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Tottenham need FA Cup win but Mourinho wants it more

Mauricio Pochettino should stop talking down the FA Cup. Spurs have a 10 year trophy drought but serial winners like Jose Mourinho prove that winning a cup can spark more success.

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Who starts for Jose Mourinho on Saturday?

After the Bournemouth win, the FC panel talk who's in line to make the squad for Manchester United's FA Cup semifinal against Spurs.


Pogba, Man United respond to Mourinho criticism

With their under-scrutiny midfielder impressing, much-changed Man United got a confidence boost ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semifinal vs. Tottenham.

Pogba and Herrera land 9/10s for United

Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera dictated play for Manchester United, as one would expect them to at their best. But Luke Shaw looked rusty.

WATCH: Mourinho on Pogba's performance.

Jose Mourinho was asked to rate Paul Pogba and respond to Paul Scholes' scathing criticism of the Frenchman after the West Brom match.


Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United: "B" squad does just fine.


Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United: "B" squad does just fine.


Romelu Lukaku makes it 2-0.


Lingard and Smalling connect for United's first.


WATCH: Mourinho on Pogba's performance.


Who starts for Jose Mourinho on Saturday?


Wilson: I wouldn't dive with an open goal in front of me.



Transfer rumours

Transfer Talk: Liverpool join hunt for Wolves' Neves

The transfer dominoes could fall if Liverpool move for Ruben Neves and the newly promoted Wolves want Jack Wilshere. Transfer Talk has the latest.

Transfer Rater: Eriksen to Barcelona

Christian Eriksen to Barcelona and Jack Wilshere to Wolves are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.

Tierney to replace Shaw at United?

Scouting Spotlight looks at a potential replacement for Luke Shaw at Man United and two young Germans who could be on the move to England.

Chelsea job harder than Burnley - Conte

Antonio Conte praised the "great job" that Sean Dyche is doing with Burnley this season, but said it's harder to manage a top club like Chelsea.

Morata, Giroud and Chelsea's scoring problem

Chelsea have found the net just 57 times in 33 games this season, with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud failing to fully convince.

WATCH: Conte's wife calls during press conference.


Conte warns of Manchester City domination.


WATCH: Conte's wife calls during press conference.


Dyche: Improving a club takes more than results.


Moreno: Toronto looked like they didn't belong.


Toronto must discover ruthless streak

After missing chances in the first leg, Toronto must now score two goals at minimum, something no team has done to Chivas in this tournament.

Chivas' attacking endeavor surprises Toronto FC

After delivering a gritty performance to get past NYRB in the previous round, no one expected Chivas to stun Toronto like it did on Tuesday night.

Zidane: Real Madrid don't listen to you guys.


Madrid trip wasn't special - ex-Real target Kepa

Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga, a former Real Madrid target, didn't feel "anything special" when playing at the Bernabeu for the first time.

Real Madrid's Ronaldo equals scoring record

Madrid face Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinal with Ronaldo having scored in his last 12 matches.

Real Madrid 1-1 Athletic Bilbao: Ronaldo saves Real.



Extra Time: Man United, Bayern Munich, "snobby" Man City.


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City2City: Carli Lloyd visits Chicago super fan - Via Man City.


Conte warns of Manchester City domination.


PSG have given Neymar too long a leash.


Do UEFA referees favour Real Madrid?


Premier League

Premier League winter break plan not fit for purpose

A mid-season break is long overdue in England, but the current proposals are deeply flawed and nothing more than a lame attempt at ticking a box.

Premier League winter break: How it could work

The Premier League in February confirmed it is open to the idea of introducing a winter break, and reports suggest it could be announced soon.

Premier League: What is still at stake?

Manchester City have wrapped up the Premier League title with a month to spare, but what else has yet to be decided?

Premier League Highlights

Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United: "B" squad does just fine.


Brighton 1-1 Tottenham: Albion nick valuable point.


Prem: Top goals of Week 34.


Prem: Top saves of Week 34.


Prem: 29 goals in 90 seconds.


WATCH: Manchester City's top goals of the season.


Premier League

Neymar: Salah, De Bruyne & Hazard among World Cup stars.


PFA Team of the Year - alternative XI

The PFA Premier League team of the year is out. But which players can consider themselves unlucky not to have made the final XI?

VOTE: Do you agree with PFA Team of the Year?

Manchester City dominated the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League team of the year, but do you agree?

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Liverpool gearing towards a title challenge

Liverpool are fighting for second place as they look to lay down a marker ahead of a potential title challenge next season.

Liverpool reveal 2018-19 home kit

Following the success of this season's kit, which honoured the club's 125th anniversary, Liverpool have decided to retain the retro look.

Are Salah, Firmino and Mane Liverpool's best-ever front three?

Liverpool's front three of Salah, Firmino and Mane have no historical equal statistically, but silverware can end the 'best-ever' argument for good.

Italian Serie A

Gab Marcotti recaps a wild day in Serie A.


Sturaro 4/10 as Juve's title bid stumbles

Juve let two important points slip ahead of their clash against Napoli on Sunday, with Stefano Sturaro typifying the Bianconeri's lax attitude.

Biglia 7/10, Suso 5/10 as Milan draw Torino

Lucas Biglia and Leonardo Bonucci earned Milan's top marks with 7/10s against Torino but it wasn't enough in a crippling draw for the Rossoneri.

No La Masia stars in Barcelona lineup

After Barcelona included no La Masia graduates in their side for the 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo, here's a look at when that last happened, 16 years ago.

Mina, Gomes look out of their depth

Barcelona were fortunate to leave Balaidos with a point after Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes turned in sub-par performances for the La Liga leaders.

Does Barcelona's unbeaten streak mean anything?


Celta Vigo 2-2 Barcelona: Aspas to the rescue.


Does Barcelona's unbeaten streak mean anything?


The Toe Poke

WATCH: Conte's wife calls during press conference.

Antonio Conte was embarrassed in front of a room full of journalists as a phone call from his wife interrupted his press conference.


Salah beats Ronaldo to Champions League award

Mohamed Salah has another award to celebrate this season -- the Champions League Goal of the Week for his strike against Manchester City.

Inter Milan use Instagram handles on shirt

When Inter Milan played Cagliari on Tuesday night, fans were quick to spot something slightly amiss with their kit.

international champions cup

ICC includes Madrid, Barca, Manchester clubs, Liverpool

The International Champions Cup announced its full 2018 schedule, featuring games like Real Madrid-Man United and Man United-Liverpool.

Man Utd-Liverpool, Madrid-Juve among the biggest games

The International Champions Cup is back for 2018 and will see the game's top teams face off in preseason. Here are six must-see games.

WATCH: Stars heap praise on International Champions Cup.

Luis Garcia, Michael Essien and many more former stars heap praise on the ICC tournament and how it prepares for the long season ahead.


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MLS: 34 goals in 90 seconds.

From NYCFC's rout of RSL to Darwin Quintero's debut goal, check out all the goals from the seventh round of MLS action.


Power Rankings: Portland Timbers on rise

While the top four teams remain unchanged in the Power Rankings, the Portland Timbers moved up six spots after notching their first victory.

Atlanta 2-2 NYCFC: Barco makes debut - Via MLS.

Ezequiel Barco came off the bench to make his MLS debut, and David Villa scored career goal No. 399 as Atlanta and NYCFC split the points.


Manchester City


Big spending Man City have managerial nous too

Pep Guardiola's critics are obsessed about his spending power and it's an insult to suggest his success is purely down to money.

Man City's title win down to chemistry

While Manchester City relied on individual stars in past title runs, coach Pep Guardiola has created a power this season through team cohesion.

Is there more to come from Manchester City?

ESPN's Mark Ogden and Jonathan Smith discuss whether Pep Guardiola can break even more league records after Manchester City won the Premier League.


Muller, Lewandowski on fire for Bayern

Bayern brushed aside Leverkusen with top-shelf goalkeeping by Sven Ulreich and a relentless attack led by Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller.

Kovac to face future club Bayern in DFB Pokal final

Eintracht Frankfurt edged Schalke 1-0 away on Wednesday to book their place in the DFB Pokal final against Bayern Munich.

Bailey's rise to the top

Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey has been one of the Bundesliga's breakout stars this season. Here are five things to know about the 20-year-old.

Bayer Leverkusen 2-6 Bayern Munich: Muller hat trick.


Muller completes his hat trick for Bayern.


WATCH: Bailey bends in a beauty for Leverkusen.


Muller's second puts Bayern another step closer to final.


Thiago's precise finish puts Bayern up four.


Muller makes it three for Bayern.


Bender gets one back for Leverkusen.


Lewandowski doubles Bayern's advantage.


Kane sluggish as Brighton hold on for draw

Harry Kane didn't look his usual self but Spurs moved eight points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea; Brighton went eight clear of the relegation zone.

Aurier's missteps continue as Spurs stumble

A heavily rotated Tottenham had to settle for a draw from their trip to Brighton, as Serge Aurier gave away his third penalty of the season.

Kane explains Spurs' attacking adjustment in Brighton draw.

Harry Kane breaks down how a tactical switch in the second half helped him get on the ball more and score in Tottenham's draw at Brighton.


Brighton 1-1 Tottenham: Albion nick valuable point.


Brighton 1-1 Tottenham: Albion nick valuable point.


Gross immediately equalizes for Brighton with penalty kick.


Kane fires Tottenham ahead.


Pochettino: I'm never happy to draw.




All or nothing for Wenger and Arsenal

Winning the Europa League would save Arsenal's season and allow Arsene Wenger the perfect chance to say goodbye on a happy note.

Arsenal's season defined by away struggles

Arsenal's decline has been fueled by their worst away-game runs since 1984 and Arsene Wenger appears to have no clue how to stop it.

Wenger must go for Arsenal to compete

If anyone thinks Arsene Wenger can turn the clock back to Arsenal's Invincible days, they are living in fantasy land. He has to go this summer.

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Last Train to Russia: Kazan.


Baggio's penalty, Poll's card trick in World Cup bloopers

Roberto Baggio's penalty, Graham Poll's three-card trick and Rene Higuita's walkabout feature in Nick Miller's World Cup Top Tenner of bloopers.

The long-lasting impact of America's Copa Centenario

Even though the United States is sitting out this World Cup, the Copa Centenario games on U.S. soil helped South American teams tremendously.



EXCLUSIVE: Marquez opens up about World Cup hopes.

Mexican legend Rafa Marquez sits down with ESPN to discuss his lengthy career and the possibility of playing in a fifth World Cup before retiring.


Herrera, Lozano shine among Mexico's Europeos

Looking back at the past week, Mexican soccer fans can revel in Hector Herrera's match-winner for Porto and Hirving Lozano's triumph with PSV.



Neymar positive on World Cup fitness.

Following the first surgery of his career, Neymar is positive he will be in good shape for the start of the World Cup in June.


Naldo deserves Brazil World Cup call

Naldo is one of the Bundesliga's greatest-ever imports, and he could yet be heading to the World Cup finals with Brazil.

Pele: Brazil have the best individual players.

Brazil legend Pele feels Tite will have challenging few months ahead of him in terms of assembling the best XI as the Selecao aim to reach the World Cup final.


English League Championship

Who are newly promoted Wolves?

Wolverhampton Wanderers swept to Premier League promotion at a canter, but just how will they fare in England's top flight? We take a look.

Fulham's Sessegnon sweeps EFL awards

Ryan Sessegnon swept the board at the EFL Awards after a stunning season with Fulham.

Wolves 2-0 Birmingham City: One point from title.

Wolverhampton need just one point from their remaining three matches to clinch the Championship League title.


Liga MX


Power Rankings: Toluca keeps top spot, Tigres No. 2

Toluca rebounded from their Copa MX defeat to beat Morelia, retain their Liga MX lead and also top spot in the Power Rankings for Week 15.

America, Tigres, fail to clinch as relegation still open

Club America and Tigres missed their chances to secure playoff spots as the postseason picture -- including relegation -- is still wide open.

Would LA Galaxy be good enough to win the Liga MX title?


Europa League

Wenger: Atleti are UEL favourites.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that his focus is on the Europa League for this season ahead of a tough semi final against Atletico Madrid.


Police declare Atletico-Arsenal game 'high risk'

Around 3,000 Arsenal fans are expected to travel to the Spanish capital for second leg on May 3.

MLS Highlights

MLS: 34 goals in 90 seconds.


New England 0-1 FC Dallas: Dallas remain unbeaten - Via MLS.


New York 3-1 Montreal: Red Bulls bounce back - Via MLS.


San Jose 2-2 Houston: San Jose net late equalizer.


Highlights | POR 1-0 MIN - Via MLS.


Vancouver 0-2 LAFC: Vela & Rossi lead the way - Via MLS.


Philadelphia 0-2 Orlando City: Lions make it 3 straight.


UEFA Champions League

Marcotti reveals Roma's weakness vs. Liverpool.


Are Real Madrid underdogs against Bayern?

The FC crew are split on whether Bayern Munich or Real Madrid is the likelier side to prevail in their Champions League semifinal tie.


Who will go through in UCL/UEL?

With the draws made for the semifinals in the Champions League and Europa League, here's a look at how the big games will pan out.

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