NYCFC Signs Alexander Callens From Numancia

NYCFC announced it had signed left-footed center-back Alexander Callens from second-division Spanish club Numancia on a free transfer Friday. Callens has made 10 international appearances for Peru and joins…

A Lovely Denim Soccer Ball

‘Twould make a lovely gift. For us. [Via]

“We Are Jogging to Brazil”: The Ultimate World Cup Soccer Jogging Mix Ever of All-Time

OK, so the headline above might be an exaggeration, but it was written in the thinking that there probably aren’t all that many World Cup Soccer Jogging mixes…

The Denim Kit, both uniform and site, gets its due in a Slate.com article

If you have a sec, please go check out an impressively detailed piece on this site’s namesake at Slate.com. Entitled “The Horrifying True Story of the Ugliest Jerseys…

Terence Boyd Pulls A Balotelli, Delivers Pizza To Homeless People

Best as I can tell, that’s what he’s doing anyhow. Video posted to his Instagram page here.

My Balloon Door Rankings. Mine.

FIFA and the French government* has released the list of the 23 players chosen as candidates for the 2013 Ballon d’Or (French for “balloon door,” I believe) award….

Michael Bradley Scores Match-Winner For Roma At Udinese (Video)

Michael Bradley scored the match-winner for Roma at Udinese to keep the Giallorossi’s perfect start to the season — a remarkable nine wins from nine matches — intact….

Gheorghe Hagi’s Amazing Assist (Video)

Even at 48, Gheorghe Hagi can still drop jaws. Peep the pass above during a friendly between Galatasaray and Barcelona legends. Deft. [Via]

Lionel Messi Building House Shaped Like Soccer Ball, Number 10 (Photo)

Lionel Messi will soon be able to take his work home with him. Literally. According to ole.com, Messi is building the above three-story abode in Barcelona. Google Translate…

Usain Bolt Plays Soccer With Sergio Aguero In Advance Of Manchester Derby (Video)

As part of a Puma spot. Honestly, Bolt looks like he can stroke the ball pretty well. Definitely better at soccer than other cross-sport luminaries we’ve seen try…

Messi Free-Kick Golazo Against Ajax (Video)

If Vladimir Weiss’ dribbling exhibition was my fave goal of the first round of CL group play, then I’d have to say Messi’s free-kick golazo off the post…

Emile Heskey Suffers Brutal Knee Injury Against Melbourne Victory (Video)

England international Emile Heskey suffered a knee injury during a preseason match between his club, Newcastle Jets, and Melbourne Victory. Skip to the 1:30 mark to see it,…

Vladimir Weiss Scores Nutmeg Golazo Against PSG (Video)

This was my favorite goal of the opening round of CL play. The ex-Man City wunderkind nutmegs one PSG defender then shows some extremely deft footwork to beat…

Red Bull Leipzig Scores Hail-Mary Goal Off Opening Kick-Off (Video)

Pretty amazing piece of strategy at work here, as Red Bull Leipzig jump out to an uber-early 1-0 lead over Stuttgart II. Leipzig went on to win 3-1…

Gareth Bale Scores First Goal For Real Madrid (Video)

Bale’s first for his new club. For a tap-in, it actually isn’t half-bad. Love the sheepish heart-shaped-hands afterwards.

Ronaldo Greets Gareth Bale At First Day Of Real Madrid Training (Photo)

F**k me, this photo cracks me up. It’s like the first day of high school at the Bernabeu; CR7 the cool senior and

Why Michael Bradley Isn’t Playing These Days (Photo)

Check out the very bottom of the photo and look at the angle of his plant foot during pre-Costa Rica training. That’s acute. Even the General couldn’t walk…

Can US Qualify For World Cup Against Mexico?

Si, absolutely. But they still need a bit of help, even if they grab all three points. If the US wins on Tuesday night in Ohio, then they…

Dog Scores Goal In Argentinian 5-A-Side Match (Video)

A random pooch perched itself on the far post before calmly nodding home what looks to be the match-winner in a five-a-side game in Argentina. As the Guardian…

Luis Suarez Scores 2 Goals Vs. Peru In 2-1 WCQ Win (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijgAVClp0dk&feature=youtube_gdata_player Luis Suarez gave a vintage Luis Suarez performance in Uruguay’s 2-1 win over Peru on Friday. He dove, he slotted home PKs, he play-acted, he scored a…