Man United back in Champions League spots, West Ham stays up
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood scores his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and West Ham at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Clive Brunskill/Pool via AP)MANCHESTER Manchester United nudged into the Champions League places for the first time since September after Mason Greenwood sealed a 1-1 draw against West Ham in the penultimate match of the Premier League season on Wednesday. West Ham moved four points clear of the relegation zone to secure its Premier League survival. Paul Pogbas needless handball allowed Michail Antonio to give West Ham a surprise lead from the spot. United only needs to avoid defeat to fifth-placed Leicester in its last game of the season to secure a return to the Champions League.
Wayne Rooney is leaving his $2.7 million a year salary in the US to play soccer in England's second tier
Record England soccer goalscorer Wayne Rooney announced Tuesday that he will leave U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS) team D.C. United to return to play in his home country from January 2020. Soccer fans in the U.S. will still have the opportunity to see Rooney play for a little longer, as he's pledged to see out the remainder of the MLS season with D.C. "I must also take this opportunity to thank D.C. United, their owners, executives and supporters who have been superb to work with. "I am equally excited to begin my coaching career at Derby County working with both the first team and academy," he added. Derby County started its new season with a 2-1 win at Huddersfield on Monday and is under the management of former Netherlands midfielder Phillip Cocu.cnbc.com