Tag Archives: Soccer

  • Chievo’s Marcolini Shows Some Range With 45-meter Goal (Video)

    Chievo’s Marcolini Shows Some Range With 45-meter Goal (Video)

    It isn’t often that a misplayed ball just inside your own half of center turns into a goal less than two seconds later, but then again, there aren’t many players with the accuracy and range of Chievo’s Michele Marcolini. During yesterday’s Italian Serie A action, Marcolini was on the receiving end of an errant pass […]

  • Swing And A Miss (GIF)

    Swing And A Miss (GIF)

    Leave it to a soccer player to turn an already embarrassing whiff of the ball into an even more embarrassing display, as he twists and turns in the air before flopping recklessly to the ground.  His dignity probably had to be stretchered off after this play.

  • The Portland Timbers Celebrate Goals Like You Would Expect Them To (Video)

    The Portland Timbers Celebrate Goals Like You Would Expect Them To (Video)

    Rather than have their players take part in a goal celebration that could earn them a red card, the Portland Timbers of the MLS leave that job to “Timber Joey” and his trusty chainsaw. Following the first goal during the Timbers’ match against the Chicago Fire last night, Timber Joey had some difficulty starting his […]

  • Rafael Van der Vaart Does Kick-Ups With His Gum (Video)

    Rafael Van der Vaart Does Kick-Ups With His Gum (Video)

    This is both amazing and disgusting at the same time! During a pre-match warm-up, Tottenham’s Rafael Van der Vaart put on an incredible display of skill by spitting his gum onto his feet and performing several kick-ups with it.  That would be the amazing part.  As for the disgusting part, that came when he decided […]

  • Dejan Stankovic Scores From Midfield 20 Seconds Into UCL Match (Video)

    Dejan Stankovic Scores From Midfield 20 Seconds Into UCL Match (Video)

    Inter Milan had a dream start to yesterday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final match against Schalke at the San Siro.  Only 20 seconds after kickoff, midfielder Dejan Stankovic gave the home side the early lead when he volleyed a clearance attempt by Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer over everyone’s head and into the net from the halfway […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 6th) – Diego Maradona

    This Day In Sports History (April 6th) – Diego Maradona

    It was on this day in 1991 that soccer star Diego Maradona was suspended by professional football for 15 months after testing positive for cocaine.  Maradona would be unable to play for his club team, Napoli, as well as being banned from representing his country, Argentina, in international games. This incident was just one of […]

  • Embarrassing Gaffe Turns Into Great Soccer Goal (Video)

    Embarrassing Gaffe Turns Into Great Soccer Goal (Video)

    Yesterday we brought you footage of an embarrassing blunder, which resulted in one of the most unlikely soccer goals we had ever seen.  Today we bring you footage of another embarrassing gaffe-turned-brilliant goal, but this time there was no fluke needed.  Instead, all it took was some persistence and a never-give-up attitude from Mohamed Nasri […]

  • Is This The Greatest Accidental Soccer Goal Ever? (Video)

    Is This The Greatest Accidental Soccer Goal Ever? (Video)

    Referred to by many as the beautiful game, soccer appears to be just that in most cases, but then there are those times when the beauty of the game gives way to a rather ugly/embarrassing moment.  This clip would be one of those times. This monstrosity of a goal begins when a player on the […]

  • “Japanese Messi Boy” Is Amazing! (Video)

    “Japanese Messi Boy” Is Amazing! (Video)

    I am not quite sure what is more impressive.  The kid in the video below, or the soundtrack that accompanies his compilation of incredible dekes and goals. Oh, who am I kidding.  The kid is obviously more impressive.  YouTube has labeled this kid as “Japanese Messi Boy,” and it is obvious why immediately after watching […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Safe Soccer?

    Picture Of The Day: Safe Soccer?

    It appears as though FIFA may be changing their motto from “Fair Play” to “Safe Play.”  And it doesn’t get much safer than Durex, although, I am sure the people at Trojan would argue against that.  Either way, extra time is always a crucial moment, and Durex wants you to be able to perform your […]

  • Even The Dead Watch Soccer In Colombia

    Even The Dead Watch Soccer In Colombia

    Just about every person with a pulse in South America seems to watch soccer religiously, and now it appears as though the dead are getting in on the act as well. That trend began in Colombia on Sunday when fans of Cucuta Deportivo brought the body and coffin of 17-year-old Christopher Jacome to the General […]

  • Here Is One Barrier Franck Ribery Couldn’t Elude (Video)

    Here Is One Barrier Franck Ribery Couldn’t Elude (Video)

    Poverty, a serious car accident, and an underage prostitution scandal are all obstacles that French footballer Franck Ribery has had to overcome during his accent to soccer stardom.  He has been able to hurdle over each of those barriers, but here is one barricade that Ribery was unable to elude. During a training session for […]