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Jurgen Klinsmann has picked his squad to face Mexico on October 10, and says he did so with an emphasis on players who "understand exactly now what this is all about." With that in mind, Omar Gonzalez, Aron Johannsson and Mix Diskerud were left out of the USMNT squad, while Jonathan Spector makes a surprise return and Ventura Alvarado remains in the squad.
Brian Straus has the whole roster and a lot of quotes from Klinsmann here.
Goal of the weekend
Jerome Boateng to Thomas Müller in Der Klassiker.
In the news
Liverpool have sacked Brendan Rodgers.
And getting rid of him might cost Liverpool £10m. (Telegraph)
Chelsea have issued a public statement of support for Jose Mourinho. (Chelsea FC)
Sunderland are looking at Sam Allardyce, Nigel Pearson and Sean Dyche to replace Dick Advocaat. (BBC)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now PSG's all-time leading scorer. (@PSG_English)
Chelsea beat Manchester City to win the Women's Super League title. (Guardian)
Here's a list of players who will miss MLS games due to internationals. It's really long. (MLS)
Diego Simeone feels like Atletico Madrid's late comeback draw was not an accomplishment, but two points dropped. (AS)
Antonio Conte really has no interest in calling up Mario Balotelli for Italy. (Football-Italia)
Lionel Messi's brother is facing gun charges. (Mirror)
You should be reading
Michael Caley on Liverpool's stats being just fine leading up to Brendan Rodgers' sacking. (Washington Post)
Kevin Nolan on Spain's Morocco-based clubs. (These Football Times)
James Yorke on Southampton always being good enough to beat Chelsea, plus more from the EPL. (Stats Bomb)
This weekend's games
Here's a roundup of all of Saturday's Premier League matches.
Barcelona fell apart against Sevilla. (Barca Blaugranes)
Liverpool drew Everton en route to Rodgers' sacking. (Liverpool Offside)
Alexis Sanchez balled out in Arsenal's big win over Manchester United.
Bayern Munich wrecked Borussia Dortmund with passing from their center backs.
Napoli absolutely trucked Milan. (AC Milan Offside)
Juventus got their first home Serie A win. (Black and White and Read All Over)
Fiorentina stayed top of Serie A with another huge victory. (Viola Nation)
Atleti salvaged a point against Real Madrid with a late goal. (Into The Calderon)