The wait is over and now we know where Jermaine Jones will be playing for the next year and a half. With the New England Revolution. There was a ton of Chicago talk that we all knew about, but Alexi Lalas just broke the news during halftime of the Seattle Sounders v. Portland Timbers game on ESPN2 that Foxboro is where it will be.
Side note, I’m excited for all the instagram action from the missus in the next couple of weeks!!
#NERevs fans, if you're not watching #PORvSEA on ESPN2, you NEED to tune-in for the halftime show.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s best athlete. He may even be the world’s fittest man. But is he satisfied? Not even close.
Mens Health magazine has Cristiano ROnaldo as their cover athlete for the September edition of their magazine and they argue that he is indeed “the fittest man alive.” From stamina to strength, speed to power, they break down what makes the football star great.
From being able to reach a top speed of about 21 miles per hour many times during the game, to a two footed vertical jump of about 33 inches, and even possessing the ability to process the game faster, MH tells us something that we already know: soccer players are just as bit the athlete as any athlete in any performance sport.
LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes chats with Time Warner Cable SportsNet reporter Kelli Tennant.
* Solid 11 or so minutes worth of video here. Sometimes you think that any video over 3 minutes isn’t worth the time (trust me, I watch A LOT of online video*) and once you get around the 5 minute mark you start to lose interest. But, the more and more videos are starting to stretch the limits, we are starting to see the interviewers getting more comfortable and in turn the people that they are interviewing get more comfortable. I like this longer form of interview.
To spice things up some, Kelli and Gyasi get a football out and kick it around a little bit. Zardes shows us a drill or two and gets Kelli up to speed. Kelli is wearing knee highs and shorts. Not that I needed to mention that, but this is happening later in the video. Really good interview.
Check out all of Kelli’s interviews over at LA Galaxy on youtube.
It is the most famous football boot of the summer — the Nike Magista worn on Mario Götze’s left foot that made history in the final in Brasil. It traveled with Mario from the Maracanã to Munich, and the Magista has now arrived in Berlin. *
Nike Berlin will showcase the history-making Nike Magista until the end of August before Mario Götze auctions the boots for a good cause.
Google maps baby.
* I’m a little bit throwed off by the placement? Right by the escalator though? Seems like that would bottleneck traffic in the store and just become a shit show.
This is a really good spot for Alexi. You get to see a little bit of that off the field personality from our guy Big Red. The cat is a cool customer. Interesting for me to look at this video, because we were literally talking to Alexi either minutes before this was shot, or minutes after this was shot.
The BP_TOW crew was at the stadium at the exact same time hanging out with some familiar faces during All-Star weekend and we were having a conversation in the bowels of the stadium about all of his travels in the last few months and what he’s been up to. I can attest, the Alexi you see is Alexi, good dude.
* Another thing. Love seeing current and former stars, current and former personalities, getting more and more shine with major brands. This is something that we try and talk about a lot here on TOW, and how we’ve all helped this soccer movement get a lot more mainstream over the last few years.
I think we’ve all had a chip on our shoulder for the a while because we never felt that our game was getting the respect that it deserved, but it feels a lot like the rest of America is seeing the light. The way to keep this momentum going, is that when we see our guys representing and doing big things, we need to support it.
We need to support the brands that support us. We need to go to games. We need to watch it on tv. We need to go see movies that are about soccer. Its only going to get bigger and its an awesome feeling to be on the front lines pushing it forward. Let’s make sure we continue to do that.
The Seattle Sounders will host a book drive for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program on August 30th vs Colorado Rapids.
If you are anything like me, I’m sure you have an sh**ton of book laying around your place getting dusty and doing you no good anymore. Well, I used to. Then I moved a few months back and ended up spending a few hours thumbing through some of the titles and thinking of something good I could do with them. At first, I thought about doing a sale. I thought about throwing them up on eBay, or one of those book sites, or selling them in bulk somewhere, but in all honesty, I ended up thinking that it would be too much trouble.
So, I was looking for a different solution. I happened to get on the internets and googled something about book drives and figured that it would be so much better to just give them away to someone who needed them. At the end of the day, I figured, what good is getting 3 to 4 dollar per book (AT MOST) when there are a lot more people who could use them. I ended up finding out that you can just walk in to any local library and bring them your used books and they will find a home for them. I even got a chance to talk to a lady there who reminded me of my grandmother and told me some crazy kid book stories that you wouldnt believe. It was awesome.
That whole story doesnt really apply to this, because Seattle is asking that you donate new kids books to their drive, but I started typing before the video was over. So, buy a couple of kids books for the drive – they aren’t expensive at all – but also go through some of your old books sitting on the shelves and donate them to a local shelter or library, you’ll feel good about it. Peace.
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