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Real Salt Lake re-sign forward Joao Plata as Designated Player

Real Salt Lake announced that forward Joao Plata has signed a multi-year contract extension.

SANDY, Utah -- Real Salt Lake has re-signed forward Joao Plata to a multi-year contract and he will continue to hold a designated-player spot.

The 24-year-old Ecuador international was acquired from Toronto FC before the 2013 season and he has 30 goals and 30 assists in regular-season play with RSL.

"Ever since I came to Real Salt Lake, I've felt at home," Plata said. "The team, the players, the fans -- they all welcomed me and I'm happy to stay here for a long time."

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U.S. under-20s beat Mexico to close in on CONCACAF Championship final

The FC crew chat with Alejandro Bedoya on the upcoming MLS season, and the USMNT under Bruce Arena thus far.
Herculez Gomez joins Mark Donaldson to break down the latest from around the world for Yanks Abroad.

The United States took a major step toward qualifying for this summer's Under-20 World Cup with a 1-0 win over Mexico at the CONCACAF Championship on Monday.

Sporting Kansas City's Erik Palmer-Brown opened the scoring in the 29th minute, heading home following a corner from Brooks Lennon. Mexico defender Diego Cortes got a foot to the ball on the line but could not keep it out.

Mexico rarely tested the U.S. defense and goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, whose father -- former U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann...

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool effort 'looked like a friendly' in defeat at Leicester

The FC crew debate on why Jurgen Klopp hasn't received the criticism that is perhaps due given Liverpool's season so far.

LEICESTER -- Jurgen Klopp admitted that Liverpool's poor performances and results against teams in the lower half of the Premier League table is happening far too often.

Liverpool returned from a 16-day break with a hapless display at the King Power Stadium as they fell 3-1 to Leicester City on Monday night.

Two goals from Jamie Vardy and a wonderful strike from Danny Drinkwater gave a manager-less Leicester a vital three points in their quest for Premier League survival, while Liverpool's hopes...

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Southampton's Oriol Romeu wants video technology after EFL Cup final

Paul Mariner and Sebastian Salazar discuss Man United's capture of the EFL Cup trophy, and if Southampton deserved more.
Claude Puel shares his disappointment and thoughts on video technology after Southampton's 3-2 loss in the EFL Cup final.

Southampton's Oriol Romeu has urged football's rule-makers to bring in video technology after the EFL Cup final was "dramatically'' altered by an erroneous offside decision.

Claude Puel's men flew out the blocks at Wembley and found the net after just 11 minutes as Manolo Gabbiadini turned home from close range, sending the success-starved Saints fans wild.

However, the goal was wrongly ruled off for offside on an afternoon that ended with United lifting the EFL Cup thanks to a 3-2 triumph at Wembley,...

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson remains a doubt to face Arsenal - Jurgen Klopp

Jordan Henderson appears set to miss Liverpool's match at Arsenal on Saturday.

LEICESTER -- Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Jordan Henderson is a major doubt for Saturday's game against Arsenal.

The Liverpool captain missed the 3-1 defeat at Leicester City on Monday with a foot injury suffered in training.

Scans revealed that Henderson has not suffered a broken foot, but his manager is uncertain when he will be able to return.

When asked whether the midfielder would be absent for the long-term future, Klopp told a news conference: "What means long term?

"I have no idea. It...

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Barca are 'a thousand for a thousand' with Luis Enrique - Andres Iniesta

Shaka Hislop makes the argument that a departure from the Champions League could help Barcelona's La Liga title chances.

Andres Iniesta wants Luis Enrique to remain at the Camp Nou and says the Catalan manager still has the full backing of Barcelona's players.

Luis Enrique has come under fire in the wake of Barcelona's stunning 4-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg match two weeks ago.

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The Blaugrana, however, have bounced back from that loss with last-gasp victories over Leganes and Atletico Madrid in La Liga, and Iniesta insists the team couldn't be more firmly behind...