Soccer Insider: Lionel Messi

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Video: Lionel Messi, Kobe Bryant ad

Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant star in a new Turkish Airways commercial.

By Steven Goff  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Messi. Goal. Messi. Goal. Messi. Goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo did it Tuesday, so Lionel Messi matched it Wednesday. The Spanish-based superstars each recorded hat tricks on the opening week of the UEFA Champions League group stage.

By Steven Goff  |  06:46 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lionel messi, uefa champions league

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Wednesday kickaround

David Beckham, MLS expansion, Miami, season starting dates, UEFA Champions League schedule and video, CONCACAF Champions League, Americans abroad, NWSL.

By Steven Goff  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, CONCACAF, D.C. United, lionel messi, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, uefa champions league

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Champions League video: Barcelona vs. PSG

Lionel Messi scored for Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals against David Beckham and PSG but left at halftime with a hamstring injury.

By Steven Goff  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barcelona, lionel messi, uefa champions league

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Video: Barcelona 4, AC Milan 0

Lionel Messi scored twice and David Villa had the pivotal go-ahead aggregate goal as Barcelona routed AC Milan, 4-0, to advance to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

By Steven Goff  |  06:14 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ac milan, Barcelona, lionel messi, uefa champions league

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Wambach, Messi are FIFA players of year

U.S. striker Abby Wambach and Argentine forward Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or awards as the FIFA players of the year.

By Steven Goff  |  02:48 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fifa, lionel messi, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, women's soccer

Posted at 02:06 AM ET, 01/01/2013

Soccer Insider's vacation ratings

Skyfall, Lincoln and Lionel Messi. It was an entertaining 2012 and holiday season. Happy New Year!

By Steven Goff  |  02:06 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lincoln, lionel messi, skyfall, soccer

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Thursday kickaround

The rise of Georgetown soccer, MLS draft details, Americans in UEFA Europa League, Lionel Messi's injury, Messi makes TV ad with Kobe Bryant

By Steven Goff  |  09:51 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, georgetown hoyas, lionel messi, MLS, ncaa soccer, Roundup

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/12/2012

The bond between soccer and baseball

Close, low-scoring baseball playoff games have reminded us of soccer's constant tension and the common traits between two ancient sports.

By Steven Goff  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alex ferguson, Essay, lionel messi, old trafford

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Videos: Lionel Messi’s goal, Portland Timbers’ experience, Bob Bradley’s Egyptian journey

Three beautiful videos: Lionel Messi’s goal vs. Real Madrid, MLS in Portland, Bob Bradley in Egypt

By Steven Goff  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lionel Messi, Portland Timbers, Bob Bradley, Egypt, MLS, Barcelona

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 06/24/2012

Sunday kickaround: D.C. United vs. Red Bulls, MLS early goals, Robbie Keane tribute to Irish fan, Lionel Messi in Miami, Euro 2012 TV

D.C. United vs. Red Bulls, MLS early goals, Robbie Keane tribute to Irish fan, Lionel Messi in Miami, Euro 2012 TV

By Steven Goff  |  09:37 AM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Robbie Keane, Lionel Messi

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 06/10/2012

Video: Lionel Messi hat trick leads Argentina to 4-3 victory over Brazil in friendly in New Jersey

Lionel Messi recorded a hat trick, increasing his 2011-12 total to 82 goals, as Argentina edged Brazil, 4-3.

By Steven Goff  |  12:44 AM ET, 06/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lionel Messi, Argentina, Brazil

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/18/2012

UEFA Champions League video: Bayern Munich notches late goal to defeat Real Madrid in first leg of semifinal

Bayern Munich edged Real Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of a Champions League semifinal. Barcelona visits Chelsea today.

By Steven Goff  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UEFA Champions League, Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/11/2012

FIFA rankings: Spain is No. 1, USA at 29

Spain remains atop the FIFA rankings, with Germany second and Uruguay third. The U.S. national team is 29th.

By Steven Goff  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FIFA rankings, U.S. national team, Lionel Messi, Spain, Diego Maradona, FIFA

Posted at 12:59 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Lionel Messi sets Barcelona scoring record

Lionel Messi set the FC Barcelona career scoring record, posting a hat trick during a 5-3 victory over Granada.

By Steven Goff  |  12:59 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lionel Messi, Barcelona, La Liga

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Lionel Messi video: 5 goals for Barcelona in UEFA Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen

Lionel Messi scored five goals in Barcelona’s 7-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in an UEFA Champions League match.

By Steven Goff  |  11:40 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lionel Messi, Barcelona, UEFA Champions League

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Lionel Messi guides Argentina to 3-1 victory over Nigeria

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi set up the first two goals during a 3-1 victory over Nigeria.

By Steven Goff  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Argentina, Lionel Messi

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Lionel Messi not included on FC Barcelona roster for friendly vs. Manchester United at FedEx Field

As expected, soccer superstar Lionel Messi was not included on FC Barcelona’s travel roster for the U.S. tour, which begins Saturday against Manchester United at FedEx Field.

By Steven Goff  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Manchester United

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/23/2011

Saturday kickaround: D.C. United, Everton, Tim Howard, Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, MLS, Women’s World Cup, WPS

Tim Howard isn’t expected to play for Everton against D.C. United tonight at RFK Stadium. Lionel Messi might come to Washington next week with Barcelona, but whether he plays remains unclear.

By Steven Goff  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Manchester Uniited, Tim Howard, Everton, D.C. United, Women's World Cup

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 07/19/2011

With Argentina out of Copa America, will Lionel Messi and other Barcelona players from Argentina and Brazil come to Washington?

Lionel Messi, the world’s best soccer player, wasn’t expected to accompany FC Barcelona to Washington, but with Argentina out of Copa America, he now might come to D.C.

By Steven Goff  |  08:03 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Manchester United, Copa America

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Tuesday kickaround: Charlie Davies, Jack Warner, President Obama, Anthony Weiner, Qwest Field, Thierry Henry, CONCACAF Gold Cup, Jozy Altidore, Lionel Messi, Harlem Globetrotters, D.C. United, HBO, John Kerr Sr.

Charlie Davies’ dive. Jozy Altidore’s hamstring. Lionel Messi drafted by the Globetrotters. Jack Warner, exit stage left. President Obama and the Rapids.

By Steven Goff  |  09:53 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CONCACAF Gold Cup, President Obama, MLS, D.C. United, Lionel Messi

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Thursday kickaround: Red Bulls in London for Emirates Cup, MLS suspension, Lionel Messi video

The New York Red Bulls will play in London this summer, MLS prepares to announce Brian Mullan’s suspension, Lionel Messi video

By Steven Goff  |  08:49 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, Lionel Messi, Arsenal, D.C. United

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 03/27/2011

Video: Messi vs. USA, Neymar vs. Scotland

Lionel Messi puts on a dazzling display in a 1-1 draw with the United States, while Neymar strikes twice for Brazil against Scotland.

By Steven Goff  |  03:34 PM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lionel Messi, Neymar, Argentina, Brazil