Landon Donovan returned to the Los Angeles Galaxy as a second-half substitute, ending his 21-month Major League Soccer retirement, as the hosts beat Orlando City 4-2 on Sunday.
Colorado's Dominique Badji scored and goalkeeper Tim Howard made some key saves while keeping a clean sheet as the Rapids won 1-0 at Dallas on Saturday to close the gap between the top two teams in Major League Soccer's Western Conference to five points.
Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich struck late goals in Bayern Munich's 2-0 win at Schalke in the Bundesliga on Friday as teenage Portugal star Renato Sanches made his debut for the Bavarian giants.
Raul Rodriguez's header went off the cross bar and goalkeeper Alec Kann's back in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give the Houston Dynamo a 3-3 draw with Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer on Friday.
Kaka scored twice in Orlando City's 4-1 win over Didier Drogba and his 10-man Montreal on Wednesday, while Juan Manuel Martinez scored in stoppage time to help Real Salt Lake maintain its unbeaten record at home this season with a 3-3 draw against Los Angeles.
China's World Cup hopes brightened on Tuesday when they held heavyweights Iran 0-0 and group rivals South Korea slipped up in an embarrassing stalemate against war-ravaged Syria.
Brazil's march towards the 2018 World Cup gathered pace on Tuesday with a Neymar-inspired win over Colombia as Uruguay surged to the top of the South American qualification standings with a 4-0 rout of Paraguay.
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.