Sunday, July 24, 2016

MLS: Red Bulls, SKC Nab Sunday Wins

Two Major League Soccer games were played on Sunday, the final day before the All-Star break.

At Harrison, New Jersey:

In the latest edition of the Hudson River Derby, Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice (20', 70') as the New York Red Bulls dominated visiting New York City 4-1.

At Kansas City, Kansas:

Dom Dwyer scored twice (21', 79') as Sporting Kansas City delivered a 3-0 frontier-styled fist beating on the visiting Seattle Sounders.



MLS STANDINGS:

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

1.   New York City FC (GP: 22; GD: -4; PTS: 33)
2.   New York Red Bulls (GP: 22; GD: +8; PTS: 31)
3.   Philadelphia (GP: 21; GD: +2; PTS: 30)
4.   Montreal (GP: 20; GD: +5; PTS: 29)
5.   Toronto (GP: 20; GD: +2; PTS: 27)
6.   New England (GP: 21; GD: -6; PTS: 26)
7.   Orlando City SC (GP: 20; GD: -3; PTS: 23)
8.   DC United (GP: 20; GD: -6; PTS: 22)
9.   Columbus (GP: 20; GD: -6; PTS: 19)
10. Chicago (GP: 19; GD: -8; PTS: 17)



WESTERN CONFERENCE:

1.   FC Dallas (GP: 23; GD: +4; PTS: 41)
2.   Colorado (GP: 20; GD: +9; PTS: 38)
3.   Los Angeles (GP: 20; GD: +15; PTS: 35)
4.   Kansas City (GP: 23; GD: +2; PTS: 31)
5.   Real Salt Lake (GP: 21; GD: -1; PTS: 31)
6.   Vancouver (GP: 22; GD: -2; PTS: 30)
7.   Portland (GP: 22; GD: 0; PTS: 29)
8.   San Jose (GP: 20; GD: -1; PTS: 26)
9.   Seattle (GP: 20; GD: -7; PTS: 20)
10. Houston (GP: 20; GD: -3; PTS: 19)


NOTE:  With Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake level on points (31), SKC have more wins than RSL (9-8).


Saturday, July 23, 2016

MLS: Galaxy, Revs, Reds, Impact Post Wins On Three-Draw Saturday

Seven games were contested in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

At Portland, Oregon:

Robbie Keane (7') and Gyasi Zardes (11') each scored once as the Los Angeles Galaxy snapped the Portland Timbers' nine-match MLS unbeaten streak 2-1 on the road.

At Toronto:

Sebastian Giovinco delivered a hat trick (21', 39', 90'+1) as Toronto FC dominated visiting DC United 4-1.


At Columbus, Ohio:

Kevin Molino (65') and Cyle Larin (70') each scored once as Orlando City erased a two-goal deficit and gained a 2-2 road draw with the Columbus Crew.  Tony Tchani (20') and Ola Kamara (PK-45'+6) provided the hosts' goals.

At Montreal:

Didier Drogba produced a hat trick (19', 42', 52') as the Montreal Impact demolished the visiting Philadelphia Union 5-1.

At Foxborough, Massachusetts:

Je-Vaughn Watson scored the only goal of the match in the 85th minute as the New England Revolution defeated the visiting Chicago Fire 1-0.

At Commerce City, Colorado:

In a battle of the two clubs that had the best records in MLS coming into Saturday, Victor Ulloa's equalizer in the 82nd minute lifted FC Dallas to a 1-1 road draw with the Colorado Rapids.  Marlon Hairston scored in the 44th minute for the hosts, whose MLS unbeaten streak was stretched to 15 games.

At Houston:

The Houston Dynamo and the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps battled to a 0-0 stalemate.

Friday, July 22, 2016

MLS: Quakes and RSL Draw in Utah

At Sandy, Utah:

In the lone Friday Major League Soccer contest, Luke Mulholland's equalizer in the 64th minute enabled Real Salt Lake to salvage a 1-1 home draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.  Chris Wondolowski scored for the Quakes in the ninth minute.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Europa League Qualifying: Dons, Grasshoppers, AIK, Cork City Advance; Hearts, Hibs Eliminated (Nomads Too)

33 games were played on Thursday as the second qualifying round for the Europa League came to a climax.

At Trnava, Slovakia:

Ivan Schranz (57') and Robert Tambe (61') each scored a second-half goal as Spartak Trnava defeated visiting Shirak 2-1 in game two and took out the Armenian club 3-1 on aggregate.

At Dublin, Ireland:

Gleb Rassadkin scored the only goal of the match in the 18th minute as Dinamo Minsk knocked off St. Patrick's Athletic 1-0 in game two on the road and won their series 2-1 on aggregate.

At Lubin, Poland:

After 210 minutes of scoreless draw, the series-opening 0-0 stalemate in Serbia, the scoreless regulation in game two in Poland, the scoreless 30 minutes of overtime, Krzysztof Janus, Lubomir Guidan, Arkadiusz Wozniak, and Jan Vlasko converted their spot kicks as Zaglebie Lubin defeated visiting Partizan Belgrade 4-3 in the penalty-kick shootout.

At Rhyl, Wales:

Dejan Meleg scored twice (8', PK-49') as Vojvodina defeated Connah's Quay Nomads 2-1 on the road in game two and ousted the Welsh club 3-1 on aggregate.

At Tallinn, Estonia:

After Tarmo Neemelo's equalizer in the 90th minute squared game two for Nomme Kalju at 1-1 and the series at 2-2 on aggregate, 30 minutes of scoreless overtime ensued, then, in the penalty-kick shootout, Maximiliano Ugge, Andrei Sidorenkov, Ats Purje, Hidetoshi Wakui, Igor Subbotin all converted their spot kicks to propel the Estonian club to a 5-3 shootout victory over visiting Maccabi Haifa.

At Brondby, Denmark:

After game two finished with Hibernian ahead of Brondby 1-0 on the road, and the series deadlocked at 1-1 on aggregate, 30 minutes of scoreless overtime followed.  In the penalty-kick shootout, Johan Larsson, Christian Norgaard, Daniel Stuckler, Kamil Wilczek, and Frederik Holst all converted their spot kicks as the Danish club ousted visiting Hibs 5-3 in the shootout.

At Domzale, Slovenia:

Zan Majer scored the game and series-winning goal in the 69th minute as Domzale defeated visiting Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2-1 in game two and ousted the Belorussian club 3-2 on aggregate.

At Elbasan, Albania:

Olarenwaju Kayode scored twice (16', 58') as Austria Vienna manhandled Kukesi 4-1 on the road in game two and won their series 5-1 on aggregate.

At Baku, Azerbaijan:

Sergei Zenjov (7') and Theo Weeks (37') each scored once as Gabala blanked visiting MTK Budapest 2-0 in game two and eliminated the Hungarian club 4-1 on aggregate.

At Helsinki, Finland:

Atomu Tanaka scored the game's lone goal in the 25th minute as HJK Helsinki defeated visiting Beroe Stara Zagora 1-0 in game two and eliminated the Bulgarian club 2-1 on aggregate.

At Zagreb, Croatia:

Mirko Maric scored twice (49', 83') as Lokomotiva Zagreb dominated visiting RoPS 3-0 in game two and knocked out the Finnish club 4-1 on aggregate.

At Skopje, Macedonia:

Besart Ibrahimi scored the long goal of the match and series 31st minute of Shkendija's 1-0 game two home victory over Neftci Baku as the Macedonian club ousted the visiting Azerbaijani club by that very same score on aggregate.

At Zurich, Switzerland:

Runar Sigurjonsson scored twice (45', 68') as Grasshoppers held off visiting KR Reykjavik 2-1 in game two and eliminated the Icelandic club 5-4 on aggregate.

At Vaduz, Liechtenstein:

Pione Sisto scored twice (41', 68') as FC Midtjylland gained a 2-2 game-two road draw with FC Vaduz, good enough to help the Danish club win their series 5-2 on aggregate.

At Ankara, Turkey:

Aminu Umar produced a hat trick (16', PK-26', 50') as Osmanispor destroyed visiting Zimbru Chisinau 5-0 in game two and completed their two-match domination of the Moldovan club 7-2 on aggregate.

At Skien, Norway:

After Odds BK dominated PAS Giannina 3-0 at home in regulation time of game two, forcing the series into overtime with the aggregate score at 3-3, Leonardo Koutris scored the series winner in the 98th minute as the Greek club took the series 4-3 on aggregate.

At Edinburgh, Scotland:

Christian Bubalovic (55') and Edward Herrera (67') each scored once as Birkirkara knocked off Heart of Midlothian 2-1 on the road in game two and ousted Hearts by that same score on aggregate. 

At Sofia, Bulgaria:

Marcos Tavares scored the series-wining goal in the 68th minute as NK Maribor gained a 1-1 game-two road draw with Levski Sofia, enabling the Slovenian club to take the series (with that same score on aggregate) on away goals.


At Gothenburg, Sweden:

A 0-0 game-two home stalemate with Piast Gliwice was more than good enough for IFK Gothenburg as the Swedish club eliminated the Polish club 3-0 on aggregate.

At Jelgava, Latvia:

Glebs Kluskins (PK-27'), Boriss Bogdaskins (48'), and Olegs Malasenoks (85') each scored once as Jelgava dominated visiting Slovan Bratislava 3-0 in game two and eliminated the Slovak club by that same score on aggregate.

At Nicosia, Cyprus:

Omer Atzili scored twice in the first half (17', PK-45') as Beitar Jerusalem, despite dropping a 3-2 game-two road decision to Omonia, won their series on away goals with the aggregate score at 3-3.

At Ventspils, Latvia:

Adam Rooney scored the only goal of the match in the 79th minute as Aberdeen defeated Ventspils 1-0 on the road in game two and finished off the Latvian club 4-0 on aggregate.

At Cork, Ireland:

Kevin O'Connor scored the only goal of the match in the 28th minute as Cork City defeated visiting BK Hacken 1-0 in game two and eliminated the Swedish club 2-1 on aggregate.

At Netanya, Israel:

Tal Ben Haim II (5') and Gal Alberman (86') each scored once as Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated visiting Kairat 2-1 in game two and won their series 3-2 on aggregate.

At Zhodzina, Belarus:

Vadzim Dzemidovich scored the only goal of the match in the 25th minute as Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino defeated visiting Debreceni VSC 1-0 in game two and eliminated the Hungarian club 3-1 on aggregate.

At Split, Croatia:

Fran Tudor (22') and Franck Ohandza (90') each scored a goal as Hajduk Split defeated visiting CSMS Iasi 2-1 in game two and ousted the Romanian club 4-3 on aggregate.

At Belgrade, Serbia:

Krisztian Gerezi scored the game's lone tally in the 76th minute as Videoton defeated Cukaricki 1-0 on the road in game two and eliminated the Serbian club 3-1 on aggregate.

At Larnaca, Cyprus:

Vladimir Boljevic (45') and Joan Tomas Compasol (48') each tallied once as AEK Larnaca blanked visiting Cliftonville 2-0 in game two and finished off the Northern Irish club 5-2 on aggregate.

At Gibraltar:

Eero Markkanen scored the only goal of the match in the 55th minute as AIK Solna registered a second 1-0 victory at Europa FC's expense, this time on the road as the Swedish club won their series 2-0 on aggregate.

At Prague, Czech Republic:

Milan Skoda (10') and Gino van Kessel (67') each scored a goal as Slavia Prague overcame their series-opening 3-1 road defeat with a 2-0 home blanking of Levadia Tallinn in game two and, with the aggregate score at 3-3, advanced on away goals.

At Podgorica, Montenegro:

After dropping a 2-0 game-two regulation road decision to Buducnost Podgorica which leveled their series at 2-2 on aggregate, which led to 30 minutes of goal-free overtime, Thomas Buffel, Bryan Heynen, Mbwana Samatta, and Dries Wouters all converted their spot kicks as KRC Genk took the penalty-kick shootout 4-2 to advance.

At Drammen, Norway:

After Stromgodset gained a 2-1 game-two home decision in regulation against SonderjyskE to square their series at 3-3 on aggregate, Troels Klove won the series for the Danish club with his overtime tally in the 120th minute as the guests ousted the Norwegian club 4-3 on aggregate.

Here are the matchups for the third qualifying round with the opening contests set to take place next Thursday and the return matched to be played on August 4.

The game-one hosts are listed first.

Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) vs. Vorskla Poltava (Ukraine)

Saint-Etienne (France) vs. AEK Athens (Greece)

AEK Larnaca (Cyprus) vs. Spartak Moscow (Russia)

Pandurii Targu Jiu (Romania) vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)

Vojvodina (Serbia) vs. Dinamo Minsk (Belarus)

Zaglebie Lubin (Poland) vs. SonderjyskE (Denmark)

FC Lucerne (Switzerland) vs. Sassuolo (Italy)

Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) vs. Rio Ave (Portugal)

Birkirkara (Malta) vs. FC Krasnodar (Russia)

AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) vs. PAS Giannina (Greece)

Jelgava (Latvia) vs. Beitar Jerusalem (Israel)

Austria Vienna (Austria) vs. Spartak Trnava (Slovakia)

AIK Solna (Sweden) vs. Panathinaikos (Greece)

Osmanlispor (Turkey) vs. Nomme Kalju (Estonia)

Aberdeen (Scotland) vs. NK Maribor (Slovenia)

LOSC Lille Metropole (France) vs. Gabala (Azerbaijan)

FC Oleksandriya (Ukraine) vs. Hajduk Split (Croatia)

Hertha Berlin (Germany) vs. Brondby (Denmark)

Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey) vs. Rijeka (Croatia)

Heracles Almelo (Netherlands) vs. Arouca (Portugal)

Torpedo Zhodino (Belarus) vs. Rapid Vienna (Austria)

KRC Genk (Belgium) vs. Cork City (Republic of Ireland)

Shkendija (Macedonia) vs. Mlada Boleslav (Czech Republic)

NK Domzale (Slovenia) vs. West Ham United (England)

Videoton (Hungary) vs. FC Midtjylland (Denmark)

IFK Gothenburg (Sweden) vs. HJK Helsinki (Finland)

Admira Wacker Modling (Austria) vs. Slovan Liberec (Czech Republic)

KAA Gent (Belgium) vs. Viitorul Constanta (Romania)

Grasshoppers (Switzerland) vs. Apollon Limasol (Cyprus)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Copa Libertadores Final: Independiente del Valle Battle Atletico Nacional To Series-Opening Draw In Quito

At Quito, Ecuador:

Arturo Mina's goal in the 87th minute enabled Independiente del Valle to salvage a 1-1 home draw with Atletico Nacional in Wednesday opening contest of the Copa Libertadores Final.

Orlando Berrio scored for the Colombian club in the 36th minute.

The series will conclude next Wednesday at Medellin, Colombia.

The winner will advance to December's FIFA Club World Cup, set to take place in Japan.


US Open Cup Quarterfinals: Revs, Fire, Hoops, Galaxy Advance To Semifinals

All four games in the quarterfinal round of the US Open Cup were contested on Wednesday.

All of the remaining teams were from Major League Soccer except for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers from the second-division North American Soccer League.

At Boston:

With Brad Knighton making a pair of saves during the penalty-kick shootout, Je-Vaughn Watson converted the game-winning spot kick as the New England Revolution defeated the Philadelphia Union 4-2 in the shootout after a contest that finished deadlocked at 1-1 after 120 minutes.

At Bridgeview, Illinois:

David Accam (PK-4'), Michael De Leeuw (35'), and Khaly Thiam (52') each scored once as the Chicago Fire dominated the visiting Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-0 as the NASL club---the last remaining non-MLS club left in the tournament were eliminated.

At Houston:

Fabian Castillo scored the game's lone goal in the opening minute of second-half stoppage time as FC Dallas knocked off the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on the road.

At Carson, California:

Sebastian Lletget scored twice in the final ten minutes as the Los Angeles Galaxy battled back from two one-goal deficits to upend the visiting Seattle Sounders 4-2.

Europa League Qualifying: Admira Advance

One game was played in the second round of Europa League qualifying on Wednesday.

At Baku, Azerbaijan:

Christoph Knasmuller (17') and Patrick Schmidt (76') each delivered a goal as Admira Wacker Modling blanked Kopaz 2-0 on the road in game two and won their series 3-0 on aggregate.

UEFA Champions League Qualifying: Bhoys Overcome Pesky Imps To Advance; Dundalk, Trond Kids, Dinamo Zagreb Also Advance

The second round of UEFA Champions League qualifying concluded on Wednesday with eight games.

At Dudelange, Luxembourg:

Reynaldo dos Santos Silva scored in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time as Qarabag gained a 1-1 game-two road draw with Dudelange and won their two-match series 3-1 on aggregate.

At Zilina, Slovakia:

Rangelo Janga (13') and Matus Bero (20') each scored a goal during the first half-hour as Trencin, despite dropping a 3-2  decision in game two to visiting Olimpia Ljubljana, won their series with the Slovenian club on away goals with the aggregate score at 6-6. 

At Zagreb, Croatia:


Marko Pjaka successfully converted two penalty kicks (55', 70') as Dinamo Zagreb held off visiting Vardar 3-2 in game two and ousted the Macedonian club 5-3 on aggregate.

At Astana, Kazakhstan:

Marin Anicic scored twice (31', 90'+2) as Astana defeated visiting Zalgiris Vilnius 2-1 in game two and eliminated the Lithuanian club by that same score on aggregate.

At Budapest, Hungary:

After game two ended in a 1-1 regulation draw (which deadlocked the series at 2-2 on aggregate) which was followed by 30 minutes of goal-free overtime,  Alban Hoxha, Lorenc Trashi, and Caleb Ekuban all converted their spot kicks as Partizani Tirana defeated Ferencvaros 3-1 in the penalty-kick shootout to advance to the third qualifying round.

At Norrkoping, Sweden:

Christian Gytkjaer (PK-36') and Yann-Erik De Lanlay (55') produced a goal apiece as Rosenborg BK, despite dropping a 3-2 game-two road decision to IFK Norrkoping, still ousted the Swedish club 5-4 on aggregate.

At Hafnarfjordur, Iceland:

David McMillan scored twice (52', 62') as Dundalk gained a 2-2 game-two road draw with FH Hafnarjordur and took out the Icelandic club on away goals with the aggregate score at 3-3.

At Glasgow, Scotland:

Mikael Lustig (23'), Leigh Griffiths (25'), and Patrick Roberts (29') each scored a goal during a seven-minute span of the first-half hour as Celtic overturned their series-opening defeat in Gibraltar with a 3-0 home victory over Lincoln Red Imps that enabled the Bhoys to take their series 3-1 on aggregate.



Here are the match-ups for the third qualifying round with the game-one hosts listed first:

CHAMPIONS ROUTE:

Rosenborg BK (Norway) vs. APOEL FC (Cyprus)

Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) vs. Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia)

Olympiacos (Greece) vs. Hopoel Be'er Sheva (Israel)

Astana (Kazakhstan) vs. Celtic (Scotland)

At Trencin (Slovakia) vs. Legia Warsaw (Poland)

Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic) vs. Qarabag (Azerbaijan)

Astra Giurgiu (Romania) vs. FC Copenhagen (Denmark)

FC BATE Borisov (Belarus) vs. Dundalk (Republic of Ireland)

Partizani Tirana (Albania) vs. FC Red Bull Salzburg (Austria)

LEAGUE ROUTE:

Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) vs. PAOK FC (Greece)

Sparta Prague (Czech Republic) vs. Steaua Bucharest (Romania)

Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) vs. BSC Young Boys (Switzerland)

FC Rostov (Russia) vs. RSC Anderlecht (Belgium)

Fenerbahce (Turkey) vs. AS Monaco (France)

The opening contests take place on July 26 and 27 with the return contests the following Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

UEFA Champions League Qualifying

Nine games were played on Tuesday as the second round of UEFA Champions League qualifying resumed.

At Tiraspol, Moldova:

A 0-0 game-two road deadlock with FC Sheriff enabled Hapoel Be'er Sheva to close out the Moldovan club 3-2 on aggregate.

At Liepaja, Latvia:

Valon Berisha (35') and Bernardo Ferandes da Silva Junior (65') delivered the goals as FC Red Bull Salzburg blanked FK Liepaja 2-0 on the road in game two and finished off the Latvian club 3-0 on aggregate.

At Nicosia, Cyprus:

Nektarios Alexandrou (54'), Pieros Sotirlou (73'), and Tomas De Vincenti (PK-90'+5) each scored once as APOEL FC dominated The New Saints 3-0 in game two at home and won their series by that same score on aggregate.

At Warsaw, Poland:

Nemanja Nikolics scored twice (PK-28', 62') as Legia Warsaw blanked visiting Zrinjski Mostar 2-0 in game two and won their series 3-1 on aggregate.

At Podgorica, Montenegro:

Jody Lukoki scored twice (39', 64') as Ludogorets Razgrad dominated Mladost Podgorica 3-0 on the road in game two and ousted the Montenegrin club 5-0 on the road.

At Yerevan, Armenia:

Jambul Jigaui scored in the 21st minute as Dinamo Tbilisi gained a 1-1 game-two road draw with Alashkert, good enough for the Georgian club to win their series 3-1 on aggregate.

At Seinajoki, Finland:

Alyaksandr Karnitsky (15') and Alexei Rios (29') each produced a goal as FC BATE Borisov gained a 2-2 game-two road draw with SJK and won their series 4-2 on aggregate.

At Belgrade, Serbia:

Mitchell Donald (30') and Aleksandar Katai (76') each scored once as Red Star Belgrade posted a second straight 2-1 victory over Valletta, this time at home, and eliminated the Maltese club 4-2 on aggregate.

At Copenhagen, Denmark:

Andreas Cornelius scored twice (48', 76') as FC Copenhagen destroyed visiting Crusaders 6-0 in game two and completed their two-match demolition of the club from Northern Ireland 9-0 on aggregate.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

MLS: Timbers, Citizens Nab Sunday Wins; Philly Battles Back To Gain Home Draw

Three games were played in Major League Soccer on Sunday.

At Portland:

Diego Valeri scored twice (44', 50') and Fanendo Adi one (64') as the Portland Timbers held off the visiting Seattle Sounders 3-1 in a Cascadia Cup clash as the Timbers stretched their in-league unbeaten run to nine matches.

At Montreal:

David Villa (35'), Jack Harrison (45'+2), and Frank Lampard (85') each scored once as New York City downed the Montreal Impact 3-1 on the road.

At Chester, Pennsylvania:

C. J. Sapong (PK-67') and Chris Pontius (68') each scored a second-half goal roughly a minute apart as the Philadelphia Union, despite being reduced to ten men, came back from two goals down to gain a 2-2 home draw with the New York Red Bulls.  Sacha Kljestan (27', 44') delivered both of the Red Bulls' goals.


MLS STANDINGS:

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

1.   New York City FC (GP: 21; GD: -1; PTS: 33)
2.   Philadelphia (GP: 20; GD: +6; PTS: 30)
3.   New York Red Bulls (GP: 21; GD: +5; PTS: 28)
4.   Montreal (GP: 19; GD: +1; PTS: 26)
5.   Toronto FC (GP: 19; GD: -1; PTS: 24)
6.   New England (GP: 20; GD: -7; PTS: 23)
7.   DC United (GP: 19; GD: -3; PTS: 22)
8.   Orlando City SC (GP: 19; GD: -3; PTS: 22)
9.   Columbus (GP: 19; GD: -6; PTS: 18)
10. Chicago (GP: 18; GD: -7; PTS: 17)

NOTE:  With DC United and Orlando City level on points (22), DCU have more wins than the Lions (5-4).



WESTERN CONFERENCE:

1.   FC Dallas (GP: 22; GD: +4; PTS: 40)
2.   Colorado (GP: 19; GD: +9; PTS: 37)
3.   Los Angeles (GP: 19; GD: +14; PTS: 32)
4.   Real Salt Lake (GP: 20; GD: -1; PTS: 30)
5.   Vancouver (GP: 21; GD: -2; PTS: 29)
6.   Portland (GP: 21; GD: +1; PTS: 29)
7.   Kansas City (GP: 22; GD: -1; PTS: 28)
8.   San Jose (GP: 19; GD: -1; PTS: 25)
9.   Seattle (GP: 19; GD: -4; PTS: 20)
10. Houston (GP: 19; GD: -3; PTS: 18)

NOTE:  With Vancouver and Portland level on points (29), the Whitecaps have more wins than the Timbers (8-7). 

CAF Champions League: Mamelodi Sundowns Knock Off Zamalek In Cairo

At Cairo, Egypt:

In the lone Sunday contest in the CAF Champions League, Khama Billiat scored the winning goal in the 67th minute as Mamelodi Sundowns knocked off Zamalek 2-1 on the road in Group B play.

Group B Standings:

1. Mamelodi Sundowns (GP: 2; GD: +2; PTS: 6)
2. Zamalek (GP: 2; GD: 0; PTS: 3)
3. Enyimba (GP: 2; GD: -2; PTS: 0)

NOTE:  El Setif of Algeria were disqualified on June 23 in the wake of a pitch invasion during their home contest of June 18 against Mamelodi Sundonws.