UPDATE: The window for retweeting closed at midnight, and Franklin Bonilla (@TrueBlueInNY) has been selected as the lucky grand prize winner. Franklin, we'll see you and a friend tomorrow at 6pm ET at Sarah D. Roosevelt Park. Hope you dig soccer and famous people, and famous soccer people. Congrats!
The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown is one of those über-cool soccer events you wish you could see from up close. This year it's all happening on Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30PM at Sarah D. Roosevelt Park in Manhattan.
And guess what? We have two VIP tickets to give away.
Here's what's at stake:
- The lucky Grand Prize winner can look forward to two front row seats to see some of the best athletes in the world battle it out, playground style. Admission to the ultra-swag after party is also included and the lucky winner will receive two shirts from the New York Red Bulls. Boom.
- Five runners-up will receive mystery gift packs from New York Red Bulls.
Entering to win is easy.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 24, 2012
You and all your friends have until midnight on Monday to do this, after which the winners will be chosen at random, contacted via Twitter direct message and announced on Tuesday.
The Grand Prize Winner will pick up his/her tickets from the MLS Insider at the event, and the only catch is you gotta figure out a way to get there at your own expense by kickoff at 6:00 PM ET. Transportation will not be provided. If you can't make the event on Wednesday, June 27, we ask you decline the prize so we can select a new winner who can attend. The five runners-up will receive their gift packs in the mail.
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Not only will the fans of the clubs be whipped into a frenzy, but the soccer culturati in the Rose City and in the Emerald City will be buzzing around to get their hands on these special-edition promo posters.
KICKTV's Jimmy Conrad is in Kiev, and he's making big predictions about who will reach the final of the EURO 2012 tournament.
Sit back, relax, put your feet up and watch your favorite MLS stars in action. Doing just that sounds like a wonderful time for any MLS fan. But how about instead of seeing the stars on TV, they pop round to your house to deliver a plethora of Xbox related goodies?
“Yes please!” would be your likely response, I’m sure.
Well that’s what’s up for grabs with MLS Xbox Home Invasion Sweepstakes. And oh yeah, make sure you clean up your living room. C.J. Sapong, Freddy Adu or Mauro Rosales might be stopping by soon…
All you have to do is go to http://xboxmls.com and enter. The grand prize is a VIP trip to MLS Cup, PLUS an MLS player will arrive at your house to deliver these great prizes:
- Xbox 360 console with a Kinect sensor
- 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold membership
- Dance Central 2 game
- Kinect Sports: Season two game
So what are you waiting for? Get to it!
Last night a group of USA fans gathered at The Hill in Midtown Manhattan to watch the Yanks take on Guatemala in World Cup Qualifying courtesy of ExtraTime Radio.
With stomachs full of free sliders, mozzarella sticks and potato skins, the bar cheered as Landon Donovan drove up the flank and passed the ball to Fabian Johnson, who dished it to Clint Dempsey to score the opening goal. Enjoy the grainy reaction footage and tell us where you watched the US pick up the road point.
Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day! You know… that day when everybody wears green and remembers to recycle their bottles (or is that St. Patrick’s Day?). Regardless, at MLS, we’re proud to be part of the movement.
You tell us
Are there any special moments you’d like to see? Tell us in the comments below.
Recycle your own moments
Going to a game?
During MLS W.O.R.K.S. Greener Goals Week, 100 percent of the electricity used at MLS stadiums will be offset with the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), ensuring that only green energy will be used at home matches taking place April 14-22.
Fans attending MLS matches during this time frame will receive flower seed and green tips. Tweet us a pic @MLSWORKS when you receive your flower seed packets and we’ll retweet our favorites!
Win a trip to MLS Cup!
MLS W.O.R.K.S. and Continental Tire have launched the “How Green Are Your Goals?” campaign as a way to engage MLS fans to participate and support environmentally friendly efforts leading up to Earth Day.
Happy Earth Day!
This week, commentators take over as NBC's main man revels in the lighter side of soccer commentary. Rimando and Shea head for a match up off the field and DeLaGarza's on the red carpet.
NBC Sports chief MLS commentator Arlo White has some fun with the guys from ETR after watching this video of English actor Steve Coogan impersonating a soccer commentator, the proof is in the pudding!
Maicon Santos has a foot like a piston engine. Eat his goal. #DCU 1-1 #MTL @ExtraTimeRadio
— Arlo White (@arlowhite) April 18, 2012
RSL's 'keeper and FC Dallas' star striker may soon have a showdown on the wooden deck of a shuffleboard table, instead of on the pitch. Intense.
Bring it brotha. “@BrekShea: Prob the best shuffle board player this side the Mississippi” http://pic.twitter.com/5M32VYQA
— Nick Rimando (@NickRimando) April 18, 2012
LA's young defender is on the red carpet with Snoop and company. Classy.
At the Bob Marley movie premiere. Passed Snoop Dogg on the red carpet, was looking for the Tupac Hologram.. http://pic.twitter.com/OY8qFZdu
— AJ DeLaGarza (@AJD_20) April 17, 2012
This well-known college basketball commentator looks to be heading for a career in soccer commentating. What's BG you may ask? Only Gus knows, the "Beautiful Game" perhaps?
I'm about to try something new, something that could change the direction of my career, life. Heres to a splash of color to the BG. Cheers!
— Gus Johnson (@gusjohnson) April 13, 2012
Vancouver's captain gets an Easter gift and gives a shout out to his Mom.
My mom is awesome for many reasons, but mainly for sending me these in the mail :) http://instagr.am/p/JgWRipSYRH/
— Jay DeMerit (@D6MERIT) April 16, 2012
If you see a soccer tweet that should be included in our top five, be sure to send it to the @MLS_Insider!
Club teams are rarely compared against national teams for obvious reasons.
But the 6-0-0 start by Sporting Kansas City has us thinking: Would the US national team coached by Jurgen Klinsmann even have a chance against today's Sporting KC starting XI if they played head-to-head?
Klinsmann has often spoken of his desire for a proactive, aggressive style that he wants to see the US impose on other countries. He has talked about wanting to raise the level of fitness of the US player.
Well, Sporting's Peter Vermes has beaten him to the punch on both those fronts and implemented the most successful 4-3-3 in the land. And it's only a matter of time before Vermes enters the discussion that often includes Jason Kreis and Dominic Kinnear as future USMNT head coaching prospects.
It's only fantasy talk -- unless Sporting KC and the USMNT met in a scrimmage of some sort -- but who would you take in that battle? Vote here.
Is he human?
We're referring to FC Dallas and USMNT right back Zach Loyd, who destroyed the Yo-Yo Level 2 Endurance Test. Here's what Schellas Hyndman told FCDallas.com about Loyd's score of 31.
“We did the Yo-Yo 2 test the other day, and Zach Loyd finished incredibly high with a 31. I think the league’s average is 22 and the Premier League’s is 23,” Hyndman said. “[To score] 31 is unbelievable.”
Chicago Fire front office extraordinaires Brendan Hannan and Jeff Crandall dared Chicago Fire forward Dominic Oduro to a race.
The fastest man in MLS was so confident he'd win the 40-yard dash, he put his salary on the line. See how it ended up below: