Galaxy midfielder Giovani dos Santos will be on quite the international run coming up.
It was announced Thursday that Dos Santos, who is already with Mexico for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, including Sunday’s tilt with the U.S. at Azteca Stadium, will remain with El Tri for the upcoming Confederations Cup tournament.
Mexico opens the tournament June 18 against Portugal in Russia. The finals are set for July 2. That would take dos Santos out of action for the Galaxy until early July.
MEXICO NATIONAL TEAM 23-MAN ROSTER FOR 2017 CONFEDERATIONS CUP:
Goalkeepers (3): Rodolfo Cota (Guadalajara), Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
Defenders (7): Oswaldo Alanís (Guadalajara), Néstor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Rafael Márquez (Atlas), Héctor Moreno (PSV Eindhoven), Diego Reyes (Espanyol), Luis Reyes (Atlas), Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina)
Midfielders (4): Jonathan Dos Santos (Villarreal), Andrés Guardado (PSV Eindhoven), Héctor Herrera (Porto FC), Miguel Layún (Porto FC)
Forwards (9): Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jesús Manuel Corona (Porto FC), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Marco Fabián (Eintracht Frankfurt), Javier Hernández (Bayer Leverkusen), Raúl Jiménez (Benfica), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Oribe Peralta (América), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad)
Head Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio
Manchester United sits atop the list of the World’s Most Valuable Soccer teams, according to Forbes Magazine.
Barcelona is second with a current value of $3.64 million, followed by Real Madrid at $3.58 million. Real Madrid, winners of the last two UEFA Champions League titles, held the No. 1 spot for the previous four years (2013-16).
Bayern Munich ($2.71 billion) and Manchester City ($2.08 billion) round out the top five.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid generated $688 million.
The second half of the top 10 is predominately English Premier League teams: Arsenal ($1.93), Chelsea ($1.85) and Liverpool ($1.49) are sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively. Tottenham Hotspur is 10th at $1.06 billion.
Juventus from Italy’s Serie A is ninth at $1.26 billion.
From Forbes: The 20 most valuable soccer teams this year are worth an average of $1.48 billion, 3% more than one year ago. The U.S. dollar rose in value relative to the euro during the past year. As a result, although not a single team declined in value year-over-year when measured in euros, 9 of the 20 teams decreased when valued in U.S. dollars.
More bad news for the Galaxy: Another starter bites the dust.
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