Just one day after “Merica’s” birthday the US women’s soccer team routed Japan 5-2 in a rematch of 2011’s World Cup final in Frankfurt, Germany. The American gals clearly had unfinished business to attend to. The 2011 Women’s World Cup Final left them heartbroken because they loss to Japan 3-2 in the dreaded penalty shootout (3-1). That very image of Japan hoisting the World Cup trophy haunted our girls for four years. This year’s team had a plethora of superstars on it: M/F Alex Morgan, goalie Hope Solo, forward Abby Wambach, midfielder Megan Rapinoe, and defender Julie Johnston. Now they are champions of the world and were clearly the most well rounded team in the tournament!!!
With the FIFA Women’s world cup quietly in full swing, the biggest story has been taking place off the soccer field. American goalkeeper Hope Solo has been carrying a huge rain cloud over her head after *allegedly going psycho-bitch-mode on some Seattle police officers. Acting belligerent and drunk, threatning family members, and everybody in between, Hope Solo illustrated the American double standard between “white” and “black”.
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Soccer fans across the world will be glued to their television’s as the best two club teams in Europe and typically in the world face off in a clash of the titans on June 6, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. In a classic duel of a high octane offense in Barcelona versus a very discipline and staunch defense in Juventus. Barcelona has a fierce three headed attack of 3 of the games most prolific scorers currently. Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Jr. are goal merchants so Juventus will definitely have their work cut out trying to contain the three soccer superstars. On the other side Juventus is a scrappy group of technically sound footballers. Notable players that will need to dazzle for Juve to fair well against mighty Barca are Carlos Tevez, Paul Pogba, and Giorgio Chiellini. Both teams had a long journey to this point with Juventus defeating favorites Real Madrid who are led by Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid’s former player Alvaro Morata proved to be the X factor versus his former club scoring in both of the legs helping Juve to defeat Real 3-2 on aggregate (aggregate is total goals between two matches). Barcelona defeated Mighty Bayern Munich in order to reach the finals 5-3 on aggregate. So both squads deservedly earned the right to play for the crown of world’s best football club in Europe!!!!
Cristiano Ronaldo just keeps on winning with Real Madrid in Spain and receiving individual accolades. Cristiano Ronaldo recently won his second Ballon d’or in a row. He defeated his Ballon nemesis Lionel Messi to repeat as the world’s best footballer. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich and Germany finished third in this years campaign. That makes it the third World Player Of The Year Award that Ronaldo has won (2008,2013,2014). Cristiano Ronaldo is starting to really separate himself from the pack and really cement himself as a soccer icon with the Pele’s and Diego Maradona’s of the world. Ronaldo who is set to turn 30 on February 5th has enjoyed a lucrative career on the pitch and every girl worldwide would melt at the thought to even hug the footballer. Especially in lieu of Cristiano Ronaldo’s breakup with Russian model Irina Shayk earlier this month.
The brilliant sights and sounds of the World Cup in Brazil provided many twists and turns. None more glaring than the early exit of 2012 European Champions and 2010 World Cup Champions Spain. The team had a horrid showing, but the player with the highest hopes and lowest production was Diego Costa. Diego Costa was deemed to be the one of the players to watch for Spain. He impressively was able to start over the established superstars of the team Fernando Torres and David Villa. If a coach of Del Bosque’s caliber decided to start Costa over these amazing and battle tested players then surely the kid must have some juice. Unfortunately, Diego Costa really was not all that impressive. He scored 0 goals in two crucial group games. Colombia’s James Rodriguez stole the spotlight and put on an awesome array of scintillating skills showing the world just what he is capable of.
The feeling of watching a live game in a stadium is unlike any other feeling, the screaming fans, the cold beer, and of course, that good ol’ fashion stadium music. A great Rock and Roll anthem can really get your blood pumping, this is why songs like “Eye of the Tiger” and “We will Rock You” are instant classics in the hearts of many football fans across America. However one could easily argue that the biggest song in the history of stadium music is “Rock and Roll part 2” a song written by Gary Glitter, an infamous rock star who topped the charts in the 1970’s.
Chances are if you ever purchased tickets to a live event, or even watched enough games on television then you have probably heard that song before. Those legendary guitar strings and powerful drum kicks can flood any stadium with pandemonium. Unfortunately the man behind this song is probably the most evil man you never heard of.
Over the course of his career Gary Glitter has been connected to numerous pedophile charges against under aged boys and girls in several different countries.
Liverpool FC have acquired the services for superstar striker Mario Balotelli for 16 million pounds from AC Milan. After the departure of Luis Suarez this summer to Barcelona many questions were asked about were the goals would come from. Suarez lead the team and premiership with 31 goals last season. Suarez and Daniel Sturridge were quite the duo last season both accounting for 55 of the teams 101 goals last season. Balotelli is a more than suitable replacement for Suarez and the partnership of Sturridge and Balotelli looks to be a quite menacing one. Last season Balotelli recorded 18 goals for AC Milan in the Serie A. Continue reading Anfield Welcomes Super Mario