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Jeff Kassouf Jul 17, 2024, 08:15 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Angel City FC is now the most valuable women’s sports team in the world following an agreement by Willow Bay and Bob Iger to purchase a controlling stake in the National Women’s Soccer League franchise at a $250 million valuation. Bay, the dean of
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Adriana Garcia Jul 17, 2024, 04:56 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Chelsea have condemned all discriminatory behaviour and have instigated an internal disciplinary procedure in the wake of Argentina‘s derogatory song about French players, the club said in a statement. The French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Tuesday it would file a legal complaint over
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Open Extended Reactions Manchester United are close to overcoming competition from Real Madrid to seal a £52.1 million ($67.9m) deal for Leny Yoro after the Lille defender was granted permission to travel to Old Trafford for a medical, sources have told ESPN. United, who completed the £35.8m ($46.7m) signing of Netherlands forward Joshua Zirkzee from
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Open Extended Reactions Mexico has parted ways with men’s team manager Jaime “Jimmy” Lozano following an underwhelming group stage exit from the Copa America, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the FMF said that Lozano turned down a demotion to stay on as staff for a new head coach. “Jaime
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The United States women played to a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica in sweltering temperatures on Tuesday night in its final exhibition tune-up game before the Paris Olympics. It was 98 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) at kickoff after Washington tied the hottest day on record in the nation’s capital at 104 (40C) hours earlier. Coach
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Associated Press Jul 16, 2024, 02:44 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group won’t buy Bordeaux, the former French league powerhouse said Tuesday. Bordeaux, a six-time winner of the French title with their most recent coming in 2009, are currently appealing against a decision to relegate the club to the third tier
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Associated Press Jul 16, 2024, 12:29 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Lionel Messi is likely to miss at least the next two matches for Inter Miami CF after injuring his right ankle during the Copa América final, Miami coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino said Tuesday. Martino said Messi will undergo further testing to determine the severity
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ESPN News Services Jul 16, 2024, 05:01 PM ET Open Extended Reactions The Philadelphia Union named 14-year-old Cavan Sullivan in its first-team squad for Wednesday’s match against the New England Revolution, putting him in position to break a longstanding MLS record held by Freddy Adu. Sullivan, who will be 14 years, 293 days old on
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Associated Press Jul 16, 2024, 02:44 PM ET PARIS — The French Football Federation (FFF) is filing a legal complaint over “racist and discriminatory remarks” by Argentina players in post-match chants about France‘s team after the Copa América final. Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 on Sunday. A video posted on Instagram by Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernández
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ESPN news services Jul 16, 2024, 01:43 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Hard Rock Stadium pointed the blame back at Copa América organizing body CONMEBOL on Tuesday, saying that stadium authorities “implemented, and in many cases exceeded, CONMEBOL’s security recommendations” after ticketless fans tried to force their way into the final between Argentina and Colombia.
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Jul 16, 2024, 03:31 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Como defended one of their players after he was alleged to have used an anti-Asian remark aimed at Wolverhampton Wanderers‘ South Korean striker Hwang Hee-Chan during a preseason friendly Monday, despite the player telling the Italian club that he called his opponent “Jackie Chan.” Wolves had
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Adriana Garcia Jul 16, 2024, 05:18 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Argentina returned home on Monday evening to celebrate their successful Copa América title defence with thousands of fans but captain Lionel Messi did not join his teammates in Buenos Aires. Led by coach Lionel Scaloni and veteran winger Ángel Di María, who played in
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Jul 16, 2024, 06:29 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Manchester City striker Julián Álvarez is Atlético Madrid‘s first choice to replace Álvaro Morata should the Spain captain join AC Milan this summer, sources have told ESPN. Álvarez, 24, has scored 36 goals in 103 games since joining the Premier League champions in the summer of
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Jul 16, 2024, 06:01 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Gareth Southgate has left his role as England manager following the team’s Euro 2024 final defeat against Spain, the English Football Association (FA) confirmed on Tuesday. Under his stewardship, England reached the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the final of Euro 2020 (played
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Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Jul 16, 2024, 05:07 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Kylian Mbappé underwent his Real Madrid medical on Tuesday ahead of his presentation to fans at the Bernabéu. Mbappé, 25, arrived at the Sanitas clinic in La Moraleja, an exclusive Madrid suburb, just before 9 a.m. Spanish time, posing for cameras and
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