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Police Arrest Barcelona SC Star For Connection With Band Of Hitmen

Barcelona SC midfielder Gabriel Cortez was having a fantastic season in the Ecuadorian Serie A. Until this Friday, he was the league's top scorer with seven goals in nine games.

But Cortez's record is now coming to a halt after the local police arrested him in connection with a criminal band called Los Tiguerones, which is accused of drug trafficking and murder. 

Assjack Coach Headbutts Assistant Referee, Doubles Down On Misogyny

Rafael Soriano has entered the Douchebag Hall Of Fame for assaulting a referee then claiming the ref was milking it “because she’s a woman.” The Desportiva Ferrovíaria coach was red carded then fired after the match.

Soriano came onto the pitch to argue a call at the start of halftime during a fifth-tier Campeonato Capixava match against Nova Venecia on Sunday in Espirito Santo, Brazil. He left as a reviled asshole, headbutting assistant referee Marcielly Netto in the nose. 

Good For The Game? The Uneven Relationship Between Major League Soccer And The USL

The original purpose of this piece was to find players who began their careers in American soccer in the lower league and worked their way up to Major League Soccer — not players who went out on loan, rather athletes who signed for a USL or NPSL club, impressed at that level, and drew the attention of an MLS side.

But after a thorough examination of numerous MLS rosters, I found that this type of career path is almost nonexistent; such upward mobility is nearly impossible in American soccer.

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. 

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