Mauro Manotas scored twice to put a stop to the Dynamo's four-match losing streak. (Credit: Houston Dynamo)
The Houston Dynamo put an end to a four-match losing streak with a 2-2 result at home against the Colorado Rapids last Saturday. It was the first match under Interim Head Coach Davy Arnaud after the firing of the previous manager earlier in the week. In the bigger picture of still making the playoffs, the Dynamo will need to start winning again and see results fall their way as soon as possible. The team's next match is Sunday (7:00 p.m.) at rival FC Dallas.
The Women's local team, the Houston Dash, had a bye week and will be back at home against Sky Blue FC and former Dash Carli Lloyd on Saturday night.
⚠️ Sold Out ⚠️ Tuesday's Leagues Cup match between Tigres and Club América is officially SOLD OUT https://t.co/ml2rI0I2hh— BBVA Stadium (@BBVA Stadium) 1566152199.0
The Leagues Cup tournament continues with Mexican powerhouses Tigres UANL and Club America facing off in the semifinals at BBVA Stadium on Tuesday night. The match has been announced as sold out however tickets are still being sold - the cheapest being a $45 standing room only ticket.
Here are the rest of the top stories from the past week:
English Premier League
Every goal from Premier League 2019/20 Matchweek 2 | NBC Sportswww.youtube.com
Matchday 2 Results
- Arsenal 2-1 Burnley
- Southampton 1-2 Liverpool
- Brighton 1-1 West Ham
- Everton 1-0 Watford
- Norwich City 3-1 Newcastle
- Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth
- Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham
- Sheffield United 1-0 Crystal Palace
- Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City
- Wolverhampton 1-1 Manchester United
2/38 #PL https://t.co/rTrhZTPSlJ— Premier League (@Premier League) 1566282004.0
Spanish La Liga
Highlights Athletic Club vs FC Barcelona (1-0)www.youtube.com
Matchday 1 Results
- Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Barcelona
- Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid
- Valencia 1-1 Real Sociedad
- RCD Mallorca 2-1 Eibar
- Leganes 0-1 Osasuna
- Villareal 4-4 Granada
- Alaves 1-0 Levante
- Espanyol 0-2 Sevilla
- Real Betis 1-2 Valladolid
- Atletico Madrid 1-0 Getafe
CLASIFICACIÓN | ¡Ya está de vuelta #LaLigaSantander! 🔥 https://t.co/WeJdsCZzWN— LaLiga (@LaLiga) 1566166352.0
Emotional Fan Choreography - Union Berlin's Touching Tribute To Deceased Fanswww.youtube.com
Matchday 1 Results
- Bayern Munich 2-2 Hertha Berlin
- Freiburg 3-0 Mainz
- Dortmund 5-1 Augsburg
- Wolfsburg 2-0 Cologne
- Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 Paderborn
- Werder Bremen 1-3 Fortuna
- Mönchengladbach 0-0 Schalke 04
- Eintracht 1-0 Hoffenheim
- Union Berlin 0-4 RB Leipzig
The first of 34 ✅ https://t.co/cVe6E4oJpc— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga English) 1566200202.0
French Ligue 1
Matchday 2 - Top Results
- Lyon 6-0 Angers
- Nantes 0-0 Marseille
- Metz 3-0 Monaco
- Amiens 1-0 Lille
- Rennes 2-1 PSG
Matchday 3 - Top Results
- VVV-Venlo 1-4 Ajax
- AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Groningen
- Feyenoord 1-1 Utrecht
- Heracles 0-2 PSV
Major League Soccer
LAFC became the first club of the 2019 season that has clinched a spot in the playoffs. Atlanta United had a big week, winning the Campeones Cup (MLS vs. Liga MX Supercup) 3-2 over Club America on Wednesday, that finished with a 2-0 away win at Portland Timbers in an MLS Cup 2018 rematch.
This following week features plenty of rivalry games including LAFC vs. LA Galaxy and Dallas vs. Houston in the Texas Derby.
East top seven: 1. Atlanta (45), 2. Philadelphia (45), 3. NYCFC (41), 4. D.C. United (39), 5. NY Red Bulls (38), 6. New England (35), 7. Montreal (34)
West top seven: 1. x - LAFC (58), 2. Minnesota (42), 3. LA Galaxy (41), 4. Real Salt Lake (40), 5. Seattle (40), 6. San Jose (38), 7. Portland (37)
Scoring leader: 24 - Carlos Vela (LAFC)
Assists leader: 16 - Maxi Morales (NYCFC)
________ will finish on top of the East. 🤔 https://t.co/H8z7kP2Nt2— Major League Soccer (@Major League Soccer) 1566219638.0
Five points separate 2️⃣ through 8️⃣ in the West... Which three teams will claim a first-round home game in the Au… https://t.co/kmVAi8O4gv— Major League Soccer (@Major League Soccer) 1566219913.0
Top Eight: 1. Queretaro (13), 2. Club America (13), 3. Santos Laguna (12), 4. Tigres UANL (10), 5. Pumas (9), 6. Monterrey 9), 7. Atlas (9), 8. Cruz Azul (8)
Scoring leader: 4 - 4 players tied
Assists leader: 4 - Luis Quinones (Tigres)
El debut de De Rossi en la Bombonerawww.youtube.com
Roma legend De Rossi made his long awaited debut at home for Boca Juniors in the 2-0 league win over Aldosivi. The 18-year Serie A veteran could make his debut in Copa Libertadores on Wednesday.
Matchday 3 - Top Results
- Newell's 2-0 Union
- San Lorenzo 2-2 Rosario Central
- Racing Club 1-6 River Plate
- Defensa y Justicia 0-3 Arsenal Sarandi
- Boca Juniors 2-0 Aldosivi
- Estudiantes 3-0 Independiente
National Women's Soccer League
Standings: 1. Portland Thorns (33), 2. Chicago Red Stars (29), 3. North Carolina Courage (28), 4. Utah Royals (27), 5. Reign FC (27), 6. Houston Dash (22), 7. Washington Spirit (21), 8. Sky Blue FC (13), 9. Orlando Pride (11)
Scoring leader: 12 - Sam Kerr (Chicago)
Assists leader: 5 - Lynn Williams (North Carolina) / Yuki Nagasato (Chicago)
Upcoming Matches (All Times CT):
Tuesday, August 20
7:30 p.m. - [Copa Libertadores] Gremio vs. Palmeiras (beIN Sports)
7:30 p.m. - [Leagues Cup] Club America vs. Tigres (ESPN2, TUDN)
9:30 p.m. - [Leagues Cup] LA Galaxy vs. Cruz Azul (ESPN2, TUDN)
Wednesday, August 21
5:15 p.m. - [Copa Libertadores] LDU Quito vs. Boca Juniors (beIN Sports)
7:00 p.m. - [MLS] DC United vs. NY Red Bulls (UniMas, TUDN)
7:30 p.m. - [Copa Libertadores] Flamengo vs. Internacional (beIN Sports)
9:30 p.m. - [MLS] LAFC vs. San Jose Earthquakes (UniMas, TUDN)
Thursday, August 22
5:15 p.m. - [Copa Libertadores] River Plate vs. Cerro Porteño (beIN Sports)
7:30 p.m. - [Copa Sudamericana] Corinthians vs. Fluminense (beIN Sports)
8:30 p.m. - [MLS] Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United (ESPN)
Friday, August 23
1:30 p.m. - [Bundesliga] Koln vs. Borussia Dortmund (FS2)
2:00 p.m. - [Premier League] Aston Villa vs. Everton (NBC Sports)
3:00 p.m. - [La Liga] Levante vs. Villarreal (beIN Sports)
7:00 p.m. - [MLS] Orlando City vs. Atlanta United (ESPN)
9:00 p.m. - [MLS] Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders (ESPN)
Saturday, August 24
6:30 a.m. - [Premier League] Norwich vs. Chelsea (NBC Sports)
8:30 a.m. - [Bundesliga] Dusseldorf vs. Bayer Leverkusen (FS1, TUDN)
9:00 a.m. - [Premier League] Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace (NBC Sports)
11:30 a.m. - [Premier League] Liverpool vs. Arsenal (NBC)
11:30 a.m. - [Bundesliga] Schalke vs. Bayern Munich (FS1, TUDN)
12:00 p.m. - [La Liga] Real Madrid vs. Valladolid (beIN Sports)
6:00 p.m. - [MLS] NYCFC vs. NY Red Bulls (ESPN2)
7:30 p.m. - [NWSL] Houston Dash vs. Sky Blue FC (YahooSports.com)
Sunday, August 18
8:00 a.m. - [Premier League] Bournemouth vs. Manchester City (NBC Sports)
10:30 a.m. - [Premier League] Tottenham vs. Newcastle (NBC Sports)
12:00 p.m. - [La Liga] Leganes vs. Atletico Madrid (beIN Sports)
3:00 p.m. - [NWSL] Portland Thorns vs. Chicago Red Stars (ESPNews)
5:00 p.m. - [MLS] FC Cincinnati vs. Columbus Crew (FS1)
7:00 p.m. - [MLS] FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo (FS1)
9:00 p.m. - [MLS] LAFC vs. LA Galaxy (FS1)
Luka Doncic had 41 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Dallas Mavericks prevented the Houston Rockets from advancing to the quarterfinals of the NBA In-Season Tournament with a 121-115 victory on Tuesday night.
Kyrie Irving added 22 of his 27 points in the second half for the Mavericks, who had already been eliminated. Their victory allowed the New Orleans Pelicans to win Group B in the Western Conference with a 3-1 record.
Doncic fell just short of his 59th career triple-double. That would have tied him for ninth place all-time with Larry Bird. He shot 15 of 29, 3 of 10 on 3-pointers.
“Sometimes we take him for granted, and we shouldn’t,” Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said. “He’s about winning, but it just so happens he’s a walking triple-double.
”The Mavericks, who trailed by nine points in the third quarter, grabbed the lead for good at 99-98 with 6:25 to play on a drive by Irving. Leading 103-100 with 5:25 left, they went on an 8-2 run that included three free throws by Derrick Jones Jr. when he was fouled by Dillon Brooks on a 25-footer with the shot clock about to expire.
Jabari Smith Jr.’s 3-pointer with 8 seconds left pulled the Rockets within 119-115 before Dallas closed it out.
Doncic played after sustaining a low-grade sprain of his left thumb on his non-shooting hand early in Saturday’s game. He wore a wrap on the thumb.
Doncic made a hook shot from the free throw line after recovering a loose ball near the baseline.
“I’m 2 for 2 in my career on the hooks,” Doncic said, saying the other came while playing for the Slovenian national team against Sweden.
Irving shot 2 for 11 in the first half, 1 for 5 on 3-pointers, with no free-throw attempts. He was 6 for 11 in the second half, hitting 1 of 2 behind the arc, and sank all nine free throws.
“I told the team, ‘Played well enough to win, not smart enough to win,’” Rockets coach Ime Udoka said. “We were extra-aggressive, especially at the end of the third quarter. Had multiple players make a few dumb fouls, put Kyrie at the line and got him going when he didn’t have a lot going. You can be aggressive, obviously, but slapping somebody on a 3-point shot on the arm is an unintelligent play. It has nothing to do with aggression.”
Alperen Sengun had a season-best 31 points for the Rockets, who had six scorers in double figures. Fred VanVleet had 10 points and 12 assists.
The Rockets have lost all six of their road games this season. They went into play leading the NBA by allowing an average of 104.4 points per game.
The Mavericks didn’t use the specially built court for either of their home tournament games, citing dissatisfaction with the quality.
Rockets: Will finish a back-to-back at Denver on Wednesday.
Mavericks: Host Memphis on Friday.