Month: May 2021

12:49 PM ET Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to be axed from England‘s final squad for Euro 2020, sources have told ESPN. Gareth Southgate will trim his initial 33-man group to 26 players on Tuesday after making final fitness checks on those involved in Saturday’s Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City. – Euro 2020
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10:03 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Sergio Aguero will join Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City when his contract expires next month, the Spanish club announced Monday. Aguero, 32, has agreed to a two-year deal with a €100 million buyout clause after announcing earlier this season that he would end his 10-year
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6:25 AM ET Adriana Garcia Players of Cruz Azul celebrate after becoming Mexican league championship for the first time in 23 years, defeating Santos Laguna 2-1 on aggregate. Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images Cruz Azul ended a 23-year wait to be crowned Mexican league champions after beating Santos Laguna 2-1 on aggregate. The Mexico City-based club went
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6:54 AM ET Rodrigo Faez Alex Kirkland Manchester City are following Sergio Ramos‘ situation closely and are considering offering him a two-year contract if the defender doesn’t renew at Real Madrid, multiple sources have told ESPN. Coach Pep Guardiola values Ramos’ experience and leadership qualities. – La Liga on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games and replays
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3:34 AM ET Zinedine Zidane has criticised Real Madrid and the club’s president Florentino Perez, blaming a lack of “trust” and “messages leaked to the media” in an open letter, for his decision to quit as head coach. Zidane resigned last week after two years in the job in his second spell in charge, following
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9:37 PM ET Kacper Przybylko had one goal and one assist to lift the host Philadelphia Union past the Portland Timbers 3-0 on Sunday. Sergio Santos and Jack Elliott each added one goal for the Union, who extended their unbeaten streak to five straight. Kai Wagner and Cory Burke contributed assists for the Union. Two-time
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10:16 PM ET Associated Press The Copa America is without a host country only two weeks before kickoff after South American soccer federation CONMEBOL ruled out Argentina amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country. CONMEBOL said Sunday night on Twitter — and it was later confirmed by an official — that it was
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2:08 PM ET Associated Press Thierry Henry is back in Roberto Martinez’s Belgium coaching staff for the European Championship. Belgium, the world’s top-ranked team, made the announcement on Sunday, saying Henry and the national team had “unfinished business.” – European Soccer Pick ‘Em: Compete to win $10,000 The former France striker was an assistant coach
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4:04 PM ET The United States gave up an early lead in a 2-1 loss to Switzerland in an international friendly on Sunday night ahead of a busy summer for the Americans. Christian Pulisic was not in the U.S. side after taking part in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League final
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7:34 AM ET Manchester City‘s Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker were racially abused on Instagram after the team’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea in Saturday’s Champions League final, and the social media firm has removed the accounts of those guilty. Sky Sports reported that the pair were sent monkey emojis on their Instagram pages after the
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9:30 AM ET PORTO, Portugal — Nothing quite underlines the unusual dynamic between owner and head coach at Chelsea as the first meeting between Roman Abramovich and Thomas Tuchel taking place on the field after they had just won the Champions League. Almost an hour beyond the final whistle of the 1-0 victory over Manchester
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6:12 AM ET Kevin De Bruyne is in danger of missing the start of Belgium‘s Euro 2020 campaign after sustaining a fracture to his nose and left orbital during Manchester City‘s Champions League final defeat against Chelsea on Saturday. The 29-year-old midfielder was forced out of the game in Porto on 60 minutes following a
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