List :: “Top 10 Yanks Abroad” of All Time

Filed under: Americans Abroad

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Copa90 presents a pretty decent list and their Top 10 American players to play outside of the US.

* Copa90 is the football YouTube channel that knows there is no final whistle.

Added on November 28th, 2014 by

Trailer Alert :: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Movies, Random Soccer in Random Places, Trailers

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Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments

* Get ready. Super random with that soccer ball too.

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Added on November 28th, 2014 by

Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan Charged By FA Over ‘Reference To Ethnic Origin’

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Soccer News

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~~  Yeah… Pretty much everyone was expecting this charge the moment those words came out of his mouth….  I’m not about to copy and paste what he said…. But here’s the link if you missed it.

via TheFA

The FA has charged Dave Whelan in relation to media comments.

It is alleged the Wigan Athletic chairman breached FA Rule E3[1] in that his comments were abusive and/or insulting and/or constitute improper conduct and/or bring the game into disrepute.

It is further alleged that this is an ‘Aggravated Breach’ as defined by FA Rule E3[2] as it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief.

Mr Whelan has until 6pm on 5 December 2014 to respond to the charge.

Added on November 27th, 2014 by

Brandao Jailed For One Month Over Thiago Motta Headbutt

Filed under: Soccer News, Videos

Motta

~~  Said it then and I’ll say it again…. Cowardly on all levels to wait for someone in the tunnel, out of sight, then headbutt him and run away.

via BBC

Bastia striker Brandao has been jailed for one month for a headbutt on Paris St-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta.

The Brazilian, 34, had already received a six-month ban  for the incident in PSG’s 2-0 home win on 16 August.  Motta, 32, was attacked after the game and left with a broken nose by Brandao, who also received a £15,850 (20,000 euros) fine.

His lawyer expects Brandao to serve the punishment through community service and not in jail.

Brandao, a league winner with Marseille in 2010, says Motta insulted him during the game.  After being substituted he appeared to wait for the Italy international in a dressing room corridor, which was captured on CCTV.

“On the pitch Brandao said he’d be waiting for me afterwards, but I never thought he’d actually do it,” Motta told the police.

Prosecutors had called for an eight-month suspended sentence and a £11,888 (15,000) euros fine.

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Video :: Oscar Pareja Is ‘El Profe’

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Soccer News, Videos

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~~  I became teammates with Oscar Pareja when he joined Major League Soccer and the New England Revolution back in 1998 and then again in 2003 with the Dallas Burn…. Papi is one of the best human beings I’ve ever been around both on the field and off the field.  You’d be hard pressed to find another man with the fight, drive, determination, honesty and integrity that Oscar has.

Former Colombia international Oscar Pareja is a player’s coach whose nicknames include Generalito, Papi and now El Profe. Pareja played eight seasons with FC Dallas, then served five more with the club’s technical staff before landing his first head coaching position with the Colorado Rapids in 2012. This year, Pareja returned to FC Dallas as head coach and lead their young side to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

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Added on November 27th, 2014 by

New Bumpy Pitch Hoodie

Filed under: Bumpy Pitch, Culture & Lifestyle, Family

 

I met up with our boy Adam Richman a couple of days ago when he was in LA. Adam is a really good dude. And if you follow him socially, you would know that he is a big soccer dude. But he’s not just a fan. This dude is mad knowledgable about the sport. He plays the game. He understands the sport. He’s about it. We can sit for a very long time and talk footie, which we did the other day.

And for everyone that has been asking for new hoodies. This is the latest drop. Vintage navy with the white BPFC Laurel Crest. Cop one exclusively in the Bumpy Pitch online store.

And make sure you are following Adam on IG and Twitter.

Added on November 25th, 2014 by

Sony Won’t Renew FIFA Sponsorship

Filed under: Adidas, Business, FIFA, Soccer News

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The FIFA Chronicles continue. With all the extra shadiness that seems to be going on with FIFA these days, and the withholding of the Garcia report. Now it looks like some major sponsors are trying to distance themselves from FIFA. Yesterday we heard that Coca-Cola was calling on the Garcia report to be made public, and now the Washington Post is reporting that Song won’t renew their sponsorship with FIFA. And this comes on the heels of The Guardian reporting that Emirates Airline won’t be renewing their sponsorship of FIFA.

This is pretty big news given that Sony and Emirates Airlines were two of FIFA’s major six sponsors (adidas, Sony, Emirates, Kia/Hyundai, Coca-Cola and Visa). Now two of those main sponsors have already not renewed, and Coca-Cola wants some answers. I don’t know how much this sort of thing will move the needle in terms of getting some transparency with FIFA, but it seems like the financial bottom line being negatively affected is about the only thing that these cats really care about.

The plot continues to thicken…

Added on November 25th, 2014 by

Bumpy Pitch x Heroes & Hooligans Coming Soon

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Bumpy Pitch x Heroes & Hooligans. Details and release info coming soon…

Added on November 24th, 2014 by