Russia keeper Igor Akinfeev hit and knocked unconscious by flare during Euro qualifier

Filed under: European Championship, Russia

Just unreal video in todays Russia v. Montenegro match as Russia’s goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit and knocked unconscious by flare during Euro qualifier at Montenegro. Igor was taken to the hospital and the game delayed a little more than a half and hour.

The crowd was told that the match would be abandoned if there was any more crowd drama and it turns out the police found and arrested the culprit not much later.

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Talkin’ Real – Previewing Real Salt Lake vs Toronto FC

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

Another show in the books as David James and I take a look at who’s missing this Sunday because of the International Window, while breaking down goals scored and conceeded during TFC’s first two games on the road…. And what RSL needs to do well when the whistle blows at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Who starts, who’s suspended and who fills in for the missing impact players.

You can catch Talkin’ Real every Thursday night at 10.35pm on #KMYU / #KUTV….

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Martin Skrtel Stamp On David De Gea – ‘I Don’t Feel Guilty’

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

Skrtel Stamp

~~  Hahaha… This might be one of the best explanations I’ve ever seen in the game….  This defense is like when you get caught in a lie and you just continue to lie to try and get yourself out of it.

via Guardian

Skrtel had argued the action of standing on De Gea’s right shin as he chased a through-ball in the final seconds of Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Anfield was unintentional but an independent panel disagreed with him.

The 30-year-old has continued to profess his innocence even after his ban was confirmed, meaning he misses Premier League matches against Arsenal and Newcastle, as well as an FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn.

“It feels strange because we appealed against those charges and still I was hit by a three-match ban,” he said. “I didn’t want to stamp on him. It was an accident and I didn’t do it on purpose. I don’t feel guilty. It was a long ball and he went towards me and I wanted to jump over him. Simple as that.”

The defender is unlikely to punished after he posted a picture of clowns on his Instagram account on Wednesday, which has been widely viewed as his comment on those who sat on the panel and decided the outcome of the hearing.

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MLS Announces Four Year TV Deal w/ Globosat In Brazil

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

MLS Globo

~~  Another television deal coming in hot on the backside of the CBA and following up on MLS’ previously announced TV deals with ESPN, Fox Sports, Univision, Sky Sports and EuroSport…. Wonder who’s next.

Keep an eye out on the final paragraph… MLS’ long term partnership with IMG,  their new global media rights agent is going to be a game changer behind the scenes….

via MLSSoccer.com

MLS is bound for Brazil.

Major League Soccer announced Friday that it has partnered with Brazilian broadcaster Globosat, Latin America’s biggest pay-TV operator, to televise league matches live in Brazil. A four-year deal has been agreed, marking the first time the Rio de Janeiro-based cable and satellite provider will have MLS broadcast rights.

The agreement will see Globosat televise at least two MLS regular-season matches per week, as well as the AT&T MLS All-Star Game, at least one Decision Day match, half of the MLS Cup Playoffs games and MLS Cup, in alternating years on Globosat networks SporTV 1, SporTV 2 and SporTV 3. In addition, Globosat will carry games, features and other content across its digital platforms.

This groundbreaking partnership amplifies MLS’ exposure across South America’s most populated country in conjunction with the current agreement with ESPN Brasil, a rights holder incorporated into ESPN’s MLS domestic agreement.

“This new agreement with Globosat is further illustration of the growing demand for Major League Soccer in the global media rights marketplace. With Flavio Augusto da Silva’s ownership of Orlando City SC and with over 15 Brazilian players in MLS, including Kaká, there is clearly an increased desire for MLS content in Brazil,” said Gary Stevenson, President and Managing Director, MLS Business Ventures in a statement.  “We are excited to be partnered with such a powerful brand in Globosat and are confident that together we will create even greater awareness for the sport, our clubs and our stars.”

MLS will also retain the rights to one game per week for free-to-air TV (FTA TV), allowing for unprecedented coverage in Brazil. With Orlando City SC captain and Brazilian legend Kaká and three-time MLS Cup champion Juninho of the LA Galaxy leading the already-established contingent of Brazilian players in the League, Globosat will be a consistent destination for MLS fans in Brazil to follow the fortunes of their acclaimed compatriots.

The deal was negotiated with MLS’ new global media rights agent, IMG, as part of a continued focus to bring MLS to more fans around the world.

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Cristiano Wraps Ricardo Quaresma’s Car in Foil – Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Silverware

Filed under: Cristiano Ronaldo, Culture & Lifestyle, Nike, Portugal

Dude.

Apparently the Portuguese national team are having tons of fun at each others expense during training because I don’t think Dunny or Beans would be too happy with me wrapping their rig in TIN FOIL!!!

Obviously this is a nice promotional situation for Cristiano’s new boot, which is sick by the way, and Ricardo took it all in good spirits.

I don’t have NIKEFOOTBALL on snapchat (added!) but I’m sure the video is outstanding.

Seriously @cristiano ?! My newly redesigned CR7 #Mercurial car on @nikefootball 's snapchat ????????

A photo posted by Ricardo Quaresma (@ricardoquaresmaoficial) on

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John Terry Re-ups with Chelsea FC

Filed under: Chelsea, John Terry

Upon signing the new deal, Jose Mourinho added, ‘This new contract is not to say “thank you very much”; it is because John continues to perform. He is a top defender. I am happy that he completely deserves this new contract after a season where he has already played 40 matches.’

….and Chelsea put their money behind that statement. Terry is reported to have signed a deal that is worth £150,000-a-week which is no small shakes.

John Terry joined with Chelsea in 1995 and his 661 appearances for the club, right now, is the the third highest for the Blues behind Ron Harris at 795 and Peter Bonetti, at 729.

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Watch :: San Jose Earthquakes AVAYA Stadium Time-Lapse

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, San Jose Earthquakes, Stadiums

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“Time-Lapse Courtesy of EarthCam” at www.earthcam.net

Relive the excitement of San Jose’s opening day! EarthCam teamed up with the San Jose Earthquakes to document nearly two years of construction at Avaya Stadium. Watch the progress and participate in opening day festivities with this time-lapse!

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Video :: “Close Your Eyes (And Count To F**k)” Run The Jewels ft. Zack de la Rocha

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Music, Videos

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This.

Run the Jewels 2 on iTunes

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