Thursday's soccer news starts with MLS action. Houston came back to beat Sporting KC 2-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium. Jimmy Medranda put Sporting up in the 33rd minute. Tomas Martinez equalized for Houston in the 63rd with an own-goal proving the difference in the 77th.
"The game had a playoff feel," Houston midfielder Ricardo Clark said. "It was all about fighting. We went down a goal; credit to everybody for keeping their composure, not giving up, having faith and believing. At times we played well, at times we had to scrap, at times we had to do what we had to do to get a result and that’s what we did. Like I said, we are in the playoff mentality right now and we have to take advantage of each and every game. This was a great result for us at home, but we have to keep moving on and we have a game in four days. That’s our next focus."
Also from MLS, Orlando City announced that Kaka will leave the club at the end of the season. "I want to take this opportunity to thank everybody, Flavio, Alex, for being a part of this project since the beginning," Kaka said. "They trusted that I could be an important piece of this project and I want to say thank you. I want to thank all my teammates over these three years, coaches, staff here, everybody that works for Orlando City, the supporters and community, the press — everybody. I will be here to honor this jersey until the end, as always."
BBC Sport talked to NFL and MLS owner Robert Kraft about his potential interest in a Premier League club. The Detroit News' Tony Paul updates the situation with the name of that city's proposed MLS expansion team.
ESPN FC's Simon Kuper looks at the issues that have kept the Netherlands out of another major tournament. World Soccer's Brian Glanville takes issue with the England setup. The Telegraph on the Swiss attorney general investigating PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi and former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke. The Set Piece's Archie Rhind-Tutt profiles Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Bundesliga Fanatic's Mathew Burt looks back at Borussia Dortmund's former stadium. Forbes' Bobby McMahon on the overseas TV rights for Serie A. AP's Rob Harris asks why FIFA doesn't implement goal line technology for all World Cup qualifiers.
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