National Teams

This Guy Literally Dances On The Field When He Pulls Off Skills

I’m torn. If I played against South African footballer Thabo Rakhale I would be very angry. I would say things like, “nothing he does has any impact on the game.” I would act like a square white dude, but I would try and lock him down, steal the ball, and make sure his bulls*** never works. I can’t help the way that I am.

But watching him…I want to chant “swag” every time he touches the ball and yell at all the defenders trying to guard him, “THAT’S A BAAAAD MAN.” 

Isaac Success Just Might Live Up To His Last Name

What’s in a name?

For Nigerian-born striker Isaac Success, everything. But while the Granada CF star’s name – and personal style – are attracting attention, it is his play that has opened eyes and provided potential for a promising future.

Chicharito Named CONCACAF Player Of The Year

It's been a good stretch for Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez recently, award-wise. He was named the Bundesliga Player of the Month for November, then named the Bundesliga Player of the Week for the first week of December.

And now he has been named CONCACAF's Best Male Player for 2015, beating out Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz and fellow Mexican Andres Guardado.

Chicharito's biggest performance in a Mexico jersey came in Mexico's 3-2 win over the United States in the Confederations Cup playoff in October, in which he scored Mexico's first goal.

Akon Made A Soccer Field That Powers Itself

One of the coolest engineering/humanitarian projects in recent memroy is being primarily led by R&B singer Akon.

Go ahead and digest that sentence for a little bit. Chew on it, see how it makes you feel. We'll wait.

He and Shell have built a soccer field in Africa that uses solar and kinetic energy to power itself.

It's part of a project called "Akon Lighting Africa," which uses solar energy to provide electricity in Africa.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About El Tri’s Carlos Vela

Real Sociedad has had a gem in their midst since 2011. A gem that Arsene Wenger failed to recognize at Premier League giants, Arsenal. Carlos Vela has had a tumultuous professional career thus far. He’s been one of Mexico’s shining lights in Europe ever since he finished top-scorer in Mexico’s U-17 World Cup win back in 2007. That light has dimmed every once and a while and most recently has been shining bright at Real Sociedad. The Cancun native has had 167 appearances for Sociedad and has scored 59 goals since his loan from Arsenal became permanent at the La Liga side.

Yaya Touré Put Africa On Blast After His African Player Of The Year Snub

Yaya Touré blasted the African confederation for not awarding him the African Player of the Year award, the Ivory Coast starlet finishing second to Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. 

In a startling outburst, Touré reportedly labelled the decision as “pathetic”, “indecent” and one that “brings shame” to Africa.

Why Abby Wambach Is Right About The USMNT

Prior to her final game, Abby Wambach drummed up her best Donald Trump impersonation, including both his political xenophobia and TV-like firings. By now you know what she said. If not, listen to the podcast here.

Initial reactions criticised Wambach almost for taking any sort of position on the matter rather than the appropriateness of her comments. Wambach has never been a quiet leader. She notoriously drops the F-bomb to fire up her team.

Carli Lloyd Was Named U.S. Soccer Female Player Of The Year For 3 Very Obvious Reasons

USWNT standout Carli Lloyd was named U.S. Soccer female player of the year, for three very obvious reasons. She scored a hat trick in the Worl Cup final, but besides, that, she was the USWNT's rock all through the tournament. This is an honor she fully deserves. Here's a big reason why:

CONCACAF Is In Trouble. Who Can Save It?

Since May, the U.S. federal prosecutors have disclosed several invesigations of corruption by officials and partners related to FIFA, leading to the arrest of very important names from the confederations of CONCACAF, CAF, and CONMEBOL.

Ronaldinho Named His Pick For Best Player In The World. And It's Not Messi Or Ronaldo

According to former best player in the world Ronaldinho, the best player in the world on current form isn't Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. 

No, Ronaldinho told English newspaper The Daily Mirror that his pick for best player in the world right now is fellow Brazilian international Neymar.

"Neymar, currently on form, is the best player in the world," Ronaldinho said.