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David Beckham's Toned, Inked Body Stars in an Ad Again, This Time for a Good Cause
The first time we saw David Beckham showing off his well-toned and inked body in a commercial was in a H&M Spring 2013 ad, directed by famed British film director and good friend Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, RollnRolla). In it, we see the soccer superstar running through Beverly Hills, clad only in his underwear after being locked out of his LA home.
Best Portable Soccer Goals for Your Pickup Games
Soccer is the most popular game in the world. It's played in most countries, and is one of the few sports that truly has a world champion. A key factor in making soccer so popular is the small quantity of needed equipment. You don't need to be playing in a massive stadium, all you need for a soccer game is an open field and a ball and you can practice your skills to become one of the greatest. A goal can be made out of anything, as long as you can create two posts, but, if you want your pickup games to be more legit, here are the 10 best portable soccer goals you can buy.
Best Soccer Jerseys of All Time
Soccer, or football, all began in 1863 in England and became the world's game. Every four years the worlds best teams convene for the World Cup, while there are countless leagues to occupy players time in between. From the English Premier League, Champions League, Major League Soccer, and National Teams, these aren't simply the best jerseys of 2017, these are the ten best soccer jerseys of all time.
How to Curve a Soccer Ball
When watching the world's biggest soccer stars shoot, like Cristiano Ronaldo, especially on free kicks, fans see the goalkeeper in seemingly perfect position to make the save only to have the ball curve right past them into the back of the net, leaving the keeper dumfounded.
- Top Story - December 2017
Best MLS Soccer Stadiums
Despite not being all over mainstream sports talk, the MLS is growing at a steady clip. Since its inception, most of the MLS teams haven't been playing in soccer-specific stadiums, and instead had to take the scraps from football and other mix-used arenas. According to the Guardian, this is no longer going to be a problem, as the majority of MLS teams will be playing in their own, soccer-specific stadiums by 2018.
Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Arsenal F.C., of the English Premier League, is one of the oldest professional soccer teams still remaining in the United Kingdom, having been founded in 1886, and has a long and storied history. Arsenal has won 13 league titles, third-most all time and is one of only six clubs to win the Premier League since it's founding in 1992.
World Cup 2018 Group A Analysis
Russia Since Russia is hosting World Cup 2018, they did not participate in the qualification games which is a disadvantage to them because the more games you play the more you are prepared for games at a big stage like the World Cup. On other hand they have some advantages in terms of playing on home soil and their spectators which will support them along the way. They have been drawn in Group A along side Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Uruguay.
Best Penalty Kicks of All Time
It takes an incredible amount of skill to score some of the best penalty kicks in soccer history. As some of the most exciting and nail-biting moments in soccer matches, spot kicks are a rare treasure to fans. Depending on both the talents of the penalty taker and the goalie, the chances of 50/50.
Best US Men's Soccer Players of All Time
The US doesn't like soccer as much as the rest of the world, despite it being a beautiful game that helps bring people together. That being said, it's pretty clear to everyone what's next for American soccer: fame.
You search your bag for your mouthguard. You swear you packed it away this morning, you need it to play today’s play off game. You find it tucked away under the folds of your bag. You stand up and look out the washroom window, past the frosted glass and in the space of the creases. You can see the other team lining up on the field, the rugby ball thrown at blistering speeds, its blue stripe fading away with its spin. You zip up your bag and check the strength of the knot you made with your laces. Your captain walks in. He stretches his neck up to look you in the face. He glances at the team outside as well. Placing his hands on your shoulder his words break the silence. “You can’t let their words get to you, your only as strong as you allow yourself to be.”
Best Shooters in Soccer History
All of the action relies on the shooters in the game of soccer. Whether it be a free-kick, header, long-range, counter-attack, scissor kick, bicycle kick, volley, chip, or lob, the excitement of goalscoring is the reason why so many fans love the game.
Best English Players in MLS History
There has been a fair share of English players in MLS, as the growing popularity of soccer influenced the United States. With this being said, among these athletes, there are only a select few that can be referred to as the best professional soccer players among these teams.