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1. Sergino Dest played in his fourth straight game for Dutch champion Ajax, coming on in the 62nd minute of its 0-0 tie at Cypriot club APOEL in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League playoff series. Dest came on a right back while Moroccan international Noussair Mazraoui moved from right back to take Romanian Razvan Marin's place in midfield. Mazraoui was later red carded and will miss next week's second leg, opening the door for Dest to get his first Champions League start.

2. Paul Riley, who has led the Western New York Flash and North Carolina Courage to two of the last three NWSL titles, put an end to the conversation that he might be a candidate to replace departing Jill Ellis as U.S. women's national team coach. Riley tweeted that "although flattered, I am determined to continue the project we started in" Western New York and he is not interested in the job at this time. The Courage is in third place in the NWSL standings with a game in hand on Utah and Reign FC, the two teams that trail it by one point.

3. Chicago Fire midfielder Nicolas Gaitan had his red card issued on Saturday rescinded after the Fire appealed the decision to the Independent Review Panel. The Argentine was sent off for a tackle from behind at the end of the first half. The Fire, which was leading, 1-0, went on to beat the Philadelphia Union, 2-0, earning three points it absolutely needed to stay in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. Gaitan has scored four goals to go along with a team-high nine assists in 21 games.
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