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Saido Berahino prepared to see out contract with West Brom - sources

Saido Berahino is set to stay at West Brom, sources say.

Saido Berahino is ready to stay at West Brom and see out his contract before leaving on a free transfer to Europe next year after the club rejected several bids for him, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

Berahino's future at West Brom has been the subject of speculation again this summer with the player turning down a new deal at the Hawthorns.

West Brom managed to keep hold of Berahino last summer and in the January transfer window, and with the striker now entering the final year...

MLS Forecaster: 2016 Playoff projections

FC Dallas has never won an MLS Cup, but could end up with a manageable title road.
FC Dallas has never won an MLS Cup, but could end up with a manageable title road.

As the second half of the MLS season begins Saturday, the time has come to unveil the first Soccer Power Index projections of the season, for the three major races: playoffs, top two seeds and the Supporters' Shield.

As a reminder, ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) is a regression-based algorithm based on the past four seasons, with recent results weighted more heavily. SPI generates offensive and defense ratings for each team, then uses those ratings to project the remainder of the season, producing the numbers you see below.


Philipp Lahm: Bayern Munich's preseason is not a cause for concern

Philipp Lahm is not worried about Bayern's lack of sharpness in preseason.

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm sees no reason to be concerned by the team's preseason hiccups.

Bayern lost 8-6 to AC Milan on penalties in Chicago on Wednesday night and it took a late equaliser from the penalty spot by Franck Ribery to make it 3-3 in normal time and force a penalty shootout in the International Champions Cup.

However, Lahm, 32, didn't see any reason to be worried: "We were too open in some situations and didn't always make the right decisions upfront, but that is entirely normal....

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Kyle Lafferty charged by FA over alleged betting misconduct

Kyle Lafferty has a week to respond to the FA charge over alleged betting misconduct.

Norwich City and Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after allegedly betting on a game.

"It is alleged that on 20 February 2016, the Norwich City forward placed a bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition in breach of FA Rule E8," an official statement read.

Trends that predict Pogba's impact at Manchester United

Will Paul Pogba live up to his enormous transfer fee and help United to glory?
Will Paul Pogba live up to his enormous transfer fee and help United to glory?

The predilections of Jose Mourinho leave certain trends that merit interest. Take his fondness for muscular strikers: Benni McCarthy, Didier Drogba, Diego Milito, Emmanuel Adebayor (on loan), Diego Costa, Zlatan Ibrahimovic; or recall his recent compilation of young and powerful centre-backs such as Raphael Varane, Kurt Zouma and Eric Bailly.


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Arsene Wenger: Didier Drogba 'still haunting' Arsenal after All-Star goal

Arsene Wenger believes Didier Drogba is still a danger after the 38-year-old scored in the MLS All-Star game.

Didier Drogba remains a dangerous player who continues to haunt Arsenal, Arsene Wenger said after the 38-year-old scored against the Gunners yet again.

The former Chelsea star entered Thursday's MLS All-Star Game with a remarkable scoring record of 15 goals in 16 games against Arsenal, and he was on target again with a goal on the stroke of half-time.

Arsenal went on to win 2-1, but Wenger said he was still impressed by Drogba's knack for finding the net.

"He has always harmed us, and he continues....