Chapecoense will acknowledge its Copa Sudamericana championship as well as the many who were injured or died en route to the final on its club badge. Chape added two stars to the logo. The first goes atop the circle to represent the championship, which was awarded to the club by CONMEBOL at the request of opponents Atletico Nacional. The second goes inside the stylized ‘F’, and is dedicated to the 71 who died — including 19 players — in the Colombian plane crash.
One club will make history on Saturday night north of the border as Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders vie for their first MLS Cup title. While both teams enter the final in fine form, PST takes a look at which players and matchups will influence the game’s outcome the most. Osvaldo Alonso vs. Michael Bradley It may not be the sexiest matchup in terms of watching but these two midfielders have a lot in common other than their lack of hair. In addition to his three goals and four assists during the regular season, Alonso has been the heart and soul of the Sounders midfield for several years, but particularly in 2016. Meanwhile, Bradley has had a similarly strong season for TFC as he anchors the
SOUTHAMPTON — In their final Group K game, all Southampton needed was a win or a 0-0 draw to advance to the UEFA Europa League knockout stage. [ MORE: Europa League standings ] They got neither as Maor Buzaglo’s goal 12 minutes from time put Be’er Sheva 1-0 up and despite Virgil can Dijk’s stoppage time equalizer Saints were dumped out of Europe as they failed to find the winner they needed. Claude Puel‘s side were distraught at the final whistle as they had not qualified from Group K on virtue of the total number of away goals scored between the teams in question, with Be’er Sheva going through instead. The European dream was over for Saints, as Maya Yoshida put a header just wide in the 93rd