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Watch: MLS troll Andrea Pirlo after worst corner kick ever for New York City FC
Watch: MLS troll Andrea Pirlo after worst corner kick ever for New York City FC

Andrea Pirlo is known to be a dead ball specialist, having sent in beautiful free kicks and crosses from dangerous position throughout his career with various Italian clubs and the Italian national team. He is especially known for his precision passing and pinpoint accuracy.Playing for MLS franchise New York City FC against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the 36-year-old was on corner duty. He proceeded to take one of the worst corners possible, sending

May 2 2016
Video: David Villa volleys in sensational goal from Andrea Pirlo corner kick to help New York City win
Video: David Villa volleys in sensational goal from Andrea Pirlo corner kick to help New York City win

If you thought we’d seen the last of David Villa after Spain’s disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, you were wrong. The Spanish striker signed off from international football with 59 goals to his name but he is still living it up in the United States of America.Major League Soccer needed new stars after they lost the likes of David Beckham and Thierry Henry to retirement and Villa is one of few stars who have delivered. 38-year-old Che

May 1 2016
Spain's Euro 2008 winning squad - Where are they now?
Spain's Euro 2008 winning squad - Where are they now?

Spain beat Germany in the finals to win the Euros in 2008Spain ended their 44-year-old wait for a trophy when they won the Euros in 2008. The squad was filled with talent, youth, experience and amazing superstars who helped Spain lift the title without losing a single game in the tournament.A solitary goal by Fernando Torres in the finals sent the nation into delirium as they overcame Germany 1-0. 8 years have passed since then and we take a look

Apr 26 2016
What if Valencia had retained their best players in the last decade?
What if Valencia had retained their best players in the last decade?

Juan Mata, David Silva and David Villa were all Valencia playersValencia are currently struggling in La Liga. Although they beat Barcelona in a tight contest at the Nou Camp, Los Che, as a club, are not what they used to be. They are the most successful team in Spain after Real Madrid and Barcelona though their current state does not show it.The Spanish club have had an impressive record through the years, having won La Liga s

Apr 19 2016
Fastest hat-tricks across the top leagues in Europe
Fastest hat-tricks across the top leagues in Europe

Andy Carroll celebrates his hat-trick against Arsenal Scoring a goal, let alone a hat-trick is a difficult task by normal standards (unless you’re Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi and score hat-tricks for fun). Some players have defied the odds and scored hat-tricks in mind-blowingly short time periods.Andy Carroll, for instance, scored three in seven minutes against Arsenal on the weekend, the fifth fastest in the Premier League.The

Footballers react to the Brussels' bombings; pay respect to the victims
Footballers react to the Brussels' bombings; pay respect to the victims

The world pays its respect to the victims of Brussels' bombingAs the world continues to heal from the irrefutable bombings in the Belgian capital city of Brussels, footballers from across the globe have taken to popular social media outlets to condemn the attacks and wish everyone safety. Here’s looking at some of their messages to those affected in the unfortunate incident across Brussels. #Tousensemble pic.twitter.com/yboVjT

Mar 23 2016
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo urged by MLS stars to join them in the US
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo urged by MLS stars to join them in the US

Messi and Ronaldo in the US?Brazilian superstar Kaka has predicted that he sees Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi playing for an MLS.team in the future. In recent times, several high-profile players have made the switch to the US with the likes of David Beckham and Thierry Henry some of those to have played for American clubsKaka who currently plays for Orlando City feels the two best players in the world would want to play in the MLS. Speaking

Feb 24 2016
10 top strikers who played for Atletico Madrid in the last two decades
10 top strikers who played for Atletico Madrid in the last two decades

Atletico Madrid is a team which has always had the luxury of having the best-attacking talents of the football world in their team. For many teams, replacing a star striker involves a lot of drama. For Atletico Madrid it is just a minor inconvenience. Countless times over the last two decades, Atletico have seen their star forwards move on to pastures new. However, on each occasion without fail, the Colchoneros have dusted themsel

Feb 10 2016
New York City FC linked with ex-Real Madrid star Iker Casillas
New York City FC linked with ex-Real Madrid star Iker Casillas

Casillas to follow other big names to MLS?MLS club New york City FC are interested in bringing Iker Casillas to the big apple. The Spanish International has been plying his trade with Porto since signing for them in 2015 from Real Madrid.The news comes after recent speculation that the goalkeeper might not remain as their first choice for much longer. Casillas is under contract with the Portuguese side until the end of 2016/17 season but Manchest

Feb 4 2016
Most surprising winners of European leagues in the 21st century
Most surprising winners of European leagues in the 21st century

Can Claudio Ranieri and Jamie Vardy lead Leicester to an improbable title win? the 2015-16 season has been a weird one as far major European football leagues are concerned. While Leicester City is mounting an incredibly unbelievable challenge for the EPL crown, just a point separates the top three teams in the Serie A and neither reigning Champions Juventus nor the runners-up A.S Roma are part of the trio. While in Spain, Atletico Madrid ha

Jan 10 2016
David Villa hails Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar as best trio ever in the history of Barcelona
David Villa hails Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar as best trio ever in the history of Barcelona

David Villa represented Barcelona for three years before moving to rivals Atletico Madrid in 2013Former Spain striker David Villa has hailed the trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suarez, commonly known as MSN as “undoubtedly” the best attacking trio in the history of Barcelona football club.Villa happens to be the all-time leading goalscorer for the Spanish national team. He is the first Spanish footballer to have scored 5

Dec 24 2015
Comparing the best Barcelona trios of this century
Comparing the best Barcelona trios of this century

Without a hint of doubt, anyone can claim that Barcelona are the best team of this century. They have dominated domestic and European competitions, they have built amazing squads, they had and still have some of the best players in the world and they have numerous trophies to show for it. During this period of immense success, the Catalans have often had a trio perform outstandingly for them. For example, their current attacking trio of Messi, S

Nov 29 2015
Top 10 nicknames of footballers
Top 10 nicknames of footballers

Over the years, having seen countless Brazilians have names that in no way relate to their original birth-names, I would think that it is safe to establish that nicknames have their unique place in football. Be it Pele, arguably one of the greatest footballers ever or more recently, Kaka, these players have adopted the supposed one word as their name in the footballing world. However, there are players who have nicknames from their teammates, or

Nov 24 2015
How sportstars across the world celebrated Halloween
How sportstars across the world celebrated Halloween

Halloween is a holiday annually celebrated on October 31. Some people hold Halloween parties on or around this date, where the hosts and guests often dress up as skeletons, ghosts or other scary figures. The celebration is commonly depicted by carved pumpkins, bats and spiders, to give the parties a spooky appearance. Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and m

Nov 1 2015
Video: Frank Lampard scores goal after assist is set up beautifully by Andrea Pirlo through ball
Video: Frank Lampard scores goal after assist is set up beautifully by Andrea Pirlo through ball

New York City FC enjoyed a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night, courtesy of David Villa’s goal from the spot in stoppage time. The former Barcelona striker sent goalkeeper David Ousted the wrong way to register his 17th goal of the season and led the team to another victory in an exciting MLS encounter.  But it was former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard who gave his side an early lead in the

Sep 27 2015
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