Timbs Overpower The Timbers — NYCFC Overcomes Horrific Blown Call To Win Club’s First MLS Cup

New York City FC lifted MLS Cup for the first time in the club’s six-year history on Saturday after tying Portland 1-1 and defeating the Timbers 4-2 on penalty kicks. The Timbers were heavy favorites heading into the final, but the traveling NYCFC supporters pulled out their secret weapon: the timbs.

One of the biggest talking points of the game was the horrific blown call in the final seconds during the build-up of Portland’s equalizer. NYCFC was seconds from lifting its first title when Larrys Mabiala clearly fouled Maxime Chanot. Felipe Mora then put home the equalizer.

Chris Richards Scores His First Bundesliga Goal And It’s A Brilliant 94th Minute Game-Winner

American defender Chris Richards scored the first Bundesliga goal of his career on Saturday against SC Freiburg in a crucial 2-1 victory. With the score tied at 1-1, Hoffenheim had a corner kick with 15 seconds left in the game. The ball was whipped into the box, and it would be the 21-year-old Alabama native who got his head on the ball.

Chris Richards Goal Vs Freiburg

Sam Kerr Decking A Pitch Invader Has Got To Be One Of The Most Satisfying Videos On Earth

As the Ancient Greeks used to say, “play stupid games, win stupid prizes.” One guy found this lesson out the hard way when he thought it would be great idea to interrupt a UEFA Women’s Champions League game by running onto the field. He would meet the stiffest shoulder from Chelsea’s Sam Kerr. This Sam Kerr pitch invader video will now sit among my favorite videos ever.

Dastardly Benfica Fans Make Website Where You Can Help Send Their Manager To Brazil With One Click

When the fans of a club want their manager to hit the road they often express their displeasure via banners and a #so-and-so-out. The hashtag for a manager to go often hits the social feeds after a tough loss, even Gregg Berhalter has had his name trending in an outward direction.

Supporters of Portuguese giants Benfica have taken their expression of resentment toward their manager to a whole new, genius level.

10 Stats That Go A Long Way Towards Explaining The 2021-22 Season So Far

STATS! They can be used in all manner of ways. In the right hands, they can provide you with some excellent insight into the best women's goalkeepers in the world right now. In the wrong hands, you end up with some diabolical shitposting that's effectively ESPN FC's Twitter account. 

The Author Of This Story Is Having A Horrible Day, But This Amazing Vinícius Jr. Goal Made It Better

I’ll make this a brief as possible, but the author of this story is in the foulest of moods. His favorite Premier League side lost in wild fashion, his college football team missed out on the playoffs by two inches and on top of that he has a hamstring that doesn’t work after an incident during a video.

Lewandowski Doesn't Have A Ballon d'Or — But He Does Have The Game-Winner Vs. Dortmund

DORTMUND — Top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored twice, including a second-half penalty, to guide the German champions to a crucial 3-2 victory at title rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and a four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

The Pole opened his account in the ninth minute to level after Dortmund had taken an early lead through Julian Brandt, and then converted a 77th-minute spot kick to seal victory with his 16th goal of the campaign.

Wild Last-Minute West Ham Goal Dupes Mendy And Gives Hammers A Priceless Three Points

LONDON — West Ham United stunned Premier League leaders Chelsea with a 3-2 win on Saturday after coming from behind twice and then claiming all three points with a bizarre late goal from substitute defender Arthur Masuaku.

The Hammers clinched the win in the 87th minute when Masuaku caught out Edouard Mendy with what looked like a cross but the ball flew into the near corner for the Congolese full-back's first goal in his 96th Premier League appearance.

Mal Pugh Becomes Engaged To MLB Player

Mal Pugh just missed out on an NWSL championship ring this year after her Chicago Red Stars lost 2-1 in extra time to Trinity Rodman’s Washington Spirit on Nov. 20. But she got another ring that’ll last even longer.

Major League Baseball player Dansby Swanson proposed to USWNT forward Mal Pugh this week, and the 23-year-old said yes.