Written by Will Parchman


Barcelona won another game on Sunday. If that seems boring to you (it kind of is!), consider it was 6-0 over Athletic Bilbao, which will probably not reach Europe this year but which is still pretty good. Barcelona made them look like an NPSL team. So there you go.

The predictable boredom in Barcelona’s results (typically, anyway) is often mitigated by the things that actually happen in those games. They have a few good players, after all. On Sunday, Neymar gave us another bite of manna from the halls of Thor.

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Written by Will Parchman


If you hadn’t caught up on Tuesday night’s events, the U.S. was roundly embarrassed by Brazil in a 4-1 rout. It wasn’t entirely a surprise, but Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision to continue to troll Ale Bedoya by playing him as a defensive midfielder was a destructively bad one. So it goes in Camp Klinsicakes.

One passage you might’ve seen (other than little Willian obliterating Bedoya) was a goal from Rafinha in the 64th minute. You probably didn’t even notice Neymar, who scored twice on the night, dummying a pass to open up the entire left channel for exploitation. But holy buhjeeze you should notice it now.

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Written by Travis Clark

NeymarSo turns out this Neymar kid is pretty good after all.

Fresh off a treble winning season with Barcelona where he scored 39 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions, Neymar has no chance to rest. He played a starring role on Sunday as Brazil opened up its Copa America campaign with a win over Peru.

After scoring a goal in that game, the 23-year-old now has 44 goals in 64 games for the national team.

First, check out how he embarrassed a few of Peru’s midfielders:

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Written by Reshad Bahadori

See Messi, Beckham, Neymar, and many more after the jump.

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2014 World Cup Best XI

Written by The 91st

World Cup Best XI

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The 2014 World Cup is officially in the books.

Germany’s 1-0 win in Rio ended the latest campaign, lauded by many as one of the best tournaments in recent memories, thanks in large part to an action-packed group stage.

The Germans were worthy winners, hands down the best team on a game-by-game basis during the month long tournament.

Here is TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Best XI from the the 2014 World Cup:

GK Manuel Neuer, Germany: The heroics of Costa Rican Keylor Navas caught a lot of headlines, although his run came to the end in the quarterfinals. That opened the door for Neuer, often in the discussion for the impossible to label “best goalkeeper in the world” tag. Neuer helped pave the way to Germany’s triumph, and while he may not have had much to do in Sunday’s final, he was immense throughout.

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Written by Travis Clark

No Messi? No problem for Neymar and Barcelona on Wednesday.

The Brazilian starlet led Barca to a 6-1 shellacking of Celtic in a Champions League group stage match, scoring a hat trick and adding an assist in the victory.

The Spanish side finished atop Group H, as they’ll await the Champions League draw on Monday to find out their fate.

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Written by Will Parchman

In lieu of saying one has integrity and the other doesn’t, I’ll simply point knowingly to these two exhibits and allow you to draw whatever conclusions come to mind.

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Written by Will Parchman

When perusing YouTube highlight clips, you kind of expect saccharine, dancey Europop to smother the whole thing. Usually, this more or less ruins the viewing experience. Unless you want a nice morning fist pump with your Gareth Bale goals compilation, best to play it light with the music.

See, Neymar somehow nullifies the crap music because, well, he’s Neymar. And if you’d had any doubts about him immediately coming into Barcelona and redefining the world ‘silk,’ yeah, think again.

Don’t lie. You can watch Neymar dribble through defenders like they were Scooby Doo villains all day. So let’s do that.


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Written by Will Parchman


There are obvious things to say, and then there’s this: Barcelona is going to be a lot of fun to watch for the next eight months. These two quick-hitter videos are a major reason why.

One is Neymar doing very Neymar-y things, dribbling through basalt cliffs and Krakens and Liam Neeson in Thailand. The other is a fun little clip where we get to live as Xavi’s feet for a tight-alley Barcelona passing drill. I watched the Xavi one like six times. It looks too easy.

FIFA 14 online Barcelona spammers, get your trigger fingers ready. You’re about to unleash the fury.


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Written by Marc Saake

Neymar’s brilliant first time volleyNeymar Goal Celebration against Japan in the 3rd minuted opened up the scoring for the Confederations Cup last month. The sensational top corner shot was just the beginning for Neymar and a ultimately successful campaign.

With the help of some Brazilian Air Force soccer fans we can watch Neymar’s goal from the perspective of an Air Force Drone. Drones have been flying around the World Cup Stadiums as an added measure of security. This lucky drone was part of a routine operation over the Estádio Nacional de Brasília when it captured that awesome goal.


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