Comedian Leslie Jones seems to have become MLS's newest celebrity fan.
The beloved Saturday Night Live star is a frank, personal and highly entertaining voice on Twitter, and drew in fans on the platform when she live-tweeted the Olympics over the summer. And then, Saturday morning, she discovered soccer.
“Everybody out there is [expletive] beautiful,” exclaimed Jones in a short video she took on Saturday while watching a UEFA Champions League replay between FC Barcelona and Manchester City (warning: her language may be a bit salty for some audiences).
Jones – who was a standout college basketball player at Chapman University and Colorado State during her own sporting career – was back at it on Saturday night.
That's when Sounders fans brought to her attention this coverof Ville magazine from earlier this year featuring the Seattle trio of Nelson Valdez, Tyrone Mears and Zach Scott (and a few strategically placed official MLS match balls) and she tweeted out her admiration:
And Sounders FC didn't miss the opportunity to issue their own personal invite to a future match:
But it didn't end there. On Sunday, it looks like she got up and was ready to watch some more soccer...
....And luckily, MLS had four MLS playoffs games on tap for #SoccerSunday. And Jones stuck through them all, live-tweeting her favorite moments, and minting herself a fan of the New York Red Bulls
and possibly also NYCFC too? Hey, she's a New York native, and she can go experience the teams IRL before she picks one, right?
She appreciated Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch and some of the standouts in the Montreal Impact vs. New York Red Bulls game....
....as well as the talent among their rivals at NYCFC, who were visiting Toronto FC.
...And let's just say she especially appreciated all of Tim Howard's qualities.
But it wasn't all about eye candy, though. Jones, an avowed sports fan in general, got into the spirit of the on-field action and the culture around the game, too.
And this is not a bad start for a goal call, when Toronto FC finally opened the scoring against NYCFC:
Even better, she stuck it out through all four back-to-back games.... up to the Sounders' game-winning stunners.
We know that feel, Leslie, we know. See you next Soccer Sunday?