Portuguese league champions Benfica will replace Porto for four preseason friendlies in North America this summer.
Porto will play Paris Saint-Germain at Toronto on July 18; Fiorentina at East Hartford, Connecticut, six days later; at the New York Red Bulls on July 26; and against Mexico's Club America at July 28 at a site to be announced.
All of the games are part of the International Champions Cup event.
Relevent Sports, an organiser of the games, announced the switch Saturday and said all ticket...
Potential suitors for Porto's Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera will have to pay the full €40 million buy-out clause, according to a report this week in Portugal's O Jogo newspaper.
Herrera was featured on the front page of the sports newspaper Wednesday, under the headline "Herrera Blindado" -- loosely translated as "Herrera untouchable" -- referring to the elevated price, which the report stated Porto will not be flexible in negotiating. There have been some rumors that clubs such as Napoli,...
Porto legend Fernando Gomes said FIFA's new regulation of third-party ownership of players will damage Portuguese football.
Last year, FIFA said third-party ownership would be abolished beginning in May of 2015 as football aims to bring an end to a system its critics say is corrupt, though the decision has been challenged in court.
Gomes, among Porto's greatest players and now a member of their board, said such a move to ban TPO would "create increased financial difficulties" for clubs in Portugal,...