National Teams

Uruguay Should Be Favorites To Win The Copa America This Year

The Uruguay National Team have a successful relationship with the Copa America. Nobody has won the competition more than La Celeste, who have lifted the trophy on 15 occasions. That said, last year was desperately disappointing for them as Uruguay was knocked out in the quarterfinals by eventual champions Chile. Despite that, Uruguay has to be considered one of the favorites to win the Copa America Centenario this summer. 

Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and Diego Costa Dropped From Spain's Euro 2016 Squad

Fernando Torres, Diego Costa and Juan Mata have all been omitted from Spain’s 25-man provisional Euro 2016 squad by manager Vincente del Bosque. In Torres and Mata, Spain have elected to drop players who’ve combined for 151 appearances, 48 goals, three European championships, and two World Cup winner’s medals. 

Costa suffered a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on May 11, putting his participation immediately in doubt. Costa’s consistent hamstring troubles, coupled with his subpar form this season, have seen him lose his place in the squad.

The Match Was Abandoned, But This Man’s Dream Of Watching Man U For The First Time Didn’t Die.

Have you ever felt like the world was stacked against you? Do you think that sometimes things are just not meant to happen? Have you ever travelled 3,170 miles in order to watch your favorite team play, only for a bomb scare to cause the match to be abandoned?

If you have, chances are your name is Moses, or you are delusional. 

A USWNT Olympic Boycott Is Still On The Table

The USWNT probably won't boycott the Rio Olympics. If they're willing to brave the horrors of the Zika Virus for a shiny gold medal, the wage gap likely won't deter them either.

But it might.

In an interview with ESPN's Hannah Storm, Lloyd was asked what would make her consider boycotting Rio. Lloyd's answer:

Carli Lloyd's Injury Won't Affect Her Status For The Olympics

The Houston Dash confirmed Monday that midfielder and reigning FIFA World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd has been diagnosed with a grade 1 MCL sprain that will sideline her for 3-6 weeks. Lloyd suffered the injury in the fifth minute of Saturday's 3-1 loss at the Orlando Pride in the NWSL. Lloyd was substituted from the match in the 12th minute.

These Videos Show Just How Bad The Qatar World Cup Is For Workers

Amnesty International published two new videos that show in gruesome detail the true nature of conditions for migrant workers working on the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Qatar World Cup is set to be held in the winter, and has been subject of criticisms from almost every angle imaginable. 

Forced From Their Homeland, Soccer Provides Identity For Chagos Exiles

The Chagos Islands National Team have started an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund their team's trip to the ConIFA World Cup. The ConIFA World Cup is a tournament that allows non-FIFA recognized or exiled nations the chance to compete for a global prize.

This African Footballer Tried To Send A Soccer Ball Into Orbit

Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the South African midfielder Hlompho Kekana. His five-year mission: to blast a soccer ball into orbit. 

Hlompho Kekana

Houston...we're experiencing what looks like a golazo up here. Please advise. Photo: @DRogozin | Twitter

We Asked Advertising People About The New USA National Team Crest

A few weeks ago, US Soccer unveiled the new national team crest. Some people liked it. Some did not. 

Ignoring the possibility US Soccer plagiarized the crest from a Florida youth baseball league, we wanted to get an actual expert opinion on the new crest. So we got five.

This Goalie Has Invented A Great Way To Draw A Foul/Injure Yourself

We will say this for Glenn Verbauwhede: he has no regard for his personal safety.

Actually, let's amend that. We will say this for Glenn Verbauwhede: he hasn't much regard for anything at all.

Verbauwhede plays keeper for Maritzburg United in the South African Premier Soccer League, and he plays it with the kind of reckless abandon and stupidity that only comes along once in a blue moon. Just watch.