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Backheel Breakfast: Chicharito won't play for Mexico again this summer

Javier Hernandez is Mexico's second big casualty.

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Just a few days after they lost defender Hector Moreno to injury, "Chicharito" Javier Hernandez went down in Mexico's friendly against Honduras on Wednesday, breaking his collarbone. That means he'll be unable to play in the Gold Cup, where El Tri and the United States are co-favorites.

While Chicharito would probably love to play for his country and win a trophy, this isn't going to hurt him financially. He's negotiating with Orlando City, and there's a slew of MLS teams that would be very willing to pay him $7 million per season.

In the news

In case you're a monster, here's England's own goal again. (r/soccer)

Real Madrid have used their buyback clause on Lucas Vazquez. (Real Madrid)

AC Milan have agreed to a deal with Sevilla for Carlos Bacca. (@acmilan)

The U.S. has asked Switzerland to extradite seven arrested FIFA officials. (Guardian)

Minor surprise here: Ilkay Gundogan has signed a new contract. (Bundesliga)

A whole eff-ton of people watched the Women's World Cup semifinals. (MLS)

You should be reading

Owen Gibson on the ridiculous politics keeping the Great Britain women out of the Olympics. (Guardian)

Jennifer Doyle does an FJMing of's awful Alex Morgan profile. (Sport Spectacle)

Jack Kerr on west African players in Kyrgyzstan. (Vice)

Fun with transfer rumors

The section in which nothing should be taken seriously. It's rumor season, so this section will be expanded, and as the summer rolls on, it will probably be bigger than the actual news section.

Manchester United is willing to pay £50m for Thomas Müller. (Independent)

Because Bacca isn't enough, Milan are also after Luiz Adriano. (Football Italia)

Liverpool might have a deal for Christian Benteke. (Talksport)

Spurs are trying to hijack Southampton's Toby Alderweireld bid. (Standard)

Sunderland and Newcastle are fighting over Marco Van Ginkel. (Voetbal International)

Wednesday's games

Watch England coach Mark Sampson's post-loss interview.

Mexico do not look like they're ready for the Gold Cup.

There's nothing worth watching on Thursday, sorry!


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