Month: July 2021

3:19 PM ET Sam Marsden Memphis Depay made it two goals in two games for Barcelona as the La Liga side beat VfB Stuttgart 3-0 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday. Barca blew their German opposition away with a blistering first-half display, with Memphis opening the scoring before Yusuf Demir added the second. – Stream
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4:05 PM ET LAS VEGAS — United States men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter called out Mexico‘s players for overly physical play in the past, and asked that the referee be “fair” ahead of Sunday’s Gold Cup final between the two sides. Speaking to reporters ahead of the game, Berhalter referenced previous matches against Mexico
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11:15 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Aston Villa have announced that they have reached a deal with Bayer Leverkusen for the transfer of Leon Bailey. The winger had a productive 2020-21 season in the Bundesliga, scoring nine goals and assisting nine more. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)–
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9:32 AM ET Rafa Mir celebrates with his Spain teammates after his dramatic equaliser. Koki Nagahama/Getty Images Spain ended a 21-year wait to reach the men’s Olympic football semifinals as substitute Rafa Mir scored a hat trick to secure a 5-2 victory over Ivory Coast in extra-time on Saturday. Winger Max Gradel appeared to have secured
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7:02 AM ET Ajax academy player Noah Gesser has died at the age of 16 following a car crash, the club announced on Saturday. Ajax confirmed the first team will hold a minute’s silence before their preseason friendly with RB Leipzig on Saturday, while Jong Ajax — the club’s second side — will do likewise
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6:36 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Trophies aren’t handed out in July, but Manchester United have at least used the summer to show they remain interested in winning some. Toward the end of his time as manager at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho came to believe the club were happy simply to compete in the big competitions
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11:02 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Brighton’s Ben White is Arsenal’s latest summer signing. Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images Arsenal have signed defender Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion, the club have announced. White had signed a four-year deal with Brighton last summer after first joining the side in 2016. – Stream
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12:35 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus celebrated a victory over UEFA on Friday as a Spanish court ruled the governing body could not act against the founding members of the European Super League. Nine of the 12 founders quickly backed out of the failed project in April, including six
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9:27 AM ET Caitlin Murray As the equal pay lawsuit between the United States women’s national team and the U.S. Soccer Federation enters its next phase, representatives from the U.S. men’s team have entered the fray, accusing U.S. Soccer of treating the women as “second-class citizens” and sending “a corrosive public message to women and
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5:13 PM ET Manchester City and U.S. international defender Erik Palmer-Brown is on the verge of being transferred to Serie A side Venezia FC, multiple sources have told ESPN. MLSMultiplex earlier linked Palmer-Brown to both Venezia and Ligue 1 side Troyes. – MLS on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S. only) If the deal
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3:56 PM ET Associated Press Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold signed a contract extension on Friday to stay with his boyhood club though the 2024-25 season. Alexander-Arnold called signing the deal a “no brainer.” “It’s the only club I’ve ever really known, so to be here for this amount of time and extending to be here
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8:46 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City have put together a £100 million ($140m) package in a bid to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, sources have told ESPN. Aston Villa were informed on Friday that City are willing to pay £90m for the 25-year-old, while highly rated winger Morgan Rogers has also been proposed
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12:20 PM ET United States women’s national team midfielder Rose Lavelle has said there is “no one else” she’d have in goal other than Alyssa Naeher, who stopped three penalties and made several other crucial saves in their Tokyo 2020 quarterfinal win over Netherlands on Friday. Naeher saved a penalty from Lieke Martens in normal
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12:29 PM ET Caitlin Murray The U.S. women’s national team is in the semifinals of the 2020 Olympic Games after beating the Netherlands in a thrilling back-and-forth affair that eventually went to penalty kicks. – Report: USWNT reach Olympic semifinals with shootout win– Lavelle: Naeher has saved us so many times Whether the win feels
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9:48 AM ET The United States women’s national team are through to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic soccer semifinals after a penalty shootout win against Netherlands, following a 2-2 draw after extra-time. Vivianne Miedema, who was making her 100th appearance for Netherlands, scored in each half while a stunning three minutes for Sam Mewis and Lynn
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