Vicente del Bosque said goodbye to all his Spanish players but Iker Casillas

Vicente del Bosque led the Spanish national team to its greatest triumphs ever. Following a clear end to its greatest generation’s era with an early exit in the Euro 2016 knockout round, Del Bosque decided to call it quits. In doing so, he contacted all of his players personally to say goodbye…except goalkeeper Iker Casillas. […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JUNE 26: Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina looks on before the game winning penalty kick is made during the Copa America Centenario Championship match at MetLife Stadium on June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Chile defeated Argentina 4-2 in penalty kicks. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Argentina’s mass retirement a signal to AFA to clean itself up

Argentinian soccer and the Argentinian Football Association have long been the subject of claims of mass corruption off the field. On the field, it has been all sorts of heartbreak for one of the most talented generations to never win a major title. Following a fourth major tournament final loss in a row, the biggest […]

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 21: Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina scores a goal on a free kick in the first half against the United States during a 2016 Copa America Centenario Semifinal match at NRG Stadium on June 21, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Argentina blasts USMNT 4-0, Messi sets goal scoring record in process

Jurgen Klinsmann came in to Copa America Centenario trying to erase the moniker of the United State men’s national team as the underdog. His team’s biggest chance to do just that came on Tuesday night as they took on No. 1 in the world — Argentina. That chance was erased quickly, as the American defense […]

FOXBORO, MA – JUNE 18: Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina celebrates his goal in the second half during the 2016 Copa America Centenario quarterfinal match against Venezuela at Gillette Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

WATCH: Messi sets Argentine goal-scoring record with laser free kick

Lionel Messi and free kicks from inside 30 yards? Danger. Danger Will Robinson. In this case it was danger USMNT, and Messi made them pay for a foul in a big way. Skying a ball that Brad Guzan or any other keeper the world over wouldn’t have stopped, Messi netted one of his best free […]

SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 14: Ezequiel Lavezzi #22 of Argentina in action against Bolivia during the 2016 Copa America Centenario Group D match at CenturyLink Field on June 14, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

WATCH: Argentina’s Lavezzi heads home opener in 3rd minute

The United States men’s national team came in to the game against Argentina as a 6-1 underdog and it took all of three minutes to find out exactly why. After the USMNT defense was stretched out it conceded a corner, which was promptly taken short and caught the defense somewhat off guard. It took Messi […]

SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 16: Clint Dempsey #8 of the United States is congratulated by Alejandro Bedoya #11 and Matt Besler #5 after scoring a goal against Ecuador during the 2016 Quarterfinal – Copa America Centenario match at CenturyLink Field on June 16, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

USMNT advances to Copa America Centenario semifinal in wild win over Ecuador

The United States Men’s National Team has advanced to the semifinals of the Copa America for the first time since 1995, thanks to a great performance by both of their strikers in a 2-1 victory over a speedy Ecuador squad. The USMNT scored a massive victory Thursday night. Playing great football in the first half […]

KANSAS CITY, KS – JULY 13: Ventura Alvarado #13 of the USA slide tackles Miguel Camargo #14 of Panama during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Sporting Park on July 13, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

WATCH: Panama makes Chile pay for mistake with absolute rocket

There hasn’t been a bigger one-on-one matchup in the Copa America Centenario than Chile vs. Panama, with plenty of pressure on the South American side to get the job done. Pundits didn’t rate Panama…and perhaps they should’ve. After a huge gaffe at the back for Chile, Panama took quick advantage and the result was an […]

COLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 29: Bobby Wood #7 of the United States Men’s National Team controls the ball against Guatemala during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier on March 29, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The United States defeated Guatemala 4-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

WATCH: USMNT net pair of goals just before half to go up 3-0

The United States up 1-0 has been a thing of beauty, with the USMNT going for the jugular ever since the goal in the 9th minute of action. A key to a lot of the attack has been central forward Clint Dempsey. He scored the first goal, and with the team searching for a big […]

COLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 29: Jozy Altidore #17 of the United States Men’s National Team, Clint Dempsey #8 of the United States Men’s National Team and Michael Bradley #4 of the United States Men’s National Team celebrate a goal against Guatemala during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier on March 29, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The United States defeated Guatemala 4-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

WATCH: Dempsey gets 50th career goal after Wood earns PK for USMNT

The United States men’s national team faced a win or go home scenario in its second Group A match against CONCACAF rival Costa Rica. It took just eight minutes for things to get real interesting, as Bobby Wood earned a clear penalty kick after being shoved from behind by a Costa Rica player. Up stepped […]

CARDIFF, WALES – JUNE 01: Wales players Gareth Bale (l) and Joe Allen in action during Wales training at the Vale hotel complex on June 1, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Stars come out to headline Group B of Euro 2016, but will they be enough to advance?

Is there a sexier group in this European Championships than Group B? No way man…you’ve got debutant Wales paired up with its Great Britain partners England. You’ve got big names like Gareth Bale, Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Marek Hamšík. You’ve also got some really underrated national teams overall. Question is, can this group live up […]

SANTOS, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 27: Aisson, goal keeper of Internacional and Gabriel of Santos in action during the match between Santos and Internacional for the Brazilian Series A 2015 at Vila Belmiro stadium on September 27, 2015 in Santos, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

Brazil is the big name, but expect the unexpected in Group B of Copa America Centenario

We’re just 48 hours from the start of Copa America Centenario and things are starting to get real for all teams involved. Group B is no different, except that it features one of the all-time great national teams in soccer history — Brazil. However, something will be very different about this group given Brazil’s importance […]

VIDEO: USMNT catches Bolivia napping on free kick

Michael Bradley knew the situation, so did Alejandro Bedoya and John Brooks. However, no one apparently was aware for the Bolivian national team and the end result was a beautifully executed free kick for the USMNT. As Bradley stood over a live free kick, Bolivia was caught napping and setting up a wall only to […]

COLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 29: Rafael Morales #14 of Guatemala slides in to kick the ball away from Gyasi Zardes #9 of the United States Men’s National Team in the first half during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier on March 29, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Gyasi Zardes puts USMNT up 1-0 on Bolivia

In the United States men’s national team’s final tune up before the Copa America Centenario starting next week it was widely believed the vast majority of starters would see the field. One name on that starting XI was Gyasi Zardes up front alongside Bobby Wood and Clint Dempsey. After an uneventful first 25 minutes, Zardes […]

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 15: New York City FC fans wait for the start of the game during the inaugural game of the New York City FC as they take on the New England Revolution at Yankee Stadium on March 15, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Is MLS in danger of having its own hooligan problem?

Hooliganism was a plague upon English soccer for the better part of three decades, and while forms of the disease persist around the rest of continental Europe and South America, the thought of such a thing happening on United States soil seems preposterous. However, after another round of incidents between fans of NYCFC and New […]

Spanish football team C.D. Palencia goes inside-out with bizarre kit design

Chances are even the diehard American soccer fan has never heard of Spanish side C.D. Palencia? Well, the fourth division Spanish side has found a way to make a name for itself thanks to a…shall we say, “unique” kit design? In partnership with Kappa, Palencia unveiled an “inside-out” kit design — and no, the design […]