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Former Paraguay, New York Cosmos striker Roberto Cabanas dies at 55

Roberto Cabanas starred for the New York Cosmos in the 1980s

Former Paraguay striker Roberto Cabanas died on Monday in Asuncion. He was 55.

Valerio Cabanas, the brother of the deceased, said the cause of death was a heart attack.

Cabanas, a member of Paraguay's 1986 World Cup team, played for local club Cerro Porteno before becoming a regular with the New York Cosmos in the early 1980s.

He also played for French clubs Brest and Lyon, Colombia's America, and Argentina's Boca Juniors.

Atlanta United completes signing of Paraguay star Miguel Almiron

Miguel Almiron, right, played for Paraguay at the Copa America last summer.

Atlanta United completed the signing of Lanus midfielder Miguel Almiron on Monday.

The MLS expansion club will pay a transfer fee of around $8 million to the Argentina club, according to multiple league sources, after initial reports had pegged Almiron's fee as high as $13 million.

Almiron signed a Young Designated Player contract after acquiring the right of first refusal from the Seattle Sounders in exchange for general allocation money.

The 22-year-old plays as an attacking or left-sided midfielder....

Paraguay's Roque Santa Cruz retiring from international competition

Roque Santa Cruz has 32 goals for over the course of his international career.

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz says he's retiring from international football.

The 35-year-old forward announced on Tuesday that he will leave the national team after the World Cup qualifiers against Peru on Thursday in Asuncion and Bolivia next Tuesday in La Paz.

Santa Cruz began his career at Olimpia in the Paraguayan capital. He also played for Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Real Betis, Malaga and Mexico's Cruz Azul, before returning to Olimpia this...

Sergio Aguero says he's fit to play for Argentina despite calf 'tiredness'

Sergio Aguero is ready to play for Argentina on Tuesday night despite injuring his calf only four days ago.

The Manchester City striker was substituted in the 2-2 with Peru on Friday with a slight strain but has declared himself fit for the World Cup qualifier with Paraguay in Cordoba.

Aguero missed the previous two qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela but is determined to play his part, particularly with Barcelona's Lionel Messi also missing.

He insists he is fully fit but the final decision...