May 8, 2013 Leave a comment
THE KING. He’s been trying this for a while. Patience pays off (unless you’re Montreal Impact).
A website with things on it!
June 20, 2012 Leave a comment
FC Barcelona had this to say about one Real Madrid player: “Cristiano Ronaldo is not the second best player in the world, he is the 12th. The first 11 are the Barcelona players…” (The Guardian)
So… the 11 best players in the world… with… amazing team chemistry… couldn’t win a league championship… or beat Chelsea at home.
I’m a Madrid fan, by the way. But I think I wouldn’t like Sandro Rosell anyway.
March 15, 2012 Leave a comment
This is the Timbers Army kicking off their first home game of the 2012 season. They can handle the anthem. They don’t need no stinking pop star.
I’m a New York Red Bulls fan, first and foremost. But I hope to be counted among the Timbers Army. They’re one of the finest supporters’ group I’ve ever seen, both here and abroad. The Portland Timbers sell out every single home game. Any time someone says that no one cares about soccer in the USA, I direct them to the Timbers Army. Of course, that someone might have to answer to her, or him, or him, or her, or them, or her, or him, or her, or him, or this guy, or them, or them, or everyone else. Or maybe even Portland’s mascot, Timber Joey.
This wasn’t a one time thing either. They started last season this way, too.
US Soccer is here. Don’t tread on this.
July 2, 2011 Leave a comment
For those of you who don’t know, I’m a big soccer fan/nerd.
For those of you who don’t know, last Sunday was the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final between the US and Mexico. (Yes, it’s taken me a week to get over it.)
Anyway, rather than just sit down and watch the game, I decided to livetweet from my couch.
I thought that it would be fun to offer live commentary on the internets while the US team pummeled Mexico into the ground. Unfortunately, this was not the case. If you look carefully, you might just be able to spot my collapse into the depths of despair. (yeah!)
December 28, 2010 Leave a comment
I haven’t hinted at it before, but I’m quite the soccer nerd. Not that good of a player, but I know stats and scores like the best of them.
Anyway, I noticed that in 4 year’s time, I’ve become a fairly capable player. Technically sound, comfortable on the ball, confident enough to finish a play. In light of my apparent improvement, I decided to reward myself with a new pair of cleats.
Unfortunately, I now feel inadequate from watching this video.
The future Albicelestor in the video is Benjamín Agüero, son of Atlético Madrid striker Sergio Agüero. He also happens to be football legend Diego Maradona’s grandson — talent seems to be hereditary.
So no matter how much I practice, I’ll never be better than this little boy. Did I mention that he’s turning 2 years old in February? Learn to use your other foot, little man, then you’ll one-up your grandpa.