Carli Lloyd

Carli Lloyd resumes her domination at Wembley, helps Man City win FA Cup

City are establishing themselves as a dominant force in English women’s football (Wembley Stadium/Twitter) Back in 2012, Carli Lloyd made her mark at Wembley when she scored both goals in the U.S.’s 2–1 win over Japan in the Olympic gold medal match. On Saturday, she returned to Wembley with Manchester City to face Birmingham in the …

Gabriel Batistuta was the worst at FIFA’s The Best Awards

A sexist remark from the former Argentina international belittled the players he was meant to honor (FIFA/Twitter) FIFA’s The Best awards, a reworked version of what used to be the Ballon d’Or gala, was promising for fair treatment of women’s soccer. At least, it seemed relatively promising by FIFA standards. Specifically, it was good to see …

If footballers had walk-up music

By Gaby Kirschner [W]ith Major League Baseball’s 2016 season imminently upon us, the question must be asked: what if our best soccer players played baseball? Two things would be for certain: Cristiano Ronaldo would definitely refuse to wear a batter’s helmet because it would mess up his hair, and these would definitely be a few …

The very best of the 2015 Ballon d’Or gala

Lets get nuts and do some awards for an award show, shall we? Best dressed: Paul Pogba (honorable mention: Samuel Eto’o) Paul Pogba is from the future. A very ornate future. Most prepared nominee: Aya Miyama Of all the night’s award nominees, only one was smart enough to bring a ball and a pen for …

Carli Lloyd is a National Treasure

Last week’s top soccer moments By Dan Stelly | Photo via Ann-Marie Sorvin What more can you say about American midfielder Carli Lloyd? Her first-half hat trick — including this stunner from midfield — led the USA to its first World Cup triumph since 1999. [Source: Streamable] Freddy Adu sighting! The well-traveled American scored a fine free kick for KuFu …