Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Inter Milan, Photography, Real Madrid

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California Memorial Stadium
Berkeley, CA
July 2014

~beans

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Daniel Sturridge v Jordon Ibe In Liverpool FC Hip Hop Quiz

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Liverpool, Music, Videos

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So apparently Daniel Sturridge and Jordon Ibe are hip hop heads. Each no doubt claiming that they know more about hip hop than each other. That’s how these things work. Whenever a claim is made that someone knows more about something than someone else, there should be some sort of test involved to find out who in fact, does know more.

So that is what is going on here with Daniel Sturridge and Jordon Ibe. Both self proclaimed as very knowledgeable about hip hop, so they end up squaring off in a hip hop quiz. Oh, and there may be some Drake renditions in here.

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Atletico Madrid Confirms Signing On Antoine Griezmann – Six Year Deal

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

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~~  Solid pick up and long term deal finalized….

via ClubAtleticoMadrid

Antoine Griezmann (Macon, France, 1991) passed the medical examination yesterday and this afternoon signed a contract, in the Vicente Calderón, for six seasons with our Club.

The 23-year-old French international, came to Real Sociedad at the age of 13 and has gone through all its training categories up to the first team. Griezmann has demonstrated his versatility by playing as a forward, a midfielder, and even as a fullback. Last season, he scored 20 goals in 50 games with the Basque team.

Last February, he made his debut with the French National Team and this summer he’s played the Brazil World Cup with them.

José Luis Pérez Caminero was “very happy to settle the agreement for his arrival. Antoine was a priority for us and fortunately, we’ve made it happen. He’s one of our League’s most important players as demonstrated in Real Sociedad. He easily manages both on the sidelines and the midfield thanks to his speed, he scores, has a great shot and does great assists. His arrival is great news for our Club“.

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Ross Barkley Re-Ups On New Four Year Deal With Everton

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

~~  Reports trickling in that Barkley is making £65,000-a-week through 2018…..  Not bad for only being 20 years old.

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Liverpool Confirms Signing Of Divock Origi

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

~~  Interesting that this announcement comes just two days after the transfer breakdown of Loic Remy…..

Added on July 29th, 2014 by

Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Photography, Pickup Soccer, Soccer in America

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Los Angeles, CA
July 2014

~beans

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168 Hours With The BP_TOW Crew

Filed under: Bumpy Pitch, Clint Dempsey, Cristiano Ronaldo, Culture & Lifestyle, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Seattle Sounders, Tottenham, Wayne Rooney

There is a lot of soccer going on in the United States right now. There are MLS games. There are MLS v European games. There are Euro v Euro games. So much going on across this great country, and we have been pretty lucky to have been at a number of these games over the past week. Here’s a look back at our week that was.

Things kicked off in Seattle. Was this the first of the international games going on this summer in the States? If not the first, definitely one of them. In addition to the game, and Clint Dempsey playing against his old team, Deuce was unveiled as the FIFA cover athlete for North America.

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The day before the game EA SPORTS helped a Fan Fest for a select group of lucky fans who got to test out the Beta version of FIFA 15, meet some players from Tottenham and Seattle, battle said players in FIFA 15 and generally enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.

Brad Evans and Ledley King battled each other in FIFA 15.

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Dunny was out in Kansas City for the Sporting KC v Manchester City match. Besides just calling the game, he stopped by Oklahoma Joe’s and got a Kansas City special – The Z Man.

While Dunny was out in KC dealing with Manchester City, their crosstown rivals were in LA, so we headed out to the Rose Bowl with a couple homies to take in the LA Galaxy v Manchester United match. We all know the result was terrible for the Galaxy. But the atmosphere…

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There are some ridiculous venues across this country. But a packed Rose Bowl on a warm summer night, it doesn’t get much better than this. LA stand up!

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Dunny heads home to Salt Lake and has the kids in the booth. Take your kids to work night was a huge success. These dudes got next…

Let’s not forget that stop off in Chicago… #TeamNoBackFat took the night off here.

Flying in to San Francisco for the Real Madrid v Inter Milan game in Berkeley. We talk a lot about the journey we have taken. The road and path that we have chosen. This reminded me of that. It’s cliche, but the journey is the best part. We’ll all get where we are going eventually, but the road to get there is what makes it all worth it.

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Next thing you know, Dunny and I are at the same game in Berkely. Real Madrid v Inter Milan. Not a bad place to end up. Here’s his view.

Here was mine.

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Sometimes the word sellout is a very good thing. Shouts to the good folks of the Bay area for coming through and representing.

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Legend status.

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I remember a conversation I had with a girl who had just went all in on a hair cut, went super short and changed her whole steeze. She said she had just gone through a bad breakup, and for lack of a better word, she needed a re-brand. She needed a change. She had to shake the bad vibes and memories from the situation she just got out of. I feel like this is what Pepe was thinking with shaving the dome clean. He needed to shake the World Cup. Start fresh. I’m not mad at that.

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The last week was a solid 168 hours. We have a legit 168 ahead of us with MLS Cup and some festivities on the horizon. Hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot of you in Portland. And if you are in Portland, keep August 6th, post All Star Game, free. We got something special for you all. Just saying…

Run with us. Link up with us on the road. Have a drink with us on our travels. Find us each here:

dunny

ISPS

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Soccer In America – The Cotton Bowl

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

Taking it back to the old school of @mls…. Surface still as good as I remember it and still hot as ish down on the field…. And the image of Dante Washington coming on as a sub in the 75th minutes with a huge smile on his face gave me nightmares for years….

~~ TheOriginalWinger on Instagram

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