20
Sep

Chicharito and James both score wonder goals in Real Madrid rout

Real Madrid completely annihilated Deportivo today, winning 8-2 in a total blowout. And a couple of those goals were absolute stunners.

First, James Rodriguez smashed home this bullet in the 36th minute. It was only 2-0 then.

Later in the match, after Real had piled on a few more goals, Chicharito scored his first for the club (and Real’s 7th of the game).

It just may be the best goal he’s scored in his career.

Not a bad debut goal, Chicharito. Not bad at all.

14
Sep

Blas Perez unintentionally scores wonder goal

FC Dallas striker Blas Perez was the Man of the Match in a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, scoring both goals. But he really should’ve been named “Magician of the Match,” because Perez’s first goal was scored from a truly impossible angle:

Yeah, there’s no way he meant to do that.

Or did he?

Image provided by USA Today

8
Sep

New England Revolution midfielder celebrates goal with imaginary musket

imageDiego Fagundez scored the equalizer in the New England Revolution’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday, and followed it up with one of the best goal celebrations of the year.

After nicking in at the far post to tie the score at 1-1, the Uruguayan midfielder positioned himself next to the three musket-wielding Minutemen behind the goal and played along with their customary gun salute after each Revs goal:

How has it taken this long for a New England player to come up with this celebration, though? Seriously! This golden opportunity has been waiting for you all this time, guys, right in front of your nose.

Finally someone did what had to be done. Well done, Diego.


Via MLS

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7
Sep

Georgia player scores wonderful goal vs Ireland

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Ireland beat Georgia (the country, not the U.S. state) 2-1 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday, but it was the losing side who provided the highlight of the match.

With Ireland up 1-0 at the time, Georgia’s Tornike Okriashvili scored a wonderful goal that brought Ireland goalkeeper David Forde to his knees, literally.

The Genk midfielder brilliantly spun away from a defender before his knuckling, long-range effort bent over the helpless Forde and into the top corner.

Here’s another angle:

Too bad they don’t hand out extra points for style.

H/T Pies

6
Sep

Neymar shows his good and bad side vs. Colombia

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Neymar returned to the Brazilian national team on Saturday against none other than Colombia, the side that ended his World Cup campaign, to the horror of an entire nation. 

Exacting revenge on Los Cafeteros, the Barcelona playmaker proved to be the same difference maker we’ve become accustomed to seeing and scored the only goal of the friendly, a lovely free kick in the 83rd minute:

However, Neymar also provided one of the low-lights of the affair.

As we all know, not only is Neymar a great footballer, but also a good actor. He showed off his skills once again by rolling over one or two too many times after a pretty routine foul:

C’mon, Neymar.

We love ya, kid, but please ease up on the theatrics.

GIF via Pies

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26
Aug

Hulk scores on scintillating solo run as Zenit reach UCL group stage

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Hulk doesn’t need to smash to be a menace on the field. Sometimes, a little solo run past three hapless defenders will do just fine, as was the case Tuesday against Standard Liege.

The robust Brazilian striker scored two goals to send Zenit into their third straight Champions League group stage. The first was a penalty kick, and the second was, well, just watch:

25
Aug

Di Natale scores filthy lob as part of five-goal show in Coppa Italia

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Udinese forward Antonio Di Natale almost retired at the end of last season, which would’ve robbed us of an incredible show in the Coppa Italia on Sunday.

Di Natale scored four of the five goals in Udinese’s 5-1 win over Serie B side Ternana, none better than his fourth, an audacios lob in the 75th minute.

Skip to the 2:30 mark to watch:

H/T Pies

19
Aug

Colorado’s Dillon Serna scores cracking volley vs DC United

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Take a bow, Dillon Serna.

The Colorado Rapids youngster is one of the hottest up-and-coming talents in Major League Soccer, and he showed us why on Sunday.

With his side tied 1-1 at DC United, Serna scored this stunning goal from 35 yards out for a 2-1 lead, then celebrated with a textbook back flip to boot:

That’ll do, Dillon. That’ll do.

Actually no it didn’t because the Rapids still lost, but don’t let that little fact ruin the moment. What a hit!

H/T Reddit

17
Aug

Bright Dike marks his return by scoring … with his shoe

Toronto FC forward Bright Dike deserves a bit of luck. He missed out on a chance to play for Nigeria at the World Cup after tearing his Achilles in February. He struggled for much of this season to work his way back into the frame after that substantial knock.

Dike finally capped his latest comeback with a 12-minute cameo in the 4-1 defeat against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night. It marked an important milestone for the 27-year-old forward as he attempts to return to his best.

It appears his first task on the road back is simple: He needs to remember to tie his cleats a bit tighter. Dike tried to open his account moments after his arrival, but the importance of his tame shot dropped by the wayside once his boot flew past the prone Jon Kempin.

The humor of the 25-yard journey from foot to goal prompted jeers from The Cauldron. Dike isn’t back on the scoresheet just yet, but he will hope his first foray will lead to many more goals in the future.