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URUGUAYAN PRIMERA DIVISION

2020/2021 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
3 Boston River 1 0 0 3
4 Peñarol 1 0 0 3
5 Cerro Largo 1 0 0 3
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Ex-Man United forward Diego Forlan lands first managerial role with Penarol

Diego Forlan played for Penarol between 2015 and 2016, winning the Uruguayan Primera Division title.
Diego Forlan played for Club Atletico Penarol between 2015 and 2016, winning a Primera Division title.

Former Manchester United forward Diego Forlan has been named manager of Uruguayan side Club Atletico Penarol, marking his first coaching role.

Forlan, 40, represented United between 2002 and 2004, while his playing career also included spells at Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Villarreal. The former Uruguay international played for Penarol between 2015 and 2016, winning a Primera Division title with the club.

"It gives me great happiness," Forlan said after his appointment.

"A huge honour to have...

LAFC sign Uruguay's Rodriguez, deal Ramirez

LAFC jumped on the Revolution early and never looked back, securing the 2-0 victory at Gillette Stadium. To watch MLS, sign up to ESPN+.
Major League Soccer: Diego Rossi (8') New England Revolution 0-1 LAFC. To watch MLS, sign up to ESPN+.

LAFC have signed Uruguay youngster Brian Rodriguez as a Young Designated Player, the club announced on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old joins LAFC after rising through the ranks of Uruguayan club Penarol.

Reports had put Rodriguez's transfer fee at $11.5 million, but a source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN FC that the transfer fee was "closer to $8 million."

"Brian is an exciting and dynamic player who is one of the top talents in South America," LAFC executive vice president and general manager...

Sources: LAFC nearing deal for Penarol's Rodriguez

LAFC is closing in on the signing of Penarol midfielder Brian Rodriguez, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Reports in South America suggest that Penarol would not let Rodriguez go for less than $11.5 million, though it remains to be seen if the final number will be that high if and when the deal gets finalized.

As a mid-season Young Designated Player acquisition, Rodriguez's cap hit would be $150,000.

One source told ESPN FC that LAFC EVP of Soccer Operations John Thorrington is on his way back...

Tevez sends Boca top of group as Penarol exit Copa Lib before knockouts

From time to time, Europe's Champions League throws up shocks, such as Tottenham's dramatic run to this year's final or Liverpool's amazing comeback to eliminate Barcelona on Tuesday.

In general, though, there is a large dose of predictability. The major honours are shared around a select group of clubs.

In South America's Copa Libertadores, meanwhile, things are more fluid. No one has managed to retain the title since 2001. Successful teams are always being broken up, opening space for rivals to...

 By Tim Vickery

Club football in Uruguay struggling against global pressures

Nacional were the last Uruguayan team to win the Copa Libertadores back in 1988.

The Uruguayan Primera Division got underway this weekend with one of its teams missing.

On the eve of the kickoff, El Tanque Sisley pulled out due to not being able to pay their debts. And so the championship proceeds with the awkward, odd number of 15 participating clubs.

The size of the debt in question seems, by the standard of global football, almost laughably puny. El Tanque Sisley allegedly owe some $357,000, but have only been able to raise around $250,000.

Uruguay is limited by its size....