MLS stars take "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise ALS awareness; Robbie Keane steals show | SIDELINE
The "Ice Bucket Challenge" has taken over social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in recent days.
"What's the Ice Bucket Challenge," you ask? It's actually pretty simple, and it's all to raise awareness about the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Someone — presumably someone you know — is filmed while they or someone else pours a bucket or cooler full of ice cold water on the top of their head. They then challenge a handful of other people to do the same within the next 24 hourse.
If they comply, they have completed the challenge. If they fail to do so, they are encouraged to donate a sum of money to any number of charities supporting ALS research. If they do not do either, they shall be ridiculed publicly.
So a number of Major League Soccer players got involved with the challenge, typically calling out one another and putting their best buds on the spot right after dousing and freezing themselves.
A few examples can be seen below.
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) August 10, 2014
That was New England Revolution duo Chris Tierney and Charlie Davies, NBCSN's Kyle Martino, Bolton Wanderers and US national team midfielder Stuart Holden, ESPN's Alexi Lalas, Chicago Fire forward and reigning MLS MVP Mike Magee, Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando and USMNT goalkeeper Brad Guzan.
When throwing out his subsequent challenge, Magee elected to challenge perhaps the biggest fish in the MLS pond — his former LA Galaxy teammate Robbie Keane.
No way Keane takes that challenge — assuming he ever actually hears about it, as he's not on Twitter or Instagram, where the challenge was shared by Magee. He'll write a check to an ALS research charity, and that'll be that, right?
Wrong. Keane took Magee's challenge, he completed it, and made the rest of us feel vastly inferior and inadequate in our relatively boring, mundane, everyday lives in doing so. The "Ice Bucket Challenge" should be considered over, because Robbie Keane has scored the winner.