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  1. All-time Top 20: No. 20 Eusebio

    John Brewin

    For the next two weeks, ESPN FC is counting down the 20 greatest World Cup players of all time, with two unveiled per day until the final five. The identity of the No. 1 player will be announced on April 18. Name: Eusebio da Silva Ferreira Nati...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  2. Video: Fans of Portuguese lower league club relentlessly troll li...

    Chris Wright

    Obviously not enthralled by their team's performance against opponents CF Perosinho in the Portuguese lower leagues, a small gaggle of SC Ermesinde fans decided to pass the time by making the linesman on duty's afternoon a complete and utter misery. ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  3. Villa looking to protect unbeaten home record vs. Mourinho

    Kevin Hughes

    He's won league championships in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal, led two different clubs to Champions League glory, and coached some of the most technically gifted footballers in the world. But there's something missing from Jose Mourinho's glitt...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. Castro's home comforts for Porto after Fonseca ordeal

    Andy Brassell

    Last Thursday, the day after FC Porto confirmed Paulo Fonseca had become only the fifth head coach in the club's history to leave his post mid-season, the sports newspaper O Jogo chose not his image for its cover but that of his immediate replacement...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  5. A Downward Spiral in Portugal


    On Monday, the U.S. women's soccer team lost to Denmark 5-3 at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. After a loss to Sweden on Friday, which ended the team's 43-game unbeaten streak, the USWNT has lost consecutive games for the first time since 2001 -- a span...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  6. Mexicans Abroad: Vela, Ochoa and Moreno in action

    Andrea Canales

    Mexicans playing in European leagues in Spain, France, Portugal, Holland and Germany saw little or no action this past weekend. Carlos Vela, La Liga Maybe Vela was slightly unnerved by Mexican legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco calling him names earlier in...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  7. Japan beat Sweden late to reach Algarve final, U.S. loses to Denm...

    Aya Miyama scored a last-minute penalty on Monday as Japan beat Sweden 2-1 to advance to the Algarve Cup final.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  8. 2014 Algarve Cup -- U.S. women lose to Sweden, end 43-game unbeat...

    The U.S. women's soccer team lost 1-0 Friday to Sweden at the Algarve Cup, ending its 43-game unbeaten run.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  9. Five ways the World Cup differs from the club game

    Simon Kuper

    The soccer played at World Cups is unique so with that in mind, here are five ways in which the game in Brazil will differ from club competition: 1. More defending At the last two World Cups, the average game produced only 2.3 goals per game. Th...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  10. William Carvalho making late bid for World Cup inclusion

    Christopher Atkins

    Name: William Carvalho Age: 21 Club: Sporting CP Position: Defensive Midfield Nationality: Portuguese Each year, the top European football clubs scout hundreds of players worldwide in the hope of ensuring success in the transfer market. Specul...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  11. Chelsea's Jose Mourinho says U.S. can create problems in World Cu...

    Associated Press

    World Cup news

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  12. Portugal reveal strong hand in Cameroon demolition

    Andy Brassell

    It was a night of surprises, underpinned by the inevitable. Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal's outright all-time leading scorer -- ahead of Pedro Pauleta -- in the 21st minute, rolling Joao Pereira's cross around a bemused Nicolas N'Koulou before dr...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  13. U.S. women draw vs. Japan in Algarve Cup opener

    The U.S. women played Japan to a 1-1 draw in the Algarve Cup opener Wednesday in Portugal.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  14. The great U.S. debate: Lalas vs. Twellman, Part 1

    Doug McIntyre

    Since the World Cup draw took place in December, fans and the media alike have debated and discussed the United States' chances of progressing beyond the group stage in Brazil. In a wide-ranging discussion with ESPN The Magazine's Doug McIntyre, f...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  15. Prepared for Japan

    Christie Rampone

    I'm in Portugal with the national team right now for the Algarve Cup, which starts on Wednesday. The weather is nice -- well, nicer than at home. It's sunny, 60s and perfect for playing soccer as long as the wind stays down. We're staying in a r...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  16. Three talking points during the international break

    Michael Cox

    Usually, international friendly breaks are greeted with a sigh of disappointment from across the globe as intense club seasons are disrupted by half-hearted matches, ones that increasingly appear of little interest to footballers. This week, howev...

    Blog | March 04, 2014