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.
The hockey header goal: it is a rare hybrid of sorts, blending parts of both ice hockey and soccer in what sports legend tells us is a myth, but actually happened last night as the Capitals’ Jason Chimera knocked a puck into the net with his noggin and it counted.
Cesc Fàbregas equalized for Chelsea in stoppage time with as perfect a free kick as could be executed in the situation.
Chelsea fell behind at home once again this morning, though it’s hard to blame them for this Manuel Lanzini screamer from outside the box. The Blues haven’t much but pride to play for at this point, and strikes like this from the Argentine aren’t helping.
How’s this for sparking the magic that is Leicester City? The Premiership leaders took an early 1-0 lead on Newcastle with this fantastic overhead goal by Shinji Okazaki about which NBC Universo announcers left no doubt: ¡Golazo! (Allowing early goals is specifically not how to beat Leicester City.)
Quincy Amarikwa put San Jose up 2-0 on Portland tonight in MLS action with a magnificent 40-yard strike that left Timbers keeper Adam Kwarasey looking like an absolute buffoon. ¡Qué golazo!
The Copa Libertadores remains the best soccer competition you’re not watching, and Boca Juniors made it a thriller tonight in Bolivia as Federico Carrizo hammered home a Stephen Curry-range free kick in the 95th minute to save a draw against the home side.
Cristiano Ronaldo shook? Not if today’s appearance against Celta is any sign, as the Real Madrid hero earned a hat trick by the 64th minute after a trio of stunning second-half goals. The first came on a screamer in open play, and the second on a vintage Ronaldo free kick.
DC United just got knocked out of the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, 3-1 on aggregate by Mexican side Querétaro. At least their lone goal—scored by German rookie Julian Büscher, in his second ever match for the club—was an absolute beauty, as Buescher smacked in a fishtailing rocket from 30 yards out.