Sanchez, Mkhitaryan deal: Who gets the best of it?
Alexis Sanchez has finally left Arsenal but for Man United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. What should we make of this complex deal?
Why Mkhitaryan will erase fans' concerns
Some Arsenal fans are sceptical but here's five reasons why Henrikh Mkhitaryan can thrive following his move in the wake of Alexis Sanchez's exit.
Ogden: Sanchez brings superstar quality to Man United.
ESPN FC's Rob Dawson and Mark Ogden assess what Alexis Sanchez has to offer after sealing his move to Man United.
Nicol: Swansea brought Liverpool back to Earth.
After Liverpool's shock defeat at Swansea, Steve Nicol explains why defence remains a concern for his former side, despite the inclusion of Virgil Van Dijk.
Liverpool stunned as Swansea earn vital win
A poorly-defended set piece and a lack of ruthlessness up front cost Jurgen Klopp's side and gave Swansea a much-needed win.
Salah, Liverpool attack fail to click at Swans
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and the rest of Liverpool's attack struggled to get into a rhythm as they fell 1-0 to bottom-side Swansea.
Madrid's win buys struggling super club some time
Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a nasty injury in Real's 7-1 thrashing of Deportivo but the victory gives some hints as to how they can turn things around. PLUS: Will Anthony Martial fit at Man United moving forward?
United facing new De Gea fight?
Could Kepa Arrizabalaga's decision to sign a new Athletic Bilbao contract spell trouble for United? As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.
Premier League in 90 seconds: Alexis Sanchez's United photo shoot.
The Exploding Heads take you through all of the happenings from the Premier League weekend, conveniently packaged in 90 seconds (plus stoppages).
Transfer Rater: Hazard to Real Madrid? Fred to Man City?
ESPN FC's Craig Burley sorts through potential moves for Eden Hazard, Fred, Marko Arnautovic and more in Transfer Rater.
Transfer Talk LIVE: United facing new De Gea fight?
Could Kepa Arrizabalaga's decision to sign a new Athletic Bilbao contract spell trouble for Man United's hopes of keeping David De Gea? As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.
Transfer Rater: Barnes to Chelsea
Ashley Barnes to Chelsea and Islam Slimani to Monaco are two of the day's transfer rumours, according to Football Whispers.
Barco a coup for Atlanta and MLS
In his brief career, Argentine teenager Ezequiel Barco already has shown he has the skills, adaptability and temperament to be a superstar.
WATCH: ESPN FC's Herc Gomez pranks Giovani dos Santos.
Watch as ESPN FC's Herculez Gomez fools LA Galaxy and Mexico star Giovani dos Santos into thinking they are doing an interview in English live on SportsCenter.
Crew's Higuain: Relocation can be dangerous
Columbus Crew SC Federico Higuain says "someone could die" if a club tried to change cities in his native Argentina.
Burley: Sanchez to United is a win-win for both teams.
With the Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap confirmed, Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes break down the deal from both sides.
Signing announcements are a big deal
The way in which Manchester United announce new player arrivals has changed dramatically. Now, it's a show in itself.
Sanchez another to play for Mourinho, Guardiola
Alexis Sanchez follows in the footsteps of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Arjen Robben and others; how did his predecessors fare?
Costa lifts Juventus within one point of top
Douglas Costa scored the only goal as Juventus closed to within a point of Serie A leaders Napoli following a workmanlike 1-0 victory over Genoa.
Aguero's hat trick tops Power Rankings
ESPN FC's global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. Manchester City talisman Sergio Aguero netted a hat trick to top our list.
Howard: No 'systematic problems' in the U.S.
Tim Howard doesn't think the problems with the U.S. team run deep, while adding that he thought former manager Bruce Arena did "a great job."
Morris keen to become leader for USMNT.
Jordan Morris discusses what it's like taking on the role of leader and mentor for the U.S. national team in January camp.
U.S. Soccer faces club's antitrust complaint
The U.S. Soccer Federation and Sunil Gulati face a criminal antitrust complaint filed with the DOJ by an attorney working for an Oregon youth club.
Ceballos yet to shine in Madrid
With Real Madrid in disarray, Dani Ceballos has found opportunities limited since his summer signing, but his time will soon come.
Ronaldo uses phone to check head wound
Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't wait to get to a mirror to check the severity of the head injury he suffered during Real's win over Deportivo.
Takeaways from Real Madrid's rout of Deportivo.
Despite hitting Deportivo for seven, Paul Mariner delves into the weaknesses that could still come back to bite Real Madrid moving forward.
Where can Sanchez walk his dogs?
Alexis Sanchez and his pet dogs are heading to Man United. Here's a guide for the Chilean as he looks to find the best place to walk his pooches.
Zlatan completes back tattoo
Finding himself with an excess of down time recently, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has spent it in exactly the way you'd expect Zlatan Ibrahimovic to.
Bale: Watching golf beats football
Gareth Bale scored twice in Real Madrid's 7-1 trouncing of Deportivo la Coruna -- then admitted he's not really much of a football fan.
Chelsea, Aguero rise above transfer talk
Chelsea displayed their attacking brilliance, Sergio Aguero reminded us Man City have plenty of firepower and Anthony Martial showed some fight.
Aguero, Hazard lead Team of the Weekend
Sergio Aguero's hat trick against Newcastle and Eden Hazard's brace vs. Brighton earned each a spot on the Team of the Weekend. Who else made the cut?
Mariner: Silva sacking smacks of unprofessionalism.
Paul Mariner examines Watford's decision to sack Marco Silva as a result of the fallout from Everton's approach for the manager.
Ertz scores USWNT winner as husband heads to Super Bowl.
Julie Ertz chats with ESPN after scoring the winning goal for the USWNT against Denmark and finding out her husband is going to the Super Bowl with the Eagles.
Pugh powers U.S. women to 5-1 win in 2018 opener
U.S. coach Jill Ellis hasn't been shy about her youth movement and bringing in new talent to build for the future. Behind Mallory Pugh's two goals and assist Sunday in the U.S. women's first game of 2018, Ellis' plan couldn't have looked better.
United States 5-1 Denmark: USWNT open 2018 in style.
The United States fell behind early against Denmark, but Mallory Pugh led the charge as they came from behind to beat the 2017 UEFA Women's Euro runners-up.
Arsenal shortchanged in Sanchez swap deal
Arsenal aren't getting the best deal in the Alexis Sanchez-Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap, purely because the Chilean is a one-of-a-kind player.
Arsenal ready for life after Alexis Sanchez
With Alexis Sanchez nowhere to be found, Arsenal turned in their best attacking performance of the season in a stylish 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.
Creative Monreal cameo sets up big win
Nacho Monreal was superb in his brief time on the pitch before succumbing to an apparent injury, as Arsenal scored early and often vs. Crystal Palace.
How Southampton disrupted Spurs at St. Mary's.
Paul Mariner explains why Christen Eriksen's absence played a big role in Tottenham's draw at relegation-threatened Southampton.
Spurs a different prospect without Eriksen
Christian Eriksen's importance to Tottenham was underlined on Sunday as they stumbled to a 1-1 draw at Southampton in the Dane's absence.
Spurs, Southampton settle for draw
Harry Kane managed his 99th Premier League goal but Tottenham were forced to settle for a frustrating 1-1 draw at Southampton.
Should Schelotto have had a penalty?
Peter Walton, Stewart Robson and Alison Bender discuss Ezequiel Schelotto's penalty appeals against Chelsea and ask if Jonathan Moss made a mistake.
Hazard superb, Chelsea thrash Brighton
Eden Hazard ended Chelsea's recent barren spell with a brace in a 4-0 win over Brighton. But the Blues had some good fortune to thank for the win.
Hazard 9/10 in Chelsea romp over Brighton
Injuries, illness and suspensions forced Antonio Conte's hand in team selection, but Eden Hazard and Chelsea took control early away against Brighton.
Lyon 2-1 PSG: Memphis Depay scores stunner in final minute.
All three goals in PSG-Lyon were world-class though none was more important than Memphis Depay's wonder goal in the final minute of stoppage time to give Lyon the win.
Alves, Kurzawa to blame for PSG's loss
PSG's lead at the top of Ligue 1 has been cut to eight points after a 2-1 loss at Lyon, with both of Unai Emery's full-backs turning in poor displays.
Lyon stun Paris Saint-Germain
An early goal from Nabil Fekir and last-gasp stunner from Memphis Depay helped second-place Lyon to a big victory over the Ligue 1 leaders. The result closes PSG's lead atop the table to eight points.
Lack of playing time still plagues Chicharito
Javier Hernandez scored his first goal since October, but he, like many of Mexico's European legion, is suffering from a lack of meaningful minutes.
Mexico to host Scotland in pre-World Cup friendly
Mexico is set to play Scotland on June 2 in Estadio Azteca in El Tri's farewell match ahead of the World Cup in Russia.
Martin, Montes nearing national team returns?
Mexico Hot List: Liga MX stars Henry Martin and Luis Montes pushing for returns to the national team, Raul Gudino struggling for time in Cyprus.
Barca's second-half surges are key
Barcelona have a knack for scoring late goals and turning losing positions into victories. It's one reason they're leading La Liga.
Suarez: Fans are 'privileged' to watch Messi
Luis Suarez says we should feel privileged to watch Lionel Messi after the duo masterminded Barcelona's 5-0 win against Real Betis on Sunday.
Mariner: Rakitic orchestrated Barca's win at Betis.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored twice in Barcelona's 5-0 win at Real Betis, but Paul Mariner says it was Ivan Rakitic who pulled the strings.
Heynckes 'confused' by Schalke's reaction to Goretzka.
Bayern Munich's Jupp Heynckes admits he's disappointed in Schalke after suggesting Leon Goretzka may have to sit out the rest of the season before joining Bayern.
Heynckes revitalises James at Bayern
Facing an uncertain future after Carlo Ancelotti's exit, James Rodriguez has become a mainstay for treble-seeking Jupp Heynckes at Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski, Muller torment Werder
Bayern made it 15 straight over Werder Bremen as strike tandem Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller combined for all four goals in a 4-2 win.
Hating on Barca, Real vs. PSG and more.
The guys respond to your tweets about Barcelona, the Real-PSG Champions League showdown, Premier League scenarios and predictions for the 2018 MLS season.
USSF presidential candidates answer ESPN's questions
The United States Soccer Federation presidential election takes place on Feb. 10. Before that, ESPN FC asked a series of questions to the candidates.
Robson: Centre forward most important in Conte teams.
Stewart Robson analyzes Chelsea's performance against Brighton, highlighting exactly why the centre forward position is so important for Antonio Conte.
Burley's Tactical Analysis: The good and bad for Man City.
Craig Burley breaks down the highs and lows of Manchester City's return to winning ways against Newcastle.
Burley's Tactical Analysis: Shape change helps Chelsea.
Craig Burley details how a formation adjustment helped Antonio Conte and Chelsea get back on track against Brighton.
Donovan: Star or Flop for Leon?
Landon Donovan's surprising move to Liga MX garnered quite a reaction. Our Liga MX correspondents assess the 35-year-old's chances at Leon.
Liga MX 101: The terms you need to know
Do you know your Clausuras from your Aperturas? Your Clasico Regio from your Clasico Tapatio? Tom Marshall gives you the lowdown to help you become a superfan.
Tijuana turning it around quickly under Cocca
After a disappointing Apertura, Tijuana are off to a positive start and looking up again thanks to new boss Diego Cocca and a more pragmatic approach.
Aguero stays ruthless vs. Newcastle
Sergio Aguero has a habit of tormenting Newcastle, and he continued the trend on Saturday, scoring a hat trick in Manchester City's 3-1 win.
Aguero's perfect hat trick carries City to win over Newcastle
Pep Guardiola's side returned to winning ways thanks to a superb Sergio Aguero hat trick. The Argentina international headed in the opener, scored the second from the spot before adding a left-footed third from inside the box.
Normal service is resumed as Manchester City beat Newcastle United 3-1 to stay 12 points clear. Sergio Aguero's place could have been under pressure had City gone through with trying to sign Alexis Sanchez. He showed his value today with a perfect hat trick.
Serie A: Inter, Roma draw; Napoli stay top
Internazionale and Roma played to a 1-1 draw; AC Milan won and Napoli moved four points clear at the summit with a 1-0 over Atalanta in Bergamo.
Juve need more goals from Higuain
As Juventus return from the winter break, it's still apparent that they need Gonzalo Higuain to score more goals if they are to reach their potential.
Has Dybala's stock fallen at Juventus?
ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol feels Paulo Dybala needs to leave Juve in order to rekindle his form of old, but is a move to Real Madrid in the cards?
Atletico defence breaks vs. Girona
After Diego Simeone's baffling decision to pull Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann, errors in defence allow Girona to earn a 1-1 draw.
Barca not distracting Griezmann - Simeone
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone defended his players and his substitutions after a late defensive slip in Saturday afternoon's 1-1 La Liga draw.
It's good to have Diego Costa back
Diego Costa's stunning return to action, full of goals, action and yellow cards, has been sorely missed at Atletico. It has been missed in Spain, too.
Libertadores begins with clubs full of hope
The 2018 Copa Libertadores opens this week with a mixture of long-time teams and newcomers hoping to upend the year-long tournament.
Bradley talks LAFC's draft, preparations for first season.
Bob Bradley discusses what it's been like putting a team together from scratch for the second time in MLS as LAFC continue preparing for their inaugural season.
Clubs that helped themselves in MLS SuperDraft
The first day of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft was chock full of trades. So who left Philadelphia with a stronger squad?
Barco cements Atlanta as MLS' most ambitious
Atlanta United's signing of Ezequiel Barco set a new standard in MLS, and proved once again the club isn't afraid to spend big on its road to success.
WATCH: Chandler scores first Bundesliga goal since 2015.
American international Timothy Chandler doubled Eintracht Frankfurt's lead over Wolfsburg with his first league goal in nearly three years.
Teenage sensation Sancho shines in Dortmund draw
Borussia Dortmund looked below average in Friday's 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin, but 17-year-old Jadon Sancho shone brightly.
Dortmund's Kagawa salvages draw in Berlin
Shinji Kagawa rescued a point for Borussia Dortmund as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.
Gap between rich clubs and rivals must be addressed
The gap between rich clubs (Man Utd, Real Madrid) and smaller clubs is only widening. Will football have the stomach to fix the problem?
Ronaldinho officially retires from football.
The ESPN FC crew look back on Ronaldinho's legendary career and persona on and off the pitch after the Brazilian officially announced his retirement.
Celebrate Ronaldinho, don't lament 'what ifs'
There's been a tendency to reduce Ronaldinho's career to a bunch of "what ifs." Forget that: Fire up your computer, dig a ball out and dare to dream.
Ronaldinho's legacy: What might have been?
Ronaldinho has officially quit professional football. But did he really fulfill his true potential? Tim Vickery looks back at his career.
Exclusive: Anderson talks to ESPN FC
"I had a great time [at Man United]. I was very happy. Some people were jealous, but I won everything. My numbers don't lie."
The January transfer window is open; here are all the completed deals.
The 19-year-old discusses the U.S.' World Cup failure, his development at Borussia Dortmund and his future.
The world's top soccer players, ranked by position.
We select the best players under 21 who are primed to rule the football galaxy.
You know the kind of player who just divides opinion wherever he goes? Well, ESPN FC has picked out seven of the best.
Andrea Pirlo, football's undisputed King of Cool, has officially retired. So who will take over the mantle? We pick four compelling candidates.
Cristiano Ronaldo isn't just one of the greatest on the pitch; he's the G.O.A.T. off it, too. Take a trip inside the mad world of CR7's brands.
MLS Rivalry Week is full of contentious clashes. Here are some of the best in unique video game format. Ready ... FIGHT!
ESPN FC's network of journalists and correspondents have sat down with some of the biggest stars in world football for exclusive interviews this summer.
In November 2016, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has us buzzing, and it got us thinking: Who are football's rogues and who would they play in the Star Wars universe?
Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Results and scores from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Updated tables from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
New stars replace old in the Premier League. Gabriel Jesus, Paul Pogba and Alexandre Lacazette have been bought at great expense over the past year and are capable of big things.
The new Premier League season is here and, along with several new faces including Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette, come a fresh batch of new kits.
There's no bigger game than Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. Over the years, some of the world's best have graced El Clasico, scoring some spectacular goals along the way.
Who wields the most influence in the world game, those men and women who have some combination of money, authority and power to shape the sport?
The summer transfer window (open from July 1 to 11 p.m. GMT on Aug. 31) is always a volatile and exciting time for clubs, players, agents and fans alike. Here's what happens.