Trending: Where Soccer and Dogs Meet…

Welcome back to another installment of Trending, our (mostly) weekly compendium of what’s had us reaching all of the emojis online over the last seven days.

We start with one of the best things we’ve seen all year…

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Soccer Dogs

If Trending is for nothing else, it’s for the moment when dogs and soccer meet.

A stone cold classic of this cherished genre was delivered in Argentina this week when this loveable mutt made his way onto the field of play and even gave a post-game interview (if you count attacking a microphone as an interview, that is).

Just delightful.

Allez Les Bleus!

Continuing on our quest, check out this extremely original corner kick routine from the French Women’s National Team.

This innovative approach garnered two goals against the Netherlands, so it’s only a matter of time before it’s adopted by others in the coming weeks and months…  

Father and Son

To Serie A, where there were emotional scenes this weekend when Genoa’s Pietro Pellegri became the youngest player to score a brace in the league at the age of 16.

Reducing his father Marco Pellegri (the Genoa team administrator) to tears in the process, it was certainly the most touching moment of the week that we’ve seen.

Is it dusty in here, or is it just me?

Game Recognize Game

Whistle FC, the Houston Texans and Manchester City collaborated on this intra-sporting contest between JJ Watt and Sergio Aguero across disciplines such as target practice and a field goal battle.

Who came out on top? You’ll have to watch to find out…

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Paying the Penalty

File this one under: He’ll want this one back.

When Teo Gutierrez stepped up to take a penalty for Colombian outfit Junior vs. Tigres, he probably expected to write his name on the box score, rather than on the pages of Trending.

Sadly, a less-than-ideal pitch had other ideas…


Need a reminder of just how incredible our Head Coach Patrick Vieira was as a player?

The Premier League’s official Twitter account has got you covered.

Inside the Chinese Super League

Finally, more great stuff from Copa90, a Trending staple at this point…

Their latest mini-documentary gives us an inside look at the Chinese Super League and is well worth five and a half minutes of your time.

That’s all for this week but if you spot anything that needs to go in next week’s round-up, please send them in via Twitter to @markbooth_nycfc.

Until next time…

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