How reddit users helped me get a Champions League ticket on my honeymoon

Earlier today, Atlético Madrid won a preseason tournament in Germany called the Audi Cup, defeating Liverpool and pissing off manager Jurgen Klopp. (“Atletico wanted to win the cup. We did also, but we also wanted to play football. Atletico only wanted to win the cup,” Klopp said.) The La Liga season begins in less than… Continue reading How reddit users helped me get a Champions League ticket on my honeymoon

Soccer for breakfast

I saw this Frosted Flakes ad called “Morning Ritual” for the first time the other day. In the commercial, a dad gently wakes his tween daughter at 4:45 am. “It’s time,” he says. The girl excitedly throws off the covers to reveal the soccer jersey she wore to bed. Her dad is wearing the same… Continue reading Soccer for breakfast

SPOTTED: Father-Son Barca Day in Park Slope

Club: FC Barcelona (not the one in Ecuador) Photo subjects: Barca Dad overcompensates for his own father’s detachment and ensures that this father-son outing upholds Park Slope parenting stereotypes. When this kid rebels, let’s hope it’s with weed and beer and not Real Madrid. Location: Park Slope, a scrubbed and comfy Brooklyn neighborhood where  molly-fueled Bushwick freelance hipsters move when they… Continue reading SPOTTED: Father-Son Barca Day in Park Slope

Izzy Tandir, Bosnia & Herzogovinia U21 striker raised in New Jersey, signs with Real Zaragoza; is he on Jurgen’s radar?

  Izzy Tandir, a 20-year-old Bosnian striker who was born in Germany and raised in Hackettstown, New Jersey , has signed with Real Zaragoza in Spain’s Segunda Division. Tandir came up through the Red Bulls youth academy before playing for FC Sochaux’s youth team in France, Sacramento Republic and Breiðablik in Iceland. He also played at… Continue reading Izzy Tandir, Bosnia & Herzogovinia U21 striker raised in New Jersey, signs with Real Zaragoza; is he on Jurgen’s radar?

Diego Simeone as the Bad Guy in Grease

Tapping the assistant referee’s head? Not a good look, bro. In general, Diego Simeone seems cool and passionate. He busted the Barcelona/Real Madrid La Liga Duopoly last season and brought Atletico to the Champions League final. He’s loyal to his players and they seem to love him. Simeone was a fantastic, gritty defensive midfielder who was once Argentina’s most capped player. … Continue reading Diego Simeone as the Bad Guy in Grease