It’s been made well aware to soccer and non-soccer folks alike that Orlando husband and wife soccer stars Sydney Leroux and Dom Dwyer have an adorable son named Cassius. When they are not banging in goals for their respective teams and taking ridiculous adorable family pics, these parents are known to joke around and pull pranks on each other.
After calling time on his professional career back in December at the age of 37, Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky celebrated his 20-year professional career — which included stints with Sparta Prague, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal — by playing a testimonial match on Saturday featuring a Czech XI and World XI. The likes of Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Jens Lehmann and Mathieu Flamini were on show, but it was Rosicky’s young son, Tomas Jr, who stole the show.
Mexico is through to the final of the prestigious Toulon Tournament, and it’s 19-year-old striker Eduardo Aguirre who’s captured the headlines in France. Only one player has managed more than two goals throughout the tournament, and that’s Aguirre — he’s got SEVEN.
In today’s youth sports, there exists a certain type of parent, the parent we know all too well. The asshole parent. Soccer parents gone wild.
The asshole parent comes in three varieties. The raging critic, whose sole objective is to criticize his or her child until he or she runs off the field in tears. The argumentative screamer, spewing insults at the other team. And finally there's the hostile screamer, provoking brawls with anyone on the opposing side, whether parent or coach.
English soccer’s governing body, the Football Association (FA), received an $835 million offer from Fulham owner Shahid Khan to buy Wembley Stadium.
Barcelona won its second UEFA Youth League title in five years after defeating Chelsea 3-0 on Monday. A brace from 17-year-old forward Alejandro Marques put Barca up two by the 51st minute, and the prolific Carles Perez, 20, registered his eighth goal in nine matches to put the finishing touches on the triumph.