Rudi Gutendorf, the tireless manager who guided a world record 55 teams, including 18 national sides, has died at 93.
In the past, the best players in South America took their talents to Europe, but two recent signings in MLS show that dynamic is changing.
Lopez, 19, is currently playing with Peru's U-20 team at the South American U-20 championship in Chile.
A Peruvian football match that was suspended on Sunday because of fighting between fans resumed on Monday and ended in a draw.
Manchester United could face a tricky Champions League playoff against the likes of CSKA Moscow, Lazio, Monaco or Sporting Lisbon in August.
There are some huge Copa Libertadores matches coming up in the next few days. These are the five worth paying attention to, writes Tim Vickery.
Peru's final between Juan Aurich and Sporting Cristal was supposed to be a great showcase of Peruvian football. Instead, a series of logistical failures has overshadowed the events on the pitch, writes Tim Vickery.