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18 July 4:39 de la mañana

Es el jugador más representativo de Seattle Sounders en el medio del campo, y muchos dicen que incluso es el mejor jugador actualmente en la MLS.

Ese es Osvaldo Alonso.

Claro está que no lo es en todas las posiciones de la cancha, tal y como muestra este video, donde el estelar cubano es vencido en la portería por una pequeña jugadora de fútbol.

Zapatero a sus zapatos.

09 July 11:27 de la mañana

Pavel Pardo, la leyenda mexicana y actual mediocampista del Chicago Fire, cambió la cancha de fútbol por la de beisbol  este fin de semana para para hacer un lanzamiento de conmemoración en el U.S. Cellular Field de Chicago en celebración de los White Sox y el “Orgullo Sox”.

Además del lanzamiento de la estrella azteca, un excelente grupo mariachi le dio un sabor mexicano al himno de los Estados Unidos cuando entonaron una versión especial del Star Spangled Banner.

Juzguen ustedes mismos.

30 June 5:34 de la tarde

Fans of both the LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes are showing their support (or in many cases, disdain) ahead of tonight’s #CaliClasico match-up by creating posters on Facebook

We picked out a few of our favorites, below. Like them? Hate them? Think you could do better? Get over to Facebook and prove it.

Galaxy 1 Quakes 1
Galaxy 2 Quakes 2
Galaxy 3 Quakes 3
Galaxy 4 Quakes 4

Tune in to the San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy game tonight, June 30, at 10:00 PM ET on ESPN2 and find out which fans got it right.

26 June 4:43 de la tarde

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…

26 June 1:11 de la tarde

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.

25 June 2:57 de la tarde

Whoa.

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.

Sounders beat writer Jeremiah Oshan wraps it all up here with a little more detail.

I'll leave you with one more image from the match, which had no shortage of talking points.

18 June 5:20 de la tarde

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.  

16 June 9:36 de la tarde

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!

Check the MLS Facebook page at the conclusion of the LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers game to see if your photo was selected.

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.)

Enjoy! 

15 June 12:00 de la tarde

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!

15 June 10:25 de la mañana

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.