HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the go-ahead goal in the first half and the New York Red Bulls held on to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Saturday night.
Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore scored and Toronto FC beat the Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday to close in on the first playoff berth in franchise history. Toronto improved to 14-13-4. Philadelphia (9-16-7) was eliminated from playoff contention.
(Reuters) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has turned to experience for next Saturday's important CONCACAF Cup playoff match against Mexico in Pasadena, California. With a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup up for grabs, Klinsmann has decided that now is not the time to experiment with youth. Instead, he has turned largely to players from the 2014 World Cup, with 16 players returning from the squad that reached the round-of-16 in Brazil. ...
Everything went splendidly for the United States in its Olympic qualifying match against Cuba until the final minutes, when Marc Pelosi went down in a collision and clutched his shin. For a moment, coach Andi Herzog feared the talented midfielder had broken his leg again. It turned out the budding San Jose Earthquakes star merely sustained a deep gash, one that should not keep him out too long.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann dropped defenders John Brooks and Omar Gonzalez and midfielder Mix Diskerud from the Americans' roster for the Oct. 10 playoff against Mexico for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Gonzalez and Diskerud were dropped based on form.
Barcelona and Chelsea both stumbled to losses on Saturday to make a bad week even worse for two of Europe's defending league champions. Sergio Aguero was back to his very best for Manchester City, scoring five goals in a big win over Newcastle. Chelsea fell to its fourth loss of the Premier League season, leaving Jose Mourinho worried about the possibility of being fired.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Michael Petrasso, Skylar Thomas and Benjamin Fisk-Routledge scored to send Canada to a 3-1 victory over Panama on Saturday in the Olympic qualifying tournament.