickoff: Eintracht Frankfurt appoints coach, Costa trains and more


In the midst of a relegation battle in the top tier in Germany, Eintracht Frankfurt revealed its new head coach this Tuesday.

Former Croatia national team coach Niko Kovac has been appointed manager of German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, replacing Armin Veh, who was fired on Sunday. (REPORT)

After missing recent games, Diego Costa and Pedro both participated in Chelsea’s Tuesday training ahead of its UEFA Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. (REPORT)

FIFA confirmed sanction extensions on officials and players in relation to match manipulation and betting that occurred in 2014-15. (REPORT)

Gareth Bale and Marcelo are fit to play and are set to start for Real Madrid against AS Roma in the second leg of the pair’s UCL round of 16 series. (REPORT)

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane said he does not want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, whose current contract runs until June 2018. (REPORT)


The 250th episode of The SBI Show discusses Week 1 of MLS action, Americans playing abroad, the English Premier League title race and more. (REPORT)

Mike Magee was named SBI MLS Player of the Week after scoring two goals and assisting another in the LA Galaxy’s 4-1 win vs. D.C. United. (REPORT)

Returning to Los Angeles, Magee is eager to prove he deserves a starting spot for the Galaxy after his impressive performance in 45 minutes vs. D.C. United on Sunday. (REPORT)

Ignacio Piatti, Michael Bradley, Ashley Cole and Diego Fagundez were among the players named to the SBI MLS Best XI in Week 1. (REPORT)

Tsubasa Endoh earned honors as SBI MLS Rookie of the Week after helping Toronto FC take down the New York Red Bulls on the road at Red Bull Arena. (REPORT)

What do you think of Eintracht’s new hiring? How will the coach affect Timothy Chandler’s position with the German club? Think Diego Costa and Pedro will start vs. PSG?

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