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 By Ian Holyman

Andre-Pierre Gignac wants to finish his career at Tigres

Andre-Pierre Gignac has said he wants to end his career with Mexican club Tigres despite receiving offers to move elsewhere.

France international forward Gignac said he had rejected more lucrative options to stay with the club he joined from Marseille in 2015.

Although a number of clubs have expressed an interest, notably Brazilian side Santos, Gignac told Multimedios he had no intention of leaving.

"I want to continue on this path and finish my career with Tigres. I have already said that several...

Landon Donovan urges MLS and USMNT to change youth development policy

Landon Donovan has told ESPN FC that changing the incentive in the U.S. youth soccer landscape from winning to developing players would result in better players being produced.

Speaking prior to Leon's 1-0 friendly win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday -- a match in which Donovan scored -- the all-time MLS leading scorer spoke on a number of topics, but returned often to the state of youth development in the U.S.

For Donovan, the aforementioned change in emphasis starts with coaching.


 By Eric Gomez

Liga MX ending promotion, relegation could have dangerous impact

Abolishing promotion/relegation would put an end to Liga MX Cinderella stories like Club Tijuana.
After promotion in 2011, Tijuana went on to win the 2012 Apertura in their second year in the top flight.

MEXICO CITY -- It's always a tiny bit jarring to witness so many grown men openly weeping. The medals and the trophy were still in the league's hands, but the banda was at full volume, the confetti was in the air, and the journalists were out on the field.

There's a special kind of ambiance behind a promotion battle. It's not just a trophy at stake but the opportunity to play in a bigger league. On May 21, 2011, the city of Tijuana and its team, the Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente, were celebrating...

Atletico Madrid to visit sister club in Mexico in July - San Luis chief

Atletico Madrid are set to make a visit to Mexican "sister club" San Luis this summer, with stars including coach Diego Simeone and reported Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann having reportedly promised to attend.

Earlier this year, Atletico confirmed they had bought a share (reported to be 50 percent) in the second-tier Mexican outfit, as part of a global expansion of franchise clubs, which is supported by their Chinese investors, Wanda.

It had been earlier reported in Spain that Atletico...