~~ Take some time out of your day and watch this….. There’s always a backstory that very few know about players in this league. They all have an INCREDIBLE journey that usually hasn’t been told. And to hear where Cubo Torres came from, what he’s doing in Major League Soccer and how his commitment and play in this league has led to being called up by El Piojo and El Tri…… Great stuff.
By the way :: Tip of the hat to Piojo and the Mexico National Team for allowing this kind of access… Inside Mexico’s locker room with video during their game team talk? On the bus and inside their meetings and meals? Check. Great look behind the curtain….
According to wiki, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, was born on either October 21 or 23, 1940 … his twitter is retweeting all of the birthday wishes today, so we’re going to go with today. Doesn’t matter. Its Pelé. God flow. No need for a reason to put up highlights, but its his bday so we’ll throw up this highlight video as the one.
But beyond that, do yourself a favor (even though we’ve all done it before) and go to youtube and just type in “Pelé highlights”. Then sit back and watch. You will be transfixed. God flow. Its just disgusting how good this man is.
* By the way, I loved this content series during the World Cup this summer… It was really slept on, but we were given access to Pelé. For the entire summer, he was shooting youtube videos, posting on twitter, posting on instagram and doing some really fun stuff. This was one of my favorite videos:
So many story lines for Saturdays El Clásico, but this one, is the most important. Luis Suarez will be playing… will he be playing with Messi and with Neymar all at the same time? I’m so curious.
* The big question is how I’m going to watch this game at 9a pst when the Sounders v. Galaxy game kicks off at 11.30a pst. We’ll be at CenturyLink well before kick-off, but I don’t want to miss ANY of this game. I’ll have to make sure the mophie is charged up!
It takes ONIONS to pull this out in a UEFA Europa League game.
Random side note… I’m one of those curious guys and I wonder where things come from – example, RABONA. Forgive me if you know all this already, but I’m relatively new to soccer so I need to find out. – ISPS
So, when I looked it up, it actually has a great backstory. My first assumption was that it was named after someone who’d done it way back in the 20′s or something, but, that would be incorrect (according to Wiki):
The first reported rabona was performed by Ricardo Infante in a game between Argentinian teams Estudiantes de la Plata and Rosario Central in 1948. The football magazine El Grafico then set up a front cover showing Infante (in Spanish “infant”) dressed as a pupil with the caption “Infante played hooky” (‘rabona’ in Spanish means to play hooky or to skip school). Since then the play has been called a rabona.
Hmph, I NEVER would have guess anything close to that…
As the official airline of Middle-earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Starring Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson; we’re thrilled to unveil The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.
~~ Good stuff from Air New Zealand…… Back over to you Delta.
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
~~ This has a familiar feel to it, doesn’t it? Cruz Azul ONCE AGAIN electing to throw haymakers after the final whistle, with the same thing happening last year in their knockout round match up with Tijuana…..
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