By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 22, 2017) US Soccer Players - The sprint that is the Liga MX regular season ended over the weekend. That included a derby that determined the regular season winner with Monterrey beating Tigres 2-0. Teams like Atlas and Leon wrapped up playoff births. Others like Lobos BUAP and Necaxa squandered their tickets to the postseason. The Liguilla marches on in an . . .
Spurs beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday. The result means Spurs wins Group H and Dortmund can finish no higher than 3rd-place. Hanging onto 3rd-place and the Europa League qualifying spot was made a bit easier by APOEL losing 6-0 at home to Real Madrid. Group H concludes on December 6 with Real Madrid hosting Borussia Dortmund and Spurs home to APOEL. Borussia Dortmund . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico returned to action over the weekend following the November international break. We start in the Premier League where DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United lost 4-1 at Manchester United. Yeldon assisted on Dwight Gayle's opener in the 14th minute. Manchester United equalized in the 37th and went ahead for good in first-half stoppage time. Danny Williams . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in Germany with Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund losing 3-1 at home to Bayern Munich. Bayern opened the scoring in the 16th minute, doubling the lead in the 37th. They were up 3-0 in the 67th. Marc Bartra pulled a goal back for Dortmund in the 88th minute. "We didn't play like a top team today," Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz said. "Bayern . . .
It wasn't a good night for USMNT players in the Championship. Tim Ream's Fulham lost 2-0 at home to Bristol City. The visitors went up in the 29th and doubled the lead in the 40th. Fulham played a man down from the 63rd minute with a red card to Aboubakar Kamara. “That wasn’t the best version of us,” Fulham coach Slavisa Jokanovic said. “To be honest, Bristol City played better football than us. . . .
Fabian Johnson subbed on for Gladbach in the 71st minute in their 3-1 comeback win at Hoffenheim. Trailing from the 25th minute, Thorgan Hazard equalized for Gladbach in the 61st. Matthias Ginter put Gladbach up in the 79th with Jannik Vestergaard scoring three minutes later. Bobby Wood subbed out in the 56th minute for Hamburg in a 2-1 loss at Hertha BSC. Trailing from goals in the 17th and 49th . . .
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in Belgium. Ethan Horvath was in goal for Club Brugge's 2-0 loss at Racing Genk. Aron Johannsson missed Werder Bremen's 1-0 home win over Hoffenheim in the DFB Pokal. In the Copa MX, Jorge Villafana and Ventura Alvarado's Santos Laguna shutout Necaxa 2-0 at home. Jonathan Rodriguez scored in the 80th minute and Ulises Rivas in the 85th. Carlos Acevedo . . .
In DFB Pokal action from Germany, Alfredo Morales scored in Ingolstadt's 3-1 win at Greuther Furth. David Raum put Greuther Furth up in the 46th minute. Almog Cohen equalized from the penalty spot in the 48th. Ingolstadt took the lead in the 83rd with Morales scoring in the 87th. Fabian Johnson subbed on in the 76th minute for Gladbach in their 1-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf. Thorgan Hazard scored . . .
In the Premier League, Danny Williams and Huddersfield Town beat Manchester United 2-1 at The John Smith's Stadium. Aaron Mooy put Huddersfield up in the 28th with Laurent Depoitre scoring in the 33rd. Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back for United in the 78th. Williams saw yellow in the 79th. It’s a great story that ‘small’ Huddersfield Town has beaten Manchester United," Huddersfield Town . . .
Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund drew 1-1 at APOEL in the Champions League. APOEL scored in the 62nd minute with Sokratis equalizing for Dortmund in the 67th. In the other Group H game, Real Madrid and Spurs drew 1-1 at the Bernabeu. Those two are tied at the top of the group with seven points, with Spurs ahead on a tiebreaker. Dortmund is six points behind in 3rd-place, tied with APOEL on . . .