Monday, October 31, 2011

Amanda Knox - Sounders Fan

Those crazy kids over at TMZ managed to get their hands on pictures of Amanda Knox wearing a Seattle Sounders scarf, along with her Halloween outfit. Considering Knox has played the beautiful game (after all the nickname "Foxy Knoxy" that the Italian prosecutor tried to use against her was actually earned via her soccer playing skills), not surprising that she's pulling for the home team in the MLS playoffs (though Real Salt Lake beat them up pretty good, 3-0, this weekend).

Click here to see the pictures over at TMZ.com.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

[VIDEO] Novara Keeper Samir Ujkani Loses Teeth in Collision

On Sunday October 16th's slate of early matches in Serie A, only one saw any goals, it was Bologna's 2-0 victory over Novara. Both of Bologna's goals came after Novara's keeper Samir Ujkani left the match in the 43rd minute thanks to the brutal collision shown in the video below. It appears that you can see one of Ujkani's teeth flying in the air after the collision.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Was this Worthy of a Penalty Kick? France v. Bosnia

In order to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa, France needed a goal involving an uncalled handball by Thierry Henry in order to beat Ireland. On Tuesday, France qualified for Euro 2012 thanks to the penalty call depicted in the video below. Bosnia had been leading the match, 1-0, thanks to an Edin Dzeko goal in the first half, with only 13 minutes plus penalty time left to go. A win meant that Bosnia would automatically advance to the Euros, but then the below penalty was called, allowing Nasri to score from the spot, giving France the 1-1 draw it needed to automatically advance to the Euros. Bosnia will now have to beat Portugal in the play-off draw to qualify for Euro 2012.

Not surprisingly, Bosnian fans aren't too happy with the penalty call that enabled France to get the 1-1 draw on Tuesday. I have no dog in this fight, but I am curious what other soccer fans think, was this a good call by the referee?

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

[VIDEO] Fastest Goal Ever?

It only took 2.68 seconds for midfielder, Michail Osinov, to score this goal, from about 51 yards out, for Mitos against Olympia Gelendzhik in a recent Second Division South match in Russia. While the goal is impressive, Osinov is 35 years old so it's unlikely any higher division clubs will be looking to acquire the Russian player.

Monday, October 3, 2011

[VIDEO] One Very Pretty Goal By Eren Derdiyok

Probably the prettiest goal of the weekend took place in Bundesliga on Saturday when Eren Derdiyok scored the game winner for Leverkusen over Wolfsburg with the beautiful bicycle kick depicted in the video below. The 23 year old Swiss national's goal proved to be the game winner, giving Leverkusen a 2-1 lead in the middle of the second half. In the 85th minute, Stefan Kie├čling picked up an insurance goal for Leverkusen, who picked up a much needed win after dropping their last league match to Bayern, 3-0.