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MLS: Portland Timbers beat Vancouver Whitecaps to snap winless run
Portland Timbers ended a six-game winless run in MLS with a 2-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday. The Timbers were without 12 outfield players due to a mixture of injuries, suspension and international call-ups, but got the job done to record a first three points since June 11.... Read more
MLS round-up: LA Galaxy lose again, Toronto defeated at home
LA Galaxy’s MLS slump continues as they were beaten for a fifth successive game, this time 4-3 to New England Revolution. Having shipped six goals last week to Real Salt Lake City, they again showed their defensive vulnerability as Teal Bunbury was the hero for New England. Goals from... Read more
MLS round-up: Seattle Sounders overturn three-goal deficit against DC United
  Seattle Sounders produced a stunning comeback as they rallied from three goals down to beat DC United 4-3. DC looked on course for just their sixth win of the season when goals from Deshorn Brown, Ian Harkes and Lloyd Sam put them 3-0 up after 50 minutes. But... Read more
LA Galaxy plan Ashley Cole stay but remain coy on Zlatan Ibrahimovic
LA Galaxy are hoping to keep hold of Ashley Cole and are monitoring Zlatan Ibrahimovic following his Manchester United release. Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in signing former Chelsea and Arsenal left-back Cole from Galaxy, and the player would consider a move to the Sky Bet... Read more
Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku is a ‘top striker’ after first Man Utd goal
Jose Mourinho described Romelu Lukaku as a “top striker” after he scored his first Manchester United goal in a 2-1 pre-season win over Real Salt Lake. Lukaku, who signed from Everton for £75m last week, fired United ahead on 38 minutes against the MLS side, latching on to a... Read more
Manchester United talking points: Romelu Lukaku scores, Antonio Valencia sees red, Juan Mata injured
Romelu Lukaku’s first goal, Antonio Valencia’s red card, Juan Mata’s injury…We look at the talking points from Manchester United’s 2-1 pre-season win over Real Salt Lake. Lukaku off the mark Having watched from the bench as Marcus Rashford scored twice in United’s pre-season opener against LA Galaxy, Lukaku was... Read more
Manchester United making progress on Ivan Perisic deal
Manchester United are making progress with a deal to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, Sky sources understand. Perisic’s price has been a sticking point in protracted negotiations between the teams, with Inter holding out for £48m for the 28-year-old. The Serie A side also enquired about the possibility... Read more
Ashley Cole and Robbie Keane interested in Birmingham switch
Ashley Cole would consider a move to Birmingham City, according to Sky sources. Robbie Keane – who has been playing with Cole at LA Galaxy – is expected to begin talks with Birmingham this week over a move to the club, Sky Sports News HQ understands, which could persuade... Read more
Stewart Downing in talks over switch to Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham
Birmingham City are in talks with Stewart Downing over a move from Middlesbrough, according to Sky sources. Blues boss Harry Redknapp told Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday that he is keen to bring the former England international St Andrew’s. Downing has been told by new Boro boss Garry... Read more
Zlatan Ibrahimovic link to LA Galaxy played down by Curt Onalfo
Curt Onalfo said LA Galaxy are looking for a marquee player but refused to be drawn on reports linking Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a move to the club. David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane are among marquee players to have featured for Major League Soccer’s most successful side over... Read more