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.
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.
Exactly 100 years ago, the first ever American-based hockey team won the Stanley Cup. This was before the days of the NHL proper, when the regular season champions in both the Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL) and the National Hockey Association (NHA) would square off in a contest for sports' most coveted prize. That fall, the NHL would be created, and by 1924, the PCHL was dissolved. But, that year—1917—saw an American team lift Lord Stanley's Cup for the first time. That team was the Seattle Metropolitans.
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.
The NFC is filled with teams who all have a legitimate shot of making the playoffs, but only one can be the NFC champion. The Philadelphia Eagles are the only team so far to clinch their playoff spot, and in the case of the NFC South and West, the division may not be decided until the final game of the season. So, lets take a look at how each team will be able to get to the playoffs.
This is the introduction of a new weekly segment called “Ten things I'm thankful for this week.” Every week there’s hundreds of fun and exciting stories happening in the world of sports and I’ve decided to break down my ten favorites.