Month: May 2022

6:33 PM ET The United States national team’s Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie said they’re excited to be reunited with former teammate Haji Wright. Pulisic and Wright played together at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup, and seven years later now are playing together with the full team ahead of a quartet of games over
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1:06 PM ET CINCINNATI, Ohio — In the moments after Atlanta United and United States men’s national team defender Miles Robinson went down with a torn Achilles tendon, international teammate Walker Zimmerman got a text from a friend who was inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium telling him that Robinson’s injury “looks bad.” Zimmerman then found the video
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2:56 PM ET CINCINNATI, Ohio – U.S. men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter says he’ll make “compromises” in terms of playing his core group of players versus testing newcomers in a quartet of upcoming games. The U.S. will begin its four-game run on Wednesday against Morocco at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium. That will be followed four
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12:42 PM ET Bayern Munich midfielder Malik Tillman has been officially cleared to represent the United States men’s national team after FIFA approved his one-time switch from Germany, U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday. Tillman. 20, could now make his debut for the USMNT when it takes on Morocco in a friendly in Cincinnati on Wednesday. –
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9:42 AM ET Associated Press Miguel Angel Ramirez coached Charlotte to a 5-8-1 start in Major League Soccer this season. Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/Getty Images Charlotte FC fired head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez on Tuesday just 14 games into the regular season. Ramirez was hired by owner David Tepper to lead the Major League Soccer expansion club
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10:34 AM ET Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Ivan Perisic on a free transfer, the club announced on Tuesday. The 33-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the Premier League club after his deal with Inter Milan expired. – Top teens of 2022: Pedri, Camavinga among star names– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant
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8:39 AM ET Frank Lampard criticised referee Stuart Attwell for not awarding a penalty to winger Anthony Gordon during last month’s Merseyside derby vs. Liverpool. PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images Everton manager Frank Lampard has been fined £30,000 ($37,779) for criticising the referee during his side’s defeat to Liverpool in last month’s Merseyside derby, the Football
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6:53 AM ET Frenkie de Jong has told ESPN he wishes to remain at Barcelona, who he joined in 2019. David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images Manchester United have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Barcelona‘s Frenkie de Jong with the midfielder telling ESPN he would prefer to stay at Camp Nou. New United manager Erik ten
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5:00 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Thibaut Courtois‘ plaque on Atletico Madrid‘s “walk of legends” outside the Wanda Metropolitano stadium has been removed after fans reacted angrily to the goalkeeper’s comments ahead of the Champions League final. Courtois, 30, spent three seasons on loan at Atletico from 2011 to 2014, winning LaLiga but losing
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2:35 AM ET Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has demanded an apology from the French sports minister after she said British fans with fake tickets and the club’s handling of their supporters were responsible for the trouble that marred Saturday’s Champions League final. The match at the Stade de France, which Real Madrid won 1-0, was
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11:37 AM ET Adriana Garcia Anil Murthy had presided over Valencia as president since 2017. DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images Valencia have sacked president Anil Murthy over the controversy of leaked audios in which he discussed sensitive topics with local businessmen, which the club say has damaged their reputation. Valencia-based sports newspaper Superdeporte published audio recordings
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10:46 PM ET Djordje Mihailovic will miss the United States‘ four World Cup prep matches in June because of an ankle injury, a blow to the 23-year-old who was hoping to make his first national team appearance in two years. Mihailovic was hurt while playing for Montreal in a Major League Soccer game on Saturday
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6:52 PM ET Norway striker Erling Haaland smiled broadly but remained tight-lipped about his move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City as he joined up with the national squad for their four Nations League matches in June. The 21-year-old, who scored 22 goals in 24 Bundesliga games in the past season will become a City
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6:51 PM ET United States winger Brenden Aaronson called watching Leeds United‘s final day push to stay in the Premier League an “awful” viewing experience, but added it was amazing to see his new team stay up. Aaronson completed a $30 million move to the Premier League side from FC Salzburg shortly after that final
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9:00 AM ET Cesar Hernandez Atlas celebrate their success in the 2022 Clausura season. Agustin Cuevas/Getty Images If Atlas winning the Liga MX championship last season was a sporting miracle, then how do you even begin to describe back-to-back titles? When the club lifted the trophy in late 2021, 70 years had passed since the last
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8:11 AM ET Amandine Henry and France coach Corinne Diacre have had a public feud. Photo by ANP via Getty Images Lyon’s Amandine Henry has been left out of the France squad for the 2022 European Championship just a week after she was crowned player of the match in the Champions League final. France head coach
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3:28 PM ET UEFA has commissioned an independent inquiry into the events which led to the delayed kickoff at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris, including supporters being sprayed with tear gas by riot police outside the Stade de France. Senior French politicians said on Monday that between “30,000-40,000 fake
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2:14 PM ET Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this year after helping to guide his team to the Champions League title, said seven-times winner of the prestigious award Lionel Messi on Monday. Benzema had the best season of his 13-year career at Real, scoring 44 goals with
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10:05 AM ET Striker Robert Lewandowski said on Monday that his story with Bayern Munich was over and that he could not imagine staying on with the German champions. “One thing is certain today — my story with Bayern is over. After everything that has happened in recent months, I cannot imagine further good cooperation,”
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