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Copa Libertadores is over, but drama will roll on

The players of Boca Juniors and River Plate have had their say. Now it is the turn of the lawyers.

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Chelsea do Liverpool a favor, Sterling stands tall

Why was the abuse directed at Raheem Sterling all-too familiar? And do we now have a title race? Nick Miller picks apart the Premier League weekend.

Messi is too good for the Ballon d'Or

The FC panel wax lyrical about Lionel Messi's latest performance and say he no longer places any stock in individual awards such as the Ballon d'Or.


Burley still unimpressed with Man United

Craig Burley and Adrian Healy breakdown Manchester United's thrashing of Fulham and Jose Mourinho's cryptic comments after the match.


Should Lionel Messi play against Tottenham?

With Barcelona already qualified for the UCL round of 16, the FC guys question if Ernesto Valverde will field his star forward at the Camp Nou.


Moreno: Portland to blame, not the officiating in MLS Cup

Alejandro Moreno explains why Portland's defending was really to blame, despite Giovanni Savarese voicing his frustrations with the officiating in MLS Cup.


USMNT's Sargent scores 2 minutes into Bundesliga debut

American teenager Josh Sargent scores with his first touch in the Bundesliga, heading the ball in two minutes after coming on for Werder Bremen.


Atlanta United ends city’s long spell of heartbreak

After more than two decades of coming within touching distance of glory but falling short, Atlanta has a champion again in the form of MLS Cup winners Atlanta United.


Project MLS Cup: Atlanta reigns supreme

From celebrity predictions to locker room celebrations, go behind the scenes of Atlanta United's historic MLS Cup win.


7-year-old Malea Emma's jaw-dropping national anthem

Before MLS Cup kicked off in Atlanta, young Malea Emma stole the show with another phenomenal rendition of the national anthem.


Atlanta United 2-0 Portland: Martinez & Co. win MLS Cup

Atlanta United lift their first MLS Cup in just their second-ever season with a convincing 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers.


Moreno: Portland to blame, not the officiating in MLS Cup

Alejandro Moreno explains why Portland's defending was really to blame, despite Giovanni Savarese voicing his frustrations with the officiating in MLS Cup.


Gomez: Atlanta have to bring in a Tata Martino-level coach

Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar break down Atlanta United's MLS Cup victory and discuss how the team can improve on this season.


Parkhurst: Tata Martino's impact is immeasurable

Michael Parkhurst talks about finally getting his hands on the elusive MLS Cup and Tata Martino's impact on both Atlanta United and MLS.


Larentowicz: Winning MLS Cup 'a bit of a relief'

Jeff Larentowicz says Atlanta's failure to win the Supporters' Shield helped spurn them on in MLS Playoffs.


Atlanta United lift the MLS Cup

Atlanta United and owner Arthur Blank celebrated winning the team's first ever MLS Cup.


Escobar's goal doubles Atlanta's lead

Major League Soccer: Franco Escobar (54') Atlanta 2-0 Portland


Guzan stops Ebobisse's header to keep Atlanta up

Major League Soccer: Brad Guzan save (43') Atlanta 1-0 Portland




Newcastle 1-2 Wolves: Doherty the difference

Matthew Doherty's injury-time goal gave Wolves a much-needed victory over Newcastle in a tumultuous match at St James' Park.


Chelsea 2-0 Man City: Unbeaten run comes to an end

Chelsea handed Manchester City their first league defeat of the season overpowering the league leaders at Stamford Bridge.


Man United 4-1 Fulham: Rashford stars

Marcus Rashford scored an excellent goal and provided two assists as Man United eased past 10-man Fulham at Old Trafford.


Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool: Salah hat trick sends Reds top

With Man City not playing until later, Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League table after sweeping aside Bournemouth thanks to a Mohamed Salah hat trick.


Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield: Terrific Torreira wins it for Arsenal

Arsenal maintain their unbeaten run after an acrobatic finish from Lucas Torreira.


Leicester City 0-2 Tottenham: Son shines for Spurs

Son Heung-Min dominated Leicester City scoring in the first half and assisting in the second, as Tottenham earned a place in the top 3.


West Ham 3-2 Crystal Palace: Hammers dazzle

West Ham picked up their third-straight league win with a 3-2 home victory over Crystal Palace.


Udinese 1-3 Atalanta: Hat-trick for Zapata

Duván Zapata netted the opener in the 2nd minute, and completed his hat-trick in the 2nd half as Atalanta defeated Udinese 3-1.


Napoli 4-0 Frosinone: Ounas scores screamer

Napoli warmed up for their crunch UCL game against Liverpool in midweek with a dominant 4-0 win over Frosinone.


Juventus 1-0 Inter: Mandzukic heroic in Derby d'Italia

Mario Mandzukic's diving header earned Serie A leaders Juventus a narrow win over rivals Inter in a tense Derby d'Italia in Turin.


USMNT's Sargent scores 2 minutes into Bundesliga debut

American teenager Josh Sargent scores with his first touch in the Bundesliga, heading the ball in two minutes after coming on for Werder Bremen.


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ESPN FC 100: Ranking the best players

Our experts have voted on the best 100 players and managers in men's soccer for 2018. Here's the list.

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FC100: Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann fight for forward spot

It's the usual suspects leading the world's best forwards in 2018, but did Lionel Messi really have a better 2018 than Cristiano Ronaldo?


FC100: De Gea or Ter Stegen for top goalkeeper?

David de Gea is crowned king of goalkeepers in the 2018 FC100, but have some other No.1's been overlooked?


FC100: Top centre-back a closed shop

La Liga dominates amongst the top 10 central defenders in the world, but is Sergio Ramos the true pick of the bunch?


FC100: Is Pogba a top-five central midfielder?

Luka Modric leads a Clasico-dominated list of the best central midfielders, as Paul Pogba's positioning causes a stir.


FC100: Cavani, Suarez trail Kane for leading striker

Harry Kane claims top spot amongst the best strikers in 2018 with Sergio Aguero and Edinson Cavani hot on his heels.


FC100: Who reigns at left-back?

Real Madrid's Marcelo holds onto his place as the best left-back, but there's controversy amongst his challengers.


FC100: Was Carvajal the right choice at right-back?

In a competitive list of the 10 best right-backs, Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal comes out on top.


FC100: Are Manchester City the attacking midfield kings?

There's Manchester City players on the list of the top attacking midfielders, but it's Arsenal's Mesut Ozil that ignites the debate.



Transfer Talk: Mourinho gets green light to sign Alderweireld

Toby Alderweireld has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford. Will Jose Mourinho finally get his man? Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer window can save Prem's misfiring strugglers

Goals have been hard to come by for the Premier League's struggling sides. There's a chance to fix their striking problems in January and stay up.

Transfer Rater: Defensive shake-up at Man United?

Alejandro Moreno examines the latest transfer rumours involving Chris Smalling, Edinson Cavani and more.


2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

Foudy looking forward to match up with Sweden


Luck of the draw? How the top teams fared

With the Women's World Cup draw now set, we look at the early paths for the United States, France, Germany and other tournament favorites.

Stajcic: Any team can win Women's World Cup

Matildas' head coach Alen Stajcic believes the Women's World Cup is one of the most open it has been with a number of teams having a good chance of winning the tournament.


Scotland & England a 'perfect script' in Group D

ESPN's Julie Foudy feels Scotland will relish being in Group D which consists of England, Argentina and Japan.


Likeable matchups for Canada in Group E

ESPN's Julie Foudy feels Canada will clearly emerge from Group E, but questions if they can get over the hurdle in the latter stages.


Foudy: Brazil always the bridesmaids, never the bride

Despite Brazil having Marta on the team, ESPN's Julie Foudy does not feel this will be their World Cup to win.


World Cup debutants Jamaica in tough spot in Group C

ESPN's Julie Foudy feels Jamaica's World Cup group consisting of Australia, Italy and Brazil will prove to be too much for the debutants.


Foudy looking forward to match up with Sweden

ESPN's Julie Foudy explains why she is happy to face Sweden in the group stage, after losing to them in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympics.


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