Copa America

Tecatito Corona scores Messi-like equalizer against Venezuela

https://www.youtube.com/embed/k0eCML8A7BQ Down 1–0 to Venezuela, running out of time, and facing the prospect of playing Argentina in the quarterfinals, Mexico needed a goal to equalize and win group C of Copa America Centenario. So 23-year-old Tecatito Corona cut through the entirety of Venezuela’s defense to score the needed equalizer in the 80th minute. It was …

Brazil eliminated from Copa America by clear handball goal

Peru beat Brazil 1–0 to advance to the quarterfinals of Copa America Centenario, eliminating Brazil in the process. And they did it with a blatant handball that the referee took an eternity to not disallow. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ej92cWMlrqE After an utterly dire 74 minutes of play, Peru’s Raul Ruidiaz finally scored the match’s first goal when the …

Colombia-Paraguay coin flip proves Copa America Centenario is cursed

https://www.youtube.com/embed/HH7tTR2Nv5E This is it. Definitive proof that Copa America Centenario has been cursed by the football gods for being an orgy of greed and incompetence. Prior to Colombia’s 2–1 win over a 10-man Paraguay, there was the coin toss. And on the first attempt, something unusual happened: the coin landed on its edge. IT LANDED …

Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. team are basically the greatest ever now

An uninspiring performance in an expected loss to Colombia to begin Copa America Centenario fueled a familiar rise in angst over the state of the U.S. team and calls for Jurgen Klinsmann to be sacked. Hours before the U.S.’s second group-stage match against Costa Rica, federation president Sunil Gulati legitimized these calls by telling reporters, …

Adidas misspells Colombia on promotional material

The comedy of errors related to Copa America Centenario apparently extends far beyond national anthem goof-ups. First we have the case of Colombia kitmaker Adidas, who were so convinced that Colombia was spelled with a “u” that they made the mistake both on in-store posters and on their website. Though the digital evidence of this …