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Photos of Russian Hooligans at the Scene's Bloodiest Peak

"You no longer see these beautiful moments where 100 guys beat the shit out of each other."
Samantha Elliot
4.15.19
soccer

Medical Cart Runs Over Foot of Already-Injured Player

The medical cart came over to help U-20 Trindade AC player Bernardo with one injury and ended up giving him another one entirely.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.9.19
soccer

Security Hilariously Avoid Tackling Ben Mendy When they Realize He's Not Pitch Invader

After Manchester City took Liverpool 2-1 in one of the most exciting matches of the season, Ben Mendy took to the field to celebrate with his teammates and stewards didn't realize he was a player until it was almost too late.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.7.19
soccer

Impossible Spin Robs Soccer Player of Goal

In a game between Eredivisie teams AZ Alkmaar and PEC Zwolle, Mats Seuntjens sent in a chip with so much spin that it bounced away from goal after touching the line.
Liam Daniel Pierce
12.19.18
soccer

Irish Soccer Club Fakes Player's Death to Get out of Game

An amateur club in Ireland told the league Fernando LaFuente had died in a car crash for some reason. A moment of silence was held at games across the league and he became famous.
Sean Newell
11.28.18
USMNT

What is US Soccer Even Doing?

Despite big talk of restructuring after an embarrassing summer where USMNT failed to qualify for the World Cup, It's business as usual for US Soccer.
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.21.18
soccer

Ref Suspended for Using Rock, Paper, Scissors Instead of Coin Toss on Kickoff

Soccer referee David McNamara left his coin in the locker room, so he went with the best he had: a schoolyard game.
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.14.18
soccer

Dad Shoves Kid Goalie to Make a Save

Sometimes, just standing around on the sidelines isn't enough. You've got to get a piece of the action.
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.8.18
soccer

Police: Man Burned Friend's House Down after Soccer Argument

The Superclásico between Argentine teams Boca Juniors and River Plate is coming up on Saturday for the Copa Libertadores, and the rivalry is apparently big enough to cause a man to set his former brother-in-law's house on fire.
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Video Shows Terrifying Escalator Accident in Rome That Injured at Least 20

Cellphone footage shows the machine going haywire and suddenly speeding up, sending dozens of people hurtling down the steps.
Drew Schwartz
10.23.18
Ronaldo

Ronaldo is an Icon of Corruption in Sports

Instead of focusing on Ronaldo the mega-star, focus on the athlete embedded in a deeply corrupt and exploitative system. Then you might see this for what it is: a story about the total lack of accountability for men who see themselves as above the law.
Brenda Elsey and Jennifer Doyle
10.12.18
soccer

Usain Bolt Scores First Goals as Professional Soccer Player

The eight-time gold medal sprinter is on trial with the Central Coast Mariners in Australia, and didn't look too shabby in a preseason friendly.
Liam Daniel Pierce
10.12.18
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