Futbol

Check Out (The Assist On) Antoine Hoppenot’s Goal For The Phila. Union Last Night

07/28/2013
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Check Out (The Assist On) Antoine Hoppenot’s Goal For The Phila. Union Last Night

Aaron Wheeler’s nifty little back-heel pass to Antoine Hoppenot to seal the Philadelphia Union’s labored win over the shorthanded Vancouver Whitecaps was so eminently Barca-ian, I stopped counting the seconds until La Liga’s season begins, if only for a few hours. Check it out, yo:

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Here’s A Great Photo Of Neymar And Iniesta After The Confederations Cup Match

07/01/2013
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Here’s A Great Photo Of Neymar And Iniesta After The Confederations Cup Match

Barca newcomer Neymar came out on the winning end of the Brazil vs. Spain Confederations Cup match on Sunday. Barca mainstay Andres Iniesta did not. But after the match, the club-side teammates shared a moment that warmed my heart as a Barca fan. Not quite a changing of the guard, but a coming-of-age victory acknowledgement…

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Bundesliga Side Had An Interesting Way To Unveil Their New Kits

06/27/2013
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Bundesliga Side Had An Interesting Way To Unveil Their New Kits

Kudos, Augsburg. Just try to avoid the gimmickry of having your actual team don painted-on kits next season, k?

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Watch Packs of German Soccer Fans Brawling in London

05/25/2013
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Watch Packs of German Soccer Fans Brawling in London

If the title of this YouTube video is spot-on, what you’re about to watch are fans of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich brawl in the streets of London in advance of Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Finals at Wembley. I can only imagine how comfortable the people of London are with this. Enjoy the match!

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And Then There Was The Time Two Barcelona Players Got In A Fight Atop A Party Bus

05/18/2013
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And Then There Was The Time Two Barcelona Players Got In A Fight Atop A Party Bus

FC Barcelona celebrated their La Liga title with a open-top party bus that drove around the Catalan city. From the looks of things, they got hammered. In addition, pictures and video from said event indicate that defenders Gerard Pique and Alex Song had a bit of a dust-up during the celebration. Tale of the tape:…

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David Beckham Realized It Was Time To Retire When ‘Messi Was Running Past Me’

05/18/2013
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David Beckham Realized It Was Time To Retire When ‘Messi Was Running Past Me’

Sure, the English standout tried to walk it back a little with a laugh, scratch behind the ear and “no,” but when David Beckham was asked to pinpoint the moment that he decided the time was right for retirement, he said “probably when Messi was running past me.” (Tune in around 1:09) Got a ton…

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Check Out This 35+ Yard Goal In An Argentine Bottom-Feeder Soccer Match

05/05/2013
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Check Out This 35+ Yard Goal In An Argentine Bottom-Feeder Soccer Match

Independiente defeated Tigre 2-0 in their Argentine Primera A league match today. But you already knew that, considering it was a matchup between the 18th and 19th place teams in their 20-team league. But lo and behold, Adrian Fernandez one-timed a turned-over deflection about, oh, 35 yards past the Tigre goalkeeper. That was the first…

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I So Want To Party With Jozo Gaspar

04/28/2013
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I So Want To Party With Jozo Gaspar

No idea how this one got past the Hickey-attention sentries, what with their dedication to stories about futbol AND Jager. But it did. And for that, I feel terrible. Meet Jozo Gaspar. He coaches Croatian side NK Precko Zagreb. Well, coached. Until this happened: A Croatian football coach was given the sack for allegedly stealing…

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This Is The Philadelphia Union Promotional Event You Are Looking For

04/19/2013
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This Is The Philadelphia Union Promotional Event You Are Looking For

I like futbol. I like Star Wars. So I really like the cut of the Philadelphia Union’s jib when it comes to “Star Wars Day” on May 4, when the Chester side hosts the Seattle Sounders. Union fans attending the match will have the opportunity to watch pre-game training from field level, as the first…

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Here’s What Pedro’s Goal Vs. PSG Looked Like From The Camp Nou Stands

04/11/2013
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Here’s What Pedro’s Goal Vs. PSG Looked Like From The Camp Nou Stands

Barca advanced to the UEFA Champions League semifinals thanks to road-goal advantage in their 3-3 aggregate final over Paris Saint Germain. That was made possible by this splendid strike by Pedro, off assists from David Villa and Lionel Messi who, while still battling a bum hamstring, came off the bench after PSG took a second-half…

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