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Wednesday Kickoff: Bayern Munich, ‘Chicharito’, Dortmund and more

Following their controversial defeat to Real Madrid, several Bayern Munich players took things a step too far.

Police reportedly intervened after three Bayern Munich players, Robert Lewandowski, Thiago and Arturo Vidal, stormed into the referee’s locker room following their elimination from the Champions League on Tuesday. (REPORT)

Security has been heightened all around Borussia Dortmund’s upcoming match with Monaco due to last week’s bus attack. (REPORT)

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is set to return to the Bayer Leverkusen lineup on Sunday after an extended absence due to a thigh injury. (REPORT)

Manuel Neuer could miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. (REPORT)

Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to miss the rest of the season with a broken leg. (REPORT)

Previously-injured Javier Mascherano has returned to the Barcelona squad ahead of the team’s UCL clash with Juventus. (REPORT)

Gerard Deulofeu’s agent says that Napoli is a potential destination for the winger. (REPORT)


The Oceania Football Federation announced its support for the U.S., Mexico and Canada joint World Cup bid. (READ)

The LA Galaxy bolstered their forward pool with the signing of Jack McInerney. (READ)

Several teams sealed big moves in the SBI MLS Power Rankings. (READ)

U.S. Women’s National Team winger Mallory Pugh departed UCLA to begin her professional career. (REPORT)

Christian Pulisic earned honors as SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week. (READ)

John Hackworth is comfortable with his U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team player pool ahead of World Cup qualifying. (READ)


  1. Jack Wilshere broken leg = Emerson Hyndman has an opening at Bournemouth right?? That could be a big chance for Emo and may change the calculus of AFCB. At the very least, it reduces the likelihood that Bournemouth buys Wilshere and sells Emo. I hope they give him a shot in the Fall and then sell him in the winter window if he doesn’t crack the squad.

  2. Although the refereeing was awful, you can’t bust into the locker room and confront them. Expect some suspensions over this one. Those could carry into international duty this summer and have an effect on Chile or Poland as they work on qualifying for Russia.


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