Why teams are going backward to move forward
Manchester City under Pep Guardiola have mastered the art of building from the back, while Arsenal struggle to even get out of their own area. But most teams see it as the future. Here's why.
Could MLS and Liga MX actually merge?
It's no secret that MLS and Liga MX want to shake up the landscape of club soccer in North America. Could the answer lie in America's Pastime?
Josef Martinez extends record scoring streak to 15
- Neuer vs. Ter Stegen: Bayern chief slams row
- PSG made Real Madrid weak - Di Maria
- Emery rests Ozil despite just 71 mins of action
- Iran must allow women into stadiums - FIFA pres
LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United set to offer Pogba, Lingard new deals
Fearing they could lose Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Mason Greenwood, Man United are readying new deals for the trio. Transfer Talk has the latest.
The only reason Virgil van Dijk would leave Liverpool
Shaka Hislop explains the only scenario that Virgil van Dijk would leave Liverpool for a club like Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Leagues Cup huge for Cruz Azul, but tournament a work in progress
The lights of Las Vegas shone on a half-empty stadium for the inaugural Leagues Cup final but the inter-MLS/Liga MX tournament has potential.
Champions League best XI: Haland, Di Maria and Ter Stegen lead the way
FC Salzburg's teenage striker, a Real Madrid old boy and Barcelona's goalkeeper all made the cut for the first UCL group games of the season.
How concerned should Spurs be over UCL performance?
Sign him up! Solskjaer's sumptuous chip shows he's still got it
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put his strikers to shame by deftly executing a little casual target practice during training.
Bayern basketball star pranks Miami with Zlatan impression
Zlatan Ibrahimovic doppelganger and FC Bayern basketball star Nihad Dedovic hits Miami to see if people would be able to tell the difference.
- Sources: Zidane under pressure at Real Madrid
- MLS, fans in 'productive' talks over political signs
- Klopp: Pulisic 'super exciting player' for Chelsea
- Sources: Barca in row with Spain over Fati
- MLS denies Sacramento expansion bid finalized
- Pogba, Martial out of West Ham, James a doubt
- Sheff Utd owner: I'd do business with Bin Ladens
With the 2019-20 season just around the corner, it is time to pick your all-conquering line-up!
Imagine for a minute that you own a soccer team and have unlimited resources and sky-high goals. If money were no object, what team would you build?
Romelu Lukaku talked exclusively to ESPN about reviving his career at Inter after a failed stint at Old Trafford. Will he prove the haters wrong?
Take a trip across the country for a look at the raucous fans who make some of the best matchday atmospheres in American pro sports.
Away from the Premier League's glitz, two clubs with 200-plus years of combined history are struggling. How'd this happen to Bury and Bolton?
Sam Borden: The 20-year-old is about to try what no American's done before and star for one of football's biggest clubs.
Man City lucky? Man United worse than sixth? Aguero robbed? The second edition of the ESPN Luck Index reveals all.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fueled by anger and, even at 37, is not finished kicking ass. He also has some choice words for those around him.
We asked MLS players during preseason and the early weeks of the 2019 campaign for their thoughts about some hot-button issues in the sport.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the dominant forces in soccer, but who's next? Who will take on the challenge of being the best in soccer?
Once a teen phenom, Freddy Adu was supposed to save U.S. soccer. His career appeared to fizzle out, but he is not done yet.
When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina's most important match ever, Buenos Aires lost its mind.
To celebrate the release of "Captain Marvel," ESPN and Marvel teamed up to turn our favorite soccer captains into galaxy-dominating superheroes.
Here are the top 100 players and managers in men's soccer, as rated by our experts.
The world's best striker has his sights set on an NFL career. Why can't he make it happen?
The host of 'Always Late' on ESPN+ checked a big item on her bucket list when she visited Anfield.
On Feb. 8, a fire at an uninspected youth dormitory at one of Brazil's highest-earning teams caused 10 preventable deaths. How?
The tragic disappearance of Emiliano Sala, bound for new club Cardiff on a single-engine plane, raises the question: How did this happen?
For most clubs, losing a star like Frenkie De Jong would be a killer. For Ajax, it's their business model.
Sergio Ramos is a master, Wilfried Zaha knows how to win a free kick and chicanery from corners can be crucial. Welcome to the dark arts.
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