The soccer news starts in the CONCACAF Champions League round of 16 with USMNT player Rubio Rubin making his debut for Tijuana in their 1-0 win at Motagua. Rubin subbed on in the 53rd minute, picking up a yellow card in stoppage time. Ignacio Rivero scored the game's only goal in the 71st minute with Manuel Lajud keeping the clean sheet. Michael Orozco was on the bench for Tijuana.
Also in the CONCACAF Champions League, Joe Corona was on the bench for Club America's 5-1 win at Saprissa. Cecilio Dominguez put America up in the 2nd minute with Mateus Uribe scoring in the 35th. Dominguez scored again in the 45th. Renato Ibarra made it 4-0 America in the 59th. Saprissa scored in the 74th minute with Uribe adding Club America's fifth goal in the 79th.
One MLS team was in action on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Champions League. FC Dallas lost 1-0 at Tauro FC. Edwin Aguilar scored the game's only goal in the 57th minute, heading in a corner kick. Oscar McFarlane picked up the first-leg shutout. The series resumes next Wednesday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. The result is somewhat of a disappointment for a Dallas side trying to turn the page on a tough 2017 MLS season.
Moving to the Copa MX, Omar Gonzalez's Pachuca beat Celaya 1-0 at home. Walter Gonzalez scored in the 71st minute.
In the Championship, Tim Ream's Fulham drew 1-1 at Bristol City. Aleksandar Mitrovic put Fulham up in the 14th minute with Bristol City equalizing in the 35th. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Ipswich Town lost 1-0 at home to Cardiff City. The game's only goal came in the 65th minute.
"I didn’t think it was a free-kick in the first place and then apart from Zohore handling the ball with both hands, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with it," Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said on the sequence that led to Cardiff's goal. "He controlled the ball but I saw the referee after the game and he said he didn’t mean to. The ball would have run away from him if it had not been handled so I don’t get that. You see penalties given for handball every week but there will be no intent to handle the ball."
MLSsoccer.com's Scott French talks to LA Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham about his move from San Jose. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Steve Hummer interviews Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Soccer America's Mike Woitalla talks to Mexico technical director Dennis te Kloese. FourFourTwo's Michael Lewis looks back that Pogba's agent is looking for a new club for his client.">to a 1988 plan from US Soccer that seriously considered promotion and relegation for a new domestic league system. SB Nation's Stephanie Yang talks to US Club Soccer CEO Kevin Payne.
The NY Times' Rory Smith looks at the mismatches in the Champions League knockout round to make a bigger point about the state of European club soccer. The Guardian's Barney Ronay questions what Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is doing with Paul Pogba. SI.com's Grant Wahl reports that Pogba's agent is looking for a new club for his client. BBC Sport on Leicester City having to pay a Financial Fair Play settlement.
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