What Should We Want From The USMNT In 2015?

It's still a little odd seeing guys like Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones—hell, even Jozy Altidore—in their USMNT jerseys and remembering that these are not the players they once were. It's tough to wean yourself away from, say, watching Altidore temporarily putting the U.S. up 2-1 on Chile last night… » 1/29/15 5:04pm Thursday 5:04pm

Atlético-Barcelona Game Goes Insane When Player Throws Shoe At Ref

Non-stop action from kickoff, an opening-minute goal from the all-of-the-sudden rejuvenated Fernando Torres, a dubious penalty call, two more incidents that could've easily led to pens, and five total goals made for a bonkers first half in today's Atlético Madrid-Barcelona Copa del Rey match. Then Gabi got himself… » 1/28/15 4:59pm Wednesday 4:59pm

Iker Casillas Hopes To Become Overpaid By MLS One Day

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has had a rough go of it these past few years. The goalkeeper has seen his previously blemish-free legacy tarnished by the hand of a vindictive manager, lost a considerable amount of support from a fanbase that once idolized him, suffered a cratering of confidence, and now looks likely… » 1/27/15 5:21pm Tuesday 5:21pm

Tomáš Rosický Is Arsenal's Irreplaceable Security Blanket

It takes more than the couple dozen legs of Arsenal's preferred starting XI to carry the club towards their annual fourth place finish in the Premier League and deep though ultimately unsuccessful (though not always!) runs in the other major tournaments. Rotation, fatigue, and the handful of crucial injuries that are… » 1/27/15 11:12am Tuesday 11:12am

Please Laugh At This Soccer Team Struggling To Win A Fixed Game

Late on in this match in the Albanian Superliga, Flamurtari found itself tied with Teuta, 1-1. In a non-fixed game, you'd expect Teuta to protect their goal and maybe push on for the winner. Instead, we see the shameless display above, with Teuta all but begging their opponents to score, and Flamurtari repeatedly… » 1/26/15 1:24pm Monday 1:24pm

Standard Liège Fans' Murderous Tifo And Heckling Are Super Effective

Standard Liège fans have long memories. Today, former Red Steven Defour made his return to the stadium where he made his name, only this time playing for Standard's rivals Anderlecht. Instead of welcoming him back, fans made an enormous tifo depicting a decapitated Defour, shouted abuse at him all game, and baited him… » 1/25/15 1:08pm Sunday 1:08pm

Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Southampton All Lose In FA Cup

It is time for the wonderful FA Cup, England's storied knockout tournament contested among almost every team in the country, where in theory a Sunday pub team could produce a run of stunning results and win the whole shebang. But if you look at the list of FA Cup winners from the last quarter century or so, you… » 1/24/15 1:09pm 1/24/15 1:09pm

Remembering The Time A Manchester United Player Kung-Fu Kicked A Fan

With all this focus on the unimaginably dumb scandal that has swallowed the brains of the stupids in the sports world, it's good to remember that there was once a time when people were justifiably shocked at behavior during a sporting event. Like the time Manchester United great Eric Cantona jumped into the stands and… » 1/23/15 3:01pm 1/23/15 3:01pm

Three More Sponsors Decide To Stop Supporting Slavery, Drop FIFA 

Good news everybody! Three of FIFA's biggest sponsors—Johnson & Johnson, Castrol, and Continental Tires—confirmed to The Telegraph that they have cut their ties with FIFA, joining Sony and Emirates in declining to continue supporting slavery. As second-tier World Cup sponsors in 2014, the three companies paid FIFA… » 1/22/15 8:14pm 1/22/15 8:14pm

Old Man Tim Cahill Still Scoring Bonkers Goals Like This Bicycle Kick

The 35-year-old Tim Cahill is off playing with Australia in the Asian Cup they're currently hosting, and what better way to thrill the home fans than with a goal like this? Looks like Francesco Totti isn't the only ageless wonder out on these pitches. » 1/22/15 12:17pm 1/22/15 12:17pm