Real Madrid Sack Carlo Ancelotti

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

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Real Madrid club president, Florentino Pérez, to confirm that Real Madrid have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti after two seasons in charge of the club.

After winning Champions League, Copa del Rey, Uefa Super Cup and the Fifa Club World Cup in his first season, his results this season did not match …. hard to believe that a guy can do such an incredible job one year and then find himself looking for work the next, but this is the world that we all live in.

But, he won’t be looking for work for long if he wants it.

Club president Pérez also let everyone know that they are looking to make an appointment in the next week or so aka we already have our guy but we want to give it a couple of days.

Carlo took to twitter to confirm as well and exit with class.

Added on May 25th, 2015 by

Andi Herzog Names US U-23 Roster For Toulon Tournament

Filed under: Soccer News

~~  I was fortunate enough to play in the Toulon Tournament back in 1997 with the US U-20′s… Stayed on an island, ferrying back and forth to the mainland every day for training, games and sightseeing…. An incredible experience and a great opportunity now for Andi Herzog to put together the spine of his team and his philosopy ahead of qualifying in the United States this fall….

GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.), Charlie Horton (Cardiff City; Cleveland, Ohio), Tyler Miller (Zweibrücken; Woodbury, N.J.)

DEFENDERS (7): Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Real Salt Lake; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), William Packwood (Unattached; Concord, Mass.), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United; Catonsville, Md.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Sam Strong (Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (4): Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Daniel Metzger (Unattached; Holmdel, N.J.), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool; Sunnyvale, Calif.)

FORWARDS (5): Julian Green (Bayern Munich; Tampa, Fla.); Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Tex.), Jerome Kiesewetter (Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Alfred Koroma Shams (Southlake Carol, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.).

Check out the Official Touloun Tournament Site / Schedule

Added on May 25th, 2015 by

adidas Releases X and ACE Boots :: Discontinues Predators and Others

Filed under: Adidas, Soccer News, Uncategorized

~~  Been hearing about this for the past couple of weeks….  Can you imagine being in the room when someone threw this idea on the table?  Really interested in the public take on the idea of discontinuing F50 / Preds / Nitrocharge among others and what the feel is for the new designs / color ways on these two.

Today, there are only two types of players – those that cause chaos and those that control everything. The best managers, players and minds have spoken – soccer has changed. For the first time, these two distinct types of player will have their own cleats. Today, adidas introduces X and ACE. The old adidas silos F50, Predator, 11pro and Nitrocharge have been discontinued. Some players are born to control. They are the ones that pull the strings and set the pace. Every great team needs the players that keep it on track. That bring the coaches plans into action. They bring order to a chaotic game. Players like Mesut Özil, James Rodríguez, Oscar, Manuel Neuer and Ivan Rakitis are the glue of some of the world’s best teams. For these players, adidas has designed ACE15.

ACE15 is built to control. The revolutionary CONTROL WEB gives ultimate ball control, thanks to an engineered 3D material. A 3-layer compound combines with grippy EVA for an unbeatable touch. A ground breaking new stud configuration puts more studs on the ball during foot-over moves to allow for complete ball control. The unique NSG (non-stop grip) skin uses 3D dots for perfect control in all conditions. The players that run the show now have the cleats to dominate.

Some players can never be controlled. They are the spark that ignites a game. They defy rules and structure. The moment of genius that gets the crowd off their seat – that’s their speciality. There is no defense and no tactic that can control them. These players are specialists in chaos. Thomas Müller, Gareth Bale, Luis Suárez, Karim Benzema and Álvaro Morata, these players strike without a moment’s notice. For them, adidas has created X15.

X15 is the ultimate weapon for the game’s most dangerous players. The TECHFIT COLLAR offers a compression fit around the ankle for superior support and fit. The X-CLAW base is built to give complete traction with a lightweight feel. The innovative X-CAGE is built for the most dynamic and agile players in the world. A fragmented and lightweight design gives ultimate support during the most agile movements. The X-SKIN is made up of a complex three layered system that delivers comfort, protection and performance in any conditions. A game changing product for game changing players.

Some of the world’s best players will wear ACE15 and X15 for the first time at the UEFA Champions League Final in Berlin on Sat., June 6, with the cleats available to purchase starting July 1.

Added on May 25th, 2015 by

Falcao Says Goodbye To Manchester United Fans

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

~~  Falcao confirming what we all knew… But IF he didn’t have that HUGE price tag connected to his permanent transfer, I think Falcao would stay at Manchester United.

But I can promise you, wherever the Colombian International ends up next season, he’ll be fitter / stronger / sharper coming off that ACL tear just over a year ago.

Added on May 25th, 2015 by

Video :: Players carry Didier Drogba off of the pitch in his last game for Chelsea

Filed under: Chelsea, Didier Drogba, Legends

Bittersweet day here for me guys.

I’ve said it a million times, and I’ll keep saying it forever: Didier isn’t why I started watching the game, but he’s absolutely the reason why I stuck around and he’s without a doubt the reason I chose to support Chelsea.

This is my guy.

He’s always played with class, he’s always given everything he has, he’s always played the game with a joy and a passion that you love to see in athletes.

And, he’s a winner.

He’s a great player on the pitch and an even better dude off of it.

As a grown man, I can’t say that I am a fanboy of too many guys because most of them aren’t worthy, but Didier Drogba is different. I’m going to miss the ole chap in Chelsea Blue, but for some reason I have that feeling that I will be seeing a lot of him in the good ole U S of A… #justahunch

For now, let’s let him soak this all up.

This was a great moment by the way. José taking the crown off of the BPL trophy and placing on DD.

Added on May 24th, 2015 by

Breaking :: James Scores free kick goal : Ronaldo Celebrates Someone Else’s Success

Filed under: Cristiano Ronaldo, Highlights, Real Madrid

Now it's James Rodriguez Oficial with a glorious free kick. 5-3 @realmadrid. #beINLaLiga

Posted by beIN SPORTS USA on Saturday, May 23, 2015

Let me start this off by stating unequivocally that I am a Cristiano Ronaldo supporter. He’s my guy. And after Chelsea, Real Madrid are my team in Europe. And, out of the adult male football fans that I know, I’m the only one who rides for Cristiano when it comes to the CR7 v. King Lio debate. HE’s MY GUY! but, that doesn’t change the fact that sometimes, ok all the time, he doesn’t seem particularly happy when someone else scores a goal.

Well, today my friends, it was different.

Now, maybe its because its the last game of the season…. and he’d already scored 3 goals today….. and that’s a new personal best for him….. and he was about to be taken off…. and the free kick would have been on his left foot and not even his free kick side of the pitch…. BUT, after the goal went in, he was the first person to congratulate James (it’s pronounced hommus, but I still pronounce it James!) and I even think I saw him crack a big smile.

That’s progress my friends.

Obviously, I’m kidding guys, but this is a little bit of inside baseball with the headline – It’s become something of a running theme with the crew that it wouldn’t kill the guy to be overly excited when someone else moves the net.

Added on May 23rd, 2015 by

Watch :: Napoli’s Miguel Britos INSANE HEADBUTT on Juventus’ Alvaro Morata

Filed under: Highlights, Italy, Red Cards

Straight red….. coming out of Alvaro’s snotlocker. Straight red and send off for Britos.

That was a headbutt delivered with bad intentions… that wasn’t some fake soccer beef stuff…. I have to believe that there is more to this than we know and I can’t wait until the post game words come out.

This is on some “What did you say about my lady!” ish….

I didn’t watch the game, just caught the vine from the twitternet, but I’m so curious as to if there was a lot of tussle and situations before this happened.

Morata did foul him just before the headbutt, but there’s more to it, has to be more to it.

Different angle. Craaaaazy.

He wont be playing against Lazio next week… he might not be playing for a while actually.

Shouts out to our guy Gangbangunicorn for the tweet heads up.

Added on May 23rd, 2015 by

LA Galaxy visit, tour and team build with HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES in DTLA

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Food, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles, Social Issues

As part of LA Galaxy’s 20 for Twenty initiative, players and staff participate in a tamalada and tour the facilities of Homeboy Industries in Downtown LA.

Homeboy Industries is a youth program founded in 1992 by Father Greg Boyle, S.J. intended to assist high-risk youth, former gang members and the recently incarcerated with a variety of free programs.

They have mental health counseling, legal services, tattoo removal, curriculum and education classes, work-readiness training, and employment services. The most distinctive feature of Homeboy Industries are their social enterprises and small businesses, the most popular being the Homeboy Bakery, Homegirl Café which are located right smack dab in downtown LA and about a 5 minute drive from our office.

They also have a catering company, merch, and a silkscreen & embroidery business all to give hard-to-place individuals an opportunity for employment in transitional jobs in a safe, supportive environment where they can learn job skills.

HI has a program that they call “Teambuilding Tamalada” that anyone can take where you make tamales from scratch with Homeboy Industries own homegirls of Homegirl Catering, which the Galaxy players participated in and were toured around the facility.

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* You can do the teambuilding too by the way. Just call them and schedule your team.

The Galaxy are having a Homeboy Industry themed Homeboy Night on Wednesday the 27th when they play Real Salt Lake… The Homeboy Food Truck will be onsite and there are signups for a chance to win a new car or $10k in cash.

If you are around, you should try and make the night. I can speak first hand to how good the food is from Homeboy, and the dudes that are working there and helping out are legit trying to better themselves and go over and above to give you a great experience. Stop by there and support if you are in the area too. This is one of the incredible things that is going on in Los Angeles.

Added on May 23rd, 2015 by
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