Amid last-minute confusion about which players are eligible to play for Kosovo, soccer's newest national team started its first World Cup qualifier convincingly with a 1-1 draw against Finland, which has tried to reach the finals 18 times before.
Christian Pulisic's phone has been more active than usual the past few days.
U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign's game against the Chicago Red Stars "in a little nod" to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Dallas' Mauro Diaz scored one goal and set up another in a 3-1 home win against Portland that stretched the Texan club's lead in the Major League Soccer Western Conference to eight points.
Robbie Keane told his Ireland teammates to never underestimate the honour of playing for their country after he pulled on the green shirt for the final time.
Chelsea produced the biggest surprise of the summer transfer window by re-signing David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain on deadline-day as Manchester City streamlined its bloated squad by sending a quartet out on loan.
The cash-loaded English Premier League led a record-breaking raid for talent by Europe's top clubs before the transfer window slams shut Wednesday, with Arsenal alone paying more than 60 million euros for German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez.
Kaka scored both goals as Orlando City beat New York City 2-1 on Sunday, preventing the Big Apple team from going top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.
AC Milan coach Vincenco Montella has been forced to backpedal after a joke about the Serie A giants' lack of summer transfer spending compared to city rivals Inter went down badly at the club.
Former France striker Thierry Henry was appointed as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez on Friday as the talent-packed team seeks to shake off its underachiever tag.