There is something special about what Erling Haaland is doing right now.
Is Pelé the greatest of all time? Did Diego Maradona’s accomplishments surpass the Brazilian’s? Are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the same conversation? All of these questions are hard to answer because most soccer fans alive today never watched Pelé play in his prime. That could change with this upcoming Netflix documentary, and the official Pelé trailer was released on Thursday.
It’s been a long, troubling week since terrorists invaded the U.S. Capitol, resulting in five lives lost and a country shaken to its core. Never one to shy away from speaking her mind, Megan Rapinoe talked for six minutes on the subject when asked about it during a U.S. Soccer conference call on Tuesday.
Bayer Leverkusen missed a chance to go to the top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday, but it wasn’t from lack of trying from the team’s No. 11. Eintracht Frankfurt rallied for a 2-1 victory through an Amin Younes strike and an unfortunate Edmond Tapsoba own goal. Neither will be remembered as long as the Nadiem Amiri goal vs Frankfurt.
Some of those new adidas boots are awfully hard to get on. Just look at this young Bolivian pup — we’ll call him Barko Etcheverry — trying to lace-up for his local Primera División side.
The shoe wouldn’t fit, so he was forced to quit (after a period of feigning injury and rolling around the pitch).
It’s been a tough 15 years or so for Arsenal fans. Aside from a few FA Cups titles, the Gunners have been on a steady downward trend since claiming their last Premier League crown in undefeated fashion in 2004, at least on the men’s side. This Arsenal adidas commercial is arguably the best thing to happen to the club in a decade.
After 10 years, the Mewis sisters are still supplying superb content to U.S. Soccer’s YouTube channel. This Mewis sisters quiz remake is easily the best reboot since the Lion King.
Matthew McConaughey, minority owner of incoming MLS club Austin FC and Texan renaissance man, appeared on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week to drink bourbon and talk about watching Survivor. While CBS aired a lengthy interview, an unaired segment posted to YouTube the next day showed what we really wanted to see: a Matthew McConaughey Austin FC starting XI of Austinites.
Time waits for no one at FC Barcelona, but there’s a feeling in Catalonia that this squad — the club’s youngest in the last decade — has an incredibly promising core of young talent centered around the likes of Ansu Fati, Francisco Trincão and Sergiño Dest.