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Why Salah scooped PFA award ahead of De Bruyne

Mohamed Salah edged out Kevin De Bruyne to win the PFA Player of the Year award -- but was it the right choice?

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Salah worthy over De Bruyne for PFA prize?

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is the 2017-18 PFA Player of the Year over Man City's Kevin De Bruyne. ESPN FC's bloggers which player's case was strongest for the award.

PFA Player of the Year award belongs to Salah.

Steve Nicol and Alejandro Moreno sing the praises of Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool star was named the PFA Player of the Year.


English Premier League

Weekend review: Spurs fall short, De Bruyne's super strike

The weekend review has praise for Paul Pogba and Danny Ings, while it was a case of "same old Tottenham".

Prem Team of the Weekend: Week 35.

The ESPN FC crew debate their selections for the best XI from Week 35 in the Premier League.


Arsenal, De Bruyne lead Prem TOTW

Four Arsenal stars made it in our Premier League team of the weekend, including Arsene Wenger on the touchline. Who else makes the cut?


Transfer rumours

Transfer Talk: Martial ready to quit Man United

Anthony Martial's days at Manchester United may be numbered, but Paul Pogba is not counting down to anything himself. Transfer Talk has the latest.

Transfer Rater: Richarlison to Man United

Richarlison to Manchester United and Layvin Kurzawa to Chelsea are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.

Dortmund keen to sign Chelsea's Batshuayi

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed the club's interest in signing Michy Batshuayi.

Wenger reception shows relationship with fans is broken

It should have been a celebration of Arsene Wenger's tenure, but it was just another Sunday morning in North London and it was weird.

Arsenal need late show as Wenger's long goodbye begins

Arsenal's 4-1 win over West Ham saw fans given their first chance to say goodbye to Arsene Wenger. But the club only kicked into gear late on.

WATCH: Wenger talks Emirates reception & life after Arsenal.


Arsenal 4-1 West Ham: Gunners pull away late.


Arsenal 4-1 West Ham: Gunners pull away late.


Lacazette quickly doubles up and makes it four for Arsenal.


Lacazette smashes in Arsenal's third.


Ramsey's cross-shot restores Arsenal's lead.


Arnautovic's powerful strike brings West Ham level.


Monreal volleys home Xhaka's corner for Arsenal's opener.


Premier League Highlights

Man City 5-0 Swansea City: Champions keep rolling.


Arsenal 4-1 West Ham: Gunners pull away late.


Arnautovic's powerful strike brings West Ham level.


West Brom 2-2 Liverpool: Salah equals record.


Burnley 1-2 Chelsea: Chelsea five points from 4th.


Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace: Eagles nab valuable point.


Leicester City 0-0 Southampton: Spoils shared.


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


Brighton 1-1 Tottenham: Hosts earn valuable point.


Prem: Top goals of Week 34.


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


Major League Soccer

MLS Power Rankings: Atlanta at the top

Atlanta United took down a surging LA Galaxy away from home, while New York City FC's unbeaten start to the season ended in Portland.

Seattle beats Minnesota for first win of season

The Seattle Sounders rode two first-half goals to a much-needed 3-1 win against Minnesota United at CenturyLink Field on Sunday afternoon.

Atlanta beat Galaxy, Zlatan plays 90 minutes

Josef Martinez scored a first-half goal, Miguel Almiron converted a penalty, and Atlanta kept Ibrahimovic off the scoreboard.

MLS highlights

MLS: 46 goals in 90 seconds.


Portland 3-0 NYCFC: Timbers rout MLS leaders.


Seattle 3-1 Minnesota: Sounders winless no more.


LA Galaxy 0-2 Atlanta: Five Stripes prevail - Via MLS.


RSL 3-0 Colorado: Late surge lifts RSL - Via MLS.


Montreal 3-5 LAFC: Impact implode - Via MLS.


FC Dallas 2-0 Philadelphia: Dallas remain unbeaten - Via MLS.


Orlando City 3-2 San Jose: Lions hold off the Quakes - Via MLS.


Sporting KC 6-0 Vancouver: SKC thrash 9-man Whitecaps - Via MLS.


Houston 5-1 Toronto: Dynamo rout TFC reserves - Via MLS.


Liverpool primed for difficult Roma test

Liverpool exploited the role of underdog against Manchester City to perfection. Tuesday against Roma will be a different kind of challenge.

How Liverpool's back line is shaping up ahead of Roma.

ESPN FC's Craig Burley delves into Liverpool's defensive structure against West Brom and how Mo Salah & Co. will come together against Roma.


Liverpool's '84 scouting report on Roma

Liverpool CEO Peter Moore delved into the past to look at the club's scouting report of Roma for the 1984 European Cup final, and it's enlightening.

Ancelotti: Roma can get revenge for '84 final defeat.

Carlo Ancelotti believes AS Roma will look to avenge their 1984 European Cup final defeat ahead of their Champions League semifinal versus Liverpool.


Have Napoli turned the tide in the Serie A title race?


Napoli beat Juve to make a true Serie A title race

If Napoli go on to win a historic Serie A title, Sunday night's dramatic injury-time win over Juventus will be that turning point.

Dybala 4/10 as Napoli reel in Juve

Juventus took a reactive approach and struggled to hold off Napoli's press before surrendering in the final minutes. Now the title race is on.

Juventus vs Napoli.


Serie A Title Race round-up: Week 34.


Sarri: Thanks to Napoli Serie A is the only league with open title race.


Have Napoli turned the tide in the Serie A title race?


How Chelsea need to improve for the FA Cup final.


Giroud the hero as Chelsea book FA Cup final spot

Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata took their chances against a wasteful Southampton side to book the Blues' spot in the FA Cup final.

Giroud, Morata prove their worth up front

Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata each scored, providing Chelsea with timely goals from the front in the FA Cup semifinal win over Southampton.

Chelsea 2-0 Southampton: Blues onto the final.


Southampton unhappy with match officials after Chelsea defeat.


How Chelsea need to improve for the FA Cup final.


Man City on course to set records with Swansea rout

Man City didn't let up against Swansea and showed their determination to shatter Premier League records with a sumptuous 5-0 victory.

Many deserving of De Bruyne's man of the match

Kevin De Bruyne was awarded the man-of-the-match award, but so many of his Man City teammates could've lifted it in a 5-0 win over Swansea.

100 goals, points in sight as City thrash Swansea

Goals from David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus sealed victory and left City 16 points clear.

Man City 5-0 Swansea City: Champions keep rolling.


Man City 5-0 Swansea City: Champions keep rolling.


Yaya Toure & Gabriel Jesus combine for Man City's fifth.


Bernardo Silva rebound tacks on a fourth for Man City.


WATCH: De Bruyne thunderbolt makes it 3-0 Man City.


Sterling taps in after another sweeping Man City passing sequence.


David Silva finishes off slick move to put Man City ahead.


Tottenham Hotspur


Why Tottenham can't get the job done in big games.


Pochettino struggling to rid Tottenham of nearly men tag

Mauricio Pochettino might have got his team selection wrong but his inability to instil a winning mentality at Tottenham is the real problem.

Tottenham approaching a crossroads

Tottenham have tons of talent but nothing tangible to show for it. As such, Mauricio Pochettino & Co. are approaching a critical junction.

Manchester United


Man United win over Spurs a tale of 2 managers.


Sanchez delivers, Man United reach FA Cup final

After going down early, Man United and partifulary Alexis Sanchez rose to the occasion against Tottenham and now sit one step from FA Cup glory.

Herrera 9/10, Sanchez 8/10 in cup win over Spurs

Ander Herrera was the best of a strong bunch as Man United beat Tottenham with Alexis Sanchez and Phil Jones also impressing.

Why Bayern can beat Real Madrid this time

Here are six reasons why the newly crowned German champions are better placed to reach the final this time around against Real Madrid.

Bayern warm up for Real with easy Hannover win.

Robert Lewandowski's 150th career goal in all comps for Bayern punctuated a straightforward 3-0 victory over Hannover at the HDI-Arena.


Marcotti: Battle of heavyweights in UCL semis.

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti breaks down the Champions League semifinal draw which sees Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid and Liverpool vs. AS Roma.


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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.

Premier League

Allardyce happy to be mediocre but fans want more

Everton need more from a man whose greatest achievement is not being one of the worst three teams in the division each season.

Stoke on the brink after Burnley draw

Stoke's grip on their Premier League status loosened as they could only take a point from a self-proclaimed must-win clash with Burnley.

Zaha 'not a cheat' despite booking for dive

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson defended Wilfried Zaha as "anything other than a cheat and a diver."

fifa world cup

Messi's role in shaping Argentina squad

With Argentina's World Cup success riding on Lionel Messi, coach Jorge Sampaoli should consult with his star player when selecting the squad.

Banks vs. Pele and the best World Cup saves

Some of the best goalkeepers to grace the game are in Nick Miller's Top Tenner of World Cup saves, including THAT one from Gordon Banks vs. Pele.

World Cup auditions highlight Libertadores

One of the early trends in this year's Copa Libertadores is that players are getting a chance to audition for European clubs and World Cup spots.

The Toe Poke

Lacazette meets 'crazy' tattoo fan

Alexandre Lacazette met up with one of his biggest supporters at the weekend.

Zlatan as a movie star? Yes, please!

Everyone's favourite Swashbuckling Swede -- the one and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic -- has admitted he's considering a career as a film star.

How Barca righted their wrongs to win the Copa del Rey.


Iniesta, Barca deliver masterclass in Copa del Rey stroll

Barcelona picked a poor Sevilla apart in the Copa del Rey final, as Andres Iniesta turned back the clock to treat the fans to one final masterpiece.

Iniesta 9/10 in likely his last Barca final

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta scored a goal and rated 9/10 in the Copa del Rey final vs. Sevilla, in what was likely his last final with Barca.

Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona: History for Barca.


WATCH: Iniesta lifts the Copa del Rey trophy for Barcelona.


WATCH: Iniesta gets standing ovation after being subbed off.


Coutinho's penalty makes it 5-0 Barcelona.


Iniesta dances his way to Barcelona's fourth goal.


Suarez makes it 3-0 on give-and-go with Messi.


Alba sets up Messi goal with backheel pass.


Suarez puts Barcelona ahead in the Copa del Rey final.


German Bundesliga

Sancho scores as Dortmund thrash Leverkusen 4-0.


Dortmund have bright future despite tough season

Dortmund have endured a rough season of change and disappointment, but they'll still be in the Champions League next season. There is hope.

Muller, Mai 8/10 as Bayern rout Hannover

Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski impressed off the bench while debutant Lukas Mai anchored the defence as Bayern routed Hannover.

Areola preserves PSG victory at Bordeaux

Paris Saint-Germain were well below their best, and if not for the heroics of Alphonse Areola, they likely would've dropped points at Bordeaux.

PSG showed 'character' against Bordeaux - Emery

PSG manager Unai Emery praised his players' character after a Giovani Lo Celso goal and a string of Alphonse Areola saves secured a 1-0 win.

Lo Celso lifts PSG with second-half strike.

French champions Paris Saint-Germain continued their winning ways following Giovani Lo Celso's 76th minute finish against Bordeaux.


Liga MX


Lobos BUAP crash out of Liga MX

Lobos BUAP lasted just two years in Liga MX, while the playoffs have taken shape with five teams earning spots and three spots up for grabs.

How to fix the Copa MX

The Copa MX has been completely overshadowed by other competitions this time around. What can be done to restore its prestige?


Wenger announces his exit

Can Gazidis, Arsenal get Wenger replacement right?

Ivan Gazidis sounded confident in the club's ability to find Arsene Wenger's successor but as Man United showed after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, transition is a messy business.

Top Tenner: Tricky managerial transitions

It's hard to replace a club legend as manager. Here are some other notably tricky transitions as Arsenal prepare for one of their own after Wenger.

Who will be Arsenal's next manager?




Why Wenger decided to leave Arsenal: The inside story

Officially, Arsene Wenger wasn't pushed out of Arsenal. He jumped. But it's the sort of leap you take when there's no way out and events over this season made it clear he had no choice, writes Gab Marcotti.

Wenger leaves Arsenal with tarnished legacy

Mark Ogden: Arsene Wenger leaves Arsenal with a tarnished legacy after staying on too long but in time, fondness and respect for his achievements will return.

How Wenger revolutionised football at Arsenal.

The FC crew discuss the timing of Arsene Wenger's decision to leave Arsenal, his legacy after 22 years at the club and what he will do next.



Arsenal Fan TV host reacts to Wenger leaving.


Gazidis: Wenger made art out of football.


WATCH: Arsenal's tribute to Arsene Wenger.


Fans’ Eye View: Wenger is a fraud.


Conte: Wenger one of the best mangers in the world.


Klopp: Football will be different without Wenger.


Hughes: Wenger moved the goalposts for everybody.




WATCH: Managers pay tribute to Arsene Wenger.

'One of the best.' 'He moved the goalposts.' Premier League managers are full of praise for outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.


What the world was like when Wenger joined Arsenal

Arsene Wenger joined Arsenal in September 1996 and would go on to oversee vast change at the club. The world's changed a lot since then, too.

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal reign in numbers

Arsene Wenger has announced that he will leave Arsenal after more than 21 years of service this summer. Here are some key stats about him.

Chris Smalling Exclusive Interview

EXCLUSIVE: Man United's Smalling chats to ESPN FC.


Smalling ignoring talk of Man United exit

Chris Smalling says he is ignoring any talk that he could leave Manchester United this summer.

Utd season success with FA Cup - Smalling

Chris Smalling said ending the season second in the Premier League and lifting a trophy would represent a successful campaign for Manchester United.


Last Train to Russia: Ekaterinburg.


Last Train to Russia: Kazan.


Last Train to Russia: Samara.


Last Train to Russia: Saransk.


Last Train to Russia: Nizhny Novgorod.


Last Train to Russia: St. Petersburg.




Enjoy Marquez while you still can

Rafa Marquez's playing career is coming to a close, and with it the opportunity to appreciate one of the greatest players in Mexican soccer history.

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.


Osorio's big idea for Mexico's World Cup prep

Juan Carlos Osorio has developed an online platform of learning and nutrition for his Mexico players as they prep for the World Cup.

Moreno: Toronto looked like they didn't belong.


Chivas players protest club directors before CCL

Chivas players took to social media just four days before the CONCACAF Champions League final, second leg, to criticize the club's directors.

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.

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.

Safe standing should return to English football

Football grounds are safer than they have ever been. Safe standing provides a chance to further reduce the risk to matchgoing supporters.

Real Madrid


Bale deserved better at Real Madrid if this is the end

Gareth Bale's Real Madrid career looks to be coming to a unceremonious end but if this is in fact how it ends, he should be remembered favourably.

Money won't deter Perez over Arrizabalaga

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen on signing Athletic 'keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and when Perez wants you, cost isn't normally an issue.

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

Zinedine Zidane defended his side's recent performances and admitted that they try to avoid what the press have said about them.


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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