11:14 AM ET Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Manchester United and ready to wear the club’s No. 7 shirt for the first time since 2009 in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. But giving the Portugal forward his old number is the easy part for United; the big challenge now is
4:00 AM ET Ian DarkeESPN.com writer Close Darke, who called games for the network during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN lead soccer voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League since 1982, and has one of the world’s most recognizable soccer voices.
6:30 AM ET The pitchforks were nearly out. Coming off two disappointing draws to open their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, the United States men’s national team went into half-time trailing 1-0 to Honduras in San Pedro Sula on Wednesday night. It was a disjointed, uninspired performance that called into question head coach Gregg Berhalter’s
4:52 AM ET Chelsea‘s bid to win the FIFA Club World Cup is in doubt amid growing concerns over Japan’s ability to host the tournament later this year, with sources telling ESPN that FIFA could now seek a new venue or delay the staging of this season’s competition due to the ongoing impact of the
4:16 AM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC Claudia Zornoza’s goal secured Real Madrid a place in the Women’s Champions League group stages. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Real Madrid Femenino qualified for the UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage for the first time in the team’s short history on Wednesday with a 1-0 away win at Manchester
Mexico leads CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with seven points, following a 1-1 draw at Panama. Despite not having their two best attackers for the first three games of World Cup qualifying, El Tri mounted a comeback after falling behind for the first time in the qualifying round, as Jesus Corona leveled for Mexico following Rolando
12:26 AM ET Ricardo Pepi scored a goal and had three assists as the United States raced to a 4-1 win at Honduras in a World Cup qualifying match that saw Christian Pulisic hobble off with an injury. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (U.S.)– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S.
10:26 PM ET Nice have been docked two points, one of which is suspended, and their French Ligue 1 match with Marseille will be replayed in a neutral location without fans after it was abandoned amid crowd trouble last month, the LFP said on Wednesday. Nice supporters threw water bottles as Marseille were about to
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5:11 PM ET Italy recorded their first win since being crowned European champions as strikers Moise Kean and Giacomo Raspadori inspired a crushing 5-0 win over Lithuania to strengthen their grip on top spot in World Cup qualifying Group C. The two 21-year-olds impressed their manager by lighting up the first half, as Kean netted
4:45 PM ET Poland scored a stoppage-time equaliser to bring an end to England‘s perfect start to World Cup qualification and secure an important 1-1 draw in Warsaw. Gareth Southgate’s side, who lost the Euro 2020 final to Italy on penalties in July, had won their opening five games in Group I. – UEFA WC
12:06 PM ET Paris Saint-Germain have hit back strongly at LaLiga chief Javier Tebas after he mocked the age of their players and the spending of the French club, saying he should deal with the debt and “mismanagement” in LaLiga. Tebas, a long-standing critic of Qatar-backed PSG’s spending, told a news conference that the French
2:19 PM ET Adriana Garcia Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has called on the Premier League and other European competitions to stop preventing players from joining their respective national teams during international windows. The Premier League unanimously agreed last week to not release players that had been called up for international duty if they were going
8:32 AM ET Associated Press Qatar has faced criticism from human rights organisations over the living and working conditions of workers helping to build stadiums. Getty Images Sweden’s football federation on Wednesday cancelled plans for a training camp in Qatar in January after Swedish clubs expressed concern about the 2022 World Cup host’s human rights record.
11:31 AM ET Christian Pulisic said the United States men’s soccer team is focused on picking up its first win in World Cup qualifying when it faces Honduras on Wednesday, amid Weston McKennie‘s exit from the national team camp. McKennie was sent home by USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter for spending a night outside of the
9:23 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City face the prospect of picking third choice goalkeeper Scott Carson for their Premier League clash against Leicester City on Saturday with No.1 Zack Steffen recovering from COVID-19. Eight Premier League players could miss the weekend’s fixtures after the Brazilian FA invoked a FIFA rule which prevents players from
4:00 AM ET Sevilla’s record in Spain is brilliant except when they run into the three clubs that dominate. Will that change in 2021? Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images If Sevilla are to become Spain‘s champions for the first time in 76 years, which is feasible, then aside from the obvious goal of registering more points
5:59 AM ET Memphis Depay was critical of his own performance in Netherlands‘ 6-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Turkey in Amsterdam on Tuesday despite the forward claiming a hat trick. The 27-year-old’s first international hat trick took him alongside Johan Cruyff on 33 goals but the Barcelona striker was not satisfied with his overall
4:00 AM ET While the 2021 summer transfer window was full of excitement and intrigue as the top clubs spent big, it did leave some star players waiting for their move. 2 Related Sources told ESPN that Real Madrid made an offer worth €200 million to Paris Saint-Germain to sign Kylian Mbappe, despite his contract
5:00 PM ET Reuters Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Memphis Depay scored a hat trick as the Netherlands ran out 6-1 winners over 10-man Turkey at the Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday to go top of World Cup qualifying Group G on goal difference. It was the first international treble for the 27-year-old striker —