The soccer news starts with Borussia Dortmund moving on to the round of 16 in the 2017-18 Europa League. It wasn't easy, with Dortmund coming back to draw their second-leg 1-1 with Atalanta to advance 4-3 on aggregate. With Atalanta's home stadium not meeting UEFA requirements, the game was moved to Sassuolo's Mapei Stadium. Atalanta took the lead from a Rafael Toloi goal in the 11th minute. Marcel Schmelzer equalized in the 83rd. Christian Pulisic subbed out in the 59th minute.
"I am really pleased for Marcel Schmelzer that he got the goal at the end," Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger said. "Marco Reus showed what good he does our game. We have the right attitude, and the boys have demonstrated that a number of times. Of course I'm pleased that we are through to the next round, but we have also got a lot to talk about after this match."
In the CONCACAF Champions League, Chivas shutout Cibao 2-0 on the road. Chivas got a goal in the 40th minute and doubled the lead three minutes into stoppage time. The New York Red Bulls drew 1-1 at Olimpia. Daniel Royer put New York up in the 31st minute with Olimpia converting a penalty in the 73rd. The Seattle Sounders lost 2-1 at Santa Tecla. Nicolas Lodeiro put the Sounders up in the 15th minute. Santa Tecla equalized in the 67th and converted a penalty in the 76th minute.
FourFourTwo's Sam Stejskal looks at the impact of Targeted Allocation Money in MLS. The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg explains why new Timbers coach Gio Savarese speaking multiple languages is an added benefit. ESPN's Tom Marshall has Landon Donovan making the case for Liga MX.
FC Yahoo's Leander Schaerlaeckens wonders if the Premier League's latest TV rights deal predicts the end of an era. The Guardian's Jamie Jackson asks if the League Cup final could be the start of a Manchester City dynasty. The Independent's Miguel Delaney compares what happened with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea to the current situation for coach Antonio Conte.
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