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Real Madrid Fans Want Marcelo, Not Ronaldo, to Captain Club If Duo Leave

Real Madrid could very well be looking for a new captain this summer. The club's current captain is Iker Casillas, with Sergio Ramos the vice-captain, but both players have been heavily linked to moves away from the club, according to...Show More Summary

Women's World Cup: Team of the Tournament

The 2015 Women's World Cup has come to a close in Canada, with the United States claiming the title for a third time. Who were the best individual performers of the tournament? Bleacher Report's Michael Cummings joins Ryan Bailey to pick his team of the tournament for the 2015 World Cup. Read more World Football news on

USWNT Point the Way to the Future with Memorable Women's World Cup Campaign

For 16 years, the United States women's national team lived in the shadow of 1999. But after Sunday's romp in Vancouver, the '99ers now have company in the annals of U.S. soccer lore. All it took was 16 minutes. In that improbably brief span of time, Big Game Carli Lloyd scored her famous hat trick, the U.S. Show More Summary

Twitter Reacts as Andrea Pirlo Signs for New York City FC

Andrea Pirlo 's move to MLS has been on the cards for several weeks now, but the hipsters of Brooklyn were given a formal opportunity to celebrate on Monday when Juventus announced their most recent departure and New York City FC confirmed...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Monday, July 6, 2015

Fact: With the U.S. women's national soccer team win in the 2015 Women's World Cup, it became the first team to win three World Cups. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: Washington Post Read more World Football news on

Ray Hudson on Pogba to Barcelona and Ramos to Manchester United

BeIN Sports commentator and all-round football legend Ray Hudson joined Ryan Bailey and me on Bleacher Report Radio this weekend to offer his magisterial musings on the beautiful game. Among the topics covered were two huge transferShow More Summary

Claudio Marchisio, Juventus Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Claudio Marchisio and Juventus agreed on a five-year contract extension Monday that will keep the talented midfielder at the world power for the remainder of his prime. Team president Andrea Agnelli announced the agreement, which had been long rumored. Show More Summary

Enes Unal to Manchester City: Latest Transfer Details, Reaction and More

Manchester City officially announced the signing of Turkish super-talent Enes Unal on Monday, the Citizens' first acquisition of the summer. The news was confirmed via Twitter, as the club shared this photo of the 18-year-old signing...Show More Summary

United States vs. Japan: Key Takeaways from Women's World Cup Final 2015

The United States clinched a historic third Women's World Cup title on Sunday after trouncing Japan 5-2 in Vancouver thanks to a Carli Lloyd hat-trick. Jill Ellis' side found themselves in dreamland after netting four times in the opening...Show More Summary

Strengths and Weaknesses of PSG Transfer Target Kevin Trapp

Paris Saint-Germain are set to complete the signing of Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp this week, according to Bild (h/t ESPN FC’s Ian Holyman). Once signed, the 24-year-old will provide competition for the French champions’ current starting goalkeeper, Italy international Salvatore Sirigu. Show More Summary

Gareth Bale Shows Off His Golf Swing After Winning Celebrity Tournament

Some people are just sickeningly good at all sports. Real Madrid star Gareth Bale certainly seems to have a pretty fluid golf swing, and he was proud enough to show it off on his Instagram page. Bale helped his Welsh team win the Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor at the weekend, and the celebrations certainly looked like fun. Show More Summary

Women's World Cup 2015: What We Learned from USWNT's Win

After 16 years, Carli Lloyd let the world know there would be no more waiting for the United States. The U.S. women's national team defeated reigning world champs Japan 5-2 in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday night to take home...Show More Summary

Harold Mayne-Nicholls, 2018, 2022 FIFA World Cup Bids Inspector, Banned 7 Years

The controversy surrounding FIFA and the 2018 and 2022 World Cups continued on Monday, as the organisation's Ethics Committee banned former Chilean Football Association President and World Cup bids inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls from...Show More Summary

Lionel Messi's Continued Heartbreak with Argentina Should Not Alter His Legacy

For Lionel Messi, undoubtedly the biggest disappointment of his career to date produced one of the iconic sporting images of recent times. In the aftermath of last year's World Cup final, one photographer captured Messi, isolated even...Show More Summary

England Twitter Account Removes Controversial Tweet as Footballers Return Home

The England Twitter account posted, and then swiftly deleted, a tweet that referred to the England women's football team as "mothers, partners and daughters." And @ england 's own goal has been deleted. Good for all the mothers, partners,...Show More Summary

David Villa Shows He's Still Got It with Exquisite Free-Kick for NYCFC

2010 World Cup winner David Villa showed he hasn't lost any of the ruthlessness that has brought him over 250 career goals with an inch-perfect free-kick for New York City FC Saturday night. With so much of the attention focused on the...Show More Summary

Andrea Pirlo to New York City FC: Latest Transfer Details and Reaction

Juventus officially announced Andrea Pirlo's long-awaited move to New York City FC on Monday, thanking the 36-year-old for his contributions to the club's success during his four years in Turin. The Bianconeri confirmed the news in a...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Arsenal's Pre-Season Friendly Opponents

With Arsenal now back in preseason training, thoughts are turning inevitably toward the friendly fixture schedule. Although these matches are not truly competitive, they can give a useful indicator of the physical and mental state of...Show More Summary

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest on Gonzalo Higuain, Karim Benzema, Pedro Rumours

According to the latest rumours, Arsenal are seeking to strengthen up front and have identified some world-class targets to pursue this summer. According to Sportmediaset, via Metro, the Gunners could secure Gonzalo Higuain's signature...Show More Summary

Manchester United Transfer News: Matteo Darmian Bid Made, Latest Rumours

Torino chairman Urbano Cairo has handed Manchester United a hasty deadline as they seek to patch up a deal for right-back Matteo Darmian, having already seen a bid for his signature rejected this week. It gives the Red Devils just under...Show More Summary

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