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Canada adds experience to CONCACAF Gold Cup squad for quarter-finals

Canada have added striker Cyle Larin to their squad for the knock-out phase of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The 22-year old striker from Brampton, Ontario joins the Canadian team ahead of this week’s quarter-final match on 20 July.

Larin of Orlando City SC replaces Raheem Edwards of Toronto FC. Per tournament regulations, national teams can make up to six changes after the group phase, but can only carry a squad of maximum 23 players.

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Chelsea sign Monaco superstar Tiemoue Bakayoko

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Chelsea's search for the ideal midfield partner for N'Golo Kante took the Premier League Champions to the doorstep of their French counterparts Monaco this summer, and the Blues have successfully completed the capture of 22-year-old French international Tiemoue Bakayoko in what is believed to be a £40m deal.

Bakayoko has signed a five-year deal with the Blues and was unsurprisingly delighted with his move to the English capital. The young midfielder shared at his unveiling, "I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea. Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood. I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates."

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USA crush Nicaragua 3-0 in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The U.S. Men's National Team utilized goals from Joe Corona, Kelyn Rowe and Matt Miazga to earn a 3-0 victory against Nicaragua in front of 27,934 fans at FirstEnergy Stadium. With the win, the U.S. MNT finishes on top of its group for the 13th time in 14 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments and will await Sunday's Group C results to learn its opponent for Wednesday's Quarterfinal in Philadelphia.

Having seen Panama earn a 3-0 victory against Martinique in the day's first match, the USA went into Saturday night's encounter knowing it needed a three-goal win of its own in order to finish on top of Group B. With that knowledge, the USA came out flying all over the field, but saw four great chances from Kelyn Rowe, Alejandro Bedoya, Dom Dwyer and Graham Zusi go begging through the first 20 minutes.

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Canada qualify for quarter-finals of CONCACAF Gold Cup

Canada have reached the final eight of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup after a 0:0 draw with Honduras. Canada finished second in Group A with five points going undefeated with a win and two draws in the group phase. By finishing second in the group, Canada will travel to Phoenix for their quarter-final match on Thursday, July 20th. All eight quarter-finalists, including Canada’s opponent, will be confirmed with the close of the group phase on Sunday 16 July.

The match itself was a close affair and from a free kick in the 22nd minute, Junior Hoilett’s cross was headed to the back post by Lucas Cavallini and fired on target by Marcel de Jong, however, the left-footed strike hit the post.

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Teddy Sheringham appointed Head Coach of Atlético de Kolkata

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Two time champions of the India Super League, Atlético de Kolkata announced today that the team management has appointed Teddy Sheringham as its new coach for the forthcoming season. Mr. Sanjiv Goenka, Principal Owner of ATK announced the signing of Teddy Sheringham, whose spectacular playing career included donning the jerseys of Manchester United, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.

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USA edge Martinique 3-2 in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The U.S. Men's National Team utilized a brace from Jordan Morris and single strike from Omar Gonzalez to earn a wild 3-2 victory against Martinique in its second match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in front of 23,368 fans at Raymond James Stadium. With the win, the U.S. moves atop Group B with four points and closes out the Group Stage with a clash against Nicaragua on Saturday, July 15 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio (7 p.m. ET).

The U.S. threatened early, with Gyasi Zardes finding success operating down the left flank, leading to two chances for Morris inside the first 15 minutes. Morris' front line partner got in on the action, coming close in the 27, before Zardes saw his own chance well held by Martinique goalkeeper Kevin Olimpa four minutes later.

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FC Goa signs Spanish midfielder Manuel Arana

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FC Goa have confirmed the signing of winger Manuel Arana on a one year contract. Arana, who largely operates from the right wing last played for Brisbane Roar in the A-League & Asian Champions League last season where he racked up 5 assists and made 24 appearances.

The Spaniard comes with plenty of experience in the top two divisions of Spain where he has turned out for a host of clubs with a combined total of over 230 appearances and 40 goals to his name.

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