8:42 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Michael Carrick has backed the Manchester United squad to adapt to Ralf Rangnick’s high-pressing style if and when the German takes over at Old Trafford. Rangnick’s teams have a reputation for fierce pressing, something Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United were accused of not doing well before the Norwegian was sacked. –
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Nov 25, 2021 ESPN’s lead Bundesliga commentator Derek Rae explains why it’s impossible to fully discuss league matters at the moment without the COVID-19 factor, as the pandemic impacts everyday German life. I realise COVID-19 is not what every Bundesliga fan wants to read about, but it’s undeniably having a huge say in the course
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6:16 AM ET FIFA president Gianni Infantino accused those opposed to altering the frequency of the World Cup to every two years of being scared of change and wanting to keep their elevated status in the game as Africa backed the plans on Friday. In a veiled dig at confederations in Europe and South America,
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7:54 AM ET Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said rivals Manchester United are hiring an “outstanding” coach in Ralf Rangnick. Sources have told ESPN that United are in advanced talks to appoint Rangnick as the club’s interim manager until the end of the season. – Insider Notebook: Why United moved for Rangnick– Stream ESPN FC
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4:00 AM ET Manchester United had planned to give Michael Carrick until mid-December before making a breakthrough with Ralf Rangnick — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: The Old Trafford outcasts who could yet get a second chance under the interim boss. Jump to: Man Utd fringe stars put exit plans on hold |
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3:09 PM ET Galatasaray are into the Europa League knockout stages. Getty Galatasaray reached the Europa League knockout stages with a pulsating 4-2 home win over Marseille on Thursday which eliminated the Ligue 1 side from Europe’s second-tier competition. Roared on by a fervent home crowd, Galatasaray took a 12th-minute lead as Alexandru Cicaldau rifled in
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6:59 PM ET Larrys Mabiala scored a dramatic goal in the 90th minute as the visiting Portland Timbers earned a 1-0 victory over the top-seeded Colorado Rapids on Thursday to advance to the Western Conference final. Mabiala scored for the second straight postseason game during a scramble following a corner kick. Felipe Mora had his
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4:00 PM ET Spurs suffered a shock defeat to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has slammed his team as playing at “not a high level” after they suffered a stunning last-minute defeat away to Slovenian side NS Mura in
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10:52 AM ET Caitlin Murray The U.S. women’s national team is doing something it traditionally doesn’t do very often: It’s heading overseas to play a pair of friendlies against a tough opponent on hostile turf. In this case, it’s Australia, a team that’s been steadily on the rise thanks to the talent of players like
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4:25 AM ET Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said Arsene Wenger can dictate the timing of his return to the club and that he wants the Frenchman “close to me” in a more official capacity. Wenger’s 22-year reign as Arsenal boss ended in 2019, officially by mutual consent, but he has subsequently said the manner
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3:20 AM ET The fan-led review follows attempts from top clubs to join a breakaway European Super League. Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images The British government’s fan-led review of English football has recommended a transfer tax on Premier League clubs as a means of redistributing money from the game’s elite level to lower divisions and grassroots.
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10:19 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are in advanced talks to appoint Ralf Rangnick as the club’s interim manager until the end of the season, sources told ESPN. Rangnick, 63, is set to leave his role as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow and sign a six-month contract at Old Trafford. Sources
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6:23 AM ET The ownership group of National Women’s Soccer League team Chicago Red Stars has apologized after former coach Rory Dames resigned amid accusations of emotional and verbal abuse. Dames was accused of misconduct by several players, including U.S. national team star Christen Press, on Monday, the day after he resigned as coach of
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5:22 AM ET Adriana Garcia Gareth Bale‘s agent, Jonathan Barnett, has hit out at Real Madrid supporters for the “disgusting” treatment of his client. The Wales captain was insulted by a group of supporters as he left Madrid’s training ground after returning from international duty injured last week. Asked if he felt the media and
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5:04 PM ET Real Madrid have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Getty Images Real Madrid secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 at Sheriff Tiraspol on Wednesday. Real took their revenge against the Moldovan side, who pulled off a shock 2-1
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