Month: October 2021

5:33 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has yet to make an appearance this season. David Ramos/Getty Images Defender Samuel Umtiti has said his exile at Barcelona has brought him to tears but said he is adamant he does not want to leave the club despite not being part of boss Ronald
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5:43 PM ET The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) named 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup chief executive Marla Messing as its interim CEO on Monday, after allegations of sexual misconduct engulfed the league. Last month, allegations involving former North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley emerged, prompting calls for an overhaul to the league as former
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10:28 AM ET Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has praised the in-form Mohamed Salah but refused to be drawn on progress regarding the forward’s contract renewal at the club. Salah has scored 10 goal in 10 matches in all competitions this season and Klopp confirmed in August that the club had begun discussions on a contract
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5:51 AM ET Adriana Garcia An inquiry has been opened into the incident. Ian Walton/Getty Images Police fired shots into the air at the end of a regional football game on Sunday in Portugal to stop a fight between the teams and fans. The game between hosts Olimpico do Montijo and Vitoria Setubal B ended in
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5:01 PM ET Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira celebrates after his team scored a goal against Arsenal. Getty Alexandre Lacazette fired home from close range as Arsenal earned a last-gasp 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace as Gunners legend Patrick Vieira returned to the Emirates as a manager on Monday night. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal in front
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6:04 PM ET Landon Donovan has withdrawn his name for consideration for the vacant managerial post at Real Salt Lake, sources have told ESPN. Donovan, 39, is in his second season managing the San Diego Loyal in the second-tier USL Championship, with the team lying in second place in the eight-team Pacific Division of the
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10:31 AM ET Barcelona got a big win, Man United took a heavy loss, Bayern Munich showed why they might be the best team in Europe (and the world) right now, and there were talking points galore for Tottenham, Juventus, and Dortmund. Plus, is anyone in better form than Liverpool‘s all-world forward Mohamed Salah right
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12:00 PM ET Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. Jeff Carlisle Close U.S. soccer correspondent Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. Despite an eyebrow-raising draw with Chicago, the New England Revolution are still on course to lift the
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9:54 AM ET Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has told ESPN that his ex-side “have the team to win the Clasico and LaLiga” despite a troubled start to the season that has left them seventh in the league table and bottom of their Champions League group. Barca beat Valencia 3-1 in LaLiga on Sunday to
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12:00 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a fight to lift his squad for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with Atalanta with the mood in the dressing room described as “flat” following the 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday, sources have told ESPN. Morale has taken a significant hit
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10:55 AM ET England have been hit with a two-match stadium ban by UEFA following the crowd disturbances which marred the Euro 2020 final between Gareth Southgate’s side and Italy at Wembley on July 11. UEFA announced on Tuesday that England have been ordered to play their next two home matches without supporters, although the
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5:03 AM ET Portland Thorns claimed their second ever NWSL Shield on Sunday as Lindsey Horan scored to ensure a 1-0 win over Houston Dash at the PNC Stadium. The result leaves Houston in sixth position and still on the lookout for a playoff spot, They are equal on points with North Carolina Courage who
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7:45 AM ET It’s never a good sign for a manager when his most high-profile players begin to talk openly about a need for improvement, so for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, there can be no positive spin about Paul Pogba following Bruno Fernandes by publicly calling for things to change at Old Trafford.
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5:46 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has backed Karim Benzema to win this year’s Ballon d’Or. Benzema is among the favourites for the award for 2021’s best male player when it is handed out in Paris next month, alongside Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, Cristiano Ronaldo and N’Golo
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