Soccer

  • Is Elano’s 40-Meter Free Kick Soccer’s Goal Of The Year (Video)

    Is Elano’s 40-Meter Free Kick Soccer’s Goal Of The Year (Video)

    Most soccer players wouldn’t even think about having an attempt on goal from 40 meters out, but most soccer players can’t kick a ball quite like Elano Blumer. The Brazilian international was showing off his range during a Copa Libertadores match against Colo Colo, as he let loose on a lengthy free-kick that whistled through […]

  • Picture Of The Day: The Visiting Team’s Fan Section

    Picture Of The Day: The Visiting Team’s Fan Section

    This picture is a rather interesting one from the days when French footballer Thierry Henry was playing with Arsenal of the English Premier League.  It appears as though Henry has just scored a goal in front of the hometown crowd at Emirates Stadium (the Stewards have “Arsenal FC” on the back of their jackets), but […]

  • Sexy Body-Paint Ad Angers Vancouver Whitecaps Sponsors (Video)

    Sexy Body-Paint Ad Angers Vancouver Whitecaps Sponsors (Video)

    To sexualize, or not to sexualize?  That was the question that the MLS’s newest team, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, were confronted with during a recent promotional campaign. While the fans were in favor of the sexualization of the team, their sponsors were not.  Leading up to their pro league debut on March 19, the Whitecaps […]

  • Brazilian Soccer Match Goes On Despite Flooded Pitch (Video)

    Brazilian Soccer Match Goes On Despite Flooded Pitch (Video)

    It is no secret that the people of Brazil love their soccer, but exactly how much do they love it?  Let’s just say that a few feet of water on a soccer pitch isn’t enough to have them hanging up their cleats for the day. That was evident last weekend at the Estadio Jair Bittencourt […]

  • Milan And Bari Give Us The Strangest Pre-Match Warm-Ups Ever! (Video)

    Milan And Bari Give Us The Strangest Pre-Match Warm-Ups Ever! (Video)

    Talk about confusion.  I can only imagine that is what fans at the San Siro were faced with after watching what appeared to be players from AC Milan and Bari taking the pitch for warm-ups and performing some rather strange acts, whether it was dancing, swimming, limboing, or playing frisbee. Despite bearing a striking resemblance […]

  • This Is How You Break A Defender’s Ankles In Soccer (Video)

    This Is How You Break A Defender’s Ankles In Soccer (Video)

    We have seen the ‘crossover’ being used to break the ankles of an opposing defender on several occasions within the game of basketball.  Every sport seems to have a move somewhat similar to this.  In hockey, some players will use the ‘toe-drag.’ In football, they have the ‘juke.’ As for the beautiful game of soccer, […]

  • Cesena’s Emanuele Giaccherini Gives Us This Epic Miss (Video)

    Cesena’s Emanuele Giaccherini Gives Us This Epic Miss (Video)

    It may not be the worst missed soccer goal we have ever seen, but this failure to bury a goal on an open net by Cesena’s Emanuele Giaccherini is pretty damn close. He probably should have capitalized on his initial shot that rang off the post, but we can forgive him for missing from several […]

  • Camera Catches Fan Smoking Joint During The Rome Derby (Video)

    Camera Catches Fan Smoking Joint During The Rome Derby (Video)

    “Fans getting a little fired up before this one.” That was how The Score described it during their highlight package of Roma’s 2-0 victory over Lazio on Sunday.  I probably would have gone with either, “Fans of both teams came into this one with rather high expectations,” or “Both teams were looking for an early […]

  • Battle Of The Goalie Fails: Who Ya Got? (Videos)

    Battle Of The Goalie Fails: Who Ya Got? (Videos)

    In the red corner we have 30-year-old AIK Stockholm keeper Ivan Turina, whose nonchalant attempt to receive a backpass from a teammate turned into a disaster when the ball skipped past his foot and into the net.  Luckily for him, this was only a pre-season friendly.  That should allow him to join us in having […]

  • Clarence Seedorf Is One Sad Man (Video)

    Clarence Seedorf Is One Sad Man (Video)

    No one appeared to be more emotionally distraught to see AC Milan eliminated from Champions League play today than midfielder Clarence Seedorf. After playing to a scoreless draw with Tottenham in the second leg of their round of 16 match today, Seedorf was simply too sad to take part in an on-field interview, attempting to […]

  • Soccer Player Sent Off For Tackling Streaker (Video)

    Soccer Player Sent Off For Tackling Streaker (Video)

    Here is a story that will make you ask yourself, “What was he thinking?” During a non-league soccer match in England, a player was sent off for tackling a streaker to the ground. Teammates, members of the opposition and stewards were all pleased to see Dorchester Town player/manager Ashley Vickers wrestle a streaker wearing a […]

  • Great Britain Brings Us Two Entertaining Soccer Brawls (Videos)

    Great Britain Brings Us Two Entertaining Soccer Brawls (Videos)

    The British sure do take their soccer seriously.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise to see tempers flare on the pitch every once in a while, as was the case this week on two separate occasions during matches from two different leagues. The first one comes from the Scottish League, where bitter rivals Celtic […]

  • The Greatest Set Piece In Soccer History (Video)

    The Greatest Set Piece In Soccer History (Video)

    Is this even legal?  I have seen players tap the ball to begin a set-piece play before, but never have I seen them flip the ball over their head to an oncoming teammate who volley’s it out of the air and into the top corner of the net. The innovation is brilliant, but I’m not […]