Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Photography, Pickup Soccer, Soccer in America

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Los Angeles, CA
July 2014

~beans

To submit your photos to be included in this series, email them to dunny at bumpypitch dot com.

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168 Hours With The BP_TOW Crew

Filed under: Bumpy Pitch, Clint Dempsey, Cristiano Ronaldo, Culture & Lifestyle, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Seattle Sounders, Tottenham, Wayne Rooney

There is a lot of soccer going on in the United States right now. There are MLS games. There are MLS v European games. There are Euro v Euro games. So much going on across this great country, and we have been pretty lucky to have been at a number of these games over the past week. Here’s a look back at our week that was.

Things kicked off in Seattle. Was this the first of the international games going on this summer in the States? If not the first, definitely one of them. In addition to the game, and Clint Dempsey playing against his old team, Deuce was unveiled as the FIFA cover athlete for North America.

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The day before the game EA SPORTS helped a Fan Fest for a select group of lucky fans who got to test out the Beta version of FIFA 15, meet some players from Tottenham and Seattle, battle said players in FIFA 15 and generally enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.

Brad Evans and Ledley King battled each other in FIFA 15.

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Dunny was out in Kansas City for the Sporting KC v Manchester City match. Besides just calling the game, he stopped by Oklahoma Joe’s and got a Kansas City special – The Z Man.

While Dunny was out in KC dealing with Manchester City, their crosstown rivals were in LA, so we headed out to the Rose Bowl with a couple homies to take in the LA Galaxy v Manchester United match. We all know the result was terrible for the Galaxy. But the atmosphere…

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There are some ridiculous venues across this country. But a packed Rose Bowl on a warm summer night, it doesn’t get much better than this. LA stand up!

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Dunny heads home to Salt Lake and has the kids in the booth. Take your kids to work night was a huge success. These dudes got next…

Let’s not forget that stop off in Chicago… #TeamNoBackFat took the night off here.

Flying in to San Francisco for the Real Madrid v Inter Milan game in Berkeley. We talk a lot about the journey we have taken. The road and path that we have chosen. This reminded me of that. It’s cliche, but the journey is the best part. We’ll all get where we are going eventually, but the road to get there is what makes it all worth it.

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Next thing you know, Dunny and I are at the same game in Berkely. Real Madrid v Inter Milan. Not a bad place to end up. Here’s his view.

Here was mine.

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Sometimes the word sellout is a very good thing. Shouts to the good folks of the Bay area for coming through and representing.

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Legend status.

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I remember a conversation I had with a girl who had just went all in on a hair cut, went super short and changed her whole steeze. She said she had just gone through a bad breakup, and for lack of a better word, she needed a re-brand. She needed a change. She had to shake the bad vibes and memories from the situation she just got out of. I feel like this is what Pepe was thinking with shaving the dome clean. He needed to shake the World Cup. Start fresh. I’m not mad at that.

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The last week was a solid 168 hours. We have a legit 168 ahead of us with MLS Cup and some festivities on the horizon. Hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot of you in Portland. And if you are in Portland, keep August 6th, post All Star Game, free. We got something special for you all. Just saying…

Run with us. Link up with us on the road. Have a drink with us on our travels. Find us each here:

dunny

ISPS

beans

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Soccer In America – The Cotton Bowl

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

Taking it back to the old school of @mls…. Surface still as good as I remember it and still hot as ish down on the field…. And the image of Dante Washington coming on as a sub in the 75th minutes with a huge smile on his face gave me nightmares for years….

~~ TheOriginalWinger on Instagram

To be included in the Soccer In America photo series, e-mail your photos to dunny@bumpypitch.com and include your Twitter / Instagram

Added on July 28th, 2014 by

Trailer :: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Videos

Trailer - Hunger Game Mockingjay

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.

Release :: November 21, 2104

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Comic Con 2014 – The Simpsons / Family Guy Crossover Trailer

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Videos

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~~ Had me for the first minute or so…..

For 25 seasons, The Simpsons have only ever participated in one official crossover episode (with The Critic.) But this fall, they’ll meet up for the first (canonical) time with Family Guy’s Griffins for their season premiere. The first sizzle-reel trailer for the episode debuted this afternoon at SDCC, and now Entertainment Weekly has debuted the footage as an online exclusive.

In the special hour-long episode, The Griffins become sidetracked and find themselves in Springfield, where they make fast friends with The Simpsons based on their obvious similarities. But said similarities threaten to tear Peter and Homer apart when an argument over accusations that Peter’s beloved Pawtuckett Patriot beer is nothing but a lesser knock-off of Homer’s equally-beloved Duff (Peter: “It may have been ‘inspired by’ Duff, but I’d like to think it goes in a different direction.” – GET IT???) escalates into a citywide brawl. Also glimpsed in the footage: Bart and Stewie have… “different” interpretations of a prank phone-call, and Peter teaches Homer how to do a cutaway gag.

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Two Fans Invade Field – Takes Selfie With Mario Balotelli

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Mario Balotelli, Soccer News, Videos

~~  Social Media is taking over the ‘Pitch Invaders’ game….. At least #Swagotelli was a good sport about it….

(Insert another comment here about how much play Mario Balotelli would get in the US Press IF he suited up for NYCFC…  Imagine the Mohawk, Baby Fist Diamond Earings and Fanny in the passenger seat of a convertible Lambo on the FDR…..)

Just in case you were wondering about IF these guys got arrested….

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Take My Money Alert :: “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” Comic Con Trailer

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Movies, Trailers

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Tom Hardy stars in the role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Scheduled for release on May 15, 2015 MMFR is an apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.

Its got Bane, Charlize, RHW and Zoë Kravitz. I’m. In.

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* Some movies should not be remade. Some movies should absolutely be remade. Some, you just don’t know until you see the trailer and you know that the studio behind it has put some real money into production. Since no one has any original movie ideas for huge flicks, I’m verrrry ok with this. It looks like they backed up the Brinks truck to film this. Gonna be awesome on a huge screen. Can’t wait.

Added on July 27th, 2014 by

Soccer In America – Real Madrid vs Inter Milan

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer in America

#ViewFromTheBooth :: #MemorialStadium filling up quick for @realmadrid vs @intermilan

~~ TheOriginalWinger on Instagram

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