The 2019-20 seasons started for USMNT players in Belgium and the 2.Bundesliga in the soccer news. Ethan Horvath was in goal for Club Brugge's 3-1 win at Waasland-Beveren. Falling behind to a 32nd minute penalty, Hans Vanaken equalized for Club Brugge in first-half stoppage time. David Okereke put Club Brugge up for good in the 48th with Vanaken scoring again in the 71st minute.
In the 2.Bundesliga, Julian Green's Furth with a 2-0 homes loss to Erzgebirge. Furth fell behind in the 25th with Erzgebirge scoring again in the 90th minute. Bobby Wood was on the bench for Hamburg's 1-1 home draw with Damrstadt. Trailing from the 46th minute, Hamburg's Aaron Hunt converted a penalty eight minutes into stoppage time. In the 3.Bundesliga, Joe Gyau wasn't in the squad for Duisburg's 3-2 loss at Ingolstadt.
Aron Johannsson subbed on in the 74th minute with Hammarby beating AFC Eskilstuna 6-1 on the road in the Allsvenskan. Playing a goal down from the 12th minute, Nikola Durdic equalized for Hammarby in the 18th. Alexander Kacaniklic scored in the 23rd with Durdic making it 3-1 in the 33rd. Imad Khalili scored in the 50th and Muamer Tankovic extended the lead in the 54th. Durdic finished off his hat-trick in the 67th minute.
Luis Gil subbed out in the 87th minute for Viktoria Zizkov's 2-1 home win over Banik Sokolov. Jakub Urbanec scored for Viktoria in the 8th minute. Jaroslav Divis saw red for Viktoria in the 49th with Banik Sokolov equalizing in the 55th. The red card came out for both teams with Banik Sokolov going a man down in the 80th and Viktoria's Maximiliano Cabana seeing red a minute later. Marek Oplustil scored Viktoria's winner three minutes into stoppage time.
In Liga MX, Ventura Alvarado's Necaxa lost 2-0 at UNAM Pumas. Necaxa fell behind in the 10th and gave up a 71st minute penalty with a red card to Alexis Pena.
An update to Friday's soccer news on the issues the International Champions Cup had with attendance this summer. The games concluded over the weekend with Real Madrid and Atletico drawing an announced crowd of 57,714 at the 82,500 capacity MetLife Stadium on Friday. On Saturday, the attendance was 27,565 at the 65,878 Gillette Stadium for Milan vs Benfica. Soccer America's Paul Kennedy looks at the yearly averages for the International Champions Cup.
Fansided's Graham Ruthven on the potential for another season for Paul Pogba at Manchester United. Forbes' Chloe Beresford asks why Serie A waited so late to announce the 2019-20 schedule. The Philadelphia Union's Jonathan Tannenwald talks to Ligue 1 CEO Didier Quillot about raising the profile of France's topflight in the United States. Inside World Football's Samindra Kunti on the issues with India's two topflights.
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