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Remembering John Brooks’ Greatest USMNT Moment 8 Years Later; Can He Make It To Qatar?

The look of surprise, nay, disbelief, is what I remember most. A towering 6-4 frame had just headed in his first career international goal, and it couldn’t have come at a more important moment. On the eighth anniversary of his goal against Ghana, we have to wonder if John Brooks will ever get another chance on the world stage.

The Evolution Of Official FIFA World Cup Posters Through The Years

Dating back to the inaugural FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay in 1930, each rendition of the tournament has been accompanied by an official poster from FIFA. Artists who’ve worked on these gorgeous designs include Guillermo Laborde (1930), Joan Miro (1982) and Annie Leibovitz (1986), to name just a few. Today, FIFA unveiled the official poster for the 2022 event in Qatar.

It's created by Qatari artist Bouthayna Al Muftah and depicts traditional headwear being thrown in the air — a symbol of celebration and fandom across Qatar and the Arab world.

Corner Kick Routine Asks A Lot Of One Man, But He's Up For The Challenge

I don't think the game has a more audacious plan of action than the corner kick that's aimed at — rather than the forest of limbs and heads gathered in the area — a solitary loner stationed outside the box.

The ploy requires perfection on the delivery. If it's inaccurate, the opponent wins possession and the counterattack is on. If it's accurate but without pace, the opponent rushes out, closes down the shot and the counterattack is on.

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.

It's Been 8 Years To The Day Since Robin Van Persie Took Flight At The World Cup

It's a little unsettling and depressing to think that, were things running as usual on the international calendar, we'd be at the start of the month-long carnival that is the World Cup. 

June 13 has marked some unforgettable World Cup moments in the past, but none more so than what transpired eight years ago on this day at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil.

57-Year-Old Gheorghe Hagi Is Still One Of The World's Finest Footballers

The greatest Romanian footballer of all-time, Gheorghe Hagi, has still got it — the "it" in his case being all-seeing assists that are weighted like californium and the ability to absolutely crack one at the age of 57.

On Sunday at Cluj Arena, a large crowd gathered to salute the career of the country's other favored footballing son, Adrian Mutu, as a Romania Stars team took on a World Stars side coached by Cesare Prandelli.

Hulk Smashes 70 MPH Free Kick Off The Post Like Only He Can

Despite turning 36 at the end of July, Brazilian legend Hulk still packs as much power as ever, particularly in his concussive left foot.

Although the nation of Brazil is free of weapons of mass destruction, it still possesses the key technologies needed to produce nuclear weapons — the science is all stored in Hulk's left.

Pressure Builds Ahead Of Winner-Takes-All World Cup Playoff Between Peru And Australia

DOHA - Australia and Peru both came through playoffs to qualify for the last World Cup, but only one of them will advance this time round when they meet in their inter-continental playoff in Doha on Monday for a place at this year’s finals in Qatar.

Australia qualified for the 2018 finals by beating Honduras over two legs while Peru edged New Zealand for their place in Russia. This time, however, the two have been drawn to play each other in a single match at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium at Al Rayyan, one of the venues for the finals in November and December.

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.

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