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Transfer rumors and final day of the Tournament of Nations

International Champions Cup 2017 - Juventus v FC Barcelona Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

MLS

The MLS All-Stars took on Real Madrid last night. Real Madrid won 1-1 (4-2). Stefan Frei played the final 45 minutes plus penalties.

D.C. United have been bad this season. Really bad. They lost to Minnesota United FC 4-0 last weekend, and now things have come to a boiling point. Luciano Acosta walked out on practice on Tuesday after he and Steve Birnbaum exchanged words.

With one week left until MLS’ transfer window closes, things have started to heat up for FC Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta. The latest rumor has linked FC Copenhagen as another team interested in Acosta.

The City of Brotherly love will be hosting the 2023, 2026 and 2030 United States Coaches conventions, again.

The Burgundy Wave spoke with former United States goalkeeper Tony Meola about current Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard and the development of MLS, among other things.

Speaking of the Rapids, they will be without backup goalkeeper Zac MacMath for four to six weeks with a torn meniscus.

Apparently, the New England Revolution rejected a $1 million bid for Lee Nguyen. Israeli Premier League side Maccabi Haifa were looking to add the US international.

USA

US Soccer and Target are getting together to create 100 spots across the United States to kick a soccer ball with friends by 2020.

The United States Women’s national team will play their final 2017 Tournament of Nations game against Japan in Carson, CA later today. The US is 1-1-0 so far in the round robin tournament. The USA will need Brazil to beat Australia and then defeat Japan while overturning a three-goal differential.

If Australia beats or draws Brazil on Thursday, they will win the first ever Tournament of Nations. They currently are the only undefeated team.

World

The saga continues regarding Neymar’s potential move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. La Liga president Javier Tebas says that PSG’s money will not be accepted due to potential Financial Fair Play violations. However, the move won’t be stopped by La Liga’s whining.

Lionel Messi must feel like Neymar is leaving. He shared a heartfelt farewell message on his Instagram for him.

England’s Women’s national team has made it to the semifinals of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017. They will take on Netherlands later today, but will have to do it without goalkeeper Karen Bardsley. She will miss the rest of the tournament after she broke her leg against France. The kicker? She played 14 minutes of the game after she broke it.