Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory are preseason favourites as A-League kicks off

Melbourne Victory signing Keisuke Honda is excited for the challenge of Australia’s physically demanding brand of football. As the prospect of A-League expansion becomes top of mind for fans across Australia, the existing 10 teams are dreaming only of one thing: Immediate success. This season, which kicks-off in Adelaide tonight, […]

Tottenham didn’t buy in summer window because targets were ‘unaffordable’ – Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says to hold off on criticising Tottenham just yet, as he explains his side are off to their best Premier League start ever. Mauricio Pochettino admits he hoped to freshen up his squad in the summer, but says Tottenham’s top targets were unaffordable and that it was senseless […]

Russia internationals Pavel Mamaev Alexander Kokorin charged with hooliganism, battery

Two Russian football internationals have been charged with battery and hooliganism after both were involved in brawls in Moscow earlier this month. Alexander Kokorin of Zenit St. Petersburg and Pavel Mamaev of FC Krasnodar were charged on Thursday following fights at a hotel and at a coffee shop. Three people […]

In form Eden Hazard can show Man United first hand the superstar they missed out on in 2012

Paul Mariner rates the sensibility of the latest transfer links, including potential comings and goings at Chelsea and Manchester United. The guys react to Eden Hazard’s comments about playing for Real Madrid and wonder if Chelsea should begin to make preparations for his departure. Eden Hazard’s performances at Chelsea are […]

Jose Mourinho Manchester United back in spotlight to face Chelsea Juventus tests

ESPN FC’ Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer react to Paul Scholes’ assertion that even Lionel Messi couldn’t turn around the current Manchester United. Stevie Nicol and Mark Donaldson give their picks for this weekend’s Premier League fixtures including the headliner of Chelsea vs. Manchester United. Steve Nicol praises Luke Shaw […]

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk available for Huddersfield match – sources

ESPN FC’s Ale Moreno assesses the latest transfer rumours surrounding Raheem Sterling, Dejan Lovren, Arturo Vidal and many more. Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk are expected to be available for selection for Liverpool’s trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, sources have told ESPN FC. Both players withdrew from their […]

UEFA still probing reported fan incidents in Paris Saint-Germain Red Star match

UEFA have decided to further investigate the incidents surrounding Paris Saint-Germain’s 6-1 Champions League Group C win over Red Star Belgrade earlier this month. European football’s governing body confirmed in a statement on Thursday that an “Ethics and Disciplinary inspector” will assess the behaviour of the French and Serbian giants’ […]

Roma fan cleared over GBH of Liverpool fan Sean Cox gets three years for violent disorder

Roma supporter Filippo Lombardi has been found not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm to Liverpool fan Sean Cox before last season’s Champions League semifinal, but was jailed for three years for “violent disorder.” Cox, 53, was left in critical condition following an attack outside Anfield on April 24.  Lombardi, […]

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw signs new contract at Old Trafford

ESPN FC’ Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer react to Paul Scholes’ assertion that even Lionel Messi couldn’t turn around the current Manchester United. Gab Marcotti calls the FA’s charges against Jose Mourinho ‘needless’ after the Man United manager’s comments were caught on camera against Newcastle. Jon Champion says Jose Mourinho […]

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw signs new contract at Old Trafford until 2023

ESPN FC’ Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer react to Paul Scholes’ assertion that even Lionel Messi couldn’t turn around the current Manchester United. Gab Marcotti calls the FA’s charges against Jose Mourinho ‘needless’ after the Man United manager’s comments were caught on camera against Newcastle. Jon Champion says Jose Mourinho […]

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale back in full training ahead of Levante clash

ESPN FC’s Ale Moreno and Ross Dyer make their picks for the weekend’s key La Liga fixtures. ESPN FC’s Ale Moreno assesses the latest transfer rumours surrounding Raheem Sterling, Dejan Lovren, Arturo Vidal and many more. Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale returned to full training on Thursday ahead of the weekend’s […]

Tottenham’s injury crisis eases but Dele Alli Danny Rose still unavailable

Mauricio Pochettino says to hold off on criticising Tottenham just yet, as he explains his side are off to their best Premier League start ever. Spurs midfielder Dele Alli says he didn’t expect his celebration to become an internet sensation. LONDON – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he […]

AC Milan and Inter fans bring stunning artwork to San Siro for the Derby della Madonnina

By Andrew Cesare Richardson, ESPN writer Inter captain Mauro Icardi was in the right place to slot in both of Inter Milan’s goal and help his side overcome a battling SPAL. Italian Serie A: Gonzalo Higuain – AC Milan 2-0 Chievo Verona ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner believes the ball is […]

Arsenal must improve to challenge Premier League’s top teams – Unai Emery

Following a glittering three and a half seasons at Arsenal, it’s clear Alexis Sanchez has yet to hit his stride with Manchester United. The FC crew examine Arsenal’s title credentials while the Gunners are enjoying a string of good results under new manager Unai Emery. LONDON — Arsenal coach Unai […]

LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic ready to play on Minnesota turf with playoffs on line

Josef Martinez has been leading the MVP race all season but could a late charge from Zlatan Ibrahimovic tip the award towards the big Swede? LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he owes it to the fans to play against Minnesota United despite the fact that the match will be […]

Kylian Mbappe eyes Olympic glory with France and brushes off Ballon d’Or talk

As Kylian Mbappe’s red-hot form continues, the FC crew discuss if he’ll mature into a goalscorer reminiscent of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Julien Laurens explains the ‘bromance’ between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, but notes the concern around the duo’s relationship with Edinson Cavani. Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe has said […]

LIVE Transfer Talk Antonio Conte to replace Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid

ESPN FC’s Ale Moreno assesses the latest transfer rumours surrounding Raheem Sterling, Dejan Lovren, Arturo Vidal and many more. France captain Hugo Lloris believes Paul Pogba gets judged unfairly because of the record transfer fee Manchester United paid for the midfielder in 2016. The transfer window for all of Europe’s […]

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw signs new contract at Old Trafford – sources

ESPN FC’ Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer react to Paul Scholes’ assertion that even Lionel Messi couldn’t turn around the current Manchester United. Gab Marcotti calls the FA’s charges against Jose Mourinho ‘needless’ after the Man United manager’s comments were caught on camera against Newcastle. Jon Champion says Jose Mourinho […]

Liverpool not optimistic over Naby Keita injury – sources

KitAid and Friends of Mulanje Orphans have teamed up to distribute Sadio Mane shirts to underprivileged children in Malawi. Liverpool and Brazil’s Fabinho insists he is still trying to settle into life under Jurgen Klopp and that his demands in training and matches are extremely intense. Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold […]

England win against Spain shows futility of being ‘drunk on stats’ – Sean Dyche

The FC crew break down England’s stunning win at Spain, and Jon Champion explains why the rest of Europe should take notice of the Three Lions. Burnley manager Sean Dyche has long railed against the modern obsession with numbers and possession football and England’s win away to Spain in the […]