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Fútbol’s Hottest Little Bachelor is Officially Off the Market

23 Jul

That’s right. Our beloved little James Rodriguez, a youngster of only 23 years, has sealed the deal with Champions League titleholders Real Madrid for the upcoming six seasons. Continue reading

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More Breakups, Makeups, the Massive Turn Up, and James’ World Cup Goal

22 Jul
via The Guardian

via The Guardian

First we get a WHAM BAM NO MORE LAHM, and now Gerrard?!?!? I refuse to accept reality! But I guess it’s official. The 34-year-old English captain has announced that he is hanging up his international boots after 114 caps. However, he plans to stay involved in the FA, and he will still play for Liverpool. If it wasn’t for my upcoming photo shoot, I would go to my pantry and eat my feelings and cry over Gerrard’s departure. So let’s analyze the German turn-up instead… Continue reading

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Heyyys, Adieus, Rumors, & New Rules

18 Jul

I honestly don’t know what to do with myself afer the World Cup. It was a month of futbol ALL DAY EVERYDAY, and of course I was in heaven. Oh well, back to reality. I decided that I will keep futbol busy by obsessing over the summer transfer window. I have good and bad news. Bad news first.

PHILIPP LAHM IS LEAVING US! NOOOOOOOOOOO. Why?!?!

lahm-2The Germany team captain has announced his retirement from international futbol. Well, at least he made a smart move and left on an excellent note. Come on, who wouldn’t want to be remembered as the Captain of the world champions? Today, the 30-year-old German full back and defensive midfielder announced his retirement from international football.

 

 

“It is the right time for me. I have totally enjoyed my time with the national team.”

His legacy as an international futbol star is quite impressive.  Overall, he appeared in 113 matches since 2004, was part of the World Cup All-Star Team in 206, 2010, and 2014, and ended by leading his team to win the 2014 World Cup.  Not bad at all.  However, Lahm will continue to grace your TV screens, as he will still play for club side Bayern Munich, so don’t cry too much yet.

On a different note…
int_140713_INET_ESPN_FCReal Madrid is apparently going all out on a mega shopping spree.  Just yesterday, they signed Bayern Munich’s 24 year old Toni Kroos on a six year deal, for the bargain sum of 30 million euros.  Now, rumor has it that they want young Colombian star James Rodriguez, and are willing to get rid of Isco in order to get the 85 million euros that AC Monaco wants in order to give up James.  In only one year, little James’ worth rose from 45 to 85 million.  I can only dream to ever in my life be worth that much. *sigh*

Umm, so what’s up with Sami Khedira?  Word on the streets says that he’s leaving Real for either Chelsea or Arsenal (to reunite with his bromantic partner Mesut Ozil??).   

hi-res-7d4f789fb32d1adf4f86a9063a84d4ee_crop_northCosta Rica’s World Cup star Keylor Navas is also supposedly joining Real Madrid and will compete with Casillas and Lopez (if Lopez stays) for a starring role.

 

 

 

Dang, if all these rumors are true, Real is totally snatching the cream of the crop. I find the transfer windows particulary interesting.  You sell this player to make money for that player to satisfy the need for a specific playing position…it’s almost like rearranging pieces to complete a puzzle.  

Keeping the lads on check

Xabi Alonso missed the Champions League final this year because of the old rule

Xabi Alonso missed the Champions League final this year because of the old rule

Now the UEFA came up with a new rule that I found intriguing.  From now on, during the Champions League and Europa League tournaments, yellow cards from the beginning of the group stage will expire on completion of the quarterfinals. This means that bookings won’t be carried forward to the semifinals (UEFA Club Competitions Committee)  What effect do you think this will have?

 

I don’t really have drama in my personal life (except for an annoying breakup), so I’m leading an entertaining life through these players.  Talk about a day in the no-life life of this blogger.

THE WORLD CUP

13 Jun

Yep, that’s it. The World Cup is here. This is like heavenly cupcakes for The Stilettos of Futbol.
And, of course this tournament started with drama.  It’s as if the teams are purposely performing for S.O.F. As soon as the Brazuca started rolling in the Brazil v. Croatia opening game, this is what occurred…

First, Marcelo committed social suicide by scoring against his own team in the 11th minute.  But Neymar equalized the score by delivering a successful shot from midfield in the 29th minute.  The score was 1-1 at halftime.

Then came Fred and decided to put on a show in the 79th minute.  He pretended as if Dejan Lovren fouled him, Ref Yuichi Nishiura believed him, and he awarded Lovren a yellow card and a penalty kick to Brazil, which Neymar easily netted.

This is why I am an advocate of instant replay in futbol! Oh well, it could have been worse.  Hulk could have hit somebody’s head with his cleats and gotten banned for another three years, right?

In any case, Oscar scored for Brazil in the , resulting in a final score of 3-1 in favor of the host country.

Croatia supporters, Niko Kovac, the head coach, were not happy and backlashed against the performance. 

This was the opening match in a nutshell:
Who: Brazil v. Croatia (Group A)
What: Playing the World Cup 2014 opening game
When: June 12, 2014
Where: Arena Corinthians
Why: BECAUSE IT’S THE WORLD CUP
How: 3-1 in favor of Brazil

 Next up we have:

Mexico v. Cameroon (Group A)- I’m half Mexican, so I am rooting for Mexico.
Spain v. Netherlands (Group B) – REMATCH! I’m supposed to be in my spinning class at that time, but I will run on the treadmill instead so I can watch the game.  We futbol lovers need to make adjustments, you know.  Plus, I can’t wait to see the Dutch trying to get revenge on the Spanish.
Australia v. Chile (Group B) – We shall see!

La Pulga Biónica Will Be Out for Two or Three Weeks

14 May

Today is a beautifully warm spring day in San Diego. I woke up to the sound of birds singing so loudly that I couldn’t concentrate on my squat challenge.  I didn’t mind much, though.  The music of nature is never a bad distraction.  Oh my goodness, I’m now freaking myself out with this poetic talk. 

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Poor prom queen

   Anyway, my morning happiness was clouded by some very bad news concerning four-time FIFA’s Player of the Year, His Majestic  Highness, La Pulga Lionel Messi.  Continue reading

NO, Fergie, PLEASE don’t leave!… Heyy, Dave…

10 May

 fergiestatueMy day began on a sad note. After 26 years of coaching English futbol giants Manchester United, 71-year-old-gum-chewing-master Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement. Fergie had spread a similar rumor back in the 2001-2002 season, which backfired, and he vowed to never do it again. Rumor spreader. This time, though, it is true.  I almost cried. Continue reading

Champions League Quarterfinals Draw

15 Mar

These are the results of the draw. No, we won’t have any big rivalry showdowns *tears*. Mark your calendars before you forget!
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