Posts Tagged ‘ Futbol ’

Check Out These Nature Shots from the Superclásico de las Américas Match

10/04/2012
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Check Out These Nature Shots from the Superclásico de las Américas Match

Ended up watching a replay from the first leg of the Superclásico de las Américas tonight since the second leg got cancelled on account of an inability to light the field properly inside Estadio Centenario, Parque Batlle, Montevideo, Uruguay. At Cowboys Stadium, gigantic roaches. At Estádio Serra Dourada in Goiás, Brazil, this guy (or gal).…

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Jozy Altidore Scores a Beautiful Goal, Fails to Perform an Adequate Celebratory Knee-Slide

09/30/2012
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Jozy Altidore Scores a Beautiful Goal, Fails to Perform an Adequate Celebratory Knee-Slide

Long held up as the hope of boosting the #USMNT on the international futbol stage, Jozy Altidore scored the type of goal that — replicated come World Cup time — would go a long way toward doing so. Granted, it was for AZ Alkmaar in today’s match vs. RKC Waalwijk, and he totally flubbed the…

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Here, Watch a One-Legged Soccer Player Score A Damn-Good Goal

09/21/2012
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Here, Watch a One-Legged Soccer Player Score A Damn-Good Goal

What you’re about to watch is Nico Calabria, a senior striker for Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in Concord, Mass. and member of the US Amputee National Team, score on a corner kick. What you’re about to watch is Calabria place a ball better than many two-legged futbolers can.

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Some Sort of Explosive was Thrown onto the Pitch at an Asian Soccer Match

09/20/2012
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Some Sort of Explosive was Thrown onto the Pitch at an Asian Soccer Match

“We’re not sure exactly what it was. A firework? A smoke grenade? Whatever it was, that explosion, especially in slow motion, was clearly enough to do some serious damage. What was the (home) fan who threw it thinking? Please don’t throw grenades at athletes.” [Deadspin]

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Oscar Scored a Magnificent Goal for Chelsea vs. Juventus in Champions League Play

09/19/2012
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Oscar Scored a Magnificent Goal for Chelsea vs. Juventus in Champions League Play

This was the Brazilian’s second goal of the match. It gave the defending champs a 2-0 lead. They would go on to give up a pair of goals and end up with a draw. But whatever. This is stellar. Video: Oscar beats Buffon with stunner

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You Should Read This Story About Andres Iniesta

06/26/2012
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You Should Read This Story About Andres Iniesta

Jere Longman, who I met at Joe Frazier’s funeral in Philly, has a wonderful piece in the NY Times about Andres Iniesta. He is 5 feet 7 inches, humble, pale and balding at 28, but Iniesta’s natural reticence is balanced by a chimney sweep’s comfort in tight spaces. It is evident in his vision and…

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Louden Debuts The Goal Celebration That Will Save The USMNT

06/23/2012
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Louden Debuts The Goal Celebration That Will Save The USMNT

In less than a week, Louden Charles Hickey will turn two years old. But today, as we took a nice long walk through the neighborhood on a beautiful Saturday, we stopped off at William Penn Charter’s soccer field to do a little running around and whatnot. On that field, Louden debuted what I can only…

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Watch Lionel Messi’s Top 5 Goals For Argentina

06/15/2012
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Watch Lionel Messi’s Top 5 Goals For Argentina

Crissy Ronaldo should watch this before he talks smack on Messi’s national-team performance next time. Breathtaking. Side note: Congrats to Leo on the news that his girlfriend is pregnant.

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Here’s Video Of A 12-Red-Card Brazilian Soccer Brawl

06/12/2012
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Here’s Video Of A 12-Red-Card Brazilian Soccer Brawl

“Votuporanguense beat Fernandopolis 2-1 in a Brazilian fourth division match that ended with a brawl and 12 red cards. The unrest began when the winning side’s striker was taken down by Fernandopolis’ goalkeeper on a one vs. one. The keeper was shown the first red, then everyone got angry.”

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Irishman Fails To Stop A Brawl Between Croat Hooligans And Polish Police

06/11/2012
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Irishman Fails To Stop A Brawl Between Croat Hooligans And Polish Police

Suffice it to say, the Eire-ish hero who appears at the 0:44 second mark of this brutally compelling video failed to stave off much of the rioting. Polish Riot Police Vs. Croatian Hooligans—Who Ya Got? [Deadspin]

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