Central & South America

Restoring Parity: The Current CCL Format Has Been Detrimental To Smaller Clubs, But Change Is Coming

When the topic of the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) is discussed among American soccer fans, the inevitable focus is on the struggles of MLS sides in the competition.

Since the tournament was expanded and renamed in 2008, a Mexican side has won the title every season. More than half of the CCL finals have been contested between Liga MX teams and only four MLS sides have reached the final in that timespan.

The last American team to lift the trophy was LA Galaxy back in 2000, only the second MLS club to win in the 33 seasons of the competition up to that point.

World Finds Joy In Quality Of Ezequiel Barco’s Strike And Response Of 20,335 Fans

Ezequiel Barco and Emerson Hyndman each had goals to lead host Atlanta United to a 3-1 victory over Chicago Fire FC on Saturday night.

After not scoring in its MLS opener last week against Orlando City and mustering only two goals in three matches overall, Atlanta United (1-0-1, 4 points) found its offensive spark in front of a 50-percent capacity crowd in its home opener.

Australia Coach Wants Messi Included In What He Calls Tokyo’s “Group Of Dreams”

MELBOURNE - Upbeat Australia coach Graham Arnold has urged Argentina to bring Lionel Messi to the Olympics and described their tough pool as Tokyo's "group of dreams.”

Drawn with twice champions Argentina, 1992 winners Spain and Egypt, the “Olyroos” face an uphill battle to reach the knockout rounds of the 16-team tournament, their first Games since Beijing in 2008.

América Y Cruz Azul Se Verán Las Caras En Una Nueva Edición Del Clásico Joven

El próximo sábado 17 de abril los protagonistas del célebre “Clásico Joven” se medirán por el liderato del torneo mexicano. América deberá imponerse si quiere alcanzar el sitial de honor del Campeonato. Por su parte, a la máquina cementera le sirve un empate para conservar el primer lugar. “Clásico Joven” no tan joven, o más clásico que joven. Rivalidad de vieja data, que ensalza la pasión desbordada que en México se tiene por el fútbol.

Se Hace Defensa Y Justicia: Los Halcones De Varela Ganan La Recopa Sudamericana Ante Palmeiras

Réplica de aquel pasaje bíblico entre David y Goliath o aquel sorpresivo Leicester City F.C. que consiguió el título de la Premier League en la temporada 2015-2016. Defensa y Justicia, un equipo que recién ascendió a la división de honor del balompié argentino en 2014, ganó en enero la Copa Sudamericana 2020 y ahora sorprende a propios y extraños quedándose con la Recopa Sudamericana 2021, luego de vencer a la Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras.

Edinson Cavani’s Flying Header Seals Manchester United’s Comeback Win At Tottenham

LONDON - Late goals by Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood sealed Manchester United a 3-1 comeback win against Tottenham Hotspur, cementing their place in the Premier League top-four and leaving the London club's hopes of joining them looking slim on Sunday.

Cavani had a goal controversially ruled out in an otherwise dull first half shortly before Son Heung-min gave Tottenham a 40th-minute lead with their first shot on target.

Rio Abandons Plan To Rename Maracanã After Pelé Because Nobody Asked For That

Rio de Janeiro abandoned plans to rename its famous Maracanã Stadium in tribute to Pelé on Thursday after a widespread outcry from fans.

The official proposal to give Pelé’s name to the ground that hosted the final of the 2014 World Cup and the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games was vetoed by state governor Cláudio Castro.

The Columbus Crew Can End Liga MX’s Champions League Domination

The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League begins on Tuesday, Apr. 6 with the beginning of the Round of 16. Since the competition’s rebrand in 2008, all 12 titles have been won by Liga MX (Tigres won last year's edition). The question, as always, is when will MLS finally come to the table? It’s a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the LA Galaxy in 2000.

Ronaldo, El Fenómeno, Se Disculpa Con Las Madres Del Mundo Por ESE Corte De Pelo

Cristiano Ronaldo puede ganar un campeonato universal y salvarnos del apocalipsis con sus goles, pero para mí solo hay un Ronaldo y no es él. Ronaldo, hoy y siempre, es el brasileño, el Fenómeno. Su carisma natural es la gran diferencia y cada vez que tiene una "entrevista íntima" lo saca a relucir.

The World’s Best Pay Tribute To Sergio Agüero After Striker Announces City Departure

Argentine striker Sergio Agüero will leave Manchester City when his contract expires at the end of the season, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

Following are some reactions to the news:

Former England Striker Gary Lineker

"You have given football fans in this country so much to remember: goals, guile and the greatest Premier League moment of them all. Well played and good wishes for whatever comes next."