Completing the German domination of the Champions Leagues this season, Wolfsburg beat Lyon 1-0 in the women's final at Stamford Bridge. This was a shocking result for two reasons: 1) Lyon had won the last two Champions League finals and over their last 120 matches, they had not lost in regular time.
The first ever all-German Champions League final is upon us and that means it's time for the third annuel DT Champions League final viewing companion. Wembley will host the match and though excitement in London has been dampened by the fact that all the English clubs in contention were eliminated long ago, the visiting Germans bring all the passion and leather pants necessary for a memorable game.
Matze Knop, the comedian and prolific impersonator of Bundesliga personalities who previously gave us "Luca Toni Numero Uno" (the greatest song of all time), is back with yet another tune about Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp. Knop gave Baron Von Borsig's fist-pumper "Kloppo Du Popstar" an English twist ahead of the Champions League final at Wembley and so we have the video for "Kloppo You Rockstar" in all its odd glory above.
Man City visited the New York Giants training facility on Wednesday in between attending a press conference for the club's new MLS venture and flying out to St. Louis for the first of their two post-season friendlies against Chelsea. During the tour, Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw a few passes to Joe Hart and James Milner, both of whom showed soft hands.
Tony Pulis' second spell as Stoke City manager has come to an end following a disappointing season in which the club finished 13th in the Premier League. After his initial three years with Stoke between 2002 and 2005, Pulis returned in the summer of 2006. He won promotion to the Premier League and eventually led Stoke to their first ever FA Cup final in 2011 and a spot in the Europa League.
This might be the easiest penalty call of all time. A player in green gathers a rebound off the post with his back to the goal. A player in red then clumsily falls into him from behind, sending them both to ground. With the player in green sitting over the ball, red gets up and starts kicking him.
Manchester City Football Club have announced that they have purchased Major League Soccer. This comes days after it was revealed that the Premier League club owned by Sheikh Mansour will co-own MLS's 20th franchise, New York City FC, which will begin play in 2015. And according to Man City, the decision to buy the whole league arose from their desire to eliminate its tight salary cap.
One of Real Madrid's sponsors decided it would be a fun idea to use the team's bus as a regular city bus for a day, picking up random passengers and delivering them to their destination in the comfort and luxury usually reserved for professional footballers. And so they did.
The unmistakable bus pulled up to a stop with hidden cameras filming and loaded up the random passengers, who were treated to a video message from Alvaro Arbeloa (which would surely excite anyone) and goodie bags upon arrival at their destination.
It's been three years since Qatar was awarded hosting duties for the 2022 World Cup and the top brass of football leagues and organizations are starting to realize that this might be really terrible. A lightning bolt of common sense hit FIFA president Sepp Blatter a few days ago, when he argued that air conditioned stadia alone wouldn't help the "array of social and cultural activities" that make up the World Cup.
From feuding with his own players to waiting for referees at their cars after matches to jamming his fingers in Tito Vilanova's eyeball, Jose Mourinho's three years at Real Madrid featured many entertainingly villainous moments. Now that it's been made official that the man who disrupted Barcelona's serene reign atop Spanish football will leave at the end of the season, Barca vice president Carles Vilarrubi has said what everyone at his club is probably thinking.
Undeterred after a trial at Chelsea came to nothing earlier this year, David Beckham's oldest son Brooklyn has been training with another London club, QPR. A flurry of initial reports claimed that 14-year-old Brooklyn had signed with QPR, but the club clarified that he is not (yet) a member of their academy via Twitter.
A disgruntled fan of Argentine Primera Division side Argentinos Juniors decided to express their frustration with the club by throwing false teeth on pitch during their 3-1 loss to Belgrano on Monday. Currently at the very bottom of the league table, Argentinos Juniorssurroundedthe third goal in the 60th minute, prompting debris to rain down on the pitch from the stands.
After years of very publicly planning and searching for a suitable ownership group to front a second MLS team in New York, the league has found it in a partnership between Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi and the New York Yankees. The new team will be called New York City FC and will begin play in 2015 as the league's 20th club.
Brighton & Hove Albion have apologized to rivals Crystal Palace for the excrement that was smeared in the visitors' dressing room before the second leg of their Championship playoff semifinal. Despite the welcoming gift left by a mystery poo smearer, Crystal Palace went on to win the match 2-0 to advance to next week's final against Watford.
Before Sunday, Massimo Gobbi had scored just one goal for Parma in three seasons of service, but the left-back doubled his tally on the final day of the Serie A season in spectacular fashion.
Visiting already-relegated Palermo with the score goalless after 38 minutes, Chilean midfielder Jaime Valdés chipped a free kick to the edge of the box, where Gobbi let off a left-footed rocket into the top-left corner.