Inside the United States’ Amputee Soccer World Cup campaign

ISTANBUL — Dr. Eric Lamberg gathers his players together. “All right guys, you hear that?” the coach asks. “That was a shock. Everybody’s shocked. You guys just took down England!” There are cheers, applause and crutches hoisted into the air in celebration from the assembled players and staff of the United States’ national amputee soccer … Read more

Ridiculous red cards, confusing calls

After a few days of some truly horrible refereeing decisions in LaLiga, let me start by asking you: did you know that a leading referee like Antonio Mateu Lahoz could easily earn more than €400,000 per season? What’s your view? Chump change or more than your gross in 10 years? Enough remuneration to make refs … Read more

Will Marsch follow Gerrard out of job as fans lose patience?

Steven Gerrard lasted just 11 months as Aston Villa manager. Jesse Marsch might pass through Leeds United after an even shorter tenure with the club’s fans turning on the former RB Leipzig coach in recent games despite him being in charge for a mere eight months. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) … Read more

Haaland penalty claim, Wilson foul on Lloris

Video Assistant Referee causes controversy every week in the Premier League, but how are decisions made, and are they correct? After each weekend we take a look at the major incidents, to examine and explain the process both in terms of VAR protocol and the Laws of the Game. – How VAR decisions affected every … Read more

Ousmane Dembele ran the show as Barcelona score four against Athletic

Ousmane Dembele was brilliant in Barcelona‘s 4-0 victory over Athletic Club, keeping the gap behind league leaders Real Madrid to three points. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) Dembele ran the show after assisting three goals and scoring once at the Camp Nou. Robert Lewandowski, Ferran Torres and Sergi Roberto were all … Read more

Real Madrid switch from Cancelo to Dalot

The summer transfer window is closed for the major leagues in Europe. However, with an eye on January, there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Real Madrid look to Dalot Real Madrid are monitoring … Read more

Casemiro earns Man United well-deserved point at Chelsea

LONDON — Chelsea and Manchester United played out a tight 1-1 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Jorginho converted a penalty to put the hosts in front, only for Casemiro to eke a header over the line and end the 10-plus-hour clean-sheet streak of Kepa Arrizabalaga, and give the Red Devils a deserved … Read more