The soccer news starts with the USMNT players in the Champions League. Ethan Horvath was in goal for Club Brugge's 4-0 win at Monaco in Group A. Hans Vanaken opened the scoring in the 12th minute and converted a penalty in the 17th. Wesley Moraes made it 3-0 in the 24th and Ruud Vormer scored in the 85th. Horvath made six saves to keep the clean sheet. After five matchdays, Club Brugge is in 3rd-place with four points, five points behind Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid.
This has been a fantastic game for us, both in defense and in attack," Horvath said. When we manned the pitch, we noticed how the away stands were sold out, and most of the noise came from there. That's inspiring. I told the team that they would be making this a home game for us."
Also in Group A, Borussia Dortmund's Champions League winning streak ended with a 2-0 loss at Atletico Madrid. Atletico scored in the 33rd and 80th minutes, finishing with seven shots on goal to none for Dortmund. Christian Pulisic subbed out in the 58th minute.
"The result was clear enough, but in my opinion we shouldn't have lost today as we controlled the first 30 minutes," Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus said. "After we conceded it was as if our game lost all its edge, we were no longer in control and we lost our way. It wasn't our best game, it's our first defeat and it was deserved in the end. We have to play with more control and more focus, if we do so we won't lose games like this."
Weston McKennie subbed on in the 55th minute for Schalke's 2-0 home win over Galatasaray in Group D. Guido Burgstaller scored in the 4th minute with Mark Uth doubling the lead in the 57th. Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel didn't need to make a save to keep the clean sheet. Schalke is in 2nd-place in their group, two points behind Porto.
"This win was an important step towards the last 16," Uth said. "In our next two games in Porto and against Moscow we want to seal the deal so that we can continue playing Champions League football after the winter break."
Der Spiegel continues releasing the Football Leaks with the focus now on Manchester City. The Telegraph's Paul Hayward on what this should mean for Manchester City. The NY Times' Tariq Panja talks to La Liga president Javier Tebas about the Football Leaks, super league rumors, and Financial Fair Play. The National's Andy Mitten on what makes Milan's San Siro stadium special.
The Miami Herald's Joey Flechas and Jordan McPherson report on another step forward for Inter Miami, winning a stadium referendum. The San Diego Union Tribune's Jennifer Van Grove and Lori Weisberg have the Soccer City plan in San Diego likely losing to the San Diego State University expansion. Soccer America's Beau Dure talks to Loudoun United COO Adam Behnke about DC United's new USL team.
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