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.

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Damarcus Beasley and Jozy Altidore honored with DaMarcus and Jozy Day in their Hometowns

Filed under: Cool Ish, Culture & Lifestyle, DaMarcus Beasley, Jozy Altidore

July 18 is officially now known as Jozy Altidore day in Boca Raton! What an honor and privilege! Thank you to the city of Boca Raton! #BocaRaton – Jozy Altidore

City of Boca Raton Honors Jozy Altidore – the Boca Raton Tribune

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What a great honor that I received from Mayor Henry of Fort Wayne! So great to be home and see so much support all y’all have giving me in my home town! #fortwayne #myday #beasleyday – DaMarcus Beasley

Mayor Henry Proclaims “DaMarcus Beasley Day” in Fort Wayne – Press release

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Watch :: New York Red Bulls’ Woodwork Bar “COOK OFF” Competition in Brooklyn

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Food, New York

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Chris Duvall, Kosuke Kimura, & Andre Akpan visited New York Red Bulls’ pub partner bar Woodwork in Brooklyn to create the newest signature dish for their menu with the help of Chef Ross.

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Located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, Woodwork BK is a bar for foodie and footie fans. One look at their the facebook page tells me that this is the type of spot that I would like to frequent… you know, if I didnt live 2800 miles away. We definitely need to make this spot a destination stop the next time we are in BK though.

They have a great YELP, they have a poppin’ the facebook page with Biggy as one of their most prominent pictures, the place is packed on the reg. I want to go there.

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Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata in Beverly Hills as they begin their U.S. tour in Los Angeles

Filed under: LA Galaxy, Los Angeles, Manchester United

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Wayne Rooney (l) and Juan Mata (r) arrive in Beverly Hills prior to their July 23rd contest against the LA Galaxy and Guinness International Champions Cup matches in Denver, Washington D.C. and Ann Arbor

Manchester United kicks off their US Tour this Wednesday versus the LA Galaxy at the world famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Expect this one, to be huge…. I have friends from work that have never talked about soccer before, EVER, that were coming up to me last week asking if they should get tickets and go. Obviously, the World Cup hangover is still in full effect.

I love it. I love seeing Rooney and Mata in Beverly Hills too. Awesome that they are seeing some of the sights that LA has to offer. I know EXACTLY where they are. Ginourmous houses, great restaurants, great shopping, everything you could ever want.

Excited about Wednesday.

(Image h/t to Manchester United)

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2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game 23-man roster Announced

Filed under: All-Star Game, Bayen Munich, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights

MLS AS 23 roster announced

Midfielders (8): Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders FC), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Will Johnson (Portland Timbers), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards (7): Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders FC), Erick Torres (Chivas USA), Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)

Defenders (6): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders FC), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

Goalkeepers (2): Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

Congrats from the BP_TOW fam!!

Full 2014 MLS All Star coverage over at MLSSoccer.com/AllStar

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Matt Besler and Graham Zusi become Sporting KC Designated Players

Filed under: Designated Players, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Sporting Kansas City

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Sporting Kansas City has signed defender Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi to long-term Designated Player contracts, the team announced on Saturday. Per club policy, additional terms of the agreements will not be disclosed.

With the addition of Besler and Zusi, Major League Soccer’s 19 teams now feature 38 total Designated Players. Of those 38 players, nine are members of the United States Men’s National Team

Much more coverage over at sportingkc.com

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Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong : Random Soccer in Random Places

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Music, Random Soccer in Random Places

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I wasn’t going to post about this at first but I found a reason to (other than it being a summer song). I happened to see the video yesterday. The song has kind of been in my head all day. I did some research on these cats and after watching the video I thought, it would be a cool random soccer post. Not particularly because of them kicking around a ball in the video, but becuase these two cats are heavily influenced by the game.

Nico and Vinz, are Afro-Norwegians – Vinz parents are immigrants from Ghana, and Nico has a mother from Norway and a father from the Ivory Coast. This song, dropped last year, is blowing the eff up and is the precursor to their forthcoming LP. The LP, has an interesting title: Black Star Elephant, which is influenced by our game and their heritage by combining the nicknames the Ghanaian and Ivorian soccer teams, the Black Stars and the Elephants.

According to the guys, “It symbolizes our journey from where we started. …We’re singing about our identities.”

Its a great name. A great story behind it. And the music is good. Check out the video here and make sure you jump on over to iTunes and cop.

You may not have heard it until today, but this is one of those summer records that will be played, a lot. It may have taken an extra summer, but this is a bonafide smash.

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EA Sports FIFA Announces CLINT DEMPSEY as FIFA 15 Cover Athlete via TIFO

Filed under: Clint Dempsey, EA, EA SPORTS, FIFA, Video Games

@easportsfifa announces @clint_dempsey as the cover athlete for FIFA 15 in the United States. If you are going to make this announcement, why not do it with a 6 story TiFo. Clint Dempsey is officially, in the game. – Bumpy Pitch on IG

Here is the North American cover:

fifa 15 cover

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