Fans should get ready for some crazy results this season in Europe. They got one on Wednesday: Real Madrid 2, Shakhtar Donetsk 3. Read the whole story
Non-European teams (Matchday 1):
1. Brazil 49
2. Argentina 18
3. Senegal 9
4. Morocco 7
4. Uruguay 7
6. Colombia 6
7. USA 5
8. Mali 4
9. Algeria 3
9. Nigeria 3
We like how Kingsley Coman beat Atletico Madrid's Felipe twice, first with a smooth back-heel cutback, to score in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win. Read the whole story
1. Cameron Harper (Celtic). Rostered as B-list player and currently on loan at Inverness.
2. Richie Ledezma (PSV). Signed extension until 2022 but still looking for first-team debut.
3. Tim Weah (Lille). Seen limited action (30 minutes in four games) for Ligue 1 leader.
4. Henry Wingo (Molde). Played 15 of 21 league games this season for Norwegian champ.
Note: Brandon Austin (Tottenham) played for U.S. U-18s but now plays for England U-21s.
With different approaches, how the Union and Timbers have used their second teams has contributed to their current success. Read the whole story
"The whole thing is so bizarre. But this is 2020. It's all bizarre at this point. But it was a little surreal to not be a part of it and have it still continue."
-- Colorado Rapids head coach Robin Fraser on the COVID-19 outbreak that struck five players and 13 staff members and forced the postponement of five MLS games. Fraser was infected and experienced mild symptoms but is healthy again and back with the team. While he was isolated, it got so bad that at one point no other coaches were available, and the Rapids were planning on having defender Drew Moor serve as player-coach if they got the green light to play. They have not played or trained regularly since their last game on Sept. 23. (The Athletic)
Billie Jean King, WNBA legend Candace Parker and Alpine skiing gold-medalist Lindsey Vonn are among those in the new group of founding investors. Read the whole story
United Soccer Coaches (Boys)
1. St. Ignatius (Ohio) 14-0-0
2. St. Dominic (Mo.) 16-0-0
3. Whitefish Bay (Wis.) 12-0-1
4. Wilson (Pa.) 8-0-0
5. Mamaroneck (N.Y.) 2-0-0
United Soccer Coaches (Girls)
1. Houston (Tenn.) 10-0-0
2. Mount Notre Dame (Ohio) 14-0-0
3. Mars Area (Pa.) 11-0-0
4. Davis (Utah) 17-1-0
5. Champlain Valley Union (Vt.) 6-0-0
The television success of the 2019 Women's World Cup in France makes a European-hosted tournament an attractive option for FIFA. Read the whole story