Y Marco Pappa se unió al Equipo Pepsi.
Como ya es costumbre en muchos de los comerciales de Pepsi, varias de las estrellas del fútbol mundial hacen parte de sus inteligentes y graciosas propagandas, incluyendo a estrellas como Kaká, David Beckham y en su momento hasta a Roberto Carlos (como olvidar este).
Sin embargo, para este 2012, la presencia emelesera se hizo sentir con la adición de Pappa del Chicago Fire en su último comercial. El volante guatemalteco actúa junto a estrellas como Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Sergio Agüero y Fernando Torres en el comercial “Donde hay Pepsi, hay fútbol”.
Juzguen por ustedes mismos…
Poison are scheduled for a July 28 concert at Santa Clara University's Buck Shaw Stadium.
Ok, no, not really. But it is Steven Lenhart Wig Night when the San Jose Earthquakes host the Chicago Fire. Think people could tell the difference?
In honor of one of the most recognizable heads of hair in MLS – and oh yeah, his five goals on the league's best team aren't too shabby either – the Quakes will be giving out 2,500 blond wigs to fans.
Now all they'd need is some background music to complete the experience – that is, if it doesn't already come with the wigs.
Timbers Army brought the heat this weekend at JELD-WEN Field, adding another epic tifo to the growing list of massive displays that seem to serve as the precursors to Portland-Seattle matches. (See Portland's King of Clubs and Seattle's Decades of Dominance for example.)
As you can see above, the banner stretched across the entirety of the north end of the stadium, creating an absolutely stunning tribute to the city of Portland and its soccer past. The Timbers Army hit all the right notes with this effort: the Portland skyline, city and cascadia flags and Clive Charles right smack in the middle as a focal point. That's soccer art, for sure.
I'll leave you with one more image from the match, which had no shortage of talking points.
México derrotó convincentemente a Brasil el pasado 3 de julio con un 2-0 gracias a goles de Giovani dos Santos y Javier “Chicharito” Hernández en el lujoso Cowboys Stadium en Arlington, Texas. Sin embargo, fue el público el que hizo historia ese día al romper el récord mundial de la ola de mayor duración.
A mitad de tiempo, el presentador de Republica Deportiva de Univisión, Fernando Fiore, orquestó lo que sería una ola de siete minutos de duración, auspiciada por Degree Men. Los casi 85.000 espectadores no defraudaron. Bien hecho por la afición mexicana y brasileña que fue al partido.
Sunday, June 17, is Father's Day, and we're honoring all the dads out there who make their kids' time in soccer so special.
Here's the deal: Dads/kids, send us your very best soccer-related pictures of you two by tweeting the image to @MLS with a description and the hashtag #SoccerDads. We will be selecting some of the best ones and using them in a photo album on the MLS Facebook page. We can't wait to see your entries!
And while you're thinking about which awesome photo to send us, get in the Father's Day spirit as Sporting Kansas City's Teal Bunbury reflects on the impact his dad had on him. (Some of you may recognize the video from last year, but we think this story is timeless.)
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!
After watching from afar as Jimmy Conrad and Kick TV cavort around Poland enjoying Euro 2012, I'm pretty much at a loss for words.
Life isn't fair, that much is clear to me now. Of course, that sentiment is also coming from someone who has watched all but one game of the tournament, so I'm sure there isn't going to be much sympathy coming my way.
Still, the tournament looks like a blast apart from a few scattered incidents, and fortunately Conrad has been kind enough (it's his job after all) to send back regular reports from the front lines, where Zywiec flows freely from the taps, song crops up around every corner and faces rarely go unpainted.
If you haven't been paying attention for the past few days, check out Jimmy's horse-drawn carriage interview with Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl and his afternoon of revelry with Croatian fans. Let's just say he seizes the day in Poznan.
Habrán perdido 2-1 ante México, pero la pasión de la gente de El Salvador hacia sus jugadores es admirable, especialmente hacia el defensa de los Portland Timbers, Steve Purdy.
El espigado salvadoreño-estadounidense tuvo una gran actuación ante los jugadores aztecas, logrando cumplir la difícil misión de marcar a Giovani Dos Santos y Javier “Chicharito” Hernández. La afición cuscatleca se hizo notar en Twitter, donde una y otra vez elogiaron el trabajo del jugador de los Timbers.
Estos son algunos de los mejores tweets:
@spurdy25 gran partidazo Steve! te recompensaron con unas 3 pupusas y chocolate por lo menos! jejeje SOS GRANDE! y el Cusca te quedo GENIAL!
— Mauricio Ventura (@MauVenturaE) June 14, 2012
@spurdy25 gracias purdy por jugar pArA el salvador sos grande anulaste al chicharito ayer DIOS TE BENDIGA #grandePurdy
— Henry Alexander (@Henry_ramirez92) June 13, 2012
No s x nada pro @spurdy25 Jugaste un gran partido anulaste a Gio y Chicharo Q diferencia cuando jugas necesitamos +Purdys en @LaSelecta_ESA
— Marvin Henriquez (@Marvinfrances) June 14, 2012
@spurdy25 Diste los mejor en el partido vs México, todo El Salvador te apoya.
— Amilcar (@Psicodelic0_) June 14, 2012
@spurdy25 Thank u for being a source of inspiration. That above all is what our country needs. May u be blessed and stay healthy. Be well
— La Selecta (@laselectadotcom) June 14, 2012
A sus 27 años, Purdy se encuentra jugando su segunda temporada con los Timbers y aunque ha tenido tiempo limitado en el campo (3 partidos como titular), dejó demostrado ante México que es lo que El Salvador justamente necesita para afrontar las difíciles eliminatorias mundialistas.
*A previous version of this story claimed 500,000 Salvadorans welcomed Mexico at their hotel. After further review, the original article states around 1,500 were in attendance. Use online translation services with extreme caution.
You probably thought the US would have it bad in Guatemala City, what with the normal torments experienced by American sides venturing down to Central America.
But that appears to be strictly child's play when compared to the reception Mexico is getting in El Salvador. According to MedioTiempo.com, somewhere around 1,500 Salvadorans* gathered at El Tri's hotel on Monday night in San Salvador to make sure the team that arrives at Estadio Cuscatlán on Tuesday is running on as little sleep as possible. Google Translate tells me that the crowd banged drums, sang songs inapproriate for this space and set off rockets throughout the night, while also killing time by "jiggling" the cars that had the unfortune to turn up the wrong street.
You know, a normal Monday night with Mexico in town.
Now, I'm not entirely sure I buy the claim that the gathering drew 500,000 people – essentially a fifth of the city's metro population – but The video and photos paint a pretty clear picture. The Salvadoran fans mean business, and Mexico haven't even walked out of the tunnel yet.
But now he gets to go to Poland and Ukraine for EURO2012?
Now, I've been to a World Cup, a Confederations Cup, a Gold Cup, and an Africa Cup of Nations. But I've never been to a Euro tournament. They say it's the best of them all, at least on the field. All those great, highly paid Europeans doing what they do best.
But come on, Jimmy. Do you need to go over there and drive around and watch soccer and hang out with fans in Warsaw and Kiev and Gdansk? And someone else is footing the bill? Really?
Yes, Jimmy, I am jealous. Very jealous.
At least bring back some real kielbasa. That's the least you could do.