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4:19 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Liverpool beat Bundesliga side Mainz 1-0 in a preseason friendly for the two clubs as they squared off in Austria. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access An own goal from Mainz’s Luca Kilia in the 86th
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8:31 AM ET United States women’s national team midfielder Lindsey Horan has said their 3-0 loss to Sweden left them “pissed off” and added that “the mentality wasn’t there” to win the game. The USWNT were largely considered to be favourites to win the gold medal at the Olympics as they went into the tournament
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8:05 AM ET Chelsea have signed trailblazing striker Lauren James from Manchester United in a reportedly record-breaking deal for two Women’s Super League clubs. James has been a stalwart of United’s squad since the club was formed ahead of the 2018-19 season. She scored their first goals in the Championship and the Women’s Super League
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9:00 AM ET Caitlin Murray More than a year since a judge dismissed their equal pay lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, the players of the U.S. women’s national team has appealed, arguing that the judge’s ruling “is legally wrong, and it defies reality.” The legal team representing the USWNT players, who are in Tokyo
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5:46 AM ET Steven Gerrard has told ESPN it was “never a possibility” that he would leave his job as Rangers manager to take charge of Everton, but admits he was not surprised by Rafael Benitez’s decision to move to Goodison Park following Carlo Ancelotti’s departure for Real Madrid. Former Liverpool captain Gerrard will go
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2:50 PM ET MLS and the New York Red Bulls filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday against Scott Pearson, the purported agent of midfielder Alejandro “Kaku” Romero Gamarra. The suit accuses Pearson of “tortious interference” in his handling of Kaku’s contract with the league, and the player’s subsequent move to Saudi Arabian club
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5:08 AM ET Football clubs should interact with fans to educate them about racism, former France and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has said, after Black players in the England team were subjected to online racist abuse after their Euro 2020 final loss. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were the targets of the
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9:13 AM ET Richarlison scored three times as Brazil beat Germany. Toru Hanai/Getty Images Richarlison scored a first-half hat trick as defending Olympic champions Brazil kicked off their Tokyo 2020 campaign with a 4-2 win over 10-man Germany at the International Stadium in Yokohama on Thursday. The Everton striker, who was one of several notable names
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6:28 AM ET Associated Press The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team‘s Olympics hopes have reached “do or die mode” following their surprise 3-0 loss to Sweden in their opening match, Megan Rapinoe has said. USWNT’s defeat on Wednesday broke a 44-match unbeaten streak but the world’s top ranked team can still make it to the knockout
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2:31 AM ET The World Cup is the child of the Olympic football tournament. To be more specific, it is the child of the South American contribution to the Olympic football tournament. In 1924, in Paris, Uruguay astonished allcomers with the brilliance of their football — a new balletic style that thrilled the crowds as
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8:33 AM ET Adriana Garcia Real Madrid‘s first summer signing David Alaba has said he would love to play alongside Raphael Varane amid reports the France international defender will leave and join Manchester United. Varane, whose contract at Bernabeu is due to expire in June 2022, is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top defensive target and sources
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12:15 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer FIFA has announced it will fine the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) 100,000 swiss francs ($109,000) after anti-gay chants were heard from fans during Mexico‘s May 29 match against Iceland in Arlington, Texas. A spokesperson for FIFA confirmed to ESPN Mexico that this latest round of punishment would not include
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9:33 AM ET Netherlands players celebrate after their sixth goal against Zambia. Koki Nagahama/Getty Images Vivianne Miedema scored four goals and Netherlands routed Zambia 10-3 to open the Olympic women’s football tournament on Wednesday — with Barbra Banda netting all three for the African side. Miedema, the all-time leading scorer in the Women’s Super League, as
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8:02 AM ET Megan Rapinoe said the United States women’s national team must move on quickly after a surprise 3-0 loss to Sweden in their Olympic Games opener on Wednesday. The USWNT saw a 44-match unbeaten record end in humbling style as the tournament favorites and world No.1 ranked side was undone by two Stina
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6:53 AM ET Adriana Garcia Boca Juniors and Atletico-MG players clashed in their Copa Libertadores game. Bruna Prado-Pool/Getty Images Police were forced to use pepper spray to prevent Boca Juniors players from entering the Atletico Mineiro changing room following an ugly brawl after their Copa Libertadores game on Tuesday. Atletico won 3-1 on penalties in Belo
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