Brek Shea Pounds A Free Kick Into The Top Corner To Give USMNT Lead

Shitty Swiss Team Cuts 11 Players After Youth Team Blows Them Out 10-0

FC Grenchen, of Switzerland's fourth division, suck at soccer. In their last nine matches, they've collected all of zero points while shipping 66—yes, 66—goals, 10 of which came at the feet of FC Luzern's youth squad. Following that horrific result, Grenchen's sporting director decided to cut 11 players. » 11/20/14 6:30pm 11/20/14 6:30pm

The Last Five Minutes Of Argentina-Switzerland Were Bonkers

Argentina took on Switzerland today in the round of 16. Like so many other matches in the knockout stage, this game was deadlocked after 90 minutes, which meant the teams had to play on for 30 more minutes. Twenty-eight minutes in, shit got nuts. » 7/01/14 2:56pm 7/01/14 2:56pm

Argentina-Switzerland: Lionel Messi Is Doing Whatever He Wants

Argentina have yet to put together a performance worthy of the many stars they've brought with them to Brazil. Despite gaining the full nine points from the group stage, Argentina's play was a disappointment to the vast majority of those who'd tipped them as pre-tournament favorites to win it all. Gone is the… » 7/01/14 10:37am 7/01/14 10:37am

Costa Rica, Ecuador Announcers Issue Open Challenge To Colombia

We noted yesterday how awesome Colombian broadcast goal calls are, but Costa Rica and Ecuador are offering just as stiff a challenge. Here's every goal scored yesterday, as heard back in that country. (Costa Rica is above, from national radio. It includes singing.) » 6/21/14 10:11am 6/21/14 10:11am

France Are Wrecking Switzerland, Might Be The Truth

After just barely qualifiying for the World Cup, it looks like France have finally gotten their shit together, and are currently putting the fear of God into Switzerland. They're up 3-0, thanks in part to two goals scored just one minute apart midway through half. » 6/20/14 4:00pm 6/20/14 4:00pm

World Cup Goals, As Called By Local Announcers: June 15

Swiss Steal A Victory With Goal In The Final Seconds Of Extra Time

Just when it looked like Switzerland and Ecuador were content to see off a fairly boring, poorly played draw, the Swiss rode a barnstorming counter in literally the last few seconds of the match to win 2-1. » 6/15/14 2:09pm 6/15/14 2:09pm

Your Switzerland-Ecuador Open Thread

We've gone eight for eight in exciting matches so far, let's see if Switzerland and Ecuador can keep the streak going. Let's talk about it in the discussion section below. » 6/15/14 12:02pm 6/15/14 12:02pm

Definitive Proof That God Is Swiss

When the World Cup groups were drawn in December, many of the top seeds—Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina—were perennial giants. A few—Colombia, Uruguay, Belgium—raised a few eyebrows for, if nothing else, their novelty as a world superpower. One country in particular, Switzerland, didn't seem to belong at all. And… » 6/06/14 11:18am 6/06/14 11:18am

Swiss Women's Hockey Team Wins Bronze Thanks To This Empty Netter

The Swiss took bronze in the women's Olympic hockey tournament today, thanks to this heads up play by 15-year-old forward Alina Muller. Down 3-2 with just over two minutes left to play, the Swedish team pulled its goalie to get an extra attacker on the ice. One minute later, Muller sent home the empty netter. » 2/20/14 9:53am 2/20/14 9:53am

Switzerland Beats Latvia On Crazy Last-Second Deflection

In the opening game of group play for Switzerland and Latvia, the Swiss won with the hockey equivalent of the magic bullet. Simon Moser was credited with the goal because his pass, headed for Nino Niederreiter in front of the goal, was tipped by goaltender Edgars Masalskis's stick into defender Georgijs Pujacs's arm… » 2/12/14 3:16pm 2/12/14 3:16pm

Swiss Hockey Player Won't Be Disciplined For Hit That Paralyzed Opponent

It's still disturbing to watch Ronny Keller go head-first into the boards, knowing he remains a paraplegic three weeks after the incident in a second-tier Swiss playoff game. But it's good and right that Stefan Schnyder, the player whose hit sent Keller flying, won't face a suspension, let alone criminal charges. » 3/26/13 10:42am 3/26/13 10:42am

Swiss Hockey Player Paralyzed After Hit, Criminal Charges Could Follow

Horrible news of out Switzerland, after a brutal hit during a playoff game in the second-tier Nationalliga B left defenseman Ronny Keller paralyzed. Via Puck Daddy, the 33-year-old Keller was checked from behind by Stefan Schnyder, sending him into the board head-first. This is exactly what the NHL is trying to… » 3/07/13 11:30am 3/07/13 11:30am

Patrick Kane Is Living It Up In Switzerland With His Mom

We already knew that Patrick Kane was playing hockey in Switzerland during the NHL lockout, thanks to his appearance in this Swiss hellscape. But what we didn't know is that Kane, the notorious party boy, is currently living in Switzerland with his mom. His real-life mom! » 12/12/12 10:30am 12/12/12 10:30am

World Cup Open Thread: Chile-Spain; Switzerland-Honduras

This group is still up in the air between Chile, Spain and zee Swiss. Honduras will be trying to not get hurt out there. Comment while you aren't wiping away the saliva. » 6/25/10 2:30pm 6/25/10 2:30pm