• Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic, Scottish Premiership), 13-point lead (5 games to play)
• Ben Lederman (Rakow Czestochowa, Polish Ekstraklasa), 11-point lead (4 games to play)
• Josh Cohen (Maccabi Haifa, Ligat Ha'Al), 7-point lead (4 games to play)
• Henry Wingo (Ferencvaros, Hungarian NB1), 6-point lead (5 games to play)
• *Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund, German Bundesliga), 2-point lead (4 games to play)
• **Matt Turner (Arsenal, English Premier League), 2-point lead (5 games to play)
• Mark McKenzie (Genk, Belgian Jupiler League), tied for 1st place (6 games to play)
* Second-place Bayern Munich has game in hand.
**Second-place Man. City has two games in hand.
There is almost a full slate of games in MLS, the NWSL and USL Championship this weekend. Read the whole story
The grandchild of Mexican immigrants, Perez and his parents where born in St. Louis, where his father serves in the police. Read the whole story
The Chicago product starred at Creighton University before his nine-year MLS playing career (2010-18). Read the whole story
• Spain 3 USA 0. Goals: Oyono 34, 49, Perez 40+2.
• The USA, which opened with a shootout win over England, closes out play against Japan on Sunday in Murcia.
• USA: Stokes, Kaakoush, Alvarado (Ozuna 60), Wolff (Hamouda 35), Villa, Sullivan (Aiyenero 52), Terry, Acosta (Chavez 60), Marquez (Lambert 52), Saidi (Hall 52), Uriostegui (Johnson 52).
Bayern Munich is again in the driver's seat after Borussia Dortmund was held to a 1-1 draw at lowly Bochum. Read the whole story
With Napoli on the verge of its third Scudetto title, it brings back memories of the 1987 title that prompted weeks of partying. Read the whole story
"We are all pleased for Napoli's success which will bring honor to our region and great joy for people. But the celebrations must remain within the limits of civil behavior."
-- Vesuvius park commissioner Raffaele De Luca, asking that Napoli fans stay away from the volcano that famously erupted in AD79 when it destroyed the nearby Roman city of Pompeii. Fans planned to set off flares to light up Vesuvius, which remains active, when Napoli clinches the 2023 Italian title, which could take place as soon as Sunday. (Reuters)
Here's a glimpse into the LaLiga leader's training - rondos, shooting, etc. - ahead of Saturday's clash with sixth-place Real Betis. Read the whole story