i don't have ANY livejournal friends that like football :'( they all think it's a stupid sport. omg.
so, comment here with your name, where you're from, favorite team (or teamS if you really can't choose :D), and your favorite players and you can meet some new people that share your interests.
my name's linda. i'm from the USA, which is why i might slip and call it soccer sometimes, jsyk. my favorite teams: man utd, liverpool (haha, i understand the irony!), and valencia cf my favorite player: david villa and cristiano ronaldo. oh and i can't forget casillas and fernando torres. yum.
BTW: try not to bash other people's teams or what not :) BE NICE PPL!
- liverpool vs real madrid - liverpool vs real madrid - liverpool vs real madrid - valencia vs real madrid tonight [god, real is like the guy everybody warned me about and now that i'm in love with him he's got me pregnant, on drugs and is generally fucking up my life BUT I LIKE IT] - liverpool vs arsenal on sunday.. IF THIS ENDS IN ANOTHER DRAW I WON'T KNOW WHETHER TO THROW MYSELF OUT THE WINDOW OR CELEBRATE - have i mentioned liverpool vs real madrid?
CHICAGO (Dec. 18, 2008) – For their excellence at the highest levels of the sport, U.S. Soccer named U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard as the 2008 Male Athlete of the Year and U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Carli Lloyd as the 2008 Female Athlete of the Year. MNT and Under-23 MNT midfielder Sacha Kljestan and U-17 WNT midfielder Kristie Mewis won the Young Male and Young Female Awards, respectively. The U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award is the highest honor awarded to soccer players in the U.S
As in years past, online votes registered at ussoccer.com counted for 50 percent of the total votes, while the other 50 percent was represented by votes compiled from members of the national media and U.S. Soccer representatives, including National Team coaches and the members of the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors.
I WAS ALL SAD ABOUT THE SAD REAL NEWS AND THINKING ABOUT THE OTHER INJURIES AND I WENT TO GOOGLE SR4'S INJURY AND I WAS ACCIDENTALLY ON IMAGE SEARCH, AND I WAS LOOKING AT THE FIRST PAGE OF RESULTS AND WE ARE ON IT!
Los Blancos are reportedly readying a sensational summer swoop for the Gunners' long-serving gaffer...
The News of the World reports thats Real Madrid are hatching a plan to make Arsene Wenger their new coach at the end of the season.
The Spanish giants recently installed Juande Ramos, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager, after Bernd Schuster was given his marching orders following a string of unimpressive results.
But the ex-Sevilla coach's contract only runs until the close of the current campaign, as the Blancos board were unwilling to grant a long-term deal to man who left Spurs winless at the foot of the Premier League table.
So Ramon Calderon, the Bernabeu president, has continued his search for a top-drawer tactician and has supposedly singled out Ramos' old North London counterpart to take up the reins as of next summer.
Some might find it curious that Los Merengues would target Wenger when he has failed to steer Arsenal to any sort of silverware since 2005, but his legacy stretches beyond titles and trophies.
The Frenchman is perhaps most famous - or infamous - for his youth policy at Ashburton Grove, having blooded the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Gael Clichy and Theo Walcott as teenagers instead of spending huge sums of money on ready-made stars.
Madrid's youth system has come under considerable criticism of late, most notably from within the club. Calderon has made no secret of his displeasure with the lack of youngsters making the step up from the cantera, a view which forced Michel to quit as the club's youth director recently.
Continental standards typically prevent the head coach from having too much involvement with matters outside the first team, but Real could well atempt to lure Wenger by promising him the chance to help rebuild the club's development program.
However, even with Arsenal struggling somewhat at the moment, the chances of the Frenchman leaving the Emirates remains extremely remote, especially as his current contract doesn't expire until 2011.
David Beckham tonight revealed that he has missed playing football "at the highest level'' after being presented as an AC Milan player ahead of a three-month loan deal from the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Beckham, 33, has negotiated a move to the Serie A giants in a bid to remain match fit and stay in the thoughts of England manager Fabio Capello.
His move to LA Galaxy from Real Madrid last year was perceived at the time as a step backwards to a league that has still to establish itself as big-hitter on the world stage, and the former England captain admitted that a move to Milan represented a move back into the mainstream.
"Moving to America was a big step for me because there was a lot of people who were criticising the move, but I still believe it was a move where I wanted to challenge myself and I was able to challenge myself in different ways,'' Beckham told a press conference in Milan tonight.
"But I have always said that I would always miss playing at the highest level. I'm not saying that in America they won't get to the highest level - it will take time and it will happen. But with five months off during the season I personally can't do that.
"I needed to be able to be playing top-flight football to keep myself fit, to keep myself in contention for other things that are going on.''
Beckham, who began the press conference by addressing the assembled media with a few words in Italian, will be in the stands to watch his new team take on Udinese tomorrow evening.
He will then join them at a training camp in Dubai and could make his debut when the Serie A season resumes with a trip to Roma on January 11.
The former Manchester United midfielder added: "I'm really happy to be here, it is a great honour. I hope to add to the team, I hope to give everything that I've always given in my career and it's a huge honour.
"To be able to have the chance to play for another one of the biggest clubs in the world...I've played for the biggest club in England, the biggest club in Spain and now I'm going to be playing for the biggest club in Italy.
"I've been very lucky in my career to have done that, and I'm just going to enjoy it because I think to be given this opportunity is incredible.''
Beckham added he was delighted to join what is already a glittering array of talent in the Milan dressing room, and he insists he does expect not to be an automatic inclusion in coach Carlo Ancelotti's line-up.
He said: "I wouldn't have taken this opportunity if I didn't think I could help the team. It's not about anything else apart from the football. I've come here to play with some of the best players in the world.
"To be able to step on to the training field with Kaka, [Andrea] Pirlo, [Paolo] Maldini, Ronaldinho...there's so many players that I've always watched and played against but never played with.
"There's some great players out there and I don't expect to walk in on the first day and be starting in the team, it doesn't happen like that. I'm going work hard in training, I'm going to get my fitness - because I need to - and then once I'm fit, hopefully I can get some time in the team, and hopefully help.
Another interesting quote I found from him that wasn't in this article is ""Capello just told me to play at the highest level and thus Milan was the perfect choice.
"It will be hard to play straight away. I am feeling fine, I just need to train. I am thinking about staying here for years, even though you never know what might happen."
I'm soooooo glad that he's back in Europe and I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM TOMORROW during the Udinese game. And playing along side mi marido Ronaldinho is probably going to give me a heartattack. He'll be training with the boys in Dubai during the winter break and will hopefully be playing with them at the beginning of next year. God, I hope he stays in Milan. SIGH. <333