Los Angeles FC (18-5-3, first in the Western Conference) vs. Austin FC (14-6-6, second in the Western Conference)
Austin, Texas; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: LAFC +129, Austin FC +172, Draw +274; over/under is 3.5 goals
Seattle Sounders FC (10-13-3, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Timbers (7-8-12, ninth in the Western Conference)
Portland, Oregon; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Portland +144, Seattle +161, Draw +266; over/under is 2.5 goals
The Champions League draw will have no new names in the 32-team lineup after the last confirmed entry ended an unlikely run by a Norwegian team.
Bodø/Glimt, which spent much of the past two decades in the Norwegian second division, had been hoping to cap its recent rise by joining Europe's elite competition but lost in extra time to Dinamo Zagreb in the playoffs Wednesday.
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Rangers returned to the Champions League group stage following a 12-year absence and a humiliating financial crisis, advancing through the playoff round Wednesday by winning 1-0 at PSV Eindhoven.
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and Manchester City drew 3-3 in a friendly to raise money and awareness for the fight against ALS on Wednesday.
More than 91,000 fans were at the Camp Nou for the match, with the proceeds going to help raise funds for research against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, an incurable neurodegenerative disorder.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has joined Marseille on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent move, the Premier League club said Wednesday.
United said the deal “includes the possibility of a permanent transfer at the end of the season.”
LONDON (AP) — Newcastle, Leeds and Brighton carried their strong Premier League form into the English League Cup on Wednesday by beating lower-league opposition in the second round despite fielding lineups containing fringe players.
LONDON (AP) — England midfielder Jill Scott announced her retirement from soccer on Tuesday, the second member of the Euro 2022-winning team to do so in two days.
The 35-year-old Scott’s decision comes after Ellen White, the team's record scorer, said Monday she was retiring.
LONDON (AP) — At least Fulham can now focus more on its main aim of Premier League survival.
Fielding a team full of fringe players, Fulham was beaten 2-0 by fourth-tier Crawley in the second round of the English League Cup on Tuesday.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — With two teams playing in an empty stadium hundreds of miles away from their hometowns, the Ukrainian soccer league started its new season Tuesday after a poignant ceremony paying tribute to those fighting in the war with Russia.
LONDON (AP) — Italy left back Emerson Palmieri joined West Ham from Chelsea for a reported fee of 15 million pounds ($17.75 million) on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Emerson spent 4 1/2 years at Chelsea but was never a regular and was on loan at French club Lyon last season.
Preseason prognostications offer evidence of how difficult it is to separate the top teams in Big Ten women's volleyball.
Nebraska is the No. 1 team in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Wednesday:
If there is to be any Champions League newcomer among the 32 group-stage teams this season, it can only be Bodø/Glimt of Norway.
Their foreheads nearly touching, Liverpool teammates James Milner and Virgil van Dijk exchanged furious words on the field. They pointed, gesticulated, looked utterly disgusted.
Liverpool had just fallen behind for the seventh straight Premier League and, amid the bedlam inside a reawakened Old Trafford, two of the team’s senior players were going after each other.
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — A soccer player judged to have used the word “gay” as an insult in a post-game interview was fined 2,000 Swiss francs ($2,070) by the Swiss Football League on Tuesday.
The league said its tribunal declined to suspend Lucerne goalkeeper Marius Müller and judged that his words had been thoughtless but not homophobic.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Finally, there are signs of life at Manchester United.
Against a backdrop of protests against the club’s ownership, United delivered a performance of intensity and spirit to beat fierce rival Liverpool 2-1 on Monday and claim its first points in the Premier League this season.
Under threat of Russian attacks in a war that stopped all soccer in Ukraine in February, a new league season starts Tuesday in Kyiv with the goal of restoring some sense of normal life.
MILAN (AP) — Injury-hit Juventus clearly missed Ángel Di María as it was held to a 0-0 draw at Sampdoria in Serie A on Monday.
Di María had added some much-needed flair to the Juventus side and scored on his debut last weekend as well as providing an assist as the Bianconeri opened the season with a 3-0 win over Sassuolo.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United completed the signing of Casemiro for a reported $60 million on Monday, hours after the Brazil international made an emotional departure from Real Madrid after nine years at the Spanish club.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was charged by the English Football Association on Monday after saying he would prefer that a certain referee did not officiate games involving the team.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Andres Iniesta had to watch from the sidelines as his hopes of winning a first Asian Champions League title ended when his Japanese team Vissel Kobe lost 3-1 to Jeonbuk Motors of South Korea in the quarterfinals Monday.
GENEVA (AP) — World Cup teams Ghana and Switzerland are taking advantage of their late start at the tournament in Qatar to play each other in a warmup friendly in the United Arab Emirates.
The Swiss soccer federation said Monday the game will be played in Abu Dhabi on Nov.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund had hoped late collapses and questions about the team’s mentality were a thing of the past.
Coach Edin Terzić was the first at the club to oversee nine Bundesliga wins in a row during his first stint in charge.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hany Mukhtar scored twice in the first half and Nashville SC rolled to a 4-0 victory over FC Dallas on Sunday.
It took Mukhtar just five minutes to find the net for the first time.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — William Agada scored two goals and Sporting Kansas City cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday.
Agada gave Sporting KC (7-15-5) a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tesho Akindele scored his first goal of the season and it came in the 89th minute off his own deflected shot to send Orlando City SC to a 2-1 victory over Charlotte FC on Sunday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Juan José Purata scored in the 77th minute to offset a second-half brace by Columbus' Cucho Hernández, helping Atlanta United earn a 2-2 draw with the Crew on Sunday.
The two teams waited out a lengthy rain delay before Atlanta United (7-10-9) went out and failed to win for an 11th straight time on the road, three off the team record.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Gabriel Pereira and Santiago Rodríguez scored goals early in each half and New York City FC snapped a three-match losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Sunday.
MADRID (AP) — Robert Lewandowski left his mark with a pair of goals on his 34th birthday, and Barcelona saw its high-profile attack finally click in a 4-1 win at Real Sociedad for its first victory of the season on Sunday.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:
Manchester United hosts Liverpool for what is historically the biggest game in English soccer. Except, for this particular fixture, there's a catch.
ROME (AP) — Atalanta held defending champion AC Milan 1-1 in their Serie A clash on Sunday, while Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored twice to lead Napoli to a 4-0 win over promoted Monza.
The 21-year-old Kvaratskhelia, who also scored on his league debut in Napoli’s 5-2 win at Hellas Verona, took his tally to three goals in two games since joining from Dinamo Batumi.
LILLE, France (AP) — Kylian Mbappe scored after just eight seconds of play to claim the joint-fastest goal in the history of the French league on Sunday.
Mbappe found the net at the start of a 7-1 win for defending champion Paris Saint-Germain over Lille on Sunday.
PARIS (AP) — Four passes. Eight seconds. One goal.
Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain almost immediately found the net at the start of its 7-1 victory over Lille to extend its perfect start in the French league on Sunday.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich clearly doesn't need Robert Lewandowski.
Sadio Mané scored two more goals and Bayern avenged a rare defeat last season by routing Bochum 7-0 again in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
ROME (AP) — Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum’s participation at the World Cup appears in doubt after he fractured the tibia in his right leg on Sunday.
Serie A club Roma said Wijnaldum suffered the injury in training and that “the player will undergo further assessments in the coming days.”
In years to come, if Newcastle is contending for Premier League and Champions League titles as widely expected, the Saudi-funded team might look back on this game as the one when it truly arrived as a force in soccer.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Manchester City was given a major scare by Newcastle before coming from behind to draw 3-3 in a thrilling Premier League game on Sunday.
City needed goals in the space of four minutes after the hour mark from Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva to salvage a point at St.
LONDON (AP) — West Ham slumped to its third straight loss to open the Premier League season as goals from midfielders Alexis Mac Allister and Leandro Trossard earned Brighton a 2-0 win on Sunday.
Mac Allister’s 22nd-minute penalty and Trossard’s breakaway goal in the 66th maintained Brighton’s unbeaten start to the season after a win at Manchester United and a draw with Newcastle.
LEEDS, England (AP) — A bad error by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy prompted a collapse by Chelsea in a 3-0 loss at Leeds on Sunday featuring a first Premier League goal by American winger Brenden Aaronson.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lindsey Horan had a pair of goals and Lyon defeated Monterrey 4-0 on Saturday night to win the Women's International Champions Cup.
Chelsea defeated the Portland Thorns 1-0 in the consolation game at Portland's Providence Park.
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Julian Gressel scored the tying goal for the Vancouver Whitecaps in a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday.
Gressel’s game-tying goal came in the 87th minute for the Whitecaps (9-11-7).
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cade Cowell’s goal was pivotal for the San Jose Earthquakes in a 2-1 win against Los Angeles FC on Saturday.
Cowell’s game-winner came in the 77th minute to put the Earthquakes (6-11-9) on top 2-1.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Sebastian Ferreira scored in stoppage time for the Houston Dynamo in a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.
Ferreira scored the equalizer for the Dynamo (7-14-5) in the fifth minute of second-half injury time, assisted by Daniel Steres.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Franco Fragapane’s goal led Minnesota United to a 2-1 victory Saturday over Austin.
Fragapane’s winner came in the 62nd minute to put United (12-9-5) ahead 2-1.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ariel Lassiter scored a crucial goal in Inter Miami’s 2-1 victory over Toronto on Saturday.
Lassiter’s goal came in the 44th minute to put Miami (10-10-6) on top 2-1.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Julian Carranza’s hat trick and Andre Blake’s two saves lifted the Philadelphia Union to a win over D.C. United on Saturday by a score of 6-0.
Carranza recorded his hat trick entirely in the second half for the Union (14-4-9), capped by a goal in the 74th minute.
MONTREAL (AP) — Romell Quioto scored twice and Montreal beat the New England Revolution 4-0 on Saturday night to move closer to wrapping up a playoff spot.
Kei Kamara and Matko Miljevic also scored for Montreal (14-8-4).