7:24 PM ET Associated Press Premier League clubs which blocked South American players from traveling to World Cup qualifiers will be able to play them this weekend after the threat of a five-day ban from FIFA was lifted on Friday. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay agreed to waive their right to trigger a FIFA regulation
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5:30 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there was no chance Cristiano Ronaldo would sign for Manchester City even before Manchester United swooped in to snatch his signature. City expressed an interest in Ronaldo as they searched for a striker during the final days of the transfer window. But Solskjaer insists the 36-year-old,
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1:28 PM ET U.S. Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone on Friday sent an open letter asking the unions of the women’s and men’s national teams to agree to equalize FIFA’s World Cup prize money. She called for the men’s national team to allow the USSF to reallocate a portion of FIFA’s World Cup payments
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9:22 AM ET Thomas Tuchel said Christian Pulisic returned to Chelsea this week on crutches, but the manager expects the winger to be sidelined for only around 10 days. Pulisic limped out of the United States‘ 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Honduras on Wednesday after 62 minutes having initially tried to play on with
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9:13 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second Manchester United debut against Newcastle on Saturday but has refused to reveal whether he will start. Ronaldo, 36, is back at United after joining from Juventus at the end of the transfer window. He has trained since Tuesday and
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8:10 AM ET Jurgen Klopp has said that FIFA’s plan to reshape the football calendar and stage a World Cup every two years is “all about money” and fails to consider the impact on the players who the Liverpool manager describes as “the most important ingredient.” A FIFA feasibility study into biennial World Cups, overseen
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1:12 PM ET Major League Soccer will begin its playoff season on Nov. 20, featuring its first Thanksgiving Day broadcast and seven teams per conference in 12 single-elimination playoff matches played across two weeks, culminating in the 2021 MLS Cup on Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. ET on ABC, UniMás and TUDN, TSN and TVA
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2:31 PM ET Virgil van Dijk will be ready for Liverpool’s match against Leeds United on Sunday. Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Image Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has shaken off a minor ankle injury sustained while on duty with the Netherlands and will be available for their Premier League visit to Leeds United this weekend,
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9:03 PM ET Lionel Messi has scored his 79th international career goal for Argentina, surpassing the South American men’s record held by Brazil legend Pele. Messi scored all three goals in Argentina’s 3-0 win over Bolivia on Thursday in a World Cup qualifying match at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, giving him two more
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5:30 PM ET Mikel Arteta has pleaded with his Arsenal players to take a COVID-19 vaccine because otherwise “the team will pay the price” of another outbreak within the squad. Granit Xhaka became the latest Arsenal player to test positive while away on international duty with Switzerland. It follows on from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette,
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4:45 PM ET Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo says his return to Old Trafford is not a vacation and he hopes to prove himself again with consistent performances over the next three to four years. The 36-year-old Portuguese spent six seasons at United between 2003-09, winning eight major trophies, and rejoined them from Juventus last
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1:19 PM ET Manchester United‘s Premier League game with Aston Villa on Sept. 25 has been moved forward because of a Courteeners concert taking place at Lancashire Cricket Club on the same day. The Old Trafford fixture was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. E.T. but will now begin at 7.30 a.m. E.T. and will directly
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1:35 PM ET Christen Press has played over 100 times for the USWNT. Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images United States women’s national team forward Christen Press has announced plans to take time out from soccer, citing a desire to focus on mental health, spiritual growth and processing grief. The 32-year-old, who left Manchester United in
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9:24 AM ET Associated Press Jerome Boateng is alleged to have assaulted his former partner Sherin Senler in July 2018. Peter Kneffel/picture alliance via Getty Images Lyon defender Jerome Boateng denied allegations of assault against his former partner as his trial started on Thursday. Boateng, 33, told Munich District Court that he did not hit and
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