• Bloomington native Jackson Yueill was named to the Pac-12 all-conference first team, following a seven-goal freshman season. He might have had a shot at the conference’s Freshman of the Year award, except his UCLA teammate Jose Hernandez led the conference with 11 goals and four assists — more even than U.S. striker Jordan Morris, who scored eight times for Stanford.

 

• The U.S. men’s national team’s 0-0 draw at Trinidad and Tobago in midweek was disappointing, but it was not the disaster that some have made it out to be. Games in Trinidad never have been easy, and T&T hasn’t been a pushover this year, with two high-scoring draws against Mexico to its credit. Team USA’s next qualifier isn’t until late March — perhaps a nice break after an ugly 2014.

 

• Keep an eye out this weekend for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, who could tie the Premier League record by scoring in a 10th consecutive game. Vardy, who was playing in England’s fifth division just three seasons ago, has been the best story in the Premier League — and the main reason Leicester is in third place in the standings.