Month: July 2021

4:05 PM ET LAS VEGAS — United States men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter called out Mexico‘s players for overly physical play in the past, and asked that the referee be “fair” ahead of Sunday’s Gold Cup final between the two sides. Speaking to reporters ahead of the game, Berhalter referenced previous matches against Mexico
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11:15 AM ET Francisco Cordova celebrates after scoring Mexico’s fifth in Yokohama. Berengui/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Mexico overcame South Korea 6-3 in a a goal fest to reach the semifinals of the men’s Olympic football tournament in Yokohama. El Tri, gold medal winners at London 2012, helped eliminate France in the group stage as they
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11:15 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Aston Villa have announced that they have reached a deal with Bayer Leverkusen for the transfer of Leon Bailey. The winger had a productive 2020-21 season in the Bundesliga, scoring nine goals and assisting nine more. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)–
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7:02 AM ET Ajax academy player Noah Gesser has died at the age of 16 following a car crash, the club announced on Saturday. Ajax confirmed the first team will hold a minute’s silence before their preseason friendly with RB Leipzig on Saturday, while Jong Ajax — the club’s second side — will do likewise
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6:36 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Trophies aren’t handed out in July, but Manchester United have at least used the summer to show they remain interested in winning some. Toward the end of his time as manager at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho came to believe the club were happy simply to compete in the big competitions
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11:02 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Brighton’s Ben White is Arsenal’s latest summer signing. Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images Arsenal have signed defender Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion, the club have announced. White had signed a four-year deal with Brighton last summer after first joining the side in 2016. – Stream
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12:35 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus celebrated a victory over UEFA on Friday as a Spanish court ruled the governing body could not act against the founding members of the European Super League. Nine of the 12 founders quickly backed out of the failed project in April, including six
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5:13 PM ET Manchester City and U.S. international defender Erik Palmer-Brown is on the verge of being transferred to Serie A side Venezia FC, multiple sources have told ESPN. MLSMultiplex earlier linked Palmer-Brown to both Venezia and Ligue 1 side Troyes. – MLS on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S. only) If the deal
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3:56 PM ET Associated Press Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold signed a contract extension on Friday to stay with his boyhood club though the 2024-25 season. Alexander-Arnold called signing the deal a “no brainer.” “It’s the only club I’ve ever really known, so to be here for this amount of time and extending to be here
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8:46 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City have put together a £100 million ($140m) package in a bid to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, sources have told ESPN. Aston Villa were informed on Friday that City are willing to pay £90m for the 25-year-old, while highly rated winger Morgan Rogers has also been proposed
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12:20 PM ET United States women’s national team midfielder Rose Lavelle has said there is “no one else” she’d have in goal other than Alyssa Naeher, who stopped three penalties and made several other crucial saves in their Tokyo 2020 quarterfinal win over Netherlands on Friday. Naeher saved a penalty from Lieke Martens in normal
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12:29 PM ET Caitlin Murray The U.S. women’s national team is in the semifinals of the 2020 Olympic Games after beating the Netherlands in a thrilling back-and-forth affair that eventually went to penalty kicks. – Report: USWNT reach Olympic semifinals with shootout win– Lavelle: Naeher has saved us so many times Whether the win feels
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9:27 AM ET Caitlin Murray As the equal pay lawsuit between the United States women’s national team and the U.S. Soccer Federation enters its next phase, representatives from the U.S. men’s team have entered the fray, accusing U.S. Soccer of treating the women as “second-class citizens” and sending “a corrosive public message to women and
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12:30 AM ET Mexico beat Canada in the Gold Cup semifinal on Thursday night with a Hector Herrera stoppage-time winner to set up a final showdown with the United States. – Gold Cup fixtures, results, schedule and more VAR intervened to hand Mexico a chance from the penalty spot after a review confirmed a foul
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