18-year-old Rennes defender couldn’t stop crying after scoring own goal in 119th minute

I've been actively losing sleep due to feeling bad for Rennes defender Jeanuël Belocian. A freak Belocian own goal vs. Shakhtar Donetsk in the 119th minute of Thursday’s Europa League playoff match tied the aggregate score at 3-3 and sent the two teams to penalties.

Shakhtar would win the penalty shootout 5-4.

Sergio Ramos retires from Spain duty and slams the coach for forcing his decision

MADRID - Spain's most capped player Sergio Ramos announced his international retirement on Thursday after being told by new coach Luis de la Fuente that he was not part of his plans.

The 36-year-old Paris St Germain defender, who won the World Cup in 2010 as well as two European Championships, has not played for Spain since March 2021, yet said he should have been given the chance to show he could still be of service to his country.

‘Stop trying to be a hard a** and pass the ball’ — Alexi Lalas tears into Adams and McKennie

Polarizing soccer pundit Alexi Lalas ruffled feathers in the USMNT sphere after sharing his opinion about the midfield duo of Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie. Lalas doesn’t seem to be a fan of their physical approach in the Premier League.

Adams and McKennie have only played four EPL games together at Leeds United and have already earned a name for themselves. We at The18 refer to them as the ‘Premier League Bad Boys’ due to their hard tackles and how they never back down from a fight.

Tim Ream drops opponent with skill move while Willian scores Fulham’s goal of the season

Fulham continue to impress in their return to the Premier League after defeating Nottingham Forest 2-0 on Saturday for the team’s tenth EPL win this season. When the Cottagers were relegated in the 2020-21 season, they only recorded five league victories.

Saturday’s win saw another great shift from American defenders Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson. The American duo have become a wall on Fulham’s left side and kept the seventh clean sheet on the season.

The 8 players to watch out for at SheBelieves Cup 2023

The World Cup is just 160 days away, so the 2023 SheBelieves Cup takes on added significance with teams looking to lockdown tactics and players battling to make an impression ahead of the final roster announcements for Australia and New Zealand. 

McKennie and Adams provide the perfect platform for Leeds to frustrate Man United

Days after the sacking of manager Jesse Marsch, relegation-threatened Leeds have gone into Old Trafford and drawn title-challenging Manchester United 2-2 with a midfield duo of Tyler Adams-Weston McKennie and a three-headed coaching monster including the American Chris Armas (mockingly referred to as "Ted Lasso" during his stint as assistant at Man Utd) and a guy who recently managed England's futsal team.

This sport is batshit crazy and I love it.

Wrexham’s FA Cup journey ends with a defensive blunder of epic proportions in 94th minute

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham FC saw the clock strike midnight on their Cinderella-run in the FA Cup on Tuesday. Sheffield United defeated the fifth-tier lovable Welsh side 3-1 in the 4th Round Replays.

On Jan. 29 these two sides — who sit three leagues apart in the English football pyramid — played to a thrilling 3-3 draw that saw a 95th minute equalizer from Sheffield United to force the replay.

El golazo de Güémez, la lesión de Zendejas y el oso del Wacho – Lo que dejó la J5 del Clausura 2023

Veinticuatro goles, cinco tarjetas rojas, un técnico despedido y un equipo que quedó a un paso de completar 50 partidos sin poder ganar un partido de visitante.

Esos son algunos de los datos que dejó la disputa de la jornada 5 del Clausura 2023 de la Liga MX, torneo que tiene a Pachuca y Monterrey compartiendo la cima con 12 unidades, mientras que Mazatlán se hunde en el sótano sin siquiera sumar un punto.


Resumen Jornada 5 Clausura 2023

Como sea, es tiempo de meterse en el único recap semanal de la Liga MX que necesitas en tu vida.

Seattle Sounders concede in 88th minute to Al Ahly and miss out on semifinal vs. Real Madrid

The Seattle Sounders made history as the first club from Major League Soccer to compete in the FIFA Club World Cup on Saturday in Tangier, Morocco.. The Sounders lost 1-0 in heartbreaking fashion to Egyptian giants Al Ahly by conceding in the 88th minute.

The Sounders should keep their heads held high as they pushed Al Ahly to the very end. The Egyptian side are Club World Cup regulars as this is the eighth time Al Ahly have qualified for the competition.

Tim 'The Dream' Ream shuts out Chelsea's new-look team with perfect block to deny a goal

LONDON — Chelsea's British record signing Enzo Fernandez got his first taste of Premier League football in a 0-0 draw against his new club's visiting neighbours Fulham in a lively but ultimately disappointing Friday night derby.

The World Cup-winning midfielder, who cost Chelsea's American owners nearly $128.98 million from Benfica, looked comfortable and showed touches of class, spraying pinpoint passes and timing his tackles well.