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2:09 PM ET Jeff Carlisle Close U.S. soccer correspondent Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. Austin Lindberg From the beginning of the 2022 campaign, Austin FC has drawn plenty of attention. Following a difficult expansion campaign, the goals have flowed in its sophomore season, and so have the wins.
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10:17 AM ET Reuters Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Spain midfielder and women’s Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas has injured her knee ahead of the women’s European Championship, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said on Tuesday. Putellas, who was also named the FIFA Best Women’s Player earlier this year, was at the heart of
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7:33 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Christian Eriksen leaves Brentford as a free agent, having scored once in 11 games. Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images Christian Eriksen has agreed to join Manchester United, sources have told ESPN. The midfielder, who is a free agent, is set to sign a three-year deal once a medical is completed. – Eriksen
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4:25 PM ET Tom HamiltonSenior Writer Close • Joined ESPN in 2011• Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours• Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018 Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Leeds United are closing in on the signing of United States midfielder
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2:28 PM ET Kathleen McNamee Prinz ended her glittering Germany career with victory at Euro 2009, just one memorable moment among many in the competition’s history. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images The European Championship in England this summer promises to be a big one. Over 500,000 tickets have been sold already, which would smash the previous attendance record
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11:13 AM ET Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term deal to extend his stay at Liverpool, the club announced on Friday. Salah’s contract was due to expire next summer, and, the forward announced before the Champions League final that he would remain at Anfield next season. – ESPN’s Notebook: The inside stories from around
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11:09 PM ET Associated Press The United States qualified for its first Olympic men’s soccer tournament since 2008 when the Americans beat Honduras 3-0 at San Pedro Sula on Friday night in the semifinals of the Under-20 championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Paxten Aaronson of the Philadelphia Union, an 18-year-old brother
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6:24 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have made a third bid worth more than €40 million for striker Robert Lewandowski but have received no response from Bayern Munich, sources have told ESPN. Lewandowski, 33, said in May that his “story at Bayern is over” and wishes to leave the club he enters the
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