The soccer news starts with matchday two in the Champions League. From a USMNT perspective, the big game is another opportunity for Christian Pulisic when Borussia Dortmund hosts Monaco. Pulisic's form this season is already drawing plenty of attention, and strong performances on the big stage will only add to that.
Dortmund prepares to host Monaco after coming back to beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 on the road on Saturday. After six games, Borussia Dortmund has a one-point lead in the Bundesliga table with four wins and two draws. They won 1-0 at Club Brugge to open Group A.
Monaco lost 2-0 at St Etienne on Friday and is 18th in Ligue 1. Monaco has one Ligue 1 win this season, also losing their Champions League opener 2-1 at home to Atletico Madrid.
"Even though they haven't started well, we're coming up against a very good team," Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said. "Their defeats have often come down to small details. They had seven clear chances to score and lost 2-0 against St Etienne."
Pulisic is part of the USMNT squad that will gather for camp next week in Tampa in advance of the two October friendlies. SI.com's Avi Creditor looks at the USMNT roster. Yahoo Sports' Doug McIntyre also looks at the roster choices. The Athletic's Paul Tenorio talks to USSF personnel about the coaching search with US Soccer wanting to fill the position by November 1.
The Mirror's David McDonnell updates the situation with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United in advance of their Champions League game with Valencia. The Guardian's Sid Lowe on a suddenly unpredictable La Liga season. World Soccer's Paddy Agnew has the same old story in Serie A. AP's Jimmy Golen with the latest on the sexual assault associations against Cristiano Ronaldo in Las Vegas.
SBI Soccer's Franco Panizo with Tata Martino's comments on his future at Atlanta United. Tifo's Alex Stewart explains how DC United is using Wayne Rooney.
The Sydney Morning Herald's Dominic Bossi on the apparent end to the governance issues in Australian soccer that required FIFA intervention. Professional Footballers Australia released a statement. Inside World Football's Paul Nicholson reports on the new deal between the Federation and players in Denmark.
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