Miralem Pjanic Scores 65-Yard Goal A Day After Hitting 50-Yard FG

AS Roma's Miralem Pjanic had a pretty solid couple of days in Denver. On Saturday, he scored the absurd goal you see above in a friendly against Manchester United at Sports Authority Field. United kept a clean sheet until the 75th minute, when Pjanic boomed a ball from behind midfield as goalkeeper Ben Amos made a… » 7/27/14 1:43pm 7/27/14 1:43pm

Map: What Every Country Calls The Thing We Call "Soccer"

Over on Reddit, user reddripper has compiled an excellent map of what different parts of the world call the game where you use your feet to kick a ball into a goal. Shades of pink are variations and literal translations of "football," blues are "soccer," and greens represent other etymologies. » 12/30/13 12:09pm 12/30/13 12:09pm

Rafael Da Silva Put Manchester United Up A Goal With A Screamer From 25…

Manchester United is having a strong season, and sits atop the Premier League standings as of today, but the team can't fall asleep against "basement boys"—sounds kinky—Queens Park Rangers, the team they're playing as I write. Man U is currently up 1-nil [UPDATE: 2-0! Ryan Giggs, just as we posted] against 2-11-13… » 2/23/13 11:40am 2/23/13 11:40am

A British Soccer Player Left A Contract Negotiation To Get A Snack And…

Unlike Tommy Tuberville, who left a meal and screwed over his recruits by signing with another organization, DJ Campbell left a contract negotiation for a meal and screwed over his bosses by a signing with another organization. Even shrewder and, considering who he was pissing off, ballsier too. Campbell escaped from… » 2/02/13 4:30pm 2/02/13 4:30pm

A Mad Genius Zlatan Ibrahimovic Fan Bought His Favorite Player's Domain…

Paris Saint-Germain acquired the services of Zlatan Ibrahimovic from AC Milan over the summer, and since his old team confirmed that he'd be heading to the Paris club, "Ibrahimovic," reports UK's Metro, has been "rumoured to be looking to strengthen his marketing ties in France." That could conceivably mean buying a… » 1/05/13 5:45pm 1/05/13 5:45pm

The Zinedine Zidane Headbutt Statue Is A Powerful Homage To French…

You've probably heard by now that France - a country that Lady Liberty would tell you knows from great statues - has unveiled one of the world's finest tributes to tantrums. The pair of 16-foot resin figures outside the Pompidou Center depict everyone's favorite soccer violence blooper: Zinedine Zidane's forehead… » 9/29/12 10:55pm 9/29/12 10:55pm

Here's Video Of An Incredible Bicycle Kick Soccer Goal From Germany

Eren Derdiyok of Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga first had to leap in the air to stop the ball, even as his momentum was going in the same direction. Then, without stopping, he had to keep the ball in his possession. Then, he managed to stop his momentum while still possessing the ball. And, well, just ...… » 10/03/11 10:50am 10/03/11 10:50am