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3:45 PM ET Omar Flores Aldana Mexico midfielder Erick Aguirre lined up for Thursday’s Olympic soccer opener against France with his country’s flag displayed upside-down on his jersey, an oversight that could draw a disciplinary measure from the government against the Mexican Olympic Committee or the apparel company. Television close-ups during the pregame anthem showed
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4:19 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Liverpool beat Bundesliga side Mainz 1-0 in a preseason friendly for the two clubs as they squared off in Austria. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access An own goal from Mainz’s Luca Kilia in the 86th
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8:31 AM ET United States women’s national team midfielder Lindsey Horan has said their 3-0 loss to Sweden left them “pissed off” and added that “the mentality wasn’t there” to win the game. The USWNT were largely considered to be favourites to win the gold medal at the Olympics as they went into the tournament
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12:37 PM ET Adriana Garcia Barcelona will take on Juventus at the Camp Nou in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Aug. 8 in what could see a potential match-up between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Sources have told ESPN that Barca are struggling to make room for Messi to be registered in time for the
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8:05 AM ET Chelsea have signed trailblazing striker Lauren James from Manchester United in a reportedly record-breaking deal for two Women’s Super League clubs. James has been a stalwart of United’s squad since the club was formed ahead of the 2018-19 season. She scored their first goals in the Championship and the Women’s Super League
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9:00 AM ET Caitlin Murray More than a year since a judge dismissed their equal pay lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, the players of the U.S. women’s national team has appealed, arguing that the judge’s ruling “is legally wrong, and it defies reality.” The legal team representing the USWNT players, who are in Tokyo
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7:58 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United have completed the signing of Jadon Sancho, the club have confirmed on Friday. Borussia Dortmund had previously confirmed the agreement, stating on July 1 that the transfer fee is “fixed” at €85 million ($99.98m). United also confirmed that the deal had been initially agreed to, subject to a
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5:46 AM ET Steven Gerrard has told ESPN it was “never a possibility” that he would leave his job as Rangers manager to take charge of Everton, but admits he was not surprised by Rafael Benitez’s decision to move to Goodison Park following Carlo Ancelotti’s departure for Real Madrid. Former Liverpool captain Gerrard will go
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8:50 PM ET The United States men’s national team announced on Thursday that the Oct. 7 World Cup qualifier against Jamaica will take place at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas. The match will take place in the second window of World Cup qualifiers, following the start of the “Octagonal” in September. The window is also
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2:50 PM ET MLS and the New York Red Bulls filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday against Scott Pearson, the purported agent of midfielder Alejandro “Kaku” Romero Gamarra. The suit accuses Pearson of “tortious interference” in his handling of Kaku’s contract with the league, and the player’s subsequent move to Saudi Arabian club
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4:08 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club are open to proposals for their players this summer and refused to rule out letting Antoine Griezmann leave. Sources have told ESPN that Barca have held talks with Atletico Madrid over a swap deal which would see Griezmann return to his
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9:13 AM ET Richarlison scored three times as Brazil beat Germany. Toru Hanai/Getty Images Richarlison scored a first-half hat trick as defending Olympic champions Brazil kicked off their Tokyo 2020 campaign with a 4-2 win over 10-man Germany at the International Stadium in Yokohama on Thursday. The Everton striker, who was one of several notable names
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5:08 AM ET Football clubs should interact with fans to educate them about racism, former France and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has said, after Black players in the England team were subjected to online racist abuse after their Euro 2020 final loss. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were the targets of the
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5:55 AM ET Alexis Vega scored Mexico’s opening goal. FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images Gold medal favourites Mexico beat France to win their first Olympic group game 4-1 on Thursday. Alexis Vega and Francisco Cordova gave Mexico a 2-0 lead in the second half before Andre-Pierre Gignac converted a penalty to give France a foothold in
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