CONCACAF Champions League Starts At An 11 And Takes It To A 15 REAL QUICK

Valentín Castellanos scored two first-half goals as New York City FC rolled to a 2-0 win over Santos de Guápiles in first-round action of the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The contest was the opener of a two-game, total-goal series. The second leg is scheduled for Feb. 23 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

Castellanos put the visitors on top in the fifth minute when he fired a penalty kick into the left side of the net.

VAR Must Have A Choking Kink After Casemiro Blatantly Grabs Paredes’ Throat With No Punishment

Real Madrid’s Casemiro will miss the second leg against Paris Saint-Germain for yellow card accumulation. The Brazilian picked up a yellow card in the first half at the Parc de Princes for a hard tackle on Leandro Paredes. Casemiro should consider himself lucky to have not seen a red card for what happened after the tackle.

Casemiro Chokes Paredes

While the incident is brief, Casemiro clearly grabs a hold of Paredes’ neck after the challenge.

Barça's Ronald Araújo Comes Under Fire For Mocking Derby Rivals With Relegation Gesture

Barcelona defender Ronald Araújo apologized for his "unfortunate gesture" in Sunday's 2-2 LaLiga draw away at city rivals Espanyol, saying the "tension" of the match led to the incident.

Araújo appeared to be taking aim at Espanyol midfielder Nico Melamed while he was leaving the field towards the end of the match, which saw both teams have a player sent off.

Bruno Fernandes Further Sets Back The “Soccer Tough Guy” Brand With Weakest Punch Attempt Ever

If you played soccer in an American high school, then you are well familiarized with the slander that comes to soccer players. Terms like “field fairies” are constantly hurled at us soccer players for society’s perception that we can’t be tough. This Bruno Fernandes punch against Southampton hasn’t helped the cause at all.

A Timeline Of Abuse: How Women’s Soccer Coaching Hires Resulted In Decades Of Abuse

To say 2021 was a bad year for women’s soccer in the U.S. would be an understatement of epic proportions. In October, The Athletic detailed horrifying allegations of verbal abuse and sexual coercion by N.C. Courage coach Paul Riley, sending shockwaves through the NWSL.

700,000 People Watched Live As Cristiano Ronaldo Did Nothing Inside Of A Sauna

Cristiano Ronaldo not only breaks records when he scores a goal. Off the field, every time that he posts a photo or a video on Instagram, the internet explodes.

Numbers don't lie (they do, but shhh!), and here are two events that prove his popularity in the social network:

20-Year-Old Hacker Arrested For Repeatedly Siphoning Small Sums Of Money From Neymar's Bank Account

Brazilian police have arrested a man they believe hacked into Neymar’s bank accounts and repeatedly stole small sums of money amounting to more than $40,000, officials in São Paulo said.

Police said the alleged hacker worked at an unnamed bank where the Paris St Germain and Brazil player and his business manager father had accounts.

Cat Missing For Seven Months Reunited With Owner After Feline Invaded League One Game

Meet Topsey. 

A wild pitch invader pauses a League One game.

Topsey is a funny little feline who escaped from her owners in June 2021 and has since been roaming the streets of Sheffield. Seven months after disappearing, Topsey came out of hiding on Tuesday in the form of invading a League One game between Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan.

It Is True: Messi Is Playing Copa Libertadores 2022 (But There Is A Catch)

Argentinian club Newell's Old Boys have always dreamed of seeing Messi wearing its No. 10 jersey. And that dream is kind of a reality these days. 

The only thing is this Messi is not the global superstar Lionel but a young fellow named Joaquín. And that's the catch. 

Joaquín Messi is part of the Newell's Old Boys team currently playing Copa Libertadores U-20, and his last name has promptly caught the attention of all those involved in the competition. And one of the first questions he is asked is if they are related. 

Kurt Zouma’s Cats Taken From Him For Animal Abuse; West Ham Player Fined ‘Maximum Amount’

LONDON — West Ham United player Kurt Zouma's cats are being cared for by animal charity the RSPCA after a video emerged showing the Frenchman kicking one pet across the floor, and Vitality said it was suspending its sponsorship of the Premier League club over its handling of the incident.