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Julian Green Won’t Let You Forget About Him That Easily

The USMNT’s future looks brighter than ever, especially after a promising 0-0 draw against Wales and a 6-2 thumping of Panama. A young squad with overflowing potential has fans ready for the new era of Gio Reyna, Weston McKennie, Sergiño Dest and other American stars playing among Europe’s best clubs.

Italian Coach Sent Off After Taking Matters Into His Own Hands

A manager in Serie C took the saying “leave it all out on field” a little too seriously during a game on Wednesday when he took it upon himself to stop the opponent’s attack.

Calcio Catania’s manager Giuseppe Raffaele made a potentially game-saving tackle in the 92nd minute to halt Vibonese’s attack. Raffaele was in the perfect position as he watched one of his own players woefully lose possession and then stuck out a leg to snatch the ball back. He was immediately shown a red card for his crimes.

15 Years Ago, Ronaldinho Received A Bernabéu Ovation, A Feat Few Barça Players Ever Achieve

The Ronaldinho standing ovation from Real Madrid fans in 2005 is sometimes considered one of the greatest moments in the sport’s history. On Nov. 19, 2005, the Brazilian star put on a Clásico performance so enthralling that it still raises goosebumps 15 years later.

Entering Matchday 12, Barcelona sat second in the league table with Real Madrid trailing one point behind. Osasuna was enjoying a short spell on top of LaLiga.

Flying Scorpion Kick In Romania Is Latest Puskas Contender In Week Of Absurd Goals

While 2020 has been subpar at best, the one positive has been that insane goals have been abundant this year. And in recent days we've been spoiled, to say the least.

93rd Minute Game-Winning Bicycle Kick From End Line Is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen

One big-man soccer player from Palestine’s second division has given physics the middle finger after he scored an impossible end line bicycle kick goal on Tuesday.

With his team Alarabi Beit Safafa stuck in some nervy final minutes tied at 1-1, a hero was needed. Who in all of Palestine could emerge from the shadows and answer the desperate call for a game winner? This one man who has been mocked on the internet as “Marco Fat Basten” knew that it was he, and only he, who had the wit, tenacity and audacity to attempt an unthinkable move.

Jamaican Player Absolutely Bulldozes Saudi Defender On His Way To The Most Savage Goal Ever

A Jamaican striker chose to ignore the "friendly" aspect of his country’s friendly against Saudi Arabia as he scored one of the most savage goals you’ll ever see. This Javon East goal vs Saudi Arabia is 100% strength as he completely demolishes a defender before tucking away the game-winning goal.

Get some popcorn and let’s watch East embarrass a defender.

How To Hit A Knuckleball

In this episode of Raise Your Game, The18’s own Grant Conybear shows you how to correctly hit a knuckleball. The general technique of a knuckleball starts with aiming to strike the ball directly in the center. Using the knuckle part of your foot, about where your laces are, approach the ball straight on and use a short backswing while striking the ball with a locked ankle and locked leg.

Sitting 20th In League Two, What Do You Do? Give A Debut To Your 38-Year-Old Goalkeeper Coach, Of Course

When Bolton Wanderers and Salford City faced off in a League Two tussle on the outskirts of Manchester on Friday, the match featured two sides that had converged on the lowest level of the English Football League. It was a match over a decade in the making as the sides were once eight divisions apart in English football. 

During the 2007-08 season, Bolton was a Premier League club and featured in the Europa League, while Salford played in the North West Counties League Division One, the country's ninth tier.

You’ve Seen Crazy Goals, But How About A Self-Assisted Volley From A Bicycle Kick Off The Crossbar?

We have ourselves a potential Puskás candidate. An insane moment took place in the Danish Cup on Wednesday when Lyngby defender Nicolai Geertsen scored a goal that words can not describe.

OK, maybe words can describe this goal. Geertsen defied all the odds as he self-assisted himself with a bicycle kick that hit off the crossbar which he then volleyed into the goal. Quite a mouthful, no?

Watch Unluckiest Guy In The World Hit The Woodwork Four Times In A Span Of Five Minutes

An Israeli striker put on one of the most impressive displays in modern history of being so bad that he’s good. 

Eli Elbaz had the most ridiculous five minutes of his career on Monday in the second division of Israeli soccer. With his team Sektzia Ness Ziona, which he had just joined on Nov. 2, leading 1-0, Elbaz was brought on as a substitute in the 81st minute to put the nail in the coffin.