Opinion

The 21st Century's Most Criminally Underrated El Clásico Matches

There are hundreds of "best El Clasico" list articles out there with very little discrepancy among them. Lionel Messi's 2017 last-minute winner before lifting his jersey to a stunned Bernabéu? Obviously. Gareth Bale's surging run in the 2014 Copa del Rey Final? Gotta watch it. The 2011 Champions League semifinals? Pure drama. 

Vivi Asseyi Takes Flight For A Heavenly Bayern Munich Goal

We're just two weeks away from the start of the Women's Champions League quarterfinals now, where two Frauen-Bundesliga clubs remain — Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg. Bayern returned to the top spot in its domestic league with seven matches remaining following a 6-0 pummeling of Köln on Sunday, although Wolfsburg remains only two points back and maintains a game in hand.

Roy Keane, Gary Neville Blast Man United Players For 'Throwing In The Towel' During Manchester Derby

MANCHESTER, England - Former Manchester United captains Gary Neville and Roy Keane accused Ralf Rangnick's team of giving up in Sunday's 4-1 derby defeat at Manchester City.

United had competed well in the first half, going in 2-1 down at the break, but they looked demoralized after Riyad Mahrez scored City's third and that attitude riled the two ex-skippers.

Billionaires Vs. Millionaires: What The MLB Lockout Could Mean For Soccer

Eleven months ago, the wealthiest and most successful powers in European football broke away from their domestic leagues to form what was known as the European Super League. 

The league's motto was: "The best clubs. The best players. Every week." This meant no more away trips to Burnley for Manchester City or midweek Copa del Rey fixtures in obscure provincial towns for Barcelona. 

Every game would be under the lights at the Etihad or Camp Nou featuring the biggest names in the world.

The Idea Of Sports Being Apolitical Has Zero Credibility After FIFA's Suspension Of Russia

The decision by FIFA on Feb. 28, 2022, to suspend Russia from international competition — a move that could see the national team excluded from the 2022 FIFA World Cup — breaks with a tradition of inaction by soccer’s world governing body over the ethical failings of member states.

OK England, You Can't Label Every American Coach 'Ted Lasso' And Expect A Laugh

The arrival of Jesse Marsch in the Premier League as Leeds United manager marks the third instance of an American guiding a soccer franchise in Britain's Major Top League (The BMTL). He'll need all his dudes on board if he wants to make the playoffs, but there's probably a Brazilian available in the draft if they tank so it's all good.

Let's Crown Carlos Acevedo King After His Insane Quadruple Save Against Cruz Azul

At this point, you get the feeling it'll be a cold day in hell when Mexico takes to the pitch without Memo Ochoa in goal, whose appearances in the latest window of qualifying brought him to a grand total of 125 caps for El Tri — just five behind legendary keeper Jorge Campos. 

Decision To Bring On Kepa For EFL Cup Final Shootout Fails In Most Spectacular Fashion

When anyone starts talking about that infamous Kepa Arrizabalaga Carabao Cup final moment, the reply is now going to have to be "which one?"

In 2019, Kepa gave us the unforgettable scene of refusing to be substituted for penalty specialist Willy Caballero near the end of extra time. The Spaniard saved one but Chelsea ultimately still lost to Manchester City.  

Should Russia Be Banned From The World Cup? There’s Historical Precedent

This week, Russia initiated an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the largest attack on a European nation since World War II. Amid global condemnation of the needless aggression and as Vladimir Putin turns his country into an international pariah, sports organizations have quickly moved to strip Russia of major events. While soccer isn’t the primary concern in Eastern Europe right now, many in the footballing world are wondering: Will FIFA ban Russia from the World Cup? Can UEFA kick Russian clubs out of its competitions?

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