Soccer

Jeff Carlisle, U.S. soccer correspondentMar 1, 2024, 12:29 PM ET Close Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. Open Extended Reactions The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the format for the 2023-2024 U.S. Open Cup on Friday, confirming that only eight out of a possible 26 MLS teams will have their
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Julien Laurens, CorrespondentFeb 29, 2024, 07:21 AM ET France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been banned for four years for a doping offence, sources have told ESPN and the Associated Press. Pogba was provisionally suspended by Italy’s national anti-doping (NADO Italia) tribunal in September after testing positive for testosterone — a banned substance. Italian
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Connor O’Halloran Feb 29, 2024, 12:04 PM ET Open Extended Reactions NWSL commissioner Jessica Berman said she expects the United States to see an “explosive” growth in interest in soccer ahead of the 2026 World Cup. The United States will co-host the men’s World Cup in 2026 with Mexico and Canada and is bidding to
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Feb 28, 2024, 02:22 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Great rivals Manchester United and Liverpool could be set for blockbuster FA Cup quarterfinal clash, if they can make it through their fifth-round matchups on Wednesday. The two heavyweights were paired with each other in Wednesday’s draw, but first Manchester United will have to beat Nottingham
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentFeb 28, 2024, 04:33 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Saudi Pro League (SPL) teams are targeting a number of Premier League stars ahead of the summer transfer window, a source has told ESPN. Established players like Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Raphaël Varane, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and
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Cesar Hernandez Feb 27, 2024, 03:35 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Interim United States women’s national team coach Twila Kilgore stated that her side face “no easy games anymore” after a stunning 2-0 loss to rival Mexico in a Concacaf W Gold Cup group-stage clash on Monday. “It just shows how far the game is
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Feb 25, 2024, 10:05 AM ET Bordeaux forward Alberth Elis has undergone surgery after sustaining a serious head injury during a Ligue 2 match against Guingamp, his club said on Sunday. The 28-year-old Honduras international collided with Guingamp defender Donatien Gomis just 40 seconds into the game at Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday, after
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