Written by The 91st


BD Samuel ETO'O fils t1: bande annonce et spot… by DaganTv

Shout out to Samuel Eto’o and his new animation which he completely created himself, by the way. The Cameroon star has created the above comic book which tells the story of his early life.

Said Eto’o:

“I wanted to share my experience with young people. Samuel Eto’o wasn’t always the billionaire that many people present him as. Behind all that there was a lot of work, and it’s that work that I want to highlight.”

Wait, did he just call himself a ‘billionaire’ or was that lost in translation? Hey Rosetta (Stone), a little help here? I realize he has an extra o in his name but I still feel that may have been an exaggeration.

By the way, I have no idea what’s going on in this comic trailer but I love the beat. More comics we can dance to … I’m all for that.

Comics go on sale in France at the end of the month.

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Written by Dill Pickle

Awwww, come on! What’s a team sport without high-fives? Celebrating together is a valuable part of the experience. But not at the Manhattan Soccer Club which has taken drastic measures to guard against flu outbreak, banning teams from slapping hands (not sure about butts, though) or fist-bumping.

Seems to me this is a little over the top. Next thing you know teams will be taking the field in protective bubbles while celebrating goals with knowing glances. If you’re terrified of germs just leave the kids at home. To steal a line from Ultimate Tak Ball:

“If you scared, don’t play.”

 

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Happy 100th birthday to US Soccer. It’s the federation’s centennial and in honor of birthday boys and girls everywhere who take their parties waaaaay too far (Ever watch Sweet 16?) US Soccer is going to celebrate for the entire year. Yup, from now until December. Buckle up, that’s a lot of commemorating … and cake.

One of the many ways US Soccer will celebrate is through their “100 Firsts” series where a collection of players recollect their ‘first’ national team experiences. Up first: former U.S. MNT defender Jeff Agoos takes us back to the 1980s after the jump.

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120 from shandonfan on Vimeo.

At the close of 2012 we brought you a year’s worth of US Men’s National Team goals, now we’re showcasing the ladies. Here is every goal scored by the US Women – all 120. You’re welcome.

 

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Written by Dill Pickle

It’s a good thing these two pooches were well behaved. Could you imagine if it were a couple of wild dogs taking the field? Or Clifford The Big Red Dog, maybe? Match cancelled.

Thankfully, the dogs that stormed the pitch during this friendly between A Galatasaray-VfR Aalen in Istanbul were only interested in doing the cute routine. They came out as a tandem doing their little tug-a-war show, then promptly got carried off like like bi … uhh, big babies. By the way, is that the appropriate way to carry a dog off the field?

I’m going to check the Sarah McLachlan handbook on this one.

 

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San Jose striker and former Wake Forest star Marcus Tracy was hit particularly hard by the tragedies in Newtown, Connecticut, last month – Tracy grew up in Newtown.

He was actually in the area visiting his parents when the unspeakable happened, and it forced him into action.

“What could we do to give the town a voice and help the people heal?” Tracy told the Washington Post. “There’s a lot of negativity in the media about Newtown and we want to show the other side. We are grieving. Everyone has been grieving.”

So Tracy and a group of his childhood friends put together a music video tribute: “We’ll Be Alright,” a project that shows the strength and support within Newtown.

Tracy also took part in “Soccer Night in Newtown” another special event that has helped the healing process. On and off the field, it’s great to see Tracy continuing to bring pride and positivity to his hometown.

[Wake Forest Magazine]

 

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As we’ve learned from many soccer players, including the candid Megan Miller of Oregon State, transitioning from college athlete to real world civilian can be a challenge.

Georgetown alum Ingrid Wells knows the feeling and shared as much in her recent blog for Pitchside Report. Wells ponders what being an ‘adult’ means and shares a humorous story about an encounter with a real live grownup.

Keep moving forward, Ingrid. You’ll get there.

“We’re so close to something better left unknown.”

[Pitchside Report]

 

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New faces stepped forward during Day two at the MLS Combine.

While Emery Welshman showed well during an active match between adiZero and adiZero (above), goalkeeper James Belshaw continued his steady play and was called the keeper of the combine by analysts.

Kyle Bekker and Charlie Rugg netted goals for their side as well.

After the jump, a spirited battle between Prime and adiPure features a great save from netminder Brad Stuver.

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Oh, what a tangled Webb we’ve we … uh, weaved? Woven? We … anyway, Katherine Webb is blowing up. It was announced this past weekend that Webb will appear in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Makes perfect sense. We all emulate our siblings in some way even if we were separated at birth. Alex Morgan announced her presence last year with her famous bodypaint spread and now Webb will follow in her footsteps in 2013.

Will Alex join her? No word on that.

 

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The MLS Combine is underway and we’ve got an early look at the action. The highlight above features the adiZero squad vs. adiPure while the highlight after the jump showcases adiPower vs. Prime.

College standouts John Stertzer, Ashton Bennett, Dillon Powers and Carlos Alvarez were among the goal-scorers.

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