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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Thursday

News and links for Thursday, August 25, 2016.

Arsenal v CD Guadalajara Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

DeAndre Yedlin: Newcastle transfer intriguing for USMNT RB |
Yedlin's move from Tottenham down a tier is offset by a potential promotion fight and playing under Rafa Benitez.

Sigi Schmid says he had Sounders' support but 'give and take' Clint Dempsey relationship - ESPN FC
Sigi Schmid doesn't think he lost the Sounders locker room but said his relationship with Clint Dempsey

Pepe could return against Celta Vigo | MARCA English
There is some good news for Real Madrid ahead of their home game against Celta Vigo on Saturday, as defender Pepe could be in contention to make his first appearance of the season.

Ter Stegen and Mascherano could play against Athletic Bilbao
After two days of rest given by coach Luis Enrique for a brilliant start to the season, the Blaugrana are ready to make it two wins from two in La Liga.

World Cup qualifiers: Aaron Ramsey and Jonny Williams ruled out for Wales - BBC Sport
Aaron Ramsey and Jonny Williams are not included in Wales' squad for the opening 2018 World Cup qualifier against Moldova on 5 September.

Welsh soccer player sentenced to jail time after tackle |
Nicholas Williams, a soccer player for Welsh club Cefn Albion, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after a reckless tackle led to an opponent sustained a broken leg.

Should Christian Pulisic Leave Dortmund For The Premier League?
It’s unclear whether or not that would be better for Pulisic, the player, to move to Stoke.

Tottenham transfer news: Nabil Bentaleb joins Schalke 04 on season-long loan | Transfers | Sport | The Independent
The German side have paid just shy of £1m as a loan fee and have the option to make the move permanent for £17m.

Southampton agree club-record fee of $28 million for Sofiane Boufal – ProSoccerTalk
Moroccan forward set to become club-record signing.

Bundesliga preview Borussia Dortmund a genuine chance to knock Bayern off their Bundesliga perch - ESPN FC
Perennial Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich will be pushed this season by Thomas Tuchel's Borussia Dortmund, Raphael Honigstein writes.

Champions League draw: Does the absence of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea detract from Europe? | European | Sport | The Independent
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