Morningstar founder Joe Mansueto bought out the majority interest of Andrew Hauptman, who has owned the Fire since 2007. Read the whole story
"He was desperate to come back. I don't know if the club really tried or not."
-- Lionel Messi on Neymar, whose return to Barcelona from Paris St. Germain failed during the summer transfer window. Neymar scored 105 goals in 186 games in four seasons at Barca before his move to PSG in 2017. Messi said he would have loved to have Neymar return to Barcelona but added he thinks Barca has spectacular squad and can achieve everything without the Brazilian, who had a falling out with PSG management. (Sport)
The U.S. U-20 scored two golazos and provided a line-splitting pass for the third goal in Jong PSV's 3-2 comeback win over Jong AZ. Read the whole story
1. Julian Green scored on a penalty kick in the first minute of stoppage time to give Greuther Fuerth a 2-1 win over last-place Wehen Wiesbaden in Germany's 2.
Bundesliga. Green's game-winner was his third goal in six games for Greuther Fuerth, which moved into a tie for second place with the win.
-- Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Weekend)
2. Sofia Huerta scored twice to lead the Houston Dash to a 2-1 win over the Utah Royals and keep its slim NWSL playoff hopes alive. The Dash would have dropped 12 points behind the fourth-place Royals with four games to play if it had lost. The Royals' loss opens the door for Reign FC to move into fourth place with a win at Washington on Saturday.
3. The USL team that will play in San Diego has hired Pete Thuresson, who has worked in the NBA and NASCAR and at Fox Sports, as its chief commercial officer. Ricardo Campos will serve as the club's vice president of operations while other hires include Casey Patterson (vice president of tickets, service and membership) and Nick Maranda (vice president of partnerships).
FIFA is dividing $8.48 million among clubs where players were developed and currently play. U.S. youth clubs didn't receive the application form. Read the whole story