Brighton secure spot in Europa League with 30-yard laser to draw Man City 1-1

BRIGHTON — Champions Manchester City's 12-match winning streak in the Premier League came to an end as Julio Enciso's stunner earned sixth-placed Brighton and Hove Albion a 1-1 draw to seal them a Europa League berth on Wednesday.

Treble-chasing City, who wrapped up a fifth title in six seasons at the weekend, lacked their usual intensity but took the lead when Phil Foden slotted home in the 25th minute.

Gio Reyna could become second American to win Bundesliga after Leipzig stun Bayern

RB Leipzig shocked Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Saturday with a 3-1 victory on the second-to-last matchday of the season. This opens the door for Borussia Dortmund who defeated Augsburg on Sunday and sit two points ahead of Bayern.

Dortmund are top of the Bundesliga table entering the final matchday meaning that American forward Gio Reyna is 90 minutes away from winning the league.

This begs the question, has an American won the Bundesliga before?

Southampton have been relegated after 11-straight seasons in the Premier League

SOUTHAMPTON — Southampton were relegated from the Premier League after losing 2-0 at home to Fulham on Saturday, bringing an end to their 11-year spell in the English top flight with two games remaining in the season.

Carlos Vinicius opened the scoring at St. Mary's Stadium three minutes after halftime, with Aleksandar Mitrovic, who came off the bench for Vinicius, doubling their advantage to seal Southampton's fate.

FC Basel are 90 minutes away from making Swiss club football history

FC Basel stunned Fiorentina on Thursday with a 2-1 victory away at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in the Europa Conference League. If they can hold on to their aggregate lead at home, then Basel will be headed to the final. This begs the question, has a Swiss club ever made a European final?

Has a Swiss club ever made a European final?


A Swiss team has yet to win a major European trophy or even appear in a final. The semifinal is the closest one has ever come.

4K video of Pelé assisting Carlos Alberto at 1970 World Cup has people asking if Brazil were that good

One of the more iconic goals in World Cup history came during the final between Brazil and Italy in 1970. In the 86th minute Pelé assisted Carlos Alberto who lasered the ball into the bottom corner to put the cherry on top of a triumphant 4-1 victory.

As someone who wouldn’t be born until over two decades later, I had only ever seen this goal in shoddy quality on YouTube.

Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley, Hope Solo among National Soccer Hall of Fame inductions

The National Soccer Hall of Fame inducted its 2023 class and a belated member of the 2022 class with U.S. team members Landon Donovan and Hope Solo among the inclusions Saturday in Frisco, Texas.

The full list of athletes and contributors honored included Donovan, Solo, DaMarcus Beasley, Lauren Cheney Holiday, Kate Sobrero Markgraf, Jill Ellis and Slavisa "Steve" Zungul.

Napoli campeón de la Serie A – Así fue la desatada celebración del Chucky Lozano

Se acabó la espera. Treinta y tres años después de que Diego Maradona hechizará a la ciudad, Napoli volvió a ser campeón de Italia. Todo parte de una historia vibrante y con un pedacito de México, encarnado en los pies de Hirving Lozano, entre los ingredientes.

El título se consiguió luego de empatar 1-1 ante Udinese y a cinco jornadas del final de la temporada 2022-23, lo que habla del dominio impuesto por el equipo dirigido por Luciano Spalletti.

Too much soup/broth spoils the cooks — Chelsea’s unfocused season in focus

About a year ago I bought a new house, it seemed like a good deal at the time. The previous owner had to sell up and get out (some new trade rules impacted his business and forced him to put it on the market according to the agent). The house itself was great; it needed bit of a tidy-up here and there, but with a bit of elbow grease, some TLC and a bit of money spent in the right places I knew I could get it back to its former glory. 

Only one man can save Major Leeds Soccer from relegation and that man is Big Sam

Relegation-threatened Leeds United have sacked manager Javi Gracia and appointed veteran coach Sam Allardyce until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

With four games left, only a superior goal difference is keeping 17th-placed Leeds out of the relegation zone after taking only one point from their last five games.

Allardyce will be the club's third coach this season after American Jesse Marsch was sacked in February.

LaLiga joins the growing list of rebrands gone horribly wrong

The old LaLiga logo wasn't perfect. It was guilty of what I consider a cardinal sin: containing that damn generic soccer ball that's way too heavy-handed in getting its point across. 

But LaLiga had established a powerful brand identity with its iconic color wheel over the past 30 years, and when news broke of an all-new LaLiga logo for the 2023-24 season, the initial thought was concerning how the league would reimagine and update the famous design while retaining some sense of history.