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Wednesday Kickoff: Messi, Griezmann, Toure and more

A pair of La Liga’s most prolific goalscorers headline Wednesday’s news.

The Spanish Supreme Court rejected Lionel Messi’s appeal against his conviction for tax evasion although it remains unlikely the Barcelona forward ever serves time. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid is set to demand that Manchester United pays more than half of Antoine Griezmann’s $100 million transfer fee up front. (REPORT)

Yaya Toure and his agent are both set to donate £50,000 to those impacted by the attack in Manchester. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club will not be bullied by big spending English clubs. (REPORT)

Alexis Sanchez is healthy enough to play in the upcoming FA Cup final. (REPORT)

Belgian star Youri Tielemans is set to undergo a medical at Monaco on Wednesday. (REPORT)

Las Palmas is attempting to keep on-loan forward Jese Rodriguez for next season. (REPORT)

Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho says he is happy to stay and fight for a spot at the club. (REPORT)


Josh Sargent continued his recent run with two more goals at the U-20 World Cup in the Americans’ opener. (READ)

The U.S. Under-20s are looking at their World Cup opener as a learning experience. (READ)

Trinidad & Tobago has named a 17-player squad for camp ahead of World Cup qualifiers. (READ)

Jason Kreis is happy to be settled at Orlando City after several whirlwind years. (READ)

Ethan Horvath earned honors as SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week. (READ)

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