7:33 AM ET UEFA is working directly with social media companies to ensure harmful content is removed. Craig Williamson/SNS Group UEFA is to launch a programme to combat online racist abuse of footballers by working with social media companies to remove harmful content from platforms and raising awareness, the organisation said on Sunday. Europe’s soccer governing
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9:50 PM ET Dylan Teves scored his first professional goal six minutes before halftime to help the short-handed Seattle Sounders to a 2-0 victory at Toronto FC on Saturday evening. Fredy Montero added his second goal of the season for the Sounders, who were without several regulars while playing their third match in eight days.
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3:53 PM ET Associated Press United States goalkeeper Ethan Horvath was loaned to Luton Town by Nottingham Forest for the coming season on Saturday. Horvath joined Nottingham Forest a year ago on a free transfer from Club Brugge, where he won three Belgian league titles. – Soccer on ESPN+: FC Daily | Futbol Americas –
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4:41 PM ET Adriana Garcia Barcelona president Joan Laporta has insisted the club have no intention of selling Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong this summer. Sources told ESPN earlier this week that United had agreed an initial €65 million fee with Barca for the Dutch midfielder, though it was said that there were still
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2:47 PM ET Adriana Garcia Cristiano Ronaldo has made an official request to leave Manchester United this summer so he can continue to play Champions League football next season, sources have told ESPN. The Portugal captain returned to United a year ago for a second stint at Old Trafford and scored 18 goals in 30
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2:28 PM ET Kathleen McNamee Prinz ended her glittering Germany career with victory at Euro 2009, just one memorable moment among many in the competition’s history. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images The European Championship in England this summer promises to be a big one. Over 500,000 tickets have been sold already, which would smash the previous attendance record
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7:10 AM ET Nottingham Forest have signed goalkeeper Dean Henderson from Manchester United on a season-long loan, the newly promoted Premier League club said on Saturday. United academy graduate Henderson made three appearances in all competitions last season and was unable to displace David de Gea as first-choice goalkeeper at the Old Trafford club. –
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11:09 PM ET Associated Press The United States qualified for its first Olympic men’s soccer tournament since 2008 when the Americans beat Honduras 3-0 at San Pedro Sula on Friday night in the semifinals of the Under-20 championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Paxten Aaronson of the Philadelphia Union, an 18-year-old brother
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11:47 AM ET The UEFA Women’s European Championship tournament will draw a record attendance in England this summer with 500,000 tickets already sold, UEFA said on Friday. The tournament, postponed last year due to COVID-19, is expected to draw an audience from at least 99 countries, with 20% of the purchases coming from outside England.
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6:46 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona hope selling another 15% of their domestic television rights will give them a €200 million transfer kitty this summer, sources have told ESPN. Barca sold 10% of their rights to Sixth Street on Thursday for €207.5m to ensure they did not end the 2021-22 season with losses,
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5:55 PM ET Vera Pauw said that she was sexually assaulted by three men employed within Dutch football. Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile Former Netherlands international Vera Pauw said on Friday she was sexually abused by three men employed within Dutch football when she was a player, which she has recently reported to the police feeling that she got
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11:44 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United remain confident of signing Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord despite a hold up caused by an issue surrounding the defender’s representation, sources have told ESPN. United have agreed a £13 million fee for 22-year-old left-back, matching a bid which had been made by Lyon. – Notebook: Ten Hag briefed
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11:22 AM ET ESPN News Services Gymnast Simone Biles and U.S. women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe will be presented with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by Joe Biden in a ceremony next week, the White House announced Friday. Biles is the most decorated U.S. gymnast in history, winning 32
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11:13 AM ET Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term deal to extend his stay at Liverpool, the club announced on Friday. Salah’s contract was due to expire next summer, and, the forward announced before the Champions League final that he would remain at Anfield next season. – ESPN’s Notebook: The inside stories from around
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7:16 AM ET A report claimed that Chelsea employees complained about a toxic workplace culture at club. Marc Atkins/Getty Images Chelsea have appointed an external review team to investigate allegations of bullying at the Premier League club that emerged earlier this week. In a report published by the New York Times on Wednesday, several former and
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4:00 AM ET FIFA has approved the use of its new Semi-Automated Offside Technology (SAOT) for VAR at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system will replace the VARs manually linking lines across the pitch to players and selecting when the ball has been kicked. It is intended to make decisions
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3:53 AM ET Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Richarlison from Everton, it was announced on Friday. Sources told ESPN on Thursday that Spurs were closing in on signing the Brazilian striker for a club-record fee in the region of £60 million. ESPN also reported that Spurs are likely to pay an initial £50m
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