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Thursday Kickoff: Colombia, Newcastle, Copa Libertadores and more


The Copa America Centenario is just around the corner, and Colombia left one intriguing name off its preliminary roster ahead of games against the U.S., Costa Rica and Paraguay.

Colombia revealed its preliminary roster for this summer’s Copa America Centenario, and while James Rodriguez was among the star players included, Radamel Falcao was not named to the roster. (REPORT)

Newcastle United, which is on the verge of being relegated from the English Premier League, announced Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux are leaving the club by mutual consent. (REPORT)

Independiente del Valle, Nacional of Uruguay, Sao Paulo and Atletico Mineiro all progressed to the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals on Thursday.

Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly interested in acquiring midfielder Denis Suarez of Villarreal. (REPORT)

Juventus has reportedly given Paul Pogba an ultimatum in regards to deciding his future with the Italian Serie A titles-winners. (REPORT)


Joe Gyau, who has missed the entire 2015-16 season due to a knee injury, revealed via social media that he had passed his fitness test for Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)

Retired U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach has officially joined ESPN as an analyst. (REPORT)

EPL veteran Joe Cole was announced as the Tampa Bay Rowdies’ latest signing. (REPORT)

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann must narrow his roster to 23 players ahead of this summer’s Copa America Centenario, so we took a look at who might make that list. (REPORT)


    • That’s interesting, because Colombia is also playing in the Olympics this summer. I wonder how they’ll split the teams.


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