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Legendary coach 'Restless Rudi' dies aged 93

Rudi Gutendorf
Rudi Gutendorf's globe-trotting career, spanning half a century, saw him coach a record 55 teams.

Rudi Gutendorf, the tireless manager who guided a world record 55 teams, including 18 national sides, has died at 93, according to several German media outlets.

Born in Koblenz on the banks of the Rhine, the man dubbed "Restless Rudi" started his football career as a player for hometown club TuS Neuendorf before taking his first management role with Swiss side Blue Stars Zurich in the 1950s.

Coaching proved infectious, and after building an impressive CV with top flight teams in West Germany, Gutendorf...

South American success now a path to MLS as much as to Europe's elite

Guillermo Barros Schelotto opens up in his first interview with the LA Galaxy as to why he chose the club and his thoughts for the upcoming season.

At the end of each year, the El Pais newspaper in Uruguay organises a survey to crown the best player of the Americas. The 2018 winner, with a commanding 41 percent of the vote, was River Plate's attacking midfielder Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez -- a player South American fans will not be seeing for a while. Martinez announced after the Club World Cup he was taking his left-footed flair to the United States to join Atlanta United in Major League Soccer.

Two conclusions can be drawn from this. One is...

San Jose Earthquakes sign young Peruvian left-back Marcos Lopez

The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Peruvian left-back Marcos Lopez.

The player's former club, Peruvian side Sporting Cristal, made the announcement via its Twitter feed, and a league source confirmed that Lopez is headed to San Jose.

The Quakes will be hoping that the arrival of Lopez will fill a massive need at the left-back position. Last year San Jose signed Joel Qwiberg to fill the slot, but he struggled to adapt to MLS, and made just five appearances over the course of the season. The bulk...

Peruvian top-flight match finishes in draw after being suspended due to violence

A Peruvian football match that was suspended on Sunday because of fighting between fans and gunshots resumed on Monday and ended in a draw.

The match between Alianza Lima and Sporting Cristal was finished behind closed doors with the hosts scoring to level at 2-2.

Sporting Cristal was leading 2-1 Sunday when the match was suspended on Sunday with 25 minutes to play. Four people were wounded by gunshots outside the stadium during the match.

Peruvian interior minister Mauro Medina said the incident...

ESPN FC  By Dale Johnson

Man United learn possible Champions League playoff opponents

Manchester United could face a tricky Champions League playoff against the likes of CSKA Moscow, Lazio, Monaco or Sporting Lisbon in August.

The 15 teams which take part in the non-champions half of the qualifying draw are now known after Lazio held off the challenge of Rafael Benitez led Napoli to hold on to third place in Serie A.

Manchester United, ranked 10th by UEFA, will be the top seeded club in the final qualifying round -- joined by Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar Donetsk and Ajax....