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Paid Their Dues: Mondragon Loses in Final

Mondragon misses out on a trophy, while Porfirio and Myrie will face off in deciding match on Sunday.

Christof Koepsel

Deportivo Cali left Medellín empty-handed, as their 2-0 aggregate loss ensured that they would not be receiving any silverware. Faryd Mondragon kept his goal well at home, but Cali's lack of scoring would soon come back to bite them. It was Nestor Camacho's 16th minute own goal that would prove to be the winner for Nacional.

Cali were involved in the Copa Libertadores draw that took place last Thursday. They were placed in a group with Cerro Porteño, O'Higgins (hehe), and the winner of the match between Caracas and Lanus.

Alajuelense and Herediano played to a scoreless draw on Monday, and will now head to Heredia to decide the winner of the Invierno. Both Porfirio Lopez and David Myrie played 90 minutes.

Kai Herdling played 71 minutes before being subbed out for Fabian Johnson in Hoffenheim's 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund. It looks like Kai Herdling has secured the starting left midfield spot, keeping USMNT regular Fabian Johnson on the bench, which, bahahaha. Hoffenheim have taken eight points from their last four games, and will travel to take on cellar-dwellers Eintracht Braunschweig next week.

Gateshead were knocked out of the FA Trophy by Eastleigh on Saturday. This is really no surprise, as I've done the quintuple with Eastleigh a few times in Football Manager. Really though, this loss should allow Gateshead to focus on making a push for promotion, as they sit in 8th place with plenty of games to go. They'll need to give starstriker Joe Tait more minutes if they wish to play in League 2 next year, though.

Vancouver traded Brad Knighton to New England for a conditional pick in the 2015 SuperDraft. The Caps brought in David Ousted during the season to serve as the club's starting 'keeper, though many were happy with Knighton. Knighton was relegated to the bench, but it is likely that he will have the chance to start in New England. Matt Reis's retirement has opened up a spot in between the sticks for the Revs, and Knighton and Bobby Shuttleworth will be the two fighting for it. Knighton has said that he's glad to return to the club where he started his career.

In some off-the-field news, Ryan Richter has made his engagement Facebook Official. Congrats, Ryan!