ST. LOUIS • Major League Soccer’s commissioner said he’s “confident” St. Louis will get a team in the league’s four-team expansion, if voters approve financing for a stadium Tuesday. “I’m very confident that if we’re able to go forward here, all that energy behind bringing MLS to St. Louis for many many years will be fulfilled,” Garber said Monday at a news conference here. “But we still have work to do.” Garber was referring to the expansion process, which includes bids from St. Louis and 11 other communities around the country. Two of the four new franchises are expected to be announced later this year. Garber appeared in St. Louis a week before city voters will decide on Proposition 2, which
Ivory Coast and Senegal had their Monday friendly called off in the 88th minute after multiple fans ran onto the field at Charlety Stadium in Paris. With the game tied at 1-1 in the 88th minute, several supporters took to the field, making a direct beeline to greet some of their apparent favorite players. Liverpool's Sadio Mane opened the scoring for Senegal in the 68th minute with a penalty kick, only to have it answered a couple of minutes later by Cyriac Gohi Bi.
Controversy engulfed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez in his native Colombia on Monday after he was photographed making an obscene gesture to journalists covering a Colombian national team training session. Rodriguez gave the middle finger to journalists gathered outside the team's practice on Friday in Bogota ahead of their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday against Ecuador. The gesture -- which is called "the pistol" in Colombia -- drew criticism from some in a country where the baby-faced captain is an idol.