Clubs

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 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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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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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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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, 06:01 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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ESPN News Services Jul 15, 2024, 08:26 PM ET Real Salt Lake star forward Cristian “Chicho” Arango was suspended Monday for four matches for violating the MLS Anti-Harassment Policy. Neither MLS nor Real Salt Lake divulged what led to the disciplinary action. “The club has fully cooperated with Major League Soccer’s investigation and accepts the
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Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Jul 15, 2024, 03:19 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Spain celebrated their Euro 2024 victory on Monday with an open top bus parade through Madrid after a visit to the country’s king and president. Spain beat England 2-1 in the final in Berlin, with substitute Mikel Oyarzabal scoring a late winner
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Adriana Garcia Jul 15, 2024, 04:58 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Manchester City‘s Rodri has said it’s time for a Spanish men’s player to win a Ballon d’Or again, with none of his compatriots having won the prestigious individual award since Barcelona legend Luis Suárez in 1960. “Spanish football deserves a Ballon d’Or winner,” Rodri
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Sam Marsden, Barcelona correspondentJul 14, 2024, 09:04 PM ET Open Extended Reactions BERLIN — Coach Luis de la Fuente celebrated Spain‘s history-makers and warned there is still more to come after they became the first team to win the European Championships four times by beating England 2-1 in Sunday’s final at the Olympiastadion. Mikel Oyarzabal
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ESPN News Services Jul 14, 2024, 11:02 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Lionel Messi was forced off with an apparent right ankle injury in the second half of the Copa América final between Argentina and Colombia at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. Messi collapsed to the field in the 64h minute and immediately signaled
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Sam Marsden, Barcelona correspondentJul 14, 2024, 02:55 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Spain forward Lamine Yamal became the youngest player to ever feature in a FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship final on Sunday against England, surpassing the record set by Brazil legend Pele in 1958. Yamal turned 17 on Saturday and the Barcelona
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