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ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop shares his thoughts on Manchester United’s transfer dealings and their current standing among Europe’s elite. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol explains why Jadon Sancho should depart Dortmund and take the next step in his footballing career. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol examines how a potential loan move to Roma could be the solution
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The FC crew examine Barcelona’s probable lineup to face Athletic after Lionel Messi was left off the list of players traveling to Bilbao. Philippe Coutinho was withdrawn from the Barcelona squad for Friday’s La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao with sources telling ESPN FC that the club are in advanced negations with Bayern Munich over
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9:30 PM ET The MLS’ Western Conference playoff race is getting tight. Only five points separate second place from eighth, with the top seven teams making the postseason. Two of those teams will meet Saturday night, when the Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles Galaxy play in Carson, Calif. The Galaxy (13-11-1, 40 points) moved from
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Julien Laurens discusses Zinedine Zidane’s future at Real Madrid after reports claimed he is unhappy his transfer requests have not been fulfilled. The FC crew examine Zinedine Zidane’s options for how he’ll manage Gareth Bale, with the Welshman content to stay and fight at Real Madrid. Sid Lowe provides the latest surrounding Neymar’s future amid
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Herculez Gomez and Shaka Hislop weigh the pros and cons of CONCACAF’s qualifying format for the 2022 World Cup, which emphasizes the FIFA rankings. U.S. youth international and Hannover 96 forward Sebastian Soto has been contacted by Chile manager Reinaldo Rueda, with an eye towards the striker playing for La Roja, according to a source
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10:38 PM ET Tom Marshall Josef Martinez netted the winning goal to hand Atlanta United a 3-2 victory over Club America and lift the 2019 Campeones Cup after an epic game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Martinez netted MLS champion Atlanta’s third from the penalty spot in the 65th, having seen a first-half penalty saved. The Campeones
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Jacobs made the decision with close support and input from his family, who will manage his schooling with his increasing focus on soccer. The comparisons are inevitable. In November 2003, 14-year-old Freddy Adu signed his first professional contract with MLS and D.C. United. In the years since, Adu’s career has been held up as a
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With Liverpool confirming Alisson will be out a few weeks, Alejandro Moreno explains how Liverpool will cope with losing the Brazilian. With Alisson likely out at least a month, Shaka Hislop explains the impact having Adrian in goal will have on Liverpool’s back line. Julien Laurens and Alexis Nunes break down Liverpool’s performance in a
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels Man United and Romelu Lukaku will both benefit from the Belgian’s move to Inter Milan. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol says Romelu Lukaku will fit perfectly into Antonio Conte’s system at Inter Milan following his move from Manchester United. ESPN FC’s Rob Dawson explains why Mario Mandzukic’s wage demands and Juventus’ inflated
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Corey Baird led the way for Real Salt Lake scoring twice to hand Sporting Kansas City a 2-1 loss at Children’s Mercy Park. To watch MLS, sign up to ESPN+. Real Salt Lake has terminated the contract of manager Mike Petke, and named assistant Freddy Juarez as head coach on an interim basis for the
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