Editor’s note: Please welcome Ryan Goodwin to the Angels on Parade team! Ryan gets you caught up on some of the biggest stories in the world of soccer on this Thursday.
Barcelona stunned Paris Saint-Germain by scoring 3 goals in the last 7 minutes to win the tie, 6-1 on the night, 6-5 on aggregate. This was the largest ever Champions League comeback in the second leg, after Barcelona lost leg 1 of the tie 4-0.
U.S. international Christian Pulisic scored his first career Champions League goal, which turned out to be the winner in the series, and added an assist as Borussia Dortmund advanced in the Champions League, defeating Benfica 4-0 on the night, 4-1 on aggregate. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang added a hat trick for the men in yellow.
A report from the SI.com’s Grant Wahl is out, saying that the LA Galaxy would be willing to pay Zlatan Ibrahimovic more money than any player in the history of MLS, should Zlatan choose to leave Manchester United. The Galaxy are sure to be looking for star power, with the retirements of Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard, and LAFC entering MLS in 2018.
The U.S. Women’s National Team lost 3-0 to France in their last game of the She Believes Cup on Tuesday. It was the worst lost the US has suffered in 10 years, and with their 1-0 loss to England on Saturday, it was the first time they have suffered back to back losses since the Algarve cup in 2014. The U.S. also finished last in the four-team tournament, hosted on home soil.
Jermaine Jones was suspended 1 game by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for his tackle on FC Dallas player Cristian Colman in their game last Saturday. Galaxy teammate Dave Romney was also suspended for embellishment in the FC Dallas game. Both players will miss the Galaxy’s game against the Portland Timbers on Sunday.
LAFC will be entering MLS in 2018, and they are looking to win the hearts and mind of Los Angeles, as well as winning on the field. David Hirshey talks to some LAFC supporters and soccer operations head John Thorrington at the MLS SuperDraft in January.
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