Game Recaps

England Defeat Very Sad, Very Deserving Of Sympathy Scotland

Goals from Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill lifted England to a 3-0 victory over Scotland in World Cup qualifying at Wembley Stadium. 

England’s impeccable qualifying record continues, the Three Lions firmly in control of UEFA’s Group F following three wins and a draw from four matches. With Liverpool in tremendous Premier League form, it was no surprise to see Sturridge and Lallana get on the scoresheet while Jordan Henderson pulled the strings from midfield. 

Brazil And Argentina Are Two Teams Trending In Opposite Directions

“We need to change this s---ty situation. We didn't expect this result. It could have even been worse. We weren't able to react,” Lionel Messi said after Thursday’s match, summing up their loss to Brazil as well as anyone could. 

Judging by their recent form and the fact that Brazil never lost a World Cup Qualifiers match at home, it would be no stretch to predict a draw or a win against Argentina. 

The 9 Worst Sore Losers In Soccer

Sore Loser: Someone who loses in a fair competition, but then continues to whine, complain and blame everyone around them for their loss, everyone besides themselves. 

The Colorado Rapids And Seattle Sounders Will Battle For Western Supremacy

The 2016 MLS Playoffs are already two weeks old, and 12 matches are in the books. However, with the international break arriving, the road to the MLS Cup takes a brief hiatus. Luckily for a few teams dealing with injuries, the extra time off to prepare for the 2016 MLS Conference Championships is exactly what’s needed. 

A slug fest in Colorado and a back and forth affair in Texas bookended the action on Sunday. Let’s take a look at the results from both second leg matches, TV schedule information for the conference finals and an updated prediction.

Salomon Kalou's Post-Chelsea Career Has Been Remarkable

Friday's game between Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach was filled with fouls, cards and injuries. Salomon Kalou led his team to victory by scoring three goals, continuing his fine form since leaving Chelsea.

Relive The Greatest Comeback In The History Of Soccer

It's a tired cliche, but the game isn't over until the referee blows the final whistle. An unbelievable, historic match at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship proved as much.

As soccer fans, we typically hate to see a game end in a 0-0 tie. But, there is nothing more humiliating than watching one team lose to another by five or more goals. In soccer, it's very important for a team to score the first goal of the game. If that's the case, your team automatically sets the pace for the match, and it also shows your opponents that you are here to compete.

The Apprentices Become The Masters As Man City Whip Barcelona

So much of the prematch hype for Barcelona versus Manchester City centered on the 4-0 hiding Barca had administered the Citizens only two weeks previously. If Guardiola’s new side ever aspired to reach the levels of his former protegees, that scoreline demonstrated how much work still remained.

The return match in Manchester started brightly for City. An early penalty appeal from Raheem Sterling saw the attacker booked for simulation, an extremely harsh reading of what looked an almost certain penalty.

Bob Bradley Is An American Manager In The Premier League, But Not For Long

Both the American Football and EPL versions of Monday Night Football have been largely awful so far this season. 

But hey, there was hope this week, at least in the EPL! Swansea manager Bob Bradley, the first American to manage in one of Europe's top leagues, was in action! Surely Bradley, as an American, understands the importance of Monday Night Football being good more than anyone else!

The good: the game was wildly entertaining.

The bad: the game was also wildly awful.