5:37 AM ET Adriana Garcia Brazil legend Ronaldo became the president of Real Valladolid in 2018. David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images Brazil legend Ronaldo has revealed that he considered buying a Major League Soccer franchise before opting to acquire Spanish club Real Valladolid. The former Barcelona and Real Madrid star purchased a 51 percent stake of Real
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5:28 AM ET A damning independent review into the English Football Association’s handling of July’s Euro 2020 final showed the organisation was lucky to avoid the death of supporters and called for a national effort to drive out hooliganism from the sport. Baroness Louise Casey of Blackstock was commissioned by the FA to investigate the
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5:23 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ralf Rangnick said he has not ruled out staying on as Manchester United manager beyond the end of the season. Rangnick was unveiled as interim manager at a news conference at Old Trafford on Friday before taking the reins until the end of the season. The German is then set
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6:01 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao have written to fellow LaLiga clubs proposing a €2 billion investment plan, which they claim is a superior alternative to the league’s own deal with CVC Capital Partners. The CVC deal — which has the support of the other 39 clubs in
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11:00 AM ET Of the 26 players called in by Gregg Berhalter, five play outside of MLS. Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images U.S. men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter has named a 26-man, MLS-heavy roster to a training camp ahead of a Dec. 18 friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina. Players will begin reporting to camp in Carson,
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8:36 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona‘s vital Champions League game at Bayern Munich next week will be played without fans as new restrictions are introduced in Bavaria aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The German government has reacted to rising infection rates by imposing a 50% capacity limit on sporting stadia,
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5:00 PM ET While his place among the all-time football greats is already secure, Portugal and Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo reached another truly gigantic career milestone by scoring twice in Thursday’s 3-2 win in the Premier League clash against Arsenal to take his career goal tally past 800. Ronaldo — who was voted No.
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5:04 AM ET New Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick said he has never seen a player as physically fit as Cristiano Ronaldo following his two-goal display in the 3-2 win over Arsenal in the Premier League. Rangnick was unveiled as United’s interim manager at a news conference on Friday, with the German appointed until the
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5:29 AM ET Julie Ertz is a decorated USWNT international. Quality Sport Images/Getty Images NWSL expansion side Angel City FC announced it has signed Julie Ertz and Sarah Gorden from the Chicago Red Stars on Thursday ahead of the trade deadline. The announcement also revealed that Angel City will receive an international slot from Chicago in
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4:23 PM ET Tottenham Hotspur moved up to sixth in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Brentford in north London on Thursday night. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more Spurs took the lead just past the 10-minute mark when a dangerous Son Heung-Min cross deflected off Bretford’s Sergi Canos
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5:32 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Interim Manchester United manager Michael Carrick has left the club with immediate effect, it was announced on Thursday. Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images MANCHESTER, England — Michael Carrick has decided to leave Manchester United following his stint as caretaker manager, the club have announced. United released a statement within minutes
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6:15 PM ET Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal for Manchester United. Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images There’s a new boss at Manchester United, but Ralf Rangnick already knows that Cristiano Ronaldo is still the main man. Who knows how Rangnick’s six-month stint as interim manager at Old Trafford will ultimately turn
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4:30 PM ET Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the 800th goal of his career for club and country with his strike for Manchester United against Arsenal. The 36-year-old is the leading scorer in men’s international football (115), the Champions League (140) and the European Championship (14). – ESPN FC 100: The top male players and managers
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Dec 1, 2021 Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Man Utd’s win over Arsenal. Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo passed the 800-goal mark for club and country, scoring twice as Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-2 in an incident-packed Premier League match on Thursday. – Can Ronaldo reach 1,000 goals before he retires?– ESPN FC
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9:42 AM ET Adriana Garcia LaLiga‘s attempt to stage a league game in the United States has had another setback with a Madrid court rejecting its appeal of an earlier ruling that had prevented a Barcelona match at Girona from being played in Miami. A Spanish court had ruled on March 2020 in favour of
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1:16 PM ET The Columbus Crew signed attacking midfielder Lucas Zelarayan to a new three-year contract that will keep him with the team through at least 2024, sources told ESPN. The Designated Player deal also contains a club option for 2025. Zelarayan, 29, spent the last two seasons with the Crew, leading Columbus to the
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11:45 AM ET Moises Llorens Sam Marsden Barcelona have contacted Edinson Cavani‘s representatives to gauge his interest on leaving Manchester United for the Camp Nou during the January transfer window, various sources told ESPN. ESPN has learned that a Barcelona representative contacted Cavani’s environment to inquire out about his situation. – Stream ESPN FC Daily
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