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Niko Kranjcar training with the New York Cosmos after Dynamo Kiev exit

Niko Kranjcar finds the net for QPR against Stoke in 2012.

Niko Kranjcar was present as the New York Cosmos squad joined up for their first week of preseason training.

The NASL club invited former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Kranjcar, currently a free agent after leaving Dynamo Kiev, to train in New York after he expressed the desire to maintain his match fitness in a footballing environment.

"Niko is looking to maintain his fitness. We saw it as the perfect opportunity to invite him to train with us during the preseason," Cosmos head coach and sporting...

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Carmelo Anthony's Puerto Rico FC to make NASL debut on July 2

The New York Cosmos lift the NASL Championship trophy after defeating the Ottawa Fury in Raul's last competitive match.
The New York Cosmos win the NASL Championship against the Ottawa Fury thanks to a hat-trick from Gaston Cellerino.

Puerto Rico FC, the fledgling club owned by New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, will make their North American Soccer League 2016 debut on July 2 when they host Indy Eleven at Bayamon's Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium.

The NASL set its 2016 schedule last week using last year's format but with three new teams (Miami FC, Rayo Oklahoma City and Puerto Rico FC) set to make their debuts in 2016. Meanwhile, the San Antonio Scorpions have left the league while the Atlanta Silverbacks have halted operations.


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Raul says he will not be rushed into returning to Real Madrid as a coach

Real Madrid have endured a trophyless 2015, a year which saw star forward Cristiano Ronaldo surpass Raul as the club's all-time leading goalscorer.

Spain legend Raul Gonzalez says he will not be pressured into returning to Real Madrid as a coach and is focusing on the challenge of promoting La Liga clubs in the United States.

Raul came through the ranks at the Bernabeu and scored 323 goals in 741 games in 16 seasons as a Madrid player, a record recently beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo, who Raul described as "a great person."

In 2010, he left for Schalke amid a reported breakdown in his relationship with club president Florentino Perez, and then...

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NASL's Atlanta Silverbacks halt operations for at least 2016

The Atlanta Silverbacks have closed their doors.

The Atlanta Silverbacks will halt operations for at least the 2016 season, the North American Soccer League has announced.

The club had been run by the second-tier NASL last season while the league searched for new ownership.

But the task has become increasingly more challenging as top-flight Major League Soccer prepares to bring in Atlanta United FC, owned by the NFL's Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, for the 2017 season.

"The goal all along has been to secure committed local ownership in Atlanta,...

 By Ben Gladwell

Alessandro Nesta eager to start as Miami FC manager

Paolo Maldini, right, was there when Alessandro Nesta, left, joined Italy in 1996, and now they are together in Miami.

Former AC Milan star Alessandro Nesta cannot wait to get to work at the North American Soccer League's Miami FC, saying it is an ideal opportunity to see if he can cut it as a coach.

The 39-year-old has been given his first coaching opportunity by the new Florida club and he told La Gazzetta dello Sport that the United States is the best place to start.

"Miami is a big chance for me to see if I am capable of doing this job," said the former Italy defender. "I like the organisation they have [in...