The Best Fake Soccer In The World Is Played Right Here In The USA

The flashing electronic bulletin board on College Avenue read "SOCCER EVENT." Berkeley Police closed off main roads a mile out from California Memorial Stadium an hour before Real Madrid was to play Inter Milan in a fake soccer game as part of the International Champions Cup, a fake soccer tournament. The atmosphere… » 7/30/14 3:24pm 7/30/14 3:24pm

Real Madrid Might Be Unstoppable

As transfer windows go, this one has quietly been super. In England, Arsenal have done some things, as have Chelsea, and Manchester United are going to maybe buy the entire Dutch national team and Arturo Vidal before September 1. Luis Suárez bit someone, then got shipped to Barcelona to team up with the best player in… » 7/24/14 4:05pm 7/24/14 4:05pm

Real Madrid Win Champions League After Atlético Finally Run Out Of Gas

Atlético Madrid—at least the unrelenting, ever-charging, indefatigable version that has taken Madrid, Spain, Europe, and the entire soccer-loving world by storm this season—outclassed, out-ran, and out-fought Real Madrid en route to a 1-0 Champions League win on Saturday. Unfortunately, that iteration of Atlético only… » 5/26/14 1:57pm 5/26/14 1:57pm

Greatest Ever La Liga Season Gets The Barça-Atlético Final It Deserves

The stage is set. As our search for the rightful champion of La Liga enters its final act, the protagonists make their way to center stage, swaying, stumbling, and trying to keep their feet about them to avoid face-planting into the orchestra pit like the third title aspirant, Real Madrid. The curtains will soon raise… » 5/08/14 1:40pm 5/08/14 1:40pm

Adorable Little Dog Turns Demonic At The Mention Of Barcelona Players

The Real Madrid-FC Barcelona rivalry is one of the greatest in sports, and almost everyone in the world picks a side when the two clubs meet. I know this is the part where I'm supposed to speak some sappy bullshit about how this rivalry seeps through all the way to the Animal Kingdom, and use that as a reason this pup… » 4/25/14 3:17pm 4/25/14 3:17pm

Carlo Ancelotti's Eyebrow Is The Greatest Thing Ever: A Gallery

Some may argue for Jon Hamm's jawline, Angelina Jolie's lips, or Halle Berry's cheekbones as the world's greatest facial feature but for my money, perfection incarnate is Carlo Ancelotti's left eyebrow. Its curve. Its omnipresence. It's the most interesting to happen on a human face since Cyrano de Bergerac's nose. » 3/07/14 3:24pm 3/07/14 3:24pm

How Atlético Madrid Is Making La Liga Fun Again

The typical European soccer league hierarchy is in a bit of flux this year. Yes, England's league, as usual, remains the deepest in the world in the midst of an amazingly competitive campaign with more swerves and shifts of momentum than a Gareth Bale free kick. But in Germany—often the most competitive from top to… » 2/11/14 2:47pm 2/11/14 2:47pm