Men's National Teams

Bicycle kicks don’t come much prettier than Colombia’s game-winner vs. Japan

Colombia defeated Japan 2-1 on Tuesday courtesy of a spectacular game-winning bicycle kick from forward Rafael Borré.

With the scored tied at 1-1 in the 61st minute the Eintracht Frankfurt striker pulled out some incredible skill to give his side the lead. Japan goalkeeper and Illinois native Daniel Schmidt did well to stop an initial Colombian effort, but he couldn’t do anything about Borré’s follow up shot.

Chicharito despotrica contra el ambiente tóxico que hay alrededor de la Selección Mexicana

No se puede negar, la relación entre la Selección Mexicana y los aficionados está hecha pedazos. Las cosas hace rato que vienen tensas, pero en el último duelo ante Jamaica por la Nations League, el quiebre fue más evidente que nunca y se expresó con una serie de abucheos a varios jugadores del Tri, entre ellos el histórico Guillermo Ochoa, el lateral Jorge Sánchez, el desesperante Diego Lainez y el (ex) goleador Raúl Jiménez.

Alexis Sánchez scores weird olímpico and challenges Pedro Pascal for sexiest Chilean mustache

Alexis Sánchez is back, baby!

The former Barcelona and Arsenal star is having a magnificent season with Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1 and still dripping some class for the Chilean national team. In fact, the 34-year-old had a phenomenal performance in Chile's 3-2 win over Paraguay in a friendly played Monday night, scoring a brace.

One of those goals was a rather weird olímpico. 

SDSU’s Snapdragon Stadium is turning San Diego into a soccer city

San Diego is turning into a city full of soccer related events, and San Diego State’s Snapdragon Stadium is at the center of all of it.

Club América and Club Tijuana faced off last Sunday, March 26, in what was Snapdragon Stadium’s Bashor Field’s first ever professional men’s soccer game and boy did they choose the right teams and fans to do so.

USMNT player ratings vs. El Salvador: All aboard the Pepi train!

The USMNT got the job done Monday night by beating El Salvador 1-0 at Exploria Stadium to advance to this summer's CONCACAF Nations League Finals in Las Vegas. 

The Americans needed only a draw to make it happen, and everyone at home probably would've agreed to that after a scoreless opening 45 that was painful to watch. USMNT wordsmith Anthony Hudson called it "a little bit too transitiony." The highlight was La Selecta fans starting an "olé!" chant after stringing together a couple passes, only for a guy to pass it straight to Daryl Dike. 

Not for Irish eyes: Benjamin Pavard goes crossbar down from 20 yards out

Placed in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying group of death with France, the Netherlands and Greece, Ireland's only hope of reaching Germany was protecting Dublin against all invaders. 

Up first on Monday night was a visit from the World Cup runners-up, France, who'd just blasted the Dutch 4-0 in Paris to kick-off their own campaign.  

Great week for the Pepi family: Little brother Diego makes debut in MLS NEXT Pro

Pepis rule.

Last Friday, Ricardo Pepi (age 20) made his triumphant return to the USMNT by scoring a brace against Grenada — his first international goals dating back to October 2021, a drought that ultimately cost him a place on the World Cup roster.

Memo Ochoa maquilla sus errores y silencia abucheos con una atajada que salvó a México de una tragedia

Históricamente, el Estadio Azteca ha sido un infierno para las selecciones que la visitan. De un tiempo a esta parte, sin embargo, también se ha convertido en territorio hostil para los propios jugadores de la Selección Mexicana.

Poco a poco, incluso, se impone el discurso de que el Azteca no genera miedo en los rivales, pero sí muchísima presión entre los futbolistas del Tri. Hay una negatividad que flota en el aire, que ha sido apuntada por varios referentes del combinado nacional y que quedó de manifiesto más que nunca en el pobre empate 2-2 conseguido ante Jamaica.

Jamaica silenced Mexico with one of the best goals of 2023

Remember when Jamaica snatched an improbable draw against the USMNT in World Cup qualifying with an absolute thunderbastard from Michail Antonio

On Sunday night in CONCACAF Nations League play at the Azteca, the Reggae Boyz attempted a similar strategy against Mexico through Bobby Decordova-Reid. In the seventh-minute, the Fulham forward opened the scoring with a half-volley from the heavens.