Johannes Geis Hammers Home Long-Range Free Kick Golazo

Schalke 04 up-and-comer Johannes Geis gave the supporters in Gelsenkirchen something to anticipate for the forthcoming season as he drilled a perfect free kick into the corner of the net during today’s friendly against Dutch side Twente. Schalke just signed Geis to a four-year contract, and if he can deliver a few… »8/02/15 12:11pm8/02/15 12:11pm

Serie A Free Kick So Good The Keeper Doesn't Even Try To Save It

Genoa and Torino are still fighting out the last few games of the Serie A season with hopes of a European league qualification still on the line. Omar El Kaddouri’s free kick to equalize for Torino today was certainly worthy of any international competition, as he placed it so perfectly Genoa keeper Mattia Perin just… »5/11/15 4:39pm5/11/15 4:39pm

Notts County Ladies Use Fake Argument And Trickeration On Free-Kick Goal

Why are Notts County lining up that free kick like that? Seems kind of weird. Huh, it looks like Laura Basset's going to run right into her teammates. Wait, now her teammate jumped out at her and they're arguing. They better cut it out and get back to...ooooh, I see what you did there! Clever! »4/03/15 12:42pm4/03/15 12:42pm

Racing Club's Ingenious Goal Is Why We Need More Free Kick Shenanigans

Seriously, why isn't there more experimentation on free kicks? As Racing Club proved in the Copa Libertadores last night, there are trickier, probably more effective ways to score from a dead ball than just thumping it vaguely towards goal. We have enough evidence. Let's put it to use. »3/11/15 12:41pm3/11/15 12:41pm

Man City Saves Draw With 92nd-Minute Free Kick Goal

James Milner helped Manchester City avoid an embarrassing home loss to lowly Hull City with this gorgeous stoppage-time free kick goal. To be fair, even a draw is shocking; Etihad Stadium spent most of the match silent as supporters watched their team fart around and be dominated by the bottom-three side. »2/07/15 11:56am2/07/15 11:56am

Germany's Absurd World Cup Fake Free Kick Actually Worked In Practice

Remember that absurd, failed free kick that Germany attempted against Algeria in the World Cup? In case not, we've embedded video of it below. In the 88th minute of a 0-0 game—Germany would eventually win 2-1 in a dramatic extra time period on Mesut Özil's 120th minute goal—Germany won a free kick about 30 yards away… »1/13/15 8:49pm1/13/15 8:49pm

Japanese Soccer Team Incorporates Half The Team In This Fake Free Kick

I'm not sure how much of an actual advantage Kyoto Sanga got from this five-man fakeout goal, but any innovation on the standard, one player half-heartedly jogging past the ball before the guy you always knew was going to shoot takes a swing is welcome. Next time, I want to see two lines crisscrossing. »5/07/14 1:17pm5/07/14 1:17pm

Today In Free Kicks: Kyle Walker, Young-Pyo Lee Produced Two Of The Most Gorgeous Goals You'll Ever See

The past 20 hours have been outstanding for fans of set pieces, as two beautiful free kick goals found the net and proved decisive in their respective games. Spurs back Kyle Walker secured victory for his squad in their match this morning against Blackburn with the above strike, a curving weasel of a kick that took… »4/29/12 12:43pm4/29/12 12:43pm