9:55 AM ET Chelsea are keeping tabs on Bayern Munich defender David Alaba but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid for his signature, sources have told ESPN. The 28-year-old is expected to leave Bayern on a free transfer when his contract runs out next summer but he is free to negotiate with overseas
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12:37 PM ET Former Barcelona assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue has said that some players are not capable of handling the strain of playing with the club’s talisman Lionel Messi. Unzue, who was assistant to Luis Enrique between 2014 and 2017 at the Camp Nou, said the standards demanded by the Argentine are too much
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10:52 AM ET United States midfielder Richard Ledezma has torn his ACL and is out for the rest of the season. Ledezma, 20, picked up the knee injury playing for PSV Eindhoven in their Europa League match at Omonia Nicosia on Thursday. – Stream LIVE games and replays on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Insider Notebook: Ozil
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12:04 PM ET Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has been nominated for FIFA The Best Men’s Player of the Year for 2020 alongside Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi and Juventus‘ Cristiano Ronaldo. The women’s award will be contested between Manchester City defender Lucy Bronze, Chelsea forward Pernille Harder and Lyon defender Wendie Renard. – Goal of the
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5:18 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens A court has ruled that Santos must pay Barcelona €2.9 million for violating an agreement the two clubs had relating to Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa, sources have told ESPN. As part of the deal to sign Neymar in 2013, Barca also secured a preferential option on three other Santos
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7:42 PM ET Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur may be flying high in all competitions but the Portuguese coach conceded that he is unable to keep all of his players happy with England forward Dele Alli not getting any minutes in their Europa League win on Thursday. – Europa League: Who is in, when is the
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12:17 AM ET Tom Marshall Substitute Emmanuel Gigliotti rescued a late 1-1 draw for ten-man Leon against Pumas UNAM in the first leg of Thursday’s “Guard1anes 2020” Liga MX final. – Liga MX coverage on ESPN Deportes– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ A second half goal from Paraguayan Carlos Gonzalez had handed home side
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6:46 PM ET Bob Foose, the executive director of the MLS Players Association, said that “almost 20%” of MLS players contracted COVID-19 over the course of the season, and that the players surrendered close to $150 million in potential earnings due to the renegotiated collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that was agreed to in June. Speaking
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9:24 PM ET Columbus Crew SC‘s hopes of winning a second MLS Cup final suffered an immense blow on Thursday night when the team announced that midfielders Darlington Nagbe and Pedro Santos have been deemed “not medically cleared to play.” The Crew are scheduled to play the Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS Cup final
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2:47 PM ET Arsenal capped a perfect run through the Europa League group stage with a 4-2 victory at Dundalk on Thursday. Edward Nketiah saw his hard work pay off on 12 minutes when the forward chased down a defender and intercepted an attempted clearance before before dinking over the keeper from inside the box.
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12:21 PM ET Robinho was at AC Milan from 2010 to 2014. Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Robinho‘s nine-year prison sentence for sexual assault has been upheld in the Milan courts following an appeal. The verdict relates back to an incident which took place on Jan. 22, 2013 involving a 22-year-old Albanian woman. – Stream LIVE games and
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9:02 AM ET Christian Pulisic‘s attempts to put his fitness issues behind him remain a “work in progress” according to Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard. The USMNT international scored his first Premier League goal of the season in last Saturday’s 3-1 win over Leeds, coming off the bench to make only his fifth appearance in
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