Well, the video is titled best goal of the year 2013, and I’m not sure we’re ready to crown it just yet, but it’s pretty darn good. Not to mention, it has a beat that demands a Jersey Shore fist pump.
We’ve seen this movie before. It happened again when someone randomly released this bird at East Lancashire Derby.
Apparently, no one in the stadium has ever seen Rocky II and realizes how difficult it actually is to catch a chicken. They don’t just walk into your kitchen and lay down their lives, there’s a chase involved. There’s always a chase. Why do you think running scared is called “being chicken”? Yeah, it’s not because you’re delicious; let’s get that out of your of your head right now.
Meet Javan Torre, the UCLA standout and US U20 National team starter who would one day love to draw cartoons? Ok …
A phenomenal soccer player, but an even more interesting person, we chatted with the Santa Monica, California native who just happens to have the same initials as Justin Timberlake. We’re just sayin …
Special thanks to FCLA Vice President Mark Shanley, a former coach of mine, who set up this interview and is a former coach and invaluable role model in my life.
Against whom did you debut for the US U20 team, and give a one-word emotion to explain that feeling?
JT: Canada. Fulfilling
While in Mexico for the Concacaf U20 tournament were you able to see the city?
JT: Not much. We went into town once. It was nice, we saw a beautiful cathedral. While we were there it was mostly business. It was very important couple of weeks, but you always want to see a new country. We were lucky enough to go out couple of times.
If given the opportunity to go professional right now, would you take it or finish college?
JT: Immediate reaction is to say (I’d go pro) now, but it depends on the situation at hand. Getting an education is never a bad decision. If a contract offer were given to me I would still weigh all the pros and cons.
Who is the best player you have played against?
JT: The number 10 player on Mexico, Corona; he is a pretty good player.
Follow Javan’s interview after the jump.
This just in: Britney Spears is a soccer mom. She was spotted this past weekend watching her son Jayden (this just in: Britney Spears has a SON!) play a soccer match. Now, if that isn’t exciting I don’t know what is!
Also, for those of you just dying to know (which is probably none of you), Britney is wearing Skinny Camisole by skinnytees. Yay!
Thought you might need a pick me up this morning; something to make you feel better about your 2007 mountain bike that’s parked safely in grandma’s garage.
Yeah, this is how Wayne Rooney gets around and I’m officially annoyed about it. I’m not mad at Rooney, exactly, I’m more annoyed at the narrator who says things like: at $45,500 it’s the cheapest thing in his garage.
Awesome, lady. It’s also a relief to know that he drives a Bentley, because as Sunshine Suzy reminds us: he couldn’t NOT have a Bentley in his collection!
I don’t even think that’s proper English, which is pretty sad considering you’re talking about one of England’s best. Whatever …
Once the youngest player MLS had ever seen, Freddy Adu is making another move around the world.
Adu, who famously began his career at 14 and has played in Portugal, France, Turkey, Greece and the U.S., is now preparing to take his chances in the home of the next World Cup.
Brazil’s Bahia team could stylistically prepare Adu for another shot at the U.S. Men’s national team, especially since his location would set him up right behind the scenes in Brazil, just in time for the 2014 Cup.
As a Brazilian, I can see how the atmosphere the league presents can spark inspiration for Adu and might be the crucial push he needs to get back on the team in time for the tournament.
The league has recently become financially stable from all the growth that Brazil has seen in regards to the tournament and its ability to keep high level players like Ronaldinho, Pato and Neymar. This will only make Adu grow and force him to regain his confidence.
The transfer will see nothing but good news; not only would the move be taking Adu from the bench and bad favor of Philadelphia Union coach John Hackworth, but would also be clearing up salary space for the team. Financially sustained, and in one of the hottest vacation spots in Brazil, the transfer puts Adu in a win-win situation himself.
Adu had been offered a range of transfer options from South Korea, to Australia, to Mexico, but since Bahia surfaced, the falling star has began to look at the leading soccer nation for inspiration.
Freddy is planning on traveling there next week as he attempts to drastically change his career and move further from his MLS debut on April 3, 2004.
The U.S. U18 MNT is in Europe for international friendlies against France and will make a stop in Romania over the next ten days. Monday provided the team a chance to take a day off and grab a quick tour of Paris, as evidenced by the photograph above. Pictured are Suliaman Dainkeh, Brian Iloski and Paul Arriola.
US Soccer released its 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico, and, right on cue, Twitter released its reaction: they were not impressed. Here are just a few of the many tweets fired off as Twitter took a giant McKayla Maroney on the team.
The USMNT unveiled a pretty strong Gold Cup squad today. Wait…that’s for a WC qualifier? #PANIC
— Dan Levy (@DanLevyThinks) March 18, 2013
USMNT Releases 23-Man Qualifying Squad, Novice Back Four Looks Frightening thebiglead.com/index.php/2013…
— Tyler Duffy (@tyduffy) March 18, 2013
As if this U.S. roster isn’t scary enough, Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey are one yellow card away from a one-match suspensions. #US-MEX
— LeanderLastNameNoFit (@LeanderOnFOX) March 18, 2013
And just for good measure, here’s McKayla Maroney’s most recent tweet: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
See, she was so unimpressed she chose to focus on St. Patrick’s Day … yesterday.