Month: August 2022

6:07 PM ET Major League Soccer said the firm hired to oversee an investigation into the Vancouver Whitecaps handling of misconduct allegations levelled at two former women’s team coaches found the club acted appropriately and expeditiously in the matter. The allegations of misconduct were brought by members of the Whitecaps’ women’s team against former coaches
0 Comments
2:10 PM ET Paris Saint-Germain have contacted Marcus Rashford over the possibility of signing the Manchester United forward to strengthen their squad this summer, sources have confirmed to ESPN. The news of PSG’s interest was first reported by L’Equipe. Rashford, 24, has one year left on his contract at United with an option for another
0 Comments
4:29 PM ET FIFA has moved the start of the Qatar World Cup forward by a day, meaning the tournament will now begin on Sunday, Nov. 20 rather than the initially scheduled date of Monday, Nov. 21. The first game of the finals will now be the host nation Qatar‘s clash with Ecuador on Sunday
0 Comments
8:59 AM ET Raheem Sterling has said his unwillingness to accept a lack of game time at Manchester City led to his move to Chelsea this summer. The 27-year-old completed his transfer to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth up to £50 million last month which ended his seven-year stay at City. – ESPN+ viewers
0 Comments
8:14 AM ET Former Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao has been handed a one-match ban and an €850 fine — a year after he retired from football to pursue a career as a fisherman. Coentrao, 34, received the punishment from the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) for “insults and reputational offences” while playing for Rio Ave
0 Comments
12:48 PM ET Matthew Hoppe played for Mallorca last season. Cristian Trujillo/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images United States striker Matthew Hoppe has signed for English Championship side Middlesbrough from Mallorca, it was announced Wednesday. Sources told ESPN the deal was worth £2.5-3 million, with add-ons that could bring the total cost of the transfer to £4-5m. –
0 Comments
10:49 PM ET Austin Lindberg ST. PAUL, Minn. — The MLS All-Stars beat their counterparts from Liga MX of Mexico 2-1 here on Wednesday night, thanks to goals from Carlos Vela and Raul Ruidiaz. It took just three minutes for the scoring to get underway, with LAFC left-back Diego Palacios standing up a cross to
0 Comments
3:25 PM ET Cesar Hernandez Mexico international Jorge Sanchez has left Liga MX side Club America for Ajax. Getty Images Mexico right-back Jorge Sanchez has signed for Ajax Amsterdam in the Eredivisie, the Dutch club announced on Wednesday. The 24-year-old defender was previously with Club America in Liga MX, where he won a league title in
0 Comments
7:03 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said he has no doubts that Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d’Or, calling the France forward “the most efficient player in the world” after scoring in his team’s 2-0 UEFA Super Cup win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Captain Benzema scored Madrid’s second
0 Comments
4:52 PM ET Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 to win the 2022 UEFA Super Cup at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night as Karim Benzema moved past Raul into second on the Spanish club’s all-time scoring list behind leader Cristiano Ronaldo. The sides traded good chances in the early stages of the annual match
0 Comments
3:36 PM ET Brazil have insisted they won’t play their suspended World Cup qualifying match against Argentina next month, arguing Wednesday that the risks are too high ahead of the tournament in Qatar. The qualifier nearly one year ago in Sao Paulo was stopped by local health officials after six minutes due to COVID-19 protocols
0 Comments
8:08 AM ET Karim Benzema has hinted in an interview with ESPN that Real Madrid do not need to sign another striker as the Spanish champions have several players who can fill the role. Benzema, 34, enjoyed a fine season last campaign as Madrid lifted LaLiga, the Champions League and the Spanish Supercup, scoring 44
0 Comments
11:12 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Frenkie de Jong‘s agents have arrived in Barcelona amid continued uncertainty over the midfielder’s future at the club, with Manchester United and Chelsea still pursuing his signing. Ali Dursun and Hasan Cetinkaya, who also represent Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite, flew in to the city on Wednesday and are
0 Comments
9:43 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens New signings Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie could both leave Barcelona for free if they are not registered before Saturday’s LaLiga opener against Rayo Vallecano, various sources have confirmed to ESPN. Christensen and Kessie both joined Barca on free transfers earlier this summer from Chelsea and AC Milan
0 Comments