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Man United's woes continue vs. Valencia

An abject display by a much-changed line-up saw Man United slump to defeat in Spain. Elsewhere, Young Boys shocked Juventus and Leroy Sane scored twice as Man City beat Hoffenheim.


editors' picks

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.

Ryan Inzana

Shaka Hislop's top five goalkeepers

ESPN FC's resident goalkeeping-expert Shaka Hislop lists his current top five netminders in world football.


Fans go crazy as Liverpool, Napoli meet at Anfield

ESPN FC was on the scene for a decisive day in the Champions League that was full of tension, nerves and, at full-time for the home side, joy and relief.


Walton: Referees the front line against fan racism

Peter Walton calls on his experience to describe how referees can combat racial abuse from fans after an incident involving Raheem Sterling.


Argentina's Madrid takeover: River, Boca at the Bernabeu

Fans from all over the world converged on Madrid to watch the Copa Libertadores final. Here's the best of the best from a historic day of football.




What's it like to face Luka Modric?

In 2018, Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or and was named top midfielder in the ESPN FC 100. Past and present players discuss playing against him.

FC 100: Are Man 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.


FC 100: 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?


FC 100: 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.


FC 100: De Gea or Ter Stegen the top keeper?

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


FC 100: 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.


FC 100: 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?


FC 100: 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.


FC 100: 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.


Major League Soccer

Hislop: Why Steffen chose Man City


Atlanta's MLS Cup hangover just beginning

Right now, Atlanta United is on top of MLS. But with an offseason of change ahead, how will the champions replace their most influential characters?

Ask the Ref: The foul that led to Atlanta's 2nd goal

Former GM of PRO referees Peter Walton joins the FC crew to dissect the foul on Josef Martinez that led to Atlanta's second goal against Portland.


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.


Atlanta United celebrate city's 1st championship in 23 years

The city of Atlanta turned up to celebrate Atlanta United's MLS Cup victory, the city's first major championship in 23 years.



Transfer Rater: Gunners going for defence


LIVE Transfer Talk: Morata offers himself to Barcelona

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has offered his services to Barcelona ahead of the summer transfer window. Transfer Talk has the latest.

UEFA Champions League

PSG put in the 'invisible work' to finish top of group

PSG were 11 individuals when they lost to Liverpool at the start of the Champions League. Now they are a team and showed it by finishing top.


Sane 8/10 in orchestrating Man City comeback

Manchester City trailed Hoffenheim at home, only for Leroy Sane to score twice -- including an incredible free kick -- to earn a comeback win.

ESPN Fantasy Football

Fantasy: Sign up, set line-ups for Premier League

ESPN has a brand new fantasy game! Compete against your friends or people around the world in the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League and Liga MX.

Dave Merrell

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