Jose Mourinho led a rival Premier League team into Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea for the first time on Sunday. Much of the talk over the past week had been about the reception the Special One would, or should, receive when he took the pitch in west London with Manchester United. All things considered, the first moments after Mourinho stepped foot on the pitch were civilized – normal, almost.
FC Barcelona are the darlings of club football. From the imperviously well-mannered Lionel Messi to their representational standing as “more than a club” for Catalanism, their playing style and history invites adulation from all corners of the globe.
However, Barcelona is not without its insidious side. These are the 10 terrible truths that Barcelona would prefer you didn’t know about.
Playing college soccer is a dream for every young player growing up. Whether it's the ecstatic crowds at UCSB and Wake Forest or the terrific sceneries at Cal Poly and UNC, here are the top 5 college soccer stadiums in the country.
We traded in our Barbie dolls for soccer balls, our dresses for cleats and our earrings for shin guards. Early on, us girls developed a love for the game of soccer. These are just a few things all soccer girls know to be true. Boys not so much...
The 2016-17 Premier League season is still young, but we don’t want to let that little detail keep us from making a few early predictions about who might fill the shoes of Riyad Mahrez and take home the EPL Player of the Year trophy.
People can hope and cheer but, judging by the way things look at Leicester City right now, a repeat is about as far from happening as Tim Howard becoming president.
Taking that into account, we can rule out two of last year's front runners for the EPL's ultimate individual accolade, Mahrez and Jamie Vardy.
Celtic’s star-in-the-making striker Moussa Dembele netted three goals on Saturday, helping the Hoops to a 5-1 over Old Firm rivals Rangers at Celtic Park.
But while Dembele, who signed from Fulham over the summer, may have dominated the first Glasgow Derby in four years, he is hardly the first multi-goal hero for the Bhoys in the history of the Old Firm.
In fact, the Frenchman, who idolizes Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka, is only the latest goal poacher. Here are some of the most notable goal-scoring efforts for Celtic in Old Firm History:
Celtic captain Scott Brown may have played his last game for Scotland, but the Hoops have a storied history of players who have represented the club’s home country with honor and distinction, despite perceptions that those running the national team have historically been biased against players wearing the Hoops.
With the current international break winding down, here is a list of some of the greatest-ever Celts to represent Scotland on the world stage, with photo and video highlights:
"If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you, until you get your revenge." – Muhammad Ali.