Paris Saint-Germain
LIVE 52'
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
New York City FC
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
Seattle Sounders FC
Game Details
France U19
Italy U19
Game Details
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Game Details

Nolito says he chose Manchester City move over Barcelona

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted that he will shake old adversary Jose Mourinho's hand, when his side take on Manchester United on Monday.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, has reiterated the fitness of captain Vincent Kompany is the most important thing and not when the defender will play again.
The ESPN FC crew evaluate why Yaya Toure is still at Manchester City.

BEIJING -- Nolito has said he turned down Barcelona to sign for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Nolito, 29, said he had a straight decision between the two clubs and opted to join the Premier League side in a £13.8 million move from Celta Vigo

Nolito started his career at the Camp Nou, where Guardiola promoted him to the first team, and said the Catalan coach was one of the major factors behind his decision to reject his former club.

"The truth is I enjoyed working with him in Barcelona...

Manchester City sent groundsman to Beijing over pitch concerns - source

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted that he will shake old adversary Jose Mourinho's hand, when his side take on Manchester United on Monday.
The FC crew breakdown how they see the rivalry between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho unfolding in the teams' first meeting.
Gael Clichy says the players are enjoying Pep Guardiola's approach as they prepare for their ICC clash with Man United.
Fabian Delph is enjoying working under Pep Guardiola, branding the Spaniard the ' best manager in the world'.

BEIJING -- Manchester City sent a groundsman to the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing 10 days ago to try ensure their preseason derby with Manchester United goes ahead, a club source has told ESPN FC.

Concerns were raised about the state of the pitch following a deluge of rain in the Chinese capital. City responded by sending over deputy head groundsman Craig Knight to help local ground staff repair the pitch after large areas were hit by fungus, which made it virtually unplayable.

The Manchester Evening...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet welcomes competition of Loris Karius

The ESPN FC panel look at Liverpool's signings in the summer transfer window and what it means for Liverpool's EPL season.

Simon Mignolet says competition for his starting goalkeeper role from new signing Loris Karius will only help him and Liverpool improve this season.

Liverpool brought in Karius from Mainz in May, and the 22-year-old immediately set his sights on winning Mignolet's job, even passing up a chance to play in the Olympics.

But Mignolet, speaking to reporters in California ahead of Liverpool's games in the International Champions Cup, said he welcomed the challenge of retaining the spot he's had for three...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Michy Batshuayi realised 'childhood dream' with move to Chelsea

The ESPN FC crew debate if Chelsea or Arsenal have the better chance of winning the Premier League this season.

Michy Batshuayi says he has fulfilled a "childhood dream" by joining Chelsea.

The 22-year-old completed his move from Marseille earlier this month, and the Belgium international left for the U.S. on Sunday for their preseason tour in the International Champions Cup.

Batshuayi, who already scored for his new club in a friendly against Austrian side Atus Ferlach last week, said he can already tell the Chelsea have lofty goals for the upcoming season.

"It feels fantastic to be here, it's a...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Raphael Varane not leaving Real Madrid, says 'best is still ahead of me'

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Tommy Smyth assess the chances of Raphael Varane moving to Manchester United.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane says he has no desire to leave the Santiago Bernabeu despite a decrease in playing time.

Varane did not see the pitch as often once Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez as Madrid coach in January, with the new boss selecting Pepe instead.

The 23-year-old had been linked to a move earlier this summer, but Jose Mourinho has since signed a centre-back in Eric Bailly, and Marca reported last week that Varane rejected a move to Old Trafford.


ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

David Moyes back in Manchester after Sunderland plane forced to land

Former Everton and Man Utd boss David Moyes has been named the new manager of Sunderland. We take a look at the Scotsman's stats.
The FC crew discuss whether David Moyes' successful past with Everton will make him the right man for the Sunderland job.

New Sunderland manager David Moyes made an unexpected return to Manchester on Sunday when the airplane carrying the team was forced to make an emergency landing.

Moyes, who managed Manchester United in the 2013-14 season, was diverted to Manchester Airport when Sunderland's Eastern Airways flight from Newcastle to Geneva experienced a technical failure.

"It was a flight carrying the Sunderland football team," a spokesperson for Manchester Airport told the Manchester Evening News.