Month: October 2021

9:05 PM ET Associated Press Major League Soccer said Friday it will hire independent counsel to oversee an investigation into the Vancouver Whitecaps’ handling of misconduct allegations against former women’s coach Hubert Busby Jr. “The investigation will include a review of the club’s internal processes and overall culture at the time as well as recommendations
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6:00 PM ET Larry Best has resigned from his position as president of sporting operations of the NWSL’s Washington Spirit, a source has confirmed to ESPN. The Washington Post was the first to report Best’s resignation. A Spirit spokesperson declined to comment. Best had been under fire following the NWSL’s investigation into the Spirit’s workplace
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1:48 PM ET What if soccer had an all-star game? Scratch that: what if soccer had eight all-star teams representing eight major leagues — English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Spanish LaLiga, Major League Soccer, Mexico’s Liga MX, French Ligue 1 and Dutch Eredivisie — and we put those teams head-to-head in a
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2:54 PM ET Inter Miami CF midfielder Federico Higuain announced on Friday that he will retire at the conclusion of this season. Coach Phil Neville said Higuain will serve as the team captain for Saturday afternoon’s home finale against New York City FC. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more Higuain, 37,
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12:47 PM ET The National Women’s Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA) announced that the NWSL has agreed to meet all of the demands put forth by the union in the wake of instances of verbal abuse and sexual coercion of players. The announcement follows one made on Oct. 20 by the NWSL’s interim CEO Marla
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6:06 AM ET Christian Eriksen is not permitted to play in Italy this season as a result of the cardiac arrest he suffered at Euro 2020, his club Inter Milan said in a statement, with the Serie A champions open to letting the Denmark midfielder leave. Eriksen suffered the on-field cardiac arrest during his country’s
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4:26 PM ET Liverpool look every bit like the best team in the Premier League right now, and that’s not just down to a healthy defense and Salah’s form. Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images On Monday, the day after Liverpool‘s 5-0 destruction of Manchester United at Old Trafford, every major publication (including this one)
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8:43 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Joan Laporta has said Barcelona were “drifting dangerously” under Ronald Koeman and conceded he should have sacked the Dutch coach before Wednesday’s defeat to Rayo Vallecano. Barca president Laporta eventually dismissed Koeman after the 1-0 loss in Vallecas in midweek with Barca ninth in the league after just
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8:47 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is ready to “fight back” as manager of Manchester United. The Norwegian has been left in a precarious position following the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool. – Insider Notebook: Rodgers eyed as Solskjaer successor And while he said the intense speculation surrounding his future has made
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4:03 AM ET Monterrey celebrate their CONCACAF Champions League victory. MIGUEL SIERRA/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Monterrey beat favorites Club America 1-0 to win an all-Mexican CONCACAF Champions League final on Thursday at the Estadio BBVA. A ninth-minute goal from Rogelio Funes Mori was enough to settle the game for Monterrey, who were playing at home. The Argentina-born Mexico international
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Oct 28, 2021 Brendan Rodgers could take over at Manchester United if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sacked. — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: How the players at Old Trafford rallied around Solskjaer amid questions over his future. Jump to: Players sent Solskjaer messages of support | Clubs refuse police talks over tackling racism
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3:07 PM ET New Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney at their first press conference for the club. Getty Images WREXHAM, Wales — Nearly nine months after finalizing a takeover of Wrexham A.F.C., a team based in north Wales that plays in the fifth tier of English football, screen stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney
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4:33 PM ET Associated Press Christian Pulisic has resumed training with Chelsea ahead of a weekend match at winless Newcastle, the English Premier League club said Thursday. The 23-year-old Pulisic has not featured since Aug. 14, when he scored in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace to open the league season. – Don’t have ESPN?
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5:00 AM ET ESPN’s lead Bundesliga commentator Derek Rae dissects Borussia Dortmund without Erling Haaland: Can they make do and mend in the temporary absence of their emerging world superstar? You could almost hear the gasps and groans from BVB fans worldwide when coach Marco Rose uttered those fateful words at his news conference last
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9:58 AM ET Reus is unique in that he joined Dortmund in his early 20s but, rather than making a big move in his prime like so many of his teammates, he chose to stay. Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images Marco Reus is old. He’s 32, which is young-ish for the general population — he’s only two
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7:22 AM ET Emiliano Sala and the plane’s pilot David Ibbotson died in the crash. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images Businessman David Henderson, who organised the flight which crashed leading to the death of footballer Emiliano Sala, has been found guilty of endangering the safety of an aircraft by Cardiff Crown Court. Sala and pilot David Ibbotson died
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1:38 PM ET Cristiano Ronaldo announced to his 360 million Instagram followers on Thursday that he and his partner, Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez, are expecting twins. The announcement means the 36-year-old Portugal international and Manchester United star will become a father to six children — two of whom, Eva and Mateo, are also twins aged
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9:12 AM ET Lionel Messi missed Paris Saint-Germain‘s collective training session with a muscle problem on Thursday, while Kylian Mbappe was ruled out of their Ligue 1 game at home against champions Lille on Friday. France striker Mbappe also missed the session and the club said he was suffering from an ORL (ear, nose and
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