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James Rodriguez transfer: Midfielder leaves Everton for Al Rayyan

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum James Rodriguez’s time in the Premier League has come to an end after just one season after the Colombian star signed for Al Rayyan on Wednesday.   Rodriguez joined Everton from Real Madrid in a £20 million ($26 million) move last......

Soccer Clubs in England Permitted to Add Standing Areas

New York Times
Victor Mather There was a time when thousands of fans at every English soccer game would stand throughout the match in spectator areas without seats. But after fans were crushed to death in the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, standing areas were banned as unsafe. Still, many fans pined nostalgically for......

Ronaldo overtakes Messi as world’s highest-paid soccer player

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U.S. business and finance heavyweight Forbes has crunched the numbers and produced a Top 10 of the world’s most highly paid professional footballers. The players in question are set to collectively rake in a staggering $585 million in pre-tax earnings this season, which is up from $570m a year ago.......

Tetchy Koeman skips questions on Barca future

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7:25 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman refused to take questions from the media on Wednesday as the uncertainty surrounding his future at Camp Nou grows. ESPN reported on Tuesday that Barca have already begun to sound out alternatives following Monday’s 1-1 draw with Granada in......

‘Ted Lasso’ and its Cristiano Ronaldo moment: How the hit show goes for realistic soccer

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Dunster, left, pulled off an impressive move in homage of a famous Ronaldo free kick. The move impressed the show’s cast, including Sudeikis, right. Courtesy of Apple TV+ press When Phil Dunster lined up his free kick from 45 yards as the fictional AFC Richmond striker Jamie Tartt in Apple TV+’s......

Ronnie Brunswijk: Suriname VP plays in his team’s soccer match at 60

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Salvador Father time is undefeated but nobody tell that to the vice president of Suriname. Ronnie Brunswijk, who owns Inter Moengotapoe, captained and played for his team on Tuesday in both halves for a total of 54 minutes against Olimpia......

Transfer Talk: Bayern may need €100m for transfer of Leverkusen’s Wirtz

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The summer transfer window is closed for the top leagues in Europe! After a summer full of international football, countless clubs waited until the last minute to pull off their transfers. See all the major deals here and check out how we graded the biggest signings. But just because the......

What we like, don’t like about revamped Leagues Cup for MLS, Liga MX

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4:50 PM ET Jeff Carlisle Close U.S. soccer correspondent Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. Eric Gomez Tuesday saw a major announcement in the U.S. soccer world: Major League Soccer and Liga MX announced they will take part in a completely revamped Leagues Cup......

U.S., Mexico Soccer Leagues Announce an Annual Tournament

New York Times
Kevin Draper In a major reordering of soccer competition in North America, the top men’s leagues in the United States and Mexico announced Tuesday the creation of an annual World Cup-style tournament in which every team from both leagues will compete. The monthlong tournament will take place in July and......

U.S., Mexico Soccer Leagues Announce an Annual Tournament

New York Times
Kevin Draper In a major reordering of soccer competition in North America, the top men’s leagues in the United States and Mexico announced Tuesday the creation of an annual World Cup-style tournament in which every team from both leagues will compete. The monthlong tournament will take place in July and......

USWNT in transition: What World Cup, Olympic cycle might look like

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When the U.S. women’s national team won its bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics last month, Vlatko Andonovski was ready to start working on the team’s next chapter right away. Within a week of returning to the United States, Andonovski texted every player on the roster and scheduled one-on-one phone......

CCL Revamped Again, With Expanded Leagues Cup a Factor

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Brian Straus Concacaf, MLS and Liga MX on Tuesday afternoon unveiled a new club competition structure that will reshape men’s professional soccer across the region and especially in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The revised Concacaf Champions League format and......

Supreme Court abortion case: Female athletes weigh in with brief

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More than 500 professional, collegiate and high school female athletes signed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court arguing against abortion restrictions on Monday.  The brief includes personal testimony, some anonymously, about the importance of abortions in the success of women’s sports, per The Athletic. “Women’s increased participation and success in......

USMNT Coach Berhalter Explains Decision to Discipline McKennie

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Avi Creditor The U.S. men’s national team is in the period in between World Cup qualifying windows, and one of the biggest questions looking forward is whether midfield star Weston McKennie will be brought back into the squad. McKennie was......

Who is the highest-paid soccer player: Ronaldo tops Messi in Forbes’ list

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How USMNT Could Navigate the October Roster Puzzle

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg0MDA5NDcxMjMwNDg2MjE3/weah-hoppe-musah-usmnt.jpg Avi Creditor The U.S. men’s national team already found out how much initial plans can go awry in World Cup qualifying. A positive COVID-19 test kept Christian Pulisic out of its opening match in El Salvador earlier this month. An in-house transgression kept Weston McKennie out of the subsequent......

Messi bone injury scare for PSG, set for scans

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Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain‘s Ligue 1 clash at Metz and is in doubt for next Tuesday’s Champions League game against Manchester City after sustaining a left knee injury. Messi was substituted on his home debut in PSG’s victory over Lyon on Sunday and the club......

Pick your crisis: Barcelona have many to choose from

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Barcelona are in a state of crisis, of that there can be no doubt. It is potentially the greatest crisis in the club’s history — even including the four decades spent while Spain was run by a right-wing dictator who disliked Catalan culture, banned the language and imprisoned or “disappeared”......

Sources: Barcelona looking to replace Koeman

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5:14 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is expected to remain in charge for Thursday’s trip to Cadiz but the club are exploring options to replace him, sources have told ESPN. Koeman’s position was further weakened by Monday’s 1-1 draw at Camp Nou against Granada in......

500 athletes back abortion rights in SCOTUS filing

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WASHINGTON — A group of prominent women athletes, including soccer star Megan Rapinoe and basketball standouts Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to protect abortion rights in a case involving Mississippi’s Republican-backed bid to ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Abortion opponents......

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