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Oh, Boy! When You Try To Nutmeg An Opponent And End Up Nutmegging Yourself

I've nutmegged rivals, I've been nutmegged and I've watched a fair amount of nutmegs through my life. I've seen nutmegs that were only a display of skills, other ones that were the only option available to maintain the control of the ball and a few others that were just by chance. But, until now, I have never seen a self-nutmeg. Until Thursday night.

Thomas Rodríguez's Nutmeg Fail

It happened during a game in the Chilean First Division between Colo Colo, the most popular team in the country, and Unión La Calera.

What Games And Soccer Leagues Are You Going To Be Able To Watch On ViX?

There's a new streaming service in town. Its name is ViX and claims to bring "the world's largest offering of Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content." And with sports, obviously, there's a lot of soccer implied. What games and leagues are on ViX? Here we are to answer the question.

American Expansion: 8 New Pro Soccer Teams To Get Out And Watch This Summer

It's easy to criticize American soccer, but in doing so, we can't embrace the unique stage of development the game is going through right now.

Soccer in the states has only gotten consistent traction in the last few decades, and there are very few professional sports leagues across the world that are actively expanding — none are doing so at the rate of American soccer.

This leads to the constant restructuring of leagues and teams moving between divisions — both of which are further complicated by the lack of promotion and relegation within our footballing pyramid.

Correcaminos Echó Mano A Un Símbolo Esotérico Para Espantar Su Mala Racha

El Correcaminos UAT volvió a ganar un partido de la Liga MX de Expansión después de siete jornadas. La escuadra dirigida por Héctor Altamirano venció al Atlante por 2-0 y racionalmente mereció la victoria: dominó el balón y tuvo las mejores oportunidades para anotar.

La historia del partido, sin embargo, hoy se está contando desde lo esotérico. Todo después de que surgieran en redes sociales imágenes de un símbolo llamado tetragrámaton, pegado en los postes del estadio Marte R. Gómez.

44-Year-Old Formiga Still Out There Snatching Souls, Breaking Ankles

Formiga, 44, is a legend of the game in the truest sense of the word. Though she retired from the Brazilian national team in November, she began her 30th year of professional football on Monday as the Brasileiro Feminino A1 season kicked off. She may be old enough to be both team captain and team mom, but she’s still out there breaking ankles with ageless grace and style on the pitch.

American Shea Connors Is Enjoying A Breakthrough Season In Australia

Brisbane Roar plays its final A-League match of the season Thursday without any hope of qualifying for the Finals series, but it does present 25-year-old American Shea Connors with an opportunity to add one final flourish to a breakthrough season in Australia's top division.

The Roar were in action Monday against Newcastle Jets with Connors partnering Australian international Larissa Crummer in attack. The St. John's University graduate had four goals in 11 league appearances entering the game and she added two more to move joint-sixth in the division in total goals.  

From Kepa To Krul: A History Of Goalkeepers Subbed In For Penalty Kick Shootouts

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel's decision to bring on Kepa Arrizbalaga late in the 2022 EFL Cup Final was not unprecedented — both for Chelsea and the footballing world. Kepa had replaced Mendy in the waning moments of extra time in the UEFA Super Cup against Villarreal earlier in the year, saving two penalties in Chelsea's shootout victory.

In fact, the Spaniard is an above-average keeper in his career when it comes to saving penalties. 

¡Insólito! Jugadores Del Atlante Chocan Entre Sí Y El Árbitro Cobra Penal

El arbitraje mexicano cavó un nuevo nivel bajo tierra. Sí, todas las semanas hay decisiones que dejan a los aficionados preguntándose si están en un programa de bromas con cámaras ocultas, pero lo que ocurrió anoche en la Liga Expansión desafía toda lógica posible: un choque entre dos jugadores de un mismo equipo acabó siendo sancionado como penal por el silbante Edgar Allan Morales.

Minnesota Announces Groundbreaking Two-Sport Athlete Sarah Fuller As Team's First Signing

Minnesota's new women-led, community-owned club is absolutely rolling right now. 

After tapping into the state's previously unmet desire for a high-level women's soccer team by crowdfunding over $1 million from 3,000 investors, the club then revealed its name, badge and branding — as voted on by community owners — at the end of January: Minnesota Aurora FC.

80-Yard Volley In Brazil Is Understandably Getting Puskás Award Hype

The Campeonato Pernambucano — the state football championship of Pernambuco, Brazil — was the site of an unbelievable goal on Sunday from 21-year-old Salgueiro AC defender Lucão.

Up 1-0 shortly before halftime and facing pressure from Sete de Setembro, Lucão showed everyone that the quickest transition from defense into attack is simply an 80-yard volley from the middle of your own half that touches down inside the opponent's net. 

It's an effective way to beat the high-press that should be taught in academies across America — if Brazil's doing it, we should do it too.

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