Robben Almost Strikes Again; Netherlands And Costa Rica Go To Extra Time

Robben went down very easily on this run—though perhaps he took a tiny shot to the pelotas?—and earned the Netherlands a free kick late in the game. Costa Rica were immediately unimpressed and called it a dive, but the ref showed yellow, anyway. Wesley Sneijder stepped up to take the shot and blasted it off the… » 7/05/14 6:08pm 7/05/14 6:08pm

Robin van Persie's Header Looks Even More Amazing From Another Angle

We're through one full round of World Cup games, and Robin van Persie's rainbow header remains the best goal of the tournament. You've probably watched it 50 times by now, but you should really see it again from this alternate angle, which really hammers home just how incredible Daley Blind's pass was. » 6/18/14 9:51am 6/18/14 9:51am

Manchester United Get A Big Win, Remain Soccer's Funniest Joke

Coaches and players often say, when asked whether something or other has added fire to an upcoming game, that if just being in the Big Time Sporting Event doesn't motivate you, you're beyond hope anyway. If that's true, then Manchester United's passion-filled 3-0 comeback against Olympiakos probably doesn't say much… » 3/20/14 5:04pm 3/20/14 5:04pm

ESPN Soccer Analyst Flubs An Answer, Says, "Aw, Shit, Sorry Guys," Gets…

In the video above, we find ESPN soccer analyst Janusz Michallik answering a question that hadn't been asked and cussing as he stubs his toe on the metaphorical fourth wall. (The subject at hand is Manchester United's acquisition of Robin van Persie, from Arsenal.) Reminded that he's live, on ESPN2, our man picks… » 8/15/12 7:12pm 8/15/12 7:12pm

Clint Dempsey Is Officially Too Good For Fulham

From now until the end of the season, we'll be posting a number of clips from the previous weekend's English Premier League games. If there's a goal, save, dive, lip-read profanity, or hocked sputum we should know about, drop us a line at tips@deadspin.com. (You might also enjoy our better-late-than-never EPL guide.)
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Shirtless Arsenal Fan Is A Bit Too Excited About The Gunners' 2-1 Win…

Robin van Persie continued his epic goal-scoring campaign in the Premier League today, scoring both Arsenal goals—the second in stoppage time—to lead his team to a road win at Anfield today. It gave van Persie 25 goals on the season in as many matches, and sent this Arsenal supporter into an ecstatic whir. [ESPN2] » 3/03/12 12:43pm 3/03/12 12:43pm

Clint Dempsey Is Better At Soccer Than You, And Every Other American…

From now until the end of the season, we'll be posting a number of clips from the previous weekend's English Premier League games. If there's a goal, save, dive, lip-read profanity, or hocked sputum we should know about, drop us a line at tips@deadspin.com. (You might also enjoy our better-late-than-never EPL guide) » 1/25/12 3:15pm 1/25/12 3:15pm