Featured Matches
Previous
AS Roma
Manchester United
8:10 PM GMT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Arsenal
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Internazionale
Real Madrid
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Chicago
Tottenham Hotspur
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Houston
Aston Villa
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Toronto FC
Kansas City
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England
Columbus
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
RB Leipzig
Queens Park Rangers
12:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Newport County
FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Accrington Stanley
Burnley
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Barnsley
Hull City
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Bath
Cheltenham Town
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Bradford City
Blackburn Rovers
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Chesham United
Stevenage
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Chesterfield
Leeds United
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Wolverhampton Wanderers
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Dagenham & Redbridge
Colchester United
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Ebbsfleet United
Portsmouth
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Gillingham
Ipswich Town
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Hyde
Altrincham
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Kidderminster Harriers
Birmingham City
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Luton Town
Antwerp
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Northampton Town
Leyton Orient
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Peterborough United
Brighton & Hove Albion
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Rochdale
Middlesbrough
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Scunthorpe United
Huddersfield Town
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Tamworth
Rotherham United
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Whitby
Hartlepool United
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Woking
AFC Wimbledon
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Workington
Carlisle United
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Wycombe Wanderers
Reading
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Brentford
Nice
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
TSV 1860 Munich
Stoke City
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Braintree Town
Cambridge United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Roma
Manchester United
8:10 PM GMT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Arsenal
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Internazionale
Real Madrid
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Chicago
Tottenham Hotspur
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Houston
Aston Villa
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Arbroath
Alloa Athletic
2:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Brora
Stenhousemuir
2:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Cowdenbeath
Brechin City
2:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dunfermline Athletic
Raith Rovers
2:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
East Fife
Forfar Athletic
2:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
East Stirlingshire
Falkirk
2:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Elgin City
Stirling Albion
2:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Montrose
Peterhead
2:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Airdrie United
Albion Rovers
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Clyde
Ayr United
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Greenock Morton
Spartans
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Heart of Midlothian
Annan Athletic
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Queen of the South
Livingston
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Stranraer
Dumbarton
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Waasland-Beveren
Club Brugge
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Cercle Brugge KSV
KAA Gent
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
KVC Westerlo
KSC Lokeren
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Lierse SK
KV Oostende
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Wolfsberger AC
Austria Vienna
2:30 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Magna Wr. Neustadt
SV Salzburg
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Rapid Vienna
SV Josko Ried
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
SC Rheindorf Altach
FC Trenkwalder Admira
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AaB
FC Midtjylland
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Copenhagen
FC Nordsjaelland
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Malmo FF
Kalmar FF
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Halmstad
Gefle IF
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Aalesund
Lillestrom
1:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sandnes Ulf
Stromsgodset
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Grasshoppers
FC Thun
3:45 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Sion Sitten
St Gallen
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Athlone Town FC
St Patricks
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Toronto FC
Kansas City
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England
Columbus
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
America
Tijuana
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Puebla
Veracruz
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
U.A.N.L
León
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Pachuca
Monterrey
1:06 AM GMT
Game Details
Chiapas
Toluca
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlanta Silverbacks
Minnesota United FC
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Carolina RailHawks
Ottawa Fury FC
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
New York Cosmos
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Tampa Bay Rowdies
San Antonio Scorpions
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Rosario Central
Juventud Unida Universitario
8:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Boca Juniors
Huracán
11:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Mérida
Oaxaca
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Zacatepec
Correcaminos
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
At. San Luis
Dorados de Sinaloa
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Irapuato
Coras Tepic
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Celaya
Lobos BUAP
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Criciúma
EC Vitória
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Cruzeiro
Figueirense FC
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Santos FC
Chapecoense AF
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Bahia
Internacional
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
AA Ponte Preta
CR Vasco da Gama
7:20 PM GMT
Game Details
Goianiense
Náutico
7:20 PM GMT
Game Details
Joinville
Avaí
7:20 PM GMT
Game Details
Santa Cruz FC
Ceará
7:20 PM GMT
Game Details
Paraná Clube
ABC
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Sampaio Correa-MA
Vila Nova-GO
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Universidad de Concepción
Huachipato
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
O'Higgins
Universidad de Chile
7:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Barnechea
Unión La Calera
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Unión Española
Universidad Católica
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlético Huila
Itagüí
8:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Envigado
Deportes Tolima
8:15 PM GMT
Game Details
La Equidad
Millonarios
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Uniautonoma
Atlético Junior
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Deportivo Pasto
Independiente Medellín
12:45 AM GMT
Game Details
AS Roma
Manchester United
8:06 PM GMT
Game Details
Internazionale
Real Madrid
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
León de Huánuco
Cienciano del Cusco
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
San Martin
UTC
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
César Vallejo
Sporting Cristal
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Juan Aurich
Unión Comercio
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Sol de América
Libertad
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sportivo Luqueño
Rubio Ñú
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Comunicaciones
Coatepeque
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Marquense
Suchitepequez
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Xelaju
Penarol
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Chicago Red Stars
Houston Dash
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

The Drog has his day again

Chelsea 20 hours ago
Read
 Posted by Nick Miller
Jul 14, 2014

Eleven players looking for a new start

Sid Lowe gives the latest on who's arriving and who's leaving La Liga.

With the World Cup all wrapped up, clubs across the globe are frantically trying to finalise their squad lists before the new season starts. Nick Miller takes a look at the best 11 players currently available as free agents.

Goalkeeper: Guillermo Ochoa

Of course, the dangers of signing a player based on a good World Cup are well known. Not least because the tournament is such a world in itself where unlikely and frankly unrepresentative things happen, and because three to seven games is an extraordinarily small sample size that it's impossible to judge a player based only on the tournament.

That said, Guillermo Ochoa's reputation was strong even before his terrific performances in Brazil, performing well for Ajaccio last season despite their relegation from Ligue 1. An alternative name for the goalkeeping spot might be Victor Valdes, but the knee injury that caused him to miss the second half of the season at Barcelona and fail a medical at Monaco makes him even more of a risk than Ochoa.

Guillermo Ochoa had an excellent World Cup for Mexico.

Right-back: Carlos Cuellar

In truth, the free-agent market for defenders is a little thin. If this list was written a few weeks ago, then a back four of Bacary Sagna, Rio Ferdinand, Joleon Lescott and Ashley Cole would have looked very impressive indeed, but three of those have found new clubs while Ferdinand seems set to join QPR, so we're left with decidedly slim pickings.

That said, Carlos Cuellar is a versatile defender who can play anywhere along the back four, and at 32 still has a couple more years left in his legs yet, despite being released by Sunderland at the end of the season.

Carlos Cuellar is a free agent after being let go by Gus Poyet's Black Cats.

Left-back: John Arne Riise

While he is no longer the storming full-back of old with a left foot seemingly powered by Thor's hammer, John Arne Riise could still do a decent job for a club new to the Premier League. His know-how would be valuable for someone like Burnley, whose squad is thin on real top-flight experience.

Obviously nobody who played for Fulham last season is likely to have the highest reputation, but if Riise's parting shot after being released by the club is anything to go by, there may well have been extenuating circumstances for their relegation.

"Good luck, the team needs support, not people thinking they know everything," he said, addressing the Cottagers' fans. "And if you knew what went on behind the scenes you might have kept your mouths shut!"

John Arne Riise's left boot might lack the power of yesteryear, but he still has some valuable experience to offer a club.

Centre-back: Walter Samuel

Of course, this has the potential to be a complete calamity. Even in his peak years, Walter Samuel was hardly fleet of foot, a defender who relied on his positioning, his strength in the air and his physical presence to keep out attackers, rather than any sort of pace.

However, after spending the majority of his career in Italy, he might want a change of league to finish his career after leaving Internazionale, and a team looking for some experience at the back might want to consider the 36-year-old. They may have to move quickly, though, as the big Argentinean has been linked with Sampdoria in recent weeks.

Sampdoria have been sniffing around Walter Samuel, who would provide huge experience at the back.

Centre-back: Brede Hangeland

A few years ago, Brede Hangeland was hailed as one of the better central defenders in the Premier League, and strongly linked with moves to the likes of Arsenal. Now, he has been released by Fulham after their relegation, under a cloud of recriminations and blame-tossing.

Hangeland was upset at being informed of his release by email, going on to criticise Felix Magath's managerial style by saying the German tries to "mentally and physically batter his players."

That said, Hangeland was one of Fulham's better players last season, and could prove to be a shrewd acquisition for someone looking for a towering presence in their defence.

Brede Hangeland was heavily linked with Arsenal a few seasons back.

Midfield: Esteban Cambiasso

There's a case for Esteban Cambiasso to be considered the most underrated player of his generation.

In a position that is generally not given too many headlines, the Argentinean spoiler has been a dogged presence at the base of Inter's midfield for a decade, and it was perhaps surprising that he was allowed to leave at the end of the season, with plenty of life left in the 33-year-old yet.

He has been linked with a move to join his countryman Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, which would seem to be an ideal fit, given that in the absence of Sandro, Spurs lacked a genuine tackler in midfield last season.

Will Esteban Cambiasso link up with fellow countryman Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham this year?

Midfield: Frank Lampard

Obviously, the suggestions are that Frank Lampard will confirm a move to the newly-formed New York City in due course, probably spending some of next season playing on loan at their affiliate club Melbourne City (formerly Melbourne Heart).

However, at the time of writing nothing has been confirmed, so there might still be time for another club to swoop and offer him a role a little closer to home.

While Lampard would of course cost a fair whack in wages, one of the many plus-points to having him around is his adaptability, both in terms of his positional play -- dropping into a deeper midfield role for Chelsea last season -- but also his role in a team as a player, a quasi-coach and someone who can teach some youngsters a thing or two about midfield play.

Frank Lampard has said goodbye to Chelsea, and it looks like he is on his way to New York, via Melbourne.

Midfield: Matthew Etherington

Perhaps a victim of a change of manager more than anything else, Etherington was a regular at Stoke under Tony Pulis, but only featured 11 times after Mark Hughes took charge last season.

"I am 32," he said after his release. "I don't expect my career to be stopping, I am pretty confident of getting a club soon. If I'm lucky I have three or four years left. I might even go abroad, we will have to see what happens, but it is something I would look into."

Etherington won't trouble the left wings of any title contenders, but he would be a perfectly decent, cheap and experienced option for a side aiming for Premier League survival.

After Mark Hughes took charge of Stoke, Matthew Etherington's time on the pitch decreased dramatically.

Forward: Didier Drogba

He's still got it, has Didier Drogba. Not every time he plays, not consistently, and the glory days of 2009-10 when he scored 29 league goals are gone, but every now and then he provides a little reminder of what made him so brilliant.

After leaving Galatasaray at the end of the season, he's a free agent. There has been talk of a return to Chelsea in a player-coach capacity, and a reunion with Jose Mourinho certainly makes sense.

However, one wonders what Drogba might do if he was given another chance to be the main man for another year, to spearhead an attack, perhaps with some other younger forwards. There's still time and other Premier League clubs ...

Could a reunion between Jose Mourinho and Didier Drogba be on the cards?

Forward: Samuel Eto'o

Jose Mourinho might not be sure how old he is, but while Samuel Eto'o perhaps wasn't the striker Chelsea needed last season, his record was actually perfectly respectable.

He scored 12 goals in 23 starts in all competitions, meaning that at 33 he is still at worst an above-average top-level forward.

The one danger might be if Eto'o is signed by a club with few other strong characters, where he is allowed to dictate to a damaging degree, as he did at the World Cup for Cameroon and perhaps to a slightly lesser extent at Anzhi.

Still, if he is managed correctly, Eto'o is still a valuable asset.

Twelve goals in 23 starts last season is a good return -- meaning Samuel Eto'o will still attract some strong interest for his services.

Forward: Nicklas Bendtner

Stop laughing at the back!

One wonders what would have become of Nicklas Bendtner if it wasn't for his colossal ego, because there's a perfectly decent striker lurking in there somewhere. Somewhere.

Given the right set of circumstances, with the right manager and the right teammates, he could be a good Premier League forward, although that is admittedly something of a long shot.

Still, one does wonder about his state of mind if Bendtner really did think he was part of the World Cup ...

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.