Previous
Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool
11:30 AM UTC
Game Details
Leicester City
Swansea City
2:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Hull City
Manchester United
4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
Mainz
1:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Madrid
Celta Vigo
6:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Leganes
Atletico Madrid
8:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Napoli
AC Milan
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
DC United
Chicago Fire
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Sporting Kansas City
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Columbus Crew SC
San Jose Earthquakes
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Toronto FC
Montreal Impact
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Houston Dynamo
FC Dallas
1:00 AM UTC Aug 28, 2016
Game Details
LA Galaxy
Vancouver Whitecaps
2:30 AM UTC Aug 28, 2016
Game Details
Next
Real Salt LakeReal Salt Lake
Colorado RapidsColorado Rapids
2
1
FT
Game Details
By ESPN Staff

Santa Cruz ready to quit Blackburn in summer

Roque Santa Cruz claims he has told Blackburn he wants to leave the club at the end of the season. The 27-year-old, currently recuperating after undergoing a surgical procedure on his troublesome right knee last week, told Paraguayan radio he has informed Rovers he wants to move on in the summer.

"I have already told them (Blackburn) and they know that before the transfer window closes I would like to continue my career at a bigger, more ambitious team," he told Radio Nanduti.

"Even though I haven't heard anything, I haven't changed my mind.

"I think it will be very difficult for me to play again this season because of the recovery. Our last league match is on May 24 and I also need a couple of days for my knee to physically recover."

The former Bayern Munich frontman could, therefore, have played his last match for Blackburn, as he does not intend to take to the field again before he is 100% fit.

Santa Cruz last week underwent an arthroscopy in Germany, which showed "a minor degree of wear and tear". He had the joint washed out but did not require any active surgical procedure.

"I had to clean the zone of the cruciate ligament operation I had three or four years ago because there was some liquid there," he said.

"When I had the tendonitis in the left knee, it made the other leg overwork. That's why it got worse and I needed the surgery.

"Now, it is up to the knee. The recovery time is between four and six weeks and I will not hurry. The most important thing is to play without any problems.

"I will wait for my knee to be perfect, no matter how long it takes."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.