Tuesday Kickoff: Ronaldo injury, Gotze and more

Tuesday Kickoff: Ronaldo injury, Gotze and more

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Tuesday Kickoff: Ronaldo injury, Gotze and more

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Real Madrid will need of their top talent in order to defeat rival Atletico Madrid during this weekend’s Champions League final, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness has come into question recently.

Real head coach Zinedine Zidane has come out and said that Ronaldo will be ready for the team’s meeting with Atleti on Saturday, despite a nagging thigh problem. Ronaldo exited the team’s training session on Tuesday with a noticeable limp. (REPORT)

Mario Gotze’s father has stated that his son won’t be joining Liverpool this season. Heavy speculation has linked Gotze to the Merseyside club because of a potential reunion with Jurgen Klopp, who coached the 23-year-old back at Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)

Valencia has hired Pako Ayestaran as the team’s next head coach. The 53-year-old took over for Gary Neville after he was fired by the club back in March. (REPORT)

Liga MX has approved a limit on 10 foreign-based players per team. The rule will take affect for July’s 2016 Apertura season. (REPORT)

Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Nurnberg 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate) on Monday afternoon, allowing Frankfurt to remain in the Bundesliga next season. (REPORT)

Barcelona forward Sandro will not return to the club next season, after reportedly receiving an offer to exit the La Liga champions. (REPORT)

MONDAY REWIND

Fresh off their 7-0 thrashing of New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls earned SBI MLS Team of the Week honors. (REPORT)

FC Dallas defender Kellyn Acosta has been added the U.S. Men’s National Team roster ahead of Wednesday’s friendly against Ecuador. (REPORT)

U.S. defender Timmy Chandler exited Monday’s Bundesliga relegation playoff match with Eintracht Frankfurt due to an apparent injury, however, the outside back has since informed U.S. assistant coach Andi Herzog that he wasn’t injured and will still join the USMNT ahead of Copa America. (REPORT)

The Copa America Centenario is right around the corner, and all 16 teams have officially released their final squads of June’s tournament. (REPORT)

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