MLS Team Not Happy About Brazilian Manager Dissing The League

Washed-up Brazilian legend Kaká was originally left off of his country’s Copa América roster because he is old and past it and plays in MLS, the old-timers’ league. With Brazilian internationals dropping like flies to injury in the lead up to the tournament, manager Dunga eventually did give Kaká a spot on the roster.…

The Rio Olympics Velodrome Is Just Never Going To Get Built, Huh

The run up to the Rio Olympics has been marred by concerns over Zika virus, a political meltdown, a massive doping crisis, crumbling infrastructure, and a bay filled with human shit. The list of problems is so long and populated with strange issues that it’s easy to overlook another, far more typical fuck up: the Rio…

This Might Be the Reason Why Rio Can't Clean Its Shitty Water for the Olympics

It sounded too good to be true. Thanks to the Olympics, Rio’s trash-ringed, sewage-contaminated Guanabara Bay would transform into a pristine watershed as the premiere venue for rowing and sailing. But the cleanup effort never materialized in earnest, and earlier this year, the city said it would actually take 20 more…

Zika And A Political Crisis Have Made The Rio Olympics A Looming Disaster

Writing in the Harvard Public Health Review, University of Ottawa professor of population health Amir Attaran makes a persuasive argument that the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil is so dangerous that the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics—scheduled to kick off in 84 days—should be postponed, moved, or cancelled:

Rivalry Match In Brazil Ends In Massive Brawl, Sending 5 Fans To Hospital

The gruesome stomping out you see above was just one instance of fan violence that occurred during this weekend’s CSA vs. CRB rivalry match. After the game ended 0-1 in favor of CRB, which won them the local state championship at stake, dozens of opposing fans streamed onto the pitch and started fighting:


Soccer Player Gets His Shin Snapped In Nasty Slide Tackle Collision [Kind Of Gross]

It seems like we see one of these at least once every couple months: two players converging on a ball, one going for the slide while the other keeps a foot in to scoop the ball away, and the latter coming out the other side with a flapping tibia. You probably don’t want to see this, but here’s a gif:

Alexandre Pato Turns Down Crazy Money From Second-Tier Chinese Club, Pissing Off Current Employers

Remember Alexandre Pato? Once one of the most heralded young strikers in the world, the former AC Milan forward has spent the past few years back in his native Brazil, seeking to rekindle some of that old spark and prove to bigger clubs that he’s fit and in form enough to earn another crack at the big leagues.

Ronaldinho Can't Play Soccer Anymore, But He Can't Stop

Watching Ronaldinho in his prime—nipping the ball around defenders with moves you’d either never seen someone pull off in real life or at least never, say, against some of the world’s best defenders, in the middle of the sport’s fiercest rivalry, in front of 80,000 opposing fans, with supporters so moved that they…