Off the Pitch
West Brom is in a lot of trouble. The club is bottom of the Premier League, seven points from safety. But Alan Pardew and his boys are turning things around. The great West Brom taxi heist and McDonald’s rendezvous of 2018 is the ultimate team building exercise in football history. I believe it was John Wooden who said: “The team that commits crimes together, stays up together.”
Valentine’s Day is a time for buying overpriced gifts, spending way too much money on a fancy dinner and pretending everything is just fine in your relationship for just one night. But no matter where you are in your relationship this Valentine’s Day, we have just the soccer GIFs for you.
Nothing matches the emotional highs and lows of love like soccer, whether it’s an unexpected winner or a devastating own goal. From embarrassing first dates to blossoming loves to heartbreaking divorce, there are soccer GIFs for everything you might come across in your love life.
Hey chumps and chumpettes, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. In case you needed any more reason to feel lonely on Feb. 14, we’ve compiled a list of the best soccer couples in the world to let you know what you’re missing out on. Because every soccer player’s goal in life is to find a fellow soccer player to fall in love with, right?
The U.S. Soccer Federation will elect its first new president since 2006 on Saturday. Exactly four months after the USMNT’s disastrous loss to Trinidad and Tobago, soccer’s governing body in America will finally be able to move forward with new perspectives, new ideas and, most importantly, a new U.S. Soccer president.
Manchester City struggled to a 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday morning, missing a number of key players to injury. At least two of those players had much better weekends than their teammates at Turf Moor.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar share a birthday: February 5. They do not celebrate in the same way. Ronaldo drinks alcohol like Donald Trump, which is to say he never touches the stuff. But the Neymar birthday party in Paris on Sunday was just what you’d expect from the most playful man in football.
Real Madrid’s up-and-down (mostly down) season continued Saturday with a 2-2 draw against Levante. But Los Blancos saw the entire city of Madrid turn white on Monday. A rare snowstorm in the Spanish capital saw Santiago Bernabeu coated in snow — a clear sign of … something.
Tragedy struck earlier this week when everyone’s favorite basketball halftime entertainment — a unicycle-riding, plate-balancing, bowl-juggling acrobat who goes by Red Panda — lost her custom-built, 7-foot unicycle. Someone took the luggage containing the Red Panda unicycle at the San Francisco airport baggage claim. That someone looks like Graham Zusi.
Major League Soccer is returning to Miami, the home of the league’s first expansion team and first contraction team. Nearly two decades after the Fusion folded, a celebrity infused group is making a Miami MLS team a reality, with David Beckham spearheading the project because nothing says Miami like a pale Englishman.