Inspiring

Female Coaches Can Help Bring Professional Men’s Soccer Into The 21st Century

As the 2020 American NFL season drew to a close with Tom Brady winning his record seventh Super Bowl, it was interesting to note another sporting first: the three women involved in the game — two coaches and one official.

With eight women currently coaching in the NFL, there’s still a long way to go when it comes to parity, but it does seem that women are finally breaking into elite men’s sports coaching in the U.S.

Forget Retirement, 43-Year-Old Goalkeeper Roy Carroll Is Back In Action In The Irish Premiership

The old cliche about veteran players is that they've seen everything during their career. For 43-year-old Dungannon Swifts goalkeeper Roy Carroll, that adage holds true — but it doesn't even begin to encompass the struggles of a shot-stopper that has played professionally in four different decades.

Now, a new club in 2021 could be the fitting final act for a player who is still competing well-beyond the prescribed shelf-life of a footballer.

If There’s One Thing All Footballers Need In Their Homes, It's This

Skills Lab Wundschuh has created the ultimate footballer experience to help perfect accuracy and reaction time while implementing real-life game situations to help you level up your game.

This virtual training style could be the future of personal training and is definitely something everyone would want in their homes. As of now, the sports facility is located in Wundschuh, Austria, but if it makes its way to the U.S. it will give golf simulators a run for their money. 

¿Qué Pasa Cuando Messi Te Pide La Camiseta? La Reacción Del Arquero Del Elche No Tiene Precio

No tengo la certeza, pero tampoco dudas, de que varios jugadores profesionales (y también amateurs) sueñan algún día cruzarse en una cancha de fútbol con Lionel Messi solo para esperar el final del partido y pedirle su camiseta. Seguramente hay horas de preparación para cuando llegue ese momento, las cuales incluyen tiempo frente al espejo ensayando un "Leo, tu camiseta, por favor" o cosas por el estilo. Sin embargo, suponemos que muy pocos están preparados para cuando ocurra lo contrario, cuando sea el mismísimo Messi quien pida tu camiseta.

Edson Álvarez Explica Lo Que Siente Al Defender Los Colores Del Tri

Edson Álvarez habló sobre su historia en una entrevista para el Ajax en conmemoración del Día de la Bandera, en donde contó lo que significa para el ex jugador de las Águilas del América representar los colores de la Selección Mexicana.

“Millones de mexicanos siempre estarán al pendiente de ti, no importa lo que pase. Te sientes poderoso. Cuando voy a la selección y me pongo la playera, es como ir a la guerra y me transmite mucha seguridad,” aseguró. El "Machin" remarcó que “ser mexicano es algo increíble y la piel se me pone de gallina, porque ser mexicano es un orgullo.”

Today Marks 20 Years Since Ronaldo Made His Youth Debut For Portugal

It’s been 20 years to the day since Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut at the youth level for Portugal. He was only a 16-year-old at the time, but he was also just one year away from a meteoric rise through Sporting’s system that would see him become the first to play for the club’s U-16, U-17, U-18, B team and first team all within the same season. 

Racing Louisville Is Immediately One Of The Best Away Days In The NWSL

Historically speaking, there’s only ever been one correct answer to the question of a dream away day in the National Women’s Soccer League. As well as producing the sort of football that’s landed two NWSL championships, the Portland Thorns boast the division’s best atmosphere with an average attendance (we have to go back to 2019 to look at such things) of over 20,000 at beautiful Providence Park.  

But I believe Portland has been usurped for three reasons: views, horse racing and bourbon.

Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris Adopt Future USWNT Star

USWNT and Orlando Pride power couple Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger have adopted a beautiful baby girl. On February 12, Sloane Phillips was born and will grow up in a loving household with two superstars and 20-plus aunties to help raise her. Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris have gone through the adoption process while also competing at the highest level of play. They were fully supported through the entire journey by their teammates, coaching staff and family and they will step away from the game for a bit while they take care of the new addition to their family. 

Marta Turns 35 And Still Remains The GOAT

Brazilian legend Marta turned 35 on Feb. 19 and she still proves to be one of the best in the world. She has the most goals in FIFA World Cup history, she is a six-time World Player of the Year and she is Brazil’s all-time top goal scorer, not to mention she just re-signed for the 2021 season with the Orlando Pride and received her green card so she no longer needs an international roster spot. As a player who many young players look up to, the day she decides to hang up her boots will certainly be a sad one. 

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