Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich in Munich 3-2 to advance to the DFB Pokal final. It was a wild game, as Dortmund took an early lead, Bayern scored two to go up 2-1 at halftime, and then Dortmund rallied to take a late lead and held on. ESPN FC’s Raphael Honigstein describes the match, and what it means for both teams.
The Portland Timbers have announced a new $50 million dollar renovation plan for Providence Park that would add 4,000 new seats to the stadium. The venture would be entirely privately financed. This will no doubt be good news for Portland fans, as there is currently a season ticket waiting list of more than 13,000 people.
There was a particular edge in the Barcelona-Real Madrid rivalry a few years ago. Not just the players, and the fans obviously, but between both managers, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. They traded shots in the media, and clearly did not see eye to eye. Many thought the rivalry would be sparked again with both men coaching each of the Manchester teams, but as SB Nation’s Andi Thomas points out, both coaches been too busy treading water in the Premier League to carry on their public feud.
Arsenal has had a miserable season overall, and its been made all the worse by the fact that Tottenham has done well, and look like they will finish above Arsenal for the first time in 21 years. Gunners legend Thierry Henry thinks that on current form, only Alexis Sanchez among Arsenal players would make it into the Tottenham team.
Pachuca defeated Tigres 1-0 last night, and 2-1 on aggregate to win the CONCACAF Champions League title. U.S. international Omar Gonzalez was key, as Tigres’ high-powered offense only created one shot on goal. Pachuca will represent CONCACAF at this year’s FIFA Club World Cup.
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