After watching this video, I halfway expected Ashton Kutcher to run out on the field and tell the defense: you just got punked!
What Jhasmani Campos does to these poor defenders is just wrong. Particularly when he turns back up-field and leaves one guy assuming the Tim Tebow position. But not even prayer could save him on this one.
In case you don’t already know, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is a 19 year old Brazilian forward that has just won the FIFA 2011 award for goal of the year. Neymar was up against Messi and Wayne Rooney’s famous overhead kick. Neymar’s effort, a remarkable defense splitting solo run for club Santos was voted for by more than 3.2 million people.
“I am really happy to be at this ceremony, to win this award against two great players, of whom I am fan…I want to thank God for this and I would like to wish everyone a good ceremony.”
The 19 year has been flooded with offers from a variety of European clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona. Unfortunately for those clubs. Neymar has decided that he would be happiest in Brazil. He recently signed an extension with club Santos that will last until Brazil hosts the World Cup in 2014.
Soccer fans around the world and especially those from the Untied States will never forget where they were when Landon Donovan scored against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup. It was such a momentous moment that I still get goosebumps watching it today.
Reactions from fans around the world seem to all be identical. It starts with screaming. Then you look for the closest possible person so that you can share your joy. If you’re a big enough fan of the sport, you will probably have been brought to tears.
MLS has announced that the goal (above) scored by former Akron Zips, and current Portland Timbers winger Darlington Nagbe has been awarded the 2011 Goal of the Year. Nagbe came into MLS with a reputation as a creator rather than a goal-scorer. But the lasting image from the Liberian’s rookie campaign turned out to be a juggling wonder-strike for the ages. Nagbe scored the golazo in the 45th minute of what was eventually a 2-1 home loss to Sporting KC in Week 16.
Yesterday, the U.S. U-23 National Team had a friendly against Bayer Leverkusen’s reserve team. Terrence Boyd scored a wonder-goal of his own during the scrimmage following a great individual effort. It’s obvious that both goals took extreme skill to juggle, and then striking the ball into the goal, but is Terrence Boyd’s juggling act better than the “Goal of the Year? Take a look below:
Is this the greatest celebration fail, ever? Well, thanks to our Facebook fan Alex Denning who sent this video to us via our Facebook Fan Page. This was the third goal scored by Ouachita Baptist University vs. Harding University, with the aforementioned hilarious celebration!
PSV’s Jermaine Lens might have had the best goal of the 2011 season, and it’s only late August. There was almost no angle to the goal, he was standing in the corner when he struck the ball, pure brilliance (or luck).
Whether or not you like Hockey is irrelevant in appreciating how amazing/difficult this goal is. Everyone on the Nashville Predators defense should be embarrassed, they all were made to look like 5th graders playing keep away.
Apparently training with Thierry Henry has inspired Juan Agudelo to copy his move from a few years back. The old story of the aging master imparting his wisdom on the promising young talent has written itself over and over again already, but now we see that it might be more than just a tired cliche. Which one is better though? Thierry Henry’s was against Manchester United and Agudelo’s was during a match that had all but finished.