28
Sep

Yoann Court scores belting volley for Troyes

Out of all the great goals we saw this weekend - and there were many - Yoann Court’s for Ligue 2 side Troyes may have been the most impressive. This volley is the sort of goal you dream and tell your grandchildren about. The perfect hit.

It was the first goal of the season for the former France youth international, and he made sure it was a memorable one!

H/T Reddit

17
Sep

DeAndre Yedlin runs faster than you (GIF)

imageDeAndre Yedlin is fast. Very fast.

You know this. I know this. We all know this.

But if you needed any more proof, check out what the Tottenham-bound fullback pulled off during the Seattle Sounders’ U.S. Open Cup final victory over Philadelphia Union on Tuesday night:

Woah.

Cristian Maidana of the Union (NOTE: also a professional athlete) had about a 10-yard head start on a breakaway and Yedlin still runs past him after a 50-yard sprint. That should be impossible. Unless you’re DeAndre Yedlin.

Conclusion: DeAndre Yedlin is stupid fast.

H/T Reddit

Image provided by USA Today

24
Aug

Athletic Bilbao keeper’s last-gasp equalizer disallowed for mystery foul

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You’ve got to feel for Gorka Iraizoz.

The Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper did what few of his contemporaries have done before him — score a goal from a set piece. Even better, Iraizoz’s textbook header off the 95th-minute free kick had given his side an unlikely late equalizer against Malaga.

If it wasn’t for that heartless referee Antonio Mateu, that is.

The match official called the goal back for a mystery foul, crushing Iraizoz’s dreams to finally etch his name into the La Liga scoring charts and Athletic Bilbao lore.

Here, see if you can spot a foul. We’ll wait:

H/T Pies.

Image provided by Reuters.

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

4
Aug

"German Bieber" scores awesome "diving" header

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Sharing your last name with an international superstar is tough.

To share it with “The Biebs,” well, that just might be the single hardest thing in the world, especially nowadays.

Alas, such is the fate that has befallen young Christopher Bieber, a soccer player for German fourth division club Würzburger Kickers. But rather than getting down on his luck for undoubtedly being the butt of every joke in Würzburg, the German Bieber has taken some important steps to distance himself from the pop idol.

He’s got his own cool nickname - “Bibo!” - for one, and, rather than performing songs about love and trying to act like a badass, the footballing Bieber is just straight-up badass.

How else can you explain this goal? A diving header… while lying down!

Baby, baby, baby (oooooh)! Eat your heart out, Robin van Persie. That is the greatest “diving” header goal we’ve ever seen.

Not even Orlando Bloom could hate on those skills.

(H/T Reddit)

28
Jul

FAIL! Fernando Torres pulls a Torres, misses wide-open net from a yard out


Fernando Torres fail (Chelsea vs Olimpija… by footazo

Fernando Torres is already in his mid-season form. Unfortunately, that’s “Torres’ form,” and not anybody else’s.

How do you mess this up? HOW?!

At least Jose Mourinho will be happy to know that if he needs his team to miss a sitter, Torres is still his guy.