John O'Brien's club, Ajax, was unable to catch PSV Eindhoven for the Dutch Honor Division title on the final day of games Thursday. Ajax defeated Heerenveen, 3-0, but PSV''s 0-0 draw
with FC Groningen was enough to for it to earn its 17th league championship.
O'Brien again did not play, as he is nursing an ankle ailment.
In Chile, Jonny Walker and Colo Colo begin their
playoff schedule with the first leg of a home-and-home series against Cobresal on Saturday.