Finishing

Video: While Messi Is Out, The Other Leo Scores A Filthy Goal

Tristan Muyumba and Brooks Lennon each scored first-half goals as Atlanta United also took advantage of an own goal to earn an impressive 5-2 victory Saturday over victory Inter Miami, who were without Lionel Messi. Despite the loss, Leonardo Campana's sombrero flick to goal combination in the first half to open the scoring was an absolute masterclass. Check it out below.

Watch: Leonardo Campana Sombrero Flick To Golazo

Chip From Distance

When the goalkeeper is far enough away from the net, chipping from distance is a great scoring technique to use. It involves striking the ball just above the toes and very low to create extra spin, while lifting the ball high into the air with the right amount of power-so the shot doesn't fall short or go over the net. The quicker you kick, the faster the spin you can create. Players who have the vision to chip can maximize their chances of getting the ball in the goal.

Side Scissor Kick

The side scissor kick is a great finishing move in the air for advanced players who are willing to commit. It’s useful when there isn’t time or the right angle to get your head on the ball, but want to try to score. First you need to start the wind up early and swing your non-kicking leg towards the ball. Then kick with a smooth stroke and let the momentum come from having a firm foot.

USWNT’s finishing a major concern following 1-0 Olympic tune-up victory vs. Mexico

The United States women’s national team defeated Mexico 1-0 on Saturday in a friendly ahead of the USWNT’s 2024 Olympics campaign. While the U.S. secured the victory, something they failed to do against Mexico in the W Gold Cup earlier this year, there’s still plenty of work to be done.

Finishing was perhaps the biggest issue for the USWNT on Saturday as they kept getting into promising positions in front of goal but couldn’t find the net. The U.S. recorded 17 shots, six on target and should've scored more than the one.

Watch: Cade Cowell torches three defenders with superb goal for Chivas

United States men’s national team and Chivas forward Cade Cowell scored his first goal of the new Liga MX Apertura against Tijuana in style on Friday. 

While Chivas lost the game 4-2, Cowell was one of the few positives from the defeat as he netted a great solo goal and added a beautiful assist.

With Chivas trailing 2-0 in the second half, Cowell halved the deficit in the 69th minute after slipping past three defenders and beating the goalkeeper.

Cade Cowell goal vs Tijuana

Watch: Temwa Chawinga becomes first player to blast ball into river outside of KC Currents’ stadium

History was made at CPKC Stadium Friday night as Temwa Chawinga became the first player to launch a ball outside the building and into the Missouri River. KC Current would defeat the Houston Dash 2-0.

The Chawinga river ball shot saw her effort soar over the goal, over the stands and eventually become aquatic. The home fans went nuts.

Chawinga river ball shot

Watch: Real Madrid youngster Arda Güler scores game-winning screamer in Turkey’s opener

A world class Arda Güler goal vs Georgia proved to be the difference in Group F’s wildly entertaining first game as Turkey secured an enthralling 3-1 victory.

Georgia entered the tournament as the lowest ranked team in Euro 2024 ranked 75th in the world. They showed no signs of being the underdog as they pushed Turkey to the limit with a Güler worldie separating the two teams.

Masterclass in Mexico — Columbus Crew thump Monterrey 3-1 to advance to Champions Cup final

Goals from Aidan Morris and Diego Rossi on either side of halftime led the Columbus Crew to a 3-1 victory over Monterrey on Wednesday in Guadalupe, Mexico, giving the Crew a 5-2 aggregate win in the CONCACAF Champions Cup semifinals.

Columbus, the reigning MLS Cup champion, opened the semifinal series with a 2-1 home victory on April 24.

The Crew advance to oppose another Mexican team, Pachuca, in the final on June 2. Pachuca beat Liga MX rival Club America 2-1 on Tuesday to cap a 3-2 semifinal victory.

We’re surprised Leroy Sané’s screamer didn’t break the net as Bayern draw Real Madrid 2-2

MUNICH — Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr scored twice, including a late penalty, to snatch a 2-2 draw at Bayern Munich in an entertaining Champions League semifinal, first leg on Tuesday, leaving the tie wide open.

The Brazilian, who put Real in front after 24 minutes, has now scored in the semifinals for a third successive season.

Bayern had struck twice in four minutes early in the second half through a Leroy Sane strike and Harry Kane penalty to turn the game around before Vinicius' spot kick.

Bernardo Silva’s penalty vs Real Madrid wasn’t a bad shot — it was genius goalkeeping

The Bernardo Silva penalty vs Real Madrid during Manchester City’s shootout defeat in Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal was one of the most discussed points of the game.

After a brilliant game that ended 1-1 (4-4 on aggregate) it went to a penalty shootout. Silva stepped up to take City’s second penalty and stunned fans when he shot it right up the middle into the grateful hands of Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

Silva received hefty criticism online for his penalty. 

What if we told you, it wasn’t a bad kick but instead a genius bit of goalkeeping?

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