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.
An outstanding display of Barça teamwork was met three minutes later by a golazo free kick by Theo in the first half of today’s Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Alavés.
These junk-grabbing Orlando City supporters were not successful in keeping NYCFC from opening the scoring on a PK early in today’s nationally-broadcast MLS match.
Middlesbrough will be relegated after a three-goal performance by Chelsea that saw keeper Brad Guzan earn a nutmeg hat trick. We’ve all had days like this.
Nelson Vivas is now managing Estudiantes in his native Argentina, and the former Arsenal man became quite enraged during his team’s match tonight against Boca Juniors. (It’s still 0-0 as of this writing.)
Brazil’s Rodrigo hammered home this lovely golazo in the first period of his side’s match against Italy at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Think soccer is OK, but wish it had more scoring and impossible athleticism? Try fútbol playa.
Four goals have been scored in the first 24 minutes of today’s Everton-Leicester City match, but none more impressive than Marc Albrighton’s free kick that beat Joel Robles in the tenth minute. That’s after a streaking Kevin Mirallas set up Tom Davies in the opening minute to give Everton a short-lived lead, and Islam…
The U.S. has relentlessly pounded Russia’s defense with strikes as the American women commanded the first half of their international friendly tonight, carrying a 3-0 lead into halftime.
Sweden is having an easy time of it against Belarus—the Swedes are up 4-0, at the moment—but Belarusian keeper Andrey Gorbunov isn’t helping things. Here’s Emil Forsberg knocking one in for Sweden’s second goal of the match—also completing a brace for the Leipzig man—right through Gorbunov’s wicket.
The U.S. is currently beating Honduras 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier, and half of the goals belong to Clint Dempsey. Here’s his hat trick-clincher—and we don’t mean to slight any of the other goals, many of which were absolutely marvelous and involved Pulisic—but this is a free kick that was absolute magic.
Colombian soccer announcer Javier Fernández is the world’s greatest sports broadcaster. Here’s James knocking in a penalty rebound for his side’s only goal in Colombia’s win over Bolivia today, as called by “El Cantante del Gol” and complete with the traditional heavy metal goal music.
César Carrillo gave his Jaguares side a 1-0 lead over Millonarios with a golazo from distance that brought a, uh, modestly full Estadio Jaraguay to a frenzy.