Is The World's Best Manager Good Enough For Bayern Munich?

On July 27th, just months after the end of Pep Guardiola's first campaign as coach of Bayern Munich—one in which his team won four titles and dominated the Bundesliga like a counselors' team in a summer camp league—Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern's chairman, did something strange. While discussing whether Bayern's… » 9/02/14 11:20am Today 11:20am

There Were So Many Goals In Today's Everton-Chelsea Match

Alright, Chelsea beat Everton by three goals today—two of which it took them all of three minutes into the match to score—but that doesn't even begin to state how insane this game was. There were nine goals! There could've been three more! There was a Tim Howard head butt! » 8/30/14 3:39pm Saturday 3:39pm

Report: Manchester City Join Arsenal, Real Madrid In Falcao Sweepstakes

We are in the final throes of what has already been a hectic summer transfer window, and it now looks likely that at least one more huge name will be on the move, with Falcao possibly strengthening an already way-too-good Man City attack. » 8/30/14 10:52am Saturday 10:52am

Polish Fans Hoist Giant Anti-UEFA Banner

Legia Warsaw fans are still salty after getting DQ'd from the Champions League for fielding a suspended player, despite beating Celtic 6-1 on aggregate. So today, two days after Celtic were themselves knocked out, Legia fans raised this display: a big fat pig surrounded by the UEFA logo, with the caption "6<1 Because… » 8/28/14 5:05pm Thursday 5:05pm

Striker Scores On Insane Long-Distance Volley


Today's soccer hotness comes from a Champions League match in Sweden, where Malmo's Magnus Eriksson launched a ridiculous left-footed strike from well outside the box over the head of Salzburg goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi. Malmo's keeper launched the ball into a scrum deep in Salzburg territory. Meanwhile, Eriksson was… » 8/27/14 6:12pm Wednesday 6:12pm

MK Dons Score Gorgeous Goal While Bossing Manchester United

Milton Keynes Dons of League One—that's the league below the league below the Premier League—put a goddamn hurting on Manchester United in a League Cup match today, beating them 4-0 to the delight of nearly everyone in the world. Here is the third and prettiest goal of the match, featuring some deft passing and one of… » 8/26/14 5:08pm 8/26/14 5:08pm

Ain't No Liga Like The One I Got: Your 2014-15 La Liga Preview

Here we are. The La Liga season has just started up, and now we get to watch the league with the world's three best players, its two best teams, and the saddest hodgepodge of patsies since Enter the Dragon. In spite of these financial realities, Spain managed to produce Europe's wildest title race last season, as… » 8/25/14 4:08pm 8/25/14 4:08pm

Cameroonian Soccer Player Dies After Fan-Thrown Object Hits Him In Head

Albert Ebosse was pronounced dead shortly after his team lost to USM Alger in the Algerian football championship. Fans allegedly threw rocks on the pitch as both teams were heading for the locker rooms after a 2-1 win over JS Kabylie. Ebosse was hit in the head and taken to the hospital in Tizi Ouzou, where he was… » 8/24/14 1:13pm 8/24/14 1:13pm

Did Mesut Özil Actually Suck Last Year? Whose Fault Was That?

It was easy to blame Mesut Özil, because it's easy to blame any athlete for anything. But last year, it was particularly easy to blame Mesut Özil. He arrived under the halo of his record £42.5 million fee at Arsenal, implicitly anointing him Savior, a title that almost always preempts failure. » 8/23/14 11:00am 8/23/14 11:00am