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Last-gasp drama as Celtic head to the Euro group stages

By Shaun Gibson, published on Aug 28, 2013


Scottish Wing King James Forrest puts Celtic into the Champions League Group stages on the 92nd minute

CELTIC 3 (Commons 45+1, Samaras 48, Forrest 90+2)


CELTIC booked their place in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League for the second consecutive season in the most dramatic fashion, beating Shakhter Karagandy 3-0 at home.

The Hoops were trailing 2-0 from the first leg but a wonderful James Forrest winner two minutes into stoppage time added to Kris Commons and Georgios Samaras´ strikes on either side... (more)

Tags: soccer, football, sport and tagged celtic 3-2 shakhter karagandy, champions league group stage, champions league qualifier, commons 45

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

By Shaun Gibson, published on Jul 29, 2013

Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart.A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis is arrested for participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011.A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.A dog named "Leao" sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides... (more)

Tags: soccer, football, terrorism, politics, love, life, sport, pictures, fun, random, changes to our world, out of this world, outer space, technology and weird stuff, animal kingdom

The Blond Wonder

By Caballero_69, published on Jul 12, 2011

As an American, I am in a small, but growing minority. I love soccer [known to the rest of the world as football]. My favorite professional sports team is Barcelona FC. This alone, would put me in a very small group as I live in Pittsburgh, PA. As most know, this town has a couple of beloved franchises. For me, however, soccer is truly the beautiful game. Never is it genuinely more so that when it is played by teams of skilled, committed young women.

On Sunday, 10 July 2011, the current USA Women's Team showed the country and much of the world just how beautiful the game can be.... (more)

Tags: soccer, determination, effort, comebacks, skill, hope solo, meghan rapinoe, abby wambach, marta, women athletes

Three Bad Kicks

By Glenn T, published on Jul 1, 2010’s a big deal - when they do it to watch a game which has historically been relegated to "also ran" status, it’s monumental. And so it was last Saturday when a confluence of good timing, great marketing and a little Yankee good fortune made the United States vs. Ghana the most watched soccer game in U.S. television history. Of course, that’s nothing compared to the over 106 million people that watched the Super Bowl, but it’s more than the 18.4 million that watched the Italy-Brazil World Cup Final and just 300,000 people short of the 19.7 million that watched the brain-numbing... (more)

Tags: soccer, football, humor, united states, world cup, funny, american, blog, three things

Ed's Sports Corner

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 23, 2010 tournaments and we’re going to have the Charles Schwab Cup Championship here this year and in 2011. If the pros play here, that must tell you something.”

Ask a Bartender

The World Cup is happening this month, so we searched for those bartenders who really know their soccer. Each of these mixologists discussed which teams they feel will contend and/or pretend when the world’s finest convenes in South Africa.

Mike English, Perry’s on Union: “I’ll give you four teams I like in order: 1.) France 2.) Britain 3.) Germany 4.) Argentina. I believe you’ll ... (more)

Tags: soccer, san francisco, world cup, lefty o'doul, harding park

Game Review: Pro Evolution Soccer 2010

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Mar 15, 2010

Playing PES 2010, you could be forgiven for wondering just how much further football games can advance. Not very much might be your initial assumption. The graphics and gameplay in Konami’s latest footballing extravaganza are awe-inspiring. Players, famous and not so, are well rendered and are instantly recognisable by features, as well as more subtle observance of gait and playing style. Non-player controlled members of your team will work intelligently, depending on their individual attributes, and will place themselves in appropriate positions for seamless passes and quick runs. The more... (more)

Tags: soccer, football, xbox 360, review, game, Xbox, pro evolution soccer 2010, pes 2010, konami

World Cup 2010 in South Africa

By TonyBerkman, published on Dec 6, 2009

Growing up with a love for the sport of soccer and spending my early childhood years in South Africa, World Cup 2010 is of great fascination to me as it is to billions of people around the world.

South Africa, the Rainbow Nation, the Hope of Africa, has had it's share of challenges and in numerous ways has not lived up to the expectations and hopes of many who saw the mantle of freedom sweeping across a magically, beautiful part of our world.

Despite horrid violence, poverty, an educational system that has yet to improve, and a country that has only recently recognized AIDS... (more)

Tags: soccer, football, 2010 world cup, south africa world cup, fifa

Green with Nauseous Envy

By Eric Karlan, published on Dec 2, 2009

...their inexplicable rejection of you as a person – that you continue to dedicate your entire life and being to impressing them so that, in four years, you even have a chance at being considered once again.

Now apply the overarching themes of this scenario to the world of professional soccer, and you can only begin to understand the catatonically confounded state of the Republic of Ireland’s football team.

Two handballs, one offside, and no piercing blow of a whistle from the referee with an unobstructed view of le criminel – the sequence will endlessly loop in the minds ... (more)

Tags: soccer, france, ireland, henry, world cup, handball

Football vs. um..Football

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Nov 24, 2009

...minute football dips it’s bruised foot in the Atlantic or Pacific, it’s washed back to shore with the rest of the rotted wood, oil spills and condom wrappers.

The real reason is because the rest of the world likes the “Other Football.” Yes, we can hardly say the dirty word……Soccer! Don’t get us wrong. Soccer is a beautiful sport requiring such skill it’s beyond us! Many of the professional soccer players can do things with their feet that we only dream about doing with our hands. (Shh….don’t tell our wives that or we’ll be replaced fast than you can say,... (more)

Tags: soccer, football, america, guys, sports, violent

Youth Soccer Remembered

By alan handwerger, published on Oct 31, 2009

I was impressed by the turnout.  There had to be at least a hundred parents jammed into the elementary school cafeteria on a rainy Sunday afternoon trying to get their kids signed up for soccer.  No one even played soccer when I was growing up.  We played football in the fall.

 Not that I have anything against soccer, although, truth be told, I don’t really understand all of the rules.  I’d been meaning to learn. 

 “We’re short one assistant coach for the 7-8-year olds,” said the league president, spying over the top... (more)

Tags: soccer, humor, family, sports

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