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Confessions of a failed Ronaldo fan

For some reason, Cristiano Ronaldo has as many haters as fans. Do we have him all wrong?

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Horncastle: Ronaldo ready to spearhead Juve attack

FC's James Horncastle is in Turin to report on the news Cristiano Ronaldo will start in Juventus' opener and Claudio Marchisio has left the club after 25 years.

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Ronaldo's Juve arrival can't overshadow team goals

The world will be watching as Cristiano Ronaldo makes his Juventus debut, but the team's success will also depend on a talented supporting cast.

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Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and the stars of Serie A all season long, with every match from the Italian top flight available on ESPN and ESPN+.

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ESPN FC's Serie A predictions: Will Ronaldo win top player?

Juventus are the unanimous pick from the FC crew to win Serie A, but not everyone is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will be player of the year.

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Can Ronaldo do for Juventus what he did for Real Madrid?

On the eve of Cristiano Ronaldo's debut for Juventus, Mina Rzouki and Gab Marcotti discuss their expectations for him and how he will be deployed.

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How Cristiano Ronaldo affects the Juventus XI

James Horncastle breaks down what he expects the Juventus XI will look like at Chievo after Max Allegri confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will start.

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Allegri: Ronaldo's already shown us extraordinary things

Massimiliano Allegri revealed new signing Cristiano Ronaldo has already impressed in training ahead of their Serie A opener against Chievo.

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Ronaldo-mania hits Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo makes his debut for Juventus against Chievo Verona on Saturday. Get hyped.

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How will Ronaldo and Juventus line up vs. Chievo?

Stewart Robson reveals his projected Juventus XI as Cristiano Ronaldo gets set to make his Serie A debut against Chievo.

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Premier League

Kane's versatility makes him more than a scorer

The clue is in his shirt number: Harry Kane does not look at himself in goalscoring terms only, so it's a good thing for Tottenham that he can do much more than that.

W2W4: Arsenal, Chelsea battle to forge new identities

Will either Arsenal or Chelsea take steps in the right direction when they meet on Saturday? Plus: Tottenham look for distractions.

Premier League Predictor: Week 2

With the Premier League back in action, Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson predict all of the fixtures ahead of week 2.

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Major League Soccer

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Should Altidore test himself in Europe one more time?

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Sounders', Galaxy's return to prominence revives rivalry

LA Galaxy-Seattle Sounders was once among MLS' best rivalries. They meet on Saturday, for the first time in years when both are playoff contenders.

What makes goal machine Josef Martinez so dangerous? - Via MLS

As Josef Martinez chases down the MLS single-season goals record, his teammates and opponents describe what makes Atlanta's star striker so lethal.

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Gomez: Rooney quickly proving his worth for D.C. United

Herculez Gomez and the ESPN FC crew sing Wayne Rooney's praises for the impact he's had in a short time in MLS.

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LAFC 2-0 Real Salt Lake: Superman makes his mark

Christian "Superman" Ramirez left a significant impression on the home fans in his first start for LAFC, scoring twice in his side's win over RSL.

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D.C. United 4-1 Portland: Red-hot Rooney strikes twice

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Dunseth calls on Crew owner Precourt to speak up

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LA Galaxy 2-2 Colorado: Galaxy fail to hold lead

The LA Galaxy once again conceded one-goal leads twice as the Colorado Rapids battled back to a 2-2 draw.

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Did a foul lead to D.C. United's dramatic winner?

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MLS top 10 plays of week 24 - Via MLS

Relive the best moments from week 24 throughout Major League Soccer.

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Show stoppers & sprawling saves - Via MLS

Goalkeepers were in tip-top form in week 24 as they made quite a few stellar saves throughout Major League Soccer in week 24....

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MLS: 34 goals in 90 seconds

Check out every goal from another crazy week in MLS, including late winners in Toronto and Colorado, and an even later winner in D.C.

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Arsenal still a laughing stock but they are improving

Arsenal's enduring commitment to slapstick comedy has become one of the key selling points of the Premier League in recent years. Unai Emery might be a new broom, but it's clear he hasn't arrived with a magic wand.

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Robson: Jorginho is not an outstanding player

Stewart Robson doubles down on his critique of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho after ESPN FC viewers responded negatively to his comments on Twitter.

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Morata, Aubameyang both on borrowed time?

Alvaro Morata and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived at Chelsea and Arsenal, respectively, in similar fashion. But their futures look different.

Emery coy on whether Cech will start against Chelsea

Arsenal's Unai Emery insists that he has confidence in both Bernd Leno and Petr Cech and their abilities to play out from the back but wouldn't be drawn on who will play against Chelsea.

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Spanish Primera División

Stillitano: Bringing La Liga to U.S. not just about money

Relevent Sports chairman Charlie Stillitano explains his vision to build and promote the La Liga brand through games played in the U.S.

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La Liga in North America: How other sports fared abroad

While a regular-season La Liga game in the U.S. would be a first for a European football league, other sports have been going abroad for years.

La Liga Predictor: The title race begins!

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Craig Burley have their say as to who will come out on top in the first week action around La Liga.

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Transfers

Transfer Talk: Arsenal to sell Welbeck to Galatasaray?

Danny Welbeck's future at Arsenal has been up in the air for some time, but will a move to Turkey tempt him? Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Rumour Rater: Alderweireld, Moura, Marchisio & more

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson delves into the rumours surrounding Toby Alderweireld, Lucas Moura, Claudio Marchisio and many more in Rumour Rater.

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Transfer Rater: Balotelli to West Ham

Mario Balotelli to West Ham and Alex Sandro to Manchester United are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

Italian Serie A

Serie A preview: Can anyone stop Juve?

Napoli, Inter and Milan look to bridge gap but, with Cristiano Ronaldo on board, the Italian champions are hot favourites to win an eighth straight title.

Ronaldo's arrival will show Serie A is full of drama

Italian football has taken a back seat of late, but Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus is a big step toward restoring Serie A to its former glory.

Serie A Predictor: The season begins!

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop square off in predicting the most notable matches to kick-start the 2018/19 Serie A campaign.

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