Open Extended Reactions Northern Ireland’s Casement Park is due to host five fixtures at Euro 2028. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images A UEFA delegation will visit Belfast on Wednesday, a source has told ESPN, amid concerns over a funding row that has placed doubt over the re-construction of Casement Park, a venue scheduled to host
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Adriana Garcia Feb 27, 2024, 06:35 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Sergio Aguero has denied reports that he will train with Argentinian club Independiente. The former Argentina forward retired from football in December 2021 while at Barcelona at the age of 33 due to a heart condition. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.)
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Jeff Carlisle, U.S. soccer correspondentFeb 27, 2024, 07:30 PM ET Close Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. Open Extended Reactions The United States men’s national team will take on five-time World Cup winners Brazil in a friendly on June 12 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, the U.S.
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentFeb 27, 2024, 05:30 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Erik ten Hag said he “doesn’t care” that new partial-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is yet to publicly confirm he will stay on as Manchester United manager next season. The United coach has a contract at Old Trafford until 2025, but there has been speculation
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Feb 27, 2024, 10:50 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Kaoru Mitoma played a starring role for Brighton last season. David Rogers/Getty Images Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma will likely miss the remainder of the season with a back injury, manager Roberto De Zerbi said on Tuesday. “I think we have lost Mitoma until the end of the
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Open Extended Reactions Mauricio Pochettino has said he retains the full support of Chelsea‘s owners despite mounting pressure following Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final defeat to Liverpool. Virgil van Dijk scored the only goal in the 118th-minute at Wembley to hand Jurgen Klopp his eighth major trophy at Liverpool in what he has confirmed will be
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Feb 27, 2024, 11:45 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Aitana Bonmatí has said Spain‘s victory at the 2023 Women’s World Cup was “for nothing” as little has changed in the women’s football infrastructure in the country. Bonmatí, who holds the Ballon d’Or Féminin and the FIFA The Best women’s award, told French outlet L’Equipe that
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentFeb 27, 2024, 07:54 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Erik ten Hag has hit back at Jamie Carragher’s criticism of Manchester United‘s performance against Fulham and hinted he believes the former Liverpool defender is unfair in much of his analysis about his team. Carragher, a Sky Sports pundit, accused United’s players of “not
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Feb 27, 2024, 05:20 AM ET Kristoffer Olsson has 47 caps for Sweden and represented the country at the European Championship in 2021. Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images Sweden and FC Midtjylland midfielder Kristoffer Olsson is on a ventilator in hospital in Denmark suffering from a brain disease, the club said on Tuesday. Midtjylland said Olsson, 30, lost
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Cesar Hernandez Feb 27, 2024, 03:35 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Interim United States women’s national team coach Twila Kilgore stated that her side face “no easy games anymore” after a stunning 2-0 loss to rival Mexico in a Concacaf W Gold Cup group-stage clash on Monday. “It just shows how far the game is
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Mexico beat the United States for the second time ever, getting goals from Lizbeth Ovalle and Mayra Pelayo for a 2-0 victory Monday night in the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup. The U.S. entered the game 40-1-1 against its rival, with its only previous loss a 2-1 decision during Women’s World Cup qualifying in 2010. It
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Associated Press Feb 26, 2024, 07:37 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Minnesota United FC finalized the hiring of head coach Eric Ramsay on Monday, one game into the MLS regular season after the unusually drawn-out process of replacing Adrian Heath. Ramsay will join the club once he receives his work visa. The native of England
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Coventry City’s Ellis Simms struck a first-half hat trick as they beat visiting Maidstone United 5-0 to end the sixth-tier side’s fairytale FA Cup run in the fifth round on Monday. Simms scored twice to put second-tier Coventry ahead inside 14 minutes, which silenced the 5,000 Maidstone fans who wore banana skins to support the
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentFeb 26, 2024, 05:29 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Pep Guardiola said he wants Kevin De Bruyne to stay at Manchester City next season but admits the midfielder may be tempted by a move to Saudi Arabia. De Bruyne has a contract at the Etihad Stadium until 2025, but it’s not stopped the
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