Mourinho On Gerrard :: ‘I tried to bring him to Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid’

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

~~  Ultimate show of respect from #TheSpeacialOne to Steven Gerrard… Some FANTASTIC quotes here ahead of Chelsea vs Liverpool.

“But speaking about Liverpool and speaking about honouring the champions, this is my time to honour a champion. It is my time to honour Steve Gerrard. It is with opponents like him that I am the manager that I am, because I learn with my players and I learn with my best opponents.

“I learn with my players’ problems, my players’ doubts, my players’ qualities and I learn with my best opponent, with the problems they give me – the way they make me think, the way they make me analyse them and studying the best way to play against them.

“Steven Gerrard is for sure one of my favourite enemies – an enemy with all the good feeling I can express with that word in football. For sure, in England he is my dear enemy. For sure, he is the one that made me a better manager. To stop him or try and stop him has been very, very difficult.”

“I tried to bring him to Chelsea, I tried to bring him to Inter, I tried to bring him to Real Madrid but he was always a dear enemy,” he said “I want to honour him and I hope Stamford Bridge has the same feeling as I have, which is we need people like him as our opponents.”

Asked whether not managing Gerrard was one of his biggest regrets, Mourinho immediately responded: “No, no. I am very happy that he didn’t [leave]. In the end I think he had an amazing career and [such] an amazing feeling with his people that he refused to play for other big clubs, he refused to play in other big leagues to play only for Liverpool.

“I think this is a feeling that stays forever. Who knows, [maybe] I will play against Steven as a Liverpool manager one day.”

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Nike Kobe X Beethoven

Filed under: Alex Morgan, Culture & Lifestyle, Kobe Bryant, Nike, Sneakers, US Women

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When Nike and Kobe Bryant switched his signature basketball sneaker to a low top silhouette, it was hugely influenced by the shape of a soccer boot. A lower cut silhouette has continued with new iterations of the Kobe sneaker, and the Kobe X is no different. But this new Kobe X Beethoven that is getting set to drop soon is fire! It’s super clean. Looks modern and sleek. And you can wear this is way more places than simply on the basketball court.

Which makes me think of the new USWNT home jersey. I know that there is an absence of red and blue on the kit, but I personally think it makes for the perfect jersey to wear anytime. As I mentioned before, some jerseys are hard to wear anytime other than watching a game. They just scream soccer so loud. Which is rad. And there is certainly a time and place for those kits to be worn. Then there are kits that you can wear just about anywhere. And I personally think this new USWNt kit falls in that category. I will definitely be wearing it to many more places and at many other times than that of just watching games.

And, let me tell you right now how fresh the kit would look with these Kobe’s. Even more so knowing that Kobe is such a massive soccer fan. It just makes sense. This look needs to happen for sure!

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I had posted this picture saying I will be wearing these Air Max BHM’s with the jersey. And I will. But pair these Kobe’s with that kit and you are stunting on folks. Guaranteed!

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Talkin’ Real

Filed under: MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Soccer News

David James and I take a look back at the good and the bad during Wednesday nights Lightning delayed kickoff between Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium.

And after taking a broader look league wide, we focus in on Saturday afternoons matchup between the Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium.  What will RSL have to do well and where can they expose a Chicago Fire backline?

Check out the video above.

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Trailer :: Alex Morgan, Christen Press and Abby Wambach to be on THE SIMPSONS

Filed under: Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Culture & Lifestyle, Women's World Cup

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Don’t miss a goal on THE SIMPSONS SUN at 8/7c on FOX

Alex Morgan, Christen Press and Abby Wambach have been selected to represent the U.S. Women’s National Team in a collaborative effort between FOX Sports and “The Simpsons” to promote the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup through the long-running animated sitcom.

The soccer-themed episode of “The Simpsons’ will air on May 10 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

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Breaking :: Jerome Boateng is Back on Social Media

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Jerome Boateng is back on social media. He used his first tweet and instagram since, to point out all of the “haters.”

Eh, I don’t know about that bro. I get it though… I can only imaging what his mentions and @’s were like over the past few days. So, it may feel like hate, but really thats not what the internet and social media is about. Its about trying to get off your jokes, crafting something funny in less than 140 characters for the originals or just reposting something that someone else has said for the lames.

As a public figure, you have to be able to accept the bad with the good. All of the stuff that we find funny, or you find funny, is usually at the expense of someone else, so when you are the target of the joke, as a public figure, you just gotta take that.

And this wasn’t haters, this ish was just funny. Plus, I’m pretty sure there was plenty of support for the dude too, it’s just that the positive was drowned sooooo much by all of the meme’s and jokes. aYou’re fine bro, everyone knows how good you are.

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Gatorade | Liverpool: Story of the Fans

Filed under: AC Milan, Champions League, Fans, Liverpool, Videos

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Gatorade returns once again with another video featuring another of their partner clubs. This time it is Liverpool and the focus of the video are Liverpool fans and that Champions League win against AC Milan.  And how the fans helped inspire the players in that dramatic and memorable comeback.

I’m not a Liverpool fan, but that day I celebrated with them as they made an unbelievable comeback. I still remember where I was watching that game and who I was with. That second half was one of the most amazing 45 minutes I have witnessed in a soccer game that had so much on the line.

Anfield is known throughout the world as a bastion of love and support for Liverpool Football Club.

In this animated short, former defender Gary Gillespie recalls how Liverpool fans electrified their players and created one of the most iconic moments in the history of the club — and the sport.

Illustrated by Peter Diamond | Animated by Vranizan Design | Produced by Howler Magazine

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Red Band Trailer :: “VACATION” with Ed Helms and Christina Applegate

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Movies, Trailers

Red Band Trailer for Vacation on TrailerAddict.

Vacation stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlie Da in a reboot of the original which starred Chevy Chase and Beverly Deangelo and it’s the fifth theatrical installment of the National Lampoon’s Vacation series.

This time, following in the footsteps of his father Clark (Chevy Chase) and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons, James (Skyler Gisondo) and Kevin (Steele Stebbins), with a cross-country trip back to America’s favorite family fun park: Walley World, as it will be closing forever.

The film is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. on July 31, 2015. #cantwait

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adidas Unveils 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Inspired miadidas Cleats

Filed under: Adidas, Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer News

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~~  Some dope color ways chosen…. Keep in mind, the #USWNT take on Sweden, Australia and Nigeria up in Vancouver… Yikes.

Today adidas unveils 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup inspired miadidas cleats. USA players Becky Sauerbrunn, Morgan Brian, Lori Chalupny, Heather O’Reilly and Christie Rampone designed their own and will wear them on field May 10 vs. Ireland.

Design inspirations include:

Becky Sauerbrunn loves camo and what it represents when she steps onto the field – being courageous and selfless.

Morgan Brian created a mix of throwback colors that look sharp and flashy.

Lori Chalupny kept things simple and classic with a splash of red, white and blue.

Heather O’Reilly wanted her cleats to look classy and sleek and incorporated simple colors that made the USA flag stand out.

Christie Rampone designed the cleat using a combination of colors from her youth club, college and national team.

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