FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges weighs in on the subject of the most influential coach in his career and he goes with his youth club coach. Matt gives more insight into the important roles that coaches play in helping us to develop as human beings. Work hard. Be responsible. Things that we continue to hear from players about things they learned from their coaches.
QPR midfielder Joey Barton leads support to help tackle one of the toughest challenges in sport: homophobia in football.
“It’s important that we break down barriers, certainly as the predominant sport in this country. Football can make a lot of people’s lives better and this is a very simple way of us as an industry showing that we care.” – Joey Barton
Rainbow colored boot laces have been dispatched to every single professional player in the UK, including youth and women’s teams, alongside deliveries to all MPs and leading political figures.
Show your support by lacing up over the 13th/14th September #RainbowLaces.
For more information on what you can do to help, or to find out more about what Stonewall does in the community, head over here to the Stonewall official website.
~~ Damn…. Another reminder that this is James Gandolfini’s last film…. But at least it looks like it’s got some serious potential alongside Tom Hardy.
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.
I love a good sports rivalry. And tonight one of MLS’ best is taking place – DC United v NY Red Bulls. I also happen to have a thing for customized soccer boots, and we will be seeing those on the field tonight as well.
A few players from both teams will be sporting customized adidas boots in tonight’s match including Perry Kitchen and Bill Hamid from DC United and Dax McCarty and Jamison Olave from NY. These limited edition boots were customized via mi adidas and they look pretty rad. I’m always down for limited edition and custom boots.
The top picture are the boots that will be worn by the DC United players, and below are the boots that will be worn by NY Red Bulls players.
In their continued efforts to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment, MLS WORKS has created “Soccer Kicks Cancer” – a League-wide initiative focused on providing strength and hope in the fight against cancers affecting men, women and children.
MLS and MLS Works has initiatives in Childhood Cancer Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness and Men’s Health Awareness that you can find more information about at the links below.
LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez shows off his cooking skills with one of the top chefs in LA!
The chef referred to, is none other than Chef Ludo Lefebvre, one of my absolute favorite chefs here in Los Angeles. I first got hip to Ludo on Iron Chef America and some appearances later on Top Chef Masters, but really got hip to him when I started my foodie phase in the mid to late 2000′s.*
Chef Ludo is heavy in LA. What he does, are these pop-up restaurants, for a few months at a time (ticketed reservation only by the way) and then he moves on to a new spot / the next restaurant. Its genius. And it keeps the people coming back. The spot where they filmed this, is Trois Mec, look it up.
* I don’t do the foodie thing anymore… I’m almost an anti-foodie. Not necessarily because of Chefs like Ludo, because when you go to a restaurant of his, or some of the other high flying chefs in LA (and there are a LOT of them) it makes sense, the food is worth it. My problem is with all of the hacks. And all of the wannabe top chefs in LA. And all of the restaurants that overcharge for things just because they put truffle oil on something or because they want to use nitro for some molecular gastronomy technique when its totally not needed.
This is kind of a sore spot for me, and this is totally a first world problem, but theres a certain point where this stuff just gets ridiculous.
Every Fall, thousands of high school athletes return to the sport they love. Before they take the field, they’ll have to survive the hardest week in all of sport. Follow La Cueva HS in the scorching heat of Albuquerque New Mexico as they endure a week of hardcore training in preparation to win back their title as state soccer champs. – DSG
* This video series and this video are awesome. Can’t believe that I missed posting this when it came out. I know that I’m not the end all be all on dynasties and especially high school soccer team dynasties but I’d never heard of this squad. Incredible preparation, incredible athletes and incredible coaching all the way around.
Its crazy how just watching this video, and all of the videos in the HELL WEEK series, bring back that feeling like I’m 14 years old again trying to make varsity. I remember running stadiums and cursing my coach out in my head and catching an ill leg cramp in the middle of the night and all that jazz like it was yesterday.
Its crazy to think of how much we dreaded those times, but absolutely loved the results and the glory that came with it. Its also crazy, and I even remember having these thoughts at the time, it felt like absolute hell and it felt like you were literally going to die out there, but 20 minutes after you were done and you were jamming your face with pizza, it was all good and you were ready to go another hour.
This team, and this coach, are pretty intense. I’m super impressed with them and will be following along. I wonder if they have a twitter or facebook page.
* I also wonder if Allie made the team… no particular reason…. just curious.
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