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Friday Kickoff: Europa League, Copa Libertadores and more


While Luis Suarez was called a liar by a former agent, important competitions in both Europe and South America took place to headline news around the soccer world.

At the Westfalenstadion, Liverpool earned a 1-1 tie against Borussia Dortmund in their first-leg match of the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals. (REPORT)

A 2-2 tie vs. River Plate was enough to see Nacional of Uruguay advance to the round of 16 in the Copa Libertadores, while Colo-Colo, Racing Club and Boca Juniors all earned wins in the competition on Thursday. (REPORT)

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez claims former agent Daniel Fonseca owes him money, but Fonseca has denied that claim, saying: “He is lying, he is a kid with mental issues, everybody knows that. He still sees a psychologist but I don’t think it’s doing any good.” (REPORT)

Shakhtar Donetsk defeated Braga, 2-1, in their UEL quarterfinal. (REPORT)

Villarreal topped Sparta Prague, 2-1, in their UEL quartfinal, as Bakambu scored both goals for the Yellow Submarine. (REPORT)

Timothee Kolodziejczak and Vicente Iborra provided the goals to help Sevilla earn a 2-1 victory against Athletic Club in the UEL. (REPORT)

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is facing time on the sideline after suffering a knee injury in Liverpool’s tie vs. Dortmund, Reds head coach Jurgen Klopp confirmed. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone said an update on Fernando Torres’ future with the club will be made in the coming days. (REPORT)

Incoming Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola reportedly wants as many as eight new players during the next transfer window. (REPORT)


LA Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe is relishing the chance to start in goal over teammate and longtime mentor Dan Kennedy. (REPORT)

DeAndre Yedlin thinks he has improved his defensive game playing at right back for Sunderland during the 2015-16 campaign. (REPORT)

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann stresses patience for Jordan Morris, who Klinsmann says needs time to adjust to MLS. (REPORT)

The USMNT improved one spot to No. 29 in the latest FIFA rankings. (REPORT)

Frank Lampard will miss yet another game for New York City FC, which will host the Chicago Fire this weekend. (REPORT)

Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic discusses exacting revenge against NYCFC, the difficulties of playing at Yankee Stadium and more. (REPORT)


  1. I thought Pulisic looked good, he didn’t do anything great, but he didn’t get shoved off the ball or look out of place and had one good breakout that led to scoring chance.


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