Barcelona makes Julian Araujo transfer from LA Galaxy to official

Barcelona signed Mexican defender Julian Araujo from MLS side LA Galaxy in a deal until 2026, both clubs said on Friday.

Barcelona missed out on signing Araujo on transfer deadline day as they were 18 seconds late in registering the paperwork, and said they would appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a bid to get the player registered.

Araujo has signed a three and a half year contract until the end of the 2025-26 season, Barcelona said, adding that the 21-year-old will join the club's B team.

Chelsea ready to part ways with Christian Pulisic confirms top soccer journalist Fabrizio Romano

Christian Pulisic will leave Chelsea this summer if a team makes the right offer confirmed soccer guru and journalist Fabrizio Romano.

While Pulisic’s Chelsea contract runs until June 2024, the London club is ready to let him go and could ask for a transfer with a price tag in the $35 to $40 million range.

The replacement for Captain America is already in the squad as Chelsea signed Ukrainian left winger Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk for around $75 million in January. Had it not been for a knee injury, Pulisic likely would have been sold in January.

Barcelona snatch thrilling 2-2 draw with Man Utd after Rashford's latest mater class

BARCELONA - Barcelona fought back to earn a 2-2 draw with Manchester United in a pulsating Europa League knockout round playoff first leg on Thursday.

United were the better side for large parts of the game and controlled the tempo but were denied by goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen who made three outstanding saves in the first half.

Rodrygo skill move against Elche reminds us of vintage Robinho at Real Madrid

Rodrygo is enjoying his football at the Santiago Bernabéu this season, and a beautiful set of skills against Elche on Wednesday sent us back to the days when another young Brazilian was mesmerizing the Spanish crowd.

The match was goal-scoring fiesta for the Merengues — they managed to score four goals in a league match for the first time since September while keeping a clean sheet. Marco Asensio, Luka Modrić and a Karim Benzema’s double lit up the world champion’s celebratory victory.

¿Cuál es el plan del Barcelona con Julián Araujo?

Se acabó el drama, se acabó el suspenso: Julián Araujo es jugador del Barcelona.

El traspaso del mexico-americano desde el LA Galaxy al equipo catalán se había convertido en todo una telenovela, luego de que los papeles de su trasnferencia llegaron a las oficinas correspondientes 18 segundos después del cierre del mercado de pases invernal.

Spain could go to 2023 World Cup with ‘B-team’ as 15 top players still barred from national team

Spain women's coach Jorge Vilda on Wednesday defended his depleted squad as the best he wants and bristled at questions about a revolt that has seen 15 players frozen out of the national setup for nearly five months.

The Spanish FA in September said the 15 had threatened to quit the team if Vilda was not fired and they would not be welcomed back until they recognized their mistake and asked for forgiveness.

Czech Republic international Jakub Jankto comes out as gay

Czech Republic international Jakub Jankto announced on Monday that he is gay, saying he wants to live his life “in freedom.”

Jankto, who plays for Sparta Prague on loan from LaLiga side Getafe, made his international debut in 2017.

The 27-year-old, who has 45 caps, is the highest profile current male footballer to publicly come out as gay.

Real Madrid and Al-Hilal score EIGHT goals combined as Madrid wins fifth Club World Cup

Real Madrid defeated Al-Hilal 5-3 in the Club World Cup final on Saturday to be crowned world champions. Madrid’s front three of Karim Benzema, Federico Valverde and Vinícius Jr. were at their best and scored all of Madrid’s goals.

Al-Hilal became the first club from Saudi Arabia to make the Club World Cup final and didn’t give Real Madrid an easy time. No club outside of Europe and South America has ever won the competition and that streak lives on.

Al-Hilal never led in the game but managed to keep things interesting for the 90 minutes.

Brazil willing to wait as they target Carlo Ancelotti for manager position

The Brazilian Football Association (CBF) will wait until the end of the 2022-23 European season to fill the vacant Brazil manager position with Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti their main target.

Following the exit of manager Tite after their World Cup quarterfinal penalty defeat by Croatia, CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues told a news conference in November that he wanted to find his replacement between January and February.

Talking El Tri - Mexican Soccer Podcast Episode 5

Welcome to Talking El Tri, your new favorite Mexican soccer podcast!

On our fifth episode, Luis and Yahir discuss the El Tri's new head coach appointment, Mr Diego Cocca, the FMF and LigaMX, some players who are in Europe and almost made it, and finally Luis y Yahir pick their all time 5-a-side team!!