’70s New York Cosmos, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

Giovanni hipped me to this guerrilla campaign on Weds & I just saw it on my ride…da Cosmos are coming back!

’70s New York Cosmos, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

Giovanni hipped me to this guerrilla campaign on Weds & I just saw it on my ride…da Cosmos are coming back!

24.09.10
theeconomist:

In recent months, illegal betting syndicates have cast a lengthening shadow over international sport - both soccer and cricket have been mired in scandal. So why has American sport remained largely free from corruption?

theeconomist:

In recent months, illegal betting syndicates have cast a lengthening shadow over international sport - both soccer and cricket have been mired in scandal. So why has American sport remained largely free from corruption?

27.09.10
A Football Report: The beauty of football is all but lost; this is now ‘The Ugly Game’
23.10.10

The modern player he adores, predictably enough, is Lionel Messi. “He plays like a child in a playground, unaffected by tactics, teammates or opponents.” But Messi would not, he believes, be as great as he is if it weren’t for Pep Guardiola “who does not try to confine his talent but gives Messi all the space he can express it.”

And that, in a nutshell, is what Baggio would like more coaches to do: “One should never denigrate talent, as happens far too often at grassroots, when young players are told off for trying a backheel or some clever dribbling.

“For me, football has always been about trying something difficult, truly inventive or an action that will be truly remembered. I’ve never really been satisfied by the easily scored goal.”

That vision of football, he feels, has been undermined because “modern football is increasingly dominated by the coaches, their narcissism, their tendency to put themselves above the team and their players.”

04.02.11

via afootballreport:

“If Barcelona win the Champions League it will be with the Bernabéu scandal.”

The man who loves to talk. Following Real Madrid’s 2-0 Champions League home defeat to eternal rivals FC Barcelona, where Jose Mourinho was sent off in the second half, once more entertained the world of football with a raging and highly controversial post-match press conference. The room sparked when the Portuguese manager stated: “If I tell UEFA what I really think and feel, my career would end now.”

This was the turning point in the manager’s speech which preceded with a harsh criticism directed towards Pep Guardiola, “I hope one day Guardiola has the chance of winning a brilliant, clean championship with no scandal.” Jose Mourinho believes there is a conspiracy which involves UEFA benefiting FC Barcelona as he said “They have to get to the final, and they’ll get there, full stop.”

In the conference, the manager boasted that with both FC Porto and Inter Milan he won a “clean” Champions League in 2004 and 2010. However, this video which was created to accompany this post, shows a different story for both of those adventures. Maybe Jose should take a look too. - Posted by Dominic Vieira, follow on twitter

This video is simply #brilliant. Anem Pep i Barcelona!

The music is “Tive Razao” (I Was Right) by the incredible Seu Jorge.

30.04.11
Diego Maradona. Serious Badass.
In spite of being a mess sometimes, Viva Diego!
via flipflopflyball:

Diego.

Diego Maradona. Serious Badass.

In spite of being a mess sometimes, Viva Diego!

via flipflopflyball:

Diego.

21.06.11
MASSIVE #RESPECT to the US Women’s Team for never giving up. I DVR’d the game and haven’t had a chance to watch…yet.
Saw the highlights last night and was immediately taken back to the 1999 Women’s World Cup here in the States.
I was lucky enough to see the first day of matches at a sold out old Meadowlands/Giants Stadium and subsequent matches in DC. That first day was amazing on many fronts and prompted me to send a souvenir from that first match along with a note to my then 3 year old niece. The note was about her being able to do whatever she wanted in her life no matter what anyone says, no matter whatever obstacles put in front of her. She’s now a very sick teenage sweeper on a select team in Texas.  
Here’s a good analysis of the match by Roger Bennett.
via motherjones:

WE DO BIG THINGS.

MASSIVE #RESPECT to the US Women’s Team for never giving up. I DVR’d the game and haven’t had a chance to watch…yet.

Saw the highlights last night and was immediately taken back to the 1999 Women’s World Cup here in the States.

I was lucky enough to see the first day of matches at a sold out old Meadowlands/Giants Stadium and subsequent matches in DC. That first day was amazing on many fronts and prompted me to send a souvenir from that first match along with a note to my then 3 year old niece. The note was about her being able to do whatever she wanted in her life no matter what anyone says, no matter whatever obstacles put in front of her. She’s now a very sick teenage sweeper on a select team in Texas.  

Here’s a good analysis of the match by Roger Bennett.

via motherjones:

WE DO BIG THINGS.

(Source: kateoplis)

11.07.11

New US National Men’s Team Coach Jurgen Klinsmann on what the USA needs to do to become a real player on the international football stage…from last year’s World Cup after the US’s run ended.

When I heard him say this I immediately thought: “US Soccer, hire him ASAP!” It took a year and I appreciate what Bob Bradley did but it was clear he wasn’t the coach to carry the US to the next level. Now with Klinsmann on board, are you kidding? One of the most electrifying player/coach is now heading up the US National Men’s Team?

YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!! I BELIEVE! USA! USA! USA!

30.07.11

This was so incredibly painful to watch. Earlier in the match he showed a brief glimpse of his old form that made him such a deadly player for Liverpool and Espana. No more. 

#KarmaIsABitch  

via paulkatcher:

Fernando Torres with the ultimate fail.

18.09.11

#Dope

via joshsternberg:

Something you don’t see every day (or really, ever).

Soccer Futbol Goalie Tim Howard scores a goal.

(Source: joshsternberg)

04.01.12
Bob Marley. Serious Badass.
Happy 67th Birthday Bob! The world is a better place because of you. We miss you so.
via siphotos:

Reggae star (and soccer aficionado) Bob Marley would’ve turned 67 today. In this 1977 photo, Marley works on his ball skills at a soccer field in Paris. The Jamaican singer and friends were scheduled to play a friendly match against French personalities but the game was cancelled due to bad weather. (AP)
SI VAULT: Rohan Marley, son of Reggae star, a hit at Miami (9.13.93)

Bob Marley. Serious Badass.

Happy 67th Birthday Bob! The world is a better place because of you. We miss you so.

via siphotos:

Reggae star (and soccer aficionado) Bob Marley would’ve turned 67 today. In this 1977 photo, Marley works on his ball skills at a soccer field in Paris. The Jamaican singer and friends were scheduled to play a friendly match against French personalities but the game was cancelled due to bad weather. (AP)

SI VAULT: Rohan Marley, son of Reggae star, a hit at Miami (9.13.93)


06.02.12

This brings back memories of watching Mexico ‘86 on Univision with my late father Hugo. Being Latinos, of course we were pulling for Argentina. I remember watching the “Mano de Dios” goal and laughing at England. 

His second goal five minutes later, shredding the England defense, is one of the greatest runs in World Cup history and just pure beauty.  

via afootballreport:

La Mano de Dios’ by 3NIL.

22 June 1986 was a day that will forever be remembered by the football world.

It was the day Diego Armando Maradona broke English hearts at the World Cup in two incredible moments. One moment was the greatest individual World Cup goal of all time, a slalom run from halfway that only Maradona himself could do.

The other moment is the infamous ‘Hand of God’. After England’s Steve Hodge miscues a clearance its a one on one battle between Maradona and the goalkeeper Peter Shilton for the ball. Everyone expected the giant Englishman to win and claim it but up jumped little Diego who clearly punches the ball over the keeper and into the net. Maradona wheeled away in celebration and the ref was conned.

At the post-game press conference, Maradona claimed that the goal was scored “un poco con la cabeza de Maradona y otro poco con la mano de Dios” (“a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God”). Bobby Robson claimed it was the ‘hand of a rascal’.

Some think it is a moment of horrible cheating. Some think of it as pure genius. We know how important it is in the history of the beautiful game. It is also the first design from 3NIL to honour ‘El Diego’.

La Mano de Dios, get it here.

(Source: 3nil)

14.04.12
It’s time… #ChampionsLeague #BayernMunich v #Chelsea - Who ya got? Think Chelsea will win altho kinda pulling for Bayern Munich altho not a fan (my team’s out #Barca) #football #soccer #sport  (Taken with instagram)

It’s time… #ChampionsLeague #BayernMunich v #Chelsea - Who ya got? Think Chelsea will win altho kinda pulling for Bayern Munich altho not a fan (my team’s out #Barca) #football #soccer #sport (Taken with instagram)

19.05.12
Shevchenko!!! What a brilliant sporting moment - hometown, national team, first Euro, co-host country, two goals, come from behind victory. #Ukraine just became my 2nd fave side. ~ #Football #Euro2012 #Soccer #Shevchenko  (Taken with Instagram)

Shevchenko!!! What a brilliant sporting moment - hometown, national team, first Euro, co-host country, two goals, come from behind victory. #Ukraine just became my 2nd fave side. ~ #Football #Euro2012 #Soccer #Shevchenko (Taken with Instagram)

11.06.12