Previously, this writer would have summed up Lukas Podolski using only this picture:
What do you get when you take an American girl from South Carolina with Scottish parents and give her a soccer ball? You get one of the best freestylers that The18 has ever seen.
Take a look at world freestyle soccer champion, Indi Cowie:
The Chelsea women entered the final match day of the Women’s Super League with a two point lead on Birmingham, but come day's end it was Liverpool who finished atop the table.
The hero was Toni Duggan, a Liverpool native who scored the deciding goal en route to a Manchester City 2-1 victory over Chelsea. Duggan controlled a cross beautifully off of her chest before blasting a volley into the far side of the net.
Ronaldinho kicked balls at people's heads as they tried to run across his pool.
Pele is a legend. There is no disputing this, regardless of whether or not you think he is the greatest player of all time.
Sporting legends, however, usually have to deal with a much lower degree of hear-say in the chronicling of their career. The story of Pele’s life will never change by word-of-mouth as much as, say, Beowulf’s, but as this next video will show, that doesn’t mean that the soccer star’s storied career is not with out its fair share of, well, stories.
There's perhaps nothing more satisfying (or heartbreaking, depending which side of the goal you're on) than the last-minute goal in futbol. It's actually amazing how often those last few minutes of extra time yield the game winner or equalizer. It's as if during that several minute stretch, the laws of physics and normal match play no longer apply, and free kicks fly further, corners magically find their way to the head or foot of players in mid-air, and entire stadiums hold their breath - waiting to exhale in either celebration or utter defeat.
Liga MX is one of the most popular leagues in the world, only more so as the popularity of soccer rises around the world. But what do you do if you are suspicious your friends have only started to follow a Liga MX team in the name of glory hunting, or simply as a flavor-of-the-week? Well, you read this list, that’s what.
1. Saying, “Odiame Mas,” either makes them your best friend or worst enemy.
Coritiba and São Paulo met yesterday in a Brazil Serie A match, which saw striker Joel score two goals in a 3-1 victory. Now, we’re not here to talk about the game or even the pretty sweet goal that Joel scored. We’re here to talk about the giant, random hole that he fell into during his second celebration.
Cuauhtemoc Blanco is a soccer genius, only no one knows.
Soccer is a game of possibility. You never know what's going to happen next. Goals can be scored in so many different ways, and not all goals were created equal. So, let’s take a look at what separates mere goals from legends.
1. The Volley
Oh how you tease me, ball in the air. How I have felt you rocket off my foot absolutely perfectly…only to fly 30 yards over the bar.