This week, we see the antics of two Sporting Kansas City youngsters on the golf course, two ex-MLS stars share a curry in England and Timbers rookie Andrew Jean-Baptiste shares his favorite movie quote.
So this is what Sporting's young strikers Soony Saad and Dominic Dwyer get up to in their spare time!? Will Tiger Woods start doing this soon?
big birdie putt, @SoonySaad checking his line haha #Clueless http://pic.twitter.com/UTQ9KlnG
— Dominic Dwyer (@Ddwyer14) April 11, 2012
US International Stuart Holden enjoys a "rubby murray" (slang for Indian food in England), with fellow US International Robbie Rogers and brother Euan Holden - who also plays professionally for Stockport County in England.
Knocked back a solid Indian for dinner with @EuanHolden and @robbierogers ! #spicy http://instagr.am/p/JSouFiLFo1/
— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) April 11, 2012
Many people complain about the view from their office window - too many pigeons, construction work, etc. But Real Salt Lake's captain Kyle Beckerman can have no such complaints about the view from his "office." Wow.
Soccer w/ view. http://instagr.am/p/JP_KBCwRdy/
— Kyle Beckerman (@KyleBeckerman) April 10, 2012
Portland Timbers rookie Andrew Jean-Baptiste was drafted with the 8th overall pick this year. The former UCONN standout spends most of his time on Twitter. Here he shares a classic movie quote....well, sort of.
"Back up, put the gun down and get me some Tropical Fruit Bubblelicious.............................and some Skittles!" - Bad Boys
— Andrew Jean-Baptiste (@ajeanbaptiste92) April 10, 2012
Liverpool striker and Welsh legend Craig Bellamy has always been a colorful character. Leander Schaerlaecken is eagerly anticipating a possible move to MLS.
Does anybody else think it would be really fun to see Craig Bellamy playing in MLS?
— Leander Schaerlaecken (@LeanderESPN) April 11, 2012
If you see a soccer tweet that should be included in our top five, be sure to send it to the @MLS_Insider!
With the Twitter world working overtime during the MLS season, every Friday we'll post five of the most inventive and interesting tweets from the North American soccer community from the previous week.
The best snippets of entertainment, knowledge and intrigue from inside the world of North American soccer will be displayed here, so be sure to keep up to date on what the players, coaches and journalists are tweeting about.
In our first week, we see how SI.com's Grant Wahl is having pet issues, USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann addresses his squad and an MLS star enjoys early morning word puzzles.
So here they are: our five favorites from soccer's Twitterati:
Well done to @clint_dempsey for scoring his 13th Premier League goal of season, extending his own American record. #USMNT.
— Jurgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) March 31, 2012
This man @BigAfrika88 wakes up at 6:40AM guess what's the 1st thing he did? No not brush his teeth, "Starts playing Scramble wit friends SMH
— Kei Kamara (@keikamara) April 2, 2012
Big last-second win for Dallas vs NE. In other news, my 5-pound poodle Coco tried to take on a 130-pound Bernese mountain dog.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) April 5, 2012
Nagbe is ballin, @MLS is on the rise! #MLS
— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) April 3, 2012
There's nothing quite like a feud between Marc Burch and Daniel Woolard to get the neutrals pumped for the weekend.
— Kyle McCarthy (@kylejmccarthy) April 6, 2012
We're telling the Major League Soccer story with Facebook's new profile.
Facebook has grown over the years to capture the growth of the League and engage with our fans in a timely, authentic, media-rich way. Now, with Facebook Timeline, we now have a home for all the great MLS stories we’ve shared with our fans over the years. We’ve also posted many of our most memorable videos, photos, updates, awards and events since our founding in 1995.
Along with the history section on MLSsoccer.com, this is where we’re telling the story of MLS, from beginning, to middle, to now.
On February 11, Team MLS/SUM raised over $75,000 to support Cycle for Survival, the national, indoor relay-style team cycling event that has raised more than $9 million in support of lifesaving research on rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
— Will Kuhns (@will_kuhns) February 11, 2012
This year's event broke all records and has provided Memorial Sloan Kettering with over $8M in funds. Every dollar raised by Cycle goes directly to Memorial Sloan-Kettering for research on rare cancers, paving the way for new, more effective treatment options.
— Lauren Lee Brophy (@Lauren_Brophy) February 11, 2012
The event was inspiring, emotional and fun, and wouldn't have been possible without the support of our friends, family and fans. A sincere thanks to everybody, and if you have interest in learning more about Cycle for Survival, you can visit www.CycleforSurvival.org.
You've said those three magical words, "I love you," a thousand times before. You've given chocolate, roses... maybe even diamonds.
But on this Valentine's Day, MLS fans tried something different:
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) February 14, 2012
Tweets have been pouring in all day with photos ranging from first dates to wedding days. Below are just a couple of our faves. For more, check out the MLS Twitter page. Enjoy!
— Brent Chaney (@M_F_Chainsaw) February 14, 2012
— Althea (@Althea_PDX) February 14, 2012
— Nancy Norton (@spsoccermom) February 14, 2012
— James H (@nobius) February 14, 2012
You might have noticed that we recently fixed an iPad crash in MatchDay 2011 and wondered why it isn't the 2012 app. Development for the 2012 MLS MatchDay app is well under way for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone. We are redesigning the app and posting new screenshots to the wonderful dribbble.com design community. Take a look and let us know what you think!