Europa Conference League

NEW STARBOY — USMNT’s Johnny Cardoso has Real Betis fans going crazy over latest performances

Johnny is off to an impressive start with his new club in Spain and his most recent performances have made fans go crazy for the USMNT midfielder.

Playing his whole career in the Brasileirao, Johnny’s big-break transfer to Europe seemed like a big jump in competition level, subject to months of adaptation to a new league, new language and new country.

IS THIS THE ONE?! — Gio Reyna linked to Serie A's Fiorentina in last-minute transfer move

Gio Reyna has found himself a new suitor in the January transfer window. This might be the one.

Gio Reyna to Fiorentina rumors

It has been reported that Serie A club Fiorentina have joined the race to sign Giovanni Reyna on loan this winter — joining the likes of Marseille and Nottingham Forest as some of the clubs who’ve reportedly been interested in the American in the past few weeks.

Jarrod Bowen scores dramatic 90th minute winner to win West Ham the Europa Conference League

Jarrod Bowen scored in the 90th minute as West Ham United secured a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final on Wednesday to clinch a first major European trophy in over half a century.

Bowen goal vs Fiorentina 

The match at Prague's Eden Arena looked like it was heading to extra time when Lucas Paqueta slipped a ball through to Bowen who outpaced the defenders and fired home past a sprawling Fiorentina keeper.

Two heroic West Ham fans take on an entire mob of ultras to protect families of the players

Two West Ham United fans became heroes on Thursday after their side defeated Dutch opponent AZ Alkmaar 1-0 (3-1 aggregate) in the Europa Conference League to advance to the final.

After the final whistle a group of AZ ultras came through one of the gates separating the traveling West Ham fans and the Dutch home supporters. Dressed in all black, the AZ fans were going after the family section of the West Ham players.

FC Basel are 90 minutes away from making Swiss club football history

FC Basel stunned Fiorentina on Thursday with a 2-1 victory away at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in the Europa Conference League. If they can hold on to their aggregate lead at home, then Basel will be headed to the final. This begs the question, has a Swiss club ever made a European final?

Has a Swiss club ever made a European final?


A Swiss team has yet to win a major European trophy or even appear in a final. The semifinal is the closest one has ever come.

Puzzling scenes as VAR overrules goal line technology to disallow Fiorentina goal

A bizarre Fiorentina disallowed goal vs. Braga confused just about everyone on Thursday when a VAR decision overruled goal line technology.

The introduction of technology to soccer has come with its problems, but most fans can agree the sport is in a better place now. Long past are the days of “no era penal” and Frank Lampard’s ghost goal vs. Germany. Goal line technology and VAR has seen to it that mistakes like those are incredibly rare nowadays.

Trabzonspor fans honor rescue workers before emotional victory in Turkey

Soccer in Turkey has been a distant afterthought after the Feb. 6 earthquake that's claimed the lives of over 42,000 people.

The domestic Süper Lig has been postponed while two clubs — Gaziantep and Hatayspor — have withdrawn from the league. Hatayspor's Christian Atsu is still missing while recovery efforts continue in both Turkey and Syria.

El Mallorca del Vasco Aguirre desquicia a Vinicius Jr. y logra triunfo de oro ante el Real Madrid

Hoy todos dicen cosas bonitas de Javier Aguirre. La pizarra del Vasco funcionó de maravillas y el Mallorca sorprendió al universo de LaLiga derrotando 1-0 al Real Madrid, uno de los gigantes de la competencia.

El plan del técnico mexicano en el papel fue bastante directo: ser prágmaticos a la hora de defender e intentar dar un mazazo arriba en el momento adecuado. Pero a la hora de emplear recursos también quedaron en evidencia algunas mañas necesarias para lograr el objetivo. ¿La más notoria? Desquiciar a Vinicius Jr. a punta de patadas.

Watch all 11 Puskás Award finalists right here, right now

I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but if you've been following The18 for the past year then you've already seen all 11 FIFA Puskas Award nominees. We have exquisite taste like that. 

But in case you can't remember the strikes — arriving as early as Apr. 2 and as late as Kylian Mbappé's side-volley against Argentina in the World Cup final on Dec. 18 — here's a trip down memory lane with videos that you can watch right here, right now. I've also included a link to what The18 said at the time.

Paramount+ (Champions League, NWSL, Serie A) Now Has A Super Convenient Bundle

There’s a new bundle in the streaming world, and it might be one of the best deals yet. Paramount+ and Walmart+ are joining forces to make it more affordable to watch the Champions League, NWSL and Serie A, among other soccer and non-soccer offerings on CBS’s streaming platform.