MLS confirmed it is invoking the "force majeure" clause in the collective bargaining agreement the league and players reached in June. Read the whole story
Geoff Cameron, QPR, 90 minutes (1-1 at Norwich City)
Matthew Olosunde, Rotherham United, 90 minutes (1-2 vs. Barnsley)
Sergino Dest, Barcelona, 45 minutes (1-1 vs. Eibar)
Sky Blue FC also traded Sarah Killion Woldmoe in exchange for draft picks and international slots. Read the whole story
"My opinion and that of the board is that having a women's elite team is not compatible with 2021. The big four men's teams have their own women's teams. We have done what we promised. We have
created a lot of role models and got a lot of [girls] to start playing football."
-- Peter Bronsmanis, chairman of 2020 Swedish women's league champion Goteborg FC, on the club's decision to dissolve the senior team and release all players from their pro contracts just over a month after it won the Damallsvenskan for the first time. The move comes after brewery Kopparbergs, the club's title sponsor, cut off its investment in the team. Bronsmanis, the Kopparbergs CEO, said the club couldn't compete with Europe's big soccer clubs investing in women's soccer. (Gotesborg-Posten in Swedish)
NYCFC will get up to $600,000 in GAM for the Costa Rican, the only player to play in all five of its playoff runs. Read the whole story
"We need a thousand chances to score. They [Eibar] had one clear chance and scored."
-- Junior Firpo on Barcelona's scoring problems after the Catalan giant's 1-1 tie with tiny Eibar at home. The lone goal was scored by Ousmane Dembele, who came on after halftime for Sergino Dest. Barca, which rested Lionel Messi, has scored 29 goals in 15 games, putting it on course to average less than two goals a game for the first time since the 2004-05 season. (Sporting News)
A pooch in Potosi, Bolivia, snagged a shoe on the sideline before taking to the field during The Strongest's 3-0 win over Nacional Potosi. Read the whole story
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