After securing their 20th league championship, Manchester United may be sporting a new team badge starting next season. The new badge is a modification of the previous logo, opting now for a circled badge and replacing the yellow parts of the old logo with white and black. The new badge also now includes three stars at the top, symbolizing the club’s three Champions League trophies.
The winningest team in the Premiership follows Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea who have all modified badge designs. See the, for now, current Manchester United badge.
José Lima (Benfica) vs. Sporting Lisboa
As we inch closer and closer to summer, it means we’re finishing up league play around most of the world. This edition of our Goals of the Week series features the most diverse collection of goals, with highlights from England, Portugal, Scotland, USA/Canada and even Argentina’s 2nd Division! The top goal goes to Portuguese giants Benfica player José Lima who finished off a beautiful display of individual and team skill. Hit the jump to see the rest of the goals that made the list. Continue reading
David Vaughan (Sunderland) vs. Newcastle
The latest edition of our Goals of the Week series features goals from FA Cup play, the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, MLS and even the Middle East. The top goal is shown above; David Vaughan hit a volley beautifully into the upper corner of the Newcastle to seal a 3-0 victory while playing away. See goals from Demba Ba, CR7 and several others after the jump. Continue reading
Controversial Swedish forward sat down with CNN for an interview in which he covers some interesting topics. He prefers blondes over brunettes, he reveals his strength is in his hair, the advantage of having Beckham around Paris, and why he prefers Messi over Ronaldo saying “Messi is natural… Ronaldo is a trained product.”
See the full interview above.
Matthew Lowton (Aston Villa) vs. Stoke City
Usually, if a goal (in soccer) makes it to the Top 10 on Sportscenter, it’s either a slow news day or it’s a hell of a goal. Frankly, Matthew Lowton’s goal against Stoke City over the weekend was a sensational goal and a potential goal of the year candidate. A Goals of the Week list would be difficult to form without having goals from Barcelona and Real Madrid (Higuaín’s goal coming close to winning top honors this week) and this list is no different. We also have goals from Serie A, the Bundesliga and the MLS. See the rest of the goals on the list after the jump. Continue reading
Robin Van Persie (Netherlands) vs. Romania
Week 13 of the year saw several goals around, and some of the best ones were scored, as customary, within Europe whether it was in International or Club play. GOTW mainstays Robin Van Persie and Edinson Cavani make this list thanks to excellent displays of skill. RVP’s header to put up his Holland 2-0 over Romania, was a masterful goal and a true highlight of the action from the past week. Other GOTW were scored by players El Calcio (Italy), MLS (USA), and the Ukraine.
See the other Goals Of The Week (GOTW) after jump. Continue reading
Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) is one of the best athletes in the world and Nike is a premier sportswear so, naturally, when these two come together something excellent happens. Nike Football has incorporated elements of the famous Portuguese, from his explosive speed to his signature style, to create the Summer ’13 CR7 including the new Mercurial Vapor IX CR.
Explore the collection:
Europe: http://gonike.me/CR7 – U.S.: http://gonike.me/CR7us
For more hi-def pics of the new line, hit the jump. Continue reading
Mario Balotelli (Italy) vs. Brazil
After taking a short break due to SXSW, I’ve come back to put together this list of the best goals of the past week. While there were hardly any league games played over the last week, we had the added benefit of World Cup Qualifiers and official FIFA dates. With good reason, the best goals came from the European match-ups, but we’ve got several goals from the Americas as well. Continue reading
Andrés Iniesta is easily one of the most remarkable players in the world right now. In this new video from Nike Football (soccer), the FC Barcelona player opens up about his roots within the sport, while clips of him sporting the new Nike boots Elastico Finale II provide the visuals.
“I started off playing small-sided. Everything grew from there.”
The Elastico Finale II, available March 28. Europe pre-order: http://go.nike.com/ElasticoEU
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (Manchester United) vs. Chelsea
Call me biased all you want for picking yet another Manchester United goal as the Goal Of The Week, but this was just spectacular. “Chicharito” scored an excellent header to (momentarily) give his side the lead. Another goal from that match made our list, as well as goals from the Champions League, La Liga and the Brasileirão.
Hit the jump to see the rest of the best goals from the last week. Continue reading