Josef Martinez  of Atlanta United after scoring against the Portland Timbers in the   MLS Cup  in Atlanta  on December 8th. Photograph:  Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Shortly after stroking home River Plate’s third goal in the Copa Libertadores’ victory over Boca Juniors at the Bernabéu last Sunday, Gonzalo “Pity” M(...)

Former Germany striker  Gerd Mueller in action for  the Fort Lauderdale Strikers  during an NASL game circa 1979. Mueller played for the Strikers from 1979-81. Photograph: Getty Images

Early in the 1978 NASL season, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers had suffered three heavy defeats in a row and the fans were restless. The manager, Ron New(...)