Month: February 2021

3:48 PM ET Jonathan Suarez was arrested alongside his brother Rafael Suarez Jr. Photo by Oscar Meza/Jam Media/Getty Images Orlando City SC and Major League Soccer have terminated defender Jonathan Suarez‘s contract following his arrest on sexual battery charges. Suarez, 24, mutually agreed to the termination “in order to focus on the allegations made against him,”
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2:53 PM ET Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Manchester United are receiving fewer penalties as a result of referees being influenced by rival managers. United were held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after referee Stuart Attwell opted not to give the visitors a 14th-minute penalty following a handball incident involving Callum
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1:01 PM ET Paris Saint-Germain‘s Kylian Mbappe bagged a double as they hammered bottom side Dijon 4-0 away to cut Lille‘s Ligue 1 lead to one point on Saturday. Mbappe added to Moise Kean‘s early opener with Danilo Pereira wrapping it up late on to lift PSG to second on 57 points from 27 games
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12:12 PM ET Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry both struck twice as Bayern Munich crushed Cologne 5-1 on Saturday to earn their first win in three league games and go five points clear at the top. The champions, who next week face Borussia Dortmund, are on 52 points, with RB Leipzig, second
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4:51 PM ET Lacklustre Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by Hellas Verona in Serie A on Saturday after Cristiano Ronaldo‘s opener was cancelled out by a towering header from Antonin Barak. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– ESPN+ viewer’s guide: Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, FA Cup and more The result
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3:50 PM ET The U.S. Soccer Federation’s National Council formally voted to repeal a policy that required players to stand for the national anthem. The vote to repeal Policy 604-1, which took place at the USSF’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday, received 71.34% of the weighted vote. The policy had already been repealed by the
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2:27 PM ET Gerard Pique has warned Barcelona‘s La Liga title rivals that the Catalan side are right back in the race after an impressive 2-0 away at Sevilla FC on Saturday. Goals from Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi temporarily moved Barca up to second in the standings, two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who
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1:12 PM ET Lewis Dunk remonstrates with referee Lee Mason following Brighton’s loss. Photo by Rui Vieira – Pool/Getty Images Brighton & Hove Albion‘s Lewis Dunk said referee Lee Mason’s performance in their 1-0 Premier League defeat at West Bromwich Albion was “embarrassing” after he allowed and then disallowed a goal before the Video Assistant Referee
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12:09 PM ET Barcelona avenged their first leg Copa del Rey defeat to Sevilla earlier in the month with a 2-0 win on Saturday in La Liga. The two sides will meet again on Wednesday for the Cup’s second leg — with Barcelona losing 2-0 on aggregate — but the points were all the Catalan’s
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9:22 AM ET Manchester City extended their record-breaking winning run in the Premier League to 20 games as they beat top four contenders West Ham United 2-1 at the Etihad on Saturday. Ruben Dias scored his first City goal in 32 games before John Stones wrapped up the game in the second half. – ESPN
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2:35 PM ET NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird has been named to the U.S. Soccer Federation’s board of directors, USSF president Cindy Parlow Cone announced at Friday’s board meeting. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Baird replaces Steve Malik, the owner of the NWSL’s North Carolina Courage and USL League One side North
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