Month: April 2021

10:12 AM ET The number of American players in Europe seems to grow every transfer window, and the likes of Christian Pulisic, and most recently Matthew Hoppe, have demonstrated that you don’t necessarily need to come up through a powerhouse MLS academy like FC Dallas in order to make the jump. However, there are plenty
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11:22 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are growing increasingly confident that Edinson Cavani will stay at the club for another season following productive talks with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, sources have told ESPN. Cavani looked set to leave Old Trafford after just one season after growing disillusioned with life in England. – Stream ESPN
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10:52 AM ET Chelsea are prepared to offload Tammy Abraham this summer with West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle among a number of clubs interested in the striker, sources have told ESPN. The 23-year-old has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season but last started a game on Feb. 20. – Stream ESPN FC
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9:18 AM ET Aramide Oladipo Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said the club’s transfer plans this summer will not be affected if they miss out on Champions League qualification this season. Liverpool are four points off the top four after slipping to late draws against Leeds United and Newcastle United in recent weeks. – Stream
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9:58 AM ET English football, including clubs in the Premier League and Women’s Super League, has started a four-day boycott of social media in response to the ongoing discriminatory abuse received online by players. The boycott began at 3 p.m. BST on Friday April 30 and will end at 11.59 p.m. BST on Monday May
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6:11 AM ET The Scottish Football Association are investigating the incident. Photo by John Walton – PA Images via Getty Images Albion Rovers striker David Cox has announced he has quit football after he said he was verbally abused by an opposition player about his mental health struggles. The 32-year-old, who was on the bench for
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6:45 AM ET Moises Llorens Rodrigo Faez Barcelona sounded out the possibility of signing David Alaba but realised he was committed to joining Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer, various sources have told ESPN. Alaba, 28, is out of contract in June and told Bayern Munich earlier this season of his intention to
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Apr 28, 2021 In a high-profile attempt to expose the scourge of racism towards players at all levels of the game, English football will unite to undertake a three-day social media boycott this weekend “in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online.” The initiative has the backing of all professional leagues, including
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4:37 PM ET Ronald Koeman says he was disrespected by the fourth official after being sent off as Barcelona crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Granada on Thursday. – Ratings: Messi gets 6/10 as Barca title hopes take hit– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Lionel Messi gave Barca an early lead at
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4:55 PM ET Villarreal claimed a narrow advantage in their Europa League semifinal against Arsenal with a 2-1 home victory in the first leg on Thursday, although they will feel frustrated at letting the London club off the hook. First-half goals by Manu Trigueros and Raul Albiol put the Spanish club in command and it
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4:57 PM ET Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal for Man United in the Europa League. Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images Manchester United came from behind to earn a convincing 6-2 win over AS Roma in the teams’ Europa League semifinal first leg at Old Trafford on Thursday night. The sides traded early goals in
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7:45 PM ET Orlando City SC forward Daryl Dike will remain on loan with Barnsley from through the remainder of the English Championship side’s season, including the playoffs that will determine if it is promoted to the Premier League. – Carlisle: Dike took U.S. soccer’s long way to Europe– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+
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6:47 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been more evolution than revolution, and his team took another step forward at Old Trafford on Thursday night. Following four straight semifinal defeats, United lead AS Roma 6-2 after the first leg of their Europa League last-four tie. Anything but
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2:54 PM ET Granada handed Barcelona a shocking defeat at the Camp Nou on Thursday night, stopping the La Liga holders from returning to the top of the table for the first time since last June. Lionel Messi fired Barca in front midway through the first half, beating Granada keeper Aaron Escandell at his far
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11:04 AM ET Associated Press Former Germany defender Christoph Metzelder has been issued with a 10-month suspended sentence for distributing child pornography. The 40-year-old Metzelder admitted to the bulk of the public prosecutor’s charges as his trial began at Dusseldorf District Court on Thursday. Metzelder had been accused of possessing child and youth pornography and
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4:56 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona are seeking new means of financing the club after the collapse of the European Super League left them with a €350 million hole to fill, sources have told ESPN. New Barca president Joan Laporta took charge in March with the club’s gross debt standing at almost €1.2
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