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Wednesday Kickoff: Gotze, Toure, Kante and more


A Premier League manager has kept quiet on a move for a World Cup hero, while one of the league’s top stars has begun to prepare for life after Manchester City.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to comment on reports liking the club to Mario Gotze, but the German boss did comment on the Bayern Munich playmaker’s “extraordinary abilities”. Gotze previously played for Klopp with Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)

Yaya Toure’s agent says the midfielder has been in discussions with several European clubs ahead of a summer move. The Manchester City midfielder had previously stated his desire to stay in England and had been liked with a move to China. (REPORT)

French midfielder N’Golo Kante has cast doubt over his future with Leicester by stating that he does not know if he will be with the club next season. (REPORT)

Roma star Radja Nainggolan took to Twitter to state that he has not been in contact with any club despite reports linking him to Chelsea. (REPORT)

Manchester City’s Martin Demichelis has been charged for misconduct by the English FA for several incidents involving betting. (REPORT)

Barcelona’s Adriano has been ruled out for Saturday’s Clasico due to a hamstring injury. (REPORT)


After falling against the same opponent last Friday, the U.S. Men’s National Team toppled Guatemala, 4-0, in Columbus on Tuesday. (REPORT)

The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team missed out on the Olympics via a 2-1 loss to Colombia. (REPORT)

Rayo OKC forward Georgios Samaras is looking to return to the game he loves while forging a bright future with the expansion club. (REPORT)

The San Francisco Deltas are set to join the NASL in 2017. (REPORT)

SBI previews the Carolina RailHawks, who enter their 10th season with high ambitions after the signing of a former club star. (REPORT)

After missing the playoffs last season, the Tampa Bay Rowdies are looking to bounce back in pursuit of a postseason berth in 2016. (REPORT)

The USMNT will head to Jacksonville for September’s World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago. (REPORT)

Here’s a look at Tuesday’s results:


Trinidad & Tobago 6 – 0 St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Honduras 2 – 0 El Salvador

Panama 1 – 0 Haiti

Costa Rica 3 – 0 Jamaica

Mexico 2 – 0 Canada


Colombia 3 – 1 Ecuador

Uruguay 1 – 0 Peru

Argentina 2 – 0 Bolivia

Venezuela 1 – 4 Chile

Paraguay 2 – 2 Brazil


Germany 4 – 1 Italy

Norway 2 – 0 Finland

Sweden 1 – 1 Czech Republic

Switzerland 0 – 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina

England 1 – 2 Netherlands

Republic of Ireland 2 – 2 Slovakia

Portugal 2 – 1 Belgium

France 4 – 2 Russia

Scotland 1 – 0 Denmark


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