Tuesday Kickoff: Gotze, Valcke, Ferretti and more

Tuesday Kickoff: Gotze, Valcke, Ferretti and more


Tuesday Kickoff: Gotze, Valcke, Ferretti and more


A Borussia Dortmund star is set for a significant absence while a former FIFA executive is looking for his ban to be reduced or overturned.

Mario Gotze is set to miss an extended period of time due to metabolic disturbances. (REPORT)

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn his 10-year ban. (REPORT)

Veracruz will play the club’s next match with an empty stadium while Tigres head coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti will be suspended for the next two games due to the melee that broke out between fans of the two clubs. (REPORT)

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri dismissed reports that he could take over at Barcelona. (REPORT)

Up to 10 Premier League clubs could reportedly display sponsorship on their jersey sleeves. (REPORT)

Juventus defender Medhi Benatia and midfielders Claudio Marchisio and Stefano Sturaro will miss the team’s Copa Italia semifinal agaisnt Napoli. (REPORT)


The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team topped Mexico, 1-0, to move closer to sealing a World Cup berth. (READ)

Erik Palmer-Brown earned SBI U.S. U-20 Man of the Match honors for his efforts against Mexico. (READ)

The Colorado Rapids are looking to improve in the attack as they head towards the 2017 season. (READ)

D.C. United hope to compete in a rapidly-improving Eastern Conference. (READ)

Real Salt Lake have added several new faces as the club looks to push back towards contending. (READ)

UEFA president Alexander Ceferin says the U.S. travel ban would have an impact on a potential World Cup bid. (READ)

Mix Diskerud hinted at his frustration with NYCFC in a lyrical Instagram post. (READ)

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