Written by Jahmal Corner

BOOM!!! (Watching it again …) BOOM!!!

I think we’re on to something. I realize this is a glitch, but it shouldn’t be. FIFA 13 has to add this to the game. Each side should get one optional drop kick slide tackle to be used at any point during the match. No foul, no card – just let it happen.

Hey, pain does not exist in this dojo!

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

This was dramatic, huh? I’m not sure whether Akron is coming to the pitch or a theater near you.

Fox Soccer will be airing the Akron-St. John’s match tonight and they cued the dramatic score (was that from Twilight, Breaking Dawn?) to get the point across.

And since St. John’s didn’t get any love in the trailer, allow us to do the trick …

RANKED NO. 10 IN THE COUNTRY …

HAILING FROM QUEENS, NEW YORK …

WITH ZERO LOSSES IN 2012 …

AN ENROLLMENT OF 21,354 STUDENTS …

AN AREA CODE of 718 …

A VOICEMAIL CODE OF 5498 (SHRUG) …

THE RED STORM FROM THE BIG EAST … (Dramatic pause) …

ST. JOHN’S!

There, now they’re even. Enjoy the match.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

The Minnesota women have gone wardrobe change on us and unveiled these new kits at a Thursday practice. The new look is a departure from their previous solid tops and has instead adopted the hoops style of our U.S. Soccer program.

I’m a fan of these, but then, I’m a huge fan of alternative jerseys in general. If the Golden Gophers decided to strut out wearing chinchilla fur I’d probably support it. So the hoops make our U.S. side resemble Waldo, and will liken Minnesota to the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee – I’m good with that. Change is more exciting … and more stylish too.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Abby Wambach is at Maryland today as part of a 10-stop national campus tour. She’s teamed with professional services company Deloitte to share her journey to success with students.

But enough about that. What this really means is that she’ll be watching the No. 24 Maryland women host No. 10 North Carolina – not a bad match to check out. Seeing as how Wambach is a Florida Gator she won’t have a rooting interest but if things get tight don’t be surprised to see a mysterious sub change the match with a critical header.

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Written by Jahmal Corner

I wouldn’t call myself a fan of D-Wade. I find it unconscionable to root for a Miami Heat player – CAN’T DO IT!

But then I read about Wade’s son Zion, who has taken to soccer forcing dad to catch up. This is what came straight from the Wade’s mouth:

“Zion, and also my lady (ahem, Gabrielle Union), they both love soccer, so I got to get into it. This season I’m really diving into soccer, learning the rules of the game. I want to go to a game … feel the crowd and energy – it’s the exact reason that soccer is the number one sport in the world.”

Hmm … did D-Wade just give me a reason to appreciate him other than his ‘lady’ (looking around …) I think he did! This is awkward.

Ok, well, I’ll make a deal: if Wade stays on the path of soccer appreciation I just might commit to … only hating LeBron.

[CNN]

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

I’m not so sure I could concentrate long enough to DRIVE 20K (I don’t even have my license … got a sweet bike though) let alone juggle it! But Matt Wolstenholme did, a London freestyler and personal trainer who pulled off the feat in five hours and then promptly collapsed.

I’m working on getting the entire five hours of footage so I can post it here and you can fall asleep to it. Watching this abbreviated version makes me tired enough. Incredible feat and all, but let’s liven up the production next time. Get some dancing bears or a mascot to walk it with him.

 

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You already know that the U.S. beat Jamaica 1-0 to stay on top of their table. What you didn’t know is that Clint Dempsey uses the ‘Stanky Face’ to intimidate players. I can’t stop looking at it.
Even Bocanegra looks confused.

Who cam blame Dempsey. My man spent an entire summer not knowing where he would play. All is well now and Dempsey is safe and secure with Tottenham.


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Written by Jahmal Corner

It’s been a couple days since Herculez Gomez lifted the US past Jamaica, but this great fan video popped up on Wednesday. Take in Herculez Gomez’s game-winning goal all over again – this time from the stands where one fan in particular screams with the passion of Jean-Claude Van Damme.

 

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Christian McLaughlin made the penalty kick of his life and James Madison pulled off the upset of the year when they knocked off No. 1 North Carolina 1-0 on Tuesday.

But that wasn’t the biggest shocker to come out of the match, or the Dukes locker room. The 91st Minute caught up with McLaughlin and got the inside story on last night’s match and the James Madison program. Here are 3 things you should know:

 

1. The James Madison men go hard for House Music. And I mean REAL HARD. I’m talking at trainings, before and after matches … I’ve even heard their locker room has strobe lights and glow sticks. Want to know the secret to beating the top team in the country? Turn your locker room into a rave.

“(JMU alum) Jimmy Simpson is a pretty unbelievable DJ, so he put a mix together for us,” McLaughlin said. “We have a heavily foreign team: guys from England, Iceland, Norway and that’s what they rock to, so our American players roll with it.”

Read how JMU celebrated the victory after the jump.

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Good interview here with Anderlecht midfielder Sacha Kljestan, who talks with KickTV’s Jimmy Conrad about playing in Belgium, the U.S. Men’s National Team and much more.

 

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