Month: October 2021

6:06 AM ET Adriana Garcia LaLiga have previously acted out against racist behaviour in the league. Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) LaLiga will report a Barcelona fan to the Spanish authorities for subjecting Real Madrid‘s Vinicius Junior to racist abuse during Sunday’s El Clasico at the Camp Nou. Vinicius, 21, started in Sunday’s 2-1
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7:31 AM ET Several Premier League clubs have been sounded out over their interest in signing Real Madrid‘s Eden Hazard in January, sources have told ESPN. Chelsea and Newcastle United are among a number of clubs to have been alerted to the possibility although it is unclear at this stage what level of interest there
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4:44 PM ET Borussia Monchengladbach sensationally struck three times in the opening 21 minutes to demolish German champions Bayern Munich 5-0 on Wednesday and dump them out of the German Cup second round. Gladbach’s dream start yielded two goals from Ramy Bensebaini and one from Kouadio Kone to put them in the driving seat before
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5:08 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona president Joan Laporta will hold talks with Xavi Hernandez on Thursday over the managerial vacancy at Camp Nou following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Koeman was fired after Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano, which left Barca ninth in LaLiga following three
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5:49 PM ET Holders Manchester City were eliminated from the League Cup by West Ham United after a penalty shootout at the London Stadium on Wednesday, ending Pep Guardiola’s team’s four-year domination of the competition. The game went to penalties after ending goalless and the Hammers triumphed 5-3 in the spot kicks to end Pep
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6:16 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have sacked coach Ronald Koeman following Wednesday’s 1-0 LaLiga loss to Rayo Vallecano, their third defeat in their last four league games. Following Koeman’s exit, sources have told ESPN that the club will open talks with Xavi Hernandez on Friday regarding the vacancy, with the former team
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10:33 AM ET Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia has been suspended for one match by the MLS disciplinary committee following his “Rock Bottom” foul on Seattle Sounders’ Cristian Roldan. Following a goal-mouth scramble during the teams’ match on Saturday, Melia wrapped his right arm around Roldan’s shoulders and drove him to the ground but
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6:16 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have fired coach Ronald Koeman following Wednesday’s 1-0 LaLiga defeat to Rayo Vallecano as the club suffered their third loss in their last four league games. Koeman’s position had been seriously weakened after poor results before the October international break, with back-to-back defeats against Real Madrid and
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2:54 PM ET Barcelona have suffered back-to-back defeats in LaLiga as they slumped to a 1-0 loss at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday. The defeat — Barca’s third of the season — comes just days after coach Ronald Koeman’s side were beaten 2-1 against Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday. – Stream ESPN FC Daily
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4:00 PM ET Manchester United are prepared to lose Paul Pogba for free next summer after accepting the midfielder will not sign a new contract at Old Trafford, sources have told ESPN. The France international, who cost a then-world-record £89.1 million when he signed from Juventus in August 2016, will become a free agent when
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7:37 AM ET West Ham’s London Stadium is set to increase its capacity. Justin Setterfield/Getty Images West Ham United‘s London Stadium will overtake Arsenal to become the second biggest Premier League ground in the city after being granted permission to increase capacity to 62,500. The extra 2,500 seats — released once the safety application has been
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12:35 PM ET Reports in Italian media have said 62 player transfers between 2019 and 2021 have been investigated. Photo by Andrea Staccioli/LightRocket via Getty Images A federal investigation has opened in Italy into a number of transfers in Serie A, with Juventus under increased scrutiny, an Italian Football Federation official told Reuters. A report by
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10:33 AM ET Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia has been suspended for one match by the MLS Disciplinary Committee following his “Rock Bottom” foul on Seattle Sounders’ Cristian Roldan. Following a goal mouth scramble during the teams’ match on Saturday, Melia wrapped his right arm around Roldan’s shoulders and drove him to the ground
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4:36 AM ET Adriana Garcia Lucas Hernandez instead has to pay a €96,000 fine. Photo by Paulo Nascimento/NurPhoto via Getty Images Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez will not be going to prison in Spain after a court upheld his appeal against a six-month sentence for disobeying a restraining order following a 2017 conviction of domestic violence
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5:13 AM ET Associated Press The owners of Kansas City NWSL announced on Tuesday they plan to build the first stadium in the U.S. specifically for a women’s soccer team, costing $70 million. Owners Angie Long, Chris Long and Brittany Matthews announced the 11,000-seat stadium will be built along the Missouri River close to downtown
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11:28 PM ET A-League player Josh Cavallo has described the ‘immense support’ he’s received since coming out to his Adelaide United teammates. Mark Brake/Getty Images Adelaide United midfielder Josh Cavallo on Wednesday became a rarity in professional sport: an openly gay male athlete. Cavallo hopes more professional footballers will follow his lead and publicly announce that
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