ESPN FC TV debate: Are Bayern better this season than last?

Posted by Gabriele Marcotti and Craig Burley

In the first of a regular feature, ESPN FC contributors go head-to-head to debate one of the big topics of the day. This week, it's Gabriele Marcotti vs. Craig Burley on the subject of whether Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich are superior to Jupp Heynckes' all-conquering 2012-13 side...

Marcotti:
Yes, Bayern are better this season than last. Whether they win more than last season is yet to be determined (they've already won the European Super Cup and Club World Cup... no giggling in the back! Continue Reading...

Show highlights and what's coming up

Posted by Amber Spruill

Another exciting week of Champions League action kicks off today, and we have Derek Rae, Shaka Hislop, Alejandro Moreno, and Craig Burley with us for reaction from the Zenit-Dortmund and Olympiakos-Man United matches.  Be sure to tune in at 5:30pm ET on ESPN2 for all the highlights!

Here’s recap of yesterday’s show!

Alejandro Moreno discussed Barcelona’s recent struggles in La Liga.

Ian Darke looked back at Jonjo Shelvey’s decision not to celebrate in front of his old fans at Anfield after scoring for Swansea. Continue Reading...

Show highlights and what's coming up

Posted by Amber Spruill

 

 

Join us today on ESPN2 at 5:30pm ET as we welcome back the Europa League with highlights from all the biggest games. The guys will review this week’s Champions League matches, especially Mesut Ozil’s performance for Arsenal. Also, US Soccer will be announcing their Hall of Fame inductees later today. Alexi Lalas, Raphael Honigstein, Shaka Hislop, Steve Nicol, and Craig Burley join host Max Bretos.

In the meantime, here’s a look back at yesterday’s show! Continue Reading...

Show highlights and what's coming up

Posted by Amber Spruill

Tune in at 5:30pm ET on ESPN2 as we look back at another exciting day of Champions League action. We’ll break down everything you need to know about Arsenal-Bayern Munich and Atletico’s big match against AC Milan. Was Man City a victim of bad refereeing against Barcelona last night? Manuel Pellegrini certainly thinks so. Join Gab Marcotti, Alejandro Moreno, Craig Burley, Paul Mariner and host Max Bretos as they discuss all the Champions League latest.

Here’s what happened on yesterday’s show! Continue Reading...

Champions League is BACK!

Posted by Lauren Vassallo

We're all looking forward to the return of Champions League today. Where will you be watching the games?

Wherever you go, be sure to click over to ESPN2 at 5:30 p.m. to watch a full recap of the Manchester City vs Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen vs PSG games on ESPN FC! We'll also be previewing tomorrow's UCL games and we have Shaka's bloopers!

Yesterday's show featured NY Red Bulls and former Arsenal superstar Thierry Henry who chose Dennis Bergkamp over Lionel Messi. Our team reacted. Continue Reading...

Show highlights and what's coming up

Posted by Amber Spruill



Tune in today at 5:30pm ET on ESPN 2 for the latest episode of ESPN FC. We’ll take a look at Liverpool’s title chances, the finals of the Coppa Italia and the Copa del Rey, Clint Dempsey’s inability to get playing time at Fulham, and the midweek’s top five goals!

Here’s what happened on yesterday’s show!

Stewart Robson gave his take on Arsenal’s lack of fire power in their 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

Special guest, Mikael Silvestre, discussed Liverpool’s Premier League title chances. Continue Reading...

Show highlights and what's coming up

Posted by Amber Spruill



Tune in at 5:30pm ET on ESPN2 for tonight’s ESPN FC. We’ll look back at Liverpool’s impressive win against Arsenal, the evolution of Eden Hazard, and get ready for Alejandro Moreno’s “Filthy 5”!

In the meantime, here are the highlights from last night’s show!

Alejandro explained how Man United’s defense is to blame for their poor play.

Julien Laurens pointed out how Arsenal’s performance early in their game against Liverpool was a sign of bad things to come. Continue Reading...

Coming up on today's show

Posted by Daniel Krieg



Tune into ESPN2 at 5:30pm ET for today's ESPN FC. David Beckham joins the show to discuss bringing MLS to Miami and why the sport will succeed in South Beach. We also look back at the Copa Del Rey semifinal first legs as Real Madrid hosts their inter-city rival, Atletico, while Barcelona faces Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou. Continue Reading...

Show highlights and what's coming up

Posted by Daniel Krieg



Tune into ESPNEWS at 6pm ET for tonight's ESPN FC. We'll look back at Chelsea's impressive win against Man City and what it means for each team's title hopes. It's also a busy day of Cup action as PSG and Fiorentina are in action, while Americans Clint Dempsey and Aron Johannsson play for Fulham and AZ Alkmaar, respectively.

While you await those games, here are the highlights from last night's show!

Craig Burley discussed what went wrong for Man City as their 20-match unbeaten streak came to and end. Continue Reading...

Show highlights and what's coming up

Posted by Daniel Krieg



Tune into ESPN2 at 5:30pm ET for tonight's ESPN FC. A champion won't be crowned like last night in New Jersey, but today's Man City-Chelsea match will go a long way to deciding the Premier League title race. We look back at the big match in Manchester and discuss what it means for the rest of the season. We also back at Cristiano Ronaldo's red card Sunday at Bilbao, and Alejandro Moreno unveils his weekly Filthy Five!

In the meantime, here are highlights from last night's show! Continue Reading...

Transfer deadline day

Posted by Daniel Krieg



Tune into ESPN2 at 5pm ET for a special one-hour Transfer Deadline Day show of ESPN FC. We will have Sid Lowe from Madrid, Gab Marcotti in London, and our usual cast of characters in studio including Craig Burley, Shaka Hislop, & Ale Moreno. Plus, Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman join the show from Los Angeles as they sit down with USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and defender Omar Gonzalez.

While you get ready for what will hopefully be a frantic finale to an otherise quiet January transfer window, here are the highlights from last night's show. Continue Reading...