— Rob Stone (@RobStoneONFOX) March 7, 2014
A good look at the Yellow / Light Blue / Gum Sole color way drop in the adidas Originals Hamburg, spotted and available over at CaliRoots.
~~ I get it… These right here aren’t for everyone… But hot damn. These are so fresh and yet so simple.
~~ This hotel / training facility that the USWNT are staying at… Dayum!
After drawing with Japan 1-1 to open the 2014 Algarve Cup, the U.S. WNT faces a stern test against Sweden in its second Group B match needing a win to keep its championship game aspirations alive. U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni talks about the value of playing a game that matters in a tournament format, while forward Christen Press, and defenders Meghan Klingenberg and Ali Krieger, all of whom have experience in the Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s First Division, give some insight into the talents of the opponents.
~~ It’s been incredible to see Real Salt Lake develop both on and off the field since joining the club back in the very early days of 2005… There wasn’t a person in the world that thought we’d see something like this after training on an artificial surface every single day inside a college football stadium.
Real Salt Lake players check out their newly renovated lounge for the first time, Nick Rimando plays Abdoulie Mansally in ping pong and Kyle Beckerman christens the foosball table with Aaron Maund.
The U.S. Men’s National Team will play three Send-Off Series matches in San Francisco, New York and Jacksonville, Fla., as part of its final preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The U.S. will face Azerbaijan, Turkey and Nigeria in the Send-Off Series, providing the U.S. MNT with the opportunity to play three matches in 12 days – a similar timeline the team will encounter during the group stage of the World Cup.
The U.S. begins the Send-Off Series against Azerbaijan at 7 p.m. PT on May 27 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif., and will then travel to the East Coast for the next two matches. In the second match, the U.S. faces Turkey on June 1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., kicking off at 2 p.m. ET. The U.S. concludes the series on June 7 at 6 p.m. ET against Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
All three matches will be broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2, WatchESPN and UniMas. Fans can also listen on ESPN Deportes Radio or follow on Twitter @ussoccer.
Ticket information for all three matches will be provided at a later date. To receive updated ticketing information, join the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club at any level. Members at the Star Club and above will have access to priority ticketing benefits.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the schedule we have put together for the Send-Off Series,” said U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “We have some fantastic opponents that will help us get prepared for the teams we will meet in the World Cup, and also the opportunity to experience different climates and conditions in the venues. There has been amazing support from our fans these last years on our path to Brazil, and we know there will be awesome atmospheres in each of the stadiums. It’s the perfect way to start our journey.”
Check out the Teams & Dates after the Jump……..
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, has partnered with Yahoo as our Global Football Ambassador for 2014.
In the role of Global Ambassador, he will share his insights over the next year on all things soccer but most importantly, I’m sure, exclusive analysis for Yahoo’s worldwide football coverage including the FIFA World Cup 2014.
They have started a tumblr page, mourinhoforyahoo.tumblr.com, that you should go ahead and just bookmark now, and shared some exclusive video of the coach and his thoughts on the upcoming WC, how he thinks the US will fare and his admiration of both Bob Bradley and Jurgen Klinsmann.
He likes the U.S.’ chances….
BTW * Nice timepiece * There will be more on this later today…