Messi should get better with age
For legends like Lionel Messi, age is just a number. At 30 and with a new contract, expect the Barca star to get better over time.
Barcelona, Real in first U.S. Clasico
The teams will face each other for only the second time outside of Spain in Saturday's International Champions Cup game in Miami.
Chances slim for Messi-Ronaldo showdown.
ESPN's Toni Collins says it's unlikely Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi will both feature in Saturday's Miami Clasico.
United shown up by City's early spending
Man City have overspent for their targets, but early new signings are priceless. Meanwhile, Man United might pay the price for prudence. Both clubs' friendly games against Real and Barcelona were instructive.
Lessons from revamped City's thrashing of Real
Man City's style change paid immediate dividends as his young stars thrashed Real Madrid 4-1 in the International Champions Cup.
Ogden: Man City win over Real a morale booster.
Mark Ogden says for Man City to defeat Real Madrid so comfortably is a morale booster in any competition.
LIVE: Man United close in on Matic?
Jose Mourinho is confident of signing Nemanja Matic, and Arsenal might move on from Monaco's Thomas Lemar. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.
Matic, Mbappe most likely to move
Nemanja Matic to Manchester United? Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid? David Amoyal discusses that and all the week's top transfer rumours.
Rumour Rater: Sanches, Matic, Mahrez on the move?
Stewart Robson assesses the latest rumours around Mahrez, Sanches, Matic, Can and Dybala.
What we learned from Barca's win vs. Man Utd
Once again, all the focus was on Neymar as Barcelona beat Man United 1-0 at FedEx Field. Sam Marsden recaps the big Barca lessons.
WATCH: Heated debate over Neymar future.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Gab Marcotti don't see eye to eye when it comes to Neymar's future with Barcelona.
Neymar's drama is a burden upon Barca
As difficult a position as he's in, Neymar owes it to his teammates and supporters to be honest. It's not fair for others to have to speak for him.
Nicol: Pogba not at Barcelona level just yet.
Steve Nicol feels Pogba has the ability to be one of the world's best players, but doesn't agree he's at a Barca level yet.
Pogba on 'beautiful' Barcelona level - Mou
Jose Mourinho called the talented players and of Barcelona "beautiful" to watch and rated Paul Pogba among the world's best in Man United's 1-0 loss.
Pogba doesn't yet have Ronaldo's star power
Man United are a commercial juggernaut but need stars to sell the club. That's why Cristiano Ronaldo's return appealed to many, though not all.
Mbappe's rapid rise to stardom
The career of Kylian Mbappe has taken a meteoric rise since he signed his first professional contract with Monaco less than a year-and-a-half ago.
Sales pitch: Why Mbappe suits your club
Real Madrid and Man City are battling it out for Kylian Mbappe. Here, the two favourites for him and the rest of those linked make their sales pitch.
Monaco insist Arsenal target Lemar is staying.
Monaco president Vadim Vasilyev says the club will not sell any other players this window.
Which club has the silliest sponsor?
The guys at Exploding Heads take a look at club sponsors from around Europe and decide which is the silliest.
Wilshere should've been the next Gascoigne.
Stewart Robson and Alexis Nunes debate the next move for Jack Wilshere as the Arsenal man insists on staying in England.
Emirates Cup a last chance for Wilshere?
Jack Wilshere's career has been dammed by injuries but now fit again, he might have one more chance to save his career at Arsenal in the Emirates Cup.
Arsenal's new kit a throwback to the 90s
Arsenal have rolled out their new away kit for the upcoming season, adding a metallic blue strip to their line-up for 2017-18.
UCL: Balotelli scores in Nice draw with Ajax
Mario Balotelli's goal helped Nice to a 1-1 Champions League draw against Ajax, while Celtic stumbled to a goalless draw against Rosenborg.
Celtic stumble to first-leg draw against Rosenborg
Celtic's bid to reach the Champions League group stages stuttered with a goalless draw vs Rosenborg in the first leg of their third-round qualifier.
Nicol: City are favourites to win Premier League.
Steve Nicol believes that Man City's big summer spending has made the club favourites to win the Premier League next season.
Man City finally ready to play Pep's way
Last season saw Pep Guardiola try to implement his style with ill-fitting personnel. Offseason changes have Man City looking like a Guardiola squad.
Braydon Captains America | Episode 3 - Via Man City.
Braydon and his father get a surprise from the Phoenix Suns before heading to New Mexico in their U.S. trip with Man City.
Viktoria Plzen install beer can dugouts
Czech club Viktoria Plzen have installed new dugouts at their stadium. They are shaped like giant cans of beer, and they are utterly glorious.
West Ham fan's catchy Chicharito song
A West Ham fan has come up with a rather ingenious way to serenade Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez this season.
Mata gives impromptu piano recital
Juan Mata couldn't resist tinkling the ivories when he came across a piano at Manchester United's team hotel.
Plenty of interest in Liverpool here in the small town of Rottach-Egern. Liverpool are currently going through a closed training session, but the locals are able to observe Klopp's side over the low fence.
Steve Nicol weighs in on Coutinho and Keita transfer sagas.
Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has his say on how Liverpool should proceed with Philippe Coutinho and Leipzig's Naby Keita.
Evans: Liverpool's Coutinho test
Liverpool, along with other big English clubs, generally act the bully in transfer situations. However, Barcelona are turning it around on the Reds.
In Jurgen Klopp I trust - John Barnes
On the 30th anniversary of his move to Liverpool, John Barnes says Reds' manager Jurgen Klopp will ensure success for the club in the 2017-18 season.
Breaking down Man City's bid for Mbappe.
ESPN FC's Julien Laurens breaks down Man City's plans to beat Real Madrid to Kylian Mbappe.
Top clubs' key issues in transfer market
The transfer window closes in a little over a month. Has your club had a good window to this point? Here's a status report on the business so far.
Want a great full-back? It'll cost you
Man City paid a combined £100 million Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy. It's an amazing sum but also goes to show how much money it takes to reinforce what's normally considered to be the least-important position in football, writes Michael Cox.
Leroy Sane on Man City's youth movement.
Mark Ogden speaks to Leroy Sane about the youth development at Manchester City including the potential of Gabriel Jesus.
Sane's massive tattoo of himself is complete
Manchester City's Leroy Sane has revealed the finished version of the tattoo across his back -- a massive image of himself celebrating a goal.
Gundogan foresees an improved Man City.
Man City's Ilkay Gundogan joins the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room to discuss his return from injury, City's new signings and more.
Ross Barkley is running out of options.
Stewart Robson breaks down the curious case of Ross Barkley, who seems to be wasting his potential away.
Barkley, Everton sadly heading for divorce
Ross Barkley and Everton seemed destined to do great things together but after a bright start, Barkley and his boyhood club appear close to a divorce.
Koeman '100 percent' Barkley will leave
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has told a news conference that he "100 percent" expects Ross Barkley to leave the club.
Nagbe, Bradley key as U.S. wins Gold Cup
Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris scored goals, but the midfield play of Darlington Nagbe and Michael Bradley led the U.S. past Jamaica on Wednesday.
Extra Time: Morata an upgrade? Madrid leaving Barca behind?
The ESPN FC pundits answer your latest questions on Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
WATCH: Pochettino's wonder goal
They may be quiet in the transfer market but Tottenham have a lethal striker ready to be unleashed ... Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs' youth fail to take their chance
Tottenham's Under-20 World Cup stars failed to shine as Spurs fell to a late 3-2 defeat against AS Roma in the International Champions Cup on Tuesday.
Levy: Premier League spending is unsustainable.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy believes the spending by some teams in the Premier League will cause them problems in the long-term.
Kante outlines goals with Chelsea for upcoming season.
N'Golo Kante chats exclusively with FC's Jason Dasey to lay out his hopes for the defending Prem champions this season.
Batshuayi, Boga making most of preseason
Chelsea have been involved in a couple of eye-catching preseason games but building chemistry and individual performances trump results in preseason.
Conte hails Morata's Chelsea debut in loss
Chelsea's Antonio Conte praised the battling contribution of new striker Alvaro Morata after the Spaniard made his debut in the 3-2 defeat to Bayern.
Is Jonathan dos Santos the right man for LA?
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno shares his thoughts on the LA Galaxy's signing of Jonathan dos Santos.
Nicol: Bale's not scared of Mbappe.
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol is adamant that Gareth Bale is the clear-cut starter over any possible challengers and won't want to leave Real Madrid.
Real Madrid's next wave of young talent
Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid squad is stacked with talent, and the likes of Theo Hernandez and Jesus Vallejo are ready to break through.
If Mbappe goes to Madrid, what happens to Benzema?
The FC boys talk what the potential signing of Kylian Mbappe would mean for Karim Benzema.
Quickfire questions with Chicharito.
Messi or Ronaldo? Game of Thrones or Narcos? New West Ham striker Javier Hernandez is hammered by some quickfire questions.
The pure striker role is dying out
Javier Hernandez and Kelechi Iheanacho are superb in the penalty area but their singular talent and their singular role is seemingly dying out.
Everton can't make the top four
Everton have a lot of new pieces but might find that supplanting the top six clubs is easier said than done.
Best of Ronaldo all-access.
Revisit the highlights of Marty Smith's all-access look into Cristiano Ronaldo's tour in China.
EXCLUSIVE: Jose Mourinho talks to ESPN FC.
Jose Mourinho gives an exclusive interview to Mark Ogden on the upcoming season, the summer transfer window and how long he wants to stay at Manchester United.
United transforming slowly under Mourinho
Manchester United's transfer business has largely been positive but Jose Mourinho could still do with getting some more targets over the line.
Mourinho: United aren't a club that buys nonstop.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that Manchester United are not a club that continuously buys or pays big fees for players.
The transfer window is well underway, but here are the biggest completed deals you may have missed from around Europe so far.
Tens of millions of pounds are changing hands every day. We asked Iain Macintosh to talk us through a transfer via the medium of the GIF.
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.
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 boys over at Exploding Heads have a laugh at the latest kit launches as Wayne Rooney has the look of a man who will never play in the new shirt... how prophetic that was.
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.
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.
Lionel Messi is the football version of Gaudi's cathedral, and unlike Barcelona's other monuments, we won't get the chance to visit the iconic No. 10 -- who is now 30 -- for much longer.
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.
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.
We polled our top writers and analysts to rank the best players and managers in world football. Here are their selections. It's #FC100.
"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?