Football

Taylor Twellman heaps praise on Zlatan’s hat trick, but he feels LAFC’s lack of a killer instinct in big games is proving costly. Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins SportsCenter to talk through his second career MLS hat trick and what makes him stand out from the rest of the league. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s dominance continued versus Carlos Vela’s
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ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens says Inter Milan are getting closer to acquiring Man United’s Romelu Lukaku and explains what that means for Mauro Icardi. Manchester United have rejected a £54 million bid from Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku, sources have told ESPN FC. United value Lukaku, who has four years left on his contract, between
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Lothar Matthaus believes Bayern Munich need a winger with qualities similar to that of Chelsea and USMNT midfielder Christian Pulisic. Christian Pulisic made his Chelsea debut in a 1-0 friendly loss to Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama, Japan on Friday.  Chelsea were second best against Kawasaki and the raucous home crowd got what they wanted when
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ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens says Inter Milan are getting closer to acquiring Man United’s Romelu Lukaku and explains what that means for Mauro Icardi. ESPN FC’s Ian Darke explains why Harry Maguire would be good business for Manchester United, even at Leicester’s £80 million valuation. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer addresses David De Gea’s contract situation and
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday that the unprecedented move to step in and jointly administer African football with the regional body CAF will “significantly improve” the sport on the continent. Infantino also brushed aside suggestions that there was widespread opposition to the move, which followed corruption allegations against CAF president Ahmad Ahmad. FIFA
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Former Arsenal forward Paul Mariner says Laurent Koscielny is putting his legacy with the Gunners at risk with his recent behaviour. Steve Nicol feels Laurent Koscielny doesn’t have enough leverage at Arsenal to be snubbing their preseason tour. Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner breaks down why Edu becoming Arsenal’s technical director will do the club
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Brian McBride reflects on the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and examines the tournament’s impact on the U.S. and Mexico. 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. The United States and Mexico will meet in a friendly at MetLife
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The FC crew make their predictions for where Dani Ceballos is headed after the Real Madrid midfielder posted a photo inside a London telephone booth. Rafael Nadal takes some time away from talking tennis to share his thoughts on Real Madrid and the success of their transfer window so far. Hector Herrera outlines why he
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With Antoine Griezmann’s move to Barcelona finally complete, Shaka Hislop explains the different ways he can be implemented into their attack. Julien Laurens says a cash-plus-players deal is the only way Barcelona can bring back Neymar from PSG, so which players could go the other way? ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden breaks down why he doesn’t
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