1:14 PM ET The United States men’s national team will face Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 13, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Thursday. It will be the first international match at Lower.com Field, the new home of the Columbus Crew. – Carlisle: Expectations high on Hoppe after
5:32 AM ET Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has publicly backed Simone Biles’ decision to focus on her mental health. Photo by MICHAEL SOHN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has praised U.S. gymnast Simone Biles for her “undeniable strength” after she withdrew from events at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health.
11:26 AM ET Sebastian Driussi has enjoyed previous spells at River Plater and Zenit St. Petersburg. Epsilon/Getty Images Austin FC has signed Argentine midfielder Sebastian Driussi, the club announced on Thursday. Driussi signed a multi-year, designated player contract after exercising a buyout clause with former club Zenit St. Petersburg. Additional financial terms were not disclosed. –
7:16 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens United States international Sergino Dest has turned down approaches from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal because he wants to stay at Barcelona, sources have told ESPN. Monaco also sounded out a move for Dest but all four clubs were knocked back by both the player and Barca.
9:00 AM ET Tor-Kristian Karlsen When it comes to the transfer market, Premier League clubs have all embraced the analytics approach over recent years to find new talent, while scouting habits and finances have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But clubs still differ in the various strategies that can be used to find success.
4:59 AM ET Wayne Rooney has apologised after images surfaced of the Derby County manager at a private party. Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has apologised to his family and the club after images of him at a private party appeared online last weekend. Cheshire Police said on Wednesday that
3:03 AM ET The 2019-20 season was finished with no fans in stadiums due to COVID-19. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images The effect of the coronavirus pandemic is beginning to impact European football, with overall revenues falling by €3.7 billion during the 2019-20 season, according to Deloitte. As part of the first collective reduction in revenues
6:26 PM ET Danny Lewis 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 STORY: Arsenal eye Maddison, keep Odegaard on radar Arsenal may
9:43 AM ET The United States men’s national team will face Mexico in a World Cup qualifier at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium on Nov. 12, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Wednesday. The choice of venue amounts to a break with recent tradition. While the game will mark the sixth consecutive time that the U.S. has
2:12 PM ET Caitlin Murray Crystal Dunn wants you to know her face and hear her voice. If you follow soccer, you probably should pay attention to her anyway. She’s the attacker-turned-defender who has been playing out of position at left-back for the U.S. women’s national team in recent years — and doing it well
6:16 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the arrival of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer proves “the ambition” of Manchester United ahead of the new season. United have agreed deals for Sancho and Varane for a combined fee of more than £100 million and Solskjaer admits he “could not have asked
4:59 PM ET Rob Dawson Manchester United teenager Anthony Elanga continued his good form in preseason with another goal against Brentford, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team could only draw 2-2 at Old Trafford. Elanga, 19, scored for the second game in a row while Andreas Pereira was also on the scoresheet with an outrageous volley,
9:54 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Giovanni Reyna is becoming a central figure for Borussia Dortmund. Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images Giovanni Reyna has taken Borussia Dortmund‘s No. 7 shirt following the departure of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United. Sancho left Dortmund for the Premier League in a €85 million move on a
11:18 AM ET Time was running out for Matthew Hoppe, in more ways than one. There was little more than seven minutes left in Sunday’s Gold Cup quarterfinal between the U.S. and Jamaica, but Hoppe’s night was going to end before the full-time whistle. Nicholas Gioacchini was on the sidelines ready to replace him. The
3:30 AM ET Steven Gerrard is a winner again, and he is determined to make up for lost time by winning over and over as Rangers manager. And he wants the pressure and expectancy that comes with it, too. Having ended the Glasgow club’s 10-year wait for the Scottish title last season by delivering a
9:06 AM ET The United States women’s national team has been handed $1 million from a small California-based athletic apparel company so they can get a taste of being rewarded like their male counterparts as they fight for equal pay. After watching the recently-released “LFG” documentary that chronicles the USWNT’s battle for equal pay, Title
5:55 AM ET Germany forward Marco Richter reacts during the Tokyo 2020 game against Ivory Coast. KOHEI CHIBAHARA/AFP via Getty Images Germany have been eliminated in the group stage of the men’s Olympic football tournament after a 1-1 draw with Ivory Coast at the Miyagi Stadium in Rifu on Wednesday. Stefan Kuntz’s side, who won silver
7:39 AM ET Chelsea and Sevilla have entered talks over a deal that will take defender Jules Kounde to Stamford Bridge this summer, sources have told ESPN. Sources have told ESPN that the deal could be worth around €70 million — €10m less than Kounde’s buyout clause. Chelsea are considering including Kurt Zouma in the
5:27 AM ET Gareth Southgate wants more done to help South Asian footballers. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images England manager Gareth Southgate said the country needs to adapt its approach to scouting in order to uncover more British South Asian footballers. Despite making up 7% of the whole population, just 0.25% of professional footballers are from a British
6:45 PM ET Danny Lewis 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 STORY: Man City, Villa at odds over Grealish move Manchester