The 12 participants will play three games each for a total of 18 games -- down from 18 teams and 27 games in 2018. Read the whole story
"While he's alive, there's only Lionel Messi. If you're saying anybody else is the best player in the world, Messi's had a broken leg for a year, or he's dead, or you're lying."
British sports scientist Simon Brundish, who has compiled a set of metrics to show why -- no surprise -- Lionel Messi is the best player in the world. (CNN)
Maren Mjelde's late goal booked Chelsea a place in the final four along with Lyon, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Read the whole story
1. Major League Soccer will be back on the air in France with BeIN Sports, which has acquired MLS television rights in France following the end of the
agreement with Eurosport, which held pan-European rights (outside the United Kingdom). Two MLS games will air each week on one of beIN Sports' three main channels while the remainder of its
seven-game package will air on beIN Sports' other channels. BeIN Sports is one of the most visible Ligue 1 broadcasters in France though its coverage will be reduced when the new league media deal
takes effect in 2020.
2. The New York Cosmos signed former Albanian national team captain Ansi Agolli for the 2019 NPSL season. The 36-year-old left
back has played the last nine seasons for Azerbajian's Qarabag after spending time in Switzerland and Finland. He played for Qarabag this season in UEFA Champions League qualifying and the Europa
3. Sky Blue FC defender Mandy Freeman will likely miss the 2019 NWSL season after she suffered a complete tear of her Achilles tendon in
preseason training. The USC product was a fixture on the Sky Blue backline the last two seasons, starting 20 games in 2017 and 21 games in 2018.