Primera División

8:50 AM ET Lindsay du Plessis Mara Gomez, the first transgender footballer to play in Argentina’s professional women’s league, has joined Estudiantes de La Plata for the new season, leaving Villa San Carlos, the club that first gave her a pro contract. Gomez, 24, made history in December 2020 when she made her debut in
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8:00 AM ET Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero’s glittering careers were just beginning when they won Olympic gold in 2008. Koji Watanabe/Getty Images Argentina definitely have pedigree when it comes to men’s Olympic football, having won gold twice in the past two decades. Four years after their first triumph at the summer games in Athens
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10:44 AM ET In December 2020, Mara Gomez made history as the first transgender footballer to play in Argentina’s women’s championship. Her debut for Villa San Carlos in Berisso, Argentina, against Lanus in the Primera Division was the culmination of years of struggles, having dealt with persecution, discrimination and abuse. She says football has saved
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10:45 AM ET Barcelona, Lyon, the Houston Dash and the Portland Thorns will take part in the 2021 Women’s International Champions Cup (WICC) to be held Aug. 18-21 at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. All of the teams taking part won trophies in 2020. Barcelona claimed the 2020 Primera Division and were recently crowned the
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4:55 PM ET Barcelona cruised to the Women’s Champions League title on Sunday. Boris Streubel – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images Barcelona put on a brilliant display to beat Chelsea 4-0 to win the Women’s Champions League final for the first time in the club’s history Sunday. Coming into the game full of confidence after winning the
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5:40 PM ET Brazilian powerhouse Santos FC has agreed to transfer winger Yeferson Soteldo to Toronto FC, the Canadian side announced on Monday. Santos had previously announced the agreement with the Major League Soccer side on Saturday. – Stream FC Daily on ESPN+– MLS on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S. only)– MLS Power
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7:53 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Atlanta United FC has signed Argentine defender Alan Franco as a designated player. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– ESPN+ viewer’s guide: Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, FA Cup and more The team announced Thursday that Franco signed a five-year contract as part of
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9:23 AM ET Well how about that for fun? The Champions League quarterfinal, first legs, produced a ton of excitement and drama. Some big results, too: Real Madrid shrugged off key defensive absences (Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane) to thump Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, while Paris Saint-Germain enjoyed a bit of revenge against Bayern Munich, following
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9:11 AM ET Don’t look now, but after years of one-sided champions across the majority of Europe’s “big five” leagues — English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Spanish Primera Division and French Ligue 1 — we’re staring at the very real scenario of new titleholders almost across the board. With the exception of
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1:57 PM ET The Portland Timbers completed the transfer of Chilean forward Felipe Mora from the Liga MX club Pumas UNAM and signed him to a new contract, the club announced Tuesday. – MLS and 2021: What does force majeure mean for CBA– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Originally acquired by the
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12:01 PM ET Adriana Garcia The Spanish Players’ Union (AFE) will report Rayo Vallecano women to the country’s Department for Work and Social Security for not having a doctor with the team on Sunday when they fell to 2-0 defeat over Athletic Bilbao. Rayo defender Camila Saez suffered a knock on her head in the
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12:20 PM ET Adriana Garcia A number of Spain’s women’s top-flight clubs put forward a proposal to Spain’s government in July yet no agreement has been reached. Ian Walton/Getty Images Players in Spain’s women’s top division began staging 30-second protests at the start of every game this weekend to highlight the delay of the beginning of
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