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Wednesday Kickoff: Chapecoense, Coutinho, Cahill and more


Brazilian clubs are stepping up to aid Chapecoense, while a Brazilian star is set for some time out due to injury.

Brazil’s top clubs have pledged to offer to loan players to Chapecoense following the club’s tragic plane crash on Tuesday. Several top clubs, including Corinthians, Santos and Palmeiras, also called for Chapecoense to be exempt from relegation for three seasons. (REPORT)

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho will be out for five weeks after injuring his ankle in this past weekend’s win over Sunderland. (REPORT)

Former New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill scored the lone goal in Melbourne City’s 1-0 win over Sydney FC  in the FFA Cup final, securing the club’s first trophy in its seven-year history. (REPORT)

Xabi Alonso says he has yet to make a decision regarding what he will do following the expiration of his Bayern Munich contract, which concludes after this season. (REPORT)

Barcelona’s Jeremy Mathieu will miss up to three more weeks due to a calf issue. (REPORT)

Manchester City fullback Bacary Sagna is unsure regarding his future with the club. (REPORT)

West Ham forward Diafra Sakho will be out up to six weeks due to a thigh injury. (REPORT)


Bruce Arena says the U.S. Men’s National Team needs to find more playmakers. (READ)

Lynden Gooch was stretchered off from Monday’s Sunderland reserve match. (READ)

Adrian Heath has been named head coach of Minnesota  United. (READ)

Portland Timbers owner Merrit Paulson insists that Caleb Porter isn’t leaving the club. (READ)

Sporting KC confirmed on Tuesday that head coach Peter Vermes has signed a contract extension. (READ)

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