Oscar Pareja’s FC Dallas will try to hold off Pablo Mastroeni’s Colorado Rapids for MLS’s best record. To wit, when MLS kicks off its final round of regular-season games simultaneously on Sunday to decide the last playoff places, there are just six teams that don’t have anything to play for. The other 14 have either clinched a playoff spot and are jostling for seeding or the Supporters’ Shield, or they’re fighting just to land one of the dozen berths.
Both Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany have nothing to worry about regarding their place in the Manchester City squad, according to manager Pep Guardiola. Neither was in the starting lineup for the Champions League loss to Barcelona, with Kompany not even in the 18. But according to Guardiola, he had his reasons for both. “Vincent was not perfectly fit,” Guardiola said. “Sergio, I said after the game, was a tactical decision. If Sergio decides to leave it will be his decision.” The former Barcelona manager played a striker-less formation against the La Liga giants, employing Kevin De Bruyne as a false 9. It failed, with Barcelona storming through en route to a 4-0 win, with Lionel Messi scoring
The managers are meeting the media ahead of this week’s Premier League matches, and many eyes are trained on one specific match-up. Chelsea and Manchester United meet on Sunday, the first time Jose Mourinho will manage against his old side since his unceremonious exit last winger. Mourinho, of course, led Chelsea to the 2014-15 title only to see a miserable start to the following campaign. He was hired at Manchester United this summer, but Conte thinks Mourinho’s Chelsea laurels have earned him some love from Stamford Bridge. “I have great respect for Mourinho. He deserves a good reception. He was an important man for Chelsea and wrote part of the club’s story.” Conte also touched on Paul Pogba‘s