Manchester, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Manchester United denied Shakhtar
Donetsk a place in the Champions League knockout round on Tuesday, getting a
1-0 win at Old Trafford to drop the Ukrainian side down to third place in
Shakhtar would have advanced with a win against United or a loss by Bayer
Leverkusen, but the German side picked up a 1-0 victory at Real Sociedad to
climb to 10 points.
And with Phil Jones scoring on a half-volley in the 66th continue
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – Seattle Sounders FC announced Tuesday that
the club has acquired goalkeeper Stefan Frei from Toronto FC in exchange for a
first-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
The 27-year-old started at least 26 games each of his first three seasons with
TFC from 2009-11 but sustained a broken leg during preseason in 2012 and
surrendered the starting spot. He has appeared in just one league match over
the past two seasons.
“Stefan is a goalkeeper we have liked for a number of continue
The final games of the Champions League are set and unlike the last couple of years where big clubs have fallen by the wayside, most of the big clubs have already locked up a place in the round of 16.
One of the few marquee teams who haven’t locked up a Champions League place is Juventus, who need a win to ensure passage to the round of 16 against Galatasaray. On the flip side, if Galatasaray can win at win, which is entirely possible given how intimidating their home ground is, they will be through to the round of continue
Zurich, Switzerland (SportsNetwork.com) – Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and
Cristiano Ronaldo were announced as the three finalists for the 2013 FIFA
Ballon d’Or award on Monday.
The honor is given to the most outstanding player of the past 12 months, and
has been won the past four years by Barcelona’s Messi.
But this year he will not be the favorite for the award after battling
injuries for much of the year.
Ronaldo helped Portugal qualify for continue
Mexico City, Mexico (SportsNetwork.com) – America overcame a one-goal deficit
to win 3-2 on aggregate against Toluca following a 2-0 second-leg win at home
America will now face Leon in the final after Leon’s 5-3 aggregate win against
Santos, with America visiting Leon in the first leg on Dec. 12.
Aquivaldo Mosquera’s header after 12 minutes put America in front and leveled
the semifinal on aggregate, 2-2.
Jesus Molina then scored on a header six minutes from time to send America to
the final, while Toluca had Sinha sent continue