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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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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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6:04 PM ET Landon Donovan has withdrawn his name for consideration for the vacant managerial post at Real Salt Lake, sources have told ESPN.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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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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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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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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4:49 PM ET Reuters Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Juventus continued their march up the Serie A standings with a 1-0 win over AS Roma in Turin on Sunday, as Moise Kean’s unorthodox early goal sealed a fourth consecutive league win for the Turin club. Rodrigo Bentancur’s header ricocheted off Kean’s head and into
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5:25 PM ET While Bayern Munich and Liverpool enjoyed their weekend, there was not so much for the likes of Manchester United and Roma to cheer about. Meanwhile, many fine goals were scored, but not against Chelsea‘s unbeatable goalkeeper. Here are Tom Hamilton, Sam Marsden and Mark Ogden to discuss the big stuff you need
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1:48 PM ET Tottenham Hotspur spoiled Newcastle United‘s takeover celebrations after claiming a 3-2 victory at St James’ Park on Sunday. Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min all scored in the first half after Callum Wilson had given Newcastle an early lead. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more– Notebook: The latest
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11:38 AM ET Borussia Dortmund‘s Erling Haaland scored twice on his return from injury to help his team beat Mainz 3-1 on Saturday to go top of the Bundesliga. The Norwegian forward, who had been out since late September, scored in the 54th minute with a spot kick following a lengthy VAR review over a
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11:57 AM ET Manchester United‘s unbeaten run away from home in the Premier League was brought to an end after they slumped to a 4-2 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday. Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka scored for Leicester as United’s record-breaking streak stopped after 29 matches. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga,
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