This 93-Year-Old, Arsenal-Hating Reading Fan Is The Best

When Reading take on Arsenal in the FA Cup semifinal Saturday, 93-year-old Ciss Platten will be at Wembley to cheer them on. The Guardian figures that she'll be the only Reading fan in attendance who was alive the last time they advanced to the FA Cup semifinal, in 1927. The Guardian has an entire interview with… » 4/16/15 9:07pm Thursday 9:07pm

Eduardo Galeano Has Died; Here Are Excerpts From His Classic Soccer Book

Eduardo Galeano, one of the most beloved writers to ever come from Uruguay and Latin America as a whole, has passed away today at the age of 74 after succumbing to cancer. Galeano was famous for writing about politics and history and war and economics. He also brought the same passion and knowledge that he brought to… » 4/13/15 2:18pm Monday 2:18pm

And Here's Another Golazo, This Time From Ecuador

If Ecuador has a SportsCenter, this will certainly make its #Top10. El Nacional stiker Miguel Álvarez capped off a huge day for his side’s Serie A match against U. Católica with this scissor-kick off the chested volley. The video’s worth it just for the ¡GOLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZOOOOOOOOOOOOO! » 4/11/15 3:05pm 4/11/15 3:05pm

Ottawa Fury Player Attacked During Flight To Atlanta

An assailant attacked Ottawa Fury FC forward Oliver Minatel today during the team’s Air Canada Jazz flight to Atlanta for Saturday’s NASL match against the Silverbacks. CBC reports the man attempted to use his headphones as a garrote to strangle the former C.D. Nacional player just before the plane landed at… » 4/10/15 8:41pm 4/10/15 8:41pm

Darío Benedetto Beats Keeper With Beautiful Curler From 25 Yards Out

Costa Rican side CS Herediano took a 3-0 lead into the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal against Mexico's Club América. They have it in the bag, right? Yeah, not so much. As of this posting, just 30 minutes into the game, Club América leads 5-0, and a Herediano player was just sent off. Above is… » 4/08/15 10:42pm 4/08/15 10:42pm

Eden Hazard Is Showing England What A Great Player Can Look Like

Much of what fuels England’s rabid, explosively celebratory, often masochistic, sometimes even violent devotion to soccer is the country’s unique interpretation of the game. Their love of direct attacks, sliding-karate-kick tackles, and ceaseless running almost compels teams into wide-open matches with acres of space… » 4/07/15 10:20am 4/07/15 10:20am

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 5:21pm 4/04/15 5:21pm

Professional Soccer Team Somehow Fails To Score On 5 vs. 1

Down 0-1 in stoppage time yesterday in a Swiss Super League match against Young Boys, FC Vaduz sent nearly everybody forward in attack. When that attacked was repelled, it left Vaduz facing what you see in the thumbnail above: an unprecedented five on one for Young Boys. But with a wealth of profitable options in… » 4/04/15 3:37pm 4/04/15 3:37pm

Wayne Rooney Perfection Gives Man United The Advantage They Need

Don’t look now—and Aston Villa may still find the equalizer, having scored just a minute after this—but Wayne Rooney is up to his usual tricks, with a physics-defying touch followed by a half-volley on the rise, between two defenders. The full video, with perfect commentary, is below: » 4/04/15 11:43am 4/04/15 11:43am

Vincent Kompany Took An Extremely Audacious Shot Today

I could be convinced that this is the greatest shot attempt in the history of soccer. Once Vincent Kompany continued to juggle the ball forward, he had to attempt this, right? You can't juggle the ball forward 15 yards and not attempt this shot. You can't juggle the ball forward 15 yards and then let it hit the… » 3/31/15 10:07pm 3/31/15 10:07pm

El Salvador Team, Fans Baffled By Wrong Anthem At FedEx Field

Phenomenal job by the organizers of the today's Argentina-El Salvador friendly, which was played at FedEx Field outside of Washington, D.C. That song you're listening to isn't the Salvadoran national anthem, but probably the Manx (that'd be the Isle of Man) national anthem. Considering that over 100,000 Salvadoran… » 3/28/15 7:10pm 3/28/15 7:10pm