It was an odd season for USMNT players in the Premier League. The number of regulars decreased to three, falling to two with a season-ending injury to Danny Williams. We already know the fate of one club with a USMNT player. Geoff Cameron's Stoke City officially fell to the Championship after the second-to-last matchday.
Stoke City plays their final game of the 20117-18 season at Swansea City, with Swansea likely to join them in the Championship regardless of the result. It's a goal difference problem for Swansea, -27 to 17th-place Southampton's -18 three points ahead of them. Stoke City enters Sunday's game in last place, but could pass already relegated West Brom a point ahead of them in 19th-place.
Danny Williams is out with an injury, missing Huddersfield Town's great escape from the relegation zone. Huddersfield Town drew at Manchester City and at Chelsea to enter the final day four points above the drop zone. They play Arsenal on Sunday and could finish as high as 15th-place. DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle United is top of a group of teams tied on points with 41. They can finish no higher than their current 10th-place, hosting Chelsea on Sunday.
In the Liga MX playoffs, Santos Laguna beat Club America 4-1 at home with Jorge Villafana on the bench for Santos and Joe Corona on the bench for America. Osvaldo Martinez put Santos up in the 15th minute with Cecilio Dominguez equalizing in the 32nd. Julio Furch returned the Santos lead in the 38th minute. Santos goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco saved a penalty in the 44th minute with Furch scoring again in the 54th. Edwin Cetre finished off the Santos goals in the 79th minute. The semifinal series concludes at America on Sunday.
Rubio Rubin and Michael Orozco were on the bench for Tijuana's 2-1 home win over Toluca. Juan Lucero scored for Tijuana in the 27th and 50th minutes with Toluca pulling a goal back four minutes into stoppage time.
The Washington Post's Steven Goff on the Wayne Rooney to DC United rumors. BBC Sport with Everton manager Sam Allardyce saying Rooney hasn't asked to leave the club. Tifo Football's Steven Keehner looks at the history of the US Open Cup.
The Guardian's Rob Smyth, Ben Fisher, and Tom Davies preview Premier League Sunday. Bundesliga Fanatic's Travis Timmons wonders what might happen with ownership rules in the Bundesliga. UEFA.com's Paul Saffer reports on this season's Champions League attendance.
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