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Preston North End Is Bringing Back The Dead-Ball Era To English Football

The year is 1974. It's mid-February, and after months of intense wear, the pitch at Preston North End's Deepdale Stadium is nothing more than a mud pit. The players slog through ankle-deep sludge as they labor in vain to hoof the water-logged leather sphere up the pitch.

The aim is not to score, rather it's to prevent the opponent from finding the back of the net. It's a cynical way of thinking that has long plagued the English game, thus preventing its tactical advancement.

Player Scores Goal, Makes Tribute To His Dog Who Recently Died — Who’s Chopping Onions?

Saying goodbye to a pet is one of the harder things to do on this planet. As many pet owners have experienced, it never gets any easier. That was the case for Israeli midfielder Ilay Tamam, who dedicated his goal on Monday to his dog that recently died.

Tamam plays in Israel’s second division, Liga Leumit, and scored his team’s second goal on Monday several minutes before halftime.

To celebrate his goal, he took off his jersey to reveal a shirt with a photo of his pup printed on. Tamam couldn’t hold back the tears.

An American In Israel: Josh Cohen's Unexpected Path From USL To Champions League

The story of American keeper Matt Turner has been widely publicized over the last year after the late-blooming New Jersey native went from collegiate afterthought to USMNT hero over a few short years. While Turner will hope to play in the Europa League this year with Arsenal, another American keeper will be taking center stage in the UEFA Champions League — Maccabi Haifa's Josh Cohen.

Cohen's soccer career mirror's that of Turner's, and though he has not received the recent fanfare, Josh Cohen is more than deserving of American soccer fans' attention.

Nottingham Forest Sets Premier League Record For Most Transfers In A Single Window

Transfer deadline day is traditionally known for last-minute deals and panic buys as clubs scramble to sign players for the long campaign. Something a little different happened this summer in England's East Midlands.

Nottingham Forest — which had signed an astounding 18 players up to this point — brought in three more players before the end of transfer deadline day, bringing its total to 21 signings for the summer transfer window. Two deals — for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi and free agent right back Serge Aurier — fell through at the final hurdle.

Tired Of Winning Champions Leagues, Real Madrid Is Now Training For War Against Androids

Real Madrid shared a reel on its social platforms where you can see several players training free kicks over a very fancy electronic wall. 

I mean, it is pretty cool. 

Real Madrid's Robot Wall Technology

Early-Season EPL Sackings: Do the Numbers Justify Managerial Moves?

We are less than a month into the Premier League season but we already have our first managerial firing, as Bournemouth manager Scott Parker received his pink slip on Tuesday after just four league matches.

The season started promisingly for the team with an opening day win against Aston Villa, then went downhill with three massive defeats against Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool (by a combined score of 16-0). Even with the poor results against the trio of title contenders, the Cherries are in 17th place, one point above the relegation zone. 

Deuce Gets First Ace — Clint Dempsey’s Retirement Is Going Great Guys

One day shy of the fourth anniversary of Clint Dempsey announcing his retirement, the U.S. soccer icon accomplished a new feat in the sporting world. On Sunday, Dempsey recorded his first ever hole-in-one. As is legally required by the golf gods, the Deuce had to post about it online to brag to all his friends.

Dean Henderson's Early-Season Heroics Show Why He's The Most Underrated EPL Keeper

As with most conversations early in the season, the focus in the Premier League right now is on how top players are performing at new clubs. There is significant buzz around Erling Haaland (six goals) and Gabriel Jesus (five goal contributions), and rightly so.

Yet the best new signing — scratch that — the best player in the EPL so far this season has not been a prolific attacker. He's a loanee goalkeeper for one of the worst teams in the division, but Nottingham Forest's Dean Henderson has been doing all he can to keep the newly promoted club in the first tier.

Soccer Mascot Lights Up Unsuspecting Child During Preseason NFL Game

The Colorado Rapids suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat to the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at Subaru Park. Maybe that explains a shocking piece of aggression from RapidMan halfway across the country back in Colorado, where the Rapids mascot laid out an unsuspecting child.

Should You Watch Welcome To Wrexham? Explaining Who This Show Is For And If You’ll Like It

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are two of the funniest actors around. From Van Wilder to Deadpool and It’s Always Sunny to Mythic Quest, these dudes know how to make people laugh. Which brings us to “Welcome To Wrexham,” a new soccer-centric docuseries on FX and Hulu that premiered this week starring Reynolds and McElhenney. What exactly is Welcome to Wrexham and who is its target audience? Having watched the first two episodes, here are my takeaways.