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Romeo Beckham's First Inter Miami Goal Is A Bending Free Kick For Dad

Brace yourself for the sequel, Bend It Like Beckham 2: Going Bottom Bins On Orlando City B, because 19-year-old Romeo Beckham, son of Old Golden Balls himself, has curled home his first set-piece goal for Inter Miami CF II in MLS Next Pro.

Romeo's first foray into football was back in 2014 with Arsenal's Academy, but he was released and briefly pursued a fledgling tennis career while training alongside Andy Murray. However, he returned to the sport last year by joining Miami's reserve team and it looks like the correct decision. 

USMNT Hires Revolutionary Set Piece Coach Ahead Of World Cup

Heading toward the World Cup, the USMNT needed to do something drastic to alter its approach to set pieces. 

In the 14-game qualifying cycle, the U.S. managed only three goals from set pieces. They all came in a single match — the 3-0 victory over Honduras in Minnesota. It's also worth noting that Kellyn Acosta, the best dead ball specialist in the squad, provided the service on all three and is expected to start on the bench in Qatar as Tyler Adams' backup.

Hulk Smashes 70 MPH Free Kick Off The Post Like Only He Can

Despite turning 36 at the end of July, Brazilian legend Hulk still packs as much power as ever, particularly in his concussive left foot.

Although the nation of Brazil is free of weapons of mass destruction, it still possesses the key technologies needed to produce nuclear weapons — the science is all stored in Hulk's left.

Ukraine's World Cup Dream Crushed By Wales In Dramatic Playoff Final

You get the feeling that if Ukraine had been playing any other nation on the planet in Sunday's playoff, they'd be going to the World Cup. The team picked up where it left off against Scotland — playing with a passion, verve and energy that saw the visitors threaten to play Wales off the park at Cardiff City Stadium.

Must-Know Soccer Terms | World Cup Fan Guide

New to the world of soccer and the biggest international tournament? The18 has you covered with our Fan Guide to the World Cup. First up is World Cup terms you need to know. Watch this and learn everything you need to sound like an expert at your watch party this November/December!

Group Play: Preliminary round-robin games (3 total) to qualify for knockout rounds

Knockout Rounds: The round following group play. Sudden Death. Winner moves on. Loser goes home. 

Cap: A game appearance made by a player, no matter the length of time in the game.

Diego Valdés, El Cheat Code En El Renacimiento Del América

Quizás ustedes eran muy jóvenes, pero hace un mes y medio el América era sotanero del Clausura 2022. El equipo daba pena y parecía destinado a una temporada de esas de las que nadie quiere hablar.

Sin embargo, tras el despido de Santiago Solari, Las Águilas abrieron las alas y con seis victorias consecutivas – la última ante Tigres – escalaron hasta la cuarta posición de la tabla, asegurando repechaje y esperando resultados para incluso clasificar de manera directa a la liguilla.

Spectacular Ronaldo Free Kick Secures His 50th Club Hat Trick And Saves United From Draw With Norwich

MANCHESTER — Cristiano Ronaldo's 50th club career hat-trick and second Premier League treble of the season earned below-par Manchester United a 3-2 victory over Norwich City on Saturday.

With Tottenham Hotspur losing 1-0 at home to Brighton & Hove Albion earlier on Saturday, the door was open for United to close in on the Champions League qualification places with victory over bottom side Norwich and they just about took advantage.

You Might Remember MLS Penalty Run-Ups, But What About Chile’s ‘Long Penalty’ Kicks?

Soccer fans will occasionally look back at the early years of Major League Soccer and chuckle at how Americans tried to make the sport different. While people poke fun at MLS weirdness, the Chile Long Penalty from 1990 is an alteration to the rules that no one seems to remember or talk about. This rule was far more bizarre than the old MLS penalty kicks.

First let’s take a look back at what MLS did in the 90s.

A Player On Ecuador’s Barcelona Scored Such A Sneaky Olimpico You Would Think It’s Spain’s Barcelona

An olimpico goal — one scored directly from a corner kick — is always a sight to behold. Damián “Kitu” Díaz of Ecuador’s Barcelona SC scored one of the most unique olimpicos ever seen on Thursday in the Copa Sudamericana when he caught the Montevideo Wanderers’ goalkeeper out of his goal during the corner kick.

Díaz spotted the goalkeeper standing six yards away from his goal and had the audacity to curl the ball into the goal while the goalkeeper wasn’t looking. Brilliant.

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