Steven Gerrard Announces England Retirement On Instagram

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

~~  One of the most consistent players England has had over the last 15 years…. Huge loss going forward, but the obvious commitment to Liverpool is the right thing at this moment in his career.

I would like to announce that after a 14 year @England career with many highs and lows, I have decided to retire from International Football as of today. I have loved every minute of my time wearing the famous white shirt and have been immensely proud to do so. At this time I would like to personally thank all the@England supporters, the current players, the ex players, all the Managers and coaching team and FA staff who I have worked with from the beginning to the end of my @England career and for helping me fulfil many boyhood dreams and aspirations. It just leaves me to say the very best of luck to Roy and the boys moving forward. #proud #emotionaltime #comeonengland

Added on July 21st, 2014 by

Juventus Confirms Patrice Evra Signing

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

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~~  Tip of the hat to Manchester United on a great piece of business… Sign Evra to another year BEFORE the World Cup and then rake in the money on the backside of Brazil.

via Juventus

Juventus Football Club can today announce that Patrice Evra has signed a two-year contract with the club after a fee of £1.2 million, to be paid in two separate installments, was agreed with Manchester United.

A further payment of £0.3 million will be made to Manchester United in the event of Juventus qualifying for the 2015/16 Champions League.

Added on July 21st, 2014 by

Our New Office In DTLA

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

We enter a new stage as a company by moving in our new office today. What started out as an idea on a napkin amongst friends has slowly grown because of the support of the #soccer community. Today we moved into out new HQ and we are excited about the next phase. If you are in the downtown LA area stop by the new office. Watch a game with us, let’s play a game of FIFA. Thank you all for your support in helping a few guys try and live out our dreams.

@theoriginalwinger &  @isps_tow

~~ And if you’re interested in an Internship, contact

Added on July 21st, 2014 by

Nike Unveils 2014/15 Galatasaray Jersey

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer News

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~~ Dope… Don’t sleep on #Prandelli & Co…

via NikeInc

This season Galatasaray will play in a new kit infused with their history, character and status as a modern European club.

Galatasaray are proud to be Turkey’s most powerful club, which has been achieved through their bravery, charisma and innovation.

Their new traditionally red and yellow home shirt boasts a dynamic graphic, inspired by the kit worn by Metin Oktay one of the club’s legendary players.

These graphics create a sense of speed and movement to honor the lion, one of Galatasaray’s proud symbols.

The shirt also features a constructed red v-neck collar and yellow cuffs on the sleeves. Kit is completed by the red shorts with a yellow stripe and red socks with a yellow band at the top.

Galatasaray away jersey for the new season has been inspired by the first ever white kit they wore in 2000, year of the club’s biggest successes in both Turkish league and international arena.

The new away shirt is a clean and classic white, while Galatasaray’s home colors are represented in the red double crew neck collar with a yellow trim, and high red cuffs also with a yellow trim. Away shorts and socks are white with red details.

Both home and away jerseys have an inner pennant tab in red and yellow halves with the bold statement: ‘Ilklerin Ve Enlerin Takimi’ (The club of firsts and mosts), to celebrate Galatasaray’s status as Turkey’s leading and most successful club.

Added on July 20th, 2014 by

Man Utd’s Edward Woodward To Fans – ‘Watch This Space’

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

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~~  van Gaal is about to do the diiiirty to the #EPL with #MonopolyMoney

via ManUtd

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has told fans to “watch this space” as he works with manager Louis van Gaal on making more summer signings.

Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw have already joined the Reds and Woodward revealed funds are available for the club to bring in more new faces.

But he also admits some players could be on their way out of Old Trafford as van Gaal moulds his new squad over the coming weeks.

“We’ve been working with Louis over several weeks with regards to targets and we’re continuing to move forward on some of those targets,” Woodward told MUTV’s Stewart Gardner in Los Angeles.

“We are still a huge attraction to top football stars around the world – there is no doubt about that. I hope [fans] will see the direction we’re heading in with the new manager, coaching staff and players, and a commitment to do what it takes to get back to the top.

“We are willing to invest. There is no fixed budget. Financially we are extremely strong and funds are available. Louis is assessing what’s going on and there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes, so watch this space.”

Asked if other players could be leaving United, Woodward added: “Yes, I think so. The manager makes that decision. A few players have already gone and there may well be a few others.

“It’s also worth commenting that we’re not in Europe this year, so there are fewer games and Louis may take the view that he wants a tighter squad to bed in.

Added on July 20th, 2014 by

Trailer – Ouija

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Trailers, Videos

Trailer - Ouija

~~ Oh, Hell No……

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Instead of using the planchette — the piece you push around — many suggest Ouija success by using the pendulum method, where instead you let something of meaning (to the person you are trying to contact) dangle over the board and have one person focus on particular questions. Either way, sort of spooky.

Added on July 20th, 2014 by

Rory McIlroy Wins Open Championship. Claims Man United in Liverpool. Gets Boo’d

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Liverpool, Manchester United

First things, first. Rory McIlroy played his guts out all weekend to win the British Open in Liverpool. He ran away from the field and relaxed a little today to make it closer than it should have been, but he still won.

Now, two things:

1.) If you are in Liverpool, don’t rep Manchester United. Ever.

2.) How about his dad (and his three friends), who bet over 10 years ago, that his son would win the Open Championship by age 25. Rory is 25. He just won.

According to reports, back in 2004, when Rory was 15, his pops threw down £100 and three friends did the same at 500/1 odds that he would win by age 25.

With the win, his dad Gerry and friends are looking at a bet that pays out approximately $341,730 – or $85,432.50 apiece!

(H/t to CBS Sports for the vine find)

Added on July 20th, 2014 by

Watch :: Xander Bailey’s Matchday Experience with Seattle Sounders from Make-A-Wish Foundation

Filed under: Inspiration

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Xander Bailey’s wish of playing for Seattle Sounders FC became a reality on Saturday as he suited up vs Tottenham Hotspur. Take a look at his matchday experience from entering CenturyLink Field to saluting the fans after the game.

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* We may be a little bit biased around here, but I must say that MLS and their partners do these Make-A-Wish “Wish Granted” things better than anyone else.

This one was awesome and I’ve watched it a couple of time, but who could ever forget the Atticus & Green Machine… if your allergies didn’t kick up when you were at watching Atticus run around on that field after scoring the winning goal, I don’t want to know you.

As a matter of fact, after you watch Xander, watch this again.

Added on July 19th, 2014 by