Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey

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

Started and finished the book on my flight from SLC to LAX… Had me in tears. INCREDIBLY POWERFUL words my man. Proud to call you a friend.  RobbieRogers on Instagram

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Added on December 21st, 2014 by

Premier League Saturday Recap and Highlights : 12 · 20 · 14

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

Manchester City 3 – 0 Crystal Palace : David Silva struck twice as Manchester City made light of their absence of strikers to brush troubled Crystal Palace aside 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Team Match Reports : (City) (Palace)

Aston Villa 1 – 1 Manchester United : Falcao clinched a 1-1 draw for Manchester United as 10-man Aston Villa ended their winning run.

Team Match Reports : (Aston Villa) (United)

Hull City 0 – 1 Swansea City : Ki Sung-yueng was the unwitting match-winner as Swansea returned to winning ways at the expense of a Hull side who look set for a long, hard relegation battle.

Team Match Reports : (Hull) (Swansea)

Queens Park Rangers 3 – 2 West Bromwich Albion : Charlie Austin returned from suspension to steal the show with a hat-trick as QPR recovered from two goals down at home to West Brom to win 3-2 and move out of the Premier League bottom three.

Team Match Reports : (QPR) (West Brom)

Southampton 3 – 0 Everton : Southampton brought their worst losing streak of the 21st century to a comprehensive end as they impressively dispatched of Everton.

Team Match Reports : (Southampton) (Everton)

Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 1 Burnley : Erik Lamela broke his 25-game Barclays Premier League goal drought to seal Tottenham’s 2-1 victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane.

Team Match Reports : (Tottenham) (Burnley)

West Ham United 2 – 0 Leichester City : Andy Carroll was on target as West Ham’s fourth win in five games ensured Leicester would be bottom of the Barclays Premier League at Christmas.

Team Match Reports : (West Ham) (Leichester)

[H / t NBC Sports video team & ESPNFC]

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Kazuyoshi Miura re-ups with Yokohama FC …. He’s 47 Years Old!

Filed under: Japan

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The former Japan international Kazuyoshi Miura has agreed to extend his contract for another season at the second division side Yokohama FC, with his new deal taking the former Genoa striker beyond his 48th birthday.

Yokohama F.C. (??FC) are a J. League Division 2, Japanese football club based in the city of Yokohama. Kazuyoshi aka Kazu, has played for the Japanese national team and was the first Japanese recipient of the Asian Player of the Year award back in 1993.

His rise to fame in Japan coincided with the launch of the J. League, also in 1993, was arguably Japan’s first superstar in football.

He played his last national team match in 2000 and finished with the second-most career goals in Japanese national team history with 55 goals in 89 matches.

He’s currently the oldest footballer in Japan’s professional leagues, and the world, at age 47.

[H/t to The Guardian]

Added on December 20th, 2014 by

#Instapurge 2014 was a bloodbath

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, TOW Social Soccer

You may have noticed by now by either reading it somewhere or noticing it when you were thumbing through the gram over the last day or so that you follower count has changed. Earlier this week IG notified us that they were changing course a little bit and tightening up their users by getting rid of spam bots and starting to verify users.

I dug it and actually think its great because there is nothing worse than getting that, “Oh! Oh, word?!” babe follow and then thumbing through and seeing that she has only one follower and mad posts about getting your follow count up. Thats disappointing, but I digress.

The crazy thing when I first saw it go down was that I thought to myself that if I had the time, I’d look on some of these instagram model pages and see what their follower count went to after the purge, but then realized that one, I dont have the time. two, I wouldnt know what their previous count was so it would be a waste of time. and three, I really, actually, didn’t care that much.

But, alas, there was someone thinking like me that cared about the Top 100 and their follower count. Apparently, some big names took some pretty big haircuts.

My guy M A $ E, took it the worst. So bad, that dude had to get off of ig. He went from over 1.6m to a couple thousand. Dammit man.

Our soccer guys in the top 100 took some lumps too, but nothing that bad, Neymar lost about 300k, but he is still close to 13m followers. Cristiano dropped about 300k followers but is still close to 10m. Leo lost about 200k and is still around 8.3m. James (hah-mis) barely lost 50k and is making a strong push in his count with close to 6m. David Luiz lost about 100k to settle around 5.5m.Real Madrid is in there, Barcelona is in there….

Major takeaway from all this is that the biggest soccer stars are killing the game by the way. Check out the full list at the link below.

INSTAPURGE Data collected by @zachallia · z@64px.com

* Side note, I used Instapurge as a reason to unfollow a whoooooole bunch of folks! #winwin

Added on December 19th, 2014 by

Trailer Alert :: “GET HARD” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Movies, Trailers

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A businessman hires a tough guy so he can learn how to survive his upcoming prison sentence.

GET HARD stars Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Edwina Findley, and Craig T. Nelson

* True story, I was at the movie theatre this past weekend and I was watching TOP FIVE, Kevin Hart has a part in that movie… during the trailer part before the movie started, there were three movie previews that starred Kevin Hart. Dude is working his ass off, but this movie looks hilarious.

I was waiting for it to post on the internets so that I could post it on TOW. Can’t wait to see this, so much potential!

* At the movie theatre, I didn’t notice that Alison Brie was the shorty on the bed. Now I GOTS to see this.

get hard movie

Added on December 19th, 2014 by

Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey

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

Office space. #soccer #futbol

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Office Space.

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Alexi Lalas Joins The Colbert Report’s Final Goodbye – ‘We’ll Meet Again’

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Videos

Alexi Colbert

~~  Pretty much a who’s who in terms of cameos…. But shouts to our guy Alexi Lalas for representing!!

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Joe Hart Re-Ups With Manchester City Through 2019

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

~~  All the talk coming into the 2014/15 season was about Joe Hart’s role underneath Manuel Pellegrini after Wily Caballero was brought in during the summer transfer window….

Looks like Hart was finally won Pellegrini over.

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