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Red Bulls finally sign 'Kaku' Gamarra as young designated player

Alejandro Romero Gamarra is near a move to the New York Red Bulls.

The New York Red Bulls finally completed the signing of rising Argentine star Alejandro "Kaku" Romero Gamarra on Friday, after weeks of uncertainty.

The 23-year-old winger, who joins the Red Bulls as a young designated player and will wear the No. 10 shirt, moves from Atletico Huracan, who had announced his $6.25 million transfer in December.

But the deal was held up while lawyers involved in the transfer refuted their payment for their participation, leading the Argentina club's...


Argentine club says Red Bulls agreed $6.25m deal for Gamarra

Alejandro Romero Gamarra is near a move to the New York Red Bulls.

The New York Red Bulls have agreed a $6.25 million transfer fee with Atletico Huracan for winger Alejandro Romero Gamarra, the Argentine club says.

The deal would be by far the largest in the MLS team's history, but the Red Bulls did not confirm the purchase ahead of the holiday weekend.

But once personal terms with the 22-year-old known as "El Kaku" are finalized, he appears set to break the club transfer record, set in 2015 with the $2.2 million of Gonzalo Veron.

Gamarra scored...


CONMEBOL weighs giving Copa Sudamericana to Chapecoense

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez called Atletico Nacional's proposal to give the Copa Sudamericana 2016 title to Chapecoense "admirable" and said the governing body for South American football will evaluate the offer.

A plane carrying the Brazilian team crashed en route to Medellin on Monday night, killing 71 people and leaving six survivors. The tragedy prompted the Colombian to request that CONMEBOL award the title to their opponents as a gesture of sportsmanship.

Atletico Nacional...


Villarreal sign Argentina forward Cristian Espinoza to five-year deal

Villarreal have signed Argentina under-23 forward Cristian Espinoza for the next five seasons, the club confirmed. 

Defender Aleksandar Pantic, 24, was also sent again on loan for the third season, this time to Alaves. Signed by Villarreal in 2013, Pantic has also had loan spells with Cordoba and Eibar.

Espinoza, 21, is currently playing for the Albiceleste at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and will be presented and join up with the Yellow Submarine in late August.

The highly regarded youngster,...


Pumas keeps Liga MX hopes alive; Atletico Nacional power past Huracan

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Eduardo Herrera celebrates after opening the scoring against Deportivo Tachira in the Copa Libertadores.

Pumas kept Liga MX's Copa Libertadores hopes alive with a 2-0 win versus Venezuelan side Deportivo Tachira to secure a 2-1 aggregate success and passage to the quarterfinals.

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Pumas' Eduardo Herrera headed home in the 13th minute to bring the hosts level on aggregate. 

With the game seemingly headed to extra time and possibly penalties, Herrera found Ismael Sosa for the Mexican side's second goal to double the lead.

Minutes later, with Deportivo chasing a decisive...