USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

DUSSELDORF, Germany — With the World Cup less than two months away, the United States men’s national team was hoping to sharpen up its game against Japan, but if anything, it was the Samurai Blue who looked more ready for the showpiece tournament, riding goals either side of halftime from Daichi Kamada and Kaoru Mitoma … Read more

Erling Haaland’s stunning strike for Man City ensures reunion with ex-side Dortmund was a memorable one

5:30 PM ET Rob DawsonMatch Erling Haaland’s stunning strike completed a 2-1 comeback win for Manchester City against his former club Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Bundesliga club went ahead through English midfielder Jude Bellingham but City equalized through John Stones and Haaland’s acrobatic finish won it late on. – Stream … Read more

Arsenal and Man United are back! Their Premier League rivalry has potential again, but can they contend for titles?

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United and Arsenal are finally emerging from cold storage. The rivalry that once dominated the Premier League has been reduced to a sideshow for the best part of two decades due to the respective decline of both teams — but Sunday’s clash at Old Trafford proved that two of England’s biggest … Read more

Karim Benzema rescues Real Madrid at Espanyol as Aurelien Tchouameni lessens loss of Casemiro

Two goals from Karim Benzema in the 88th and 100th minutes saw Real Madrid eke out a late 3-1 win at Espanyol on Sunday night. Vinicius Junior scored the visitors’ opener, before Joselu leveled the scoring. – Report: Real Madrid-Espanyol | LaLiga table | Upcoming fixtures The victory puts Madrid on top of the LaLiga … Read more

Barcelona beat Real Sociedad as Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati impress: Rapid reaction, ratings

Robert Lewandowski scored twice and had an assist on his 34th birthday as Barcelona earned a 4-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday. It was Barcelona’s first win of the new LaLiga season, with Ansu Fati coming off the bench in the second half to take charge of the match with two assists and a … 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 Reece … Read more

Three main points from match

Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0 to win the UEFA Champions League, the 14th European title for the Spanish club. Here are main talking points from the end of the match. – Liverpool fans pepper-sprayed ahead of Champions League final– Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League: As it happened– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ … Read more

Real Madrid stun Man City, Rodrygo the hero, Guardiola’s side melt down in Champions League semifinal

5:47 PM ET Rob DawsonMatch Rodrygo was Real Madrid’s hero with two late goals to help the Spanish giants into the Champions League final at Man City’s expense. Getty Images MADRID — Manchester City and Real Madrid followed up Tuesday night’s drama between Villarreal and Liverpool with a remarkable show of their own, with City … Read more

Luis Diaz’s drive and Jurgen Klopp’s boldness keep Liverpool’s Quadruple in play with Champions League final spot

VILLARREAL, Spain — Liverpool march on in their pursuit of the Quadruple. Though they can now prepare for a 10th Champions League final later this month, against either Manchester City or Real Madrid in Paris, it required another display of the club’s incredible resilience in European competition on Tuesday to seal a 3-2 win against … Read more

Man City, Liverpool keep Premier League race open, but point more useful to Guardiola than Klopp

MANCHESTER, England — It was epic, frenetic and unpredictable until the end, when Riyad Mahrez had a chance not only to win the game, but almost certainly the Premier League title. Instead, the Manchester City substitute feels the ball high over the Liverpool crossbar and the 2-2 result means we are no nearer knowing which … Read more