Month: January 2022

5:45 AM ET Sam Kerr overtook Tim Cahill’s record. Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Chelsea striker Sam Kerr has broken Australia’s all-time goalscoring record, scoring four times in her side’s Asian Cup game against Indonesia. Kerr, 28, went into the game on 49 goals. She needed one to equal Cahill’s all-time record but, with the match
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2:45 AM ET Cesar Hernandez LA Galaxy right-back Julian Araujo has been named in Mexico‘s men’s national team 30-man roster for their crucial World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica (Jan. 27), Costa Rica (Jan. 30) and Panama (Feb. 2). Several high-profile regulars like Raul Jimenez, Guillermo Ochoa and Andres Guardado also feature in the squad announced
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5:46 PM ET Associated Press Diego Valeri led Portland to an MLS title in 2015 and was league MVP in 2017. Diego Diaz/Icon Sportswire Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is heading home to Argentina. The Timbers on Thursday announced an agreement with Lanus for the transfer of the 35-year-old former league MVP. Lanus plays in Argentina’s
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4:33 PM ET Chicago Fire keeper Chris Brady is being eyed by Brugge. Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Fire FC goalkeeper Chris Brady is drawing considerable interest from Belgian side Club Brugge, sources have told ESPN. A formal offer was presented to Chicago last November, which was rejected, but a new round of negotiations is expected
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6:19 PM ET Holders Barcelona were knocked out of the Copa del Rey after suffering a 3-2 defeat in extra-time at Athletic Bilbao in the last 16 on Thursday. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Athletic dominated a thrilling match and went ahead
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3:39 PM ET Ten-man Real Madrid overcame a hostile atmosphere and fought back from a goal down in extra-time to beat Elche 2-1 on Thursday and reach the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Following a scoreless 90 minutes,
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1:16 PM ET Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said on Thursday he had been given a clean bill of health after leaving the Africa Cup of Nations to return to London for heart checks. The Gabon football federation said last week that tests conducted in Cameroon after the player was positive for COVID-19 had found cardiac
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12:18 PM ET Jeff Carlisle Close U.S. soccer correspondent Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. James Olley Close Senior Writer, ESPN FC Arsenal has submitted an offer to the New England Revolution for United States men’s national team goalkeeper Matt Turner, sources confirmed to ESPN. ESPN television analyst Taylor
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9:54 AM ET FIFA is set to implement rules in which clubs will be limited to signing and sending players on loan internationally from next season so that more focus can be given to developing talent, world football’s governing body said on Thursday. The objective of the regulations, delayed by two years due to the
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8:47 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have been warned over their potentially illegal treatment of forward Ousmane Dembele by the Professional Footballers Association (AFE) in Spain. Barca announced on Thursday that Dembele must leave the club before the end of the month after failing to agree a new contract at Camp Nou, with
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6:02 AM ET French lawmakers approved a change to its COVID-19 rules that could impact unvaccinated players in the Champions League. Valerio Pennicino – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images European football governing body UEFA have said Real Madrid and Chelsea are facing the prospect of losing unvaccinated players for the away legs of their Champions League last
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3:00 AM ET Tor-Kristian Karlsen The January transfer window is open and though clubs are still finding things tough amid COVID-19 restrictions, financial issues and match postponements, there has been movement already. 2 Related The futures of some of the big-name players out of contract in summer 2022 — like Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and
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11:25 PM ET LAFC is on the cusp of acquiring Canada international goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for around $1 million in allocation money, a source has confirmed to ESPN. The Washington Post was the first to report the news of the pending deal, while MLSSoccer.com reported the amount of assets
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7:13 PM ET Associated Press A kickoff temperature of about 25 degrees is forecast for the United States‘ World Cup qualifier against El Salvador at Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 27, with a wind chill index approaching what the U.S. Soccer Federation’s health guidelines call “high risk for cold-related illness.” Walker Zimmerman views winter weather as
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