Carlos Vela Scored His First Goal Since October

Carlos Vela is not having a good season for his club. Going into 2016, the Real Sociedad striker had only two goals to his name and hadn't scored since October.

It may be a good omen for Vela's 2016 that he ended his goal drought in Sociedad's 5-1 loss to Sporting Gijon Friday.

Mesut Ozil's Laceless Revolution And Other New Boot Premiers

Mesut Ozil has been a revelation for Arsenal this season, notching 16 assists and dazzling spectators with his audacious vision and technique. So, how does one of the Premier League’s greatest talents improve his game? By eliminating the one thing that’s holding him back: his boot's laces. On Saturday, Ozil will become the first Premier League footballer to wear laceless boots when he debuts the Adidas ACE 16+ Purecontrol cleats.

El Chapo May Or May Not Have Tried To Buy Chelsea

Imagine a world where Chelsea FC is owned by a shady billionaire who is probably involved in organized crime. Wait, that world already exists? OK, imagine that, but instead of a Russian oil baron the shady bilionaire is a Mexican drug trafficker. I am referring here to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the boss of the Sinaloa Cartel who was arrested last week.

Messi Did One Simple Thing To Ensure MSN Would Become The Greatest Forward Line In History.

Luis Enrique stands on the touchline and watches FC Barcelona’s tremendous troika of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar (MSN) nearly every day in matches and in training.

And yet, the Blaugrana boss remains amazed at what the trio can accomplish when they are at their best. 

“They are the best in the world,” Enrique told the press recently. “They have a great understanding and when they don’t all score [in a match] they’re not happy.”

TV Preview: The 5 Best Matches In The Galaxy This Weekend

As the world prepares for The Force Awakens, the football-scheduling gods have set up a great weekend of football across the globe to watch while you wait in line to see Episode VII. Also, check out these fantastic Star Wars football kits designed by Nerea Palacios. Here are the top five can’t miss matches this weekend:

River Plate vs. Barcelona

Sunday at 5:30 a.m. EST on Fox Sports 1

Chicharito reveló por qué dejó el Manchester United

Javier "Chicharito" Hernández finalmente ha salido y ha dicho por qué se fue del Manchester United. No es que no supiéramos ya por qué se fue.

Como era de esperar, Chicharito descubrió que Louis van Gaal era mucho menos fanático que el anterior entrenador Sir Alex Ferguson. Chicharito dijo en una entrevista con la televisión española (citas cedidas por Marca) que van Gaal intentó que se fuera nada más llegar el holandés al Manchester United.

Xavi Retired Last Season. Barcelona Have Found A New One

Xavi Hernandez is a Barcelona legend. While in the Blaugrana, he won damn near everything there is to win. He retired on top, having been an integral part of Barca's treble win. This begs the question, though, now that Xavi is comfortably living out the early stages of his retirement in the Qatari league, where is the next Xavi? How will Barcelona replace one of the best players in its history?

Watch: Jamie Vardy Breaks Premier League Record For Goal Scoring Streak

Three short years ago, no one saw this coming. But then again, that was when Jamie Vardy was a little known name playing for Fleetwood Town FC – a far cry from the bright lights of the top of the table in the English Premier League. Despite being a rising star in League One, the third division of English football, Vardy was about as far from a household name as it gets. How far?

Miguel Layun Is Becoming A Leader At Porto

Despite having been at Porto only for a few months, Miguel Layun appears to have taken up a leadership role at the Portuguese club. 

The Mexican defender/midfielder took to the media Tuesday after Porto were defeated 2-0 by Kiev Dinamo in the Champions League, calling for his teammates to move on from the defeat and have courage.

Could Tottenham Hotspur Be Legitimate Title Contenders?

On the official Tottenham Hotspur website, the club invites you to support the side because “in a world full of Uniteds, Citys and Rovers there is only One Hotspur - Tottenham Hotspur.”  Spurs, undefeated in their last eleven matches dating back to the start of the campaign, are threatening to disrupt the established hegemony of familiar contenders.