Yerry Mina’s header off a 93rd-minute corner sent Colombia’s knockout round match against England to extra time, and sent Caracol broadcaster Javier “El Cantante del Gol” Fernandez into his characteristic goal call—one we’d worried we wouldn’t hear again this tournament.
Yeah, yeah, we GIF’d this earlier but something this spectacular deserves the full Deadspin Video treatment. Perhaps the goal of this year’s World Cup, Frenchman Benjamin Pavard—who cashes checks from, uh, Stuttgart—hammered home this half-volley with, shall we say, elan.
Loris Karius’s embarrassing blunder that led to the opening goal in today’s Champions League final may have put Real Madrid up for a short-lived 1-0 lead, but it’s a moment ESPN Deportes announcers appear they will remember for the rest of their lives:
The Penguins and Flyers came into today’s game in Philadelphia tied at 1 in their opening-round series. Pittsburgh destroyed the Flyers in the opener, 7-0; Philadelphia came back with a 5-1 win in Game 2.
ZLATAN IS HERE AND HE IS MAGNIFICENT.
Perennial Deadspin punching bag Benfica did the first thing worthy of our praise in years today early in its match against GD Chaves when Jonas sliced in a half-volley to open the scoring:
The U-12 Prospects Cup is underway right now on our corporate parent Univision Deportes, and the tournament that matches U.S. academy teams against some of the world’s most famous squads has been full of highlights from the next generation of soccer’s best.
Borussia Dortmund claimed a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim today when Christian Pulisic juggled his way past Oliver Baumann in the 89th minute to score yet another game-winner for his side, keeping them in third place in the Bundesliga.
A 67th-minute Jozy Altidore goal led Toronto to a 2-0 win over Seattle that earned his team its first-ever MLS championship and avenged last year’s MLS title match loss to the Sounders.
Danny Dubidat plays for Alvechurch FC, way down in the “Northern Premier League Division One South,” which is level eight on the massive English soccer pyramid. No matter where you are, though, anyone can get a shot at glory.
This is literally the only sporting event on right now.
Via reader Scott, here’s Ashland’s Cameron Mendel landing a late equalizer against Tiffin with some very fortunate placement:
Chelsea striker Álvaro Morata notched a hat trick in the Blues’ 4-0 dismantling of Stoke City yesterday, continuing to prove why he was one of the most sought-after signings of the summer. Morata’s goals at the Britannia Stadium weren’t stunners, but each was a beautiful showcase of skill and finesse. Here’s the first…
Two weeks ago, we pled with Manchester City to free Leroy Sané. The Belgian was certainly liberated today as he provided his side a 1-0 lead on Crystal Palace with a marvelous demonstration of ball control—with a little help from the defender’s head.
Kemar Lawrence’s free kick left Mexican keeper Jose Corona dumbfounded as the 88th-minute goal put the New York Red Bull and his Jamaica side past Mexico and into a Gold Cup final matchup with the United States.
Denver Outlaws goalie Jack Kelly intercepted a pass with just five seconds left in the third quarter. So he did what anyone would do in that situation: He flung it as hard as it could at the other goal, hoping for a miracle. He got one.
Clint Dempsey silenced a Portland crowd—briefly, before they picked up a chant telling him to fuck himself—with a stoppage-time goal that earned his Seattle Sounders a 2-2 draw in their rivalry matchup against the Timbers.
Ola Toivonen took advantage of a Hugo Lloris blunder as the Swedish striker (who plays in Ligue 1) hammered in a strike from midfield while the French keeper scrambled, and failed, to stop it as the clock expired on stoppage time at Friends Arena in Stockholm.