Soccer In America – The USWNT & USMNT Away Jersey

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer in America

~~  Always interesting to see the differingof opinions when a new jersey is dropped, ESPECIALLY when it has to do with the USWNT & USMNT…..

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Chelsea Issues Statement Regarding Supporters Actions In Paris Subway

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

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~~  Vile.  Disgusting.  Completely and Absolutely Unnaceptable.

Hoping there’s a few ‘Chelsea Supporters’ that are willing to step up and identify all those involved….  And the club goes above and beyond in making it clear that this should never happen.  Home OR abroad.

‘Chelsea Football Club has released the following statement regarding the reported incident on public transport in Paris yesterday (Tuesday):

‘Such behaviour is abhorrent and has no place in football or society. We will support any criminal action against those involved in such behaviour, and should evidence point to the involvement of Chelsea season ticket holders or members the club will take the strongest possible action against them including banning orders.’

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Anderson Lasts Just 36 Minutes In La Paz Altitude – Needs Oxygen Mask

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

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~~  Listen.  It’s 11,975 feet above Sea Level, so I’m not sure how much hate we can throw dudes way…. But man.

Contract cancelled by Manchester United last month after they paid Porto £27million back in 2007… A few loan deals that never really amounted to anything and Sir Alex publicly calling into question his desire to compete on a daily basis along with his apparent love of food.

Anderson made his debut last week for Cruzeiro, missing a penalty in the process and now this… Not a good start.

Anderson Oxygen

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Music :: “Digital Ocean” – Living In Frames

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Music

This isnt a new song by any stretch of the imagination having come out around the middle of last year. It happened to find its way into a random playlist maybe a month and a half ago, and I’ve been playing it more and more since. It may have something to do with my head being in a different place for about the same amount of time, but this song (and EP) is pretty spot on.

Living in Frames is a Brazilian electronic music duo that was formed in 2013 so in reality they are just getting started, but the more music they make like this, the more popular they will become.

Check them out on soundcloud, then check them out on the facebook – you will get links to download the album for free.99 – and find out a little bit more about them. You will be ahead of everyone you know on this.

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New York City FC Announces the launching of Youth Academy

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, New York, NYC FC, Youth Soccer

#NYCFC announce new Academy. Go to NYCFC.com to read the full story.

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New York City FC has announced that it is opening a new youth Academy.

Under the supervision of Sporting Director, Claudio Reyna, and Youth Technical Coordinator, Rodrigo Marion, the Club aims to create one of the leading youth talent development centers in the United States.

The new Academy, which will have strong ties with the local community and links in to New York City FC’s 11 Youth Affiliate Clubs, is designed to invest in local youth talent, providing first class training to develop young players and help them reach their full potential.

Starting with a single team at U-13 and U-14 level, comprising players drawn both from New York City FC’s existing Youth Affiliate Club network and elsewhere, the youngsters will be schooled by top coaches implementing the style of play used by Head Coach Jason Kreis in the first team. The players selected for the Academy will be assessed at regular NYCFC hosted Talent Centers and while playing for Youth Affiliate Clubs. Academy coaches will be looking for players both with the talent and character to succeed at the highest levels.

Further age groups will be added to the Academy in the years ahead.

Training will be designed to enhance the players’ existing qualities and offer support in improving technical ability, aiming to produce both quality soccer players and rounded individuals, educated in the New York City FC style, with a skill set which will serve them well for the future.

The U-13/14 team will compete in the US Soccer Development Academy League beginning in the 2015-16 season.

Full press release at the website.

ISPS here…

* Check it. Obviously this is a New York City FC youth academy launch, but as you know, Manchester City is big brother and City has been lowkey laying the seeds in America for a little while now. They have opened fields in Chicago, refurbished a Boys and Girls Club here in Los Angeles and now NYCFC is getting in on the action.

Now, the most interesting thing of this to me is how this will play out for the next decade or so…. there has been some questions about City stashing players on NYCFC, lowkey silly. But this can get interesting with a youth academy. You can take a look at a recently opened academy for Manchester City, and I’m sure that there will be a ton of input from big brother on the NYC FC one.

They will compete in the US Soccer Development Academy. Where will Jurgen come out on this? I’m certain that those questions that start out with, “Can America produce….” will never stop, but how will this affect that. Where will this be located around the city?

So many questions and can’t wait to see how this shakes out.

Video : Manchester City x UAE Embassy x Community Soccer Field in Chicago – TOW

Video : Manchester City FC x Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles – TOW

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Zlatan Writes ’805 Million’ On His Boots – World Hunger

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer News, Videos, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

~~  Incredible stuff here from #Ibra….

On 14 February 2015, Paris Saint-German played against Caen at Parc des Princes. For most players this game was just another day on the job. For Zlatan Ibrahimovi? this was his most important game to date.

Underneath his sweater he had 50 new names tattooed. Names of people he’d never met, but still wanted to keep close. Names of some of the 805 million people suffering from hunger today.

These people don’t often make the front page, yet hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

This is a campaign from the World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, they get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.

On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. About 11,500 people work for the organisation, most of them in remote areas, serving the hungry.

Support The United Nations World Food Programme and Zlatan Ibrahimovi?’s fight against hunger at http://WFP.org/805millionnames

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Win A One Year Supply of adidas Originals Sneakers

Filed under: Adidas, Contests, Culture & Lifestyle

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Does your sneaker game need an upgrade? If so, then you need to enter Mainline Menswear’s competition that will see the winner win a pair of adidas Originals every month for a year. That’s 12 pairs of sneakers. This ups your game instantly. All you need to do to enter is head over to the Mainline Menswear site and sign up. It’s that easy.

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And even if you’re closet is lined floor to ceiling with sneakers, you should still probably go ahead and enter this one. 12 pairs of sneakers for free for the next year? Enough said.

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Global Pitches :: Tokyo Rooftops

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer Around The World, Soccer News

Head in the clouds. Tokyo rooftops. #globalpitches #soccer #soccerlife

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~~  We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite spots around the world that one day we want to roll the ball out on…. And now we want to see some of your favorite #GlobalPitches….

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