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Con Un Flechazo Directo Al Ángulo, Orbelín Pineda Sigue Conquistando Corazones En Grecia

En su misión de convencer a Gerardo Martino por un cupo en la convocatoria de la selección mexicana para el Mundial 2022, Orbelín Pineda también comienza a conquistar corazones entre los fans del AEK de Atenas. 

El Maguito, de hecho, se vistió como Eros, el dios griego del amor, y con un flechazo al ángulo durante la victoria por 2-0 sobre el PAS Giannina FC anotó su segundo gol en la Superliga de Grecia. 

Tim Tebow Bought A Soccer Team And Fans Are Pissed

Tim Tebow bought a soccer team in Jacksonville, Florida. Soccer fans in Jacksonville are not happy about it.

Tebow, a former college football star and subpar NFL quarterback, is part of an ownership group that acquired rights to a USL Championship team in Jacksonville, the league announced Tuesday. The club is aiming to begin play in 2025 in the second division of U.S. soccer and will also include a USL Super League (women’s) team.

True Story: A Player In Uruguay Could Lose A Kidney After Brutal Kick

We all remember Nigel de Jong's kung-fu kick over Xabi Alonso's chest in the 2010 World Cup. Well, in Uruguay, there was a very similar play last weekend but 10 times worse. So bad that the player fouled is in the hospital and could lose one of his kidneys.

No kidding.

Ryan Reynolds And Rob McElhenney Release Trailer For ‘Welcome To Wrexham’ Series

The Welcome to Wrexham trailer was released Wednesday ahead of the show's premiere on Aug. 24 on FX and Hulu, and I'll be damned if it isn't just a reality version of Ted Lasso. Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are working toward the same goals at Wrexham AFC as Ted at AFC Richmond, and the beautiful thing is that Reynolds and McElhenney have approached their ownership of the club with the same sort of genuine passion and engagement. Here's the synopsis.    

WTF! Stretcher Guy Enters The Field, Yells At The Ref And Drops Injured Player Before Running Away

Natanael Alves de Andrade never imagined filling in as a stretcher carrier during a Brazilian Serie B league game would make him some sort of viral sensation. And all because of a childish tantrum in which he entered the field, threw the stretcher to the ground, yelled at the ref and dropped an injured player before escaping to the dressing rooms.

Epic? Epic.

Ukrainian Premier League Returns — This Season Features Bomb Shelters And Air Raid Sirens

Shakhtar Donetsk and Metalist 1925 played out a 0-0 draw in Kyiv’s empty Olympic Stadium on Tuesday as competitive football returned to war-torn Ukraine with the start of the country’s new Premier League season.

The opening matches of the campaign have been timed to coincide with Ukraine's Day of the National Flag and provide a further show of resistance following Russia’s February invasion that brought a premature end to last season’s championship.

Stony Brook Makes SC Top 10 At No. 2 With Incredible Buzzer Beater

The NCAA soccer season began Thursday night and Stony Brook gave us our first mind-blowing moment. Two players making their collegiate debuts scored two minutes and four seconds apart to propel the Seawolves to a wild 2-1 victory, the latter Stony Brook women’s soccer goal making SportsCenter’s vaunted Top 10 at No. 2.

It all started in the 88th minute when freshman Hannah Maracina was taken down in the box and fellow freshman Linn Beck converted the ensuing penalty kick to tie the game at 1-1. 

Dog Delays Game After Entering The Pitch For A Pleasant Nap

We all have seen a good share of dogs interrupting soccer games around the world. The list includes breed dogs, stray dogs and even police dogs. Most of the time, the puppies come to the pitch to chase the ball or hang out with global icons.

Abba, A 100 Foot Cliff And Unreal Tekkers: This Caracas FC Training Video Is Everything

Sometimes, we forget just how talented professional soccer players really are. Critics write off league’s outside of Western Europe as “farmer’s leagues” absent of any technical skill or prowess, and they could not be more wrong.

As proof, I bring you La Liga Venezolana. Here, apparently, the world’s best soccer players have all gone into hiding. At least that is what it looks like from this training video released by Caracas FC, which pairs some impressive technique with the most immaculate vibes I have ever seen. 

Orbelín Pineda Visita La Acrópolis, Eleva Su Cosmos Y Anota Su Primer Gol Con El AEK

Después de seis meses de sombras, la vida parece volver a sonreírle a Orbelín Pineda. El Maguito dejó el Celta de Vigo y bajo la tutela de Matías Almeyda comienza a florecer en el AEK de Grecia. De hecho, el seleccionado mexicano hoy acaba de anotar su primer gol junto a su nuevo club.

Que haya ocurrido la misma semana que visitó la Acrópolis de Atenas, no sé, no parece coincidencia. Quizás Pineda haya elevado su cosmos a la Saint Seiya y este gol sea resultado de sus nuevos poderes.