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    Frank Yallop steps down as Phoenix Rising coach amid bid to join MLS

    Frank Yallop steps down as Phoenix Rising coach amid bid to join MLS


    Didier Drogba was given a hero's welcome in Phoenix as the Ivorian forward arrived at Sky Harbor Airport. Frank Yallop resigned as the coach of Phoenix Rising on Monday, less than a month into the USL club's season and in the midst of its bid to move to...

    Didier Drogba was given a hero's welcome in Phoenix as the Ivorian forward arrived at Sky Harbor Airport. Frank Yallop resigned as the coach of Phoenix Rising on Monday, less than a month into the USL club's season and in the midst of its bid to move to Major League Soccer. The move comes one day after the club introduced former Chelsea star Didier Drogba as a new player and executive. The Arizona city is among a group of a dozen U.S. locations hoping to be awarded one of four MLS expansion bids either later this year or thereafter. Phoenix had won its past two games after starting the season with two...

    MLS Goals of the Week: Week 8


    Take a look back at the best goals from Week 8 throughout Major League...

    Take a look back at the best goals from Week 8 throughout Major League Soccer.

    Instant Replay: All the big calls in SEA-ATL - Via MLS


    MLSsoccer.com's Simon Borg brings you the most controversial and talked-about plays from Week 5. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below and check back every Monday for the latest edition of the...

    MLSsoccer.com's Simon Borg brings you the most controversial and talked-about plays from Week 5. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below and check back every Monday for the latest edition of the show.

    Alashe pops in SJ | The Prospect pres. by AdvoCare - Via MLS


    San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Fatai Alashe started his MLS career with a bang, scoring his first goal, which just so happened to be the first goal in the new Avaya Stadium, in just his second start for San Jose. Since then, the...

    San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Fatai Alashe started his MLS career with a bang, scoring his first goal, which just so happened to be the first goal in the new Avaya Stadium, in just his second start for San Jose. Since then, the 23-year-old ...

    Conte doesn't want selfish players at Chelsea


    Antonio Conte says he would rather lose a game than have selfish players in his Chelsea...

    Antonio Conte says he would rather lose a game than have selfish players in his Chelsea team.

    Can Klopp compete without spending?


    With an injury ravaged squad, Craig Burley debates if Liverpool can challenge for a title next season without more...

    With an injury ravaged squad, Craig Burley debates if Liverpool can challenge for a title next season without more transfers.
    Sporting director Monchi signs four-year Roma deal after leaving Sevilla

    Sporting director Monchi signs four-year Roma deal after leaving Sevilla


    Monchi has agreed to lead Roma for the next four years. Monchi officially joined Roma as the Italian club's new sporting director on Monday after ending his 17-year stint with Sevilla last month. One of the men behind Sevilla's recent run of Europa...

    Monchi has agreed to lead Roma for the next four years. Monchi officially joined Roma as the Italian club's new sporting director on Monday after ending his 17-year stint with Sevilla last month. One of the men behind Sevilla's recent run of Europa League titles, Monchi signed a four-year contract. The Spaniard had been recognised as the person who brought through the likes of Jesus Navas, Jose Antonio Reyes and Sergio Ramos at Sevilla whilst also signing unheralded stars such as Carlos Bacca, Dani Alves and Ivan Rakitic. In a statement, Roma president...
    Trending: Lionel Messi stars as Barca beat Real, Arsenal reach FA Cup final

    Trending: Lionel Messi stars as Barca beat Real, Arsenal reach FA Cup final


    Watch the match highlights for LaLiga Santander 2016-17 El Clasico match played between Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona Catch all the goals scored in LaLiga Santander 2016-17 El Clasico match played between Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona With...

    Watch the match highlights for LaLiga Santander 2016-17 El Clasico match played between Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona Catch all the goals scored in LaLiga Santander 2016-17 El Clasico match played between Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona With free-flowing action, style, controversy, and drama, the FC crew debate if it can be marked as the best El Clasico ever. The guys answer your tweets on El Clasico, Barca's 'end of an era', Guardiola's shortcomings, and more. Monday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending... BARCELONA: Lionel Messi produced another outrageous performance as Barcelona beat Real Madrid to move top of La Liga, scoring his 500th goal for the club in stoppage time to seal a 3-2 win. - Messi required medical attention in Sunday's Clasico when a first-half clash with Marcelo left the Barcelona superstar bloodied. REAL MADRID: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos believes his red card was "excessive,"...
    Rooney has chance for a last hurrah to celebrate superb Man United career

    Rooney has chance for a last hurrah to celebrate superb Man United career


    Jose Mourinho made wholesale changes from their Europa League win against Anderlecht and leave Burnley with a 2-0 victory. Jose Mourinho made wholesale changes from their Europa League win against Anderlecht and leave Burnley with a 2-0 victory....

    Jose Mourinho made wholesale changes from their Europa League win against Anderlecht and leave Burnley with a 2-0 victory. Jose Mourinho made wholesale changes from their Europa League win against Anderlecht and leave Burnley with a 2-0 victory. Jose Mourinho says he's more focused on winning the Europa League title than placing fourth in the Premier League. Wayne Rooney made his 551st Manchester United appearance and scored his 251st goal for the club in a 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday. No player has scored more in United's 139 year history, while only five footballers have played more games for the club -- all of them, unlike Rooney, youth-team graduates. It was a good day for Rooney and it was a good day for United. Rivals Liverpool and Manchester City both lost. They'll both finish this season empty-handed, while United will make it three trophies...
    Tony Adams to offer Reo-Coker, Richardson summer Granada deals

    Tony Adams to offer Reo-Coker, Richardson summer Granada deals


    Arsenal legend Tony Adams is enthusiastic about shaking things up at his new club Granada, as he aims to keep them in La Liga. Granada head coach Tony Adams have revealed that former Premier League duo Nigel Reo-Coker and Kieran Richardson will be...

    Arsenal legend Tony Adams is enthusiastic about shaking things up at his new club Granada, as he aims to keep them in La Liga. Granada head coach Tony Adams have revealed that former Premier League duo Nigel Reo-Coker and Kieran Richardson will be offered contracts in the summer. The pair, who Adams brought in on trial, have been training since the former England captain took charge of the first team two weeks ago and have impressed enough to earn permanent deals. However they will not be offered contracts immediately, with the club's financial situation preventing the LaLiga strugglers from signing them. Adams told Sky...
    Ugo Ehiogu's widow to start charity in former defender's name

    Ugo Ehiogu's widow to start charity in former defender's name


    Before Tottenham's FA Cup semifinal with Chelsea, both clubs paid respect to the late Ugo Ehiogu. Spurs correspondent Dan Kilpatrick reveals how highly the club regarded youth coach Ugo Ehiogu after his death aged 44. The widow of Ugo Ehiogu has...

    Before Tottenham's FA Cup semifinal with Chelsea, both clubs paid respect to the late Ugo Ehiogu. Spurs correspondent Dan Kilpatrick reveals how highly the club regarded youth coach Ugo Ehiogu after his death aged 44. The widow of Ugo Ehiogu has set up a fundraising page in his memory following his death on Friday. The former England, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa defender died at the age of 44 after he collapsed at Tottenham's training centre on Thursday -- where he was working as the club's under-23s coach -- after suffering a cardiac arrest. Gemma Ehiogu started up a page on JustGiving on April 22 with a notional target of £1,000 to set up a charity in her husband's name and, by 6 p.m. on Monday evening,...

    Tactics Board: Is Paul Pogba rounding into form?


    Craig Burley believes Manchester United are starting to get their money's worth from Paul...

    Craig Burley believes Manchester United are starting to get their money's worth from Paul Pogba.
    Messi tops Player Power Rankings after winning <i>Clasico</i> for Barcelona

    Messi tops Player Power Rankings after winning Clasico for Barcelona


    Dan Thomas and Alejandro Moreno break down Lionel Messi and Barcelona's last-gasp victory over Real Madrid in El Clasico. Also receiving votes: Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina), Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Marco...

    Dan Thomas and Alejandro Moreno break down Lionel Messi and Barcelona's last-gasp victory over Real Madrid in El Clasico. Also receiving votes: Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina), Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Cedric Bakambu (Villarreal), Paulo Dybala (Juventus). Let us know what you think of the countdown by commenting below or on Twitter using #ESPNFCrankings. Follow @ESPNFC on Twitter to keep up with the latest football updates.

    Guardiola's first season a '5 out of 10'


    Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson assess Pep Guardiola's first season in charge at Manchester...

    Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson assess Pep Guardiola's first season in charge at Manchester City.

    Steres: It's just not good enough - Via Galaxy


    Daniel Steres says LA Galaxy need to look in the mirror after a 3-0 loss to Seattle at...

    Daniel Steres says LA Galaxy need to look in the mirror after a 3-0 loss to Seattle at home.
    Sheffield United looking to bring back Ched Evans - reports

    Sheffield United looking to bring back Ched Evans - reports


    Ched Evans last played for Sheffield United in 2012. Sheffield United are hoping to complete a deal to bring striker Ched Evans back to Bramall Lane, according to multiple reports. BBC Radio Sheffield and Sky Sports reported on Monday that the...

    Ched Evans last played for Sheffield United in 2012. Sheffield United are hoping to complete a deal to bring striker Ched Evans back to Bramall Lane, according to multiple reports. BBC Radio Sheffield and Sky Sports reported on Monday that the Chesterfield forward, 28, is expected to have a medical with the League One champions this week. The Blades declined to comment when contacted by Press Association Sport. Evans was released by United in the summer of 2012 after he was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman and sentenced to five years in...
    Emre Can: Liverpool must win last four games after Crystal Palace setback

    Emre Can: Liverpool must win last four games after Crystal Palace setback


    Janusz Michallik breaks down all four teams that are still in contention for the remaining Champions League spots. Stevie Nicol wavers on Liverpool's top four aspirations but thinks Man United's poor play could see them there by default....

    Janusz Michallik breaks down all four teams that are still in contention for the remaining Champions League spots. Stevie Nicol wavers on Liverpool's top four aspirations but thinks Man United's poor play could see them there by default. Jurgen Klopp was not frustrated about his former player Christian Benteke scoring, but rather Liverpool's defending vs. him. Liverpool midfielder Emre Can wants his side to take maximum points from their remaining matches in order to secure Champions League football, but says a helping hand from top-four rivals would not go amiss. Sunday's 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace, which Can blamed on "stupid" defending, was a blow to Liverpool's aspirations of returning to Europe's elite club competition. Liverpool Crystal Palace 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats The result opened the door for Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal, with matches in hand, to overtake them. City...
    Liverpool's premature celebration could prove costly in the top-four race

    Liverpool's premature celebration could prove costly in the top-four race


    Stevie Nicol wavers on Liverpool's top four aspirations but thinks Man United's poor play could see them there by default. Palace continue to fight strongly against relegation as a Christian Benteke brace led to victory over third-place...

    Stevie Nicol wavers on Liverpool's top four aspirations but thinks Man United's poor play could see them there by default. Palace continue to fight strongly against relegation as a Christian Benteke brace led to victory over third-place Liverpool. Palace continue to fight strongly against relegation as a Christian Benteke brace led to victory over third-place Liverpool. Janusz Michallik breaks down all four teams that are still in contention for the remaining Champions League spots. Christian Benteke says he respects his former club and chose to not show them up after scoring his goals. Nobody does self-congratulatory quite like modern day Liverpool FC, and after all of their big talking after back to back away wins at Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion, there was something almost inevitable about Sunday's depressing 2-1 home loss to Crystal Palace. As the visiting fans gleefully chanted "You must be sick of us," thousands of Liverpool supporters nodded in agreement. Palace have become a bogey side for Liverpool, and if they had been relegated this season -- until recently,...

    Puel: Chelsea are the best in the league


    Southampton manager Claude Puel believes it will be difficult for his team to win against...

    Southampton manager Claude Puel believes it will be difficult for his team to win against Chelsea.
    Michail Antonio: West Ham can push for Europe with summer signings

    Michail Antonio: West Ham can push for Europe with summer signings


    West Ham's Michail Antonio takes on ESPN's quick-fire questions. West Ham United midfielder Michail Antonio is an example of a player that is becoming increasingly rare in the Premier League: a late bloomer. Having spent his formative years at non- and...

    West Ham's Michail Antonio takes on ESPN's quick-fire questions. West Ham United midfielder Michail Antonio is an example of a player that is becoming increasingly rare in the Premier League: a late bloomer. Having spent his formative years at non- and lower-league level, the versatile winger finally got his chance in the top flight with West Ham United in 2015 and hasn't looked back. Since Antonio's £7 million move from Nottingham Forest, he has scored 17 goals in 52 Premier League starts. And, after rejecting a call-up from Jamaica, he has been called...
    Messi's <em>Clasico</em> for the ages

    Messi's Clasico for the ages


    Even if Barcelona lose out in La Liga, Lionel Messi's performance will live on. PLUS: Arsenal surprise us all in the FA Cup semifinal, Bayern stumble after their UCL exit and Inter Milan are in big trouble. Marcotti's Musings...

    Even if Barcelona lose out in La Liga, Lionel Messi's performance will live on. PLUS: Arsenal surprise us all in the FA Cup semifinal, Bayern stumble after their UCL exit and Inter Milan are in big trouble. Marcotti's Musings »
    Antonio Conte: I don't want Eden Hazard to be more selfish

    Antonio Conte: I don't want Eden Hazard to be more selfish


    LONDON -- Antonio Conte has rejected the suggestion that Eden Hazard could reach Lionel Messi's level if he became more selfish on...

    LONDON -- Antonio Conte has rejected the suggestion that Eden Hazard could reach Lionel Messi's level if he became more selfish on the
    Philipp Lahm: No time for sentiment ahead of Borussia Dortmund clash

    Philipp Lahm: No time for sentiment ahead of Borussia Dortmund clash


    Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has said now is not the time to be "sentimental" but wants to crown his playing career with a seventh...

    Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has said now is not the time to be "sentimental" but wants to crown his playing career with a seventh DFB
    Juan Mata: I could return for Man United before end of season

    Juan Mata: I could return for Man United before end of season


    Juan Mata has hinted that he could return to the Manchester United team before the end of the season. Mata underwent groin...

    Juan Mata has hinted that he could return to the Manchester United team before the end of the season. Mata underwent groin surgery
    Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos deserved Clasico red card - Gerard Pique

    Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos deserved Clasico red card - Gerard Pique


    Gerard Pique says there is no question Sergio Ramos deserved to be sent off as Barcelona beat Real Madrid in Sunday's Clasico,...

    Gerard Pique says there is no question Sergio Ramos deserved to be sent off as Barcelona beat Real Madrid in Sunday's Clasico, with
    Man United to battle Liverpool for Burnley's Michael Keane - sources

    Man United to battle Liverpool for Burnley's Michael Keane - sources


    Michael Keane is on Manchester United's radar ahead of Jose Mourinho's summer rebuild but they face the prospect of losing out to...

    Michael Keane is on Manchester United's radar ahead of Jose Mourinho's summer rebuild but they face the prospect of losing out to Liverpool,