Casemiro and Fred: The Brazilian midfield partnership Manchester United are banking on

Successful World Cup sides are often partially based on successful club sides. In 2010, Spain’s starting XI bore a striking resemblance to Barcelona, ​​while Germany’s class of 2014 was dominated by Bayern Munich players. It doesn’t have to be about a whole team, either. Italy’s triumphant side of 2006 featured Gennaro Gattuso and Andrea Pirlo … Read more

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney on the pressures of owning Wrexham

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are not your typical football club owners. McElhenney — best known for his portrayal of Mac on the long-running FX series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which he co-created — openly admits he knew little to nothing about the sport until recently. Reynolds, star of the “Deadpool” film franchise and … Read more

Tuchel, Conte start Chelsea, Tottenham’s latest installment of the Battle at the Bridge

LONDON — Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur signaled their intent to be London’s best in the 2022-23 Premier League season, but neither was able to pick up a full three points from Stamford Bridge on Sunday, settling for a 2-2 draw. Goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Kane erased Blues’ leads earned by Kalidou Koulibaly and … Read more

Arsenal stroll as Gabriel Jesus 10/10 leads win over Leicester

Arsenal continued their positive start to the Premier League season as they took all three points with a 4-2 victory over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon. An elegant finish from Gabriel Jesus saw the home side open the scoring in the first half, with the 25-year-old looping the ball over Danny … Read more

Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly each 6/10 in win over Everton

Chelsea got off to a positive start despite a sluggish performance in the Premier League opener as they secured a 1-0 victory against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday evening. A quiet first half saw the home side enjoy the best share of the chances, but it was Thomas Tuchel’s side who took the lead … Read more

Puig joins LA Galaxy from Barcelona, ​​but rival MLS execs are skeptical of the deal

The MLS secondary transfer window closed in very much the same way that it started: With a high-profile player arriving in Los Angeles amid questions of how he would fit on his new club’s salary budget. A little more than a month after LAFC acquired Gareth Bale, the LA Galaxy on Thursday signed Spanish midfielder … Read more

England’s historic Euro 2022 victory has changed the face of women’s football, and this is only the beginning

12:25 PM ET Ian writer Close Darke, who called games for the network during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN’s lead soccer voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League since 1982, and has one of the world’s most recognizable soccer voices. … Read more

Sarina Wiegman proved herself a great football manager in the way she won Euro 2022

Sarina Wiegman now belongs in the pantheon of great football managers. If that sounds like a knee-jerk reaction after England’s victory last night, it’s worth considering that no one has ever won two European Championships — or World Cups, for that matter — with different nations in either the women’s or men’s game. Wiegman was … Read more

Community Shield: Liverpool wins; Nunez, Haaland first impressions

It’s the Community Shield. It’s essentially a preseason friendly. A losing side can happily write off the defeat. The winning side can find itself under pressure within a couple of weeks of the league season. It doesn’t matter. And yet no game between Manchester City and Liverpool is entirely without meaning. The battle between Pep … Read more

NYCFC’s Taty Castellanos loan is proof of the power of multi-club ownership

Valentin “Taty” Castellanos is finally moving abroad — just not in the way many around MLS would have predicted. NYCFC announced on Monday morning that it has sent Castellanos on a year-long loan to Spanish club Girona FC. On the surface, the move seems a little underwhelming. Castellanos won the golden boot and led NYCFC … Read more