Written by Jahmal Corner

Other than completely whiffing on this punt and allowing the ball to enter the goal, this is pretty much textbook goalkeeping.

Romanian teams CSM Ramnicu Valcea and Mioveni got together for a soccer match that was temporarily interrupted by a moment of FAIL from Valcea’s Robert Tufisi. The way I see it, Tufisi is halfway to being a great goalkeeper. He’s got the ‘goal’ thing down, but it’s that whole ‘keeping’ part that’s holding him back.

Hey, whatever, it happens … on second thought, no, it really doesn’t.

 

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Written by Reshad Bahadori

Oh, yes, we got Sydney Leroux on camera … and this time she knew she was on camera (we’ve put the stalking behind us).

The UCLA alum and US Soccer starlet chatted with us alongside college stars from No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 UCLA this past weekend.

Hear what these ladies have to say about age-old debates, like: cleats or heels? Beckham or Ronaldo? REAL TALK!

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

CNN did a great piece on the influx of German-American players finding a niche with US Soccer. Though they’ve grown up in Germany, these biracial players have found acceptance easier to come by in the States.

As Danny Williams put it:

“People look at me in Germany and they know that I’m not 100 percent German … some people said some racist words. I told my parents ‘I feel more American than German.’

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

The Duke men continued their recent motto of “We can’t lose if you don’t score” last night with a 0-0 tie against Elon.

For the Blue Devils, that stretches their shutout streak to 309 minutes and 58 seconds, or about the length of a Dark Knight double feature.

Goalkeeper James Belshaw has a clean sheet in his last three matches and hasn’t allowed a goal since Oct. 19.

So, yeah, if you want to score goals and stuff, stay away from Duke.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Twelve goals. Must-see highlights. Come-from-behind drama. Arsenal’s 7-5 win over Reading had it all and then some.

More of this, please.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

The Texas A&M women, now in the SEC Conference, recently received their championship rings for last season’s Big 12 title. Let’s just say they’re pretty impressive.

Two words: BLING! BLING!

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Written by Jahmal Corner

UCF’s Amanda Cromwell recently recorded her 200th career victory. One of the brightest coaches in college soccer, Cromwell talks about her early beginnings and what soccer means to her.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Jimmy Conrad apparently missed the memo that Tom Sermanni was just named the new USWNT coach. In Jimmy’s world, he’s set to be the new coach. He even managed to get a ringing endorsement from Alex Morgan.

You going to tell him, or should I? Eh, let him enjoy his moment.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

US Soccer has named Tom Sermanni the new US Women’s National Team Coach, replacing Pia Sundhage.

The 58-year-old Sermanni has coached the Australian National Team since 2004, after returning to the position he left in 1997, and has led the Aussies in three Women’s World Cup tournaments.

With Sundhage riding off into the sunset to return home to Sweden, our Gold Medal winning squad suddenly became the sexiest job in the world and there were no shortage of applicants. But in the end, Sermanni won out.

Said US Soccer President Sunil Gulati:

“After an extensive search and interview process, we believe Tom Sermanni is the right person at the right time to lead our Women’s National Team. He has the knowledge, experience and vision to take on the challenge of keeping our team at the top of the world. We’re tremendously excited to have him on board.”

Sermanni was a nominee for FIFA Coach of the Year in 2011 and his appointment saw  him beat out recent U20 World Cup winning coach Steve Swanson and Paul Riley.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Let’s just get right to it: Adam Chapman was heating up milk for his baby (or, so he says) when he had an unfortunate accident that burned his nipple (don’t ask questions, just stay with me). He was apparently shaking the bottle up and down when the lid came off, and, well, yeah …

Said Oxford manager Chris Wilder:

“He’s burnt all his nipple. It’s an unusual injury, but he’s managed to play the game. We talk about injuries and what I have to go through in this job.”

It’s a good thing men don’t really need their nipples for soccer, or, like, life in general or Adam would be screwed. Still, we respect a daddy doing what he’s got to do. Even if Adam had to burn off his entire torso, the baby was gonna eat! Adam Chapman: Father of the Year.

[Dirty Tackle]

 

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