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Jordi Alba's form gave Luis Enrique no choice

Spain manager has finally brought his former Barcelona left-back into the national team squad. What took so long? After all, Alba is the best player in La Liga at present.

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Mourinho divides opinion everywhere except Setubal, his home town

"We know he wears a mask when he works." He is a divisive figure the world over, but in Jose Mourinho's home town, he is a simply a hero.

EXCLUSIVE: Pulisic opens up on Dortmund future

Christian Pulisic talks exclusively to Taylor Twellman about his future with Borussia Dortmund and the adversity of suffering a few injuries.

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Football Agents: Everyone gets an England cap!

The Exploding Heads turned football agents are back! In this edition, they field calls from former England players looking for one final appearance, a la Wayne Rooney.

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Transfer Rater: Pulisic to Liverpool? Almiron to Newcastle?

Shaka Hislop sifts through all the latest transfer rumours surrounding Miguel Almiron, Aaron Ramsey, Christian Pulisic and many more in Transfer Rater.

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Hislop: Scudamore's payoff isn't surprising

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop discuss departing Premier League chief Richard Scudamore's proposed £5 million payoff from clubs.

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Griezmann remembers Paris terror attacks three years on

Antoine Griezmann has recalled the Paris terror attacks in 2015 and said football can help 'turn the page' following the atrocity.

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Will VAR clean up costly errors in Premier League next year?

With VAR coming to the Premier League next season, ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop breaks down what it means for referee's and the entire league.

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Man United legends dream big with Salford City FC

The Class of '92 made their names and won it all at Old Trafford. Now they're trying to take a tiny, working-class team to the Premier League.

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Neville & Scholes: Dreaming big with Salford City

ESPN's Mark Ogden sits down with Gary Neville and Paul Scholes to discuss Salford City's journey so far and what the future holds for the club.

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool lead race for Pulisic

Liverpool are favourites to land Christian Pulisic after the Dortmund star admitted he was keen to play in England. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Young to Roma, Almiron to Newcastle

Ashley Young to Roma and Miguel Almiron to Newcastle are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

Transfer Rater: Pulisic to Liverpool? Almiron to Newcastle?

Shaka Hislop sifts through all the latest transfer rumours surrounding Miguel Almiron, Aaron Ramsey, Christian Pulisic and many more in Transfer Rater.

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Leckie puts his hand up for Socceroos captaincy

Hertha Berlin's Mathew Leckie has admitted that he would relish the chance to be captain of the Australian national team.

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Jeggo looking to force his way into Australia's midfield

Midfielder James Jeggo believes a fresh start under coach Graham Arnold could be the opening he needs to debut for the Socceroos.

Mabil heads into South Korea friendly in fine form

Awer Mabil scored a goal on debut for the Socceroos against Kuwait last month and has been in sparkling form for FC Midtjylland since then.

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Why seeking help may pay dividends for Morata & Chelsea

Shaka Hislop weighs in on Alvaro Morata's decision to see a psychologist to help him deal with the "pressure and emotions" at Chelsea.

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Will VAR clean up costly errors in Premier League next year?

With VAR coming to the Premier League next season, ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop breaks down what it means for referee's and the entire league.

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Hislop: Scudamore's payoff isn't surprising

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop discuss departing Premier League chief Richard Scudamore's proposed £5 million payoff from clubs.

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Ranieri the right man to rescue Fulham's season?

Following Fulham's sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic, the ESPN FC crew share their thoughts on the appointment of former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri.

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Extra Time: Defining a successful season for Solari

The FC panel answer your tweets on how Santi Solari's first season should be judged, what dressing rooms are like at half-time and much more.

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Extra Time: Matic escaping criticism & Pulisic's playing time

The guys respond to your tweets about Nemanja Matic, Christian Pulisic, the Super League and the time Ale Moreno got banned from a USMNT meeting.

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Can Solari emulate Zidane at Real Madrid?

With Santi Solari signed on through 2021 at Real Madrid, the FC crew discuss what he's capable of as manager and how long he'll really be in charge.

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Extra Time: Frustrating Arsenal; time to announce Berhalter?

The FC guys answer your tweets on Arsenal's draw vs. Wolves and if Gregg Berhalter being appointed U.S. head coach is a formality at this point.

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Burley: Man United need the stomach to replace Mourinho

Craig Burley says nothing will change at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho, and a different manager would produce better results.

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Marcotti: Boca, River deliver 'absolutely rocking' first leg

Gab Marcotti breaks down the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final, a 2-2 thriller between eternal rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate.

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Extra Time: Is Serie A over? Should Henry be sacked?

The guys respond to your tweets about Craig Burley working on a Sunday, the Scudetto race, Thierry Henry at Monaco and Arsene Wenger to Bayern Munich.

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ESPN FC Best of the Week

Check out the best moments from ESPN FC over the past week, including Stevie miming a clown, Shaka's vast Europa League knowledge and more.

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Football Agents: Everyone gets an England cap!

The Exploding Heads turned football agents are back! In this edition, they field calls from former England players looking for one final appearance, a la Wayne Rooney.

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France to Sweden via MLS: Introducing Romain Gall

Romain Gall is the only new name on the U.S. roster for the side's upcoming friendlies in Europe. Here are five things to know about the midfielder.

McKennie: Young USMNT are fearless

U.S. midfielder Weston McKennie explains the advantages of having a young squad ahead of the USMNT's friendly against England at Wembley Stadium.

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Twellman: Youth movement will be on full display for U.S.

Taylor Twellman and Ian Darke focus in on Christian Pulisic's return and how a youthful USMNT side will match up against England at Wembley.

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Pulisic: Rooney an inspiration for US soccer

Taylor Twellman spoke to Christian Pulisic for ESPN about playing in Wayne Rooney's last England match and how the USMNT can prove themselves among the best teams in the world.

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Southgate's 'fearless' for England's youth development

Wayne Rooney said Gareth Southgate is fearless for bringing in so much young talent to the England squad.

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Rooney: I might cry on England farewell

Wayne Rooney discusses his emotions ahead of his farewell match with England as they take on the United States.

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Horvath: My confidence has been growing at Club Brugge

U.S. goalkeeper Ethan Horvath discusses his return to the national team fold and how his confidence has grown playing in European competition.

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Weah: Rooney's a legend & one of my favourite attackers

Timothy Weah talks about a potential loan move away from PSG and his admiration for Wayne Rooney from a young age.

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Sarachan: Pulisic vs. Sancho at Wembley will be special

Dave Sarachan says he's excited to see Dortmund teammates Christian Pulisic and Jadon Sancho face off when the U.S. face England at Wembley.

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