Monday Kickoff: Van Gaal, Suarez and more

Monday Kickoff: Van Gaal, Suarez and more

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Monday Kickoff: Van Gaal, Suarez and more

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Months of speculation could finally be drawing to a close, as Louis van Gaal is said to be out at Manchester United.

Van Gaal has reportedly been fired by the Red Devils after two years in charge at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho is expected to be named the club’s next head coach in the coming days. (REPORT)

Barcelona attacker Luis Suarez reportedly suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday’s 2-0 Copa Del Rey win over Sevilla. The injury leaves the Uruguayan’s status up in the air for next month’s Copa America. (REPORT)

Jamie Vardy will miss England’s pre-Euro 2016 friendly against Australia on Friday as he is getting married two days earlier. The match is the Three Lions’ final fixture before England coach Roy Hodgson must name his final 23-man roster. (REPORT)

The Italian national team released their preliminary 30-man roster for Euro 2016 on Monday, which is headlined by Gianluigi Buffon, Daniele De Rossi and Stephan El Shaarawy. (REPORT)

Defender Patrice Evra says he will sign a two-year extension with Serie A champions Juventus. The Frenchman has been at the club since 2014 and made 35 appearances for the Bianconeri during the 2015-16 season. (REPORT)

Former Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas is set to take a year off from coaching following the conclusion of Zenit Saint-Petersburg’s season in Russia. (REPORT)

Pachuca advanced to the Liga MX final on Sunday night after defeating Club Leon 2-1 (3-2 on aggregate). Pachuca will meet Monterrey in the Clausura finale. (REPORT)

WEEKEND REWIND

Bobby Wood and Paul Arriola shined for the U.S. Men’s National Team during their 3-1 win over Puerto Rico on Sunday. (REPORT)

The U.S. revealed their final 23-man roster ahead of next month’s Copa America Centenario, which includes newcomer Christian Pulisic and various regulars under Jurgen Klinsmann. (REPORT)

The New York Red Bulls thrashed New York City FC in Saturday’s Hudson Derby, winning 7-0 in front of a packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. (REPORT)

Three penalties and a red card played a part in the Portland Timbers’ 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps over the weekend. (REPORT)

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