Netflix Is Releasing A Documentary On The Most Infamous Transfer In Football History

Like a severed pig's head flying through the air and landing near the corner flag, a Netflix documentary surrounding Luis Figo's infamous transfer from Barcelona to Real Madrid is dramatically arriving Thursday, Aug. 25.

Titled "El Caso Figo" ("The Figo Affair"), the documentary promises in-depth testimonies from Figo, Pep Guardiola, former Barça president Joan Gaspart and — the man making a supremely dramatic entrance in the final 10 seconds of the trailer — Florentino Pérez himself.    

Is Crystal Palace Named After A Crystal Palace? Explaining The EPL's Most Unusual Club Name

English football is known for oddly named teams: Nottingham Forest, Accrington Stanley, Leyton Orient. Yet even with these curious labels, there is one commonality between these clubs — they are named after neighborhoods or towns. 

In fact, only one EFL side is not named after a place — League One side Port Vale, whose title represents the valley of ports on the Trent and Mersey Canal.

But one club seems to reject all logic with its name: Crystal Palace. London has a region known as Crystal Palace, but the title is only as old as the football club itself. 

¿Dónde Están Ahora? El México Campeón De Los Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012

El 11 de agosto de 2012 es un día dorado en la historia del fútbol mexicano. Literalmente. En aquella jornada, el Tri conseguiría colgarse la medalla de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres, batiendo en la final a un Brasil que contaba con el talento de Thiago Silva, Marcelo, Hulk, Oscar y un tal Neymar. 

Camino al título, el Tri enfrentó en la fase de grupos a Corea del Sur, el Gabón de Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang y Suiza. En los cuartos de final sufrió, pero en la prórroga se deshizo del Senegal de Sadio Mané por 4-2, mientras que en semis despachó a Japón por 3-1.

Nothing Sings Quite Like A Left-Footed Volley Off A Cross From The Right Wing

Central Córdoba swept past Rosario Central 3-0 on Monday night in a match that featured a candidate for the Argentine Primera División's goal of the season.

In the 23rd minute, 25-year-old winger Francisco González Metilli opened the scoring off a driven cross-field switch from Renzo López. Metilli let the ball run across his body before unleashing a left-footed volley from 18 yards out that flew across the face of goal and inside the far post. 

The visual effect of Metilli's strike is basically just the Bundesliga logo — this is pure technique.

Remembering The Raging Rhinos: A History Of Non-MLS Clubs In U.S. Open Cup Finals

After a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Open Cup returned in 2022 with renewed enthusiasm from American soccer fans — and they were rewarded with an abundance of entertaining fixtures. Eight matches featured lower league sides upsetting MLS clubs, as teams like Detroit City and Union Omaha had a chance to prove themselves on the biggest stage.

England’s Brandi Chastain Moment? Not Quite — Chloe Kelly Reveals Alternate Inspiration

A record crowd cheering on the home nation at an iconic stadium on a steamy summer day. A dramatic winning strike followed by a ripped off jersey revealing a Nike sports bra. Take your pick: Brandi Chastain after winning the 1999 Women’s World Cup or the Chloe Kelly celebration after lifting England to its first European championship. 

England finally had its Brandi Chastain moment, though it turns out Kelly’s celebration wasn’t an homage to the USWNT star but to a man with two England caps to his name.  

Welcome Back — Meet The Three Promoted Teams In The Premier League For 2022-23 Season

England’s Championship division is one of the most intense seasons in Europe. The 46 games played, just in the league itself, give players more opportunities to perform well but also for a team’s season to come crashing down. While there are more games, every game means just as much in the Championship, if not more, as the teams compete for the right to move up to the Premier League.

Fantastic Alex Popp Brace Sets Up Dream Final Of England vs. Germany At Wembley Stadium

Only three things are guaranteed in this life: death, taxes and Alexandra Popp scoring for Germany in the 2022 Euros.

Popp broke French hearts on Wednesday as she booked Germany’s spot in the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro final with a brace to defeat France 2-1. Popp has scored in all five of Germany’s games this tournament with her goal tally at six.

What’s A Xogg? Pre-MLS Franchise Built With Briefcases Of Cash, The Mob And A Victoria’s Secret CEO

It all started with a throwaway line: "If anyone knows what a Xogg is, please get in contact with me," I wrote in an article about the best names of defunct American soccer teams back in April.

I pondered the absurdity of the Columbus Xoggz — a name without meaning that still captures the imagination of a soccer writer who wasn't even alive when the team played.