Posts Tagged ‘ Futbol ’

Nightmare Fuel Courtesy Of The Chilean World Cup Fan Section

06/13/2014
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Nightmare Fuel Courtesy Of The Chilean World Cup Fan Section

Damn you, high-definition TV.

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Rooney’s 58-Yard Goal Was Nice, But Tettey’s Volley (And Mine, By Proxy) Was Better

03/23/2014
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Rooney’s 58-Yard Goal Was Nice, But Tettey’s Volley (And Mine, By Proxy) Was Better

Much was made this weekend about Wayne Rooney’s quirky goal taken a few steps in from midfield. But to my eye, Alex Tettey’s volley for Norwich (vs. Sunderland) shames it. What it also does is remind me of a goal I scored in the South Jersey group semis back in 1990. Humblebrag. Whatever. Mine was…

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Check Out This Golazo By A 9-Year-Old German Kid

11/15/2013
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Check Out This Golazo By A 9-Year-Old German Kid

If the YouTube description holds true, youngster Ronay Arabaci of FC Köln’s youth squad scored one boss of a goal vs. Bayer Leverkusen. Them Germans is good, yo.

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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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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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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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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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Did The Inquirer Just Take Another Swipe At Footie Fans?

03/10/2013
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Did The Inquirer Just Take Another Swipe At Footie Fans?

Figured there would be some letters-to-the-editor blowback from last Sunday’s über-insightful anti-soccer screed from noted futbol mind Matt Zencey. The paper ran two snippets of them today. One, as you can see, was headlined “Give them back their ball, mister” which sounds to me like an cheeky op-ed page editor was trying to say, “See,…

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Here’s What I Think Of The Anti-Soccer Column In Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer

03/03/2013
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Here’s What I Think Of The Anti-Soccer Column In Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer

As if stomaching another Barcelona loss to Real Madrid, a Clasico event topped off by a season-opening collapse by the Philadelphia Union, wasn’t enough, along comes the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer with a “Soccer needs to rev up the action” column. It was written by noted futbol mind Matt Zencey, a former Inquirer editor listed as…

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Here’s What The Philadelphia Union’s Third Kit Looks Like

02/27/2013
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Here’s What The Philadelphia Union’s Third Kit Looks Like

Just when you thought fashion folks would be limited in their presentation of the ad-text “Bimbo” on the jersey, along comes this. (For the record, I’m still partial to the original home kit). Per the Union: “Chester, Pa. (Feb. 26, 2013) –Philadelphia Union today unveiled the team’s 2013 third kit at Xfinitiy Live! during a…

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