Robben Almost Strikes Again; Netherlands And Costa Rica Go To Extra Time

Robben went down very easily on this run—though perhaps he took a tiny shot to the pelotas?—and earned the Netherlands a free kick late in the game. Costa Rica were immediately unimpressed and called it a dive, but the ref showed yellow, anyway. Wesley Sneijder stepped up to take the shot and blasted it off the… » 7/05/14 6:08pm 7/05/14 6:08pm

Arjen Robben Apologizes For His Dive (But Not That Dive)

Arjen Robben blatantly dove multiple times in the Netherlands' comeback win over Mexico. He was also fouled multiple times. These happenings were not necessarily concurrent, though on certain plays they were, and they appeared to be on the final, fatal penalty call in the box. That's an unsatisfying summation of… » 6/30/14 9:04am 6/30/14 9:04am

Arjen Robben Carries FC Bayern To Champions League Glory


Bayern Munich just knocked off German rivals Borussia Dortmund, 2-1, in the Champions League final after Bayern winger Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to win the match. It was maybe the best possible end to an action-packed match that was open and free-flowing from the opening whistle. It was also the best… » 5/25/13 8:33pm 5/25/13 8:33pm