American forward Ricardo Pepi scored in his second straight game for Groningen, getting a first-half goal in a 4-1 home loss to Alkmaar on Saturday in the Dutch Eredivisie. The 19-year-old ran onto a Neraysho Kasanwirjo pass that went from deep in his own end into the opposition penalty area on two hopes. Pepi outmuscled and spun around defender Sam Beukema, falling to the field in the process, then while on his side used his right foot to kick the ball past goalkeeper Hobie Verhulst from 6 yard
FC Cincinnati can clinch a playoff berth with a win against Chicago Fire and a loss or draw by Columbus Crew against New York Red Bulls.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Diego Rubio scored in the 66th minute as the Colorado Rapids earned a 1-0 win over Dallas on Saturday. William Yarbrough stopped one shot to earn the shutout for Colorado. Both teams play again on Oct. 9. The Rapids (11-13-9) visit Austin and Dallas (13-9-11) hosts Sporting Kansas City. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press