Thiago Almada's must-see free kick and what is FC Cincinnati capable of this season? 5 takeaways from MLS Matchday 13

In a word, forgettable. Following one of the most exciting matchdays of the MLS season, the league’s first foray into midweek play definitely did not live up to the billing, but there were still a few moments that caught our attention. Despite MLS Matchday 13 being promoted as a continuation of Rivalry Week, there were few games that truly fit that description, and it showed both on the field and in the scorelines.

Club América fan falls into murky waters after worst pitch invasion attempt ever

When you see a pitch invader waving a flag, running naked and/or evading security personnel on TV, it is because their plan has succeeded. But among those who reach the glory, there are also plenty of pitch invaders whose dreams die before they can set foot on the grass.

Take, for instance, this Club América fan who tried to enter the Alfonso Lastra field but instead became the poster boy for one of the most embarrassing pitch invasion attempts in recorded history.

Alexis Vega recibe sanción por humillante meme en contra de Julián Quiñones – Él niega todo

La Comisión Disciplinaria de la Liga MX le dio una palmadita en la billetera a Alexis Vega luego de que, supuestamente, compartiera en sus redes sociales un meme burlándose del delantero de Atlas, Julián Quiñones.

Vega tira cruces para el cielo negando todo y asegura que habló con Quiñones para aclarar la situación.

¿Qué pasó?

Luego de que Chivas eliminara a Atlas para avanzar a las semifinales del Clausura 2023, los aficionados del Rebaño disfrutaron la gloria troleando a los rojinegros, quienes a fin de cuentas son sus máximos enemigos en tierras tapatías.

Pulisic's new signature PUMA boots pay homage to his own tattoos

After paying homage to the Stars and Stripes with his first signature PUMA collection last year, Christian Pulisic is back at it again with another "CP" pack themed around Captain America's second greatest love — his own tattoos.

The pièce de résistance of Pulisic's second PUMA collection is the latest signature version of the ULTRA ULTIMATE boots. 

Over 100,000 Feyenoord fans pack center of Rotterdam on Monday afternoon to celebrate league title

ROTTERDAM - More than a hundred thousand Feyenoord fans gathered in the city center of Rotterdam on Monday to celebrate their team's Dutch league title, the 16th in their history but only the fourth of the past 30 years.

Thousands of singing and dancing fans crowded the streets in front of the town hall early on Monday, hours before the team would appear on the balcony around noon local time (1000GMT).

Hundreds of flares were lit by the raucous crowd when the players finally appeared, as the squad led the fans through almost an hour of songs and chants.

Jesús the savior in Texas and is Atlanta trash? 5 takeaways from MLS Matchday 12

Winning is great, but it’s even better when it’s against a rival. Goals mean more, away games are more demanding and everything is personal. Though the matches count just as much in the table, it's a day the fans circled on their calendars as soon as the schedules dropped. MLS Matchday 12 featured red cards aplenty, late winners and fans who went home filled with an anger that can only be felt after a loss in Rivalry Week. 

NYCFC becomes dream away day after latest stadium renderings are revealed

Since its foundation nine years ago New York City FC has been looking for a place to call home. On Wednesday, the club took a massive step toward that reality by unveiling the latest renderings of their $780 million, 25,000-seat soccer-specific stadium in Queens' Willets Point neighborhood (right next to the New York Mets' Citi Field).

Piqué shot down — Shakira's got a new Top Gun (it's Tom Cruise)

The tragic romance of our time took another compelling twist this past weekend as Shakira potentially found her rebound from last year's dramatic split with Gerard Piqué. Throughout Sunday's Miami Grand Prix, Shakira was spotted hanging out with Tom Cruise. Gossip rags are now saying the Last Samurai is going to pursue her like a scene out of Mission: Impossible; he's already sent flowers. 

These tiny shin guards are ‘the smallest pads on the market’

Here at The18, we don't condone small shin guards (the tibia is more exposed than Leeds United's backline), but we certainly enjoy the roguish wild cards who risk it all in the name of comfort.

Credit to the Quakes and Josef Martínez dunks on his former club: 5 takeaways from MLS Matchweek 11

Shock results rocked the boat in MLS Matchweek 11, with upsets happening from Seattle to Miami and San Jose to Charlotte. Frontrunners have emerged in both the league standings and the MVP race as several big names set the scoresheets alight and dazzled in front of packed crowds.