Los Angeles (AFP) The Los Angeles Galaxy were denied a chance to qualify for the Major League Soccer post-season on their first attempt Sunday, losing 4-2 to the Seattle Sounders.
Jordan Morris scored back-to-back goals in the second half to keep the Sounders' playoff hopes alive and spoil the festive atmosphere for the Galaxy and their fans at StubHub Center stadium in south central Los Angele.
Milan (AFP) The Juventus attack is a work in progress, Marek Hamsik is on the Maradona trail for Napoli, it's Totti time at inconsistent Roma and Gianluigi Donnarumma is arguably AC Milan's biggest asset.
Here are five things we learnt in Serie A this weekend:
Juve front line a work in progress
Days before Juventus travel to Champions League opponents Dinamo Zagreb, Massimiliano Allegri is still experimenting with his front line.
Jerusalem (AFP) FIFA has been condoning football matches played on "stolen" land in the occupied West Bank, Human Rights Watch saidMonday, calling for Israeli clubs based in settlements to be forced to relocate.
Six clubs in the Israeli football league play in West Bank Jewish settlements, which are considered illegal under international law, the report said.
Madrid (AFP) Antoine Griezmann was Atletico Madrid's hero once more with the winner as last season's Champions League finalists moved third in La Liga with a 1-0 win over 10-man Deportivo la Coruna.
However, the hosts' victory was overshadowed by an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered by midfielder Augusto Fernandez before half-time that will keep him out for much of the remainder of the season.
Paris (AFP) Nice may have been without Mario Balotelli but they ground out a 1-0 win at Nancy on Sunday to go back to the top of the Ligue 1 table.
With Balotelli, scorer of four goals in his first two appearances in French football, left behind on the Cote d'Azur due to an adductor problem, his fellow striker Alassane Plea scored the only goal of the game at the Stade Marcel-Picot.