From ugly stadiums to underwear slips to new and improved soccer balls.
The goalie, briefly listed as the U.S. Secretary of Defense on Wikipedia, also spurred an amazing meme: WhatCantTimHowardSave?
America’s dream of winning the World Cup were dashed Tuesday with a 2-1 defeat by Belgium, but fans still can’t get over Tim Howard’s incredible performance as a goalie.
So much so that some fans are petitioning the White House to rename Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in D.C. after Howard, who set a record-setting 16 saves in the elimination game.
Thus far, the petition has amassed more than 5,000 signatures, but it’s still a long way from its goal of 100,000 signatures.
Getty Images is giving fans another view of the tournament through panoramic, 360-degree shots of the stadiums, locker rooms and more.
We took some drones out for a spin to test their durability under extreme (and not so extreme) conditions. In this battle, our drone goes up against a soccer ball flying at 67 mph. Check out the results.
Our drone tries to protect the goal against a shot going 67 mph. Here’s how that worked out.
“Jackson has dealt effectively with erratic characters like Dennis Rodman and Metta World Peace as a coach, and this willingness to interact non-judgmentally with notorious figures—a confidence that if two people really get to know each other, they will almost always be able to work together—looks already to have helped him in his new job.”
According to ESPN, there were 1.7 million concurrent streams on its WatchESPN service. That crushes the previous high of 750,000 concurrent streams set by last week’s match between Mexico and Brazil.
The three 6-year-old girls who make up the Pink Helmet Posse, profiled by The New York Times, in a short Op-Doc, are equal parts adorable and badass. The film opens with the three friends, Relz, Bella, and Sierra, painting their nails in the middle of a skate park. Next, we see them dropping into a half-pipe and maneuvering around a pile of leaves. The rest of the film follows the insanely talented crew as they practice tricks, fall on their faces, and get scared of bees.
The design history of the world’s favorite ball, from leather clunkers to the nostalgic Buckyball to the most spherical ball in the world.