Written by The 91st

Brazil

A wild scene took place in Northern Brazil this past weekend when overzealous fans tried to purchase tickets for an inaugural match at Arena Fonte Nova, one of the venues for next year’s World Cup.

Police were forced to use pepper spray and tear gas and six people were injured as the crowd did not react well to the news that: HEY, WE’RE SOLD OUT!
In other recent soccer news, Argentinean fans had their own incident when they decided that storming the field would be more entertaining than just watching, and policemen with hoses disagreed.

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Howard

Tim Howard made great use of time while out with injury. You know, the usual stuff: rehabbing, working out, randomly showing up at an Everton fan’s front door.

As a part of a program called Make Their Day, our USMNT goalkeeper visited Everton fan Owen Fennell-Rutherford to reward him with season tickets. Fennell-Rutherford is a 19-year-old who has dealt with a variety of health issues but has remained faithful to the Blues.

Howard pretty much rocked his world in a video you can see HERE.

Oh, then Howard got back to the business of playing soccer by leading Everton to a 1-0 shutout of Stoke City. Not a bad week all together.

 

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Written by The 91st

The USMNT pulled off what many thought was impossible last week when they battled Mexico to a draw at Estadio Azteca. Relive the moment and feel even closer to the action with these awesome field level highlights.

 

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Top 10 Goals of the Week

Written by Reshad Bahadori

It’s Friday so we know exactly what you need: you need the weekend. In the meantime, check out the top 10 goals of the week. The goal at 1:30 deserved all three replays.


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Vincent

Belgian native Vincent Kompany, who regularly plays for Manchester City, has decided to give something back to his roots and the sport that has given him the life he has. Kompany recently bought a club in Brussels, FC Bleid, which is placed last in the third division of Belgium. According to Kompany, that’s ideal position. He wrote in a press message that he wants to build a club that really stands for something.

Kompany plans to only use young players from Brussels, and wants to provide them with the opportunities and prove that nothing is impossible. That doesn’t just apply to soccer as Kompany is very passionate about giving these young players “the whole package”. He wants them to become successful in other aspects of life as well, and has said that “this project is more than just kicking a ball”.

Since Kompany is occupied with Manchester City, he will hire people to run the club according to his plans and his sister will have the responsibility while he is not there. This is an amazing way to give the kids who see him as a role model a chance to reach their goals and dreams, and hopefully this will resonate with them so that they pass along the same gesture.

 

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Written by Dill Pickle

If I was this goalkeeper I’d quit the game. Completely. On the spot.

This isn’t right. It’s just not right. We’ve all seen tons of penalty kicks and we know a miss when we see one. This was a miss … that made. Off the crossbar, into the atmosphere, nothing but net. The most shocking part of the video is the way the shooter stayed with the ball, it was like he was convinced it was going to go in even though it was an impossibility.

If only the keeper had that kind of foresight and hadn’t ran off his line to celebrate. Just keep right on going, bud, right out of the stadium. This game isn’t for you.

 

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Ever wonder what would happen if an entire crowd tried to streak the field? You know, not just one knucklehead on a mission, but like a group of knuckleheads? Well, something like that happened during an Argentinean match between Unión Villa Krause and Quilmes.

As you can see, the revolt didn’t go so well. The fans were stalled at the entrance by police and their high-powered hoses. Be encouraged fans, and remember: they may (hose) our lives, but they’ll never (hose) OUR FREEDOM!

 

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Mexico - USATssk … You expect me to try to explain this? (Shrug).

 

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Written by Meagan Speck

Robin Van Persie has scored some spectacular goals, usually with his feet. However, in the recent international game between Holland and Romania, Van Persie scored a special goal with his head. It’s worth a watch!

 

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