6
Jul

Iker Casillas, Sara Carbonero to become parents for first time

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Congratulations are in store for one of soccer’s true power couples.

According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero revealed that they are set to become parents for the first time.

The pair were reportedly tight-lipped about their plans, but recently revealed the news to their closest family and friends earlier this week. Carbonero, a Spanish journalist, is believed to be 13 weeks pregnant.

The news comes after a tumultuous season for Casillas on the pitch, following his strained relationship with former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho after suffering a hand injury in January and subsequently falling down the pecking order at Madrid.

Despite his uncertain role at Real Madrid, and Spain’s crushing 3-0 Confederations Cup final loss to Brazil last month, the 32-year-old keeper expressed his excitement before departing to a secret vacation destination with Carbonero.

“We’re very happy,” the couple told El Mundo. “I’m going to have a baby from La Mancha,” the Spanish captain added referring to Carbonero’s city of origin.

The couple confirmed their relationship back in 2010, right before Spain’s World Cup run in South Africa. Of course, who can ever forget their iconic smooch after Spain’s World Cup final victory over the Netherlands in thrilling extra time:

13
Jun

9-year old fan grills Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

You gotta love the innocence of a child.

Brendan Rodgers sat down with a 9-year old Liverpool for an exclusive interview, in which he peppers the Reds manager with hard-hitting questions such as “What would you buy with five pounds?” and “Who is the most naughtiest [on the team]?” (We give you one guess)

If becoming the next Luis Suarez doesn’t quite work out for the kid, maybe he could join the infamous British media one day!

(LFCTV)

1
May

Portland Timbers make 8-year-old’s wish come true

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Eight-year-old Atticus Lane-Dupre loves soccer. Last fall, he started to feel pain while playing with his team, The Green Machine. He was diagnosed with cancer (Wilms’ tumor) and missed the last game of the season as a result of the treatment he was receiving.

Atticus’ wish was simple: To play in a scrimmage against the Portland Timbers with The Green Machine.

Without hesitation, the Timbers teamed up with Make-A-Wish Oregon to grant Atticus’ wish. On Wednesday morning, a select group of Timbers players played against Atticus and The Green Machine at JELD-WEN Field.

We’ll let the video take it from here:

More than 3,000 fans showed up to cheer on Atticus and The Green Machine as they beat the Timbers 10-9, with Atticus scoring four goals on Wednesday. What a stunning display of support from the Portland community. They gave him a day he’ll never forget.

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Images and video courtesy of Major League Soccer.