Wayne Rooney Puts In Masterclass Performance As He Inches Ever Closer To Becoming A Legend

Wayne Rooney put in a Man of the Match performance as Manchester United brushed aside Bournemouth 3-1 at Old Trafford. Rooney opened up the scoring in the 43rd minute after some lovely team play between Anthony Martial and Juan Mata on the edge of the box.

The goal was Rooney's 100th in the Premier League at Old Trafford, and the OptaJoe Twitter account was quick to highlight the relevance of that. 

Video Assistant Referees Are So Close...Yet So Far Away

The implementation of Video Assistant Referees has divided a good portion of the football-watching public.

There are many who think that video technology is a necessity given the high-stakes nature of the game these days and that simply leaving potential game-changing calls to the referee and his assistants allows for too many mistakes and controversial decisions. 

How Has Tecatito Fared In The Portuguese Primeira Liga This Season?

Mexico fans have kept a close eye on Jesus "Tecatito" Corona for some time now, as he is one of the most exciting young players to break out of Mexico in recent years. Tecatito is now approaching the end of his inaugural season in Portugal with Porto, and so we here at The18 decided to take a look at how he has done so far. 

Rivaldo Warns Tourists Away From Rio Olympics: You're Putting Your Life At Risk Here

Brazilian World Cup winner Rivaldo has warned tourists to stay away from Rio De Janeiro for the upcoming Rio Olympics that are set to take place this summer. 

The Brazilian legend cited the increase of violence and political turmoil as reasons to stay away from Brazil. 

Jamie Vardy Voted Player Of The Year By The Football Writers' Association

Jamie Vardy has been announced as the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year for 2015-16. The award is voted upon by approximately 400 journalists who make up the FWA.

Vardy has had a quite a year. He has been the face of Leicester's fairy tale run, scoring 22 goals in 36 appearances, and he broke Ruud Van Nistelrooy's record by scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games earlier this season.

Brazil Release Copa America Squad. No Neymar, Thiago Silva, David Luiz Or Marcelo.

Dunga's preliminary Brazil squad for the Copa America Centenario this summer was released last week, and there are some surprising omissions from it. 

Lionel Messi's Diet Can Keep You At The Top Of Your Game. You'll Have To Cut Out The Pepsi Though.

It's pretty clear that Lionel Messi is naturally talented. Even when he was 17, you could see that he was just inherently special. That being said, Lionel Messi didn't make it to where he is by pure talent alone. It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to play at the top level and produce the kind of numbers that Messi does. Needless to say, the Lionel Messi diet is probably a pretty good one.  

They Played One Of The Most Dramatic Ties In History. Now, Shakhtar And Sevilla Meet Again.

It's Shakhtar Donetsk vs Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, and it is a matchup that Shakhtar don't have fond memories of. Nine years ago, the two teams faced each other in a UEFA Cup round of 16 clash that was one for the history books. 

Jermaine Jones Changed Positions At 34. It Could Be His Ticket To Russia 2018.

World Cup 2014. USA vs Portugal. It's the 64th minute and Jermaine Jones picks up a loose ball following a corner. We all know what happened next. 

Few players on the USMNT represented the American spirit better than Jermaine Jones. Sure, Tim Howard may have had the memes, but it was Jones whose indomitable presence and ferocious drive truly captured the feeling of that summer. 

Milan Legend Paolo Maldini To Receive One Club Man Award

In 2015, Spanish club Athletic Bilbao started the "One Club Man Award," which aims to celebrate players outside of Athletic who spent their entire career at one club. The first award was given to Southampton's Matt Le Tissier last year, in recognition of "Le God's" 16 seasons at the the English club.