Watch: Philadelphia Union open 2024 campaign with the most Concacaf own goal ever

A Philadelphia Union own goal during their 3-2 Concacaf Champions Cup victory vs. Costa Rica’s Deportivo Saprissa marked the return of Concacaf club play in all its glory.

One reason often given for MLS teams’ poor performances in Concacaf competitions is that the teams are still in preseason mode in February and aren’t in full form.

That couldn’t have been more the case for Jakob Glesnes and Andre Blake as they combined — or failed to combine — for a hilarious blooper on Tuesday.

Philadelphia Union own goal vs. Deportivo Saprissa

LA disappoints with shockingly low attendance for USWNT’s Gold Cup opener

Soccer fans in Los Angeles did not show out for the United States women’s national team’s 5-0 victory vs. Dominican Republic in the Concacaf Women’s Gold Cup on Tuesday.

The USWNT will play all three of their group stage games at Dignity Health Sports Park, the home of the LA Galaxy. The players will be hoping the attendance improves as the tournament progresses.

On Tuesday just 3,242 fans filled the 27,000-seat stadium.

Why was the USWNT attendance so low?

Video: Christian Pulisic comes off the bench and bags brilliant last-minute goal for AC Milan

Christian Pulisic tallied yet another set of goal contributions for AC Milan in the Rossoneri’s away defeat against Monza in the Serie A on Sunday.

The American started the game on the bench for the first time in a league match since Oct. 7 but was substituted onto the pitch at the start of the second half after Milan conceded two goals just before the break.

Unfortunately for Pulisic and his efforts to turn the game around for the club, Milan went down to 10 men after Luka Jović received a red card just seven minutes into the restart.

Watch: Erling Haaland pushes camera away after historically poor night vs. Chelsea

MANCHESTER — Erling Haaland pushed aside a television camera after the final whistle on Saturday, his frustration spilling over after he took nine shots but scored no goals for the first time in his Manchester City career.

Rodri netted a late equalizer to salvage a 1-1 Premier League home draw for the champions against Chelsea as they avoided their first loss at the Etihad in 15 months.

Brenden Aaronson scores late winner for Union Berlin to open his Bundesliga account

United States men’s national team forward Brenden Aaronson scored an 84th minute winner for Union Berlin in a 1-0 victory vs. Hoffenheim on Saturday.

The goal will come as a massive sigh of relief for Aaronson who was on a tremendously long goal drought. The last time the 23-year-old forward had scored for a club was August 2022 against Chelsea while playing with Leeds.

Aaronson is on loan with Union Berlin and has only started five Bundesliga games this season. The American is typically used as a late substitute.

Arsenal set FA WSL attendance record as 60,160 fans watch Gunners defeat Manchester United

Arsenal netted three first-half goals in a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in front of a record Women's Super League crowd of 60,160 on Saturday that keeps them in the race for the title after Chelsea's 1-0 loss to Manchester City.

Chelsea remain top of the table, level on 34 points with Manchester City following their loss to them on Friday night, and a sold-out Emirates Stadium saw the Gunners close the gap to the top two to three points after an easy win over United.

FA WSL attendance record

Watch: Erling Haaland reaches insane heights with flying effort vs. Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN — Manchester City survived a scare to beat FC Copenhagen 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Parken Stadium on Tuesday, with Phil Foden scoring late to ensure a two-goal cushion ahead of the second leg.

With the Danes still on their winter break, City dominated the opening exchanges and they took the lead in the 10th minute when Kevin De Bruyne scored with a brilliant first-time finish across the keeper and in at the far post.

Watch: Qatar’s Akram Afif celebrates goal with magic card trick in Asian Cup final

Qatar’s Akram Afif scored THREE penalty kicks in the AFC Asian Cup final on Saturday to guide the host country to a 3-1 victory vs. Jordan. Afif’s magic card trick celebration after his first penalty has gone viral.

This may be the most unique and coldest goal celebrations we’ve ever seen.

After burying the penalty, the Qatari star reached into his shin guard and pulled out a trading card of himself. Then with one quick movement and some sleight of hand Afif switched the card to reveal the letter “S”.

Afif magic card trick celebration

Leverkusen smash Bayern 3-0 to keep undefeated season alive and open five-point gap

LEVERKUSEN — Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen outplayed champions Bayern Munich for a 3-0 victory on Saturday that sent them five points clear at the top of the league and put them firmly in charge of the title race.

Goals from Josip Stanisic, Alejandro Grimaldo and Jeremie Frimpong made sure of the three points as Leverkusen, who have never won a Bundesliga title, and stretched their unbeaten run to 31 matches across all competitions this season.

Watch: Cade Cowell scores impressive brace for Chivas in CONCACAF Champions Cup

Cade Cowell just had his best performance for Chivas and he did it on none other than the continental stage.

Liga MX’s Chivas had their Concacaf Champions Cup knockout stage debut on Wednesday when they travelled to Canada to face off against Forge FC, a club that competes in the Canadian Premier League.