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Soccernet - Fri Sep 8 10:40 PM
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists Eden Hazard is ready make his first appearance for the Blues this season against Leicester City. Antonio Conte brushed off Chelsea's failure to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ross Barkley in the final days of the summer transfer window, and insisted that it...
Soccernet - Fri Sep 8 10:40 PM
Craig Burley addresses Jose Mourinho's comments about Man United's need for 2-3 additional signings. ESPN's Manchester United correspondent Rob Dawson brings you all of the latest news from Jose Mourinho's press conference. Former Manchester United assistant Mike Phelan believes current boss Jose...
Soccernet - Fri Sep 8 4:17 PM
Newly-minted Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain explains what was behind his decision in choosing Liverpool over Arsenal and Chelsea. Arsenal's teenage prospect Reiss Nelson says he's ready to capitalise on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's exit by grabbing any first-team opportunities "with bo...
Soccernet - Fri Sep 8 3:18 PM
Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois hit home this acrobatic effort and celebrated with a vintage Drogba celebration.
Soccernet - Fri Sep 8 3:18 PM
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists Eden Hazard is ready make his first appearance for the Blues this season against Leicester City.
Soccernet - Fri Sep 8 2:57 PM
Antonio Conte's concerns about adding a third striker for Chelsea may have been put to rest -- by none other than Thibaut Courtois. The goalkeeper pulled off an acrobatic overhead volley in Chelsea training upon returning from Belgium duty earlier this week and promptly shared the feat on his Twi...
Soccernet - Fri Sep 8 2:57 PM
LONDON -- Antonio Conte described the claim that Chelsea kept him from speaking to Ross Barkley on transfer deadline day as "ridiculous" and
Soccernet - Fri Sep 8 10:59 AM
Newly-minted Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain explains what was behind his decision in choosing Liverpool over Arsenal and Chelsea. The FC panel aren't sure that Philippe Coutinho will have an immediate spot in the lineup as he returns to Liverpool. Ian Darke and Stewart Robson join t...
Soccernet - Fri Sep 8 2:01 AM
Deadline day has come and gone, and all the latest deals and potential deals can be found here, but there's
Soccernet - Fri Sep 8 12:18 AM
Tammy Abraham was born in England but could play for Nigeria because his father was born there. Tammy Abraham could yet trade England international duty for Nigeria if the Super Eagles federation president has his way. Amaju Pinnick, the president of NIgeria's federation, believes Chelsea striker...
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 10:34 PM
Fenerbahce are still holding with Diego Costa's representatives about bringing the Chelsea striker to Turkey on loan, <a
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 8:56 PM
Having missed out on a handful of big-name signings, Liam Twomey discusses why Chelsea had a frustrating transfer window. Gab Marcotti sees full-back Davide Zappacosta fitting perfectly into Antonio Conte's system at Chelsea. The FC guys evaluate the reports that Ross Barkley decided to turn down...
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 7:45 PM
Everton manager Ronald Koeman admits there was an agreement on deadline day with Chelsea to sell Ross Barkley.
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 5:51 PM
Newly-minted Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain explains what was behind his decision in choosing Liverpool over Arsenal and Chelsea.
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 5:11 PM
Alejandro Moreno says Diego Costa and Antonio Conte aren't built to repair the bridges that have been burned between them.
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 3:04 PM
With a new stadium on the way and their manager on a long-term deal, Atletico Madrid are looking forward to the future. Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone is looking forward to testing his side against Chelsea and Roma in the 2017 Champions League group stages. Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cere...
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 12:49 PM
Michy Batshuayi wants to be in the running for Chelsea's goal of the month competition. Michy Batshuayi may be struggling to get regular minutes at Chelsea, but his sense of humour has already helped him win over a legion of Blues fans. Chelsea supporters winced last month when Batshuayi, on as a...
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 12:09 PM
Tim Cahill discusses his new role with Australia and praises Thailand's resilience in their World Cup Qualifier. Bruce Arena says while the U.S. got a big point vs. Honduras, the door to Russia hasn't opened at all just yet. Hours after South Korea sealed their involvement in a ninth successive W...
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 11:50 AM
Craig Burley sounds off on Diego Costa and supports Chelsea standing firm on the striker's behaviour since last season. How do you solve a problem like Diego Costa? Chelsea manager Antonio Conte seems to be struggling to find a solution beyond simply ignoring the Spain forward, while the player h...
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 10:38 AM
While Oxlade-Chamberlain may not fill a need for Liverpool, Mark Ogden feels it's a big coup for Liverpool to beat Chelsea. While Oxlade-Chamberlain may not fill a need for Liverpool, Mark Ogden feels it's a big coup for Liverpool to beat Chelsea. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set to sign for Liv...
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 10:16 AM
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Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 5:30 AM
Tim Cahill discusses his new role with Australia and praises Thailand's resilience in their World Cup Qualifier. Australia's Tomi Juric feels his side could have easily won by five goals and now anxiously await Japan's result. Matew Leckie gave Australia a lifeline in World Cup Qualifying with a...
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 2:37 AM
Tim Cahill discusses his new role with Australia and praises Thailand's resilience in their World Cup Qualifier. Australia's Tomi Juric feels his side could have easily won by five goals and now anxiously await Japan's result. Matew Leckie gave Australia a lifeline in World Cup Qualifying with a...
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 1:56 AM
Tim Cahill discusses his new role with Australia and praises Thailand's resilience in their World Cup Qualifier. Tomi Juric was on the scoresheet as Australia now are made to wait over their 2018 World Cup hopes. Australia's Tomi Juric feels his side could have easily won by five goals and now an...
Soccernet - Thu Sep 7 1:04 AM
Deadline day has come and gone, and all the latest deals and potential deals can be found here, but there's plenty
Soccernet - Wed Sep 6 11:25 PM
Steve Nicol doesn't understand why Danny Drinkwater would want to leave Leicester City to a potential bench role at Chelsea. While Stevie Nicol defends Mesut Ozil at Arsenal, he feels Riyad Mahrez could offer Arsene Wenger's side a bit more. Jamie Vardy believes he has been proven right to turn d...
Soccernet - Wed Sep 6 12:36 PM
The FC crew delve into the mystery surrounding Ross Barkley's botched move to Chelsea. Chelsea's summer transfer dealings have been the subject of rigorous scrutiny with opinion still divided as to whether or not Antonio Conte had his hand strengthened or weakened. The ill-disciplined 3-2 home de...
Soccernet - Wed Sep 6 11:49 AM
Craig Burley sounds off on Diego Costa and supports Chelsea standing firm on the striker's behaviour since last season. Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley says Diego Costa has a duty to be in London instead of acting like a 'big baby.' Eden Hazard has told Marca he would like to see Diego Cos...
Soccernet - Wed Sep 6 10:40 AM
Whether it be nonchalant defending or maintaining his glorious mane of frizz, David Luiz is a man of many, many talents. However, we're willing to bet that you weren't aware that the Chelsea defender is also a keen amateur gymnast David Luiz showing his skills on the pommel horse. Quality dismoun...
Soccernet - Wed Sep 6 10:03 AM
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard says he could see himself playing in La Liga "some day, " but added that "at the moment" he has no intention
Soccernet - Wed Sep 6 8:00 AM
Juan Carlos Osorio looks on during Mexico's 1-1 draw with Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said the 1-1 tie against Costa Rica in Estadio Nacional on Tuesday was a fair result, but lamented his team's inability to hold onto the lead in th...
Soccernet - Wed Sep 6 6:50 AM
Jonathan dos Santos turned in an industrious performance in Mexico's midfield against Costa Rica. After earning a 1-0 win over Panama last Friday, Mexico followed up its recent victory with a 1-1 draw against Costa Rica. The team nearly had three points in hand on Tuesday night, but thanks to a p...
Soccernet - Wed Sep 6 6:03 AM
Mexico conceded late but still acquitted themselves well in a 1-1 draw in Costa Rica. Three thoughts after Costa Rica drew 1-1 against Mexico and rescued a point that secured it a top-four finish in CONCACAF's World Cup qualifying hexagonal. 1. Mexico, Costa Rica share points in end-to-end battle...
Soccernet - Wed Sep 6 5:22 AM
USMNT forwards Bobby Wood and Jordan Morris sound off on their gritty 1-1 draw in Honduras, and the team's mentality under duress. Bobby Wood scored after a goalmouth scramble in the 85th minute, and the United States escaped from Honduras with a 1-1 draw on Tuesday after nearly falling into a de...
Soccernet - Tue Sep 5 6:33 PM
The FC guys evaluate the reports that Ross Barkley decided to turn down a Chelsea move after a deal was agreed upon. Everton have included Ross Barkley in their Europa League squad despite the midfielder currently being injured and having an uncertain future at the club. The England international...
Soccernet - Tue Sep 5 3:27 PM
Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone is looking forward to testing his side against Chelsea and Roma in the 2017 Champions League group stages. In a piece of news that will come as relief -- but probably not as a great surprise -- to Atletico Madrid fans, Diego Simeone has extended his contract with t...
Soccernet - Tue Sep 5 3:16 PM
Tim Cahill discusses his new role with Australia and praises Thailand's resilience in their World Cup Qualifier.
Soccernet - Tue Sep 5 3:12 AM
Ross Barkley rejected a £35m move to Chelsea to remain in limbo at Everton. According to former Burnley midfielder Joey Barton, Ross Barkley wanted to speak to Chelsea's Antonio Conte about where he planned to play him, but the manager turned off his phone. For more on Barkley and Chelsea, check...
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 10:37 PM
Ahead of a must-win qualifier against Thailand, Tim Cahill and coach Ange Postecoglou delve into the team's philosophy.
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 8:43 PM
Guillermo Ochoa says he respects Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has played down the rivalry between himself and Costa Rica's Keylor Navas ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier between the two. Costa Rica assistant Luis Marin sparked a de...
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 8:25 PM
Having missed out on a handful of big name signings, Liam Twomey discusses why Chelsea had a frustrating transfer window. Now that the transfer window has closed and all the horse trading has ceased until the new year, attention can now finally be focussed on the action itself. Looking at Chelsea...
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 7:52 PM
Jose Mourinho shows off his goalkeeping skills, Thibaut Courtois trolls Diego Costa and much more in the Sweeper.
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 7:37 PM
Macedonia were denied their first ever win over Serbia as Djurdjevic's 90th minute equaliser salvaged a draw in Group B. Seventeen-year-old Ben Woodburn's worldie on his international debut helped Wales edge Austria in World Cup qualifying. Nemanja Matic and Serbia still have a chance to qualify...
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 7:18 PM
Herc Gomez highlights Costa Rica's star goalkeeper Keylor Navas, and the prestige he represents for the CONCACAF region.
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 4:36 PM
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez provides an update on Luis Suarez's status ahead of their World Cup qualifier vs. Paraguay.
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 4:15 PM
Hector Moreno and Mexico officially qualified for the World Cup on Friday. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Mexico defender Hector Moreno says El Tri should be looking to advance beyond the quarterfinals as its objective at the 2018 World Cup. The Roma player is adamant that the country's obsession with b...
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 2:16 PM
With World Cup qualification confirmed, the hope is that Osorio spends remaining games in experimentation mode. MEXICO CITY -- There will be no drama this time around. Mexico has officially qualified for Russia 2018 after they ground out a 1-0 win against Panama at the Estadio Azteca last Friday....
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 1:40 PM
While Oxlade-Chamberlain may not fill a need for Liverpool, Mark Ogden feels it's a big coup for Liverpool to beat Chelsea. While Oxlade-Chamberlain may not fill a need for Liverpool, Mark Ogden feels it's a big coup for Liverpool to beat Chelsea. Glenn Price reports from Anfield after Alex Oxlad...
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 12:56 PM
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he refuses to rush Eden Hazard as he recovers from a broken ankle. Eden Hazard says Chelsea have the squad depth to defend their Premier League title and are genuine contenders to win the Champions League this season. Chelsea endured a difficult summer transfer...
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 8:23 AM
Australia's Jackson Irvine credits Japan's game plan and still feels Australia can qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Jason Dasey and David Mitchell recap Australia's defeat to Japan and evaluate the Socceroos' prospects for qualifying. Former Socceroos striker David Mitchell joins ESPN FC's Jason D...
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 6:47 AM
The U.S. stumbled in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a difficult home defeat to Costa Rica. Taylor Twellman and Ian Darke join Herc Gomez and Kasey Keller to dissect USMNT's disappointing display against Costa Rica. USMNT head coach Bruce Arena reflects on his side's uninspired World Cup...
Soccernet - Mon Sep 4 4:55 AM
Darlington Nagbe, Michael Bradley, and Tim Howard all share their thoughts on the USMNT's shock 2-0 loss in WCQ to Costa Rica. SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- Michael Bradley realizes the huge distinction between home games and road matches in international soccer, and says Tuesday's away match again...
Soccernet - Sun Sep 3 10:57 PM
The Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma was evacuated on Sunday after a bomb threat. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- A football stadium in Costa Rica was evacuated due to a bomb threat -- which was later confirmed to be a hoax -- during a first-division game in the country's capital of San Jose on Sunday. Sapr...
Soccernet - Sun Sep 3 9:58 PM
The Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma was evacuated on Sunday after a bomb threat. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- A football stadium in Costa Rica was evacuated due to a bomb threat during a first-division game in the country's capital of San Jose on Sunday. Saprissa was leading 6-1 with five minutes to go...
Soccernet - Sun Sep 3 5:59 PM
Taylor Twellman reflects on a damaging U.S. loss to Costa Rica and points the blame at Bruce Arena. Herculez Gomez and Kasey Keller reflect on the U.S.'s psyche after their crushing defeat ahead of a crucial Honduras clash. The U.S. stumbled in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a difficult...
Soccernet - Sun Sep 3 1:00 PM
Spain inched closer towards qualifying for the World Cup, as Isco's first career international brace led La Roja past Italy. FC's Mark Ogden reports from Spain, after Italy's 3-0 loss in WCQ and their likely entry into the playoffs for qualification. Janusz Michallik reflects on Spain's thorough...
Soccernet - Sun Sep 3 1:05 AM
Craig Burley sounds off on Diego Costa and supports Chelsea standing firm on the striker's behaviour since last season. Deadline day has come and gone, and all the latest deals and potential deals can be found here, but there's plenty brewing in the market as clubs begin to look toward January. A...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 11:14 PM
Taylor Twellman reflects on a damaging United States loss to Costa Rica and points the blame at Bruce Arena. Taylor Twellman and Ian Darke join Herc Gomez and Kasey Keller to dissect USMNT's disappointing display against Costa Rica. USMNT head coach Bruce Arena reflects on his side's uninspired W...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 10:02 PM
Darlington Nagbe, Michael Bradley, and Tim Howard all share their thoughts on the USMNT's shock 2-0 loss in WCQ to Costa Rica.
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 1:11 PM
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has rejected reports that he underwent a medical with Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window. Barkley was
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 1:00 PM
Taylor Twellman and Ian Darke join Herc Gomez and Kasey Keller to dissect USMNT's disappointing display against Costa Rica. HARRISON, New Jersey -- To a man, the players on the U.S. men's national team said they're not worried about their World Cup qualifying prospects in the wake of Friday's 2-0...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 12:41 PM
After keeping Coutinho in the transfer window, the FC crew discuss Liverpool's expectations for the rest of the season. Back in March, ESPN FC's club bloggers and correspondents selected their side's most important players for the season ahead. Now, with the transfer window over, each club has a...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 12:29 PM
Having missed out on a handful of big name signings, Liam Twomey discusses why Chelsea had a frustrating transfer window. Towards the end of last season, we looked at the 15 potentially most important players for Chelsea in the 2016-17 Premier League title run-in. With a brand new campaign under...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 12:29 PM
ESPN FC's Rob Dawson admits he's a bit surprised Jose Mourinho didn't try to sign a new left-back for Man United. Sir Alex Ferguson believes Mourinho's first class attitude last season allowed Man United to secure UCL football. Back in March, we looked at the 15 players who were central to Man U...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 12:08 PM
Taylor Twellman reflects on a damaging United States loss to Costa Rica and points the blame at Bruce Arena.
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 10:12 AM
After keeping Coutinho in the transfer window, the FC crew discuss Liverpool's expectations for the rest of the season. As the clock ticked past 11 p.m. BST on Friday, the closure of the Spanish transfer window confirmed the likes of Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho would not be moving to Atleti...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 5:35 AM
The U.S. stumbled in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a difficult home defeat to Costa Rica. The United States was beaten 2-0 by Costa Rica in Harrison, New Jersey, and opened the door for Honduras to draw level on eight points in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table. Marco Urena score...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 4:54 AM
The U.S. stumbled in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a difficult home defeat to Costa Rica. Herculez Gomez and Kasey Keller reflect on the U.S.'s psyche after their crushing defeat ahead of a crucial Honduras clash. HARRISON, New Jersey - U.S. manager Bruce Arena didn't hold back in his...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 3:47 AM
Taylor Twellman and Ian Darke join Herc Gomez and Kasey Keller to dissect USMNT's disappointing display against Costa Rica.
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 3:31 AM
The U.S. stumbled in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a difficult home defeat to Costa Rica. The United States was beaten 2-0 by Costa Rica in Harrison, New Jersey, and opened the door for Honduras to draw level on eight points in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table. Marco Urena score...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 3:31 AM
USMNT head coach Bruce Arena reflects on his side's uninspired World Cup qualifier defeat to Costa Rica.
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 2:46 AM
The U.S. stumbled in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a difficult home defeat to Costa Rica. On the verge of solidifying their place in the Hex and stepping closer to Russia 2018, the U.S. national team fell 2-0 to Costa Rica in a shocking defeat at Red Bull Arena. Positives The United St...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 2:33 AM
The U.S. stumbled in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a difficult home defeat to Costa Rica. HARRISON, N.J. -- The U.S. men's national team fell 2-0 to Costa Rica on Friday night, once again imperiling its chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Ticos' forward Marco Urena scored goa...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 2:17 AM
The U.S. stumbled in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a difficult home defeat to Costa Rica.
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 1:57 AM
World Cup Qualifier: Keylor Navas (81') United States 0-1 Costa Rica
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 1:57 AM
World Cup Qualifier: Marcos Urena (82') United States 0-2 Costa Rica
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 1:36 AM
World Cup Qualifier: Keylor Navas (67') United States 0-1 Costa Rica
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 1:15 AM
Having missed out on a handful of big name signings, Liam Twomey discusses why Chelsea had a frustrating transfer window. Diego Costa was named to Chelsea's official Premier League squad list despite the Spain international's attempts to force a move to Atletico Madrid this summer. Chelsea report...
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 1:15 AM
World Cup Qualifier: Tim Ream (47') United States 0-1 Costa Rica
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 12:56 AM
World Cup Qualifier: Marcos Urena (30') United States 0-1 Costa Rica
Soccernet - Sat Sep 2 12:38 AM
World Cup Qualifier: Jozy Altidore (24') United States 0-0 Costa Rica