Less than two minutes into the game, the USA won a corner kick and executed it an unusual way. Read the whole story
Friday, November 15
League A USA 4 Canada 1. (Morris 2, Zardes 23, 89, Long 34; Vitoria 72.)
-- Panama 0 Mexico 3. (Jimenez 8, pen. 85, Alvarez 70.)
League B Saint Vincent & Gren. 1 Nicaragua 0. (Sutherland 60.)
-- Antigua & Barbuda 0 Jamaica 2. (Foster 34, Morris 58.)
-- Suriname 4 Dominica 0. (Apai 15, 88, Vlijter 60, 74.)
-- Guyana 4 Aruba 2. (Briggs 7, Harriott 44, Bobb 53, 73; Croes 2, Breinburg 22.)
The USA put itself in a position to win its group in the Concacaf Nations League thanks to a 4-1 win over Canada. Read the whole story
"Of course, this is to capitalize commercially but it is also to do something pioneering for us. We are never going to be Manchester United and break Asia or the USA totally. But in this one small
region of Europe, of the world, we have this superstar and we have the opportunity to go and do it."
-- Norwich City head of commercial operations Sam Jeffery on the promotions the English club planned around Helsinki -- a pop-up shop in a shopping center and post-match "Pukki Party" for 2,000 people at a downtown nightclub -- for its Finnish star, Teemu Pukki, on Friday night. Finland beat Liechtenstein, 3-0, with two Pukki goals to qualify for Euro 2020, ending a run of 32 failed qualifying campaigns for the World Cup or European Championship. (The Athletic)
Central Connecticut State upset fourth-seeded Rutgers, 1-0. For all Friday's results and weekend schedule. Read the whole story
UC Davis won the Big West title for a second time with a 2-0 win over UC Santa Barbara at home. Read the whole story
The Mexican bought Chivas in 2002 and three years later started Chivas USA, which played 10 seasons in MLS. Read the whole story
1. Portland Timbers forward Brian Fernandez's contract with MLS has been terminated. The Argentine missed the Timbers' MLS playoff game against Real Salt Lake --
a 2-1 loss -- after voluntarily entering the MLS Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program for evaluation on Oct. 7. He scored 11 goals in 19 regular-season appearances in 2019 after arriving
from Liga MX club Necaxa. He opened with goals in his first five games but did not score in the last six games of the regular season.
2. The Vancouver Whitecaps hired 46-year-old German Axel Schuster as its sporting director. Schuster has held positions in player development at Mainz and Schalke 04. One of Schuster's tasks in the new Vancouver position will be to improve the pipeline from the 'Caps academy system -- which includes a residency program -- to the first team.
3. The USA won the Deaf Pan American Games men's soccer tournament for the first time with a 1-0 win over Argentina in the final on a goal by Michael Schmid. The USA, which also beat Mexico, Chile and Brazil, qualified for the 2020 Deaf World Cup in South Korea.