Jose Mourinho accomplished something on Sunday that he was incapable of doing last season as Chelsea manager: motivate Chelsea’s players. The return of the Special One to Stamford Bridge – for the first time since being fired last December – was all the inspiration the Blues needed as they rampaged to a 4-0 Premier League victory over Mourinho’s listless Manchester United. It took just 30 seconds for Chelsea to grab the lead.
Unlike the senior team, there would be no blown 2-0 lead in a big game for the Baby Bulls. New York Red Bulls II defeated the Swope Park Rangers, 5-1, to win the franchise's first USL championship. NYRB II is the first MLS reserve team to win a USL championship since reserve teams were introduced into the league in 2014 with LA Galaxy II. Regular season leading-scorer Brandon Allen contributed a hat trick, scoring two of his goals in the final 15 minutes to put the game out of reach. NYRB II controlled the game from the opening kickoff, scoring two goals in the first half. Derrick Etienne scored early to give the home side a lead they would never give up. Allen scored the first of his goals late
A Qatar World Cup stadium worker has died in a building site accident, the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the 2022 soccer tournament that has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions in the Gulf nation. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which is tasked with building World Cup sites, did not name the worker who died on Saturday morning at Al Wakrah Stadium or provide his nationality. Qatari officials believe the worker was hit by a water truck.