This statue was just unveiled at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, France. It is enormous and enormously awesome.
The world’s oldest profession is getting into the football game as the sponsor of economically troubled Greek club Voukefala. The Soula brothel will be the kit sponsor for the club. Philandering helper website Ashley Madison is jealous.
There is no word on whether Soula will offer discounts to the players or customers when the club wins.
I think Wayne Rooney just professed his undying love and commitment to Liverpool FC. At least, that’s the only thing I can think the above photo with Wayne giving the thumbs up while wearing a Lebron James (part-owner of LFC) t-shirt can mean.
Rooney’s shirt has the latin slogan Virescit Vulnere Virtus (courage becomes greater from the wound) from Lebron’s Nike line. Wazza’s newfound love for LFC could not be any clearer. I wonder what the plastic Manc’s will say about this?
Saturday, August 25
7:45am Swansea vs West Ham, ESPN2, England
7:45am Inverness CT vs Celtic, FSC+, Scotland
9:30am Greuther vs Bayern Munich, GolTV, Germany
10:00am Manchester United vs Fulham, FSC, England
10:00am Tottenham vs West Brom, FSC+, England
11:00am Nice vs Lille, TV5, France
12:00pm Fiorentina vs Udinese, beIN Sports, Italy
12:30pm Chelsea vs Newcastle, FSC, England
2:45pm Juventus vs Parma, beIN Sports, Italy
2:45pm Ajax vs NAC Breda, ESPND, Netherlands
8:30pm Houston Dynamo vs Toronto, MLS Live, MLS
Sunday, August 26
8:30am Stoke vs Arsenal, FSC, England
8:30am Hercales vs Feyenoord, ESPND, Netherlands
10:30am Groningen vs PSV, ESPND, ESPN3, Netherlands
11:00am Liverpool vs Manchester City, FSC, England
11:00am Marseille vs Montpellier, Univision, beIN Sports, France
12:00pm Milan vs Sampordia, RAI, Italy
1:00pm Osasuna vs Barcelona, beIN Sports, Spain
2:45pm Pescara vs Internazionale, RAI, Italy
3:00pm Getafe vs Real Madrid, beIN Sport, Spain
3:00pm PSG vs Bordeaux, beIN Sport, France
5:00pm Valencia vs Deportivo La Coruna, beIN Sport, Spain
7:00pm LA Galaxy vs Dallas, NBC Sports, MLS
9:00pm Sporting KC vs New York Red Bulls, ESPN2, MLS
With the Premier League season starting this weekend, we here at UF have opened up our annual fantasy soccer leagues. Even though we don’t have a blog anymore (but we do have this micro-blog fwiw) we are still doing the fantasy soccer thing for the fifth year.
What do you win? Bragging rights. That’s about it.
Where are the leagues?
We have two: one through Yahoo! and one through the Premier League.
What is the information you need?:
For the Official Premier League game here is the website ow.ly/cPWdn and the league code 735595-184982 .
For the Yahoo! game here is the website ow.ly/cPL8j and the login info
Group ID # 240
Come have fun with some fantasy soccer.
Charlie Davies married his longtime sweetheart Nina Stavris on June 29. We hear that they have been romping around together since college dorm days.
Congratulations to Charlie Davies and Nina. We wish them the best.
Doing a bit of research we have located a few photographs from the wedding. A very fine looking wedding.
For all you ladies out there here is one photo including fellow USMNTers Oguchi Onyewu, Stu Holden, Alejandro Bedoya and Davies in robes as well as other unidentified males presumably in the wedding party.
And here is a shot of the wedding party with some random shirtless Boston Harbor jogger photobombing.
If you are interested in buying the happy couple a wedding gift they are registered at Bloomingdales.
Or should that be Mike Hunt?
I couldn’t think of a more asinine fucking thing for a politician to worry about. Instead of worrying about Craig Bellamy telling the entire opposing squad they are fucking cunts and should shove it up their collective arses, perhaps the Culture Secretary should worry about why some no-balls-having, piece of shit politician shut off the power to the last song in a once-in-a-lifetime Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney on-stage performance at Hyde Park.
Or maybe they should worry that the football the British put on the field sucks and detracts from the culture of Britain.
Reason #4,382 never to put your trust in transfer rumors (Spanish link):
Two years ago, Corinthians superfan Elizeu Lima was about to become a dad. At the same time, there were rumors swirling that Boca Juniors’ Juan Román Riquelme would sign with Corinthians.
Lima got excited and named his kid Riquelme Rabelo de Lima Ferreira. Then the rumor turned out to be bunk. OOPS.
This week, Riquelme and Boca Jrs visit Corinthians for the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final. Awkward.