Somewhere in Los Angeles, in a corner of his house perhaps near where he stows his golf clubs, Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena must be sticking pins in his David Beckham doll and hoping for a quick end to the Beckham experiment, which has turned into a frantic dance as Becks juggles his social calendar among his myriad interests, and the Galaxy, too.. David Beckham is again expected to miss a Los Angeles Galaxy game to attend to “business” in England.
Only Mourinho Can Stop the Coaching Rumors
José Mourinho, who is under contract with Real Madrid but has been linked to jobs with nearly every top soccer club in England, is doing nothing to stop those rumors.
Wayne Rooney proving to be a great Manchester United.
Wayne Rooneys tenure at Manchester United has had its highs and lows, but as captain, Rooney is having his greatest impact on the club.. FC TV: United dismantle City in derby - Premier League Team of the Weekend.
Ander Herrera the best, Falcao worst<br> of Man Uniteds summer signings
Manchester Uniteds outlay on transfers last summer was the greatest in the clubs history. Throughout their quarter-century as Englands dominant football club United have inevitably signed a succession of good footballers, but never have they been a .
As Soccer Season Starts, Theres Money Left to Be Spent
A billion dollars has been spent by the big European clubs, but it seems at least as much is left to be gambled before the trading window shuts on Sept. 2.
For Ribéry, a Waiting Game
The summer soccer gravy train has run two-thirds of its journey from June through August, and Franck Ribéry is not yet aboard.
Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria scores incredible Rabona goal.
Injuries, faltering form and childish red cards have left some supporters questioning the Argentines ability, will he be a flop at Old Trafford? Under pressure ahead of this afternoons crucial Manchester derby, Di Marias sponsors adidas have shared.
Falcao moved to tears by struggles at Man United, former agent says
Radamel Falcaos former agent claims the Colombian striker has been driven to tears by his Manchester United predicament. Falcao signed for United in a big-money season-long loan deal from Monaco on transfer deadline day in September, but has .
Manchester United are not willing to sell Angel Di Maria.
Manchester United are determined to keep Angel Di Maria at Old Trafford, club sources have told ESPN FC, despite recent uncertainty over his future. Reports of United manager Louis van Gaal berating Di Maria, 27, in the��.
Marouane Fellaini exemplifies turmoil and turnaround at Manchester United
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 12: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United (C) celebrates as he scores their second goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on April .
Money Buys a Lot, but Not Everything, in Soccer
Money can’t buy the patience needed to grow a team from scratch, like Barcelona.
Manchester United scout Dutch wonderkid dubbed new Arjen Robben
The Daily Mirror claim that Louis van Gaal has sent scouts to track the 17-year-old winger, dubbed the new Arjen Robben. The wide man turned heads at the European under-17 Championships where he emerged as one of Hollands stand-out players.
Frank Lampard, in Statement, Says He’ll Join New York City F.C. in Summer
Manchester Citys Lampard sought on Friday to explain the confusion over his contract and reassure fans in New York that he will join the M.L.S. team in the summer.. Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard explains confusion over his contract and reassures soccer fans that he is joining MLSs New York City F C in 2015.
Man United striker Robin van Persie fit to face Man City in.
The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on the Manchester derby and get animated when asked who would win in a friendly between Venezuela and Scotland. The battle for Europe between Arsenal, Manchester United,��.
Mitten: Van Gaal and Blind earn praise
Sources tell ESPN FC that Blind knew of Uniteds firm interest as long ago as March 2014 and while his agent played naive in public, he knew for certain that his client was coming to Manchester well before the public did in a��.
Liverpool FC striker trolls Manchester United fans on Twitter
The controversial Italian goaded supporters of his long-standing adversaries after former club Manchester City took the lead in this afternoons Manchester derby. Balotellis old strike partner Sergio Aguero silenced Old Trafford with his early opener.
An American Triumphs in England
By any yardstick, Tim Howards first season as Manchester Uniteds starting goalkeeper was a personal triumph. But when an über-soccer club like United does not take home enough trophies, or silverware as the British would say, focusing on the personal could be considered objectionable, if not downright job-threatening.. New Jersey native goaltender Tim Howard is enjoying successful season with Manchester United, which will come to US for ChampionsWorld Series; photos (M)
Antonio Valencia discipline sees Rafael marginalised at Manchester Utd
Though Manchester Uniteds performances were all over the place for several months, Van Gaal was always adamant that his system -- his philosophy -- would come first. This philosophy, while it took its time to manifest on the pitch, had some.
Robin van Persie ruled out of Manchester United game v.
Robin van Persie has not played for Manchester United since he suffered an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Feb. 21.. Nicol: I thought City would win comfortably �� ESPN FC TV 4 hours ago. Read��.
Phil Jones and Chris Smalling may leave Manchester.
With recent impressive victories over Tottenham at Old Trafford and Liverpool at Anfield, it seems things had finally started to click for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United.. The FC TV team break down the situation:.
Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind ready for derby ferocity
The 25-year-old, who joined United from Ajax last summer, said the more patient Dutch philosophy of passing football was impossible to achieve in the Premier League. You cant survive playing like that in England, he said. The tempo and sheer speed.
New York City F.C. Coach Learning Manchester Way
The English soccer club Manchester City, along with the Yankees, will operate the Major League Soccer team when it begins play next season.. New York City FC makes its debut in Major League Soccer in 2015, and coach Jason Kreis is immersing himself in all things Manchester City, which will operate club along with New York Yankees.
Juan Mata talks up Ander Herrera understanding at Manchester United
Juan Mata believes he shares an instinctive understanding with his Manchester United teammate Ander Herrera. The two Spaniards have been paired recently with Mata the right winger and Herrera the right of the three central midfielders in Louis van Gaal.
Late Goal Is a Lifeline for Manchester United
Paul Scholes’s header in injury time beats Manchester City before Chelsea falls at Tottenham.
Colorado Advances to the M.L.S. Final
Manchester United scored two goals in the final eight minutes Saturday to tie at Aston Villa, 2-2, in the English Premier League.
Manchester United and Chelsea Stay Perfect in Champions League
The English soccer clubs registered their third straight victories in the Champions League to move closer to the knockout phase.
Borussia Dortmund calm over Man United target Mats.
Borussia Dortmund are completely relaxed about Mats Hummels future despite reports linking him with a move to Manchester United. Hummels told kicker on Monday that he is considering his Dortmund future and sources��.
Manchester United Manchester City
Kompany, 29, signed for City from Hamburg in 2008 and has since made 199 Premier League starts for the club, helping them to two top-flight titles. The Belgium international is a doubt for Citys meeting against United at Old Trafford on Sunday, a team.
Van Gaal finally gets Manchester United team selection right
Even if you werent one of the 70,000 or so people inside Old Trafford on Sunday, you could probably hear the sighs of relief and recognition coming from the Manchester United fans. United won, but that was hardly the point. This was the first time in.
Football App, a German Start-Up, Gets U.S. Investment
. A $7 million investment by Union Square Ventures comes as Berlin is gaining credibility as one of Europe’s largest technology hubs.
A Moment’s Peace for Liverpool’s Lost
Liverpool’s first home soccer match since the findings of an inquiry into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster were published just so happens to be against its bitter rival, Manchester United.. Essay by Steven Cotton on soccer match between bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester United; expresses hope that fans at the game will show compassion, noting that it is Liverpool’s first home match since the findings of an inquiry into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, when more than 90 Liverpool fans were crushed to death in an unsafe, poorly policed stadium.
Parker: Man United need Gareth Bale
Real Madrids Gareth Bale is exactly what Manchester United need for next season. The Welshman has everything to get the Old Trafford faithful off their seats, like my old teammate Eric Cantona. And Bale could be even better because he is much quicker .
Manchester Uniteds Marouane Fellaini has made himself a.
The ESPN FC crew break down Manchester Uniteds chances of finishing in a top-four spot in the Premier League. The ESPN FC crew break down the tactical change for Juan Mata in Manchester Uniteds formation against��.
Manchester United, Liverpool clash with Champions League spot at stake
Manchester United and Liverpool are the most successful clubs in English history, but, for all the hype in the run-up to their matches against each other, it has been rare that they have been competing for the same position in the league when they meet.
Manchester United Paying Record Fee
Manchester United will sign the Argentine Carlos Tévez for a British transfer record fee of $63.52 million, according to news media reports on Saturday.
Howard Says He’s Glad to Return to England
Goalkeeper Tim Howard was traded from Manchester United to Everton and now has an opportunity to return to regular play in the English Premier League.
Talent Runs Deep in 2 Different Families
They are two sets of brothers, born into sporting families. Their game is soccer -- but their movement, their touch on the ball and the very essence of their approach is different.
Premier League - Arsenal win big against Liverpool while.
Manchester United climbed above their noisy neighbours into third position thanks to a 3-1 win over Aston Villa which included a stunning strike from Wayne Rooney. ESPN FCs Craig Burley recaps Manchester Uniteds��.
Manchester United vs. Aston Villa - Young, Fellaini and.
Musa Okwonga looks ahead to Manchester Uniteds clash with Aston Villa and believes Juan Mata is in the mood and finding form at just the right time.
Transfer Talk - Manchester United free to get Mats Hummels.
Manchester United free to get Hummels; Chelsea plan Pogba swap. ESPN FC Insider Tor-Kristian Karlsen wonders how Mats Hummels attacking mindset can transfer to the Premier League. As the summer window draws��.
Manchester United receive boost in their chase for Borussia.
The Mats Hummels-to-Manchester United saga has stretched on seemingly endlessly, but the German defender has reportedly said he plans to leave the Bundesliga at some point in his career.. Man United receive boost in their chase for Dortmunds Mats Hummels. ESPN FC Insider Tor-Kristian Karlsen wonders how Mats Hummels attacking mindset can transfer to the Premier League. As the summer window draws ever closer, the transfer rumours and gossip��.
U.S. TV Guide: Donovan, Dempsey, Ream and More
Saturdays Manchester United-Liverpool game (7:45 a.m., ESPN2, ESPN3) is the marquee matchup this weekend, and yes, we will be watching.. Manchester United meets Liverpool, and Landon Donovan may be making his final Premier League appearance for Everton, against Chelsea.
Carrick remains a key man
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal says Michael Carrick is his second captain, and a very important player for the team as he signs one year contract extension. The ESPN FC crew break down Manchester Uniteds��.
Rooney helps Utd rediscover swagger
So lets go back to this seasons earlier Manchester derby, in which City beat United 1-0 and felt they had established the new order of things in the city. Thats when I claimed loudly in this space that United took more from defeat than City did in.
An American Defender at West Ham Sees It All, and Then Some
Jonathan Spector, a 20-year-old American defender from Chicago, has a unique panorama for his tumultuous first season with West Ham United of the English Premier League.
Transfer Talk Sami Khedira a Manchester United target.
On-loan Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has played down talk of a move to Juventus, as speculation about an imminent exit from Old Trafford continues to grow. As the summer window draws ever closer, the��.
Danny Welbeck nets winner as Arsenal beat Man Utd in FA.
ESPN FCs Alejandro Moreno and Craig Burley point out that Louis van Gaals tactical inefficiencies are affecting Manchester Uniteds style of play. ESPN FCs Alejandro Moreno and Craig Burley weigh in on Manchester��.
Breaking a Contract Not Unusual in Europe
The idea that a player should not be held to contracts they agreed to willingly, may be considered improper in American sports, but acceptable in Europe.
Manchester United motivated by their critics, says Phil Jones
Phil Jones says Manchester United have been motivated by the criticism they have received this season. The United defender feels they have proved their doubters wrong on a run that has put them on course to qualify for the Champions League. United have .
Manchester United produce finest performance of the Van Gaal era
Juan Matas creativity and distribution in midfield, along with Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera, enabled Manchester United to be as fluid as theyve ever been under Louis van Gaal. MF Juan Mata, 8 -- The intricate passing between Mata, Carrick and .
Aleksandar Dragovic stays cool amid Man United and.
ESPN FC was told in January that United were considering making a move for Dragovic, and Nachrichten has reported that 23 clubs -- including United, Liverpool, Juventus, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and��.
Premier League Underdog Shows Fight
Blackpool is operating on a shoestring budget under an unusual coach, but it is performing far better than expected.