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Europa League group stage draw - when is it and what time is it?

Take a look back at Sevilla's path to their third-straight UEFA Europa League trophy.
Europa League

The draw for the group stage of the Europa League takes place at midday BST, 7 a.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 26.

The 48 teams are separated into four pots ranked in order of UEFA team coefficient, which is based on a club's performance in the Champions League and the Europa League over the past five years.

The 12 highest-ranked teams will be in pot 1, the next 12 in pot 2, then pot 3 with the lowest-ranked 12 in pot 4.

No team can play a club from their own association. Clubs from Russia and Ukraine cannot...

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Champions League group stage draw - when is it and what time is it?

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Mark Donaldson predict which of the top clubs will join the group stage in the Champions League.

The draw for the group stage of the Champions League takes place at 5 p.m. BST, midday ET on Thursday, Aug. 25.

The 32 teams are separated into four pots. Pot 1 contains the holders (Real Madrid) and the champions of the top 7 leagues, as ranked by UEFA country coefficient.

The remaining three pots are ranked in order of UEFA team coefficient, which is based on a club's performance in the Champions League and the Europa League over the past five years. The eight highest-ranked teams will be in pot...

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EFL Cup third round draw

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack said Jurgen Klopp has the mental strength to lead Liverpool to the EPL title.
Redevelopment at Anfield means Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will travel to play Burton in the second round of the EFL Cup.

The draw for the third round of this season's EFL Cup will take place at around 10 p.m. BST, 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

This round sees the English clubs involved in European competition enter the competition, joining the 25 winning teams from round two: Arsenal, Leicester City, Manchester City, Manchester United, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

The draw will be made live on UK television following the conclusion of Accrington Stanley vs. Burnley, which kicks off at 7.45...

Sigi Schmid had Sounders' support, but 'give and take' with Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey led the charge for the Sounders as his brace led Seattle over Portland 3-1 Sunday night.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno reflects on the news of Sigi Schmid parting ways with the Seattle Sounders.
Former Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller talks about the coaching change in Seattle.

Sigi Schmid doesn't think he lost the Seattle Sounders locker room during his final days in charge, but he admitted that at times his relationship with star forward Clint Dempsey "wasn't as productive as it needed to be."

After Schmid was let go last month during his eighth season with the club, Soccer Wire reported that there had been considerable unrest inside the Sounders' locker room.

A 3-0 defeat at Sporting Kansas City was also pointed to as evidence that not all the players were on board under...

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UCL: Roma see red and fall to Porto, Celtic hang on to reach group stage

Roma's Champions League campaign is over before it began, losing 3-0 to Porto and earning two red cards in the process.

Roma crashed out of the Champions League before the group stage following two more red cards in a 3-0 home defeat to Porto on Wednesday.

After Thomas Vermaelen had been sent off in the 1-1 first leg, Daniele De Rossi and Emerson followed in Rome as Porto advanced to the group stage.

Felipe opened the scoring in the eighth minute, heading in a free kick at the far post.

Porto reached the Champions League group stage by defeating Roma on Tuesday.

De Rossi, starting at centre-back in place of Vermaelen, was dismissed in the 39th minute for a clumsy tackle on...

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Michy Batshuayi hits two for Chelsea, Liverpool thrash Burton in EFL Cup

Michy Batshuayi scored twice on his first start for Chelsea.

Michy Batshuayi struck a brace on his full debut for Chelsea as they held off Bristol Rovers to win 3-2 and advance into the third round of the EFL Cup.

Batshuayi, who scored from off the bench in the Blues' 2-1 victory over Watford on Saturday, fired his side into the lead in the 29th minute following a Nemanja Matic pass.

Victor Moses then made it two just two minutes later with a close-range finish, only for Peter Hartley to then soon pull one back for the visitors.

Batshuayi extended...