It's been a busy few weeks here at ESPN FC, featuring a number of interviews with some of the game's biggest names. Here are the best bits from chats with Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez.
Ever since the Premier League announced its monster new television deal in February, the Bundesliga is talking about money. To be exact: about how to generate more of it. Christian Heidel, the business manager at Mainz, has used this debate to re-introduce an idea that has been making the rounds for more than ten years: the prospect of adding two more teams to the Bundesliga.
The first leading club representative to seriously suggest this was Eintracht Frankfurt chairman, Heribert Bruchhagen....
D.C. United's personality throughout the 2015 season has been one of grind, grind, grind. It sounds like a slight, but United's unflashy play has served them more than well enough to put them clear of the pack and solidly in first place in the Eastern Conference.
Ben Olsen's team was built around solid defense and timely goals. No one quite knew whether this United team was good enough to clear the hurdle that tripped up last year's side, but for the time being, there was no shame in getting the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- "How many today, Joao? Thirty thousand?"
"They said 40 on the radio. Fifty, even. Everyone will want to be there."
Two metro stops from the Maracana and there is an energy in the train carriage that cannot merely be put down to it being game day. The Fluminense fans are out in more force than usual ahead of the battle of the Tricolors against Gremio. Indeed, it's not just any match, for there is to be a special guest; a royal visit in footballing terms. Ronaldinho...
LONDON -- What the imminent Premier League season requires is a rivalry at the top, a battle between managers to take the stakes higher still. At Wembley on Sunday, the Community Shield suggested that a grudge match from the past continues to bubble over.
It was made quite clear that time has not thawed relations between the managers of Arsenal and Chelsea, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho. In the 12th year of their acquaintance, they again behaved like teenagers who cannot acknowledge each other's...
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After Arsenal's 1-0 Community Shield win vs. Chelsea, the scene is set for the start of the Premier League season. Will Jose Mourinho's men retain their crown or will the trophy return to Manchester? Or, could Arsene Wenger's Gunners win their first title since 2003-04?
Who will win the Premier League?
The next big transfer is expected...