It's the draw to decide who will play who in the last 16 of the Europa League. The great and good of Uefa will descend on Stockholm, Sweden, to decide who will be going head-to-head for a place in the Europa League quarter-finals. Manchester United will be the only English team in the last 16 of the tournament after Tottenham suffered a shock 3-2 aggregate defeat to Gent.
Paced by its thorough Real Salt Lake presence on the roster, the U.S. U-20 national team advanced out of group play at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Friday with its 4-1 stomping of St. Kitts & Nevis. The U.S. (2-1-0) move on to face Mexico in the classification stage Monday afternoon in Costa Rica. RSL midfielder/forward Sebastian Saucedo had two goals in the first half, while Brooks Lennon notched his fourth in the last two games in the U.S. rout. All five RSL academy products started the group stage finale, but University of New Mexico defender Aaron Herrera was forced off in the first half due to a foot injury. Center back Justen Glad and left back Danilo Acosta each started their third-straight
Stephanie Steiner was taking at least the day to savor a victory for Sounders fans before pondering the next move. The president of the team’s Alliance Council was dissecting a Major League Soccer announcement Thursday that it had reversed a merchandising policy after a protest by Sounders fans. Previously, championship stars commemorating the team’s MLS Cup win in December could only be added to authentic Sounders jerseys and not the replica home and secondary uniform versions favored by much of the fan base – especially women and children. Championship squads sporting a gold star above their team crest has been a longstanding soccer tradition worldwide. The MLS policy switch will now see stars