Celia Sasic, one of the most pivotal German women to put on her country’s shirt, has announced her retirement from football at the age of 27. Her efforts during the 2015 Women’s World Cup has earned her the title of top scorer in the competition. Her match against the Ivory Coast during the group stages was enough to convince anyone that they would have won the whole competition had the USA not burst their dream.
AC Siena was beating Internazionale Milan 3-2 in 2010. Inter would go on to win the treble that year; beating Barcelona along the way with one of the most classic “Mourinho parks the bus” defensive efforts of all time. Siena, on the other hand, would be relegated. An upset was on hand, but Wesley Sneijder was yet to have his final say.
We have been talking on the phone with Rachel Van Hollebeke for a good twenty minutes when she states the unspoken truth. The kind of truth that is only obvious after it has been said aloud.
“I’ve learned the idea of controlling the controllable,” she says.
Clearly, I remember thinking. We are in Boulder, Colorado. Rachel Van Hollebeke, née Rachel Marie Buehler, veteran of the U.S. Women’s National Team, is a thousand miles away in California.
When seven year-old Martunis was found on an Indonesian beach after the Indian Ocean tsunami, his world was turned upside down. Being forced to survive on puddle water and stray noodles scattered around from the destruction, Martunis was only days away from losing his life.
Musical artist and rapper Jay Z has announced the signing of the first European footballer to his own sports agency label called Roc Nation Sports. German defender Jerome Boateng joins current American sport giants like Kevin Durant, CC Sabathia, and Dez Bryant with the Roc Nation group.
The summer transfer market has become clouded by news of Paul Pogba, David de Gea and Ilkay Gundogan as every club across the world vies for their signatures. But, while the deep pockets of Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich could help them land one of these superstars, it's likely that your club will come up a little short. Fear not: there are other top class players who are (lucky for you) overshadowed by the mass media feeding frenzy around the top players.
Serie A title winners Juventus complete the signing of Mario Mandzukic for £13.6 million shortly after their addition of Sami Khedira from Real Madrid. The Champions League finalists are chasing after another successful season in 2015/16, and want to add a Champions League trophy to their collection for the second time in hopes of completing the treble.
The Croatian striker arrived in Turin earlier this week after a medical test, and agreed to a four year contract.
Brazil has developed the highest scoring goal keeper
An in-depth look at the career of Eden Hazard, starting off with his time at Lille and culminating in his most successful season to date.
3 clubs and their top talents.