Fortune favours England, except Chelsea
Chelsea feared the worst and the worst actually happened, but the other English teams have been given decent Champions League draws.
Each club's verdict from knockout draw
The business end of the Champions League starts here. The draw for the round-of-16 has been made and there's a bunch of intriguing clashes.
European giants drawn together in UCL last 16.
Alison Bender and Stewart Robson discuss some of the biggest ties of the UCL last 16 draw as Real Madrid face PSG.
Keller: Video review did its job on Altidore's goal.
Kasey Keller focuses in on the controversy surrounding Jozy Altidore's opener in MLS Cup, agreeing that all the angles proved he was onside.
Altidore the hero as Toronto lifts MLS Cup
Toronto FC capped off a historic season by earning Major League Soccer's first treble, lifting MLS Cup after beating the Seattle Sounders 2-0.
MLS 2017: The good, the bad and the ugly
With the 2017 MLS season now in the rearview mirror, Graham Parker recalls the year's unforgettable moments, and some we wish we could.
United, City in post-derby brawl - sources
Manchester United and Manchester City players and staff were involved in a tunnel bust-up following Sunday's derby, sources have told ESPN FC.
Man City look invincible after derby win
Complacency may become their biggest enemy, with a lack of focus giving somebody the chance to spring a surprise. But who can beat City? And when?
Will Man City be the next Invincibles?
ESPN FC's Mark Ogden and Man City correspondent Jonathan Smith assess City's chances of finishing the Premier League season unbeaten.
Klopp anger; Man City's dream weekend
Pep Guardiola got one over on Jose Mourinho. While, as watchable as the Merseyside derby was, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's postmatch press interactions were arguably just as entertaining.
Man City, Tottenham trios lead Best XI
Ederson's late heroics earn him a place, while Harry Kane leads the line following his two-goal display. And David Moyes is manager of the weekend!
WATCH: FC pundits debate Lovren penalty.
The FC crew get into a heated debate while discussing the penalty conceded by Liverpool's Dejan Lovren in the Merseyside derby.
Luke Shaw wants £5m to leave Old Trafford
Manchester United outcast Luke Shaw "will not make it easy" for the club to sell him in January, according to reports. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Transfer Rater: Lloris to Real Madrid
Hugo Lloris to Real Madrid and Sergio Romero to Arsenal are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.
Coutinho to Barca more likely next summer
Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho is a potential transfer target for Barcelona. ESPN FC's club correspondents debate the potential move.
Toronto FC: From 'laughing stock' to class of MLS.
Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez reflect on Toronto FC's MLS Cup triumph and possible redemption for Altidore and Bradley.
Altidore, Bradley ease their heartbreak with MLS Cup
Two months ago, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley lived the nightmare of not making the World Cup. Lifting MLS Cup together can ease their pain.
Seattle's chance to cement dynasty slips away
Seattle came into MLS Cup with a chance to become the fourth club to win back-to-back titles. The Sounders' loss to Toronto is an opportunity missed.
Is the Premier League title race over?
Janusz Michallik and Mark Donaldson delve into the finer points of Man City's derby win and its impact on the title race.
Man City's 14 game winning streak
Manchester City's 2-1 victory in the Manchester derby saw them equal Arsenal's record of most successive victories in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola effect in full flow
The Manchester derby showcased just how far City have developed under Pep Guardiola. His side are miles ahead of Man United -- and anyone else.
WATCH: Klopp argues with reporter after Merseyside draw.
Jurgen Klopp rips into a reporter about the referee's decision to award Everton a penalty in the Merseyside derby.
Klopp's gamble fails to pay off
Jurgen Klopp's rotation policy was the subject of much grumbling in the wake of Liverpool's 1-1 draw at home to Everton.
Rooney penalty makes Liverpool pay for misses
Liverpool looked set for an emphatic win but could not put the game out of reach, which gave Everton an opportunity to fight back.
Michallik: Arsenal's stars choose when to play well.
After Arsenal's slow start against Southampton, Janusz Michallik re-opens the discussion regarding their poor concentration levels.
Giroud heroics can't paper over cracks
Olivier Giroud's late equaliser salvaged a point for Arsenal at Southampton but the spirited fightback can't paper over the cracks, writes Nick Ames.
Cech 8/10 vs. Southampton
It was an awful performance from the Gunners aside from Petr Cech, who kept them in the match until Olivier Giroud's late equaliser salvaged a point.
Messi ties goal record in Barcelona victory.
Lionel Messi tied Gerd Muller for most goals for one club in the top five European leagues with his 525th in Barca's 2-0 win over 10-man Villarreal.
Rakitic hits back at Ronaldo 'best ever' claim
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic politely disagreed with Cristiano Ronaldo's assumption that he's the best player in the history of football.
La Liga: Barcelona extend lead with win; Atleti go third
Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga to five points after a 2-0 victory over 10-man Villarreal at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Ferretti guides Tigres to epic MX title win
Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti masterminded a 2-1 win over Monterrey to help Tigres lift their sixth Liga MX crown on Sunday.
Record 36,000 fans attend Tigres training
Tigres fans broke the Mexican record for number of fans attending a training session on Saturday, with 36,000 showing up to Estadio Universitario.
Some other highlights from the USSF Board of Directors meeting today. The failure by the men's national team to qualify for the World Cup, "will reduce our ability to achieve our mission in the short term," said General Secretary Dan Flynn. Said USSF needs to focus on improving on the field. Also indicated that USSF will miss out on upside potential in sponsorships, licensing and retail. "We are still well positioned in the sports landscape with an opportunity to grow across the board," said Flynn. Emphasis will be on the USWNT for next two years, which lead up to World Cup and Olympics. The CBA for the U.S. men's national team runs through the end of 2018. The USWNT runs through 2021. The sponsorship deal with Nike and the broadcast and marketing rights deal with SUM are currently in a "quiet period" so USSF isn't in a position to negotiate new deal with anyone. Deals expire in 2022. Gulati said these deals represent "roughly 50 percent of our revenues on an annual basis."
Gulati has no preferred successor for USSF
Sunil Gulati told reporters on Saturday that he doesn't have a preferred candidate to succeed him as U.S. Soccer Federation president.
Gulati confident in new 2026 bidding rules
Sunil Gulati says he's confident rules put in place by FIFA for 2026 World Cup bidding will be effective in making the process fairer and transparent.
David Moyes making a difference at West Ham?
The ESPN FC guys discuss how much credit David Moyes is due following West Ham's 1-0 victory over Chelsea.
Issues that could doom Conte at Chelsea
Antonio Conte is undoubtedly the right man to take Chelsea forward but his days may be numbered if he can't fix some significant personnel and tactical problems.
Chelsea began this weekend with a great opportunity to make up ground on the Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League, but they are likely to end it even further adrift of the title race. A limp performance at the London Stadium was punished by an impressive West Ham, who scored early through Marco Arnautovic and never looked likely to be breached. There were no positives for Chelsea, and Antonio Conte will watch events unfold at Old Trafford on Sunday in sombre mood.
WATCH: Balotelli stunner helps Nice down Nantes.
Mario Balotelli's sweet strike with a quarter of an hour remaining was the difference as Nice defeated Nantes, 2-1.
Ronaldinho scores from own half
Ronaldinho has been racking up the appearances in exhibition matches and judging by this clip, the Barcelona and Brazil legend has still got it.
Ref loses penalty spot in snow at Cologne
Two penalties in the final minutes of the match saw winless Cologne capitulate as they threw away a 3-0 lead to lose 4-3 -- while the referee managed to lose the penalty spot amid heavy snow.
Batshuayi needs hot water bottle on bench
Television cameras caught Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi snuggling up to a hot water bottle on the bench against West Ham on Saturday.
Son 8/10 as Spurs thrash Stoke
Heung-Min Son was excellent in helping Tottenham shrug off some rust and complete a 5-1 victory over Stoke City.
Wanyama's fans take to streets
Victor Wanyama's fans are so eager to see the injured Kenyan return to the pitch, they took to the streets ahead of Tottenham's 5-1 win over Stoke.
Pochettino: I never doubted Tottenham.
Mauricio Pochettino insists he never lost confidence in Tottenham as they ended a four-match winless skid in the Premier League.
Ronaldo scores twice in Madrid rout
Cristiano Ronaldo tallied two of Real Madrid's five first-half goals in a resounding win over Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo shines as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla 5-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo's two goals led the way for Real Madrid in their 5-0 win over Sevilla.
Zidane: Madrid rediscovered scoring form
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane felt his team had played their way back into goal-scoring form after Saturday's 5-0 La Liga stroll past Sevilla.
Stoger a strange replacement for Bosz at Dortmund?
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti shares his thinking on why Dortmund hired former Cologne manager Peter Stoger to replace Peter Bosz.
Dortmund sack coach Bosz; Stoger hired
Borussia Dortmund have sacked head coach Peter Bosz following the team's 2-1 home defeat against Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Dortmund listless in another loss
Dortmund had poor performances all around, yielded another goal on a set piece and remained winless in their last eight Bundesliga matches.
Bayern prevail with academy coach in goal
Bayern Munich shrugged off a goalkeeping crisis to extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to eight points with a 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
A 'revidalized' Vidal earns 7/10 for Bayern
That's four goals in four Bundesliga matches for Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal, who rates 7/10 following a 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Heynckes hails Vidal after Frankfurt win
Jupp Heynckes paid tribute to a revitalised Arturo Vidal's match-winning performance as Bayern Munich claimed a 1-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bonaventura's brace lifts Milan
Italy international Giacomo Bonaventura displayed from some decisive brilliance to help Gennaro Gattuso finally get his first win as Rossoneri boss.
Napoli spurn chance to go top
Napoli missed the opportunity to return to the top of the Serie A table as they were held to a goalless home draw by Fiorentina.
Juventus defenders dominate Inter in draw
All that was missing was a goal for Juventus in the Derby d'Italia as the Bianconeri were in complete control in a 0-0 draw.
Di Maria 7/10 as PSG beat Lille
Angel Di Maria turned in a much-needed positive performance, scoring once and assisting another in PSG's 3-1 win vs. Lille.
Neymar to Brazil for family issue - source
Neymar has received permission from Paris Saint-Germain to fly to Brazil for a family emergency, a source confirmed to ESPN FC.
PSG confirm Lucas, Ben Arfa transfer talks
PSG have spoken with unwanted pair Lucas Moura and Hatem Ben Arfa about possible January transfers away from Parc des Princes, coach Unai Emery says.
FC 100: Deeper data on the players
We dug into the FC 100 data to look at the age and value of those included, as well as where they play and where they are from.
Neuer, Lewandowski talk to ESPN FC
Despite being named top goalkeeper and top striker in the ESPN FC 100, Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski are still focused on victory with Bayern.
FC 100 trio Suarez, Cavani, Godin talk to ESPN
Three of the top South American stars in the FC 100, Luis Suarez, Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani, talk to ESPN about their progress and style of play.
Garber: Crew could still stay in Columbus.
ESPN's Taylor Twellman catches up with MLS Commissioner Don Garber to discuss the current situation at the Columbus Crew.
Garber Q&A: Talking U.S., pro/rel and much more
Prior to giving his state of the league address, MLS commissioner Don Garber sat down for an exclusive interview with ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle.
EXCLUSIVE: McKennie chats with ESPN FC.
Weston McKennie talks about the future of the USMNT, why he's happy he bypassed MLS for the Bundesliga and more.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo the greatest of all time?
The FC panel give their candid reactions to Cristiano Ronaldo's claim of being the "best player in the history of football."
Exclusive: Quique Setien talks to ESPN FC
"I understand football through the ball." Speaking exclusively to ESPN FC, Real Betis coach Quique Setien explains his philosophy about the sport.
Five we want to see win the 2018 Ballon d'Or
The 2017 Ballon d'Or is upon us and it's Cristiano Ronaldo who walks away with the prize once more. But who do we want to win the award next year?
Tattoo World Cup: Who makes the cut?
After a painstaking process, the expert panel at Exploding Heads reveal their selections for the Tattoo World Cup.
Twellman: WC draw without U.S. 'makes you sick.'
Taylor Twellman says if the World Cup draw doesn't motivate everyone involved with U.S. soccer, "then we're doing something wrong."
Reasons for U.S. fans to enjoy 2018
If you're a U.S. soccer fan, 2018 looks pretty dismal without the World Cup. But have no fear: We've got 12 reasons to love the next year in soccer.
Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?
With the U.S. not participating at Russia 2018, take our quiz to find the best team for you.
ESPN FC panel's reaction to FIFA World Cup draw.
Dan Thomas and the FC crew believe the top-seeded countries will all be delighted with their matchups at the World Cup.
Work starts now for 32 teams, hosts Russia
Questions remain about controversies associated with Russia but, on Friday at least, the focus was on what we can look forward to next June.
Who has the best World Cup group?
The draw is set and all 32 teams know who they will face in Russia next summer. Here is an in-depth look at each group, as well as predictions as to who will go reach the Round of 16.
#FC100: The world's top soccer players ranked by position
Andrea Pirlo, football's undisputed King of Cool, has officially retired. So who will take over the mantle? We pick four compelling candidates.
You know the kind of player who just divides opinion wherever he goes? Well, ESPN FC has picked out seven of the best.
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!
The transfer window is over, but here are the biggest completed deals you may have missed from around Europe.
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.