Throwbacks/History

Alexi Lalas Turns 50: Here Are His Five Best Moments

Ah yes, Alexi Lalas, arguably the best redhead to play for the USMNT and one of the main voices for soccer in this country. From having some of the best hair in World Cup in history to torching the USMNT before its cataclysmic failure to qualify, Lalas has had plenty of noteworthy accomplishments in the past 50 years. This list looks at the five best Alexi Lalas moments so far.

No Hard Feelings — Chiellini Says He Admires Luis Suarez For His Biting Antics

MILAN — Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini admires Uruguay forward Luis Suarez for biting him during a heated match at the 2014 World Cup, he said in his autobiography.

Suarez, who escaped punishment during the game, was later banned for four months plus nine internationals — but Chiellini said he bore no grudge towards him.

"Malice is part of football, I wouldn't call it illegitimate. To get past a rival you have to be smart," the Juventus captain said in the book "Io, Giorgio".

"I admire his cunning," he added. "If he lost it, he'd become an ordinary forward."

Never Forget The Five Best Seasons Americans Have Ever Had Abroad

As American stars like Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams continue to mature and up-and-comers emerge, we’ll soon wonder how their performances compare to Americans from the past.

To help you draw these comparisons, here are the five best campaigns from Americans in Europe.

The Craziest Matches Happen On May 19, Here Are The Best Five

Under normal circumstances, football fans would be watching domestic leagues in Europe wrap up and be getting ready for the Champions League final later in May. The month of March is known for college basketball’s March Madness, but the real chaos in the footballing world happens in May. You could even call it “May-hem.” The date May 19 has had several unbelievable matches. This list counts down some of the craziest football matches on the date May 19.

Relive The Most Insane Ending To A Game Ever

Seven years ago, the wildest sequence of events took place at Vicarage Road during the Championship playoff semifinal between Watford and Leicester City. Troy Deeney’s goal vs. Leicester is fondly remembered years later as one of the best last-second winners.

At the time, Watford had been out of the Premier League for six years, and this was the first time in five years that the Hornets had finished in the top six of the Championship and even qualified for the playoffs.

USWNT ‘99ers Movie Coming To Netflix

There’s not a lot of information to go off apart from this Netflix tweet that features Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers, Joy Fawcett, Kristine Lilly, Briana Scurry, Carla Overbeck and Brandi Chastain, but a film that covers the USWNT’s journey to the 1999 Women’s World Cup is coming to Netflix.

Need A Laugh? Check Out The Worst Own Goals In Premier League History

In addition to the above video documenting the worst own goals in Premier League history, here are some other things I've found funny lately.

#1. The Onion’s 69-image slideshow about what happens when you zoom in on this bread.

#2. “Coach Owen” by Brendan and Cory

#3. Long Haired Businessmen Video Conference

10 Teams We Want Given ‘The Last Dance’ Treatment

For basketball fans, “The Last Dance” has been a welcome reprieve from a total lack of hoops action over the last two months. The Michael Jordan-centric Chicago Bulls docuseries has been a rating bonanza for ESPN.

But there is no real like-for-like equivalent for soccer fans to dive into during this pandemic. 

Happy Cinco De Mayo — Revisiting Mexico's Historic Victory Against France

The average, culturally unaware American sees Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s version of July 4th and an excuse to eat tacos and burritos. The fact that this year’s Cinco de Mayo falls on “Taco Tuesday” isn’t helping either. To those unaware, the date actually celebrates the Mexican army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla over the French in 1862.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, let’s take a look back at the Mexican national team’s only victory against France, in the 2010 World Cup.

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