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Jordan Pefok's Transfer To Union Berlin Can Revitalize His USMNT Hopes

American striker Jordan Pefok has confirmed a move to Bundesliga side Union Berlin, the club announced Thursday. Pefok will complete the move from Swiss side BSC Young Boys, where he won the 2021-22 Swiss Super League scoring title. 

The Groundhopper's Guide To Lower League Soccer Stadiums In The U.S.

Most sports fans in the United States think of summer as the season for baseball, but the warmest months of the year are also the perfect time to attend a professional soccer match — and there's no shortage of teams.

As Major League Baseball continues to cut minor league teams, the decline of professional baseball in the country becomes more prominent. But not so with soccer.

USL1 Side Northern Colorado Hailstorm Makes No. 2 On SportsCenter Top 10 With Beautiful Goal

It’s always a fun time to watch SportsCenter have to discover new sports in the summer. With the NBA plus NHL finishing up and NFL in the offseason the SportsCenter Top 10 segment is forced to look elsewhere for its best plays. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC of USL1 — the third tier of U.S. Soccer. — has managed to crack No. 2 on the list.

The Hailstorm was hosting North Carolina FC on Wednesday and trailing 1-0 in the first. In the 37th minute Irvin Parra got the Hailstorm back on level terms with a sensational goal that was set up by an even better first touch.

Kylian Mbappé Salvages Draw Against Austria As France Extends Winless Streak To Three Games

Kylian Mbappé struck a late equalizer to help holders France salvage a 1-1 away draw against Austria as they kept alive their slim hopes of reaching the final four of the Nations League on Friday.

Mbappé, who came on as a substitute after the break, found the back of the net with a shot into the top corner seven minutes from time to cancel out Andreas Weimann's first-half opener.

The world champions are bottom of Group 1 with two points from three games, four behind leaders Denmark, who slumped to a 1-0 home defeat against Croatia.

Amazing Scissor-Kick Goal From Malaysia Super League Is Pure Technique

That's it. We've seen enough to hand out today's Global Goal of the Day Award™. 

While we foolishly slept through the early hours of Tuesday morning in America, the Malaysia Super League was busy producing a 3-2 classic between Kuala Lumpur City and Penang FC, featuring an otherworldly scissor-kick/match-winner from Kuala Lumpur's Zhafri Yahya. 

Crazy Free Kick Saves Coventry Women From Relegation In Final Minute Of Season

A club on the brink, a season-long comeback and one spectacular last-minute goal; during the past six months, Coventry United Ladies have endured a lifetime's worth of drama.

In mid-January, Coventry was 10 points below the relegation line in the FA Women's Championship — England's second tier — the result of a struggle that began before a single match was played.

Brazilian Player Attacks Female Ref After Being Sent Off

A few days ago, the Campeonato Pernambucano's first leg final gave the world a cute image when a police dog invaded the pitch. The pup ran into the field, played with a ball and melted hearts worldwide — a completely different situation to the horrific one we witnessed Saturday night in the second leg when a player from Clube Náutico tried to attack referee Deborah Cecilia after being sent off. 

From Banshees To BigFoot: The Best Names Of Defunct American Soccer Teams

What is a Xogg? Alternatively, what is a Zigg? The Xoggz and the Ziggx were the men's and women's semi-pro soccer clubs based out of Columbus, Ohio, in the mid-1990s.

According to fossilized internet forums (because there is no other discussion of the topic), these were made-up names that were going to be assigned meaning through a fan contest. Unfortunately, neither club survived long enough for that to happen.

While these clubs were short lived, their rise and fall illustrates the state of American soccer in the 1990s.

Los Caminos De Chivas Y Matías Almeyda Hoy No Son Los Mismos: El DT Se Va A Grecia

Chivas en la búsqueda de un entrenador y Matías Almeyda dejando atrás sus tormentos en el San Jose Earthquakes

A los aficionados del Rebaño Sagrado el corazón comenzaba a latirles más rápido que nunca, mientras que los ojos se les ponían vidriosos de pura emoción, al ver que la posibilidad de un reencuentro con el técnico argentino, aquel que los hizo ganar un total de cinco títulos en un par de temporadas, estaba más cerca que nunca.

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