Consider the return of Champions League play -- and the return of really high-quality soccer -- just the salve needed to soothe the sting of Kansas City’s MLS-playoff failure.
Okay, it probably isn’t enough of a salve, but it is a step in the right direction.
Today features the best game of the round, I’ll let you guess which one. (Hint: It’s not Marseille vs. Zilina.)
• Spartak Moscow vs. Chelsea, 11:30 a.m., DirecTV
• Bayern Munich vs. CFR Cluj, 1:45 p.m., DirecTVCONCACAF Champions League