Category Archives: Goalie

La Injusticia del Trofeo Zamora

Todos los años, el Trofeo Zamora, el premio al “mejor” portero del año de la Liga Santander, es otorgado por el diario deportivo Marca al portero que menos goles ha recibido (siempre y cuando haya jugado más de 28 partidos con 60 minutos jugados en cada uno). ¿Pero, acaso es justo este indicador para decidir… Read More »

Don’t Drink and Play

In a Bundesliga 2 match on Saturday between MSV Duisburg and Ingolstadt, goalkeeper Mark Flekken of MSV Duisburg made one of the worst mistakes I’ve ever seen. Words cannot do it justice so I’ve attached the video. In an interview, Flekken said that he took a break to drink water because he thought his team… Read More »

What If? An Exploration of Kobe Bryant’s Soccer Roots

Despite a lackluster 17-65 farewell season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant capped off a stunning NBA career with authority on Wednesday April 14th. In front of a sold-out Staple Center crowd against the Utah Jazz, the Black Mamba ended the 1,346th and final game of his 20 year career (1) with 60 points on 50… Read More »

Goal Scoring Goalie?

Perhaps unknown to soccer fans outside of Brazil, Rogério Ceni is somewhat of a legend in Brazil, especially to fans of São Paulo FC, the team he’s played at his entire professional career (since 1993). Ceni is known for being extremely loyal to São Paulo: he holds the record for most matches played as captain… Read More »