The cash-loaded English Premier League led a record-breaking raid for talent by Europe's top clubs before the transfer window slams shut Wednesday, with Arsenal alone paying more than 60 million euros for German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez.
Kaka scored both goals as Orlando City beat New York City 2-1 on Sunday, preventing the Big Apple team from going top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.
AC Milan coach Vincenco Montella has been forced to backpedal after a joke about the Serie A giants' lack of summer transfer spending compared to city rivals Inter went down badly at the club.
Former France striker Thierry Henry was appointed as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez on Friday as the talent-packed team seeks to shake off its underachiever tag.
New Spain coach Julen Lopetegui on Friday left out veteran captain Iker Casillas, the country's most-capped player, from his first squad as manager for upcoming internationals against Belgium and Liechtenstein.
Toronto's Jozy Altidore scored in the 86th minute to give the Canadian club a 2-1 win at Orlando City on Wednesday, moving to the top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter began his final appeal Thursday against his six-year ban from football, in a long-shot quest for redemption after his career ended in scandal.
Hull started the season as the English Premier League's "crisis club," regarded by some as the worst-prepared team ever to begin a top-flight campaign.
Roma failed to reach the Champions League group stage after having two men sent off in a 3-0 defeat at home to Porto in the second leg of their playoff on Tuesday.
The richest clubs and biggest leagues in Europe are set to tighten their grip on the Champions League's future format and prize money this week.