25
Feb

50-yard rainbow shot somehow goes in!

The goal is from Friday night, but we would be amiss not to show it to you anyways.

Rogelio Chavez scored a goal on one of the most speculative efforts we’ve ever seen, lobbing it over Queretaro’s Edgar Hernandez with a rainbow shot from the halfway line. It looked like the ball had a better chance of landing on the moon than in the back of the net at first, but that’s exactly what happened. You could say he struck a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow. (I’ll see myself out). The miracle goal was Chavez’s second of the day and made it 3-1 to Cruz Azul, as the Liga MX leaders remained undefeated on the season.

Let this be a friendly reminder to all goalkeepers out there: always expect the unexpected.

H/T Dirty Tackle

28
Oct

Thierry Henry’s golazo helps NY Red Bulls seal first major trophy in franchise history

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Heading into the last MLS weekend, the New York Red Bulls were just one more win away from claiming the first title in their 17-year history (counting the Metro Stars era) - the Supporters’ Shield, awarded to the team with the best regular season record. Thanks in part to their world star Thierry Henry, New York finally ended the drought.

Down 1-0 to the Chicago Fire in the all-important last match, Henry unloaded a spectacular goal to tie it up for New York midway through the first half. Henry chested down a long ball from the Red Bulls’ own half, waited for the right bounce, and smashed a dipping volley off the crossbar and in. Just, wow:

Probably stunned by Henry’s brilliance, Chicago ended up conceding four more goals as New York won 5-2 and claimed the Shield.

Next up: The MLS Cup playoffs, for which the Red Bulls are obviously the Number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Check out the full bracket:

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20
Oct

Irish Women’s Soccer League gives us the goal of the weekend

What do you think was the goal of the weekend? Arsenal’s incredible team pinball goal against Norwich? Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stupendous backheel?

Nope.

How about Peamount United’s Steph Roche, straight out of the Irish Women’s Soccer League?

Receiving the ball with her back toward the goal, Roche pulled off three  flick-ups before drilling home a sublime volley into the top corner.

Ballin’.

H/T 101GG