Month: July 2020

1:38 PM ET Atlanta United made a pair of moves on Friday in a bid to shore up the striker position, signing Erick “Cubo” Torres and placing Josef Martinez on the season-ending injury list. Martinez, the 2018 MLS MVP, tore the ACL in his right knee in Atlanta’s season-opening 2-1 win over Nashville SC on
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11:38 AM ET Andrew Cesare Richardson Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic needed military assistance to be calmed down after he took a friend to a hospital in the city on Thursday, according to ESPN sources. The Croatia international took a 42-year-old compatriot to the hospital and, according to ESPN sources, was panicking at the amount
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11:22 AM ET Adriana Garcia Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has said Liverpool‘s team over the past two seasons has been the toughest opponent he has ever come across. Liverpool won the Premier League title for the first time since 1990 in style, finishing 18 points clear of nearest rivals Manchester City this season. –
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4:50 AM ET Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has revealed how regular conversations with former club manager Arsene Wenger have kept him “calm” throughout the season. Arteta is preparing to lead his side into Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea and although the pair have not been in contact this week, the 38-year-old has spoken
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4:57 AM ET Liverpool‘s chief executive officer Peter Moore will step down at the end of next month after three years in the role, the Premier League champions said on Friday. Liverpool owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president Mike Gordon said in a joint statement that Moore had helped the club move forward
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3:33 AM ET Welcome to ESPN’s Insider Notebook, featuring contributions from our reporters across the top leagues around the world. In this edition, there’s the latest on Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho. Plus: Chelsea and Manchester City are keen on a pricey centre-back to sort their defences out. Jump to: City, Chelsea hunt Gimenez
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10:22 PM ET Sergio Santos scored twice for the second time in MLS competition and also added an assist, and the Philadelphia Union held on for a 3-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City in their MLS is Back Tournament quarterfinal on Thursday night near Orlando, Fla. Jamiro Monteiro also scored early for Philadelphia, which reached
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6:00 AM ET Liverpool‘s throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark has signed a contract extension with the Premier League champions. Gronnemark, who started working with Jurgen Klopp’s side in 2018, announced the news on his social media account on Thursday. – Stream FC Daily on ESPN+– Klopp, Sir Alex reveal friendship at LMA awards– Premier League grades:
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12:07 PM ET An arrest warrant has been issued by Mexico’s attorney general’s office for Cruz Azul president Guillermo Alvarez over possible involvement in financial fraud and organized crime, according to documents obtained by ESPN. The arrest warrant was granted on Wednesday, with Alvarez accused of carrying out and orchestrating “operations with illicit resources.” –
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4:55 PM ET Fulham advanced to next week’s Championship playoff final despite a 2-1 home loss to Cardiff City on Thursday after edging past their opponents 3-2 on aggregate. They will face local rivals Brentford, who beat Swansea City by the same aggregate score after Wednesday’s 3-1 victory, in an all south-west London final at
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12:36 PM ET Bayern Munich‘s Alphonso Davies has been a “nothing short of a miracle” for Canadian soccer, according to Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan. Davies moved from the Vancouver Whitecaps to Bayern Munich in July 2018, but has broken out in a major way this past season in the Bundesliga, already leading to
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11:36 AM ET Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has withdrawn its bid to buy English Premier League club Newcastle after the process was stalled by concerns about piracy by the kingdom and human rights complaints. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– What did you miss? The latest from Europe’s top leagues The
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10:12 AM ET Christian Pulisic has told ESPN that he is “100% fit” for Saturday’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium. Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard had said the 21-year-old was struggling with a minor unspecified problem in recent weeks, leading to his omission from the semifinal win over Manchester United.
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5:21 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has become the latest star name to join Common Goal. The Argentina international is the 159th player or coach to donate 1% of their wage to the charity initiative, kick-started by Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata in August 2017. – Stream FC Daily on ESPN+– Ronaldo
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6:33 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, sources have told ESPN. Bournemouth are looking to cash in on the Dutchman following their relegation from the Premier League and City are close to agreeing a deal worth around £41
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