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.
Goals, goals, goals and several red cards dotted the landscape of Europa League football on Thursday. Premier League teams saw mixed results despite controlling performances, while the day avoided a single 0-0 result. Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahce WATCH: Pogba’s classy second goal United moved atop Group A, level on points with Feyenoord, after a fairly comprehensive home win. Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils got a pair of deserved penalty kicks in the first 34 minutes, as Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial converted chances to make it 2-0. Pogba scored a really nice goal from distance off a Jesse Lingard feed before halftime to put it out of reach, and then Lingard struck just after the break to make
T’s are crossed and i’s dotted on Neymar’s new contract, keeping him at the club through the 2020-21 season. Neymar, 24, will make his 100th La Liga appearance with his next step onto the pitch. Lionel Messi’s deal runs through 2017-18, and Luis Suarez’s goes through 2018-19. He’s scored 59 goals in league play, and has 91 total when you include all 150 of his matches in a Barca kit. Neymar is on a similar scoring rate to last season, when he netted 31 times. The Brazilian also has 49 international goals in 73 caps.