The soccer news starts with the USMNT players abroad. The Championship season began in England with USMNT players in action. Geoff Cameron's QPR beat Stoke City 2-1 on the road. Jordan Hugill put QPR up in the 8th minute with Eberechi Eze scoring in the 53rd. Stoke City pulled a goal back in the 78th minute.
"The players have worked hard in pre-season," QPR manager Mark Warburton said. "We've brought in 14 new players and they've adapted so well, worked so hard, and taken on board some good ideas. Al credit to the players today. Stoke is a tough place to come and to get three points, that's a tremendous start for us."
Eric Lichaj's Hull City lost 2-1 at Swansea City. Kamil Grosicki scored in the 3rd minute for Hull. Swansea equalized in the 48th and scored again a minute later. Matt Miazga's Reading lost 3-1 at home to Sheffield Wednesday. Andrija Novakovich subbed on in the 84th minute. Trailing from the 30th minute, Yakou Meite equalized for Reading in the 54th. Wednesday retook the lead in the 56th, going a man down in the 80th. Wednesday scored again seven minutes into stoppage time.
Antone Robinson's Wigan Athletic beat Cardiff City 3-2 at home. Cardiff City opened the scoring int he 20th minute with Michael Jabocs equalizing for Wigan in the 59th. Josh Windass put Wigan up in the 63rd with Cardiff equalizing in the 70th. Lee Evans scored Wigan's winner in the 75th.
A league down, Lynden Gooch scored in Sunderland's 1-1 home draw with Oxford United. Trailing from the 14th minute, Gooch converted a penalty in the 49th. Gooch subbed out in the 81st minute. Matthew Olosunde's Rotherham United beat Wimbledon 2-1 away. Freddie Ladapo put Rotherham up in the 29th minute with Wimbledon equalizing in the 50th. Clark Robertson scored Rotherham's winner in the 84th minute.
Julian Green scored in Furth's 3-1 win at St Pauli in the 2.Bundesliga. Daniel Keita-Ruel scored for Furth in the 17th and 35th minutes. St Pauli pulled a goal back in the 45th. Green scored for Furth in the 70th minute. A league down, Terrence Boyd subbed on in the 56th minute for Hallescher's 3-1 home win over Chemnitz. Jonas Nietfeld scored for Hallescher in the 6th with Chemnitzer equalizing in the 50th. Bently Bahn put Hallescher up for good in the 62nd with Patrick Gobel scoring in the 88th.
Ethan Horvath was in goal for Club Brugge's 6-0 shutout of Sint-Truiden at home. David Okereke scored in the 16th and 20th minute with Hans Vanaken adding a goal in the 39th. Percy Tau made it 4-0 in the 44th. Emmanuel Bonaventure scored in the 72nd with Siebe Schrijvers finishing off the goals in the 83rd. Club Brugge went a man down with a red card to Lois Openda in the 87th minute.
"The first home match of the season is a bit like the first day at school," Club Brugge coach Philippe Clement said. "The players want to prove themselves and are a bit nervous. That changed after the opening goal. We created many chances and scored even more."
Timothy Weah scored in the 19th minute for LOSC in their 3-2 friendly loss to Roma at home. LOSC's Ligue 1 season begins on Sunday at home to Nantes. Tyler Boyd subbed out in the 70th minute for Besiktas in their 2-0 friendly loss to Brescia. Luis Gil's Viktoria Zizkov lost 0-2 at Dukla Prague in the Czech National Football League.
Ventura Alvarado's Necaxa beat Veracruz 7-0 at home. Maxi Salas scored in the 11th and 48th minutes. Juan Delgado made it 3-0 in the 58th with Mauro Quiroga scoring in the 67th. Jesus Angulo made it 5-0 in the 74th with Eduardo Herrera and Cristian Calderon adding goals in the 84th and 86th minutes. Hugo Gonzalez made two saves to keep the clean sheet.
A league down, Rubio Rubin subbed on in the 78th minute for Dorados's 2-1 win at Tampico Madero. Vinico Angulo put Dorados up in the 43rd with Fabian Bordagaray scoring in the 62nd. Tampico pulled a goal back in the 77th minute.
Did Not Play: Tim Ream and Luca de la Torre (Fulham 0 - Barnsley 1), Duane Holmes (Derby County 2 - Huddersfield 1), Matt Polster (Rangers 2 - Kilmarnock 1), Bobby Wood (Hamburg 4 - Nurnberg 0), Joe Gyau (Duisburg 3 - Eintracht Braunschweig 0), Aron Johannsson (Hammarby 2 - Kalmar 2), Shaq Moore (Tenerife 2 - Braga B 4), Mix Diskerud (Ulsan 5 - Jeju 0), Jose Torres (Puebla 1 - Chivas 1)
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