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Mexico announce March friendly against Costa Rica

Mexico will face a Costa Rican team which they are already set to face 2 more times in 2021.


Milan and Inter continue duel for top spot, Roma set for Spezia rematch

AC Milan and Inter Milan resume their duel for the Serie A summit on Saturday days before they face off in their Italian Cup quarter-final clash at the San Siro. Leaders Milan are three points ahead of Inter before the weekend's 19th round of games which marks the half-way point of the season. Stefano Pioli's Milan face a tricky task at home to sixth-placed Atalanta, despite the Bergamo side losing momentum in recent games in draws with Genoa...


Jurgen Klopp criticises Liverpool's decision making in Burnley defeat

Jurgen Klopp believes his team's poor decision making is costing them in front of goal lately, though he takes full responsibility for their drop in form


It's time to separate Frank Lampard the struggling manager from the Chelsea legend

Chelsea's supporters and hierarchy must separate Frank Lampard the club legend from the struggling manager as he faces the sack


Jean-Philippe Mateta: Things to know about the Crystal Palace forward

Everything you need to know about Jean-Philippe Mateta, Crystal Palace's new frontman who's signed an 18-month loan deal prior to a potential £13.4m move


Parma own goal sends Lazio through to Italian Cup quarter-finals

Parma goalkeeper Simone Colombi's late own goal sent Lazio through to the Italian Cup quarter-finals on Thursday after a 2-1 win in Rome. Lazio midfielder Marco Parolo had nodded in the first goal from a curling Andreas Pereira cross on 23 minutes in the last-16 tie. But Parma fought back, with Valentin Mihaila levelling for the visitors with seven minutes to go at the Stadio Olimpico. As the game looked to be heading for extra time, Vedat...


Masasi thunderbolt snatches CHAN draw for virus-hit DR Congo

Amadeu Masasi drilled the ball into the net deep into stoppage time to snatch a 1-1 draw for the Democratic Republic of Congo against Libya Thursday in the African Nations Championship. Energetic Libya impressed on and off the ball as they defended the slender lead until Masasi became the latest midfielder to score in a tournament reserved for home-based footballers.


Villas-Boas navigates storm in Marseille as title chances fade

Marseille are never far away from a crisis and the southern French giants are in trouble again after a run of defeats which have led to coach Andre Villas-Boas admitting to some uncertainty about his future. Former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas had to be persuaded to stay at Marseille for this season despite leading the 1993 Champions League winners to second place in Ligue 1 in the last, curtailed campaign. He clearly sensed that repeating that...


Solskjaer urges Man Utd strikers to follow Cavani's example

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has encouraged Manchester United's strikers to learn from Edinson Cavani after the Uruguayan's influential display against Fulham Cavani, 33, showed all his predatory instincts and wealth of experience as United came from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 on Wednesday. The former Paris Saint-Germain star capitalised on a mistake from Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola to cancel out Ademola Lookman's sixth-minute strike. Paul Pogba's...


Leicester considering shock move for Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen

Leicester City have joined the race for Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen, with Brendan Rodgers said to be eyeing up a loan move for the Denmark international


Stanford’s Logan Panchot selected by D.C. United in 2021 MLS Draft

Versatile captain is Cardinal’s lone draftee on Thursday.


Liverpool 0-1 Burnley: Player ratings as Ashley Barnes ends Reds' 68-game unbeaten home record

Player ratings from Anfield as Ashley Barnes' late penalty secured all three points for Burnley and ended the Reds' incredible home record


Liverpool & Man City 'still interested' in Leeds target Adama Traore

Liverpool and Manchester City have joined Leeds in wanting to sign Adama Traore from Wolves


'Punch in the face': Klopp rocked as Burnley end Liverpool's Anfield run

Jurgen Klopp admitted the end of Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield was a "massive punch in the face" as the Premier League champions crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against Burnley on Thursday. "It's a massive, massive punch in the face," Klopp said.


Probe into claim that Blatter paid for Warner's jet is dropped

Swiss prosecutors said Thursday they had dropped an investigation into ailing former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, accused of defrauding world football's governing body by paying for a private jet used by the now-banned Jack Warner. Prosecutors alleged Blatter paid the $365,000 (300,000-euro) bill for the jet that Warner, the Trinidadian who served as a FIFA vice-president during Blatter's 17-reign, used in 2007. Warner has since been banned from...


LAFC select defender CC Uche in the 2nd round of the 2021 MLS Draft

Ohio State and Duke product gets call from black-and-gold.


Four Academy players selected, but not by Sounders

Sounders missed out on their academy players but took a goalkeeper with their only pick.


Grade Atlanta United’s 2021 MLS SuperDraft performance

and recapping Atlanta United’s draft day/week


Liverpool and Fulham recap, United back on top

New podcast


LAFC acquire Homegrown rights to GK Tomas Romero from Union

Club ship $50,000 allocation money as part of the deal.


Koeman frustrated by Barcelona’s penalty misses after Copa del Rey win

Miralem Pjanic and Ousmane Dembele both missed


Suarez double fires Atletico seven points clear

Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic scored a penalty against Atletico Madrid on Thursday but a brace from Luis Suarez saw the La Liga leaders come from behind to win 2-1 at Ipurua. Dmitrovic said he was nominated as Eibar's penalty taker by coach Jose Luis Mendilibar.


Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Tore Andre Flo & Gus Poyet name their best Chelsea memory

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Tore Andre Flo & Gus Poyet name their best Chelsea memory & best player they played with in Three's Connect With series


Andonovski praises 'incredible' mindset on ever-evolving U.S. women's team

Andonovski praises 'incredible' mindset on ever-evolving U.S. women's team


Union's Huebner banned but 'no evidence' found of racial abuse towards Amiri

The German FA (DFB) on Thursday said there was "no evidence" that Union Berlin's Florian Huebner racially abused Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri, but gave the defender a two-match ban and 20,000-euro ($24,292) fine. But the DFB said "no evidence of a racially motivated or discriminatory act could be provided" and instead banned Huebner for "unsportsmanlike conduct".


Match preview: Puebla vs. Club Tijuana

Both Xolos and Puebla have changed drastically since the last time they faced off at Estadio Cuauhtémoc.


Sporting KC selects two in MLS Superdraft

SKC selects two and two SKC II players were drafted by other MLS teams


Leroy Sane says Pep Guardiola raised him to a new level at Manchester City

Well thanks for the assist, Pep!


Veteran Mandzukic has 'big ambitions' with AC Milan

Mario Mandzukic insisted Thursday he had four more years of top-level football in him as he returned to Serie A on a six-month contract with league leaders AC Milan. I prepared my body for four more years of top football.


Manchester United leading chase for Brazilian wonderkid

Manchester United are working to get ahead of Barcelona, Manchester City and Juventus in the race for wonderkid Gabriel Veron


Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten home run ended by Burnley

Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run in the Premier League at Anfield came to a stunning end as Ashley Barnes's late penalty earned struggling Burnley a 1-0 win on Thursday. Since then the Reds have ended a 30-year wait to win a league title, but their chances of repeating that feat are fading rapidly after a disastrous run over the past month.


England's National League faces shutdown over government grant row

The English football season below the top four divisions is under increasing threat of being cancelled after the UK government said any future funding for National League clubs would be in the form of loans rather than grants. Fifth-tier National League and sixth-tier National League North and South clubs received £10 million ($14 million) from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to allow the season to start back in October without...


LAFC select UC Irvine’s Alvaro Quezada in 3rd Round of 2021 MLS Draft

Lancaster native catches LAFC’s eye in draft.


Nagelsmann promises Leipzig will 'attack' Bayern in title chase

Julian Nagelsmann says his RB Leipzig team are ready to push Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich all the way this season as they prepare for Saturday's trip to lowly Mainz. "We're still within striking distance (of Bayern) and want to keep attacking," said Leipzig coach Nagelsmann. Mainz are second-from-bottom and winless in their last nine games but gave Bayern a huge scare three weeks ago, taking a two-goal lead before losing 5-2 at Munich's...


Chorley boss relishing FA Cup dance with Wolves

English minnows Chorley host mighty Wolves in the FA Cup on Friday, with manager Jamie Vermiglio hoping to rekindle the spirit of a famous win against the same opponents 35 years ago. Vermiglio, who doubles up as a primary school headteacher, is sad that the club's fans cannot share in the occasion as a result of strict coronavirus restrictions. The sixth-tier side, the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, recorded one of their finest...


Twitter reacts to Burnley ending Liverpool's sensational home league record

We take a look into the wonderful world of Twitter as social media goes wild following the end of Liverpool's home league record at the hands of Burnley


Cal’s Thomas Williamson picked by San Jose Earthquakes in 2021 MLS Draft

Forward catches eye of local pro team.


Manchester City are thriving as a result of Ilkay Gundogan's fine form

Ilkay Gundogan's fine recent form has helped Manchester City blossom this season, recently scoring against Aston Vila.


UCLA’s Eric Iloski selected by Vancouver Whitecaps in 2021 MLS Draft

Versatile player gets call on draft day.


Breakaway Super League 'would not be recognised' by FIFA as players threatened with World Cup ban

FIFA has gone on the offensive amid ongoing speculation about a European Super League, insisting any breakaway by leading clubs "would not be recognised by either FIFA or the respective confederation" while players would risk being banned from the World Cup and other major tournaments if involved. The threat came in a statement signed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino along with the heads of European body UEFA and the other five continental...


Everton continue to show their ambition with huge Jill Scott signing

Everton's signing of Manchester City and England midfielder Jill Scott shows the club's big ambitions


Reports: Roma now favorites to sign Juventus target Bryan Reynolds

Well, that’s disappointing.


Leeds' recent slump is proof Karen Carney was right - and they know it

History looks like repeating itself with Leeds falling apart in the New Year and there'll be no mid-season break or easy run of fixtures to save them this time.


Mario Mandzukic could be a difference maker for AC Milan in the Serie A title race

Mandzukic signing could prove key as Milan chase their first Scudetto since 2011.


Czech FA dispute Cristiano Ronaldo's all-time goal record - because of course they do

The Czech FA have taken issue with Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo overtaking Josef Bican as football's all-time leading goal scorer.


Chelsea Women show off insane squad depth with three big wins in 11 days

Chelsea Women demonstrated their outrageous squad depth as Niamh Charles, Sophie Ingle and Guro Reiten came off the bench to beat Manchester City


Milik joins Marseille on loan from Napoli

Marseille have signed Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik on an 18-month loan from Napoli with an option to buy, the Ligue 1 club announced on Thursday. The 26-year-old Milik has not played for Napoli this season and joins a Marseille side who have slipped off the title pace in France in recent weeks. "I am happy and proud to announce that I am officially a player of Olympique de Marseille, one of the most prestigious clubs in Europe," he said on...


PSV dissatisfied with Bayern Munich loanee Adrian Fein

According to Sport1, PSV does not intend to exercise their purchase option for the young midfielder.


Seven players with local ties drafted in MLS SuperDraft

Philadelphia Union Academy, Penn Fusion Academy, West Chester United and Reading United well represented on draft day


Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche in half-time altercation during Burnley's win at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche came to blows during Burnley's 1-0 win at Liverpool in the Premier League on Thursday.