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MLS Power Rankings: FC Dallas, LAFC finding form at the right time

Atlanta United remain top, but it's FC Dallas and LAFC who are making the right moves at the business end of the MLS season.. 1. Atlanta United Record: 19W-6D-5L Week 29 ranking: 1 After a wild 4-3 win on the road in San Jose on Wednesday, the Shield leaders grabbed three points at home in clinical 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday. The gap at the is now four points ahead of a clash with the New York Red Bulls next week. 2. New York Red Bulls Record: 18-5-7 Week…

Matt Hedges nods FC Dallas past the Vancouver Whitecaps and into Western Conference lead

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Dallas 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Matt Hedges headed home the winner in the 87th minute, and visiting FC Dallas beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Sunday to climb into first place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference. Maximiliano Urruti sent a corner kick into the box and Michael Barrios flicked on a header at the near post. Hedges attacked the ball at the far post and headed it in to break a 1-1 tie. FC Dallas jumped over Sporting Kansas City for the top spot in the West. The defeat was a blow to the Whitecaps' playoff…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic snaps LA Galaxy’s winless streak against the Seattle Sounders

Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped keep LA's playoff hopes alive, scoring the opener in a 3-0 win over Seattle. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a goal and an assist as the LA Galaxy snapped a seven-match winless streak and boosted their playoff hopes with a 3-0 victory against the visiting Seattle Sounders on Sunday in Carson, Calif. The Galaxy pulled within three points of sixth-place Seattle in the race for the Western Conference's final postseason berth, though the Sounders still have a game in hand. Los Angeles goalkeeper David Bingham was forced to make just one save in posting his seventh shutout of the season. Ibrahimovic…

Jay Simpson brace powers Philadelphia Union past Sporting Kansas City

Philadelphia Union Sporting Kansas City 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Philadelphia's rotation ahead of the U.S. Open Cup final gave Jay Simpson his chance to break an 18-month scoring drought in a win over Sporting KC. Jay Simpson scored his first two goals of the season, and John McCarthy made six saves in his first appearance in more than a year as the Philadelphia Union beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., on Sunday. Simpson made it 1-0 in the 71st minute when he volleyed from 14 yards a header by Alejandro Bedoya. Bedoya set him up again in the 89th minute, shortly after McCarthy made a lunging stop on Krisztian Nemeth. Philadelphia is one point behind the fou...

Premier League Team of the Weekend: Week 6

Steve Nicol breaks down his best XI from the sixth week of Premier League action and defends his inclusion of Pablo Zabaleta.

Juventus substitute Federico Bernardeschi 8/10 for well-deserved goal

Frosinone held on with gritted teeth but Juventus finally pierced through that strong defence, grabbing a 2-0 victory to make it five wins out of five. It was clear from the start that the home side had no intention of playing football. Registering 72% possession and attempting 30 shots on goal, Juventus simply spent their time launching attack after attack but couldn't find their way through against a stubborn defence. Uncharacteristically sloppy and wasteful in possession, the Bianconeri were…

Can D.C. or New England steal a playoff spot?

The FC guys review the MLS Eastern Conference standings and discuss the chances D.C. United or New England beat Montreal to the final playoff spot.

Transfer Talk: Wolverhampton to demand record fee for Ruben Neves

Steve Nicol breaks down his best XI from the sixth week of Premier League action and defends his inclusion of Pablo Zabaleta. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teamed up once again to lead Arsenal to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Everton. Andriy Yarmolenko had a painful miss in front of goal which could have given Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham their statement win of the young Premier League season. Stewart Robson explains why Maurizio Sarri's side struggled to come away from the London Stadium with a victory over West Ham. Andriy Yarmolenko had a painful miss in front of goal which could have given Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham their statement win of the young Premier League season. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teamed up once again to lead...

Paul Pogba continues to frustrate; Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starting to click

Nick Miller breaks down all the highs and lows from matchday six of the 2018-19 Premier League season in our Weekend Review. Goal of the weekend The top corner was peppered by Premier League forwards this weekend: James Maddison for Leicester against Huddersfield; Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal against Everton; Joao Moutinho for Wolves against Manchester United. But because of the slick, one-touch passing in the build-up, and because it was a reflection of Manchester City's superiority over both…

Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde perplexed by Clement Lenglet’s red card

BARCELONA — Ernesto Valverde lamented the VAR decision which saw Clement Lenglet sent off as Barcelona dropped their first points of the new La Liga season, held to a 2-2 draw by Catalan rivals Girona at Camp Nou on Sunday. Barca took an early lead through Lionel Messi but the game swung in the 35th minute when Lenglet, making his first league start following a €36 million summer switch from Sevilla, was dismissed for elbowing Pere Pons after intercepting the ball. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga MX, then go head-to-head in leagues against your friends or people around the world. Sign up for free! How to play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Your team will be made up of eight players, at four diff...

Manchester City must emulate Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus domination – Pep Guardiola

Manchester City hit five goals past Cardiff City, led by Riyad Mahrez's two goal effort. Five goal thriller at the Cardiff City stadium as Aguero scores on his 300th appearance for Manchester City. Man City rebounded after their Champions League defeat by putting five goals past Cardiff City. Craig Burley says if he were picking the Man City team, he'd choose Sergio Aguero to start because of his scintillating goalscoring form over the years. CARDIFF, Wales — Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City to become one of the biggest clubs in Europe by dominating the Premier League. The Premier League champions moved up to second with the 5-0 victory over Cardiff City on Saturday, four days after their home defeat to Lyon in the Champions League. – Player ratings: Gundogan 9/10 ...

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba calls for more attacking football at Old Trafford

Steve Nicol breaks down what impressed and frustrated him about Paul Pogba's performance in Manchester United's draw against Wolves. Manchester United's Jose Mourinho insists he was more disappointed in his side's 1-1 draw against Wolves than during his 3-0 defeat to Tottenham. Joao Moutinho's fantastic second-half goal was enough to give his Wolves side a deserved point at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson was honoured by the club after returning to Old Trafford for the first time since having emergency brain surgery in May. MANCHESTER, England — Paul Pogba questioned why Manchester United can not muster more attacking football at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho's team were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves on Saturday and afterwards Pogba said they had not been a...