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  1. Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel are top Belgium prosepects this season -...

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    How did a country smaller than the state of Maryland become Europe's premier source of soccer talent? Leander Schaerlaeckens looks at young Belgian talent in ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  2. Fabio Capello quits -- Odds for next manager of England

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Who will replace Fabio Capello as England manager? Here are the favorites, according to the bookmakers.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  3. Soccer -- Will Financial Fair Play end football's reckless spendi...

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules have gone into effect, but will they save European football from itself?

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  4. Champions League -- Ajax's diminished expectations in Europe - so...

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Ajax might not be the European powerhouse it once was, but this writer still loves to pull for the Dutch team's beautifully attacking football.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  5. Manchester United -- Alex Ferguson talks to ESPN about his club's...

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    What's the key to a football club's success? For Manchester United, it's pretty simple -- its manager, Alex Ferguson, who's still hungry after all these years.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2011
  6. Soccer: MLS 2011 team preview, Toronto FC

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Total Football in Toronto? That's the plan for new coach Aron Winter, but the revolution will take time -- and sacrifice.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2011
  7. Soccer: European clubs continue to tempt fate

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Profits may be on the rise, but if European soccer clubs don't curb their spending, UEFA will soon come down hard on them

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  8. Soccer: Arsenal on the move in the World Power Rankings

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Our weekly take on the best football clubs from around the world.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2011
  9. Soccer: Feyenoord Rotterdam's gradual downfall has been painful t...

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    The slow downfall of Feyenoord has been painful to watch, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2010
  10. Soccer: Is European football eating itself

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    There's serious cause for concern about the financial state of most European soccer clubs. Huge debt, cash crunches, mismanagement -- all the warning signs are there for an economic collapse. Soccer is eating itself, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2010
  11. Soccer: Worst teams in the transfer market

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    If you're looking for savvy football clubs -- the type that get a lot of bang for the buck -- look elsewhere. This is the economic hall of shame, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  12. Soccer: Brazil beats U.S. 2-0 in friendly

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Brazil's beautiful game was more than enough to defeat the U.S., which continues to struggle on defense.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  13. Soccer: Smartest buyers, sellers

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    While every club dabbles in the transfer market, these five are masters at knowing when to buy and sell players for maximum value.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2010
  14. 2010 World Cup: Dutch tarnished their reputation

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    The World Cup final will be remembered for the night beautiful football died, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2010
  15. 2010 World Cup: Will U.S. reach the knockout stage?

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Leander Schaerlaeckens looks at the different ways the U.S. could advance to the knockout stage.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2010