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Whitecaps send Espindola to Necaxa

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Seattle Sounders sign Nicolas Lodeiro as Designated Player

Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey talks the departure of Obafemi Martins, the development of Jordan Morris and the sacking of Sigi Schmid.
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Uruguay international Nicolas Lodeiro spent one season at Boca Juniors.

The Seattle Sounders have signed Uruguay international midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro to a Designated Player contract, the club announced on Wednesday.

Lodeiro moves to the Major League Soccer club from Argentina giants Boca Juniors, where he helped lead the team to a semifinal berth in the Copa Libertadores this season.

The 27-year-old playmaker with passages at Ajax, Botafogo and Corinthians scored six goals in 30 matches for the Buenos Aires club during his time there.

He has been given 48 caps for...

Who's in the next wave of MLS stars?

Andre Blake and Jordan Hamilton are among the current MLS names whose names will continue to resonate.
Andre Blake and Jordan Hamilton are among the current MLS names whose names will continue to resonate.

A quick scan of the MLS roster for Thursday's All-Star game against Arsenal in San Jose (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) reads like a who's who of past-their-prime European stars. There's 38-year-old Montreal Impact striker Didier Drogba. There's Andrea Pirlo, 37, and his New York City FC teammate David Villa, 34.

But a closer inspection of the squad list reveals plenty of up-and-comers, too. Add in Wednesday's Homegrown game (9 p.m. ET, against Mexico's U-20 national team, and there's no shortage of young MLSers who have a chance to make their mark at home -- and eventually, across the Atlantic -- in the months and years to come. Here are 10 players to keep an eye on in San Jose:


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Vancouver Whitecaps send Fabian Espindola to Necaxa

Houston and Vancouver played to a scoreless draw at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Fifteen-year-old Alphonso Davies made his MLS debut as Vancouver squandered a 2-1 halftime lead at home against Orlando City.

The Vancouver Whitecaps have sent striker Fabian Espindola to Liga MX side Necaxa on Wednesday, just one week after acquiring him for general allocation money from D.C. United in a trade that sent Patrick Mullins to United from New York City FC.

Espindola is seventh among active MLS goalscorers with 64 regular-season goals over 10 seasons in the league. He has 73 goals and 42 assists in 252 appearances in all competitions. 

"We acquired Fabian last week as we felt he would be a good addition...

Chelsea must challenge for Premier League title - Cesar Azpilicueta

New signing N'Golo Kante must be prepared to be included in Chelsea's squad rotation under Antonio Conte.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says transfer fees are remarkable following Juventus' move for Gonzalo Higuain.
In an exclusive with ESPN FC, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte talks to Gab Marcotti about how Chelsea will play this season.

Cesar Azpilicueta has claimed Chelsea must challenge for the Premier League title after last season's disastrous 10th place finish.

The Blues suffered a shambolic defence to their 2014-15 title, finishing 31 points behind champions Leicester City.

But the Spain international is adamant that they must challenge immediately under Antonio Conte.

"Our minimum target is to reach the top four," explained the 26-year-old. 'But we have to challenge for trophies and we have to challenge for the title."


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Pep Guardiola right to sideline overweight City players - Aleix Vidal

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes breaks down the best of the social media world, including Pep Guardiola's firm stance against heavy foods.
Pep Guardiola insists it's his nutritionist that decides his players' diet, not him.
After losing a pre-season friendly, Pep Guardiola says they'll pick a local club to face next week.

Barcelona defender Aleix Vidal has backed Pep Guardiola's decision to stop overweight players training with the Manchester City first team -- and admitted even he came back too big this summer.

Spain international Vidal insists Guardiola is only following the basic rules as City bid to reclaim the Premier League title they last won in 2014.

Gael Clichy has revealed those who are too heavy are forced to burn off the extra pounds before they can link up with the squad at City as ex-Barca boss Guardiola...

Jermaine Jones 'happy' that U.S. boss Jurgen Klinsmann sticking around

USMNT midfielder Jermaine Jones said he's confident that his side will win its two upcoming WCQ matches.
Jermaine Jones highlights what has impressed him the most about the Colorado Rapids since joining the club.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- U.S. international midfielder Jermaine Jones said he is pleased that manager Jurgen Klinsmann will be sticking around a while.

Klinsmann has been linked to several managerial vacancies since leading the U.S. to the semifinals of the Copa America last month. Most were shot down quickly, but one that persisted was England, with overseas reports hinting strongly that the English FA was interested in interviewing Klinsmann.

Ultimately, Sam Allardyce got the job, and just how much...