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TFC’s run for a CCL title came to the cruelest conclusion

Hello and good morning! Between the Champions League game and Toronto FC’s CCL match against Guadalajara it was a pretty busy day yesterday. Let’s get to it!

3 things we learned from Real Madrid's win over Bayern Munich | SB Nation
Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal

Marco Asensio gives Real Madrid advantage against Bayern Munich | The Guardian
Another recap.

FT: Chivas 1-2 Toronto FC — Reds fall on penalties in CCL final | Waking the Red
An absolutely brutal finish for TFC, who missed a last-second chance and then lost on penalties.

Christian Pulisic to make USMNT return | NBC Sports
Christian Pulisic will play against Bolivia at the end of May in his native Pennsylvania.

Arsène Wenger backs Arsenal to go with former player as his successor | The Guardian
Arsene Wenger said that the timing of his departure wasn't his choice and that it'd be "even better" for Arsenal if they bring in a former player to take the helm.

Ranking D.C. United’s upcoming road games in terms of difficulty | Black And Red United
Jason talks about D.C. United's next eight games.

Moving on to the Washington Spirit, Francisca Ordega wants more goals:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Liverpool and England midfielder out of World Cup | BBC Sport
The Liverpool midfielder will miss the World Cup because of a knee injury suffered in yesterday’s Champions League win.

Europa League: Arsenal, Marseille host semifinal 1st legs | NBC Sports
A preview of today's Europa League matches.

Finishing up with something fun. Let me know in the comments what you’re reading.