We’re 68 minutes into last night’s MLS meeting between the New York Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake at Red Bull Arena with the home side leading 3-0. It’s a fairly innocuous time in the grand scheme of things, but MSG Network broadcaster Shep Messing — who covered the ’86, ’02 and ’06 World Cups for ESPN — is about to drop an absolute bombshell on viewers with regards to the USMNT at the 2014 World Cup.
The Champions League — formerly the European Cup — is the premier club soccer competition in the world, annually anointing a new champion to the team in Europe able to navigate a gauntlet of matches to reign supreme. The Champions League list of winners is a history of club football at its best — the teams that defined eras as much as any World Cup winner.
Google is the largest aggregator of information on the planet. From its ubiquitous search engine to its Arts & Culture website, Google’s goal is to make information easily accessible and instantly useful.
But when Google decided to accumulate information for a women's soccer history museum, even the tech giant couldn’t find the data it desired.
So Google is doing what any clever company does these days when it hits a road block: outsource the work to the public.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Manchester United’s historic treble-winning season, a Man United Legends vs. Bayern Munich Legends (a rematch of the 1999 Champions League Final) friendly was held at Old Trafford today, featuring the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Lothar Matthaus, Ze Roberto and Ivica Olic.
United hammered the visitors 5-0 thanks to goals from Solskjaer, Dwight Yorke, Nicky Butt, Louis Saha and Beckham.
Here’s the opener from Solskjaer — the current manager of United — after some great wing play from Beckham.
Everyone knows who Diego Maradona is. If you don't, there’s an opportunity for you to get an in-depth look at the legendary Argentinian — the scorer of the infamous "Hand of God" goal against England in the quarterfinals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup — in the new documentary Diego Maradona.
He would go on to win that World Cup with Argentina, besting West Germany in the final. He is considered one of the best players of his generation, alongside Pelé.
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.