Month: April 2021

5:08 PM ET Dutch goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer is in discussions with FC Cincinnati and is expected to sign with the club as a free agent, sources told ESPN. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– ESPN+ viewer’s guide: Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, FA Cup and more Vermeer, 35, spent the 2020 season with
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10:12 AM ET The number of American players in Europe seems to grow every transfer window, and the likes of Christian Pulisic, and most recently Matthew Hoppe, have demonstrated that you don’t necessarily need to come up through a powerhouse MLS academy like FC Dallas in order to make the jump. However, there are plenty
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Apr 28, 2021 In a high-profile attempt to expose the scourge of racism towards players at all levels of the game, English football will unite to undertake a three-day social media boycott this weekend “in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online.” The initiative has the backing of all professional leagues, including
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6:11 AM ET The Scottish Football Association are investigating the incident. Photo by John Walton – PA Images via Getty Images Albion Rovers striker David Cox has announced he has quit football after he said he was verbally abused by an opposition player about his mental health struggles. The 32-year-old, who was on the bench for
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9:58 AM ET English football, including clubs in the Premier League and Women’s Super League, has started a four-day boycott of social media in response to the ongoing discriminatory abuse received online by players. The boycott began at 3 p.m. BST on Friday April 30 and will end at 11.59 p.m. BST on Monday May
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6:45 AM ET Moises Llorens Rodrigo Faez Barcelona sounded out the possibility of signing David Alaba but realised he was committed to joining Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer, various sources have told ESPN. Alaba, 28, is out of contract in June and told Bayern Munich earlier this season of his intention to
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7:54 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United do not want plans for a European Super League (ESL) to be revived, according to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. United, along with the five other Premier League clubs involved, have stated their intention to leave the ESL following a huge backlash from fans. – Stream ESPN FC Daily
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4:30 AM ET A review carried out by Manchester United has seen a 350% increase in social media abuse directed at their players. United will join English football in boycotting social media this weekend, in response to the online abuse directed to their players. Teams, players and the governing bodies of English football agreed last
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5:30 PM ET The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) — the players’ union in English football — has raised “significant concerns” over Twitter’s response to what it describes as “horrific hate” directed to players through abusive posts on the social media platform. With English football, led by the Premier League and Women’s Super League as well
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4:37 PM ET Ronald Koeman says he was disrespected by the fourth official after being sent off as Barcelona crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Granada on Thursday. – Ratings: Messi gets 6/10 as Barca title hopes take hit– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Lionel Messi gave Barca an early lead at
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7:45 PM ET Orlando City SC forward Daryl Dike will remain on loan with Barnsley from through the remainder of the English Championship side’s season, including the playoffs that will determine if it is promoted to the Premier League. – Carlisle: Dike took U.S. soccer’s long way to Europe– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+
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6:47 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been more evolution than revolution, and his team took another step forward at Old Trafford on Thursday night. Following four straight semifinal defeats, United lead AS Roma 6-2 after the first leg of their Europa League last-four tie. Anything but
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4:57 PM ET Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal for Man United in the Europa League. Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images Manchester United came from behind to earn a convincing 6-2 win over AS Roma in the teams’ Europa League semifinal first leg at Old Trafford on Thursday night. The sides traded early goals in
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4:55 PM ET Villarreal claimed a narrow advantage in their Europa League semifinal against Arsenal with a 2-1 home victory in the first leg on Thursday, although they will feel frustrated at letting the London club off the hook. First-half goals by Manu Trigueros and Raul Albiol put the Spanish club in command and it
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11:04 AM ET Associated Press Former Germany defender Christoph Metzelder has been issued with a 10-month suspended sentence for distributing child pornography. The 40-year-old Metzelder admitted to the bulk of the public prosecutor’s charges as his trial began at Dusseldorf District Court on Thursday. Metzelder had been accused of possessing child and youth pornography and
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