Summer’s Can’t-Miss Flicks Have Already Arrived

Last week’s top soccer moments

By Dan Stelly | Photo via Colorado Rapids



River Plate’s Emanuel Mammana took cavalier defending to the next level with a crafty flick over the oncoming attacker. [Source: Streamable]


Who needs to punt the ball when you can throw it nearly two-thirds of the pitch? Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand put it on a platter, but his striker couldn’t apply the finish. [Source: Artin Arakelian]


Jack Wilshere ripped a stunning half-volley during Arsenal’s final-day rout of West Brom. [Source: Gfycat]


Néstor Calderón struck the final blow in Santos Laguna’s 3–0 defeat of Chivas in their Liga MX semifinal tie (the goalkeeper suffered quite a blow, too). [Source: Gfycat]


It turns out the Colorado Rapids can play attractive, attacking soccer after all. Gabriel Torres teed up Lucas Pittinari with an outrageous flick during Colorado’s win over Vancouver. [Source: MLS]