Welcome to Atlanta :: MLS

Filed under: Atlanta, Expansion Team, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights

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As you all know by now, the MLS is coming to Atlanta in a couple of years. As some of you may know, I went to college down in Atlanta. A few months back when the whole MLS to Atlanta train started picking up a lot more steam, I started to get excited.

When the Beckham-franchise-to-Miami press conference Q+A got into further expansion and potential sites, I perked up when I heard some really favorable words which sounded like a team in AT was going to happen and going to happen soon.

Now that it is official, I’m going to double down on these tweets above that I posted back in December. This song along with a few more Atlanta anthems have been going on in my head all day today.

“Welcome to Atlanta, where the players play…..”

I have a special place in my heart for Atlanta, and I obviously have a special place in my heart for the game, so I think it only fitting that I and we, do me, and our, best to help the game succeed in the south. I’m going to start cooking up some ideas and see how the BP_TOW can get involved with this.

We love the expansion into the south to go with Miami’s squad and all the things that are going on down there.

The American south has a rich history in the game and some of the most passionate fans that we have in all of the United States. Youth soccer is big in places like Florida and Georgia and Tennessee and North Carolina and all over the south.

No need to bore you with stats and analysis because obviously the MLS has really smart people doing really smart things and they have researched the area a ton and wouldn’t just be going down there for no reason.

With an owner like Arthur Blank, who has done an INCREDIBLE job with the Atlanta Falcons, one can only imagine the kind of success that he is going to have with this new side. And he has been wanting to be in with the MLS for a while, like 8 years, a while. He wanted this … and a guy that wants a team that bad is going to do some great things with it. I’m excited to see what he has in store.

Anyways, I’m excited, its going to be a lot of fun, and I’m going to be spending a lot of time in the AT.

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Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Photography, Soccer in America

My #106ers team vs @bumpypitch

~~ MandoFresko on Instagram

To submit your photos for inclusion in this Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey series, email them to dunny [at] bumpy pitch [dot] com.

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Baohaus x Nike SB Dunk High Premium

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Nike Bohos

A good look at the Suede / Polarized Blue color way drop in the Baohaus x Nike SB Dunk High Premium, spotted and available over at Premier.

~~ The interwebs have been won with this drop….

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Tim Howard Re-Ups w/ Everton Through 2018

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

Tim Howard Everton

~~ Congrats brotha… Deserved.

via EvertonFC

Tim Howard’s outstanding service for Everton has been rewarded with a contract extension which will see the US shot-stopper remain a Blue until 2018.

The goalkeeper, 35, has been a mainstay of Roberto Martinez’s side this term – providing a series of outstanding performances in what has been a hugely memorable campaign for the Blues.

And as the side embark on their final assault for a top four finish with just four games of the current season remaining, Howard has been provided with the deserved boost of a two year extension to his existing deal – ensuring he will remain at Goodison at least until the age of 39.

Already ranked 22nd in the Club’s all-time appearance list, another four seasons at Goodison will ensure he joins the ranks of the Club’s most loyal servants. Howard is likely to have the opportunity to reach the prestigious 500 appearance mark – a feat only achieved by three players in Everton’s long history.

Originally signed on loan from Manchester United in 2006 before making the move permanent in early 2007, the USA international has been a model of consistency throughout his time with the Blues. And this term, as well as regularly making key saves and marshalling his backline in typical fashion, he has been given the opportunity to captain the side in the absence of Phil Jagielka and Leon Osman.

Howard’s previous deal was due to last until 2016. The news thrilled manager Roberto Martinez, who described the American as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League this season.

Hear From Roberto Martinez On Timmy Howard after the Jump……..

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MLS Insider :: Michael Bradley & Kyle Beckerman – Pair Of Aces

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Real Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman and Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley excel in essential roles for their respective clubs. Their intelligent play makes the two central midfielders strong candidates to represent the U.S. Men’s National Team in Brazil this summer. MLS Insider provides a deep dive into the athleticism, acumen and artistry that each brings to the field.

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Trailer :: Cold In July starring Michael C. Hall

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Trailer - Cold In July

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hal) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family?s safety when Freddy?s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.

Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled badasses portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir by Jim Mickle (“We Are What We Are”), this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action film, one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Twists and turns accelerate as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. “Cold in July” is as muggy, oppressive, and hard to shake as an east Texas sum

~~ This one right here has all the signs of being INCREDIBLE.

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Barca Confirms Neymar Foot Injury :: Out Four Weeks

Filed under: La Liga News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Spanish La Liga, Soccer News

Neymar Red Bull

via FCBarcelona

Neymar Jr picked up an injury in the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid. The player sustained a contusion that caused an edema in the fourth metatarsal of his left foot.

The player will begin treatment and will be out of action for four weeks. If Neymar will be able to participate in the last match of the season, against Atlético Madrid, if recovers in the estimated time.

This is Neymar’s second injury this season. He sustained a tendon sprain in the 1/8 round of the Cup, against Getafe.

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US Soccer Community Welcomes Atlanta To Major League Soccer

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~~ I always find it incredible to see the ground swell of support amongst the fans of the game here in the United States…. Yes, this is absolutely a world game… But watching Major League Soccer grow from Day 1 to what it’s becoming right now is just INCREDIBLE.

I’ve put together a list of current / former players and media members showing their support of the #MLSAtlanta Expansion announcement from yesterday… Pretty cool group getting behind the social media push!


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