It's Liguilla time in Liga MX. The 2017 Apertura season came to a close over the weekend with Monterrey clinching the title with 37 points from 17 games. Tigres finished in 2nd-place with 32, losing to local rivals Monterrey on the final day of the season. Club America took 3rd-place with 30 points. Morelia finished in front of Toluca with both teams at 29 points. Cruz Azul took 6th with 27 . . .
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 club schedule returns following the November international break on the weekend soccer TV schedule . The Madrid derby is on beIN Sport on Saturday. beIN Sport also has the Rome derby. Saturday's Premier League schedule has the North London derby on NBCSN and Manchester United plays Newcastle on NBC. Manchester United vs Newcastle at 12:20pm on NBC. DeAndre Yedlin returns from USMNT duty . . .
West Ham United joined fellow London club Crystal Palace in making a coaching change early in the Premier League season. Like Palace, West Ham is in the relegation zone. Like Palace, they went with a known quantity in English soccer. David Moyes takes the job with West Ham in 18th place on nine points. They're a point behind 17th-place Bournemouth and 16th-place West Brom and five points ahead of . . .
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 . . .
The weekend soccer TV schedule features the biggest game in German soccer with Borussia Dortmund hosting bayern Munich. There's also the MLS playoffs on the schedule, with three games on Sunday. The national Premier League game is West Ham vs Liverpool on Saturday on NBC. NBCSN has the better matchups on Sunday with Manchester City hosting Arsenal and Manchester United at Chelsea. Borussia . . .
We start with Columbus taking advantage of a red card in their 4-1 win over NYCFC in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Ola Kamara put the Crew up in the 6th minute in front of 14,416 fans at MAPFRE Stadium. NYCFC's Alexander Callens saw red for violent conduct in the 52nd minute. Columbus took full advantage with Artur scoring in the 58th and Justin Meram adding a goal in the 69th. David Villa . . .
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 weekend soccer TV schedule has the 2017 U-17 World Cup final on FS2. There are two national Premier League games this weekend. NBC has Bournemouth vs Chelsea on Saturday and Leicester City vs Everton on Sunday. Milan plays Juventus on beIN Sport. The Vancouver vs Seattle MLS playoff series opens on Sunday night on ESPN. A programming note, daylight savings time ends in Europe this . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with an old point in the modern era of club soccer. Some trophies count more than others. This is a common sense response to having to play in multiple competitions. Even the big clubs with big squads need to prioritize, and they're going to do it exactly like you'd expect. That's why it's hard to feign surprise at Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino saying pretty . . .