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D.C. United's Wayne Rooney thinks he still has Premier League quality

D.C. United star Wayne Rooney joins ESPN FC to discuss his move to MLS, his amazing assist against Orlando City, his expectations for 2019 and more. Former England captain Wayne Rooney, who helped revitalise one of Major League Soccer's original superpowers when he joined D.C. United last year, still feels he possesses the quality to compete in the Premier League. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WATCH ON ESPN+ ESPN+: Atlanta caps dream season with MLS Cup ESPN FC TV has all the latest MLS action a...
Tags: England, Texas, Football, Atlanta, Sport, Story, Austin, Premier League, Manchester United, Everton, Wayne Rooney, Mls, Espn, Major League Soccer, Columbus, United


Barcelona won't take Lionel Messi 'risks' despite Copa del Rey squad inclusion

Ernesto Valverde says he is unsure whether Lionel Messi will be available to face Real Madrid Wednesday after picking up a knock against Valencia. Lionel Messi has been included in Barcelona's squad for Wednesday's Copa del Rey semifinal against Real Madrid, but Ernesto Valverde said he won't take any risks with the forward's fitness. Messi, 31, injured his thigh during the weekend's draw with Valencia and was unable to train on Monday. However, he completed Tuesday&apo...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Barcelona, Story, Italy, Real Madrid, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Espn, Messi, Buenos Aires, Valencia, Spanish Copa del Rey, Mourinho, Ernesto Valverde


Montreal acquires Brault-Guillard on loan from Lyon, Vancouver parts ways with De Jong

With the 2019 Major League Soccer season right around the corner, take a look back at the best skills from last campaign. The Montreal Impact announced the acquisition of Canadian defender Zachary Brault-Guillard on loan from French side Olympique Lyonnais for the 2019 season. The 20-year-old has captained Lyon's reserve squad since August 2018. He also wore the armband while playing on the club's Under-19 team. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WATCH ON ESPN+ ESPN+: Atlanta caps dream season w...
Tags: Football, Atlanta, Sport, Story, Mls, LA Galaxy, Vancouver Whitecaps, Espn, Major League Soccer, Montreal, Lyon, ESPN FC TV, Montreal Impact, Remi Garde, Zachary, De Jong


Philadelphia Union close to signing Mexico's Marco Fabian - sources

As MLS and Liga MX mull a new tournament like the SuperLiga of the mid-2000s, Taylor Twellman says the time is right for a new competition. Taylor Twellman reflects on Sebastian Giovinco's time at Toronto FC and examines where he ranks among the best Designated Players in MLS history. Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino says he sees growth in football in the USA, and doesn't rule out one day managing in the MLS. The Philadelphia Union are close to signing Mexico int...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Mexico, Football, Atlanta, Sport, Story, Austin, Frankfurt, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Transfers, Mls, Espn, Major League Soccer, Columbus


FA seeks Klopp clarification over ref comments after West Ham draw - source

Jurgen Klopp remains confident Liverpool will not crack in what he now calls a three-horse title race with Man City and Tottenham. The English Football Association is seeking written observations from Jurgen Klopp following comments he made about the referee in the aftermath of Liverpool's 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Monday night, a source has told ESPN FC. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga...
Tags: London, Football, America, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Italy, West Ham United, Tottenham, Fa, West Ham, Espn, James Milner, Jurgen Klopp, Man City, Klopp


Inter Milan fans racially abuse player in first match since stadium closure for Koulibaly monkey chants

Bologna threw a wrench in the top-four race by stunning Inter at the San Siro in Sinisa Mihajlovic's first match in charge. Lazio stunned Inter Milan at the San Siro winning 4-3 on penalties to adavnce to the semi-final of the Coppa Italia. Inter Milan fans racially abused an opposition player in the first match at San Siro since the stadium closure following monkey chants aimed at Kalidou Koulibaly on Boxing Day, but will face no further action.  After the 1-0 home defeat, Lega S...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Internazionale, Inter Milan, Italian Serie A, Lazio, Bologna, San Siro, Inter, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Coppa Italia Inter Milan, Kalidou Koulibaly


Toronto FC signs United States international striker Terrence Boyd

Paul Mariner offers his thoughts on why Toronto FC decided to part with Sebastian Giovinco. Taylor Twellman reflects on Sebastian Giovinco's time at Toronto FC and examines where he ranks among the best Designated Players in MLS history. Toronto FC have signed United States international striker Terrence Boyd from German side Darmstadt, the club announced on Tuesday. "We are excited to welcome Terrence and his family to the club," Toronto general manager Ali Curtis said in a state...
Tags: Germany, Football, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Story, United States, Transfers, Mls, LA Galaxy, Espn, Major League Soccer, Toronto FC, ESPN FC TV, Darmstadt, Sebastian Giovinco


Chelsea frustrated by Courtois broken promises claim - sources

Mark Ogden and the FC crew examine the top-four in the Premier League, which is heating up as Man United improve and Chelsea struggle. Steve Nicol doesn't appreciate Maurizio Sarri's self-praise after Chelsea's rout of downtrodden Huddersfield Town. Two goals apiece from Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a straighforward 5-0 win over a feeble Huddersfield. Two goals apiece from Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a straighforward 5-0 ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Transfers, Mark Ogden, Eden Hazard, Espn, Leicester, Huddersfield, Madrid, Thibaut Courtois


Man City's Guardiola: Tottenham, Man United in Premier League title race

Sergio Aguero scored 50 seconds into the match and later added two more to complete the hat-trick as Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1. Paul Pogba set up Marcus Rashford for the only goal of the match as Manchester United continue to close in on Top four. Sergio Aguero scored 50 seconds into the match and later added two more to complete the hat-trick as Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1. With Liverpool and Manchester City now only separated by three points, the FC crew ...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Premier League, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Manchester City, Italy, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Everton, Argentina, West Ham, Espn


Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer back in training ahead of Liverpool clash

From the gridiron to the pitch, the tribal belonging of Bayern Munich and Texas A&M is so magical that it should never be underestimated. Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has trained for the first time since Thursday, easing fears he could miss the Champions League clash with Liverpool due to a thumb injury. Neuer, 32, sat out the weekend's 3-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen with understudy Sven Ulreich replacing him, but returned to training on Tuesday and should be fit to face Jurgen Kl...
Tags: Texas, Football, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Jurgen Klopp, Bayer Leverkusen, Manuel Neuer, UEFA Champions League, Sven Ulreich


Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson - who beat cancer twice - forced to retire at 29

Joe Thompson in action for Rochdale during a League One clash with Northampton in 2016. Joe Thompson, the Rochdale midfielder who has beaten cancer twice in the past six years, has been forced to retire at the age of 29 after admitting that he has pushed his body to the "absolute limit." The former Manchester United trainee has announced his decision after being unable to overcome a hamstring injury sustained on the opening day of the League One season against Burton Albion in August. Editors&ap...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Northampton, Italy, Burton Albion, Argentina, Espn, Buenos Aires, Rochdale, English League One, Thompson, Mourinho, Joe Thompson


Rochdale defender Joe Thompson - who beat cancer twice - forced to retire at 29

Joe Thompson in action for Rochdale during a League One clash with Northampton in 2016. Joe Thompson, the Rochdale midfielder who has beaten cancer twice in the past six years, has been forced to retire at the age of 29 after admitting that he has pushed his body to the "absolute limit." The former Manchester United trainee has announced his decision after being unable to overcome a hamstring injury sustained on the opening day of the League One season against Burton Albion in August. Editors&ap...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Northampton, Italy, Burton Albion, Argentina, Espn, Buenos Aires, Rochdale, English League One, Thompson, Mourinho, Joe Thompson


Real Madrid target Hazard: I have made decision over Chelsea future

Chelsea star Eden Hazard recaps his side's comfortable 5-0 win over Huddersfield which included two goals from the mesmerising Belgian. Mark Ogden and the FC crew examine the top-four in the Premier League, which is heating up as Man United improve and Chelsea struggle. Steve Nicol doesn't appreciate Maurizio Sarri's self-praise after Chelsea's rout of downtrodden Huddersfield Town. Two goals apiece from Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Transfers, Belgium, Mark Ogden, Eden Hazard, Espn, Leicester, Huddersfield, Stamford Bridge


Manchester United in talks with Rashford over new contract - sources

Mark Ogden and the FC crew examine the top-four in the Premier League, which is heating up as Man United improve and Chelsea struggle. Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno examine the re-emergence of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Manchester United at large since Jose Mourinho left. Paul Pogba set up Marcus Rashford for the only goal of the match as Manchester United continue to close in on top four. Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lauded his sid...
Tags: England, Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Old Trafford, Transfers, Jose Mourinho, Mark Ogden, Espn, Leicester, Leicester City


Newport stun 'Boro to set up dream Man City Cup tie

Wolverhampton Wanderers Shrewsbury Town 3 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Feb 5 (Reuters) - Fourth-tier Newport County pulled off another FA Cup shock by beating Championship side Middlesbrough 2-0 in a fourth-round replay on Tuesday to set u...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers, English FA Cup, Barnet, Newport County, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newport, Boro, Shrewsbury Town, Reuters Fourth, Wolverhampton Wanderers Shrewsbury Town


Liverpool need to make changes to boost title hopes - Fabinho

With Liverpool and Manchester City now only separated by three points, the FC crew assess which side has the edge in the Premier League title race. Goals from Sadio Mane and Michail Antonio left Liverpool and West Ham with a draw and saw Liverpool drop points for the second-straight match. Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol explains why Jurgen Klopp's side in its current form looks uncomfortably like the Liverpool of 18 months ago. Goals from Sadio Mane and Mic...
Tags: London, Football, Sport, Story, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, West Ham United, West Ham, Leicester City, Jurgen Klopp, Michail Antonio, Sadio Mane, English Premier League, ESPN FC, Steve Nicol


Atlanta United acquires Paul Pogba's brother Florentin Pogba

Brad Guzan chats with ESPN FC about Atlanta United's chances to win the CONCACAF Champions League and what winning would mean for all of MLS. Frank De Boer says Atlanta United will strive to become the first MLS team to win the CONCACAF Champions League. Atlanta United have signed Guinea international defender Florentin Pogba, the club announced on Tuesday. Pogba, 28, is the older brother of Manchester United and France star Paul Pogba and joins the defending MLS champions as a D...
Tags: Texas, France, Football, Atlanta, Sport, Story, Austin, Manchester United, Guinea, Transfers, Mls, Espn, Major League Soccer, Columbus, ESPN FC TV, Concacaf Champions League


NYCFC signs Romania star Alexandru Mitrita as Designated Player

Steve Nicol reflects on the impact David Villa has had on Major League Soccer after announcing his departure from NYCFC after four seasons. New York City FC has signed Romania international midfielder Alexandru Mitrita as a Designated Player, the club announced on Monday. Mitrita, 23, joins from Romanian side Universitatea Craiova after putting pen to paper on a multi-year contract. He has already joined the team at their preseason training camp in Abu Dhabi. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WATCH ON ESPN+ ...
Tags: Football, Atlanta, Sport, Story, Transfers, Romania, Mls, LA Galaxy, Espn, Major League Soccer, Abu Dhabi, New York City FC, David Villa, ESPN FC TV, Nycfc, Steve Nicol


Manchester United's Pogba considered leaving; happy under Solskjaer - brother

Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno examine the re-emergence of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Manchester United at large since Jose Mourinho left. Paul Pogba set up Marcus Rashford for the only goal of the match as Manchester United continue to close in on top four. Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lauded his side's efforts to see out a hard-fought victory against Leicester City. Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford comments on his sid...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Transfers, Jose Mourinho, Leicester City, Paul Pogba, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Mourinho, English Premier League, Alejandro Moreno, Craig Burley, Pogba, Leicester City Manchester United, Marcus Rashford


Juventus' Douglas Costa unhurt after car crash in northern Italy

Matteo Bonetti assesses Juventus' recent struggles in Italy and says the club failed to address their most important need in the January window. Juventus and Brazil winger Douglas Costa has escaped unhurt after he was involved in a car crash. Serie A Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN has reached an exclusive, multi-year rights agreement in the United States for Italy's Serie A TIM, one of the world's top soccer leagues. The agreement will bring more than 340 matches per ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, United States, Italy, Brazil, Juventus, Espn, Roma, Italian Serie A, Lazio, Douglas Costa, Turin, Paolo Bandini, Fiat Punto, Matteo Bonetti


Neymar wishes for 'a new metatarsal' in tearful 27th birthday speech

During his 27th birthday celebration, an emotional Neymar spoke about his desire to return to the pitch. Julien Laurens predicts how Thomas Tuchel will set up his starting XI against Manchester United, with star-player Neymar sidelined for 10 weeks. Injured Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has told friends and family that he wished he had "a new metatarsal" in a tearful 27th birthday speech in Paris on Sunday. The Brazil international hurt his right foot while playing against Strasbourg...
Tags: France, Football, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Paris, Paris Saint-germain, Brazil, Strasbourg, Neymar, French Ligue 1, Julien Laurens, Thomas Tuchel, Injured Paris Saint Germain


Liverpool have title advantage with cup exits - Man City's Gundogan

The FC panel assess what went wrong for Arsenal and what went right for Manchester City at the Etihad. Sergio Aguero scored 50 seconds into the match and later added two more to complete the hat-trick as Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1. Paul Pogba set up Marcus Rashford for the only goal of the match as Manchester United continue to close in on Top four. Sergio Aguero scored 50 seconds into the match and later added two more to complete the hat-trick as Manchester Cit...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Everton, Sergio Aguero, Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp, Paul Pogba, English Premier League, Ilkay Gundogan, Gundogan


Manchester United are underdogs against Paris Saint-Germain - Lukaku

Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno examine the re-emergence of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Manchester United at large since Jose Mourinho left. Paul Pogba set up Marcus Rashford for the only goal of the match as Manchester United continue to close in on top four. Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lauded his side's efforts to see out a hard-fought victory against Leicester City. Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford comments on his sid...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Italy, Paris Saint Germain, Argentina, Jose Mourinho, Espn, Leicester City, Romelu Lukaku, Psg, United, Buenos Aires, UEFA Champions League


Manchester United can't stay unbeaten under Solskjaer - Herrera

Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno examine the re-emergence of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Manchester United at large since Jose Mourinho left. Paul Pogba set up Marcus Rashford for the only goal of the match as Manchester United continue to close in on top four. Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lauded his side's efforts to see out a hard-fought victory against Leicester City. Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford comments on his sid...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Premier League, Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, Leicester, Leicester City, United, King Power Stadium, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, English Premier League, Alejandro Moreno, Craig Burley


Klopp admits Liverpool goal 'obviously' offside but confident team won't crack

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol explains why Jurgen Klopp's side in its current form looks uncomfortably like the Liverpool of 18 months ago. Goals from Sadio Mane and Michail Antonio left Liverpool and West Ham with a draw and saw Liverpool drop points for the second-straight match. Goals from Sadio Mane and Michail Antonio left Liverpool and West Ham with a draw and saw Liverpool drop points for the second-straight match. Goals from Sadio Mane and Michail ...
Tags: London, Football, City, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Manchester City, West Ham United, Everton, West Ham, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Goodison Park, Michail Antonio, Sadio Mane, English Premier League


Balotelli: Racism much worse in Italy than England, France

Marseille's loss at home to Lille came with some consolation, as Mario Balotelli marked his debut after joining from Nice with a late headed goal. Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has completed a move to Marseille from Nice. Mario Balotelli admitted he's keen to thrive under the pressure put on him after signing for Marseille. Mario Balotelli has said racism in Italy is much worse than in any other country he has played in. Racism in Serie...
Tags: England, Football, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Manchester City, Marseille, Italy, Mario Balotelli, Lille, Nice, Ac Milan, Inter Milan, Balotelli, Italian Serie A, Napoli


Man United's Nemanja Matic escapes ban for Harvey Barnes tackle - sources

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lauded his side's efforts to see out a hard-fought victory against Leicester City. Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno examine the re-emergence of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Manchester United at large since Jose Mourinho left. Paul Pogba set up Marcus Rashford for the only goal of the match as Manchester United continue to close in on top four. Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford comments on his sid...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Football Association, Jose Mourinho, Espn, Leicester, Leicester City, United, Paul Pogba, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Nemanja Matic, Mike Dean, English Premier League, Alejandro Moreno


Atalanta win at Cagliari to close in on Champions League places

Cagliari Atalanta 0 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Atalanta had a scare in stoppage time at Cagliari, but Hans Hateboer's header proved enough to send La Dea to...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Champions League, Juventus, Atalanta, Italian Serie A, Cagliari, Bergamo, La Dea, Timothy Castagne, Hans Hateboer, Stats Atalanta, Cagliari Atalanta, Alessandro Deiola


Liverpool defender Joe Gomez to have more surgery on injured leg

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and the FC crew discuss the 'antsy' atmosphere at Anfield and the pressure associated with a tight Premier League title race. Jurgen Klopp says from a club point of view, winning the Premier League or finishing top four financially benefits the club more than just winning silverware. Liverpool have said defender Joe Gomez will undergo more surgery to help his recovery from a lower leg fracture. Gomez has been absent since December and was initially ...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Premier League, Liverpool, Italy, Argentina, Espn, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, Buenos Aires, Mourinho, English Premier League, Steve Nicol, Joe Gomez


Arsenal need help in top four race after defeat at Manchester City - Emery

Sergio Aguero scored 50 seconds into the match and later added two more to complete the hat-trick as Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1. Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola talked about the important roles that Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero played in the side's win over Arsenal. Arsenal manager Unai Emery said his side "need big help" to finish in the top four after Sergio Aguero's hat-trick condemned them to a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City. The Londoners bounced back from Agu...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Manchester City, Italy, Arsenal, Pep Guardiola, Argentina, Espn, Sergio Aguero, Laurent Koscielny, Agüero, Buenos Aires, Mourinho



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