Gap between rich clubs and rivals must be addressed
The gap between rich clubs (Man Utd, Real Madrid) and smaller clubs is only widening. Will football have the stomach to fix the problem?
Chelsea-Norwich match exposes more VAR shortfalls.
After three Chelsea players were cautioned for simulation against Norwich, the FC panel debate whether or not VAR should have changed some of the decisions.
Chelsea survive FA Cup shootout vs. Norwich
Michy Batshuayi looked Chelsea's hero until a late equaliser sent the FA Cup tie to extra time, where Eden Hazard and Willy Caballero sealed victory.
Caballero leads Chelsea into fourth round
Willy Caballero made a vital save in a penalty shootout in the FA Cup third-round reply against Norwich that saw Chelsea advance to the next round.
Transfer Talk Live: Real to sell BBC, build around Neymar
A stale Real Madrid are thinking of cleaning the slate and making a run at Neymar. Also, Daniel Sturridge is drawing interest from multiple clubs.
Sanchez to Man United 'feels inevitable.'
Mark Ogden and Rob Dawson update on the future of Alexis Sanchez.
Clock ticks down on transfer window
There are just 14 days to go before the transfer market closes. The Alexis Sanchez saga has dominated the window, but Mesut Ozil, Riyad Mahrez, Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez will stay in the headlines.
Arsenal-linked Auba's messy divorce from BVB
Breaking up is hard to do, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang demonstrates as he seems set to leave Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal, writes Raf Honigstein.
Burning questions in January window
With two weeks left in the January window, there are still some big issues to resolve. Where will Alexis Sanchez go, and will Riyad Mahrez move?
Why Aubameyang is unlikely to join Arsenal.
With no offer yet from Arsenal for Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, ESPN FC's Raf Honigstein explains why a January move is a waiting game.
Ten MLS SuperDraft prospects
Rookie of the Year Julian Gressel shows that there is still a diamond or two to be found in the MLS SuperDraft. Here are 10 players to keep an eye on.
Yeferson Quintana joins San Jose on loan
The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Penarol's Yeferson Quintana on a year-long loan with an option to buy.
The top 5 No. 1 SuperDraft picks of all time - Via MLS.
With the 2018 MLS SuperDraft approaching, revisit past drafts and see which clubs struck gold with the top overall pick.
Antonio Conte has forgotten how to coach.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says Antonio Conte has let all the outside pressures of being Chelsea manager prevent him from coaching the team.
Time running out for Conte
Antonio Conte won the Premier League in his first season at Chelsea but this campaign has been more of a slog; the Champions League could be make-or-break him.
Goal-shy Chelsea will come good
Chelsea's lack of goals in recent games has upset fans but Antonio Conte will find the solution and normal service will be resumed shortly.
Rumour Rater: Auba to Arsenal, Belotti to Atleti, Allegri to Chelsea?
Ale Moreno breaks down the latest rumours surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emre Can, Andrea Belotti and more in Rumour Rater.
Auba to Arsenal, Belotti to Atletico Madrid
With the transfer window open for only two more weeks, David Amoyal examines the validity of and rates the biggest rumours in world football.
Is Ronaldo's United return a possibility?
Mark Ogden and Rob Dawson explain why Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to swap Real Madrid for Manchester United.
Ronaldinho officially retires from football.
The ESPN FC crew look back on Ronaldinho's legendary career and persona on and off the pitch after the Brazilian officially announced his retirement.
Celebrate Ronaldinho, don't lament 'what ifs'
There's been a tendency to reduce Ronaldinho's career to a bunch of "what ifs." Forget that: Fire up your computer, dig a ball out and dare to dream.
Ronaldinho's legacy: What might have been?
Ronaldinho has officially quit professional football. But did he really fulfill his true potential? Tim Vickery looks back at his career.
Is this Cristiano Ronaldo's last season with Real Madrid?
The ESPN FC panel share their thoughts on the reports from Spain stating that Cristiano Ronaldo wants out of Madrid.
Why don't Madrid buy the world's best?
Why are Real Madrid quiet in the transfer market? Once the go-to destination for the world's big names, there's been a policy shift at the Bernabeu.
Madrid to swap Ronaldo's 'BBC' for 'NHL'?
Cristiano Ronaldo's uncertain future has sparked speculation in Wednesday's papers that Real Madrid could replace the "BBC" with a new "NHL" trio.
Is pressing the key to beating Man City?
In recent weeks, teams have found success against Man City by pressing them high up the pitch. It's the best way to beat them but few are capable.
What's convinced Mourinho to sign a new deal?
Rob Dawson joins Mark Ogden to explain why Jose Mourinho is likely to sign an extended deal with Manchester United.
Mourinho sees bright future at United
Jose Mourinho once said conditions at Old Trafford weren't right to compete with the elite, but his new deal suggests he expects that will change.
Form improves as transfer talks swirl
Their team made up three points on Man City at the weekend, but Man United fans are not getting too excited about a title challenge.
Extra Time: Contract extension for Mou? Man City slumping?
The FC panel answer your tweets on a reported contract extension for Jose Mourinho, Man City's Premier League form and more.
Liga MX 101: The terms you need to know
Do you know your Clausuras from your Aperturas? Your Clasico Regio from your Clasico Tapatio? Tom Marshall gives you the lowdown to help you become a superfan.
Donovan in Liga MX kicks off new rivalry
Landon Donovan doesn't fit the typical "U.S. star to Mexico" signing but the league's pursuit of big names will take their rivalry to a new level.
Leon will be let down by 'Captain America'
Leon is spending a fortune to sign Landon Donovan, but if recent history is anything to go by, the Liga MX side won't get its money's worth.
FA Cup: VAR aids Leicester, West Ham win
Leicester advanced after becoming the first team in English football to score a goal via VAR, while West Ham edged Shrewsbury in extra time.
Shaka Hislop talks Liverpool's options at goalkeeper.
Shaka Hislop assesses Liverpool's current goalkeeping situation and identifies potential targets for a summer move to Anfield.
Don't forget Liverpool's tenacious midfield
Liverpool continue to be praised for their energetic attacking style but Emre Can, Georginio Wijnaldum and the midfield are due praise as well.
Finding depth won't be easy for Liverpool
The Reds need to strengthen their squad before the transfer window closes, but finding a player who can adapt to Klopp's pressing style won't be easy.
A move to Everton the answer for Theo Walcott?
With Theo Walcott looking set to join Everton, the FC crew examine whether a change of scenery can help the out-of-favour Arsenal forward reach new heights.
How would Auba fit in at Arsenal?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's possible role at Arsenal likely depends on who -- if anyone -- arrives with him during the winter transfer window.
Wenger's legacy is hurt at every turn
Arsenal can spend the Alexis Sanchez money any way they like but as long as Arsene Wenger is in charge, the team will be a muddle under him.
Ask The Ref: Firmino did not foul Stones.
Former referee Peter Walton joins the show to talk the ins and outs of Roberto Firmino's challenge on John Stones to win the ball and score a goal against Man City.
City's Sanchez snub may work out well
Man City's decision to pull out of a deal to sign Alexis Sanchez is a short-term risk for what could turn out to be a long-term reward.
Guardiola left with questions about squad
Man City's 30-game unbeaten run in the Premier League is over, and it's only served to highlight weaknesses in the squad.
Suarez reflects on World Cup 'biting' incident.
In an interview by Barca team mate Gerard Pique for the Players Tribune, Luis Suarez admitted he immediately regretted biting Italy's Giorgio Chellini in 2014.
Suarez opens up about 2010 World Cup handball.
In an interview with Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique for the Players Tribune, Luis Suarez discusses the handball in the 2010 World Cup against Ghana.
Costa in form but Atletico fall anyway
Diego Costa rates 8/10 for Atletico Madrid while Stefan Savic graded 2/10 during loss to Sevilla at the Copa del Rey.
Niguez: Atleti can bounce back vs. Sevilla
Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez said his team still believe they can turn the tie around, despite blowing a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at home to Sevilla.
Fan stabbed before Atletico-Sevilla match
Authorities say an Atletico Madrid fan has been hospitalized in serious condition after being stabbed before Wednesday's Copa del Rey loss to Sevilla.
Liverpool-City thriller; Madrid in freefall
The Premier League often overhypes itself when it comes to clashes between big clubs, but Liverpool vs. Man City definitely delivered.
Reds show strengths and flaws
Liverpool have scored 85 goals this season thanks to a relentless attack, but their aggressive philosophy has caused them to concede leads.
Can Oxlade-Chamberlain replace Coutinho?
Stewart Robson takes a closer look at Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's performance against Manchester City and asks whether he can be the long-term replacement for Coutinho.
Payet literally injures keeper with dummy
Marseille's Dimitri Payet rounded the advancing Strasbourg goalie with a feint so devastating that the keeper had to be stretchered off the pitch.
Braga use Tinder to announce signings
It would appear that the era of the elaborate social media player unveiling video isn't quite over yet, with SC Braga getting in on the act this week.
Kruse launches motor racing team
Not content with being a professional footballer and a pro-standard poker player, Werder Bremen forward Max Kruse has added a third string to his bow.
Meet Liverpool target Gelson Martins
He was originally compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, but the comparison he prefers is to Robinho. What might Liverpool make of Gelson Martins?
Clubs must act quick for improving Rodrigo
Scouting Spotlight looks to see if Valencia's Rodrigo can maintain form, considers concerns over Florian Thauvin and checks Niclas Fullkrug' future.
Time for Calhanoglu, Silva to prove worth
Andre Silva and Hakan Calhanoglu arrived at AC Milan in the summer to much fanfare, but they've yet to live up to the hype. Has their time come?
Monaco 2-2 Nice: Falcao spoils Balotelli's night.
Radamel Falcao's stoppage-time goal dramatically negated Mario Balotelli's brace as Monaco and Nice shared the spoils in a thrilling Côte d'Azur derby.
Falcao, Balotelli score in Monaco, Nice draw
Radamel Falcao scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Monaco rescued a 2-2 draw in the Cote d'Azur derby against Nice at Stade Louis II.
WATCH: Balotelli sparks Nice derby comeback with 2 goals.
Mario Balotelli scored two second-half goals to give the visitors the lead over Monaco in the Côte d'Azur derby.
Exclusive: Anderson talks to ESPN FC
"I had a great time [at Man United]. I was very happy. Some people were jealous, but I won everything. My numbers don't lie."
Why is Messi so bad at penalties?
The ESPN FC panel discuss Lionel Messi's penalty struggles following his latest miss against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey.
Pique confident Barca 'can turn things around'
Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets expect Barcelona to bounce back quickly after their 29-game unbeaten streak was brought to an end by rivals Espanyol.
Messi PK adds to off night for Barcelona
Undermanned Barcelona and Lionel Messi fail to score in loss to Espanyol at the Copa Del Rey, snapping a 29-game unbeaten streak.
Barca duo dominate.
Following their performances in Barcelona's first league win at Real Sociedad since 2007, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi top this week's Player Power Rankings.
Suarez is No. 1 again
ESPN FC's global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. Luis Suarez led Barcelona to their first league win at Anoeta since 2007.
Premier League in 90 Seconds: The hair in Klopp's soup.
All the happenings from the Premier League weekend, conveniently packaged in 90 seconds (plus stoppages).
Chicharito doesn't fit with West Ham
Since David Moyes took over as West Ham manager in November, it's been quite clear that his style doesn't bring out the best of Chicharito.
Klopp's gamble pays off, Arsenal a mess
There is nothing more thrilling than when a team takes a risk and it comes off. Jurgen Klopp has taken a few of those in the last month or so.
Burley: Neymar is asking for trouble.
Despite a four-goal performance, Craig Burley says Neymar is asking for trouble with his goal celebrations and drawing the ire from his own supporters.
Neymar nets four, reopens Cavani feud
Neymar earns a perfect 10 match rating, but his decision to take the final penalty kick likely lost him points with teammate Edinson Cavani.
Is Emery's PSG fate sealed?
A strong finish might not be enough to save the Paris Saint-Germain manager, who has come under fire for his dealings with star players like Neymar.
El Tri hopeful Gallardo off to fast start
Jesus Gallardo isn't the sexiest name in Mexico's player pool but amidst a bright start to the Clausura, Gallardo is now in the picture for a WC spot.
Winograd makes his case for the U.S. Soccer presidency.
Michael Winograd explains why he believes he's the most qualified to become the next U.S. Soccer president.
Assessing the candidates to succeed Gulati
With the list of nominees official, we assess the eight nominees for the USSF presidency.
Wynalda, Solo among USSF prez finalists
The United States Soccer Federation confirmed its list of eight finalists for the upcoming presidential election to replace Sunil Gulati.
Pulisic: I always choose Dortmund on FIFA.
Christian Pulisic has revealed that he chooses to play as Borussia Dortmund on FIFA as it gives him a chance to manage the side.
Premier League must wait for Pulisic
"Of course I always dream big but I don't put a plan out for myself." Christian Pulisic, 19, has the world at his feet but isn't going to move too quickly as he feels comfortable at Dortmund.
Pulisic: Messi is my favourite.
Christian Pulisic reveals his admiration for Lionel Messi, saying he has always been his favourite player.
Pochettino: Kane can achieve what he wants.
Mauricio Pochettino explains what makes Harry Kane special after the striker broke Tottenham's all-time Premier League goals record.
Kane becomes Spurs' record Prem scorer
Harry Kane became Tottenham Hotspur's all-time leading goal scorer in the Premier League era in netting two goals in the 4-0 victory over Everton.
Son at the forefront as Spurs thrash Everton
Son Heung-min was at the forefront of everything for Tottenham, as the now indispensable Korean and Spurs picked apart Everton, writes Nick Ames.
USSF presidential candidates answer ESPN's questions
The United States Soccer Federation presidential election takes place on Feb. 10. Before that, ESPN FC asked a series of questions to the candidates.
How VAR has frustrated players in the Bundesliga.
Raf Honigstein details the problems VAR has faced in Germany after a Kicker survey of Bundesliga players revealed support for eliminating the new technology.
James a 9/10 pacing Bayern to victory
James Rodriguez was Bayern Munich's pulse as provider and scorer in a convincing win against Bayer Leverkusen.
Ribery wants to finish career at Bayern
Franck Ribery said he wants to end his career at Bayern Munich after his team's 3-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen.
Ramirez: A lot of hope and energy in U.S. camp.
Christian Ramirez describes how he found out about his first U.S. national team call-up and the atmosphere at January camp.
U.S. calls in young squad for January camp
Acting U.S. men's national team manager Dave Sarachan has called in a youthful 30-man squad for the team's annual January camp.
Players to watch at January camp.
Get acquainted with five players you should keep an eye on at the U.S.'s January training camp after their standout seasons in MLS.
Martin, Montes nearing national team returns?
Mexico Hot List: Liga MX stars Henry Martin and Luis Montes pushing for returns to the national team, Raul Gudino struggling for time in Cyprus.
Jimenez breaks his season duck
It took months for Raul Jimenez to score his first goal of the season, but he finally did it, leading this week's edition of Heroes & Villains.
Liga MX players vying for World Cup place
After stating he'll join Mexico, U.S. youth international Jonathan Gonzalez leads a pack of Liga MX-based players out to make El Tri's World Cup team.
Te Kloese: How Mexico wooed Gonzalez
ESPN FC caught up with FMF's Dennis Te Kloese to discuss how Mexico brought Jonathan Gonzalez on board and the importance of dual nationals.
Why Jonathan Gonzalez chose Mexico over the U.S.
ESPN FC's Herculez Gomez gives his take on where the U.S. fell short with Jonathan Gonzalez, leading him to choose to play for Mexico.
Gonzalez chooses Mexico, deals blow to U.S.
The U.S. released their January camp squad on Monday but was soon overshadowed by news of Jonathan Gonzalez switching to Mexico, a huge blow to an already reeling U.S. men's program.
The January transfer window is open, but here are the biggest completed deals you may have missed from around Europe this month and in the summer.
The world's top soccer players, ranked by position.
We select the best players under 21 who are primed to rule the football galaxy.
You know the kind of player who just divides opinion wherever he goes? Well, ESPN FC has picked out seven of the best.
Andrea Pirlo, football's undisputed King of Cool, has officially retired. So who will take over the mantle? We pick four compelling candidates.
Cristiano Ronaldo isn't just one of the greatest on the pitch; he's the G.O.A.T. off it, too. Take a trip inside the mad world of CR7's brands.
MLS Rivalry Week is full of contentious clashes. Here are some of the best in unique video game format. Ready ... FIGHT!
ESPN FC's network of journalists and correspondents have sat down with some of the biggest stars in world football for exclusive interviews this summer.
In November 2016, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has us buzzing, and it got us thinking: Who are football's rogues and who would they play in the Star Wars universe?
Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Results and scores from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Updated tables from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
New stars replace old in the Premier League. Gabriel Jesus, Paul Pogba and Alexandre Lacazette have been bought at great expense over the past year and are capable of big things.
The new Premier League season is here and, along with several new faces including Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette, come a fresh batch of new kits.
There's no bigger game than Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. Over the years, some of the world's best have graced El Clasico, scoring some spectacular goals along the way.
Who wields the most influence in the world game, those men and women who have some combination of money, authority and power to shape the sport?
The summer transfer window (open from July 1 to 11 p.m. GMT on Aug. 31) is always a volatile and exciting time for clubs, players, agents and fans alike. Here's what happens.