Germany’s dominance looks to continue as Jérôme Boateng hammered home a 25-yard volley to put the reigning world champions up 1-0 early on Slovakia. Maybe it’s not as flashy as Shaqiri, but impressive nonetheless.
Yeah, so Colombia took an early lead on the U.S. in tonight’s Copa América third-place match, but that means we once again get to check in on the cybernetic-lunged “El Cantante del Gol,” Javier Fernández. Tonight’s heavy metal “¡Gol!” spanned 37 seconds of uninterrupted, uh, “¡Gol!”-ing. I can’t even hold my breath…
Xherdan Shaqiri may fly below the radar at times as a Stoke City midfielder, but “The Alpine Messi” performed his magic late in today’s Euro 2016 matchup against Poland as he delivered an astounding golazo that brought his Switzerland side level.
The U.S. have waged war on Ecuador’s back line early in tonight’s Copa América quarterfinal matchup, and Clint Dempsey finally found the needed finish as his header made it past Alexander Dominguez for a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute.
Be still, my heart! The U.S. need just a draw to advance to the Copa América knockout round, and took a big step toward getting there with some astonishingly competent play from Gyasi Zardes and, with the finish, Clint Dempsey.
Wales are up 1-0 on Slovakia early in their first match of Euro 2016, thanks to this marvelous free kick goal by Gareth Bale. It’s not as good as Messi’s last night, but it’s close.
John Quenneville’s fake/between-the-legs goal is the highlight, but Ivan Provorov’s long pass to set it up is also worth admiring. Hell, just enjoy the full sequence, because it’s gorgeous and I’ve already watched it seven times.
Washington took the first game of its series against Pittsburgh tonight on an overtime wrap-around goal by T.J. Oshie that capped a hat trick but needed video review in order to be verified.
Anthony Martial scored the winner in the third minute of stoppage time as Manchester United overcame an own goal to beat Everton in today’s FA Cup semifinal, 2-1.
17-year-old American soccer prodigy Christian Pulisic followed up on last week’s career-launching goal by scoring again today for Borussia Dortmund, putting his squad up 2-0 on Stuttgart by being in the right place at the right time. Dortmund came away with the eventual 3-0 win.
Despite vehement Minnesota Wild objections, replay officials declared this crazy play a good goal for Dallas, giving the Stars a 1-0 lead in the second game of their playoff series and awarding Antoine Roussel credit for scoring it.
Goals. How do they work? They’re as mystifying as magnets. Apart from very concrete, snaggable things—a new job offer, a school acceptance, sufficient savings for a new car—lots of people just try to do things well until they get incrementally better at the thing, never having any firm standard to measure themselves…
Warren Byrne plays for South Shields in the tenth division of English soccer. He scored a goal yesterday against Tow Law Town that belongs amongst FIFA’s Puskás Award nominees:
It’s quite a morning for stunning goals by French legends, as Franck Ribéry scored his second goal of the Bundesliga season on an incredible overhead kick off the rebound from Frankfurt keeper Lucas Hradecky.
West Ham United took a 2-1 lead against Crystal Palace into the intermission after a Dimitri Payet free kick that rendered Wayne Hennessey completely useless. Payet’s been on fire of late; he had an even more sick free kick earlier this week against Russia.
Poor AFC Bournemouth. For those of us who hitched our stars to the Cherries before this season instead of, uh, Leicester, it’s been less-than-fun. (Not awful, mind you; being clear of relegation is nice.) At least supporters get to see some fun soccer from the opponents, as displayed today when Manchester City jumped…
Drake Caggiula opened the scoring of tonight’s NCAA tournament game between Michigan and North Dakota, and his reward was getting drilled by an official. That’s two minutes for roughing.
Today’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Cameroon and South Africa went berserk early in the second half as Bafana Bafana midfielder Hlompho Kekana took a shot on goal from his own side of the pitch and scored, giving his team a 2-1 lead.