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San Jose

MLS Week 17: Coaching change overshadows rivalry week

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The roundup for week 17 of the 2017 MLS season starts with a coaching change in San Jose. The Earthquakes announced that coach Dom Kinnear and assistant John Spencer are out in favor of technical director Chris Leitch as the new head coach with director of methodology Alex Covelo as his assistant.

Timber Mini-Cruise: San Jose Earthquakes 3, Portland Timbers 0

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Well, the Timbers have their first true faceplant of 2017.

On Saturday in San Jose, the Timbers were tactically confused, flat-footed, and ultimately fatally shorthanded as the Earthquakes handed the Timbers their worst loss of the season.

Bad losses happen, especially on the road, and especially especially when a team is playing without two of its most important players.

Champions League

Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League run ends

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In a series that won't be remembered for what happened on the field, Borussia Dortmund exited the Champions League at the quarterfinal stage. Dortmund lost 3-1 on the night and 6-3 on aggregate.

Monaco opened the scoring in the 3rd minute at Stade Louis II, adding a second goal in the 17th.

Going Dutch

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A crucial Champions League match this evening as Ajax try to plot their way through to the last 16 against Borussia Dortmund.

Qualification - which looked unlikely after two opening defeats - would see Ajax in the second stage of the competition for the first time since 2006 and for only the second time since 2000.

The Rest

Picault signed, Bedoya/Pontius vs Blake in USA-JAM friendly tonight, league news, more

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Union add a speedy winger. Union teammates face off in tonight's USA-Jamaica friendly. League news. For and against Trump travel ban. A thank you.

UCL Rewind: 10-man Ajax stun Barca; Arsenal tops winless Marseille; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

It wasn't quite David and Goliath, but Ajax certainly beat the odds in UEFA Champions League action Tuesday.

Ajax came away with a huge upset in Amsterdam, clinging to a 2-1 victory over Barcelona despite being down to ten for most of the second half.