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U.S. vs. Mexico: Has the rivalry lost some bite?

U.S. vs. Mexico

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The Match

Domestic struggles of Toronto, Tigres make for interesting timing of Campeones Cup

During an interview on the Max & Herc Podcast, Michael Bradley shared his view of his interaction at the weekend with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

On Wednesday, the best of Major League Soccer and Liga MX square off in the Campeones Cup (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2). Toronto FC earned its place in the contest by winning MLS Cup last December, while Apertura 2017 winners Tigres claimed a spot in the match by virtue of their Campeones de Campeones win over Clausura 2018 champions Santos.

But despite both clubs' pedigrees, their Campeones Cup meeting comes amid an uncertain and vital part of each's season. Toronto sits in ninth place in the East,...


Eden Hazard tops Player Power Rankings; Cristiano Ronaldo breaks his duck

Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop delve into Maurizio Sarri's comment that Eden Hazard is the best European footballer.
Check out all the notable action from the weekend, including Cristiano Ronaldo's first Juventus goals, Barcelona's win at the Anoeta and more.

Who were the star performers from the weekend's action? We asked our global editorial desks to pick their top 10 and collated the results to produce our final list.

Also receiving votes: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax).

Let us know what you think of the countdown by commenting below or on Twitter using #ESPNFCrankings.

Campeones Cup an extra chance to stoke the fire of the MLS-Liga MX rivalry

Tigres and Toronto played an epic two-legged tie last year and face off Wednesday in the Campeones Cup.
Toronto edged out Tigres last year in an epic two-legged tie, but can they beat the Mexican champs in the Campeones Cup?

There's nothing that quite gets the juices flowing for soccer fans in North America than a good ol' battle between MLS and Liga MX.

For MLS, it is the never-ending search for respect and acceptance from their Liga MX counterparts, who have reigned supreme in the CONCACAF region at club level for pretty much forever.

It is usually around February or March when articles and such start trickling out about whether THIS is the year an MLS team can finally win a CONCACAF Champions League and prove...

Chelsea off to winning, entertaining start under carefree boss Maurizio Sarri

Jorginho says Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is a man of routine and is unlikely to shake up the team's lineup, unlike new Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri has hailed Marcos Alonso as the best left back in Europe but he must improve his defensively to be the best in the world.
Alejandro Moreno and Gab Marcotti question if Chelsea are better off without Alvaro Morata in the lineup as his struggles continue.

Chelsea are forever involved in some soap opera or another while continuity seems to be a dirty word at Stamford Bridge.

Managers -- even those who win trophies -- never last long in the court of owner Roman Abramovich and yet the silverware keeps rolling in, give or take the odd fallow season. Perhaps this kind of creative tension is a deliberate ploy by the Russian owner to keep everyone on their toes!

Into this turbulent environment has walked Maurizio Sarri, dressed on the touchline in a...

U.S.-Mexico rivalry: Has it lost some bite or is it as strong as ever?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Landon Donovan being hit with urine bags at the Azteca, Rafa Marquez head-butting Cobi Jones and the legend of Dos a Cero. Clint Dempsey, Brian McBride's goal in the 2002 World Cup last 16 or El Tri scoring four unanswered goals to win the 2011 Gold Cup. These are the moments and personalities that have come to define the U.S.-Mexico rivalry, but not one of the players involved will be in the starting XIs on Tuesday in Nashville (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET).

Tuesday's game is a bit...

Brazil need to balance experimentation and Copa America preparation in stateside friendlies

Neymar looked like he was enjoying being back with the Brazil squad, as he celebrated in the style of Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring in a shooting drill.

Brazil currently find themselves in a slightly different situation from that of the other South American national teams.

For all the others, the pressure is off. There are nothing but friendlies for the next few months, with the new cycle of competitive games kicking off with next June's Copa America -- and even that is considered primarily as a preparation tournament these days, the main objective being to form a side ready to go into the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

But Brazil are the 2019 Copa...