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USMNT European stars: Whose stock up? Whose is down?

Ahead of a vital trio of World Cup qualifiers, how are the USMNT's best and brightest getting on in Europe? It has been a mixed bag for the core stars, but several fringe players have drawn attention.

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Pulisic: USMNT believe we can beat anyone



Man United out of Haaland chase, Real Madrid favorites

ESPN's Insider Notebook has the latest as Manchester United have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Erling Haaland. Plus: Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic is a man in demand.





Salah is improving with age. Can Liverpool really let him go?

Mo Salah turns 30 this summer and is nearing the end of his Liverpool contract. Can the Reds really afford to let him leave given how he's somehow improving as he gets older.

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United set to move for Rudiger

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger looks likely to leave the club for free in the summer and Man United are keen. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Gab & Juls get heated debating Aubameyang's Arsenal future




Athletic Bilbao stuns Barcelona in extra time


Ten-man Madrid come back to edge Elche in extra-time



Jota's masterclass in Liverpool's win shows how far Arsenal has to go

Much like Liverpool's progress to the Carabao Cup final was down to their attacking talent and depth, Arsenal's exit was down to their lack of both.

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Liverpool sees off Arsenal and will meet Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final



FIFA 22 Team of the Year: Ronaldo, Salah miss out but who makes the cut?

With the votes counted, EA Sports has revealed the 11 global superstars who make up the FIFA 22 Team of the Year. Some big names didn't make it in.

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  • Premier League 2021-22 kit power ranking

    It's time to dive into the most exciting thing about the 2021-22 Premier League season: the kits each club will be wearing.

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    Following the national team star's shocking cardiac arrest, Denmark rallied in support of Christian Eriksen with a tribute-filled Copenhagen mural.

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    In 2020, Gomez became the first transgender woman to play professionally in Argentina. She talks to ESPN about her remarkable journey.

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  • The 39 best male players age 21 or under

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    The 2020-21 Premier League campaign was unlike any other. ESPN talked to people around the game about their experiences and lessons learned.

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  • Why Haaland can become the world's best

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