Ligue 1

Kylian Mbappé informs PSG that he’ll leave the club this summer as a free agent

France captain Kylian Mbappé has informed Paris Saint-Germain that he is leaving the club in July as a free agent seven years after joining them, The Athletic website reported on Thursday.

Mbappé, a member of France's 2018 World Cup-winning team, signed for PSG from Monaco in 2017 for 180 million euros ($194 million) to become the second most expensive player ever after Brazilian Neymar, who joined the French champions the same year for 222 million euros.

PSG set to leave Parc des Princes after 50 years of calling the stadium home

PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain look set to leave the Parc des Princes after the City confirmed the stadium was not for sale, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said on Thursday.

"It's too easy to say now that the stadium is not for sale anymore. We know what we want, we wasted years to try and buy it. It's easier for us now, we know what we want. It's over for us. We want to move out of the Parc," Al-Khelaifi told reporters at a UEFA Congress.

PSG leaving Parc des Princes

From College to Europe: Top 10 NCAA players to make it to top-tier European clubs

Believe it or not, the NCAA has been home to some of the brightest stars in the soccer world. Here, we take a look at NCAA soccer players in Europe, with a focus on college athletes who made the top flight.

Watch: Kylian Mbappé scores ridiculous long-range goal on his birthday

PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé scored twice to help the Ligue 1 leaders beat Metz 3-1 at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday and close out the year on a high as they maintained their five-point advantage at the top of the table.

Vitinha put the hosts in front early into the second half, scoring with his first touch, before Mbappé doubled the lead on the hour mark with a stunning shot from the edge of the box as the France forward celebrated his 25th birthday.

Kylian Mbappé goal vs Metz

Watch: Folarin Balogun bags both assists in Monaco’s 2-1 victory vs. Rennes

United States men’s national team and AS Monaco striker Folarin Balogun turned provider on Saturday as he assisted both of his side’s goals in a 2-1 Ligue 1 victory vs. Rennes.

Balogun entered the match with just one goal contribution in his last six games for Monaco and needed a solid performance. Monaco signed Balogun for roughly $43 million this summer.

The 22-year-old USMNT star delivered on Saturday this time with his passing rather than goal scoring.

Balogun assists vs Rennes

Lionel Messi named 2023 Time Athlete of the Year

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi was named Athlete of the Year by Time Magazine on Wednesday, thanks in large part to his decision to bring his talents to Inter Miami and ultimately raise the profile of Major League Soccer.

The honor comes just over a year from Messi's win with Argentina at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In July, the 36-year-old left Ligue 1 leader Paris Saint-Germain for Inter Miami.

Kylian Mbappé scores amazing volley and hat trick in 3-0 win for PSG

Kylian Mbappe grabbed a hat-trick as Paris St Germain moved top of Ligue 1 with a 3-0 victory at fourth-placed Reims on Saturday.

Champions PSG top the standings with 27 points, one ahead of Nice who played out a goalless draw at Montpellier on Friday.

Kylian Mbappé hat trick vs Reims

Mbappe scored after three minutes, receiving a cross unmarked at the back post and calmly slotting a low volley into the bottom corner of the net.

Neymar likely won’t win a Ballon d’Or in his career but these five moments make him a legend

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are undoubtedly the two most popular players on Earth. When it comes to who the third most-known player is people will typically cast their vote for Brazilian star Neymar.

Critics love to discredit the Brazilian as he’s never won the Ballon d’Or nor reached the heights of Messi and Ronaldo. The highest Neymar ever finished in the Ballon d’Or rankings was two third place finishes in 2015 and 2017, behind Messi and Ronaldo both times.

Cristiano Ronaldo tops list of highest paid soccer players and it’s not even close

Forbes’ latest report of the highest paid soccer players 2023 reveals that Cristiano Ronaldo has skyrocketed to reclaim No. 1 on the list. Forbes accounts for players’ salaries and off-field income.

Watch: USMNT’s Folarin Balogun misses two penalties in the same match

The American Folarin Balogun isn’t off to the best of starts with AS Monaco and two penalty executions in Friday’s match against Nice have sent the USMNT No. 9 into the gutter.

Folarin Balogun misses TWO penalties vs. OGC Nice in the same match

AS Monaco hosted OGC Nice in Matchday 6 of the Ligue 1 in what was a direct battle between two of the front-runners in the league table. Monaco, who were league leaders with 11 points, wanted a victory to increase their lead to a momentary point gap of four points over Brest.

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