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The Daily Dirt: USMNT plans first 2016 friendlies

The United States will face Iceland and Canada.

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With the calendar about to flip over to a new year, the USMNT has scheduled its first friendlies of 2016. Jurgen Klinsmann's squad will take on Iceland Jan. 31 and follow that up with a match against Canada on Feb. 5. Both games will take place at the home of LA Galaxy, the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

How to watch the last game of the USWNT Victory Tour [SSFC]

It's Abby Wambach's last ride in a USWNT jersey. Tune in to Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

Xabi Alonso hit an absolute missile to put Bayern up 1-0 in the DFB-Pokal [Bavarian Football Works]

Xabi Alonso's still got it. Seems like he's been scoring goals like this for ages.

Chelsea board discussing Jose Mourinho future - sources [ESPNFC]

After Chelsea's ninth defeat of the season on Monday — as many as in the previous two campaigns combined — The Special One is on the thinnest of ice. Owner Roman Abramovich and the rest of the club's board reportedly are holding "intense discussions" about Mourinho's future.

Man United board concerned by player unrest over Louis van Gaal - sources [ESPNFC]

Mourinho isn't the only big Premier League manager in hot water. Manchester United's higher-ups are concerned with "disenchantment" among players regarding van Gaal's managerial approach. It doesn't sound like the Dutchman is on the chopping block just yet, but no one seems to be happy.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola to confirm plans next week [ESPNFC]

Guardiola's three-year contract is up at the end of this season, and he's reportedly considering a move to Manchester United — sorry, Louis — or its crosstown rival Manchester City. Either way, he'll be taking a job with plenty of resources and expectations to match.

What's happening in The A?

The Hawks have lost three in a row, and the offense is abysmal right now. Hopefully Atlanta can right the ship Wednesday night when the 1-25 Philadelphia 76ers visit Philips Arena.