McDonald leads U.S. women: Jessica McDonald, making just her second appearance for the national team, scored in the 43rd minute and the U.S. reached its 500th victory with a 1-0 win over Portugal in Lisbon.
The U.S. national team is now 500-65-74 overall since its inception in 1985. With the victory, the Americans remain undefeated this year at 17 wins and two ties. The team has an unbeaten streak of 27 games (24 wins, three ties).
French powerhouse Paris St.-Germain acknowledged that for the past five years some of its youth coaches used racial profiling in the recruitment of young players, hours after a news media report that it was part of an effort to limit the number of black players signed by the club.
The charges of discrimination were outlined in a report by Mediapart, which is part of a European investigative journalism collective that has used a trove of hacked documents to produce a series of articles on the internal workings of several top European soccer clubs. Mediapart published scouting reports it said were used by PSG recruiters from 2013 until earlier this year to evaluate young players; along with evaluating a player’s physical and technical skills, scouts were asked to check a box noting each player’s “origin.”
The club, which has been transformed into a global force by its Qatari owners in the past decade, claimed senior officials had no knowledge of the racial profiling program. PSG blamed the form, and the system, on an exemployee responsible for leading a team that recruited players from outside of the Paris region.