Alex Morgan undoubtedly has a special relationship with the soccer ball. Her ability to fire shots in the back of the net over the years is clear proof of that fact. However, this goal from last spring shows just the kind of mesmerizing soccer sorcery the forward is capable of.
Tigres defeated Chivas 1-0 Sunday in a battle between last season's Clausura and Apertura winners to become Campeon De Campeones, but Chivas goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota didn't make it easy. The 30-year-old, facing a breakaway from star Tigres striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, resorted to gamesmanship. And it worked.
Medio Tiempo 0-0. #CampeonDeCampeones2017
Mexico managed to top Group C at the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 2-0 victory over Curacao and a 1-1 draw between Jamaica and El Salvador.
Mexico didn't have it easy, though. Jesus Corona was called into action early, and made a fine save to prevent Curacao from going ahead.
Hulk and Shanghai SIPG took on bottom-of-the-table Yanbian Fude in the Chinese Super League today, and you can probably guess what happened. There’s really nothing more routine in the world of football right now than the monthly wonder goal from Hulk in Asia, it’s like clockwork.
Well, here’s your banger for the month of July from the Brazilian billionaire.
Standing 6’1’’, built like an absolute brick shithouse and with a robust enjoyment of sprinting off his line to meet forwards, there has never been a better goalkeeper in one-on-one situations than Welshman Neville Southall.
For those not old enough to have witnessed Pele’s pomp during the late 50s, 60s and early 70s, our understanding of the Brazilian icon is almost conditioned. We know he was great for three main reasons:
Finally, after transfer negotiations and fees and medicals and training and visa issues and a very short Paris vacation, Mohamed Salah appeared on the pitch for Liverpool, wearing a Liverpool jersey and everything. And, has been the habit of big EPL signings in the last few days (Rooney, Lacazette, etc.), he scored on his debut. Liverpool drew 1-1 with Wigan.
.@22mosalah's goal vs Wigan
Per Mertesacker is a giant of a soccer player. Giants aren’t known for their agility.
That didn’t stop the 6-6 German from scoring his version of an overhead kick in Arsenal’s first preseason friendly of the new season on Thursday in Sydney, Australia.
The BFG’s goal overshadowed record-signing Alexandre Lacazette’s Arsenal debut. The French striker scored, but who needs a $60 million striker when you can throw Mertesacker in at forward?
If you’re having a bad day, just remember that at least you’re not the goalkeeper for Italian minnow Auronzo di Cadore.
The big, bad boys from the Serie A came to the little commune of just 3,671 in Italy’s Belluno region today. And Lazio did just what you might expect they might do against a tiny side like Auronzo. They won handily. 16-0. Not a very nail-biting performance.