4:54 PM ET Karim Benzema has a shot during Real Madrid’s goalless draw against Real Betis. AFP via Getty Images Real Madrid completed their triumphant LaLiga season and warmed up for next week’s Champions League final against Liverpool with a goalless draw with visiting Real Betis at the Bernabeu on Friday. With Madrid already confirmed as
12:38 PM ET RB Leipzig shrugged off a tough season start to be the best of the Bundesliga since the winter break. But they need a big trophy now to cement their upward momentum. SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images ESPN’s lead Bundesliga commentator Derek Rae is in Berlin for the DFB-Pokal Final (stream LIVE, 2 p.m.
4:07 PM ET Gabriel Slonina has chosen to represent the U.S., despite being called up by Poland this week. Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Chicago Fire FC goalkeeper Gabriel “Gaga” Slonina has pledged his international future to the U.S., the player announced on his social media on Friday. Slonina, 18, had been seen himself dragged
3:30 PM ET U.S. men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter announced his 27-player roster for a pair of friendlies as well as two Concacaf Nations League matches to take place in June. The U.S. will face Morocco and Uruguay in friendlies on June 1 and June 5, respectively. These matches will be followed by CNL
1:12 PM ET Leeds United and Burnley want an independent commission to sit before the end of June to decide whether Everton have seriously breached the Premier League’s financial regulations and potentially given the Goodison Park club an unfair advantage in their successful bid to avoid relegation, sources have told ESPN. With either Leeds or
12:29 PM ET Associated Press Members of the winning bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States after being chosen to host the 2026 World Cup. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV FIFA intends to announce the 2026 World Cup sites during a news conference in New York on June 16. Seventeen U.S. stadiums in 16 areas remain in the
9:40 AM ET Tottenham have denied there is a food poisoning outbreak ahead of their crucial match at Norwich City on Sunday, while Harry Kane is expected to overcome illness to feature in their Champions League decider. Spurs will guarantee Champions League qualification with a win at relegated Norwich on Sunday, otherwise north London rivals
4:00 AM ET Sergio Aguero’s title-clinching goal for Manchester City in 2012 remains one of the Premier League’s most iconic moments. Ed Garvey/Manchester City FC via Getty Images As this season’s Premier League approaches Sunday’s final round of fixtures, there is still plenty on the line, not least Manchester City and Liverpool fighting for the title.
7:05 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United won’t hold their traditional end of season awards ceremony following a disastrous campaign at Old Trafford, sources have told ESPN. The club usually hold a dinner at Old Trafford towards the end of the season to present awards including the Sir Matt Busby player of the year. But
6:37 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid believe that Kylian Mbappe will announce a decision on his future this weekend, sources have told ESPN, with uncertainty around the situation causing “nervousness and confusion” over the club’s chances of signing the Paris Saint-Germain forward. According to sources, there is “pessimism” at Madrid over the
4:38 AM ET Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema has signed a one-year contract extension. Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images Arsenal and Netherlands forward Vivianne Miedema has rejected interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain to sign a new contract with the north London club. The Women’s Super League 2021-22 Golden Boot runner-up had reportedly held talks with several top
4:00 AM ET The Champions League as you know it will be no more — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: Pogba fears a Manchester United fans’ backlash. Jump to: Pogba’s fear over fans’ backlash | Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Liverpool limbo | Newcastle won’t be bullied in transfer window | Super Cup quandary for UEFA Champions
9:40 AM ET Stuart Attwell missed out on a place as VAR, meaning the Premier League will have no representative. Visionhaus/Getty Images The Premier League is the only major league in Europe without a single official selected to act as video assistant referee (VAR) at the World Cup in Qatar this year. PGMOL, the body which
6:41 PM ET N’Golo Kante in action for Chelsea against Leicester City on Thursday. Getty Images Thomas Tuchel has compared N’Golo Kante to the game’s modern-day greats including Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, believing it is a “miracle” Chelsea are set to finish in third place having been without the midfielder so often this season. The Blues
2:04 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid have agreed a €360 million ($381m) investment from the U.S. firm Sixth Street in exchange for the right to take part in business ventures at the redeveloped Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the club announced on Thursday. The agreement was ratified by Real Madrid’s board of directors on
10:45 AM ET Sophie Lawson When Barcelona stepped out onto the pitch at the Groupama Arena three years ago in Budapest for their first UEFA Women’s Champions League final, they were the unfavoured team, expected to be no match for Olympique Lyonnais. The narrative was set: the European juggernaut (Lyon) was clashing with the new
4:55 PM ET Marcos Alonso’s goal against Leicester all but ensures Chelsea will finish third in the Premier League this season. Getty Images Chelsea defender Marco Alonso scored a glorious equaliser to earn a 1-1 home draw with Leicester City on Thursday and effectively seal third place in the Premier League ahead of the final round
6:09 PM ET Associated Press Amid a pitch invasion by Everton fans, Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira appeared to kick out at a supporter who looked to be goading him during a confrontation. The field was flooded by Everton supporters after their team recovered from 2-0 down at halftime to win 3-2 on Thursday and
Erling Haaland fit at Man City might require a total shift in Pep Guardiola’s tactics Manchester City have become one of the best teams in the world by slowing games down and working smarter, not harder. When Haaland arrives, they might need to rip that up and do the complete opposite.
4:00 AM ET Tor-Kristian Karlsen The Premier League is a tough place to play, especially for young players, but there have been a number of under-23 stars who have broken through to make a name for themselves in 2021-22. Here’s a list of 10 youngsters who, having been given opportunities in their respective first teams,