Real Sociedad
Game Details
Hellas Verona
Game Details
RB Leipzig
Game Details
CD Nacional de Madeira
Game Details
Unión de Santa Fe
Game Details

Blog - The Scout's Notebook

Isaiah Brown has the potential to be Chelsea's next great youth product

Jose Mourinho refused to comment on whether he's made an approach for FC Tokyo star Yoshinori Muto, but admitted commercial interests and modern football are inseparable.

It has been a whirlwind few days for Isaiah Brown. On Friday, he captained the Chelsea under-19 side to a 4-0 victory over Roma in their UEFA Youth League semifinal in Nyon. Afterwards, he flew back to England to take his place on the bench for the senior team's league match at Queens Park Rangers. After the final whistle on Sunday, he returned to Switzerland. And on Monday, he was decisive in the U-19 side's final success over Shakhtar Donetsk.

It was Brown who opened the scoring seven minutes...

 By Alex Labidou

Scouting Ventura Alvarado, Gyasi Zardes, Greg Garza

USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann joins ESPN FC's Taylor Twellman to discuss the state of his United States side.

Despite some mixed results in 2015, the U.S. national team has shown glimpses of its future in giving minutes to some exciting young prospects Ventura Alvarado, Gyasi Zardes and Greg Garza. To get an assessment of their potential, ESPN FC reached out to a scout who works for a UEFA Champions League team in one of Europe's top leagues.

Ventura Alvarado

Age: 22
Position: Center-back
Club: Club America

Strengths: Alvarado possesses a good technical level, as well as range in his passing. He's comfortable...

UEFA Youth League stars to watch: Chelsea, Roma, Shakhtar, Anderlecht

Dominic Solanke has impressed for Chelsea in the tournament.

The winner of the second edition of the UEFA Youth League will be decided in Nyon, Switzerland this weekend. On Friday, Chelsea will face Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk will square off against Anderlecht in the semifinals, while on Monday the two winning sides will compete for the trophy. With holders Barcelona already eliminated, there will be a new name on the silverware this time around.

There have been a number of interesting players on show throughout the tournament, and here are some to look out...

Vazquez could use Italy call-up to prove success isn't limited to Palermo

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner and Mark Donaldson preview the international friendly between Italy and England in Turin.
Argentinian-born Franco Vazquez could make his Italy debut vs. England on Tuesday.

Franco Vázquez will become the latest member of Italy's national team if he takes to the field against England in Turin on Tuesday. The Argentinian-born attacking midfielder, whose mother hails from Padua in northern Italy, has enjoyed an excellent season in Serie A with Palermo with seven goals and nine assists and is expected to make his debut off the bench for Antonio Conte's side.

Vázquez was born in Tanti, Córdoba province to an Italian mother and Argentinian father. He grew...

Kevin Wimmer: Commanding centre-back could blossom at Tottenham

Kevin Wimmer has made 25 Bundesliga appearances for Cologne this season.

Background information:

Tottenham Hotspur have what is comfortably the worst defensive record in the top half of the Premier League. With backup options Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches contenders to depart this summer, it is therefore unsurprising that the club have been connected with a number of defensive reinforcements. The firmest link came last week, with reports that they had agreed a deal for Cologne centre-back Kevin Wimmer.

The 22-year-old was born in the city of Wels, in northern Austria,...

Leroy Sané scared Real Madrid and continues to shine for Schalke

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Sane goal (57') Real Madrid 3-3 Schalke

The Scout's Notebook this week looks at one of the rising stars in the Bundesliga who gave Real Madrid a fright in the Champions League ...

Background Information

Champions League debuts don't get much better than the one Leroy Sané enjoyed against Real Madrid last Tuesday. Given his opportunity by an early injury to Eric Choupo-Moting, he produced a truly superb strike from the edge of the area to bring Schalke back to 3-3 in the middle of a pulsating match that so nearly saw them complete...