Fall or Autumn, whichever you call it, the season is the beginning of one of the greatest sports in human history: football. The crispness of the breeze as built men all gather onto the field, to gain points which leads to a trophy and numerous accolades. Yells and joyous canter echoing through the stadium as one sees the progression in which of their teams in the end will bring home a win, while the other team leaves with nothing but anger and disappointment. The balance that this sport has is what I look forward to every season, outside of Pumpkin-flavored everything and Halloween.
What makes a good soccer player? Is it a player’s ability to jump high and win every single header? Or perhaps it’s a player’s explosive speed into the open space? Could it be a player’s ability to bulldoze his or her way up and down the field using their strength?
Despite months having passed since the US Women's Soccer Team dominated and won the 2019 World Cup, fans across the world are still rejoicing in the kick-ass victory. What started for us in France at the opening match on June 11, the women of America were pit against Thailand, and utterly crushed them with a final score of 13-0. It was then that viewers, fans, and everyone else in the world witnessed the strength, talent, and determination that the US was bringing to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Not to mention, it was during this game; led by Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Carli Lloyd (who you might remember from one of the most memorable Women's World Cup moments of all time; where the first of many world records were broken. From most goals scored in a single game to having the most World Cup Series won, every game brought us a moment to remember.
So, why not recap? Here are the most recognizable records broken by the US Women's Soccer Team from the opening of the tournament to the final match.
I heard of The Natural when I was younger but never got the chance to watch it. All I remembered about it was that there was this kid that made a baseball bat from a tree that was hit by lightning. I also remembered The Simpsons doing a parody of the movie in one of their episodes. All that to say, I didn't know too much about the movie except that it was a baseball movie.
As a surface level idea, having Rey Mysterio get beat up by the biggest star in the company isn’t a bad idea. However, the execution Brock Lesnar’s beatdown of Rey Mysterio left a lot to be desired. On a night when the former World Heavyweight Champion Mysterio was set to challenge for his first World Championship in nearly a decade against Seth Rollins, his promo was interrupted by Brock Lesnar and his advocate, Paul Heyman.
The MLS regular season is coming to a close, and as we look forward to the playoffs, the pressure is mounting for all teams vying for a spot to compete. Through arduous battles of endurance, skill, and sheer athletic prowess, there is a handful of MLS teams that rise above the rest, enticing spectators with incredible moves and setting new standards for gameplay. These teams continue to demonstrate their talent and enthrall fans with exhilarating matches in a constant battle for glory, and it’s these teams that we look forward to watching as they duke it out for that all-important victory. As we look to the 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, the best of the best Major League Soccer teams in the game right now are bringing top-notch gameplay and incomparable talent to the sport.