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Ronaldo’s United Honeymoon Is Ended By American Sensation Jordan Pefok

With Villarreal and Atalanta lying in wait, Manchester United travelled to Swiss Super League champion Young Boys knowing that three points was vital against the side 30 places beneath them in UEFA’s club coefficient. 

All eyes were on Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team after the manager again fielded the exciting quartet of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho and Paul Pogba that’d decimated Newcastle on Saturday.

Ricardo Pepi Returns To Dallas Lineup And Guess What? He Scores

Ricardo Pepi scored his team-leading 12th goal to help host FC Dallas record a 1-1 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday in Frisco, Texas.

Pepi returned to action after missing FC Dallas' last match while participating with the United States Men's National Team for World Cup qualifying. The 18-year-old homegrown player made quite the impact after his diving header off Justin Che's cross beat a diving JT Marcinkowski to forge a 1-1 tie.

Pepi has scored four goals in his last three MLS matches.

Austin FC’s First Homegrown Player Is The 16-Year-Old Son Of Coach Josh Wolff

Austin FC signed 16-year-old Owen Wolff, the second-oldest son of head coach Josh Wolff, to a first-team contract on Thursday.

Wolff is the first homegrown signing in Austin's history.

After 17 Years Of Losing With Canada, Atiba Hutchinson Doesn’t Know What’s Happening

Whisper it — anything more than a whisper and it might vanish — but Canada is on course for the 2022 World Cup (after three games). 

The 1-1 draw with the United States in Nashville must’ve stirred something in the Canucks’ plums, because they came out like a side possessed on Wednesday night at BMO Field. Frankly, some of Canada’s play against El Salvador in the opening 30 minutes was disturbingly good, and 38-year-old captain Atiba Hutchinson was at the heart of it all.

How much must this all mean to the man who collected his 88th cap tonight? 

Daryl Dike Returns To Orlando’s Starting XI And Promptly Scores Outrageous Solo Goal

Orlando City blew a two-goal lead before Júnior Urso scored the go-ahead goal in the 69th minute for a 3-2 victory against visiting Columbus on Saturday night to extend their point streak to seven games.

Daryl Dike returned to the lineup and had a goal and an assist for Orlando (10-4-8, 38 points), which has three wins and four ties during its run. Columbus (7-10-6, 27 points), the reigning MLS Cup champion, has lost seven of eight and is below the playoff line.

Romeo Beckham Signs Contract With His Daddy’s Sister Club

I can’t imagine the pressure of being the son of two world-famous celebrities. No matter what Romeo Beckham does with his life, it will be nearly impossible to live up to his dad, legendary footballer David Beckham, or his mother, famed Spice Girl/fashion icon Victoria Beckham. You gotta give Romeo credit for trying to follow in his father’s footsteps, even if he’s getting a bit of help from dear old dad in the process.

Liverpool Might Live To Regret The Sale Of Red-Hot Taiwo Awoniyi

Taiwo Awoniyi arrived at Liverpool in the summer of 2015 as a player to keep an eye on. Due to work permit regulations, the then-18-year-old was immediately loaned out to FSV Frankfurt in Germany's 2.Bundesliga. 

The next few years brought much of the same as the Nigerian was shipped off on six more loan spells, some more successful than others.

Goal! IRL Santiago Muñoz Joins Newcastle United, And The Mexican Teen Is Legit

Ladies and gentlemen, we got him. 

Ever since Goal! The Dream Begins was released in 2005, Newcastle United has been scouring Mexico for the IRL regen of Santiago Munez, the Mexican striker who joined the Toon on trial, quickly ascended to the first-team and fired the side into the Champions League despite being riddled with the plot device of asthma.