Soccer Watch

The Texas Longhorns lost to Kansas, 1-0 last Friday – the fifth shutout loss in their last eight games. They're at TCU on Friday, then host Arkansas-Little Rock at 7pm Monday, Oct. 20, their next-to-last home game of the year.

The St. Edward's men and women swept another pair of doubleheaders last weekend, outscoring Heartland Conference opponents Newman and Rogers State by a combined 13-0. The Hilltopper men are now 9-2-1, and up to a No. 16 national ranking. The women, at 8-4, may need to win out to continue their streak of NCAA tournament appearances.

Former Austin Aztex star Kekuta Manneh scored the only goal in a crucial 1-0 win for Vancouver Friday, as the Whitecaps won the Cascadia Cup, and also moved back into playoff position with just two games left in the MLS regular season.

Qualifying for Euro 2016 got serious this week, with some 44 games across the continent from Gibraltar to Kazakhistan. Surprise group leaders include Wales, Austria, Northern Ireland, and Iceland, who've never been to a Euro finals, but beat Netherlands, 2-0... The Serbia-Albania match was abandoned just before halftime when a drone carrying the Albanian flag and a political message about Kosovo flew into the stadium and was pulled down by a Serbian player, sparking fights between players, officials, and fans, some of them masked, who invaded the field. Serbian state TV reports that Orfi Rama, brother of Albanian prime minister Edi Rama, was arrested at the stadium for controlling the drone from a VIP box... Meanwhile, the U.S. muddled through 1-1 draws with Ecuador and Honduras, giving up late equalizers in each game.

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