May 26, 2024, 03:35 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Mauro Icardi scored twice for Galatasaray against Konyaspor to help his side clinch the title. Getty Galatasaray secured a 24th Turkish title with a 3-1 victory at Konyaspor on Sunday, ending the season three points above arch Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce who have not won the league in
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Tom Chambers May 26, 2024, 02:51 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LONDON — Southampton head coach Russell Martin lauded his team’s performance as they beat Leeds United 1-0 in the Championship playoff final on Sunday and said their promotion back to the Premier League will have him “crying my eyes out.” A 24th minute goal
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Southampton won promotion back to the Premier League on Sunday after beating Leeds United 1-0 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley Stadium in London, earning an immediate return to England’s top tier following relegation in 2023. Often described as the “richest match in football,” promotion means Southmapton are set to receive a windfall of
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May 26, 2024, 05:38 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Kylian Mbappé said he will announce his next career move in a “few days” after winning the French Cup with Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday. Mbappé is widely expected to join Real Madrid having already confirmed he will leave PSG when his contract expires this summer. –
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Robert Taylor scored his third goal of the season and first since early March, and also had an assist to help Inter Miami to a 2-1 victory over the host Vancouver Whitecaps despite the absence of Lionel Messi and other stars. Leonardo Campana added his fourth goal and second in as many matches off Taylor’s
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ESPN News Services May 25, 2024, 08:07 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Luis Enrique said his Paris Saint-Germain squad and their summer signings will have to step up after Kylian Mbappé‘s departure, but insisted it is only a matter of time before the club wins a first Champions League title. Enrique was speaking after Saturday’s
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May 25, 2024, 03:00 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Barçelona celebrate winning back-to-back Champions League titles. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images BILBAO, Spain — Reigning champions Barçelona overcame eight-time winners Lyon 2-0 on Saturday to defend their UEFA Women’s Champions League title, in front of a record 50,827 fans. Having lost to Lyon in the finals
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Paris Saint-Germain beat Lyon 2-1 in the French Cup final on Saturday to end the season with a domestic treble in Kylian Mbappé‘s last game for the club. The Ligue 1 and French Super Cup champions dominated the first half at Lille’s Stade Pierre-Mauroy to secure their record-extending 15th Cup title and first since 2021.
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Jeff Carlisle, U.S. soccer correspondentMay 25, 2024, 03:46 PM ET Close Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. Open Extended Reactions This summer’s Copa América is set to distribute a record $72 million in participation fees and prize money to the tournament’s teams, with the winner getting $16m, sources told
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Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez May 25, 2024, 05:58 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Real Madrid fans and teammates paid tribute to a tearful Toni Kroos on Saturday as the midfielder played his last game at the Santiago Bernabeu before retiring from football this summer. Kroos — who announced his decision to retire this week —
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Sam Marsden, Barcelona correspondentMay 25, 2024, 03:10 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Lucy Bronze has said Alexia Putellas showed why she is the “queen of Barcelona” after the two-time Ballon d’Or winner came off the bench to score the second goal in Barcelona‘s 2-0 Champions League final win over Lyon on Saturday. Putellas fired home
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentMay 25, 2024, 02:29 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Pep Guardiola has taken the blame for Manchester City‘s FA Cup final defeat by saying he got his game-plan wrong against Manchester United. United won 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday thanks to goals from teenagers Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo. – Stream on ESPN+:
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Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen battled past second division Kaiserslautern 1-0 on Saturday to win the DFB Pokal (German Cup) and secure the club’s first ever domestic double. Leverkusen won the Bundesliga unbeaten, an historic feat. The only blip on the record of Xabi Alonso’s team this season was losing the Europa League final to Atalanta
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentMay 25, 2024, 08:26 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Burnley and Bayern Munich have agreed a deal in principle for manager Vincent Kompany, a source has told ESPN. Kompany, 38, is set to sign a three-year deal at the Allianz Arena as a replacement for Thomas Tuchel. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga,
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May 25, 2024, 08:21 AM ET Open Extended Reactions England and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has been appointed manager of English second-tier Championship side Plymouth Argyle, the club announced on Saturday. The job is Rooney’s first managerial role since being sacked by Birmingham City in January after a disastrous 15-game spell in charge of
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