5:26 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER — Manchester United made sure of their place in the quarterfinals of the Europa League with a 2-1 win over LASK Linz at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side won the tie — separated by nearly five months because of the coronavirus pandemic — 7-1 on aggregate after a
Having won pretty much all there is to win in her soccer career, United States striker Alex Morgan has transcended the sport she rules and entered popular culture by having a Barbie doll made in her image. The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content
2:34 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City have signed Nathan Ake from relegated Bournemouth to a five-year deal, the club have announced. Ake becomes City’s second signing of the summer after they announced the arrival of Ferran Torres from Valencia. Bournemouth needed to cash in on Ake following their relegation from the Premier League and
Former Europa League winners Manchester United booked a quarter-final spot in the tournament after their second-string side laboured to a 2-1 home win over LASK Linz on Wednesday to seal a 7-1 aggregate rout of the Austrian side. – Europa League fixtures, schedule– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access United’s reward is a clash with
1:15 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Real Madrid‘s Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez have been left out of the club’s 24-man Champions League squad for Friday’s last-16 tie at Manchester City. Bale, 31, last played for Real in June when they beat Mallorca 2-0 and did not feature in their final
Editor’s note: Tor-Kristian Karlsen is a Norwegian football scout and executive and is the former chief executive and sporting director at AS Monaco. He will write regularly for ESPN on the business of soccer and the process of scouting. In his latest column, he looks at some of the game’s top young talent changing clubs
Clubs in next season’s European competitions could be forced to forfeit matches if they fail to inform UEFA of travel restrictions in place to curb the spread of coronavirus, according to guidelines issued by European football’s governing body. UEFA said it would publish a list of known travel restrictions between countries before each draw is
11:11 AM ET Austin LindbergESPN FC Just three matches remain in the MLS is Back Tournament, with the Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, Orlando City SC and Minnesota United FC all advancing to the semifinals to be played out on Wednesday and Thursday. – Play Soccer Playoff Pick ‘Em through the MLS knockout rounds– Stream MLS
Nearly six months have passed since the first leg of the Champions League tie between Real Madrid and Manchester City. The teams meet again on Friday, and few can have been waiting as anxiously for the return game as Gabriel Jesus. City’s Brazil international had a fine game in his team’s 2-1 win in Madrid.
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: Liverpool weighing move for Norwich’s Lewis The Independent reports that Liverpool are interested in signing Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis
It took a moment of individual brilliance to decide this 367-day long Championship campaign and book Fulham‘s place back in the Premier League. Of course this game went to extra time — in this never-ending stream of football and intermingling seasons — and after 105 minutes of both teams cancelling each other out, it was
3:13 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City have completed the signing of Ferran Torres from Valencia, the club announced on Tuesday. Sources told ESPN last month that City were closing in on the signing of Torres, 20. He will move to the Etihad for a fee of €23 million plus add-ons. – Stream FC Daily
6:26 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has said he is “gutted” his loan spell at Roma has ended. Smalling returns to Old Trafford following the end of the Serie A campaign and has not been included in Roma’s Europa League squad for the round-of-16 clash with
9:23 AM ET Ian DarkeESPN.com writer Close Darke, 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 Champions League since 1982, and has one of the world’s most recognizable soccer voices.
Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon is in talks to join Chelsea, with discussions already at an advanced stage, sources have told ESPN. The defender, 23, has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs after impressing in La Liga this season on loan at Sevilla. – Stream FC Daily on ESPN+ Chelsea’s No. 1
Manchester United have unveiled their new kit for next season, which is inspired by their iconic “Red Devil” crest that was adopted in 1973. 2 Related Manufacturers Adidas say that, in keeping with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s mission to place club identity at the heart of his rejuvenated team, the new shirt is infused with
At the halfway point of the 5-mile journey between Brentford’s Griffin Park from Fulham’s Craven Cottage is Fuller’s Brewery, home of their flagship beer, London Pride. But there’s far more than just local bragging rights on the line when these fierce rivals meet at Wembley on Tuesday. The winner of the Championship playoff final —
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: Chelsea join race for Reguilon Chelsea have joined the race to sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon, Sky Sports reports.
9:07 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City are retaining their interest in Kalidou Koulibaly and Pau Torres despite agreeing a fee for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, sources have told ESPN. City are set to sign Ake after reaching agreement over a £40 million deal following Bournemouth’s relegation to the Championship. – Stream FC Daily on
Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc has hit back at former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who had called the club’s transfer policy “not smart” in an interview with German broadsheet FAZ. Hoeness had said that young players at Dortmund were regarded as nothing but an “object for sale” and couldn’t commit to the club. –