Tag Archives: Soccer
Please note the time remaining in the 2nd half of this nil-nil tie. This is no ordinary soccer riot after an unpopular outcome. No, no. These Turkish soccer fans demand justice, now. In the 67th minute.
FYI, this video is from Turkey, where the NBA’s elite want to play during the NBA Lockout. Kobe, are you watching?
Talk about reaching critical mass. The Women’s World Cup Final between the U.S. and Japan set a record for most tweets per second about a single event. According to Twitter, the match elicited 7,196 tweets per second. The Paraguay win over Brazil in the Copa America tournament later on Sunday nearly reached the new mark. The Paraguayan win in penalty kicks in the quarterfinals drew 7,166 tweets per second.
FINAL from Germany: USA 3, France 1. The USA women will face the winner of Sweden and Japan for the championship.
It is not often you see a last-second score in soccer. Abby Wambach’s header tied their elimination match against Brazil in the 122nd minute, saving the side from apparently certain defeat. The US took the 2-2 draw by winning the penalty kicks 5-3.
In English parlance, Luke Rogers scored a “cracker” goal last night against Toronto FC.
DISCLAIMER: We here at robertwuhlshow.com are in fact huge and unironic supporters of female sports. We enjoy the WNBA, NCAA softball, and of course the Women’s World Cup. So, kindly do not jump to any conclusions about our inner male pig. That said, this video is awesome.
Jersey-swapping goes to another level for a Swedish star at the Women’s World Cup.
Relegation is a great thing. In many soccer leagues, the last place teams are demoted to lower leagues, and first-place teams in the lower leagues can be thrust into the top leagues. Imagine if a Major League baseball franchise – like the Dodgers – finished in last place, and the punishment was that they had to play the next season at the Triple-A level. It’s a brilliant feature that should be adopted here in the US for all our professional leagues.
Argentinian fans of the team River Plate did not take well to their favorite side being relegated for the first time in the 110-year history of the club. So they rioted.