Vela: MLS is a trampoline for players to reach Europe
An American World Cup winner is No. 1, followed by an Australian star forward, in an ESPN FC and espnW celebration of the sport’s elite.
On Dec. 14, 2000, Barcelona agreed a deal that would take Lionel Messi to Spain and change the course of soccer history. Here’s how they did it.
Kirby’s mindset in 2021 is informed by how, in 2020, her career was nearly taken away. The Chelsea and England star talks to ESPN about her journey.
Euro 2020 was postponed once due to COVID-19, but with the rescheduled tournament approaching in June, questions remain unanswered.
“Moving forward, it’s going to be nice to distinguish that yes, [Dennis] was a successful NBA player, but I am going to be a successful NWSL player.”
ESPN’s annual ranking was selected by 65 global experts and is broken down into Top 10s for every position on the pitch as well one for the managers.
Diego Maradona is gone, but as Lionel Messi put it, “he’ll be with us for eternity.” As well as his legacy, the scope of his talent and humanity will endure.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is writing history with every game he plays, and he is only 20 years old. But the Norwegian wants a lot more.
Messi or Maradona? Is Pele Brazil’s No. 1? Dempsey or Donovan in the U.S.? What about England? We try to settle the debates.
My message is simple, writes Shaka Hislop: Whether you speak out or stay silent, show up and be a part of the movement.
Want to get into German soccer but don’t know your Bayern from your Borussias? Our quiz has you covered! Catch the Bundesliga on ESPN+.
We have compiled every one of them here and ranked each club by their collective output from worst to best.
The son of ‘Captain America’ and a USWNT international, the teenage midfielder is a rising star for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.
Man United’s invisible grey, Liverpool’s ‘Crystanbul’ attire, Barcelona’s Tequila Sunrise; there have been some shockers. But only one had tassels…
With the help of ESPN’s soccer writers and editors from around the globe, we have gone through the years to rank the 101 best kits.
On its 10th anniversary, Landon Donovan and others relived the goal that beat Algeria and took the U.S. to the 2010 World Cup knockout rounds.
For more than 15 years, Lionel Messi has been scoring, assisting and winning countless trophies. But how has his game changed over time?
Cristiano Ronaldo has been a dominant force in England, Spain and Italy during his illustrious career. But how has his playing style altered?
I’m a brother, son, friend, former pro footballer, entrepreneur and annoyingly competitive lad. I’m a lot of things, and one of them is gay.
Eight writers took on management duties to lead the world’s top leagues in head-to-head showdowns. Who will emerge victorious?
From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are ready to party. But has coronavirus affected their joy?
Look away now, Fernando Torres, Mario Balotelli and Bebe; Bill Barnwell is back to reveal the worst moves in Premier League history.
Welcome to the next generation! Players from 15 countries and seven leagues are evaluated by Tor-Kristian Karlsen, a former scout.
In 25 seasons since the league began, MLS has come a long way. We reflect upon the its early days with those who were there.
Bill Barnwell’s rank of the best moves since the league’s launch features legends like Cristiano Ronaldo, Frank Lampard and Thierry Henry.
Imagine not one unseen Picasso, but an entire exhibition. Meet Sattawat Sethakorn and his potentially million-dollar collection of memorabilia.
There are unhappy and frustrated fans everywhere, but these 10 teams have had it particularly rough.
Take a trip across the country for a look at the raucous fans who make some of the best matchday atmospheres in American pro sports.
Once a teen phenom, Freddy Adu was supposed to save U.S. soccer. His career appeared to fizzle out, but he is not done yet.
The world’s best striker has his sights set on an NFL career. Why can’t he make it happen?
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Updated standings from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, Major League Soccer and more.