9
Oct

Alan Gordon trying to win LA Galaxy fan’s hearts with beer

Forward Alan Gordon recently returned to the LA Galaxy after several years away playing for California rival San Jose Earthquakes.

Gordon wasn’t exactly the most loved player during his time at LA, and playing for the Quakes only widened the rift between him and the Galaxy supporters.

But, now that he’s back (and scoring goals a solid rate), Gordo is doing everything he can to endear himself to the LA faithful.

That includes beer. Lots of it.

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First, Gordon chugged a beer in front of one of the supporters’ sections after an LA win.

And now, he’s turning the tables and providing beer for ALL of the fans.

9
Oct

One night only! Portland Timbers allow fans to root for rivals Seattle

By Kyle McCarthy 

Portland is in the middle of a tussle with Vancouver for the fifth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Every point matters as the season winds to a close.

The circumstances are so tense in Portland that Timbers fans might even need to do the unthinkable on Friday: root for their hated rivals from Seattle.

Luckily, club owner Merritt Paulson gave them permission.

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It isn’t by choice or design. Seattle hosts Vancouver in a potential six-pointer. If the Whitecaps somehow manage to collect all three points at CenturyLink Field, then they will leap over the Timbers in the standings.

So, for two hours, Timbers fans must swallow their pride and root for their bitter rivals, as difficult as it may be.

5
Oct

Clint Dempsey’s nifty backheel pass leads to Sounders goal

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Marco Pappa chipped in a lovely goal during the Seattle Sounders’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids, but it was teammate Clint Dempsey’s cheeky set-up that was the real highlight on the play.

Backheel assists are special enough, but Deuce’s was extra special. A Zidane Turn - Backheel pass hybrid. Brilliant stuff.

5
Oct

Robbie Keane won’t stop scoring golazos

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We’re starting to sound like a broken record, but Robbie Keane is scoring ridiculous goals again.

Keane goes for power and precision this time with a clean side-footed volley into the bottom corner. Nuts.

He then proceeds to bust out the “Russell Crowe in Gladiator” pose:

Are you not entertained?

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14
Sep

Blas Perez unintentionally scores wonder goal

FC Dallas striker Blas Perez was the Man of the Match in a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, scoring both goals. But he really should’ve been named “Magician of the Match,” because Perez’s first goal was scored from a truly impossible angle:

Yeah, there’s no way he meant to do that.

Or did he?

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6
Sep

34 seconds! Goalkeeper receives fastest red card in MLS history

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Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Joe Nasco was “rapidly” sent off after just 34 seconds into Friday’s 6-0 loss to the LA Galaxy for deliberately tripping up Alan Gordon on the very first chance of the match:

Maybe he just wanted to beat the traffic?

Nasco, a former police officer who made his MLS debut just six days earlier at the age of 30, is now the not-so-proud owner of the record for fastest red card in league history.

The previous record was set by New York Red Bulls defender Carlos Johnson, who received his marching orders in the second minute against Sporting KC in 2009.

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25
Aug

Portland Timbers unfurl epic ‘Wizard of Oz’ tifo ahead of Seattle Sounders clash

The Timbers Army is at it again.

As you would expect anytime the Seattle Sounders come to town, the fans in Portland conjured up an epic pre-match tifo to give their rivals a warm welcome to Providence Park for Sunday’s Cascadia Cup match.

This time, they really out-did themselves with a Wizard of Oz-themed tifo. A yellow brick road connected Dorothy holding a can of gasoline on one end, and a burning city of Seattle (appropriately known as the “Emerald City”) on the other. The message “There’s no place like home” hung right above it.

The tifo was absolutely brilliant. Their team? Well, the Sounders left Portland with a convincing 4-2 win over their bitter northwest rivals.

Check the tifo out in action, below:

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19
Aug

Colorado’s Dillon Serna scores cracking volley vs DC United

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Take a bow, Dillon Serna.

The Colorado Rapids youngster is one of the hottest up-and-coming talents in Major League Soccer, and he showed us why on Sunday.

With his side tied 1-1 at DC United, Serna scored this stunning goal from 35 yards out for a 2-1 lead, then celebrated with a textbook back flip to boot:

That’ll do, Dillon. That’ll do.

Actually no it didn’t because the Rapids still lost, but don’t let that little fact ruin the moment. What a hit!

H/T Reddit

17
Aug

Pirlo tricks Singapore wall to score cheeky free kick goal

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Andrea Pirlo has us all hot and bothered over here in the United States after telling reporters recently he is considering a move to Major League Soccer once his contract expires with Juventus in 2016.

As if we aren’t already crushing enough over the man with that beard, the Italy midfielder scored this lovely free kick goal in a friendly vs Singapore on Saturday:

Stop it, Andrea. Just stop it!

H/T Reddit

11
Aug

Clint Dempsey gives child his kit for a couple of handfuls of popcorn

Clint Dempsey played 89 minutes against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night, and as expected, was a little bit hungry after the match ended. Where could the Seattle Sounders striker find himself some food?

Aha! The small child sitting field-side with the giant bucket of popcorn. Surely he’d want to share with the USA star, right?

Well, there had to be something for the little kid to get in return for his precious popcorn. Clint gratefully obliged:

So Dempsey gets a stomach full of popcorn, and the little boy gets a sweaty, game-worn (and absolutely priceless) jersey. Seems like a fair trade.

But for real Clint, you’re the man.

(H/T SB Nation)