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  1. Lallana pushes for spot; Sturridge covets role of leading man

    John Brewin

    Wembley, LONDON -- England laboured at times but ended up 1-0 winners against Denmark thanks to Daniel Sturridge's goal. 1. What did we learn? With five starters from Liverpool, England were all but made in Merseyside but failed to reproduce t...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  2. Without Mitroglou and Saviola, Dominguez can step up for Olympiak...

    Michael Yokhin

    Manchester United can be forgiven for thinking that luck has been smiling on them ahead of the Champions League second-round clashes with Olympiakos. For starters, Kostas Mitroglou -- top scorer for the Greek champions, who had been in sensational...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  3. Pellegrini should stick with starters at Spurs

    David Mooney

    With such a critical run of fixtures coming up in the next few weeks -- including a Premier League and FA Cup encounter with Chelsea, two Champions League last-16 ties with Barcelona, and a Capital One Cup final with Sunderland -- a midweek trip to W...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  4. Pardew feeling the pressure again

    Lee Ryder

    For Newcastle United and their manager Alan Pardew, this week has been all about getting back on the horse. Having left three of his regular starters out against Cardiff City last weekend and fielding a back five who aren't used to playing with each ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  5. Flashes of quality sneak Everton past Southampton

    Luke O'Farrell

    Of the signs of progress under Roberto Martinez -- and there have been many -- Sunday's 2-1 victory over Southampton was perhaps the clearest yet. Without a number of key players through injury and suspension, and with two other regular starters rest...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  6. Arsenal are still slow starters in the big games

    James McNicholas

    It might seem absurd to accuse the early Premier League leaders of being slow starters. However, when it comes to the biggest games, Arsenal are often hesitant in the preliminary stages. - Mangan: Arsenal need Podolski and Walcott back - Cross: A...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  7. The unheralded cogs

    Julian De Martinis

    Underneath this glorious, fantastic, no-one-saw-it-coming start was a question that many took as a sign of a potential issue for Roma: what happens when the first XI experiences injuries or suspensions? Certainly, the starters have proven themselves,...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  8. Colours And Controversy And More History Made

    Julian De Martinis

    Inter, supposedly, were the first true test of Rudi Garcia's Roma, said many journalists/people-in-the-know/doubters. The argument goes that Roma had not played a top team until Saturday, when two of Serie A's most flying starters finally faced off a...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  9. Costa Rica scores twice early, ends U.S. winning streak

    Zach Rodgers, ESPN Stats & Information

    The United States conceded two early goals before Costa Rica added a third in the second half for a 3-1 win to end the Americans' 12-game winning streak. While the United States was missing usual starters Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley Friday nigh...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  10. Giaccherini - the pocket dynamite

    Mina Rzouki

    Versatile, feisty and determined, Emanuele Giaccherini may not be a starter for the Old Lady but he's become an integral part of Cesare Prandelli's Azzurri team. Remarkable performances from the player in the Confederations Cup coupled with his incre...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  11. Rudi Garcia's first press conference and examining his past

    Julian De Martinis

    The first press conference featuring Rudi Garcia has just ended. In truth, it didn't reveal a whole lot; it's not usually a great strategy to reveal a team's transfer targets to the press, for starters, and given that Garcia has just arrived at Roma,...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  12. Vicente Del Bosque coy on Spain starters for Confederations Cup

    Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

    Vicente Del Bosque says David Villa will start up front for Spain in Tuesday night's friendly against Ireland, but that does not mean the Barcelona attacker is necessarily first choice for the upcoming Confederations Cup.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  13. Youth Is Served

    With four starters absent, the Galaxy appeared to be short-handed heading into its match with Real Salt Lake. But L.A.'s young guns delivered a performance beyond their years, winning 2-0 at RSL. The Galaxy take over the top spot in this week's ESPN Power Rankings.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  14. Tim Howard 'undoubtedly' top U.S. keeper, Jurgen Klinsmann says

    Associated Press

    Tim Howard remains the No. 1 American goalkeeper despite a pair of strong performance by Brad Guzan in World Cup qualifiers last month.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  15. Bale and Vertonghen prove that Spurs are now a two-man team

    Dan Fitch

    One day Spurs will start the second half with a 2-0 lead, score an early goal to make it 3-0 and then cruise to victory, with the manager even having the opportunity to substitute key players to keep starters' legs fresh for the next match. They'r...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  16. For club and country, Chicharito is a formidable scoring machine

    Ricardo Caríno

    Despite not being a starter with Manchester United and at times seemingly not being trusted by manager Alex Ferguson, Javier "Chicarito" Hernandez has responded with goals every chance he gets when he enters the field. Perhaps he is not the most ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013