Throwbacks/History

Remembering The First Women’s Soccer Game: Mia Hamm Soccer 64

In 2015, EA Sports bragged to anyone and everyone who would listen about how FIFA 16 would be the first video game of its kind to feature women’s soccer players. 

Given the popularity of women’s soccer — especially in the U.S., where the women are actually successful compared to the men — it seemed an odd omission for the FIFA franchise to not have included women for so long. It took the 2015 Women’s World Cup (being played in Canada, where the FIFA series is developed), to spur EA into actually including women in its best-selling sports franchise. 

Revisiting The 1998 World Cup With Roger Bennett's "American Fiasco"

The growth of soccer in the United States has been incredible over the past decade. Not only have we seen growth domestically within Major League Soccer, but just walking down the street you can pick out multiple different soccer jerseys being casually worn. It has become one of the most popular sports in the country.

Liverpool Fans Have Had A Tough Week, So Here’s A Throwback Video To Virgil Scoring An Absurd Solo Goal For Celtic

Liverpool has had a tough week. 

First, Liverpool fans were criticized around the globe as a few jackasses acted like assholes while visiting Barcelona before the Champions League semifinal first leg. Then Liverpool played well but lost 3-0 in that match because Lionel Messi. On Friday, the Reds found out Naby Keita is out for two months after picking up a knock against Barça. 

In Her Own Words: Kristine Lilly On The Most Important Play In The History Of U.S. Soccer No One Remembers

There are moments in a match that can go unremembered by the final whistle. Sometimes these are simple misfired shots or dubious fouls, forgotten over the course of a long match. Other times, as it was on a sweltering day in Southern California in 1999, they are significant in the moment but largely overshadowed by events later in the game. 

Why Is Tottenham Called Spurs, And What’s With That Cockerel?

Tottenham Hotspur is one of England’s most storied clubs. Founded in 1882, Spurs have a great history of cup success dating back to winning the 1901 FA Cup as a non-League club, continuing through 1963 when they became the first British club to win a major European competition and into the 21st century. But it begs the question: Why is Tottenham called Spurs?

Tottenham Hotspur was founded by a group of school boys along Tottenham High Road in London and is now one of the most profitable and successful clubs in Europe. 

One-On-One With USWNT Legend Kristine Lilly, Soccer’s Iron Woman

There are few athletes in the world who have won as much as Kristine Lilly.

She’s got two Women’s World Cup trophies, two Olympic gold medals and four NCAA championships. She appeared in more international matches than anyone in the world — men or women — while playing for the most dominant team in the history of sport

It’s Here: The Trailer For The New Diego Maradona Documentary Is Unreal

Ready? The “Diego Maradona” documentary is set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival before arriving in cinemas on June 14. Using over 500 hours of unseen footage from Maradona’s own archive, the film promises a stunningly personal look at the seven years he spent with Napoli in Italy’s Serie A.

Here’s A Spotify Playlist With Every FIFA Song Ever Because You Deserve It

We’ve previously presented you with The 18 Best FIFA Songs Of All Time and a FIFA-inspired soundtrack for your New Year’s Eve party, but we’ve been one-upped by Spotify user Ross Hyland, who’s compiled every FIFA song, including music from the FIFA Street series, into one epic playlist for our listening pleasure.

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