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Chelsea make shock decision to sell rising star

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In what is a club-record transfer, English Premier League (EPL) side AFC Bournemouth has roped in young defender Nathan Ake from Chelsea.

"I had a great time here last season so I'm really happy to be back," Ake told the club's official website.


Malaga sign midfielder Adrian Gonzalez from Eibar

Malaga has announced the signing of midfielder Adrian Gonzalez from Eibar for the next three football seasons. The 29-year-old Spaniard joined Malaga after he impressed in the last two seasons at Eibar, where he appeared in 60 matches and scored 12 goals.

Adrian, who will be presented on Monday, previously played with several Spanish clubs, including Real Madrid Castilla, Celta Vigo, Getafe Racing Santander, Rayo Vallecano and Elche, before spending two seasons at Eibar.


Ecuador international Michael Arroyo joins Gremio

Ecuador international midfielder Michael Arroyo has joined Gremio as the Brazilian football club bolsters its squad for the Copa Libertadores knockout phase.

The 30-year-old will be tied to the Porto Alegre outfit until December 2019 after parting ways with Mexico's Club America. He is the second Ecuador international in Gremio's squad, joining forward Miller Bolanos.


Dani Alves completes Juventus exit

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Brazilian winger Dani Alves has terminated his contract at Juventus after one season with the Serie A football champions. The Barcelona fullback made his move to Juventus last year after eight seasons at Camp Nou, eventually becoming one of the key players with the Bianconeri.

"Juventus Football Club is to part company with Dani Alves after agreeing to a termination of the player's contract," a statement on Juve's official website on Thursday read.


Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team to face USA in Vancouver in November

It will be a clash between arch rivals when Canada hosts USA at BC Place at 19:00 PT (22:00 PT) on 9 November in the first of two matches between the North American foes, with a second match set for 12 November in the USA.  With Canada determined to reach the top of the FIFA world rankings, the battle between the world’s top ranked USA and fourth ranked Canada will be must-see matches.

Most Canadians will remember the epic battle between the two teams at the London 2012 Olympics, a memorable moment that put Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team firmly in the upper echelons of Canadian sports, and the rivalry endures as the CONCACAF opponents continue to face off in FIFA Women’s World Cup and Olympic Qualification cycles.


Pair of Upsets by Division II Clubs Highlight 2017 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 delivered high drama as Division II clubs FC Cincinnati and Miami FC pulled impressive upsets to reach the Quarterfinal Round where they will be joined by Division I sides FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Sporting Kansas City and San Jose Earthquakes. The Quarterfinals will take place across the country with a match from each of the four regions taking place each night from July 10-13.

The wins by Miami FC (NASL), 3-1 against Atlanta United FC (MLS) and FC Cincinnati (USL) 3-1 on penalty kicks in a thrilling nationally televised match against Chicago Fire (MLS) means the two Cinderellas will face off in a high-stakes Quarterfinal that will award the winner not just a Semifinal berth but $15,000 in prize money as the Division II to advance farthest in the competition.


Former England skipper announces his retirement

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Former England international Scott Parker has decided to call time on his almost 19-year professional football career, it was announced in a statement. The 36-year-old plied his trade for Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle, as well as played 18 times for England, which he captained in 2012.

"I have enjoyed so many incredible moments during my career," Parker wrote in the statement.


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