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Mario Balotelli Given Another Last Chance, Returns To AC Milan

The familiar Mario Balotelli cycle has been completed yet again. Stuck on hard times with a team that didn’t want him and telegraphing his own unhappiness with his employers by acting out, Balotelli has been gifted another reprieve. A big club, this time his former home AC Milan, has swooped in to rescue him,… »8/25/15 1:39pm8/25/15 1:39pm

Serie A Free Kick So Good The Keeper Doesn't Even Try To Save It

Genoa and Torino are still fighting out the last few games of the Serie A season with hopes of a European league qualification still on the line. Omar El Kaddouri’s free kick to equalize for Torino today was certainly worthy of any international competition, as he placed it so perfectly Genoa keeper Mattia Perin just… »5/11/15 4:39pm5/11/15 4:39pm

Holy Shit, Look At This Atalanta Wondergoal

What a move. Watch as three Atalanta players combine to send the ball about 20 yards from the right wing into the back of the net, not letting it once touch the ground until Sassuolo's keeper picks the ball—along with his jaw—out of his goal after Germán Denis's pièce de résistance of a bicycle kick. »4/13/15 11:48am4/13/15 11:48am

Carlos Tevez Scores Indirect Free Kick From 6 Yards Out

Every once in awhile you see an indirect free kick—meaning a goal can only be scored if it touches one other player first—awarded only a few yards away from the goal. In this case, the referee judged that the Empoli goalkeeper picked the ball up after it was deliberately passed back to him by a teammate. »4/04/15 5:21pm4/04/15 5:21pm

Serie A Side Parma, $106 Million In Debt, Declared Bankrupt

Serie A side Parma, who are dead last and a sure thing to be relegated, was declared bankrupt in Italian court today, according to The Guardian. While it looks like they will finish out the Serie A season—possibly with funding from the league or Italian soccer federation—there remains the possibility that the club… »3/19/15 8:08pm3/19/15 8:08pm

Gonzalo Higuaín Forgets He's Really Good, Bungles Really Easy Goal

In a season where Phillip Hofmann committed this crime against finishing, it would take a special bit of incompetence to snatch away the award of Miss Of The Season. This is not that. It is, however, a really bad effort from a really good player, making it particularly embarrassing in its own right. »3/08/15 5:25pm3/08/15 5:25pm

Soccer Player Kicks Ball Directly Into His Own Face, Wins Foul

AC Milan played Empoli to a draw in Serie A today, during which a very hilarious thing transpired that I will now relay to you. Empoli defender Mario Rui was under a little pressure, and tried to escape by popping a bouncing ball over his head. If it worked, I assure you it would've been super cool. »2/15/15 6:38pm2/15/15 6:38pm

Chart: The Average Player Salaries In Soccer Leagues Around The World

A lot of what we talk about when we compare different soccer leagues, from arguing which one's the best to which one's the deepest and even which plays the most attractive style, comes down to how much money is spent on players. In that sense, this Sportsmail chart listing the average salaries of players in 34 leagues… »11/14/14 1:21pm11/14/14 1:21pm

Which Leagues Are Having The Most Success At The World Cup?

For people who really know their shit about soccer, one of the fun bits of the World Cup is recognizing which club-level teammates and rivals are facing off for their various national squads. Which of these club leagues are best represented at this year's Cup? The New York Times built an elaborate web of club-level… »6/24/14 2:03pm6/24/14 2:03pm