Two of the U.S. team's breakout stars from the World Cup will keep playing at home.
Graham Zusi and Matt Besler signed long-term designated player contracts to remain with MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City, the club announced Saturday. Both players had received interest from abroad after their strong performances in Brazil.
Sporting K.C. manager Peter Vermes announced the signings shortly before Sporting (10-5-5) extended its unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-1 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy (7-4-6), which had its eight-game unbeaten streak broken.
In accordance with league and club policy, specific terms of the deals were not disclosed. Osvaldo Alonso beat former U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel from 30 yards early in the second half as the host Seattle Sounders tied Tottenham 3-3 in an exhibition. Seattle, the class of Major League Soccer at 12-4-2, held its own against a Tottenham side making its debut under manager Mauricio Ponchettino.
At the start of the game, Xander Bailey, an 18-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient from Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, took a pass from Seattle star Clint Dempsey, dribbled down the field and took a shot on Friedel. Bailey was then subbed off in front of 55,349 to a massive ovation while being mobbed by Seattle teammates. Andres Escobar and Tesho Akindele scored and host FC Dallas handed New England its seventh-consecutive loss, 2-0.
IndyCar's weekend doubleheader in Toronto will be crammed into one day because Saturday's race was called because of rain. IndyCar has scheduled two 65-lap races for Sunday. Sebastien Bourdais won his first open-wheel pole since 2007 earlier in the day. Series points leader Helio Castroneves has the pole for the second race. Chase Elliott held off Trevor Bayne to win the Nationwide Series stop at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Elliott's third victory of the year, following wins at Texas and Darlington, moved him to the top of the series standings. Formula One leader Nico Rosberg earned the pole position for the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in qualifying and will start 15th. Tony Schumacher raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position of the year and his career first at Bandimere Speedway for the Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Morrison, Colorado. He posted a pass of 3.823 seconds at 319.75 mph.
Center Chris "Birdman" Andersen signed a two-year, $10 million contract to remain with the Miami Heat. Andersen averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.4 minutes last season. The Los Angeles Clippers re-signed power forward Glen Davis, who averaged 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 23 games for L.A. last season. The Washington Wizards acquired forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics for a protected 2015 second-round pick. Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class. She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011. Lee-Anne Pace shot a 3-under 68 to grab a share of the third-round lead with Laura Diaz in the LPGA Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. They stood at 11-under 202. San Leandro native Pat Hurst was at 208, and Pleasanton native Paula Creamer was at 213. University of Pacific senior Byron Meth beat Doug Ghim in the first playoff hole after blowing a three-hole lead down the stretch to win the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship in Newton, Kansas. Fumie (Alice) Jo never trailed in her 3-and-2 victory over Eun Jeong Seong to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in DuPont, Washington. Jo, 15, is the first USGA champion from China.
MCT Information Services contributed to this report.