1. MLS veteran Jack McInerney (43 goals in eight seasons) scored
in stoppage time to give the Oakland Roots a 1-1 tie with
Chattanooga FC before 5,603 fans in Oakland on the opening weekend of the new NISA. Detroit City FC beat the LA Force, 2-0, on goals by Matt Lewis and Roderic Green in its pro debut, while the Cal
United Strikers edged the Michigan Stars, 1-0, before 2,258 fans. The other match pitting Charlotte's Stumptown Athletic against San Diego's 1904 FC ended in a 2-2 tie. 2. Univision’s TUDN has extended its agreement with UEFA
for another three years, beginning in 2021-22, to carry the Champions League, Europa
League and Super Cup on its sports cable network, as well on linear networks Univision, UniMas and Galavision, and additional matches available to subscribers via streaming service TUDNxtra. Univision
will also add such UEFA properties as the new Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League.
3. Houston Dynamo
defender Jose Bizama underwent surgery
on Monday to repair a broken leg. The Chilean, considered one of the most tenacious outside backs in MLS, suffered the fibular spiral fracture on his right
leg in training on Friday morning. He is expected to make a full recovery and return to action this season.