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10-man Real Salt Lake pushes Austin FC to the limit in dramatic penalty shootout

Austin FC has advanced to the Western Conference semifinals of the MLS Cup Playoffs after overcoming the realest of Real Salt Lake challenges: Pablo Mastroeni's team — a massive underdog away from home at Q2 Stadium — played down a man for 68 minutes, faced 38 shots and still managed to get it to a penalty shootout.    

Chucky Lozano anda en modo Halloween: Anota por tercer partido consecutivo

Hirving Lozano no tuvo un buen inicio de temporada con el Napoli, sin goles y apenas una asistencia. Tan malo era el asunto que muchos aficionados lo tenían de punching ball y él mismo andaba con los cables cruzados. Sin embargo, con la llegada de octubre, el Chucky se puso en modo Halloween y acaba de anotar por tercer partido consecutivo.

World watches as part-timers Blyth Spartans force FA Cup replay against Wrexham

Wrexham AFC — House Targaryen of the National League and harnessing the ability, with the blessing of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, to transform an FA Cup fourth qualifying round match to a global spectacle on ESPN — have been forced into a replay in the world's oldest football competition by the part-time players of Blyth Spartans. 

Messi, Pogba and Ronaldinho star in Pepsi's ‘Nutmeg Royale’ ahead of the World Cup

Pepsi is not an official sponsor of the 2022 FIFA World Cup — that position belongs to eternal rival Coca-Cola. But a smart way to save money while cashing in on the global phenomenon is by associating with the event in more creative ways — like by getting Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Ronaldinho, Fabrizio Romano, RECEBA!!! and Kaljit Atwal to sell your products in a place that vaguely looks like Qatar but isn't.

Collectors swarm as ball from Maradona's ‘Hand of God’ match is put up for auction

The football that was at the feet — and hand — of Diego Maradona as he shocked the world with acts of both brazen gamesmanship and breathtaking skill in Mexico 36 years ago has been put up for auction and is expected to sell for at least $2.8 million.

The ball in question is from the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal between Argentina and England, in which Maradona scored six minutes into the second half by sneakily punching the ball over England goalkeeper Peter Shilton into the net, a goal he said afterwards had been helped by the "Hand of God."

Clint Dempsey hints at comeback in 7-on-7, winner-takes-all tourney for $1 million

Given the success of TBT Enterprises' "The Basketball Tournament" — which has grown over 10 years to a 64-team tournament of global talent competing for $1 million on ESPN — it was only a matter of time before the event organizers turned their focus to accomplishing something similar with the world's game.

Matthew McConaughey reveals talk with Ryan Reynolds about Austin FC-Wrexham friendly

The dramatics of MLS's Decision Day weren't reserved for Sunday's encounter between Austin FC and the Colorado Rapids with los Verdes locked in as the West's number two seed and the Mighty Pids still coming to terms with a fall from first to 10th over the course of a year. 

Israel Reyes’ Panenka vs. Chivas wins hearts of americanistas and Jozy Altidore

Israel Reyes has been heavily linked with a move to América for the 2023 Clausura after finishing with his current club, Puebla, in the 2022 Apertura Liguilla.

In the meantime, while the clubs and agents talk numbers, Reyes is doing his part to win over new fans before the deal is even finalized.

Israel Reyes Panenka vs. Chivas

The 22-year-old Mexican was the fourth camotero to come up to the spot in a shootout against Chivas Sunday.