Month: January 2021

9:19 PM ET Longtime star Megan Rapinoe had two goals and newcomer Catarina Macario scored once as the U.S. women’s national team defeated Colombia 6-0 on Friday in Orlando. – McNamee: Trinity Rodman set for soccer stardom– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) The victory came as expected for the two-time defending World
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2:35 PM ET The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League will begin in April, with the competition’s draw scheduled for Feb. 10 in Miami, it was announced on Friday. – MLS on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S. only) Like most competitions around the globe, the CCL has been negatively impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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1:30 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Pep Guardiola has said he is happy for his Manchester City players to change in the bar ahead of their FA Cup tie with Cheltenham (Saturday at 12.30 p.m. ET, live on ESPN+) but has asked the hosts to make sure they do not leave any beer lying around because
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3:20 PM ET Inter Miami CF owner David Beckham bristled when asked whether he hired his former Manchester United teammate Phil Neville to coach the team because of their years-long friendship. Neville, who was hired to coach the MLS club on Monday, played with Beckham at Man United from 1994-2003 and England‘s national team from
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1:32 PM ET Swansea City announced on Friday that the club had secured a loan deal for Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris. ESPN reported last week that the two clubs were in talks over the proposed move. – MLS on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S. only)– Insider Notebook: Chelsea‘s problem over Lampard
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8:30 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Liverpool‘s problems are down to more than just Virgil van Dijk‘s injury but that Jurgen Klopp’s side will still provide a significant test in the FA Cup fourth round this weekend. Liverpool have won one of their last six games and saw
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10:47 AM ET PSV Eindhoven and USMNT youth international left back Chris Gloster has drawn interest from Newcastle United, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. Any move to the Premier League side would be subject to Gloster obtaining a U.K. work permit. – How USMNT prospects adapt to life in Europe –
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6:04 AM ET Arsenal are close to completing a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard, sources have told ESPN. The club face stiff competition from several clubs including Real Sociedad and Sevilla but are confident of winning the race after agreeing to Madrid’s terms which included no option to buy the 22-year-old at
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5:36 AM ET Bryan Reynolds is the subject of interest from across Europe. Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Roma are leading the race to sign USMNT right-back Bryan Reynolds, sources have told ESPN. Reynolds, 19, has drawn interest from Juventus, Club Brugge and another unnamed club during the January transfer window, but Roma are now
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1:32 PM ET Former England women’s team manager Phil Neville improved the performance of players and the team was disappointed by his departure, Lionesses captain Steph Houghton said on Thursday. Neville stepped down from his role on Monday and joined David Beckham’s Major League Soccer side Inter Miami as their new manager. – David Beckham’s
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12:47 PM ET Norwich City has recalled United States forward Sebastian Soto from his loan with Netherlands side Telstar, the club announced on Thursday. The move is subject to Soto receiving a work permit in the United Kingdom, which would then make him eligible to suit up for the Canaries. – U.S. 2021 to do
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7:24 PM ET U.S. women’s soccer team head coach Vlatko Andonovski said the four-time World Cup winners are in a constant state of evolution, with the COVID-19-delayed Tokyo Games on the horizon at long last. The team defeated Colombia 4-0 in Monday’s friendly in Orlando, Florida, their first match of 2021, with midfielder Sam Mewis
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5:29 PM ET Barcelona squeaked by a courageous Cornella side, 2-0, to reach the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey on Thursday. The Blaugrana looked in danger of being the second of La Liga’s giants to be eliminated at this stage after Real Madrid fell to tiny Alcoyano on Wednesday, but goals from
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5:56 PM ET Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp called his side’s Premier League loss to Burnley on Thursday a “massive punch in the face” and downplayed the Reds’ chances of staying in the title race. Burnley stunned Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield, ending their 68-match home Premier League unbeaten streak in the process. The defeat dropped Liverpool
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4:52 PM ET Burnley pulled off a shock 1-0 upset of Liverpool ion Thursday, ending the Anfield side’s 68-match home Premier League unbeaten streak and extending their scoreless run in the top flight in 2021. The win was Burnley’s first at Liverpool since 1974 and sees Jurgen Klopp’s team slip further behind the leaders in
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