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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Pulisic, Ronaldo, Holiday, and more

News and links for Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

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Trinidad & Tobago v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Five takeaways from USA's rout: Pulisic, Kljestan and Altidore shine -
Christian Pulisic's first U.S. national team start was worth the wait as he dazzled throughout the Americans' 4-0 romp against Trinidad and Tobago.

Christian Pulisic on life with the United States Borussia Dortmund and being a Justin Bieber fan - ESPN FC
ESPN FC's Doug McIntyre sat down with U.S. national team star Christian Pulisic to find out what it's like to be a 17-year-old soccer phenomenon.

Why US Soccer makes it difficult for Mexican-Americans to wear its shirt
The author, like many Mexican-Americans, supports El Tri rather than the US national team. But she hopes one day she can cheer on the Americans as well.

Leaked document reveals Santos didn't give Barça enough Gabigol time
The Catalan club were given just one day to decide if they wanted to execute their right to sign the striker

Real Madrid Real Madrid turn to CAS over Garay sale to Zenit -
Reports say that Real Madrid have taken Benfica to court over Ezequiel Garay's transfer to Zenit St Petersburg in 2014.

Discrimination in football rose during 2015/16 season, Kick It Out report reveals, with social media a growing problem
Incidents of discrimination in football are on the increase, according to a new report by the anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out.

Zidane's pact with Cristiano Ronaldo | MARCA English
After long discussions with his coach, Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to return to the Real Madrid fold, but under strict instructions from Zinedine...

Former U.S. soccer star Lauren Holiday to undergo surgery to remove brain tumor -
Holiday, who retired from competitive soccer last year, will have surgery six weeks after giving birth. Her husband, NBA point guard Jrue Holiday, will take a leave of absence to care for her.

El Salvador players refuse 'financial incentives' for Canada World Cup qualifier - BBC Sport
El Salvador's national football team reveal secret cash offers were made before their World Cup qualifier against Canada.