There is a certain type of American who, as he or she watched the seconds tick down on the USMNT’s devastating loss to Trinidad & Tobago and, moments later, those in Honduras’s stunning win over Mexico, felt a rush of self-important pride. Whether it be for reasons of philosophical differences about how to organize…
“WHAT ARE WE DOING? WHAT ARE WE DOING!???”
Raphael Dwamena’s match-winning goal with 15 seconds remaining in added time against Uganda came off the board as South African referee Daniel Bennett inexplicably ruled Dwamena to be offside, effectively eliminating Ghana from World Cup contention.
Neymar delivered a free kick golazo that put PSG up 1-0 on Bordeaux less than five minutes into the match. He followed it up moments later by setting up Edinson Cavani for a second goal. Drama? No drama here.
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.
Julie Ertz’s 89th-minute goal capped a massive late comeback for the U.S. women’s national team as they beat Brazil 4-3 in a Tournament of Nations match that saw them down 3-1 with less than ten minutes remaining.
Just days after it happened in the Inter Milan-Chelsea match, another astonishing own goal golazo happened today in Austria as Eibar’s José Ángel Valdés hammered home what proved to be the only goal of his side’s friendly against Schalke—one that looked so impressively like a purposeful shot that the chyron operator…
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.
Hector Villalba blasted a long-range, 86th-minute goal that proved to be the winner as Atlanta United beat Orlando City in a match that saw the visitors place a taunting billboard in central Florida, only to see that billboard defaced by Orlando City supporters.
I’m just minding my business watching the biggest sporting event of the day—Peñarol vs. Defensor in the Uruguayan Primera Division, of course—and on comes this ad for a Miami-based company that promises to improve your child’s soccer abilities through DNA sequencing of his or her genome.
Officials suspended a club friendly in Austria between German team Werder Bremen and Dutch side Ajax after 20-year-old Abdelhak Nouri collapsed on the pitch midway through the second half.
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.
Leigh Griffiths hammered home a pair of free-kick goals in the final five minutes of Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against England today, taking a 2-1 lead only to see the match end in a draw thanks to, yeah, Harry Kane.
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.
Olivier Giroud is no stranger to magnificent goals, and his half-volley bender to put his France side up 1-0 on Sweden today ranks up there with the best of them. (Perhaps in shock, the Frenchmen surrendered a Jimmy Durmaz equalizer minutes later.)
A pair of gorgeous second-half goals by America’s Wonderteen gave the U.S. a 2-0 World Cup qualifier win tonight in Denver over Trinidad and Tobago.
Mario Mandžukić’s overhead stunner came off a series of volleyed passes to draw Juventus even with Real Madrid in the first half of today’s Champions League final; this one absolutely must be heard with the Fox Deportes commentary, because it is manic commentating done to perfection.
Houston Dash and English national team forward Rachel Daly collapsed just after taking a shot on goal in the final minute of her team’s match today against Seattle.