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Messi and PSG held by Brugge; City, Liverpool, Madrid win

GENEVA (AP) — Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar lined up together in the near-perfect attack for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday and still could not score or deliver a win in the Champions League.Instead, it was low-key midfielder Ander...

Transfer Deadline Day tracker: Full list of the major moves across European leagues

Transfer deadline day delivered and ended with a bang. And the last few moves are still trickling in. Tuesday, Aug. 31 was the day the transfer window closed shut on clubs looking to make final reinforcements for the season before the next...

NWSL Vs. Europe To Settle The Old Debate

The Women’s International Champions Cup returns on Wednesday, giving us a rare glimpse of how the best club sides in Europe match-up with the NWSL elite. This year’s tournament boasts the defending UEFA Women’s Champions League winner, Barcelona, and...

Texas-born Italian sprints from unknown to Bolt’s successor

TOKYO (AP) — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt. On one of the most unusual nights the sport has ever seen, fans, experts, and even...

Tottenham’s Harry Kane could skip training to force move from Spurs

Euro 2020 and the Copa America are over and the summer transfer window is open, leaving Europe's biggest clubs clear to make a splash in the market. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here.TOP...

PSG trump Barcelona’s Messi offer while free agent contests Copa America

Amid all the action at Euro 2020 and the Copa America, the summer transfer window has opened, with Europe's biggest clubs looking to make a splash in the transfer market. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all...

Liverpool step up pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus

Amid all the action at the Euros and Copa America, the summer transfer window has opened for some leagues with Europe's biggest clubs looking to make a splash in the transfer market. Check out the latest gossip below, and...

Lionel Messi to MLS rumors. USMNT in Nations League. Euro 2020 players

As Major League Soccer enters an extended break in play due to the FIFA international window, the latest rumor about Lionel Messi joining one of the league's teams has surfaced.We’ve said it before and it’s worth repeating: Transfer rumors...

Equal pay for equal work in Europe? The key may be transparency.

Brussels Henrike von Platen was intent on fighting gender discrimination, but she couldn’t shake the feeling that tools like unconscious bias training and diversity workshops were akin to “someone letting us play in a corner, doing kindergarten stuff.” A financial...

Europe’s clubs caught between a financial pit and hallowed grounds

Paris (AFP) – As European football clubs struggle to make up for revenue lost in the pandemic, one untapped source of revenue is stadium naming rights, but exploiting them may not be straightforward.Many football fans have long opposed...

European Super League Will Include Real Madrid and Six Premier League Teams

LONDON — A dozen of the world’s richest and most storied soccer clubs on Sunday announced that they had formed a breakaway European club competition that would, if it comes to fruition, upend the structures, economics and relationships that...

Our Staff’s Favorite Underdog Bets in La Liga, Bundesliga, EPL, Serie A This Weekend...

After what seemed like an eternity, we are finally back in action this weekend on the European soccer landscape. With the international break completed, we return to the domestic side of the sport and what will surely be some crazy...

Man City faces Everton in FA Cup; Madrid at Celta

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:ENGLANDThe FA Cup leg of Manchester City’s pursuit of a quadruple resumes with the Premier League leader playing Everton in the quarterfinals. Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton has won just four of...

FC Dallas embrace latest challenge: Become first “selling club” to win MLS Cup

Striking the balance between development and trophy-chasing feels like the exact quandary facing clubs in the latest evolution of Major League Soccer. MLS has embraced the notion of becoming a selling league, celebrating recent opulent transfers of academy products and...

Roaring Kitty Will Tell Congress He Was a True Believer in GameStop

Here’s what you need to know:Energy prices rose again on Wednesday, a reflection of surging energy demand and expectations of disruptions of Texas-based supply after winter storms hit Southern and central states.Benchmark prices for American crude oil rose 1.8...

Another armada of soccer-playing Yanks is heading to Europe

The January transfer window closed yesterday — sometimes it closes in February, sometimes it snows in April — and a plethora of American players left their MLS digs behind for European riches. Some will be back, some are real...

USWNT could win Olympic gold if they can balance experience with next generation

We used to have a saying on the national team way back in the day: "Adversity builds character." So whenever we were staying at a "roach motel," we'd holler: BUILDING CHARACTER! When we had to fly across the...

Flach’s stunner, Green MOTM, Dest & McKenie wins highlight weekend

This weekend wasn't one of the epic series of days we had earlier in the season, but it did see a number of quiet but effective performances in wins. But then there was a terrific performances from Julian Green...

FOX Sports’ Alexi Lalas: Jordan Morris can star for USMNT without moving to Europe

As the Seattle Sounders embarked on another run in the 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, the topic of where standout winger Jordan Morris plays his club soccer became a hot topic of discussion once again. Morris put in a Best...

US to start revised WCup qualifying schedule in September

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States will start a revised and compacted World Cup qualifying schedule with a match… ...

Dest, McKennie, Adams, & Reyna lead busy weekend for Americans abroad

The International break is over and that means clubs return to action - including dozens of Americans across the globe. To take a long walk through it all, ASN's Brian Sciaretta opens up his notebook and shares with you...

Starting XI presented by Modelo: LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC | November 4,...

Lineup Notes: A nice break to enjoy soccer. The LA Galaxy host Seattle Sounders FC Wednesday evening at Dignity Health Sports Park with just two games left in the regular season as Dom Kinnear leads the team in the fight...

REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 10 p.m. GMT/6 a.m. SGT

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10 p.m. GMT/6 a.m. SGT. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect here.TOP STORIESGLOBALWARCRIMES-ICC-PROSECUTOR-EXCLUSIVE/Exclusive: Process...

Key Loons midfielder Jan Gregus will miss bulk of remaining regular season

Instead of three, the Loons will have only player go on national team duty: central...

CONMEBOL’s dilemma with Europe-based players for World Cup qualifiers

While the European teams are in action in the Nations League, South America is sitting out the September FIFA dates.Two rounds of World Cup qualifiers had originally been scheduled for this month, but they fell foul of the sad...

Cavani might return to play in South America after PSG exit

The coronavirus pandemic has made the transfer market uncertain -- and you can find out when the windows open here -- but here are the rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond.TOP STORY: Cavani could be moving to...

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana could be set for Southampton return

The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond.TOP STORY: Saints to lure Lallana back to the south coastAdam Lallana is just days away from leaving...

Vardy rescues EPL point for Leicester

Jamie Vardy rescued a valuable point for Leicester in their bid to return to the Champions League, securing a 1-1 draw at Arsenal in the EPL on Tuesday.Arsenal threw away the lead secured by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's first-half goal after...

Transfer Talk – Manchester United hoping for price drop to land Jadon Sancho

6:54 PM ETNick JuddTransfer writer The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond.Man United hoping for price drop to land SanchoReal Madrid, Manchester City and...

Minneapolis vows to ‘dismantle’ police force: Live updates | News

The Minneapolis city council has said it wants to disband the city's police department, after days of protests over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died after a city police officer knelt on his neck for nearly...

Spain to reopen to tourists as South America named coronavirus hot spot

Madrid – Spain said on Saturday it would let in foreign tourists and restart top league soccer in the coming weeks, accelerating Europe’s exit from strict coronavirus lockdowns, even as the disease continued its deadly surge in parts of...

NFL has more than a passing interest in restart of German soccer

The NFL will be keeping a close watch on what appears to be the impending start-up of the Major League Baseball season. But it’s the...

Isolated in a new state, RSL’s Giuseppe Rossi keeping himself busy amid COVID-19 shutdown

SANDY — Growing up, the tradition in Giuseppe Rossi’s household was always to eat lamb on Easter Sunday. Even while playing soccer in Europe over the past 16 years, it’s a tradition he did his best to...

What if the court ruled against Jean-Marc Bosman?

With a loving nod to Marvel Comics, we at Yahoo Soccer decided to ask, “What If?”In this issue: What if the court ruled against Jean-Marc Bosman in 1995?If there was an actual, discernible tipping point to separate modern soccer...

All the events cancelled or postponed so far including Premier League, Euro 2020, Olympics,...

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the worldwide sporting calendar. The Football Association, the Premier League, the English Football League, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have all called a halt to the action. Getty Images It will...

Israel extends coronavirus quarantine orders to all arrivals, 50 cases confirmed – Israel News

As the novel coronavirus continues to rattle the world, Israel and the Palestinian Authority are grappling with containing the outbreak. ...

Messi, Ronaldo back in Champions League action

By Tales Azzoni.CHELSEA VS. BAYERN MUNICHBayern coach Hansi Flick was keen to check out his options for the upcoming game at Stamford Bridge in the 3-2 win over Paderborn on Friday that kept Bayern top of the Bundesliga.He played...

TFC prez: Pablo Piatti could ‘be a steal’

Renowned Toronto Raptors health and performance guru Alex McKechnie mentioned something last week to Bill Manning that was music to the Toronto FC president’s ears.“(He) reminded me that No. 7 had an ACL (tear) and had a (great) comeback...

Seven star players who could be on the move in the January transfer window

Seven star players who could be on the move in the January transfer window Independent.ie The transfer window officially opens for business next week, with the negotiations over a handful of deals that could transform the second half of the season...

Pogba not playing for Man United to force Real Madrid move

The transfer windows in Europe's top leagues are closed, but it's never too early to look forward to January. Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.TOP STORY: Pogba not...

In Hungary, Viktor Orban Showers Money on Stadiums, Less So on Hospitals

FELCSUT, Hungary — The Pancho Arena stands about 20 yards from the country home of Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister. The professional soccer stadium has a heated pitch, a museum, a spotless medical clinic and 3,814 seats, double the...

Man City, Man United could start bidding war over Benfica’s Ruben Dias

The transfer windows in Europe's top leagues are closed, but it's never too late to look forward to January. Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.Top 10 free agents...

Inter Milan, Man United chasing Atalanta’s red-hot Zapata

The transfer windows in Europe's top leagues are closed, but it's never too late to look forward to January. Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.All the major completed...

Nations League Revamp Isn’t As Great As UEFA Thinks

The UEFA Nations League is just one tournament old but UEFA is already revamping the fledgling competition.The changes will increase the number of teams in each group to four, and increase the number of matches each team plays. This...

Racist abuse of Inter Milan star Romulu Lukaku shows ‘widespread ignorance’ persists in soccer

The excuse was worthy of a giant red card.In a recent regular-season Italian-league soccer game, Inter Milan’s Belgium international, Romelu Lukaku, of Congolese heritage, stepped up to take a penalty kick against the home team, Cagliari. Some in the...

Why a pilgrimage to Europe is a must do for football fans | Hourglass

When someone says that he is going on a pilgrimage to Europe, it may not always mean the visit of the famous churches there. For the ardent devotees of football (soccer), Europe is a good destination for a pilgrimage....

Manchester City And Bernardo Silva Snubbed At FIFA Awards

Players’ opinions of each other are often used as evidence or proof of how good a footballer is, but their voting in these awards suggests this shouldn’t be the case.Manchester City, and Bernardo Silva in particular, can feel particularly...

AC Milan join Liverpool, Arsenal in hunt for PSV’s Malen

The transfer windows in Europe's top leagues are closed, but it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.All the major completed...

Liverpool Shows How Far It’s Moved On From Chelsea Rivalry

Lampard ends by suggesting there is still an extra edge to this clash between the side from the capital and their northern counterparts, and he may be correct, but it is no more important for Liverpool then its meetings...

Man United to move for Tottenham pair?

The transfer windows in Europe's top leagues are closed, but it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.All the major completed...

Why the best racehorses go for tens of millions

Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNNHow much is the world's most expensive horse worth? It's a question with no easy answer, but there are decades' worth of jaw-dropping sums involved.While soccer's top leagues attract disbelief for the astronomical prices paid...

Major Link Soccer: An American in Austria

It’s not been a great week for Puget Sound-based professional soccer teams playing midweek games. Hey, at least maybe another team you like did well in their UEFA Champions League game? No? Well, maybe at least a...

Evan Ferguson, 14, makes Bohs debut in Derry stalemate

With the battle for third spot hotting up, Derry City and Bohemians couldn't be separated at the Brandywell on a night 14-year-old Evan Ferguson made his full senior debut for the Gypsies. Ferguson featured for Bohs during the summer's pre-season friendly...

The ‘world’s strongest soccer player’ is starting a charity for young players suffering racial...

Getty/Catherine IvillAdebayo Akinfenwa, known as the "world's strongest soccer player," believes he can help players suffering racial abuse after his own experiences as a teenager in Lithuania."The Beast" was subjected to vile abuse whilst playing for FK Atlantas during...

Barca to offload Rakitic, Vidal, Umtiti in January

The transfer windows in Europe's top leagues are closed, but it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.All the major completed...

Federer, McEnroe push for Laver Cup’s case

Team events are having quite the resurgence on the men's tennis circuit, with three different competitions scheduled in the next four months.What's still unclear, though, is whether they can all co-exist in the long term."Something's got to shake out,"...

EUROPE: Real Well Beaten as Pressure on Zidane Increases

They say never go back to the scene of former glories. Zinedine Zidane wasn’t listening.When Real president Florentin Perez told him should he not take the job, then Jose Mourinho would be the ‘chosen one’, the...

Man United seek to ward off suitors for Pogba, Lingard, Greenwood

The transfer windows in Europe's top leagues are closed, but it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.All the major completed...

Why Orange County SC Made Francis Jacobs, 14, The Youngest Male Soccer Pro

But the club are not afraid to put faith in youth. Goalkeeper Aaron Cervantes was signed last year as a 15-year-old. He has started 11 matches this season and is contention to go to the Under-17 World Cup with...

Tired Reds side can have no complaints

Boris Johnson discovered this week that going to Europe and trying to get the upper hand on those tricky continentals who are comfortable in their own skin, on their home patch, is not as easy as it looked when...

With Neymar staying and Icardi in, can PSG finally deliver in Europe?- The New...

By AFP PARIS: The visit of Real Madrid to the French capital on Wednesday means a glamour tie for Paris Saint-Germain to...

A 16-Game Schedule And More Ideas MLS Should Borrow From The NFL

It’s Week 2 in the National Football League, or as some of us who follow the other “football” in the United States and Canada might call it, Week 28 of the 2019 Major League Soccer campaign.It can be a...

Hard Brexit could have dire consequences for Premier League

If British Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes good on his pledge to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month, with or without a deal, it could have dire consequences.The pound would plummet in value against other...

LAFC trying to take Mandzukic to MLS

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business until Monday. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to...

What Does a Great Player Look Like Now?

Sign up here to receive Rory Smith’s weekly newsletter on world soccer, delivered to your inbox every Friday.All of a sudden, it feels as if the future is at hand.Kylian Mbappé has replaced Neymar as the centerpiece of Paris...

LAFC trying to bring Mandzukic to MLS

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business until Monday. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to...

Race for Europe hots up

Bohemians v Waterford, Dalymount Park, 7:45pm – Live on RTÉ2 The race for Europe hots up with Bohemians being chased by Derry City and St Patrick's Athletic for the top three spot. If Shamrock Rovers or Dundalk win the FAI Cup,...

Real Madrid want a French star — is it Mbappe or Pogba?

The transfer window has closed across Europe, but thankfully, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.All the major completed transfers...

This forgotten camp could be the birthplace of ISIS’ revenge generation

A CNN team approaches a group of Iraqi women. Our request to talk to them sparks debate. "Sisters, don't say anything," one woman warns the rest of the group."No, sister, we have a right to speak," another retorts.They talk...

Real Madrid want a French star is it Mbappe or Pogba?

The transfer window has closed across Europe, but thankfully, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.All the major completed transfers...

The big clubs will get what they want in Europe

September 11, 2019by US Soccer Players The soccer news starts with a foregone conclusion. The big clubs in Europe will eventually get what they want one way or another. It might not be as straightforward as they'd like, but...

Beckham wants to bring Messi to Miami

The transfer window has closed across Europe, but thankfully, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.All the major completed transfers...

Europe’s Top Flight Soccer Returns This Weekend On SuperSport

Gear up for a thrilling weekend of football action, as SuperSport brings you the ‘Beautiful Game’ from the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. DStv Compact customers will have access to the best matches from the major European...

England boss Southgate: Qualifying too comfortable for Europe’s elite

England manager Gareth Southgate believes the road to major tournaments has become too easy and predictable for major European nations. England are expected to maintain their perfect start to Euro 2020 qualifying when they face Kosovo, the world's 120th-ranked team,...

REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 10:00 p.m. GMT /6:00 a.m. SGT

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10:00 p.m. GMT /6:00 a.m. SGT. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning...

Kit Carson, a football star-maker with a dark history of alleged abuse | Society

Kit Carson revelled in his image as a star-maker with the power to help promising junior footballers realise their dreams of making it in the professional game. He relished the glowing testimonials that his former players – among them household...

MLS Is Not Softer Because Of The Playoffs

It's Labor Day weekend, and with the new, compressed Major League Soccer schedule, the beginning of the push to the playoffs for most teams. Some 19 clubs are given at least a 13 percent probability of reaching the postseason,...

Cranky Caps aim to take out frustrations on well-rested New York squad

“I should have asked some of the (New York) guys to water my plants or something, since they were here a whole week before me,” said Jake Nerwinski of the WhitecapsSome 4,700 kilometres east of where New York City...

UEFA Champions League Qualifying/Super Cup Review and Group Stage Preview

August has been a busy month in Europe. Qualification for the UEFA Champions League has concluded and the stage is set for the Group Stage with a few Americans still standing. On top of that, an American...

Percy Tau to face Real Madrid, PSG in Champions League

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau will face European giants Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain after Thursday's...

Neymar returning to Barcelona in massive cash-plus-players deal

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with...

How Giuseppe Conte of Italy Went From Irrelevant to Irreplaceable

After 14 months of being ignored, mocked and yanked around by his deputies in Italy’s nationalist-populist government, the departing prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, used his resignation speech last week as a last-ditch audition — filled with previously unseen flashes...

United’s Solskjaer playing long game with top target Sancho

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with...

Virgil van Dijk must win UEFA Player of the Year. Here’s why

The UEFA Men's Player of the Year winner will be announced at a glitzy ceremony in Monaco on Thursday. UEFA revealed its three man shortlist on August 15 and Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Virgil van Dijk...

PSG to snap up Dybala, Icardi once Neymar’s sold

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with...

OPINION: 7 things I want from the last 7 games

With seven games remaining and playoff hopes resting on algorithms rather than real-world possibilities, Sunday night’s (insert your own adjective here) defeat against Cincinnati’s biggest rival means it’s time to look toward the future (2020 and beyond). So, here are...

German Experience At The Core Of Canadian Premier League Project

 “I would say it is fourth division in Germany,” Starostzik says about the level of play. “Not quite third division in Germany, that league is tougher to play.” To increase the level of play, Starostzik believes one change needs...

Third time’s a charm? Barca prep final Neymar bid

8:36 PM ETNick JuddTransfer writer The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and...

Five players who could still leave the Premier League for Europe

While the Premier League transfer window closed before the start of the new season, most European teams can continue their summer spending until September 2.That means a number of players in England could still be lured away to the...

James to make dramatic U-turn, commit to Real

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with...

Navas nearing move from Real Madrid to PSG

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with...

How To Watch The 2019-2020 Serie A Season

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PSG stepping up plans to sign Dybala from Juve

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with...

We’ll host the U.S. Grand Prix for as long as our circuit exists

It's hard to imagine what the state of F1 in the U.S. would be like right now without Austin's Circuit of the Americas.1 RelatedThe purpose-built COTA racetrack has hosted the U.S. Grand Prix since 2012, which ended a run...

FAI targeting Europe-based coach to take vacant senior women’s role

Abbotstown chiefs are expected to step up talks with a preferred candidate in the coming week with a view to an appointment. Bell left his job in June to become assistant manager to Huddersfield Town boss Jan Siewert. That move...

Where Does Italy’s Enfeebled Five Star Find Itself? At the Center of Power

Rome — With the collapse of Italy’s government this week, the country’s immediate political future rests once again in the hands of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.“They are back at center stage,” said Jacopo Iacoboni, the author of “The...

U-23 WNT Will Travel to 2019 Nordic Tournament to Face Norway, England and Sweden

U.S. Roster Features 21 Professional Players and Two Collegians CHICAGO (Aug. 21, 2019) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will travel to England for the 2019 Nordic Tournament running from Aug. 28-Sept. 2, which is during the upcoming FIFA...

Irish clubs need long-term approach to Europe

League of Ireland clubs need to take a more long-term approach and prioritise facilities and coaching if they are to succeed in Europe, according to RTÉ Soccer pundit Richie Sadlier. Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers won qualifying ties in the Champions...

Dembele ‘1,000 percent’ staying at Barcelona

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with...

Mario Balotelli, Eduardo Camavinga & the Things You Might’ve Missed From Around Europe Last...

​On a weekend where every champion from Europe’s top five leagues failed to win for the first time since 2014 – Serie A doesn’t kick-off until this weekend – attention was understandably focused on what’s going on at the...

Man City, Arsenal, Spurs chase French youngster

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with...

Italy’s Government Faces a Confidence Vote Where Nothing Is Certain

ROME — Earlier this month, Matteo Salvini, the surging leader of Italy’s anti-migrant League party, announced that he’d had it with his own coalition government and wanted new elections.“I ask the Italian people if they want to give me...

5 Top Players Who Could Still Move In The European Transfer Window

Juve of course have plenty of competition in the attacking areas, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic. And that means Dybala could still be sold, with head coach Maurizio Sarri recently suggesting Dybala might...

Alexis to join ex-Man Utd teammate Lukaku at Inter?

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with...

Women’s International Champions Cup: The NC Courage defend a title they were never supposed...

2019 is nothing like 2018. Sure, the North Carolina Courage and Olympique Lyonnais Féminin are set for a rematch in the first place match to determine the best women’s club side in the world. Yes, everyone is...

Europe vs itself for the future of the Champions League

August 16, 2019by US Soccer Players The soccer news starts with what's now an old concern. At some point, it only makes sense that the elite clubs of Europe will decide that they're better off on their own. UEFA's...

Swedish women hockey players boycott training, tournament over pay

The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women's national team to get better compensation. The Swedish Ice...

Soccer: How FC Dallas season tickets compare to Europe

We recently received a question on Patreon that seemed worth digging into. How do FC Dallas season tickets differ from the top flight leagues in Europe? As the resident European, let's take a look at how season tickets compare and...

Vinny Perth adamant Dundalk players can get to next level in Europe

Vinny Perth is adamant that Dundalk will soar to the next level in Europe but warned players to get onboard - or miss out. The Lilywhites are reeling after their Champions League and Europa League run hit the...

Bayer Leverkusen’s CEO On Global Branding in Soccer

This weekend the Bundesliga will kick off its 57th season. Much of the focus heading into the season has been on the two title favourites Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. But last year's fourth-place team Bayer Leverkusen will be...

Stephanie Frappart ‘not afraid’ as she prepares to make history in Super Cup final

On Wednesday, Frappart will take charge of the UEFA Super Cup between Chelsea and Liverpool in Istanbul, becoming the first female to officiate in a major men's European match.Arguably, it isn't the biggest match Frappart has officiated this summer...

Celtic, Porto make shock Champions League exits

Former European Cup winners had mixed fortunes in Champions League qualifying as Ajax Amsterdam and Red Star Belgrade squeezed into the playoff round while Celtic and Porto were eliminated after a dramatic evening on Tuesday.Ajax, semifinalists last season, came...

Watford link up with ADI for new LED displays

Getty ImagesTop StoryEnglish top-flight soccer club Watford have partnered with UK stadium technology firm, ADI, to install extra-wide LED displays for the new season.The 80 square metre screens, positioned at either end of Vicarage Road, will provide fans with...

Europe: Real Eclipse Barca as Favourites for Neymar Signature

As the Neymar soap opera continues, Real Madrid has emerged as the front-runner for the Brazilian’s signature.Los Merengues may be tiring in their pursuit of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who still asserts an intention to leave Old...

Manchester United clobber Chelsea 4-0

Tammy Abraham crashed an early drive against the United bar but the hosts got in front with an 18th-minute Rashford penalty after Kurt Zouma pulled the England forward down.Chelsea, who had been the more creative in the opening half,...

A Score For Equality? FIFA Demands Iran Allow Women Into Soccer Stadiums

A photo that went viral on social media in Iran last month epitomized the sad state of affairs for women who simply want to watch a male sports event in person. It showed a group of men watching the Esteghlal...

Americans in Europe: 2019-20 Preview 08/10/2019

Americans have been playing abroad in numbers for a quarter century, but never has there been a group like that...

Nik Baikas seeing soccer double duty with SK Selects, U of S Huskies

Nikolas Baikas has been doubling up on his soccer touches this summer and loving every minute of it.“It’s been quite busy, to be honest, but it’s been really good as we’ve obviously played a lot of competition,” said Baikas,...

Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic go head-to-head Sunday night on TSN

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Christian Pulisic can break his boyhood club’s heart this weekend

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How to Watch Mexicans in Europe

No longer is it rare to turn on your TV early Saturday or Sunday morning and see a Mexican National team player playing in a European league. Of course, not all of them are easy to find...

Impact’s Bojan Krkic says time was right for move from Europe to MLS

MONTREAL — When you’ve played alongside Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry and Francesco Totti, anything else may feel like a step down. But that’s not how Bojan Krkic sees his move to Major League Soccer. The Montreal...

New Impact midfielder Krkic says time was right for move from Europe to MLS

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Analysing DAZN’s Premier League play in Spain

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‘It’s no secret Spaniards love soccer’: Analysing DAZN’s Premier League play in Spain

DAZN will be celebrating just its third birthday on 10th August but the UK-based over-the-top (OTT) subscription service is rapidly growing into a mature media brand.Its platform is now available on four continents - including services in the US,...

It’s Still Liverpool And Manchester City’s League

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Scientific studies link July heat wave in Europe to climate change

July 2019 officially hottest month ever measured on EarthAt the same time, Greenland's ice sheet shed massive amounts of melted ice daily, totaling almost 200 billion tonnes in July alone, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute.The record-shattering heatwave that...

What to watch in Europe this season

August 6, 2019by J Hutcherson By J Hutcherson (Aug 6, 2019) US Soccer Players - With the return to club soccer in Europe, there are always the old reliables. Will it be Barcelona or Real Madrid in La Liga?...

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Jose Mourinho is number 9 in 90min’s Top 50 Great Managers of All Time series. Follow the rest of the series over the course of the next two weeks. You can find out what Jose’s All-Time Best XI is ​here. Love...

Europe: PSG & City Win Curtain Raisers in France and England as 2019/20 Prepares...

The ropes were pulled and the curtains parted for the beginning of French and English soccer’s 2019/20 seasons at the weekend.On Saturday, goals by Kylian Mbappe and Angel di Maria won the day in Shenzhen, after Adrien...

5 Americans to watch in Europe in 2019-20

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Warning Over Terrorist Attacks Using Drones Given By EU Security Chief

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Imagine being a fly on the wall when George Halas and Vince Lombardi got together to reinvent football more than half a century ago. Or having a chance to listen in when Phil Jackson taught Michael Jordan the triangle...

Disney’s Ex-Boss Reveals Magic Formula For Getting Into Soccer’s Premier League

Pompey seems closer to Eisner’s heart than any of his other investments. The 77 year-old will be watching today’s season-opener from the stands and usually comes dressed in the club’s traditional blue colors. He gushes about the team in...

John Ratcliffe, Eric Garner, Roller Skates: Your Friday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Developing: Ricardo Rosselló stepped down as Puerto Rico’s governor and announced that Pedro Pierluisi would be sworn in as his successor. It will likely be contested in court. Here’s...

Straight athlete: ‘We have a lot to learn from women soccer players’

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NEW YORK — Don Garber keeps a fireman's hat in his office."When you're running a business like this, you are a fireman. You're putting out fires every day," he said.Garber's 20th anniversary as Major League Soccer's commissioner is Sunday,...

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It’s never easy coming into a club to replace a coach who’s had great success and enjoyed great admiration. You’re in that position now. How do you keep what’s working but also make your own mark on a team?...

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Democratic Debates, Interest Rate, Caster Semenya: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering last night’s Democratic debate, more migrant family separations at the border and a conversation with Megan Rapinoe. BreakingThe ousted governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, chose his...

Former Peruvian president denied bail in corruption case because officials fear he would flee...

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — A former Peruvian president living in the Bay Area and facing bribery charges in his home country has been denied bail by a federal judge in San Francisco...

INSIDE TRACK | What a week: Two hurling epics, Louth GAA and a good...

Some bits and pieces from the last week. No, make that chunks and even bigger chunks. Dundalk had another...

Tuesday briefing: Not my Labour any more, says Campbell | World news

Top story: Note to Corbyn – ‘You need to step up now’ Good morning – I’m Warren Murray, let’s get your day started. Alastair Campbell, who was Tony Blair’s director of communications, has declared he no longer wishes to be a...

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The stadium is steeped history, and though Everton needs to move with the times, it will nevertheless be sad to see them leave the old ground and even sadder to see any part of it demolished. But there are...

Christian Pulisic faces more pressure than most of Europe’s top five leagues’ fresh faces

As Europe's most prestigious clubs fly back to the Old World from preseason tours of all corners of the globe, it's the surest sign yet that the return of club football is just around the corner. As ever, the...

U.S. Soccer To Field Women’s Beach Soccer National Team For First Time As Squad...

CHICAGO (July 26, 2019) – U.S. Soccer will field a Women’s Beach Soccer National Team for the first time when the first women’s Concacaf tournament for beach soccer is held in El Salvador from Aug. 3-6.   The Concacaf qualifying tournament...

Piojo Alvarado shines as Conejo Perez bids farewell

MEXICO CITY -- Oscar "Conejo" Perez couldn't contain the tears as the crowd inside Estadio Azteca sung his name ahead of his farewell ceremonial appearance on Saturday. The 46-year-old, 1.72-meter goalkeeper made his debut for La Maquina when UB40...

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JERUSALEM — In a matter of months, a campaign to boycott Israel has moved from the margins of politics — liberal college campuses and protest marches — to Congress, where the freshman representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida...

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Six years after joining for a record £86m, Real Madrid are apparently looking to offload Gareth Bale this summer – despite resistance from the Welshman to depart his dream club.  Bale has enjoyed mixed success during his time in Spain. On...

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Leagues Cup proves Liga MX dominance

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When Europe’s Best Soccer Team Comes to Fenway Park

BOSTON– Last Sunday, Liverpool FC played a friendly match against Sevilla, losing 2-1. Liverpool, for those who aren't aware, won the Champions League this season, which is basically the best thing a club team can win. Seeing as Fenway...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets a warning from MLS disciplinary committee

The MLS disciplinary committee will not punish Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic after reviewing video of a violent incident in last week’s win over crosstown rival LAFC. But the committee did not clear him either, informing the Galaxy that Ibrahimovic...

Updated Mercy Health Training Center renderings released

MILFORD, Ohio – As FC Cincinnati’s world-class training facility gets closer to completion this fall, project managers today released internal renderings of the Mercy Health Training Center, as well as up-to-date project photos. This marks the first time the...

Beitar Jerusalem: Soccer club owner ready to sue ‘racist’ fans

Mohamed is a new member of Beitar Jerusalem, an Israeli club infamous for the racist behavior of some of its fans towards Muslims.Mohamed was subjected to racist abuse from some fans during an open training session last month. Chants...

What the new UK PM means for Brexit

Boris Johnson, the U.K.'s next prime minister, is a charismatic and sometimes controversial figure that already divides his own party and the British public alike.Johnson was announced as the winner of the ruling Conservative Party's leadership race on Tuesday,...

Brexit highlights Ireland’s divisions. But sport shows how united we can be | Una...

Depressed about Brexit? There’s always golf. As Brexit threatens the economic – and actual – security of Ireland, north and south, maybe what we can lean into a little more on this island is the unifying power of sport....

Watch Netherlands v Scotland live in the Women’s U19 European Championship – Live

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Frank Lampard Can’t Lose At Post-Sarri Chelsea

Should Lampard use what on paper looks like a 4-2-3-1, with N'Golo Kante alongside Jorginho in a double pivot, in reality this could become a 4-3-3 as Kante is at his best when working between both boxes, as shown...

Juan Mata hopes Paul Pogba will stay at Manchester United despite interest from Europe

Juan Mata hopes fantastic and influential midfielder Paul Pogba will remain at Manchester United and help turn the city red again.Three years after returning to Old Trafford in what was a world-record £89million deal, the 26-year-old has publicly admitted...

Women’s Professional Soccer Live Stream: How to Watch NWSL Matches

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup generated a lot of excitement and big TV ratings, thanks in large part to the U.S. team's run to the title. And if you were among the 14.3 million people watching on television...

Challenge accepted: Tommy Fleetwood out to ruin Shane Lowry’s big day

PORTRUSH, Ireland — Only one player can realistically prevent the biggest golfing party ever seen on the Emerald Isle from exploding into life at Royal Portrush on Sunday.Tommy Fleetwood is ready for the challenge."I know what it's going to...

Galaxy superstar Ibrahimovic must be appreciated before he’s gone

When Trevor Orme visited California from the midlands of England this spring, he walked along the beach at Malibu, marveled at the Giant Sequoias and experienced the wonders of Yosemite.All of which were lovely. But the most remarkable thing...

Aaron Long’s rejected transfer bid shows how MLS helps and holds back the USMNT

Reports in several outlets including ESPN have noted that the New York Red Bulls have received a transfer bid for Aaron Long but have turned it down. According to Jeff Carlisle, “one source said that moving Long...

Algeria Lift The AFCON – Mount Royal Soccer

It’s a style that used to win big tournaments in Europe. Physical, chippy, unattractive, spoiling, but it was effective this evening in Cairo for an Algerian side that eclipsed a more expansive Senegal, that probably relied...

The ‘King’ Who Turned 150/1 Greek Outsiders into Champions of Europe

​It was one of the greatest shocks in football history. Theo Zagorakis, a veteran midfielder who had briefly played for Leicester but never excelled outside his home country, lifted high the European Championship trophy on 4 July 2004 after Greece...

Patrick McEleney insists Dundalk will relish shouldering a weight of expectation in Europe this...

Patrick McEleney insists Dundalk will relish shouldering a weight of expectation in Europe this season. The Derryman helped tee up the prospect of another tantalising continental adventure after playing his part in Wednesday’s shootout win in Latvia. Bigger...

WNBA must improve European exposure to improve international footprint

As the most powerful continent in women’s basketball, Europe has produced many of the sport’s top stars. Stars on the Women’s EuroBasket championship and medal-winning teams consistently shine on the professional stage, including at the annual EuroLeague...

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Making it abroad -- whether it is in Europe or Mexico -- has never been easy, even players who had...

Watch Scotland v France live in the Women’s U19 European Championship – Live

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Atletico offer Spurs chance to sign Correa in Trippier negotiations

The European transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.QUIZ: Which player are you? | What do Europe's elite need?TOP STORY: Atleti offer Spurs Correa...

De Ligt ready to join Ronaldo and Co. at Juventus

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Since we are in July, in pre-season and hence the time of new signings, it might be appropriate to use a soccer comparison to analyze the team recently selected by the heads of state and government that form the...

How Olympic Dreams Were Crushed For One Of Ireland’s Most Exciting Athletes

Jim Davis had a long-term plan for Danny Darcy. The aim wasn’t to make him...

Hodan Nalayeh Left Canada To Tell Somalia’s Untold Stories. She Died Trying.

Hodan Nalayeh, who was murdered Friday by terrorists in the Somali port city of Kismayo, was the best of us, and the best of a new kind of journalist.She was part of our global diaspora,...

Notes on Americans abroad in preeason and a look at potential transfers

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8:21 AM ETNick AmesESPN.com writer The Africa Cup of Nations is down to its final four. Nick Ames takes a look at the semifinal matchups, and reveals who of Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria and Algeria will be moving on to...

Coffee with the Caps, Friday July 12

Good Friday morning Caps fans, I hope your upcoming weekends are filled with good weather, summer time activity and as few household chores as possible. Scrolling through my Twitter feed this morning, I was intrigued by a FourFourTwo...

The struggling stars like Sanchez and Bale trapped on inflated contracts

Some of the biggest moves in this summer's transfer market are taking a long time to come to fruition, and part of the reason for that is the size of the contracts involved. Which players are the most overpaid?...

D-Day, but for soccer

Not since D-Day has there been such a successful U.S. invasion of France. In winning the World Cup, the American...

Top Story: Fanatics joins Uefa as official fan shop for Euro 2020

Brought toyou by the All the need-to-know deals from across the industry.Posted: July 11 2019By: Ed Dixon Getty ImagesTop StoryUefa has signed a long-term partnership that sees Fanatics manage the merchandising and official fan shop for the European soccer governing body’s...

Waiting For The Revolution At The StatsBomb Soccer Analytics Bootcamp

When the 2019 Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham kicked off, I wasn’t jammed into a sports bar downing beers with hundreds of other soccer-mad Americans, as I had originally planned to be. Instead, I was dead sober,...

From the Archives: Riots besiege England

Shopkeepers closed early and boarded up their windows. City dwellers barricaded their doors. In newspaper offices and radio stations, reporters struggled to keep track of the riots. Mrs Thatcher’s words suggested she might be shifting from the hard-line approach...

FK Sarajevo 1-3 Celtic: Neil Lennon’s side pass first European test

Celtic took a significant step towards the second round of Champions League qualifying after an impressive 3-1 win over FK Sarajevo...

The Social: July 9, 2019

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NWSL hopes World Cup excitement will lead to a breakthrough for women’s pro soccer

North Carolina Courage players celebrate their NWSL soccer title victory over the Portland Thorns last September. (Adam Lapierre/The Oregonian via AP, File) His franchise has long been the most supported in the National Women’s Soccer...

Fifa Needs To Look At Holding The Women’s World Cup Every Two Years

By any reasonable measure, the 2019 Women's World Cup has been an outstanding success. There has been more written and read about this tournament than any previous edition and when the final viewing figures are compiled it is almost...

Opinion | As Rome Falters, Milan Rises

There is more than one answer, but one is paramount: In Milan, political opponents work together, and business and cultural institutions tend to join forces for the common good. They think glory and wealth can be shared, if things...

Olivia Wilde Signs With Anonymous Content for Commercial Directing

The Hollywood Reporter’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact [email protected] Director in demand Olivia Wilde...

Cancel the Qatar World Cup

That’s only the latest accusation of Qatari bribery. Soccer officials around the world seem to have found their bank accounts stuffed with millions. Whistle-blowers keep stepping forward to detail the schemes; investigative reporters keep churning out documentation to show...

Lisa Evans, Vivianne Miedema’s Girlfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Instagram Dutch national team star Vivianne Miedema (left) with her girlfriend and Arsenal teammate Lisa Evans (right). Vivianne Miedema is the top-scoring forward for the Dutch national team at this year’s Women’s World Cup. Through six matches, she has tallied three...

USA vs. Netherlands – Preview, Schedule, TV Channels, Start Time & Bracket

The U.S. Women’s National Team will compete for the biggest prize in women’s soccer when it takes on the Netherlands in the championship game of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 7 at Stade de Lyon...

Someone Used a Chain Saw to Make a Melania Trump Statue. Few Were Impressed.

LONDON — Decades after Melania Trump left the rolling hills of Slovenia and became first lady of the United States, a life-size wooden statue of her has appeared on the banks of a river near her hometown.Much of the...

The last hurrah? USA have blazed the trail but Europe is closing in |...

It would be difficult to script a more idyllic beginning. On a balmy August afternoon in 1985, the US women’s national team warmed up for their first ever game on a pristine pitch in Jesolo, a stunning resort town on...

Whitecaps fans fall in love with Adnan, shows his love signing to stay

It was supposed to be a stopover on the way back to Europe, but Vancouver is now home for the newest member of the WhitecapsHe came for a job. He stayed for a life. Ali Adnan is now a...

Roma look to Juve outcast Higuain

The European transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.Top free agents in 2020 | What do Europe's elite needTOP STORY: Roma in for HiguainCalciomercato...

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United States, England, and the rest of Europe get high viewership for USA-England World...

In the monumental matchup between the United States and England, it was the USWNT who kept their 2-1 lead after a disallowed offside goal and a saved penalty to win and advance to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. This...

Netherlands vs. Sweden: Oranje wins, will play USA in its first Women’s World Cup...

Jackie Groenen celebrates her goal in extra time that would send the Netherlands to its first World Cup final. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) Steven Goff...

U.S. soccer vs. England schedule, start time, how to watch, TV, channel, preview

Megan Rapinoe and Abby Dahlkemper during a training session before the World Cup semifinal. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images) Next in the ring to face the United States: Merry Old England. Or is it the other way...

Sharp Names Para 7-A-Side National Team Roster For 2019 IFCPF World Cup

PNT Will Face Iran, Finland and Ireland in Group B Play from July 8-12;USA Looks to Build on Best Modern-Era Finish Achieved at 2017 World Championships   CHICAGO (July 1, 2019)—U.S. Para 7-a-Side National Team head coach Stuart Sharp has selected...

On Eve of World Cup Semifinal, Clock Is Already Ticking on U.S.

PARIS — Even in the first flush of victory, Megan Rapinoe could see the warning signs.The United States had made it to the World Cup semifinals, edging past France only a few minutes before. The American team, women’s soccer’s...

Eriksen, Rashford lead top free agents in 2020

There are some big names available on a free transfer in summer 2020 from Europe's biggest clubs if they don't put pen to paper soon. Here are the top ones, with the help of Transfermarkt.Forever to be known as...

Charla Huber: Pacific FC a master class in communications success

Last week, I attended my first Pacific FC game at Westhills Stadium and was blown away at how the new team has built up its loyal fan base so quickly. Seeing close to 5,000 people fill the...

France reaches it highest temperature ever during Europe’s heatwave

Pau Barrena AFP | The forest fire has spread in the northeastern region of Catalonia and has destroyed more than 5,500 hectares so farThe previous high temperature recorded in the country was 44.1°C in 2003, during a heatwave that...

Sweden snaps drought against rival Germany in World Cup quarters

4:31 PM ETAlyssa RoenigkESPN CloseAlyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @ESPN_Alyssa on Twitter).RENNES, France --...

What Should the NBA Do to Fix Its Schedule?

Earlier this week, ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz reported something that’s been rumored for some time: The NBA is considering cutting its schedule down from 82 games and adding a midseason cup of some sort. It would be the...

USA soccer beats France, 2-1 to reach Women’s World Cup semifinal

Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring her second goal. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) Steven Goff Reporter covering soccer (D.C. United, MLS, U.S. national teams, World Cup),...

UPDATE 3-Soccer-Inspired England outclass Norway to make semi-finals

LE HAVRE — England marched into the women’s World Cup semi-finals with an impressive 3-0 victory over demoralized Norway on Thursday, delivering their best performance of the tournament.Ellen White scored her fifth goal of the competition in between Jill...

Will Brits care about Yankees-Red Sox games?

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale discusses the Yankees and Red Sox playing the first-ever MLB game in Europe. USA TODAY SportsLONDON — You can stroll over to Buckingham Palace, go up the 800-foot Shard...

London Series: The New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox – will the United...

2019 MLB London SeriesDates: 29-30 June Venue: London StadiumCoverage: Streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website"The biggest opportunity...

Europe is dominating the Women’s World Cup. How should we feel about it?

Look at the final stages of the Women’s World Cup and you’ll see European nations in every direction. Of nine UEFA teams that entered the competition, seven still remain. In fact, as my colleague Sophie Lawson has...

For U.S. Men’s Soccer Team, Gold Cup Offers Path Back From the Abyss

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Tyler Boyd? Walker Zimmerman? Aaron Long?You will be forgiven if you don’t recognize three of the starters from the United States men’s soccer team’s first two Gold Cup matches. You will also be forgiven if...

Ezequiel Barco: “My focus is here” with Atlanta United, not in Europe

Like most MLS fans, Ezequiel Barco has seen the rumors about a possible transfer to Europe, especially in the wake of his performance with Argentina at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. But the Atlanta United midfielder, signed in January 2018 for...

U.S. Holds Off an Ascendant Spain, for Now, at Women’s World Cup

REIMS, France — Jill Ellis sat on the sideline and nibbled on her finger.It was a sweltering Monday night, and her players on the United States women’s soccer team were deadlocked with Spain, one goal apiece, in their round-of-16...

Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo wins 2026 Olympic Winter Games

The Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo delegation celebrates the announcement in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) Cindy Boren Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics and...

Why Weather Forecasting Keeps Getting Better

At four-fifteen on the morning of June 4, 1944, Group Captain James Martin Stagg, a meteorologist for the British military, arrived at the library of a grand manor house on the southern coast of England. On the other side...

2019 Women’s World Cup – It would be a big mistake for the U.S....

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Giampaolo hoping to bring good times back to Milan

The 51-year-old former Sampdoria boss replaces Gennaro Gattuso on a two-year deal reported to be worth two million euros ($2.2 million) annually. "I worked really hard to get this chance," Giampaolo, who will take over on July 1, told Milan...

Emerging nations a rising threat

While that admittedly that means seven of the teams in those finals came from nations where soccer was well-developed, the success of established countries has been concentrated.Germany, twice champions and once runners-up, and Norway (Australia's opponent on Sunday morning)...

MLS match preview for LA Galaxy

CLOSE Lindsay Patterson and Pat Brennan discuss the upcoming match between FC Cincinnati and LA Galaxy. Cincinnati EnquirerThe Los Angeles Galaxy comes to Nippert Stadium Saturday to face FC Cincinnati. Here's everything you need...

Family ties but no divided loyalties for Roestbakken in Norway clash

"I tell you my dad's not going to miss that game. I reckon a few of my relatives might come over as well so we'll see how that goes. It's gonna be an awesome game," Roestbakken said as she...

Adidas Logo Could Lose Some Trademark Protection in EU: Ruling

Legend has it that Adidas founder Adi Dassler purchased the brand’s iconic three-stripes trademark in 1951 for a sum equivalent to 1,600 euros...

U.S. soccer vs. Sweden schedule, start time, how to watch, TV, channel, preview

Carli Lloyd and the Americans will face their greatest test yet in Sweden. (Christian Hartmann/Reuters) How to watch | Pregame reading Both the United States and Sweden will advance to the Women’s World...

Messi, Ronaldo And Neymar Dominate The Sporting World

Lionel Messi is the highest-paid athlete in the world. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images) Getty This past season...

Iran, European Central Bank, Climate: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering Europe’s place stuck in the middle of U.S.-Iran tensions, a surprise challenger to Boris Johnson and a $200,000 ticket to nowhere.Europe caught in middle of Iran-U.S. feudAs...

Latvia test opens doors for Dundalk but Dublin clubs set high bar in Europe

Representatives of the four participants were hoping for good news in Switzerland and, in truth, the way the balls rolled has opened up the possibility of the rich getting richer. Champions Dundalk will be satisfied with the task they've been...

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

PARIS - French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar took 1980s soccer superstar and former top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning.Platini’s representatives denied...

German Soccer Team to Be First to Test Weapons Detection System in Europe

The arrangement allows the developer to assess...

Keith Long convinced Bohemians’ team spirit can propel them into Europe

Keith Long is convinced that Bohs' team spirit can propel them into Europe for the first time since 2013.The Gypsies hit the summer break on a high after their latest victory over bitter rivals Shamrock Rovers on Friday night.And...

US women’s soccer team is dominant. That’s because most of the world is playing...

You're forgiven if you thought that was an American football scoreline. They have never finished worse than third at the World Cup.Meanwhile, the US men are currently 30th in FIFA's world rankings, while the women are the best in...

U.S. soccer vs. Chile schedule, start time, how to watch, TV, channel, preview

Alex Morgan, left, and Megan Rapinoe will lead the U.S. attack against Chile. (Christian Hartmann/Reuters) How to watch | Pregame reading The United States put on a show Tuesday in its...

Arcega-Whiteside Wows Eagles, Learning from DeSean Jackson

Getty J.J. Arcega-Whiteside might be the NFL's biggest red zone threat. First bold statement of this young season: J.J. Arcega-Whiteside might be the best jump-ball receiver in the NFL. The chemistry he is already developing with Carson Wentz in the...

USWNT’s biggest challenge at World Cup: France, England and parity at the top

France's Eugenie Le Sommer scored on a penalty kick against Norway on Wednesday. (Claude Paris/AP) Liz Clarke Sports reporter focusing on tennis, Olympics ...

Iran, Democratic Debate, Harriet Tubman: Your Friday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.1. “Well, Iran did do it.”President Trump said in an interview with “Fox & Friends” that there was no doubt that Iran was behind the...

World Cup 2019: The US women’s national team and soccer girl aesthetic

As you may know, the women’s World Cup started this week, and the US team won their first game in the group stage of the tournament by a full 13 goals. What you may not know is...

A year after World Cup, Russia toasts big soccer crowds

By James Ellingworth | AP June 14 at 2:29 AM MOSCOW — A year after hosting the World Cup, Russia is boasting the biggest club soccer crowds since Soviet days and...

How English soccer clubs manage to reign supreme in Europe

This year, English soccer clubs made history by taking all the four places in the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League finals, with Liverpool emerging as the champions in the former. Nevertheless, one might still remember that merely three...

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil chooses Turkish President Erdogan as wedding witness

Recep Tayyip Erdogan salutes Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil and his new bride. (Turkish President Press via EPA/EFE) (Turkish President Press Office/Handout/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) In the run-up to last year’s World Cup, Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil sparked...

Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Times

Clashes erupt as Hong Kong protesters block roadsRiot police used pepper spray and water cannons in a bid to disperse the tens of thousands of protesters who had gathered around the legislature to stop lawmakers from debating a plan...

What is Robbie Williams’ net worth and how many kids do he and Ayda...

ROBBIE Williams has gone from boyband heartthrob to global solo superstar, X Factor judge and charity founder. The Angels singer will once again host his Soccer Aid fundraiser in London. Here's all you need to know... 5Who is Robbie Williams? Robbie Williams...

Can American Soccer’s Salvation Be Found In The Streets?

Street FC games are always played on hardcourts, and are always 5 vs. 5 or 4 vs. 4. The games end after a brisk four minutes, or first to three goals. They’re fast games with players rotating, pushing, pulling,...

Southeast Portland’s new Citymaxx Food Stores scales up traditional Eastern European grocery

Portland’s newest Eastern European grocery, Citymaxx Food Stores, aims to be an updated alternative to traditional mom and pop Old Country groceries. “It’s Whole Foods gone Eastern European,” Citymaxx General Manager Matt Schumacher said.The store, located in the...

Real Madrid’s summer transfer window in five key elements

I wonder how many fans truly care that Real Madrid have already spent a couple hundred million euros in the summer transfer market without yet addressing their serious need for energy, drive and control in midfield.It's an even stronger...

5 Highest Scoring Midfielders Across Europe in the 2018/19 Season

The primary job of central midfielders is the responsibility given to them, either to create, control or break up play. However, with the recent developments in the game, many midfielders have adopted goalscoring duties as well, in an attempt...

The Best Women’s Soccer Team in the World Fights for Equal Pay

If Lloyd represents one role in the life cycle of a national team player, Lindsey Horan represents its opposite: the young-gun rising star and one of the picks to emerge from this World Cup a newly minted superstar. Her...

75 years later, a soccer match remembered in Normandy

Players from a local French amateur team, left, and an American squad from Ramstein Air Base in Germany pause for a halftime toast during their match Saturday commemorating a soccer match played 75 years ago in the...

Seven former UNC women’s soccer players to take part in the World Cup

As it has been since the early 80s, UNC women’s soccer is one of the preeminent programs of the college ranks. There are dozens of Tar Heel alumni playing professionally around the world, and the pipeline will...

Madrid still want Pogba, will offer Bale

The Premier League transfer window is open. You can click here to review all the latest transfers and keep up to date with all the latest gossip.When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you...

German Soccer Star Is the Groom. Turkey’s President Is the Best Man.

BERLIN — Mesut Ozil, the German soccer star who quit the national team last year after a photograph of him posing with the Turkish president unleashed a political storm, married a former Miss Turkey on Friday on the banks...

France opens Women’s World Cup by romping past South Korea

Wendie Renard, a 6-foot-2 defender, celebrates with teammates after scoring her second goal of the first half against South Korea at Parc des Princes.(Alessandra Tarantino/Associated Press) ...

De Ligt, De Jong and Depay are the building blocks for a new, elite...

In 1977, Johan Cruijff's Dutch team came to Wembley and England fielded five players whose natural position was center-back. Oranje fooled them by playing without a center-forward: Cruijff dropped into midfield and set up both goals in a 0-2...

NHL Keeps Running On Dunkin’ With New Deal

Dunkin’ has signed a multi-year extension of its deal with the NHL, continuing its position as the official coffee, donut and breakfast sandwich of the league in the U.S. The deal, expected to be announced tonight prior to game five...

Top football programs discover European recruits

Jairo Faverus, a defensive back from Amsterdam, was hanging out in Alabama's football facility for about 20 minutes before a Crimson Tide staffer...

ECA chief Agnelli wants to give stability to middle-ranked clubs

(Reuters) - A proposal to give captive places to teams in the Champions League was about providing “stability” and aimed at benefiting clubs from outside the major leagues, the head of the association representing Europe’s biggest clubs said on...

While his Nevada rape trial is moved in the U.S., Ronaldo’s hat trick sends...

By TALES AZZONI AP Sports WriterPORTO, Portugal (AP) — On a night when Portugal unveiled its newest star, it was the same old Cristiano Ronaldo who came through for the national team again.Teenager Joao Felix, who has been called...

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Short of booting him in the shins at a change of ends, Roger Federer has used just about everything in his vast armoury to try and beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open -- so he will need...

Takefusa Kubo’s pathway to Europe coming into focus

I last wrote about FC Tokyo midfielder Takefusa Kubo in this column a little over three months ago, reflecting on his impressive performance against reigning champion Kawasaki Frontale on the J. League’s opening day.He’s only gotten better, netting four...

In Vietnam beer war, Heineken and Sabeco seek to take each other’s turf

HANOI/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In Vietnam, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing beer markets, new battle lines are being drawn as Heineken NV and local industry leader Sabeco hone their product offerings and build up marketing muscle. The Dutch...

How Amstel is scoring with the Europa League: “It’s about completing the geographical jigsaw”

Through its partnership with the Uefa Europa League, Amstel Brewery is combining soccer and a flexible approach in local markets to boost its brand reach. SportsPro spoke to Sharon Annette, the Dutch beer brewery’s global portfolio development director, about...

Qatar May Buy Into English Team Leeds

Qatar, the gas-rich Gulf state that has gained an outsized influence in global soccer, held advanced discussions to buy a stake in the storied English team Leeds United on Monday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the...

UCL has put Europe in Premier League’s grip

The 2-0 win for Jurgen Klopp's side over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on Saturday was the culmination of a week of all-English European finals, after Chelsea had thrashed Arsenal 4-1 in Baku to lift the Europa League trophy. The Premier...

‘Nothing beats an all-English final’: YouTube, the Champions League, and the power of streaming

Getty ImagesJust as over-the-top (OTT) presents an evolution of traditional media, YouTube appears to be adapting, too; not only as a bona fide streaming platform, but also as a space where both linear and direct-to-consumer (DTC) content distributors share...

Weekend sports lineup: The Super Bowl of Europe highlights a weekend packed with must-watch...

And no. We're not talking about the Bruins -- who have a chance to win the Stanley Cup next week.We're talking about the famed soccer club Liverpool. You know, the team that LeBron James has a minority stake in?...

A move to the Columbus Crew renewed Zack Steffen’s passion for soccer

In men’s soccer, unlike other major American sports, the pinnacle does not exist in the United States. If a player wants to be the best, he goes to play in one of the top leagues in Europe....

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: “Gamble responsibly.” It’s anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge...

How to watch Liverpool vs. Tottenham

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Memphis 901 FC excited about visit from Orlando City

To paraphrase legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross: Business is about to pick up for Memphis 901 FC. The city's first-year United Soccer League franchise got the result it wanted in Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup game against Hartford and then got...

China’s Soccer Push Takes a New Tack: Naturalizing Foreign Players

A London-born midfielder emerged Thursday as the latest example of China’s occasionally bumpy effort to become a force in international soccer.The midfielder, Nico Yennaris, a 26-year-old with little pedigree in Britain, became the first foreign-born player to be called...

Best African XI In Europe This Season

With all of Europe's major leagues now completed, here is our African Team of the Season filled with stars from the top divisions. The three Premier League Golden Boot winners feature, as do two reported...

Fans stay away as debate over Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan shrouds Europa League final in Azerbaijan

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 29, 2019, 11:17 AM UTCBy Alexander SmithLONDON — When Arsenal faces Chelsea in a major European soccer final on Wednesday, the...

What you need to know before Arsenal vs. Chelsea

The only thing left to settle in the 2018-19 club season are the European honors and it begins on Wednesday as Arsenal take on Chelsea for the Europa League title. Gab Marcotti gets you prepared with what you need...

Liverpool Vs. Spurs Champions League Final 2019: 5 Things To Know

Spurs and Liverpool will battle it out for the UEFA Champions League trophy. (Photo by Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket via Getty Images). Getty ...

Konrad De La Fuente is thriving for U.S. U20s. Will Barcelona’s first-team squad be...

A few months ago, there were coaches at the club who were certain De La Fuente would make it at the top level, although they were unsure whether that would translate into regular minutes for Barca's first team. But...

From Ronaldo to Roma: Serie A’s tops and flops

Milan - The 2018/19 Italian Serie A season finished on Sunday with Juventus once again crowned champions for the eighth straight year and 35th time in their history.Here are the tops and flops of the league campaign in Italy:Tops:Ronaldo...

How Football Leaks Is Exposing Corruption in European Soccer

The first person to receive an e-mail from the whistle-blowing organization Football Leaks was António Varela, a columnist at Record, one of Portugal’s three national sports newspapers. The message arrived early in the afternoon of September 29, 2015. Varela,...

In final test before Women’s World Cup, U.S. flexes depth in 3-0 win over...

Mallory Pugh celebrates after scoring against Mexico keeper Cecilia Santiago. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) Steven Goff Reporter covering soccer (D.C. United, MLS, U.S....

11 Players From Around Europe Who Will Be Out of Contract Next Summer

As we head into another summer of transfer activity we take a look at some of those stars most vulnerable to bids from rival clubs: the players who have just one year remaining on their current contract.  This will be...

Memphis drops Liverpool hint on way to join Netherlands

7:58 PM ETNick JuddTransfer writer The Premier League transfer window is open. You can click here to review all the latest transfers and keep up to date with all the latest gossip below.Transfer window grades | When does the...

Christine Sinclair among 9 Canadian returnees for upcoming Women’s World Cup

Canada's 23-player roster for the Women's World Cup next month in France is a blend of experience and youth, with a solid defence and heavy reliance on captain Christine Sinclair for scoring.Sinclair, who will equal Karina LeBlanc's Canadian record...

FIFA restoring ‘corruption’ to ethics code after criticism

FIFA President Gianni Infantino smiles during an awarding ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Putin awarded FIFA President Gianni Infantino with the Order of Friendship and praised the World Cup that...

Canada plays to scoreless draw with Spain in final tune-up before Women’s World Cup

Canada goes into the Women's World Cup unbeaten this year and having conceded just one goal in eight matches after a 0-0 draw with Spain in its final tournament warm-up match Friday.The fifth-ranked Canadian women came on as the...

Egan ready to take on big boys with ‘band of brothers’

John Egan celebrated Sheffield United's promotion to the Premier League with gusto but he's determined to go into the top division with "no fear" alongside his Blades "band of brothers". Leeds United's draw with Aston Villa at the end of...

Soccer club president targeted by French corruption probe

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar’s bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday.The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of “active corruption”...

Palermo Is Again a Migrant City, Shaped Now by Bangladeshis and Nigerians

PALERMO, Sicily — The stands overflowed with Sicilian blood oranges and almonds. Mediterranean mussels gleamed black. Taut yellow strings connected the tail fins to the grim mouths of sea bream, their silver backs curved like commas. Vendors interrupted their...

15 European Pop Acts You Might Not Know, but Should

Charlotte Hadden for The New York Times Onstage at a grimy club in Poznan, Poland, Nastya Kreslina was done up like a...

No Policies? No Problem. The Patchwork Brexit Party Is Crushing Its Opponents.

WILLENHALL, England — The candidates walked down the ballroom aisle to loud ovations and corporate rock, taking turns at the lectern delivering pitches for the Brexit Party: a deep-pocketed Tory known for churning through managers at his soccer club;...

“England want to leave Europe and they’re in two finals”

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini joked that Premier League teams from England are dominating in Europe, despite the country voting to leave the European Union. Liverpool and Tottenham are set to contest the Champions League final in Madrid on June...

Europe’s elite and the Champions League

May 20, 2019by US Soccer Players The soccer news starts with Bayern Munich winning the 2018-19 Bundesliga title. It's not lost on anybody that this is the season for defending champions retaining their status, with Bayern joining Manchester City,...

‘The stadium is paramount’: How Everton are plotting a top six push from Bramley...

As the curtain dropped on another Premier League season, top-flight English soccer side Everton found themselves in familiar territory. In eighth place on 54 points, the Toffees were once again left peering in on the top six, 12 points...

10 players from around Europe your club can sign on FREE transfers this summer

The summer transfer window is now open and that means a number of players are coming to the end of their contracts. Several high-profile players will be leaving their current clubs, including the likes of Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia...

11 Under-23 Bundesliga Players who Will be on the Target List of Europe’s Biggest...

Across several generations, the German Bundesliga has been a hotspot for some of the best players known to play the game. With top clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United etc. looking to reduce the average age of their squad...

Christine Sinclair scores as Canada defeats Mexico in Women’s World Cup tune-up

Canada leaves for the Women's World Cup on a winning note, dispatching an outmatched Mexico side 3-0 on Saturday with captain Christine Sinclair adding to her legacy with career goal No. 181.It was mission accomplished for the fifth-ranked Canadians,...

Soccer’s Billionaires Should Spend What They Want

By Chris Bryant | Bloomberg May 18 at 10:25 AM It’s hard to beat the unscripted theater of the Champions League, which pits Europe’s best soccer clubs and players...

Football Star Ronaldo Donates $1.5mn to Gazans on Opening of Ramadan

Europe15:26 17.05.2019(updated 16:46 17.05.2019) Get short URLPortuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has donated $1.5 million to feed the fasting people in the besieged Gaza Strip, Palestine, against the backdrop of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Juventus star striker...

Weekend sports lineup: PGA Championship, Preakness Stakes and more

The golf tournament returns to May for the first time in seven decades at a colorful course legendary for its difficulty.And that's just the tip of the iceberg for a jam-packed weekend of sports excitement. We'll also see the...

Sky Italia ready to take to the “front line” over Serie A rights

Brought toyou by the Broadcaster’s CEO responds to talk of soccer league partnership with Mediapro in 2021.Posted: May 17 2019By: Tom Bassam Getty ImagesPay-TV broadcaster Sky Italia has stated an intention to remain a key player in the domestic soccer broadcast...

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Here are the top sports stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 6.30 p.m. GMT/ 2.30 p.m. ET For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning...

Bundesliga joins Champions League reform critics

Swiss league also voices concern for competition changes.Posted: May 16 2019By: Ed Dixon Getty Images The German Football League (DFL), the domestic soccer league body, has joined the increasing list of opponents to plans from Uefa, European soccer’s governing body, to revamp...

PREVIEW: WNT Set to face New Zealand in Send-Off Series | May 16 at...

With the 23-player Women’s World Cup squad named on May 2 , the U.S. Women’s National Team...

Antoine Griezmann just one part of Barcelona’s $326 million plans

Antoine Griezmann is just one part of FC Barcelona's $326 million transfer plan as it attempts to banish its Champions League humiliation for good. Barcelona won its 26th La Liga championship title last month and can add...

Manchester City and European Soccer Arrive at a Moment of Reckoning

MANCHESTER, England — Strip away the jargon and the euphemisms and the disorientating forest of acronyms, tune out the noise from claim and counterclaim and strident denial, pick a way through the laborious detail and the tangled minutiae, and...

When the Summer Window Opens & Closes Across Europe

​The Premier League season is over, and leagues across Europe will soon follow suit. It has been an enthralling year of action wherever you look, but attentions will soon turn to one thing and one thing only – the...

Spain’s giants like Barcelona, Real Madrid used to dominate in Europe, but is it...

4:15 AM ETSid LoweSpain writer And so it ends. The lights were still on, but it was late, it was quiet, and they had all gone home. A few hours before, they'd waited in their thousands with fireworks and...

JONES: Canadian Premier League soccer not relegating itself from early expansion plans

David Clanachan is definitely a dreamer.You had to squint a bit as Edmonton FC and Pacific FC played a nil-nil home debut of the Canadian Premier League, if you were trying to envision the entirety of the complete dream...

Uefa still open to Champions League revamp despite criticism

Richard Scudamore labels proposals as “out of order” as row over competition reform continues.Posted: May 13 2019By: Ed Dixon Getty Images Uefa, European soccer’s governing body, will continue to explore changes to its elite club competition, the Champions League, despite continued...

Russia, Syria, Premier League: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning,We’re covering Russian disinformation in the European Parliament elections, Syria’s secret network of torture prisons and the experiences of pregnant female athletes sponsored by Nike.Russia remains a driving force,...

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool title bid was only first step

Liverpool "tried everything" to win the Premier League title but finishing second to Manchester City was "only the first step", says...

Trent Alexander Arnold Andy Robertson Cross Their Way Through Europe

That Oakley Cannonier became a cult hero for his role in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Barcelona to move onto the Champions League Final shows how even the smallest margins are a byproduct of detailed planning. The 14-year-old ball-boy, handpicked...

The Premier League’s diversity is leading the way in Europe

Chelsea's agonising penalty shooutout win against Eintracht Frankfurt booked their place in the Europa League final, where London rivals Arsenal awaited them after dispatching of Valencia in normal time. As well as moving their derby over to Baku, they...

Chelsea 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt: Blues win 4-3 on penalties to set-up Arsenal final

Eden Hazard scored the winning penalty as Chelsea edged past Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties to set up an all-English Europa...

The Latest: Romanian soccer hero scores again for EU’s Tusk

SIBIU, Romania — The Latest on the European Union summit in Romania (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Not everybody comes with gloves to a European Union summit, but European Council President Donald Tusk could not resist. At least,...

Tan’s Take: Putting the Premier League title race into perspective

A Foreword Soccer holds an interesting position in the minds and attentions of American sports fans. The United States is in the minority of countries in which soccer, or futbόl as it is called internationally, is not the dominant sport...

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Brexit PM May ridiculed for summoning Liverpool football spirit

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday compared her Brexit battle with Brussels to Liverpool footballers' stirring Champions League comeback against Barcelona -- risking ridicule from the left-leaning city. The English club lost the first leg of the...

The Best Player In The World And A 3-0 Deficit Couldn’t Stop Liverpool

Liverpool needed to do it all against Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal on Tuesday. Despite creating chances, the Reds had failed to score in the first leg at Camp Nou last week, which meant...

PSG have a attitude problem and until it’s fixed, they’ll be kings of France...

Take the fateful visit of Man United in Paris for the Champions League last-16, second leg: Carrying a 2-0 aggregate lead from the first leg at Old Trafford, Tuchel's decision to allow the players extra time off before the...

Wales becomes ‘nation of sanctuary’ for refugees, asylum-seekers

In many ways, it is Mohammad who is struggling the most. “I really like this great country. It’s very beautiful, very kind and it’s helped my wife and children,” he said.But learning both English and Welsh while working a...

Total Football: How Sounders defender Kelvin Leerdam’s Dutch upbringing has him thriving in Seattle

This is a feature in Issue 21 of Sounders Monthly, Sounders FC’s original magazine. They are available for free at The NINETY, Soccer Celebration, GuestLink Services locations and Membership Central as well as the Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and South gates. Kelvin Leerdam...

Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Champions Barcelona lost 2-0 at Celta Vigo while Getafe earned an important 2-0 win over Girona in their bid to secure Champions League qualification. BETIS SLUMP CONTINUES Although relegation is not a worry for Real...

Revenge of the minnows | Power Line

English Premier League soccer doesn’t have a salary cap, at least not one that resembles those in major American sports. There is something called “financial fair play” that restricts the purchase of players, but it does not create anything...

Man United’s top-4 chances over, Chelsea moves to 3rd in EPL

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United will have to settle for Europa League football next season after a dismal finish to the Premier League season reached a new low with a 1-1 draw at last-place Huddersfield on Sunday.United’s slim chances...

Wolves 1-0 Fulham: Hosts close in on seventh-placed finish through Leander Dendoncker’s winner

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says it would be "stupid" to think about European football despite his side moving a step...

The 10 Highest Paid Footballers in Europe

​Being a professional footballer at the top level really is the dream job, as you get to play the sport you love for a living, safe in the knowledge that you’ll be financially comfortable.It’s no secret that the best...

Top 10 highest-paid footballers in Europe – including Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

There are some staggering sums of money being paid out to footballers. And the figures are only getting bigger. With teams being forced to offer contracts promising eye-watering sums of money in order to keep hold of their best...

Focus on players chasing promotion or spots in Europe 05/04/2019

Most of the European leagues are now winding down their seasons and most of the relegation battles are over...

What to watch in Europe’s leading soccer countries

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND Manchester City is two wins away from retaining the Premier League trophy, but there’s an outside chance the title could be clinched a week early....

Granite Country Youth Soccer Association celebrates 40th – DailyTrib.com

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Kaden Foren (left) of the Knights and Copper Laird of the Red Devils battled for the ball during a matchup of 8-and-under Granite Country Youth Soccer Association teams March 16, the opening day of spring soccer....

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Barcelona and Liverpool are set to kick off at the Camp Nou in Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League Semifinal matchup. It’s a tale of two teams on a tear through Europe and their leagues alike....

Nine of the best January signings in the rest of Europe: Morata, Piatek, Martins

Quick Reads It was a relatively quiet January transfer window in England, but a number of intriguing transfers took place around the rest of Europe. The majority of Europe’s superclubs, both in England and abroad, settled for...

Socceroos Greats – Where are they now: Jimmy Patikas

Jimmy Patikas, Australia's golden boy of the 1980s, has warned young Australian players who dream of a professional career in Europe that Tim Cahill was a freak and urged them to establish themselves at home before taking the giant...

Climate change to blame as bark beetles ravage central Europe’s forests

Over half of forests in the Czech Republic are made up of Norwegian spruce that is host to the European spruce bark beetle. Bark beetles grow to about half a centimetre in length. They mate under the bark, and lay...

FanDuel first to stream live games in sports betting app in U.S.

FILE PHOTO: People make their bets at the FANDUEL sportsbook during the Super Bowl LIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S., February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo April 29, 2019 By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S....

How Gordon Ramsay Became the Highest-Paid Celebrity Chef on Television

If you don’t know Gordon Ramsay by name, you surely know him by his reputation. The brash, British chef has several restaurants, has hosted many TV shows, and never holds back...

African players in Europe: Liverpool trio in hot form

Mane and Salah netted twice each after Keita had put the Reds ahead in 15 seconds at Anfield as a thrilling title race with Manchester City continued. Defending champions City won 1-0 at Burnley two days later to top the...

Technology helps Man City’s push for Premier League title

At least City knows it will have another chance to win the Champions League next season. The same probably cannot be said of Manchester United anymore after its latest disappointing result, a 1-1 home draw...

Barcelona 1-0 Levante: Lionel Messi off the bench to secure La Liga title

Barcelona wrapped up their 26th La Liga title with a sluggish victory over Levante thanks to a goal from second-half substitute...

Recap: Atlanta United – 1, Colorado Rapids – 0

ATLANTA, Ga. - A 74th minute goal from Julian Gressel handed Atlanta United a desperately wanted win, as the Five Stripes overcame a lackluster performance in the final third for their first home win of the season....

Opinion | Hashtag United Is a Great Way to Fall in Love With Soccer

He created a world of soccer that mirrors video gameplay by inventing his own leagues, with point totals to reach each “season” in order to move up to the next “division.” Soon Hashtag was playing reserve teams, company teams...

MLS Has Turned Carlos Vela Into Lionel Messi

As MLS has pivoted away from importing its star power via aged former greats and toward a strategy of bringing in younger players who, by talent or drive or personality, couldn’t quite make it at the sport’s highest levels,...

Man United want Tottenham’s Eriksen as rebuild begins

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for...

How Poland’s attacks on LGBT rights strengthened the Polish LGBT movement

Protesters hold umbrellas while lying on the ground next to a barrier guarded by Policemen during a demonstration in front of the Sejm building in Warsaw, Poland, on July 20, 2017. (Bartlomiej Zborowski/EPA) In late...

Racism controversy around Whitecaps coach news, but an age-old story

Manchester City’s England forward Raheem Sterling has been awarded The Integrity and Impact Award at this year’s BT Sport Industry Awards for speaking out on a range of social issues, including racism. When it exploded into the public domain this...

Paul Pogba set for Real Madrid? Wilfried Zaha too expensive?

With the transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs set to open soon -- find out exactly when the Premier League transfer window opens here -- rest assured that Transfer Talk is scouring the world's media and setting correspondents loose...

Who is Europe’s most prolific young goalscorer?

Kylian Mbappe's hat-trick in Paris Saint-Germain's title-clinching win over Monaco on Sunday took his tally of league goals for the season to 30.  It has been a stellar campaign for the 20-year-old on the back of World Cup glory with France and...

Sri Lanka, Navy SEALs, Egypt: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning,We start today with updates from Sri Lanka, a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon chief accused of disturbing acts in Iraq and wolves caught in German culture wars. Islamic State...

Sounders FC to host international friendly on July 17 vs. German powerhouse Borussia Dortmund

SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC today announced that it is hosting Bundesliga power Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, July 17 at CenturyLink Field. The match against Dortmund – currently ranked second in the Bundesliga and battling for the top...

Red-hot Warriors headline fresh batch of Division I soccer frontrunners – Europe Sports

Red-hot Warriors headline fresh batch of Division I soccer frontrunners Wiesbaden boys soccer coach Ben Arcila listed a number of schools he perceives as legitimate contenders for the 2019 DODEA-Europe Division I championship. Then, with the blend of confidence and...

20 Months Lost In One Match Pep Guardiola Turns Pragmatic In Europe

Pep Guardiola had an inkling.“I did not come here to win the Champions League,” he said in the buildup before Manchester City’s second leg Champions League quarterfinal match against Tottenham. “I came here to make the team play the...

Flamengo face steep challenge in Ecuador to secure Copa Libertadores progression

On a gloriously sunny afternoon in front of a Maracana stadium packed with fans in their red and black colours, Flamengo beat local rivals Vasco da Gama 2-0 on Sunday in the second leg of the final of the...

Ronaldo becomes first player to win Europe’s top 3 leagues | Soccer

ROME (AP) — The breakthrough under Alex...

Political newcomer celebrates victory in Ukraine’s presidential elections

"We did it together. Thanks to everyone! Now there will be no pathetic speeches, I just want to say -- thank you," Zelensky said amongst loud cheers from a crowd of supporters.Early projections put Zelensky at 73.2%, giving him...

The 10 young players that will rule Europe

Riqui Puig (August 1999) Barcelona's crown jewel. He made his La Liga debut with the Catalan team at only 19 years old. He stands out for his technique and passing skills.   Joao Felix (November 1999)  He is wanted by some of Europe's...

FIFA backs English players’ social media boycott over racism

MANCHESTER, England — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer. Following a series...

How Unai Emery has changed Arsenal’s approach in Europe

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has offered an interesting insight into how Unai Emery has helped Arsenal become a force in Europe. The Gunners reached the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday after beating Napoli on foreign soil thanks to...

Premier League has competitive issues with ‘big six’ but it still tops Europe for...

Apr 18, 2019Ian DarkeESPN.com writer CloseDarke, 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...

Hazard to Real Madrid to be announced within days

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for...

Arsenal learning knockout football lessons from Europa League master Emery

6:49 PM ETNick AmesESPN.com writer NAPLES, Italy -- The final hour of this tie was played out amid what, by this arena's standards, was near silence. As the last 20 minutes drew in, the population of Stadio San Paolo's...

Soccer: Thrilling to watch but Man City lack pragmatic steel in Europe

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Steel and pragmatism are words rarely associated with Pep Guardiola’s thrilling Manchester City side, but they are characteristics that would have served them well in their Champions exit at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on...

It’s a new field of dreams for Toronto FC

The players and coaching staff of Toronto FC are insanely excited about playing the Loons on Friday night.And not just because they’re anxious to try to snap a two-game winless skid when they face Minnesota United FC, (aka the...

It’s crunch time for City, admits grumpy Guardiola

MANCHESTER – Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City's bid for an unprecedented quadruple will be defined by Wednesday's Champions League showdown with Tottenham and their following two Premier League games. Guardiola's side are in contention to win all four major trophies...

Jesse Marsch: European adventures continue at RB Salzburg

Mar 24, 2018; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch before a game against Minnesota United at Red Bull Arena. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports) Former New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch will continue his...

US briefing: Notre Dame, Nicaragua and Bernie Sanders’ tax returns | US news

Subscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email. Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Notre Dame structure saved as blaze is brought under control Firefighters in Paris say the structure of Notre Dame Cathedral and its twin rectangular...

Moise Kean: How Balotelli, Ronaldo and Mancini have helped Juventus’ young star

Just who is the 19-year-old Juventus striker who claims to be stealing all of Cristiano Ronaldo's football "secrets"?Ronaldo scored the away...

Soccer: The boldness of Ajax | In English

At the academy in Ajax, there is a maxim that they drill into your head from the very first day: “If you are timid, you’re going to have a tough time here.” They cultivate a footballing arrogance in a...

Valencia, Bilbao keep up pressure for Champions League berth

By Joseph Wilson | AP April 14 at 7:19 PM BARCELONA, Spain — Valencia and Athletic Bilbao kept up their strong run of form on Sunday in the chase for...

SPAL put Juve title celebrations on hold

MILAN – Juventus slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at lowly SPAL on Saturday to put their Serie A title celebrations on hold, while Franck Kessie scored from the spot to keep AC Milan in the Champions League places...

Meet ‘Baseball Brit,’ the British guy traveling to 162 baseball games this season

Joey Mellows, the "Baseball Brit," visits ESPN during a swing through New England. Joey Mellows likes to say his journey to 162 major league, minor league and independent league baseball games is an “authentic fan...

Women footballers find the world is finally watching

Paris - During the first Women's Soccer World Cup in 1991, only fans in host nation China could watch games on television. This year's edition in France will be shown live in more than 200 countries.FIFA, the governing body...

Chelsea hopes Christian Pulisic will expand US fan base

NEW YORK — Chelsea hopes Christian Pulisic will help the London club expand its U.S. fan base and assist the team’s campaign to combat anti-Semitism. Chelsea bought the 20-year-old midfielder from Borussia Dortmund in January for 64 million...

British Rugby League Plans to Add a New York Team

There is Oldham and Whitehaven and Workington Town. There are the West Wales Raiders, the North Wales Crusaders and the Keighley Cougars.And joining them in the third division of Britain’s rugby league as soon as next year could be...

Ten years on from rugby’s shame

"This is not soccer" was Nigel Owens’ famous admonishment for Tobie Botes on the occasion of the Benetton scrum-half appealing for a decision during a Pro12 game against Munster a few years back. It was meant to relay to the...

Gerard Pique immense, Lionel Messi rather quiet as Barca take slim lead back to...

MANCHESTER, England -- Luke Shaw's first-half own goal handed Barcelona the advantage over Manchester United in their Champions League quarterfinal as the Catalans won 1-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday.Shaw turned Luis Suarez's header into his own net early...

Slavia Prague v Chelsea: ‘Tired’ Hazard may be rested, says Sarri

BBC coverageHow to follow:Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport websiteEden Hazard...

North Carolina Courage 2019 NWSL preview

Maybe you’re already a soccer fan but you haven’t experienced much women’s club soccer; that’s great, here’s an introduction to the best team in the world. Already a diehard Courage fan? Pass this along to someone else...

Ajax v Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo in squad for Champions League match

Cristiano Ronaldo will start Juventus' Champions League quarter-final with Ajax after recovering from injury, manager Massimiliano Allegri says.Ronaldo - who has...

Lionel Messi battling Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Aguero for top European goalscorer...

REVEALED Europe's top marksmen are fighting it out to be the continent's goal king It’s the final stretch of the 2018/19 season as teams target major trophies. However, there are also individual prizes up for grabs, including respective leagues’ Golden Boots. Kylian Mbappe...

Barca, Juve focus on Europe, CL rivals face home challenges

LONDON (AP) — With the completion of their domestic title defenses seeming a formality, Barcelona and Juventus can now focus on the Champions League. For the rest of the quarterfinalists it’s a far more challenging period that will stretch their...

Ukraine’s 2 Finalists for President Head for Showdown in Soccer Stadium

KYIV, Ukraine—The final two contenders are getting ready to rumble. In a March 31 election, voters narrowed the field of Ukraine’s presidential contenders from 37 candidates to two. In one corner, comedian and political dark horse Volodymyr Zelensky. In the other, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko....

Your Community, Your West Cork, Your Southern Star

FROM having an Empire on which the sun never set, from colonies, protectorates and dominions to Brexit, Britain now is nothing more than a bit player in European politics.As Hamlet’s auld fella said in slightly different circumstances: ‘O what...

West Ham brace for Manchester United’s Declan Rice move

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.Jump to:...

Poland’s Populists Pick a New Top Enemy: Gay People

WARSAW — Growing up in a small city in southern Poland, part of a religious family and conservative community, Maciej Gosniowski was told again and again that something was wrong with him.“It would be better if I changed myself,”...

AFNORTH, Black Forest split soccer games on neutral ground – Sports

AFNORTH, Black Forest split soccer games on neutral ground KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- An idle soccer field created an opportunity Saturday for DODEA-Europe and two of its international member schools. The AFNORTH Lions and Black Forest Academy Falcons played a girls and...

Premier League bar in Lincoln Square becomes hot spot for Tottenham Hotspur fans

From the outside, the Atlantic Bar and Grill looks like most any bar on an early Saturday morning. The sidewalk is empty, signs in the windows are switched off and the shades are firmly drawn. Looks closed .. except...

Premier League, FA Cup and Europe: 10 things to look out for this weekend...

1) City to advance in familiar surroundings at Wembley Brighton are unlikely to go into their first FA Cup semi-final since 1983 with high expectations. Chris Hughton’s players produced an incredible comeback to beat Millwall in the previous round, but...

Plans to reform European football run into opposition

LISBON (Reuters) - Plans to reform and possible expand European club competition ran into opposition on Friday as the continent’s leagues declared they were ‘united’ in their determination to protect domestic football. The European Leagues umbrella group said it...

Nostalgia analysis on Portugal and Apito Dourado’s influence on Europe.

A ‘hidden influence’ is a term which has been bandied around a lot these days....

What to watch in the leading soccer countries in Europe

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY Juventus will clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title if it beats AC Milan on Saturday and Napoli loses to Genoa a day later. Napoli’s unexpected loss at...

In Brexit-on-Sea, the left-behind still want Out

A sign advertising free horse poo stands at the side of a road outside a farm near Boston, Britain March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne April 4, 2019 By Clodagh Kilcoyne and Sara Ledwith SKEGNESS, England (Reuters) – On...

Sounders Scouting: An inside look at the art of tracking targets in the modern...

This is a feature in Issue 19 of Sounders Monthly, Sounders FC’s original magazine. They are available for free at The NINETY, Soccer Celebration, GuestLink Services locations and Membership Central as well as the Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and South gates. Scouting...

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Sancho in Man United’s sights as Solskjaer plans speedy front three

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.Jad move...

Sporting KC U-17s learn group stage opponents for 2019 Generation adidas Cup

Major League Soccer today announced the complete details for the 2019 Generation adidas Cup, including the participating international clubs and the full schedule of matches set to unfold throughout the tournament. The Sporting Kansas City Academy U-17s will join clubs...

In Europe, a Bitter Battle Between Clubs and Leagues Is Taking Shape

LONDON — Confronted with what they consider a power play by a group of wealthy soccer clubs to promote the Champions League at the expense of national championships, representatives of Europe’s domestic leagues will meet in Lisbon this week...

How Wisconsinites and German POWs built a separate peace in WWII

Kurt Pechmann and his fellow prisoners of war huddled around a makeshift radio in the basement of The Schwartz Ballroom, ears tuned to updates from the Eastern European front.It was 1945 and the massive art deco ballroom, where the likes of Lawrence...

Game bridges cultural divides in Hamtramck

The DCFC youth soccer teams plays at the Detroit City Fieldhouse in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 19, 2019. Detroit City FC set up a partnership with Detroit PAL, a nonprofit, to offer quality soccer training at a modest price. (Photo:...

Matildas in positive mood ahead of clash with USA

''I want to be as consistent as I can be,'' said Arnold.''This last tour is the last chance to prove ourselves for the World Cup. Its particularly important to prove our potential (for the upcoming tournament).''Defender Gema Simon is...

Kate Middleton Stopped Prince William From Doing This To His Body

Most of us can think of a time when we wanted to do something but didn’t after talking it over with our significant other. Well, this is also true for the royals as...

Europe’s top 20 biggest spending clubs this decade – and Man City are NOT...

Chelsea have overtaken Manchester City as the football world’s biggest spenders since 2010. The Blues’ January transfer splurge, which saw Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic and Juventus ’ Gonzalo Higuain join the Stamford Bridge club, has taken...

Soccer: North Texas SC Week 1 preview

North Texas SC makes its long-awaited debut in USL League One this Saturday, taking on another brand new team, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC. It's the first competitive game for a brand new team in a brand new league, and...

Canada Soccer strikes compensation agreement with women’s national team

TORONTO — With the World Cup approaching, the Canadian Soccer Association has struck a two-year compensation deal with the women's national team.The labour peace is in stark contrast to south of the border, where the U.S. women have filed...

U.S. Investors Behind Deal For Danish Soccer Club Revealed

Jonathan Amon, who plays for FC Nordsjælland and has been called-up to the U.S. men's national team, is an example of a young American player performing well in Denmark. (ASSOCIATED PRESS...

How the Hoops could look if they kept Virgil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama and...

While Celtic are well equipped to win yet another Scottish Premiership title, the question that could be asked is just how good could their side have been? The Hoops’ squad has always been blessed with a number of top class...

How does Lucas compare to Europe’s best?

Bayern Munich will splash out a Bundesliga-record €80million on Lucas Hernandez after agreeing a deal with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Lucas is to join Benjamin Pavard in moving to Bayern for the start of next season as the Bavarian...

Brexit, Boeing, China: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning. Theresa May offers to step down to save her Brexit plan, Congress grills regulators over recent Boeing crashes, and China wages a war on fun. Here’s the latest:...

Harry Kane wants to conquer the Premier League … then the NFL

There are players who make you gasp when you watch them, the ones who race across the field like wild horses. Then there's Harry Kane. He runs with a slight stumble, like somebody keeps pushing him from behind. Tall...

Europe’s issues with FIFA’s plans

March 26, 2019by J Hutcherson By J Hutcherson (Mar 26, 2019) US Soccer Players - In a meeting earlier today in Amsterdam, the European Club Association confirmed what we already know. They have issues with FIFA revamping the Club...

At the Miami Open, Latin American Players Feel at Home

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — This year’s Miami Open is about 20 miles north of its previous home on Key Biscayne, but the tournament’s cultural epicenter is unmoved. It’s still somewhere thousands of miles to the south.Because there is no...

Montenegro disciplinary case over racism in England game

England’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his side’s fifth goal during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Montenegro and England at the City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro, Monday, March 25, 2019. (Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press)...

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Netherlands-Germany gave us a decent international break, for once

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Tactically Naive, SB Nation’s weekly soccer column. This week we are sponsored by pastéis de nata. We’re on the way to Wembley. And Baku. And Bilbao. As Tactically Naive grows older and...

Paul Pogba set to leave Man United for Real Madrid, Juventus?

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.TOP STORY:...

Steamboat Springs to host inaugural snow volleyball tournament

But growing a sport starts from the roots, or the amateurs, which is what Howard is doing by hosting a snow volleyball tournament in Steamboat on April 6 and 7 at the sand volleyball courts near Howelsen Hill.Teams can...

FAI CEO John Delaney to step down from position and take new role within...

The FAI released a statement this evening to confirm the dramatic change after strong speculation throughout the day regarding Delaney's position. The news comes one week after it emerged that he had paid €100,000 to the association in the form...

Brazil’s draw vs. Panama underscores that the pieces aren’t falling into place for Tite

When Tite took over as Brazil coach almost three years ago, the pieces immediately fell into place. He gambled on a teenage centre-forward named Gabriel Jesus, who straightaway appeared to have solved a long-running problem. Gabriel worked well with...

German Clubs and English Teenagers: The Jadon Sancho Effect

DORTMUND, Germany — At first glance, it is easy to pinpoint the start of the Bundesliga’s love affair with young English players. The opening scene of a story that has swept a host of England’s brightest prospects out of...

Blessed with depth, is Canadian men’s soccer team entering Golden Age?

“When I was growing up, we didn’t have Toronto FC, we didn’t have MLS. Now there are a lot of options from MLS, to the Canadian Premier League, and overseas as well. For the youth these days, (things) are...

How Strongmen Turned Interpol Into Their Personal Weapon

BRUSSELS — Hakeem al-Araibi thought he had escaped the reach of the Bahraini government when he fled to Australia years ago as a political refugee. But immediately after landing in Thailand for a belated honeymoon last year, Mr. al-Araibi...

Euro 2020 qualifying – all you need to know

Euro 2020 qualifying is getting under way. Find out the groups, how many teams qualify and how the playoffs and finals map out.What are the groups?GROUP A: England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro, KosovoGROUP B: Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania, LuxembourgGROUP...

The 10 Most Valuable Players Across Europe’s Top Five Leagues

Here are the top 10 players whose goals and assists have earned their clubs the most points across Europe's elite leagues, a ranking that sees an African star occupy top spot, while Lionel Messi is...

Snow Calls 24 Players to U-23 WNT Roster for 2019 Thorns Spring Invitational

CHICAGO (March 19, 2019) – U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has...

Qualifying for Euro 2020: What you should know

LONDON – Euro 2020 qualifiers get under way on Thursday with 24 places up for grabs at next year's tournament, which will be held in 12 countries across Europe. How does it work? UEFA's 55 nations have been split into five...

The Leading African Goalscorers In Europe’s Top Five Leagues

Bafana Bafana striker Lebogang Mothiba netted a sensational acrobatic volley to end a nine-game run without a league goal in France, while Liverpool star Sadio Mane moved to the summit of the highest-scoring African footballers...

New player, new coach join Valour FC at training camp – Winnipeg

Valour FC had a new player and a new coach on the pitch on Monday.Midfielder Michael Petrasso and technical consultant John Peacock were both at practice for Valour FC as the club entered its third...

Is John Oliver Married?

British comedian John Oliver is a familiar face on American television. He can often be seen providing commentary on current events as well as poking fun at prominent politicians. John Oliver’s professional side is...

Panathinaikos-Olympiakos game abandoned after clashes

Fans burn a banner in front of stands during a Greek Super League soccer match inside the Athens’ Olympic stadium, in Athens, Sunday, March 17, 2019. The derby between Greek league archrivals Panathinaikos and Olympiakos has...

Soccer: Manchester City fight back to keep quadruple bid alive

LONDON (Reuters) - Premier League leaders Manchester City recovered from two goals down to beat Championship side Swansea City 3-2 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and progress to the FA Cup semi-finals. City knew their luck was in...

Warriors show little mercy to visitors from Vilseck – Europe Sports

Soccer roundup Warriors show little mercy to visitors from Vilseck The Wiesbaden Warriors throttled the visiting Vilseck Falcons in boys and girls action Saturday in the first weekend of the 2019 DODEA-Europe soccer season, typifying a slate...

Man City fight back to keep quadruple bid alive

LONDON (Reuters) - Premier League leaders Manchester City recovered from two goals down to beat Championship side Swansea City 3-2 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and progress to the FA Cup semi-finals. City knew their luck was in...

Record crowd expected for women’s game in Spain

MADRID — A record crowd is expected to attend a women’s soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on Sunday. Atletico says no more tickets are available for the Spanish league match at the 68,000-capacity Wanda Metropolitano...

Ajax vs. CR7, Pep vs. Poch, Messi vs. His Legacy, and the Best Matchups...

With some of the most successful European teams out of the competition—and four English challengers still alive—this year’s Champions League enters its quarterfinal round with some compelling story lines. Though we’ll be missing the likes of Neymar,...

Breakingviews – Review: UK soccer’s crunching financial challenge

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - On the face of it, the English Premier League is on a high. Millions of fans worldwide watch its matches every weekend, and its 20 member clubs generate as much revenue as their Spanish and...

Barcelona against haste of introducing bigger Club World Cup

MIAMI (AP) — The president of Barcelona spoke out against the haste to introduce a 24-team Club World Cup in 2021 ahead of the FIFA Council deciding Friday whether to approve the pilot of the enlarged tournament.European clubs have...

What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe

What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend: SPAIN Zinedine Zidane’s second stint as Real Madrid coach begins on Saturday with a home match against a Celta Vigo team which has dropped into the...

Which Celebrity Is Worth More?

When a Spice Girl marries a celebrated soccer hero, the results are bound to be spectacular. That’s exactly what happened when Victoria “Posh Spice” Adams tied the knot with David “Golden Balls” Beckham...

Top gamer ‘Ninja’ made $1 million to promote EA’s ‘Apex Legends’ launch: source

BENGALURU (Reuters) - What are a few hours playing videogames and a handful of tweets worth? $1 million if you are Tyler Blevins, known to millions as “Ninja,” the world’s most-followed computer gamer. Blevins was one of a few...

Supply chain problems to slow Adidas’ sales growth

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (Reuters) - Adidas expects supply chain issues to curb sales growth in the first half of the year, particularly in North America, where it has doubled its business in the last three years to take market share...

Bayern to unveil statue of Kurt Landauer in memory of man who rebuilt club...

Some 86 years after he was forced out of office by the Nazi regime, Kurt Landauer's statue will take pride of place at Säbener Strasse, Bayern's state-of-the-art training facility on the land acquired for the club by the man...

Bob Bradley challenged Carlos Vela to be the Messi of MLS and it’s working

There’s a clip from We Are LAFC, the ESPN documentary series on the club, where Bob Bradley says he wants Carlos Vela to be as good as Lionel Messi. A lot of people laughed at it. Asked about...

Young Americans in Europe: USYNT clash | Club Soccer

Article Written by Travis Clark Published: March 12, 2019 Welcome to a weekly feature tracking young Americans playing for Academy teams in Europe. Each week, we will provide a roundup of minutes played and...

German soccer club pays tribute to deceased neo-Nazi fan

BERLIN — Tributes at a soccer game to a self-professed neo-Nazi hooligan who died last week have led to a spate of departures from an eastern German club. Chemnitzer FC showed a portrait of known hooligan Thomas Haller...

Raphael Wicky Q&A: “It’s an exciting moment to join U.S. Soccer.”

An accomplished player and coach at the game’s highest levels, former Swiss international and FC...

Does Anybody Know What’s Going On?

An Evergreen Line refrigerated container is lifted by a ship-to-shore crane at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Georgia. The trade war has done nothing to curtail Chinese...

La Liga’s broadcast director on Eleven Sports, Asia and catching up with the Premier...

La Liga has been making plenty of headlines recently.Never one to refrain from upsetting the apple cart, Javier Tebas, the president of Spanish soccer’s top flight, has been asserting plans to take regular season games to the US a part...

CFL 2.0 could get early payoff with Mexican TV contract

The CFL 2.0 plan, a globalization of the Canadian Football League, could take another giant leap forward before the 2019 season.Making the seventh stop on what’s become known as Randy’s Road Trip — a series of chats with football...

With Bundesliga at stake, Dortmund might be supporting Bayern in Champions League

On Feb. 18, diners at an exclusive Italian restaurant on Liverpool's Castle Street were disturbed by cries of joy. The club bosses of Bayern Munich, in town for the following night's Champions League tie with Liverpool, had just received...

Raphael Wicky Named Head Coach of U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team

CHICAGO (March 8, 2019) – The U.S. Soccer Federation has appointed Raphael Wicky as the...

Bayern Munich to rival Barcelona for Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals, and keep track of who has joined the big boys. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose...

Emmanuel Macron Writes A Love Letter To Europe

CONTROVERSIAL French President Emmanuel Macron has criticised LeaversThe French president's letter comes amid fraught last-minute Brexit negotiations ahead of decision time over the deal, and a few months before European Parliament elections in May where populist, anti-establishment and nationalist...

Both parties have more work to do to fight anti-Semitism (Opinion)

Judging by how intensely Republicans and Democrats reject anti-Semitism by members of the opposite party, they should be able to agree on a common approach to tackling a problem that is already growing at an exponential rate in Europe...

UEFA opens formal investigation into Manchester City

GENEVA — Manchester City is under formal investigation by UEFA into whether financial monitoring rules were violated, after months of confidential club documents being published in the Football Leaks series.Europe's soccer body can ban clubs from its Champions League...

Spanish tech sector: Could Madrid become the next Silicon Valley? | In English

Ever since Silicon Valley began to change our world and sweep up huge profits, cities across the globe have been competing to build their own tech hubs. While Madrid is not considered one of Europe’s top startup cities, the...

Porto And Roma Had A Banger While No One Was Watching

While Manchester United was handing PSG yet another hilarious Champions League collapse in Paris, another, similarly entertaining match was going down 985 miles to the southwest of Europe. Porto hosted Roma at the Estádio do Dragão in Portugal, with...

Monterrey vs. Atlanta United, Concacaf Champions League: 3 Questions with FMF State of Mind

Few soccer fans need an introduction to Monterrey: four-time league champions, three-time Copa MX winners, three-time Concacaf Champions League holders. So it’s safe to say that this is the biggest opponent Atlanta United has gone up against...

Premier League must help its clubs in Europe, says Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has challenged the Premier League to do more to help the cause of English clubs in the Champions League. Speaking ahead of Tuesday's last-16 match at Borussia Dortmund, where Spurs will defend a commanding 3-0 advantage...

The Premier League can be even more exciting with one simple rule change

When it’s all said and done, the Premier League is the best league in the world. That’s a subjective statement and yet most of us could agree it’s true. The Premier League and its late season drama is as close...

Kane holds key to Spurs’ European ambitions

In the space of seven days, Tottenham's hopes of winning the Premier League have been shattered by defeats at Burnley and Chelsea and Saturday's north London derby draw against Arsenal.It was just the latest Tottenham failure when the stakes...

ESPN announcer Jon Champion eager to tell story of the MLS rise

CLOSE MLS commissioner Don Garber, sees the future of the league as one that continues to grow and serve the "soccer nation" he sees developing. Autumn Allison, Nashville TennesseanAs Major League Soccer enters...

FIFA says prepared to open up bidding for proposed tournaments

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA suggested on Friday that it will open up a bidding process to find financial backers for two new proposed international tournaments in an apparent change to president Gianni Infantino’s strategy. Infantino has proposed the creation...

Silver talks player anxiety, potential NBA changes

BOSTON -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he would consider shortening the regular season, but only if the league could develop something meaningful to do to replace the games -- and revenue -- it would be giving up.Speaking at...

FC Cincy’s MLS veterans recall the ‘pretty crazy’ games in stadiums like Seattle

CINCINNATI — One of the most memorable games of FC Cincinnati midfielder ...

France’s minorities are angry, too. But they’re mostly sitting out of the yellow vest...

A sculpture of Marianne, a symbol of the French Republic, decorates an outdoor theater in Clichy-sous-Bois, a Paris suburb where a popular uprising led to riots in 2005. (Guillaume Herbaut for The Washington Post) ...

Tigres jump to top, Leon keep pace

12:09 PM ETEric GomezMexico writer 14. CRUZ AZUL Managing since: Clausura 2018. Pedro Caixinha has fallen from grace with fans and reporters, but not his own players, who took to Twitter to defend the beleaguered manager after a column...

‘Trying to become great’: 13-year-old soccer player turns pro and signs with Nike

Viewers who paid close attention to Nike's all-women "Dream Crazier" ad, which debuted during Sunday's Academy Awards and features Serena Williams, might have noticed a young-looking soccer player toward the end, gazing calmly and confidently...

PSG enter mobile esports with RRQ partnership, plus more

Brought toyou by the Rolling sports business news wrap: Every deal, every day.Posted: February 27 2019By: Tom Bassam Getty ImagesTop StoryFrench soccer giants Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement with Indonesian esports team Rex Regum Qeon to found a new squad...

Litecoin Foundation Partners With Glory Kickboxing to Make LTC League’s Official Crypto

The Litecoin Foundation is partnering with premier kickboxing league Glory to become the official cryptocurrency for its online merchandise platform and international events. The news was announced in an official press release from Litecoin on Feb. 26.Glory — which...

RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams ‘very optimistic’ about future of U.S. soccer

RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams is "very optimistic" about the future of U.S. soccer with so many young players thriving in top European leagues.The 20-year-old, who has established himself as a first-team regular at the fourth-placed Bundesliga side since...

Young Americans in Europe: A goal for Ajax | Club Soccer

Article Written by Travis Clark Published: February 26, 2019 Welcome to a new weekly feature, tracking young Americans playing for Academy teams in Europe. Each week, we will provide...

What to see in midweek in Europe’s main soccer competitions

What to watch in the midweek action in Europe’s leading soccer competitions: SPAIN With Barcelona boosted by another brilliant performance from Lionel Messi and Real Madrid reeling from two disappointing displays, the teams meet Wednesday with a spot in the Copa...

Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs Visits South Africa

Manchester United legend and two-time UEFA Champions League winner Ryan Giggs will visit South Africa and you can meet him in person. The UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by Heineken® is bringing a legend of...

Whitecaps wrap up pre-season, but Fredy Montero just getting started

The Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t show Fredy Montero the money.They showed him faith, and it was all the currency they needed to bring the three-time MLS all-star back into the fold.“They showed me that they wanted me. They showed me...

Joe Hart linked with Major League Soccer move

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose...

Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon, dies at 91 in Turin

FILE - Giovanni Agnelli and his wife Marella Caracciolo are shown in this 1988 file photo. Italian state TV and news agency ANSA say Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli and a 20th-century symbol...

Inside the famed walls of Celtic FC

The 18-year-old was playing alongside Socceroos World Cup revelation Daniel Arzani, who Manchester City signed in August and loaned to Celtic, but the former AIS star is now in rehab after rupturing his ACL."It's going to be tougher to...

R. Kelly’s European concerts in doubt after new charges

FILE - This Feb. 12, 2011 file photo shows R. Kelly performing at the pre-Grammy gala & salute to industry icons with Clive Davis honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of...

Manchester United and Liverpool renew their rivalry

Here are five of the best matches around Europe this weekend, headlined by a top-four matchup between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.With the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 and the Europa League round...

Best and worst of football fandom firmly on display this past week in Brazil

The passions that football engenders have a huge capacity to bring to the surface some of the best and the worst of the human being. The game can forge international friendships, and it can turn neighbours into enemies. Both...

European Soccer Weekend: What to watch in main competitions

What to watch in the leading football competitions in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND Manchester City will look to secure the first of a possible four trophies this season when Pep Guardiola’s team meet Chelsea in the English League...

Colin O’Brien beats drum for youth

While Irish football comes to terms with the loss of the special talent that is Declan Rice, U17s head coach Colin O’Brien is busy preparing the next generation of players for the unique test of performing as host nation...

Who The Hell Is Going To Win The Champions League?

Barcelona. Real Madrid. Liverpool. Juventus. Manchester City. These are all European soccer teams, and more specifically the teams in the Champions League round of 16 that seemed most likely teams to take home the double-eared trophy on June 1....

Europe not an obsession for Juventus – Chiellini

"It's not an obsession," the defender insisted to 'Marca' of the club's grand pursuit of the Champions League. "A target, yes, but with serenity. We know that we are not the only team who wants to win it." There is...

Talks concerning Pozuelo on-going as Reds get ready for Champions League

Toronto FC and Belgian club K.R.C. Genk are still talking, but nobody seems to be budging right now.TFC general manager Ali Curtis and Genk technical director Dimitri de Conde met in New York City on Saturday to try to...

USMNT might lose chance to play in two major tournaments

As part of the annual U.S. Soccer general meeting, federation president Carlos Cordeiro said that the FIFA Confederations Cup won’t be played again, and the reverberations could be felt in the biennial CONCACAF Gold Cup.The Confederations Cup has been...

A seamless transition: Tyler Adams shines in Germany

Stuttgart's Alexander Esswein, center left, and Leipzig's Tyler Adams, center right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig in Stuttgart, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP) STUTTGART, Germany...

Sarri is suffering for Chelsea’s lack of quality investment

Maurizio Sarri may not be Chelsea manager for much longer, but he hasn’t been given the players necessary to implement his style.The impact was immediate. Appointed deep into the summer months, with Chelsea already in preseason training, many expected...

How A Small Team In Denmark Could Develop U.S. Soccer’s Next Generation

Jonathan Amon's performances for FC Nordsjælland earned him a call-up to the U.S. men's national team. (ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo/Jessica Hill) A U.S. investment group...

Why Sam Kerr is worth $400,000 a year as a marquee

As the receipts from the club store suggest, Sam Kerr is no longer just a star of women's sport but a player who transcends gender boundaries in sport, making her among the highest-paid footballers in Australia.The 2018 Young Australian of the...

NBA, U.S. Tennis, Sky, urge U.S. action on alleged Saudi TV piracy

DOHA (Reuters) - A group of sports bodies and broadcasters including the U.S. National Basketball Association, U.S. Tennis Association and Sky has called for the United States to add Saudi Arabia to its “priority watch list” over alleged TV...

Ernesto Valverde handed Barcelona contract extension until 2020

Barcelona have extended coach Ernesto Valverde’s contract by another year until the end of the 2019/20 season, with an option for one more year, the La Liga champions said on Friday. “FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde, the first team coach,...

Chelsea’s Barkley, Giroud are best of bunch in Europa League win over Malmo

Chelsea responded to humiliation at the hands of Manchester City by earning a 2-1 win over Swedish giants Malmo in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-32 tie, with Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud scoring in each half...

European Soccer Betting Preview, February 15-18: Real Madrid Making a Run for La Liga...

All-Star Saturday ContestWin $500 on the Slam Dunk/3-pt contestsThere was no shortage of upsets around Europe last weekend, and the biggest one occurred in the Netherlands Eredivisie, shaking things up in the title race. Ajax did bounce back nicely against...

Manyama was unlucky in Turkey – Eto’o

JOHANNESBURG – Lebogang Manyama returned to the PSL after one season abroad, but his former teammate in Europe, four-time African Player of the Year Samuel Eto’o, believed Manyama was one of the most talented players South Africa produced. A season...

Son becoming indispensable for Spurs, inspiring Dortmund win

LONDON — Son Heung-min has every reason to be constantly smiling, and Tottenham has many reasons to be thankful. For a footballer so understated, so seemingly undemanding, the forward has become indispensable for Tottenham. Borussia Dortmund was reminded...

The evolution of Ajax’s $500 million football factory

Johan Cruyff, Ruud Krol, Arie Haan and Jonny Repp helped win three European Cups in the 1970s. Marco Van Basten and Frank Rijkaard starred in the eighties before making way for Patrick Kluivert, Edgar Davids and Clarence Seedorf in...

With Bayern move sealed, Booth eyes bright future for both club & country

Last week, Taylor Booth completed his long-awaited move to Bayern Munich. ASN's Brian Sciaretta spoke with the Utah native about the move to the big club and his future with the U.S. youth national teams.  BY Brian Sciaretta Posted February 12, 2019 9:00 AM SHARE...

Madrid look to pounce on Dybala’s unhappiness at Juve

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents...

United aim to take league form into Europe

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking forward to the sort of big European night Old Trafford has been missing of late when Manchester United face Paris St Germain on tonight. Few gave United much of a chance in this fixture when...

LA Galaxy to build David Beckham statue at Dignity Health Sports Park

Dec 1, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham hoists the MLS Cup trophy after defeating the Houston Dynamo during the 2012 MLS Cup game at the Home Depot Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA...

Wolves to beat Real Madrid, Man United to Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents...

Solskjaer has ‘goosebumps’ at thoughts of PSG and a Champions League charge

As mission statements go, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's, issued after winning 3-0 against a Fulham side showing every sign of seasonal capitulation, could not be more pointed. Eleven games into his temporary control and United's caretaker manager is clear in...

Big spenders under pressure to deliver Champions League returns in last 16

MANCHESTER – One of Europe's traditional financial powerhouses Manchester United meet the nouveau riche Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League last 16 gets underway on Tuesday with both sides hoping to finally reap some reward on the biggest stage from...