Football

7:27 PM ET U.S. women’s national team defender Becky Sauerbrunn said that anyone still in the NWSL who contributed to its abusive environment needs to be removed, in the wake of the release of the Yates report detailing the abusive culture in women’s professional soccer. “For so long, this has always fallen on the player
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7:45 PM ET Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson and Chicago Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler are both stepping away from decision-making roles with their respective National Women’s Soccer League clubs until the findings are released from an ongoing investigation into numerous reports of sexual misconduct and abuse around the league. Paulson, who is also the
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11:19 AM ET An investigation commissioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation and conducted by former U.S. deputy attorney general Sally Yates was released Monday, and it includes revelations that are sure to send shockwaves throughout women’s soccer and raise tough questions about accountability and player safety. The report’s findings focus heavily on three coaches in
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12:15 PM ET Inter Miami CF and former Argentina international forward Gonzalo Higuain announced his retirement on Monday, concluding a 17-year career that saw him play for some of the world’s biggest clubs including Real Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Chelsea. Higuain, 34, will play out the rest of the season with Miami, which is
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4:34 PM ET U.S. Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone said Monday that the findings of the investigation by Sally Q. Yates are just a “first step” in changing an environment that allowed the abuse of professional women players to take place unchecked for many years. The findings of the USSF-commissioned Yates report, which were
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1:01 PM ET The independent investigation into player abuse in women’s professional soccer found a long list of failures by National Women’s Soccer League coaches and executives, as well as the United States Soccer Federation itself. “Our investigation has revealed a league in which abuse and misconduct-verbal and emotional abuse and sexual misconduct-had become systemic,
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6:30 PM ET European club football is back in full swing following the international break. We saw a couple of big derbies in the Premier League — Arsenal beating Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City seeing off Manchester United — while Barcelona now sit over Real Madrid in LaLiga standings. Meanwhile, Liverpool and Internazionale are all
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12:30 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag left Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench during the side’s 6-3 defeat to Manchester City out of “respect” for the striker, he said. Ronaldo was an unused substitute at the Etihad Stadium despite United finding themselves 4-0 down at half-time. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga,
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11:10 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — If Sunday brought a memorable rendition of the Manchester derby, then it was memorable not just for the goals, but how lopsided and noncompetitive it was. Manchester City demolished Manchester United at Etihad Stadium 6-3 for the highest-scoring Manchester derby ever. – Report: Man United-Arsenal | Premier
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8:31 PM ET Associated Press A torched car is shown outside Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java on Oct. 2, 2022. PUTRI/AFP via Getty Images Clashes between supporters of two Indonesian soccer teams in East Java province killed 125 fans and two police officers, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday. Several brawls between supporters of
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11:50 AM ET Leandro Trossard tormented Liverpool at Anfield. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images A hat trick from Leandro Trossard earned Brighton & Hove Albion a point in an exhilarating 3-3 draw with Premier League title-chasing Liverpool on Saturday. Brighton coach Roberto de Zerbi’s first game in charge could not have got off to a better start as
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Sep 30, 2022 Lisandro Martinez has already cracked the code of keeping Erling Haaland quiet over 90 minutes. When the Manchester United defender played for Ajax in last October’s 4-0 Champions League win against Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund, the Argentina international worked in tandem with defensive partner Jurrien Timber to nullify the threat of the man
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12:23 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Spain boss Jorge Vilda was adamant that he wouldn’t resign from his role. Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images Spain’s women’s team coach Jorge Vilda said he hasn’t considered resigning after 15 players refused to play for the side while he remains in charge, calling the situation
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7:02 AM ET Chelsea have attempted to secure an advantage in the race to sign Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig by arranging for the striker to undergo medical tests ahead of a proposed move, sources have told ESPN. Nkunku, 24, has attracted interest from several top clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
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