United States
12:00 AM UTC May 26, 2016
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Orlando City SC
Philadelphia Union
11:30 PM UTC
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Sydney FC
Shandong Luneng Taishan
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 3
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Pumas UNAM
Independiente del Valle
(3) 2
(5) 1
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Congo DR
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ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) is a rating system which uses historical data on both the international and club level to predict the outcome of a match. The algorithm uses several years of data, taking into account goals scored and allowed, quality of the lineup fielded, and the location of the match. In addition, SPI weights recent matches more heavily, and also takes into account the importance of the match, so a World Cup match counts much more than a Friendly.

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FIFA deputy secretary general Kattner sacked for financial wrongdoing

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Markus Kattner, shown addressing the latest FIFA Congress, was sacked for financial wrongdoing.

ZURICH -- FIFA has sacked deputy secretary general Markus Kattner after allegedly uncovering financial wrongdoing during an internal investigation.

Kattner, who joined FIFA as director of finance in 2003, has been temporarily filling the top administrative job of world soccer's governing body since Jerome Valcke was suspended last year before being fired himself.

FIFA said "Markus Kattner has been dismissed from his position effective immediately. FIFA's internal investigation uncovered breaches...

 By PA Sport

Wales boss Chris Coleman signs new two-year contract

Chris Coleman says it would be pointless beating England if they were not to get out of Group B at Euro 2016.

Wales manager Chris Coleman has signed a two-year contract extension to take in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The deal, which was announced at a Football Association of Wales news conference on Monday afternoon, ends uncertainty over Coleman's future ahead of Euro 2016 in France next month.

Coleman succeeded the late Gary Speed in January 2012 and has guided Wales to their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

Coleman had been linked with Aston Villa and Swansea over the last...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Sunil Gulati denies Mexico talks over 2026 World Cup bid - report

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says they will take all measures to root out corruption in the World Cup bidding process.
Newly-elected CONCACAF President, Victor Montagliani, says the tone for their behavior starts at the top.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino expects Russia to stage a successful 2018 World Cup.
CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani has lent his support to Canada's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said no decision has been made about hosting the 2026 World Cup nor has the federation offered to co-host the tournament with Mexico, according to a report.

Football officials from both countries told ESPN FC last week that initial discussions were held on the sidelines of the FIFA Congress taking place in Mexico City this week, with further meetings expected to take place over the coming months and that a joint bid between the two countries...

FIFA wants two-year ban for Wolfgang Niersbach over World Cup probe

Wolfgang Niersbach could face a two-year ban.

FIFA's ethics committee adjudicatory chamber has recommended a two-year ban from all football related activities for Wolfgang Niersbach, the former president of the German Football Association (DFB).

Niersbach, who is a current member of the FIFA Council and the UEFA executive committee, resigned in the wake of the 2006 World Cup scandal in November after allegations first published by German news weekly Der Spiegel in mid-October.

The paper reported that the German World Cup bid committee...