Chile Is Obsessed With Alexis Sánchez's Sex Life

New Arsenal star Alexis Sánchez has come into the Premier League and torn shit up. Naturally, his native Chile has been very interested in their local hero's exploits. And while there hasn't been too much to worry about in terms of his playing performance, the country's press has kept a close eye on his performance in… » 12/17/14 2:37pm Wednesday 2:37pm

Who Will Develop The First Great American Soccer Star?

For as far as soccer—the official Sport Of The Future on these shores for decades now—has come in America, we still haven't hit upon a sustainable youth development model to cultivate all levels of professional talent, from squad-fillers to superstars. This leaves interested parties at home and abroad arguing over… » 12/17/14 10:54am Wednesday 10:54am

Spanish Soccer Official Bails On Meeting To Go To Real Madrid Game

One of the most pressing concerns in Spanish soccer today is how to deal with fan violence. Apparently, a more pressing concern is whether Real Madrid will win the Club World Cup that takes place this week, since the president of Spanish Soccer blew off a meeting addressing the violence to watch Los Blancos. » 12/16/14 5:48pm Tuesday 5:48pm

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer Out To Prove He's Really A Midfielder At Heart

Pep, please, do your star keeper this solid: Bayern will obviously have the Bundesliga wrapped up in about a month from now, could we get some games for Manuel Neuer in defensive midfield? We've seen his ridiculous passing, and now his open-field tackling. What else does he have to prove? » 12/15/14 2:46pm Monday 2:46pm

Power Cuts Off Mid-Match In Europa League; Fans Light Arena With Phones

Play was temporarily suspended in today's Beşiktaş-Tottenham Europa League match when the power in the stadium went out in the eighth minute. In the interim, fans used the glow of their cell phones to light up the place. Here's video of when the lights went out, and some cool shots of fans waving their phones: » 12/11/14 2:37pm 12/11/14 2:37pm

Neymar Belter From Distance Puts Barcelona Up 2-1 On PSG

Barcelona decided to break out a completely new formation for today's crucial Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain. It was a sensible but risky choice, since the club has the parts to play three at the back but hadn't yet proved it could come together. Well, when Neymar struts through the heart of the… » 12/10/14 3:43pm 12/10/14 3:43pm

Brazilian Legends Pelé And Coutinho Are Terrible At (Video Game) Soccer

What do you get when you give maybe the greatest soccer player of all time and his old strike partner a couple controllers, a soccer video game, and point a camera at them? Pretty much the same level of cluelessness if I gave the same tools to my grandpa. But hey, at least they have fun with how much they suck! » 12/10/14 2:55pm 12/10/14 2:55pm

Sad Liverpool's Champions League Exit Leaves Them Screwed Twice Over

It's still hard to judge just how hard we should come down on this Liverpool team when they inevitably find ways to muck up golden opportunities. On one hand, it's mind-boggling that Liverpool, the reigning Premier League runners-up, could fail to advance to the Round of 16 in an obscenely favorable Champions League… » 12/10/14 12:04pm 12/10/14 12:04pm

Anderlecht Player Celebrates Goal With Unique Romantic(?) Gesture

We're familiar with the thumb-in-mouth celebration (usually aimed at the scorer's child), and the point-to-the-stands one (usually in acknowledgment of the scorer's friends and family), but Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrović's cunnilingis-inspired ode, ostensibly targeted to the lucky lady(s) in his life is a new… » 12/09/14 5:18pm 12/09/14 5:18pm

Manchester United Are Back Where They Belong, But Can It Last?

Well, they've done it. They've survived the year from hell, with a hopelessly overmatched manager, a rumored but never unveiled treasure chest meant to revitalize a squad whose actual age was catching up to their prematurely graying and receding hairlines, a humiliating season of unending self-inflicted calamities,… » 12/09/14 11:37am 12/09/14 11:37am

17 Real Madrid Fans Banned From Stadium For Chants Of "Messi's A Retard"

You can understand, in light of the recent violence in Spanish soccer, why La Liga officials are a little sensitive to negative fan behavior, but this might be a bit much. Marca has reported that the league has banned 17 Real Madrid for chants aimed at Lionel Messi—"Messi's a retard"—and Catalonia—"Fucking Catalonia." » 12/08/14 11:34am 12/08/14 11:34am