29
May

Cork F.C. invite newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to a match

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Kimye walking down the aisle. (Image: @kanyewest)

Love them or hate them, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are a hot ticket right now. Wherever they go, paparazzi, fans and media will follow.

Since the newlyweds are honeymooning in Ireland right now, Irish club Cork F.C. took advantage of the opportunity and invited the couple to come watch their Friday night match against Athlone Town FC.

They even gave Kimye specially reserved seats. It looks like they spent a lot of time getting the signs worked up …

OK, maybe not. But that clip art? Superb.

And apparently, the club’s invitation caught the eye of the celebs.

Both seem to have since unfollowed the club, but here’s hoping the happy couple takes a detour on their Irish honeymoon and makes an appearance.

UPDATE: Cork FC have told us they’ve even extended a season ticket offer Mr. and Mrs. West.

Do it, Kimye. Do it.

(H/T SB Nation)

4
Jan

Nakamura knocks bride and groom off a wedding cake

Japanese game shows never cease to provide us with golden entertainment. Today’s example: Free kick master Shunsuke Nakamura attempting to knock a bride and groom off of the top of a wedding cake.

It’s no secret that Nakamura has a spectacular ability to hit inch-perfect free kicks.

So why not see if he can do the near-impossible and hit a small cake topper off of a fake wedding cake that moves up and down and is obstructed by balloons in just 10 minutes? Simple.

Well, not exactly. Even Nakamura needed several attempts and even a little extra time until he eventually nailed it:

We’re not exactly sure what the stakes were here, but Nakamura couldn’t have been more relieved to have finally hit his target. We wonder what wacky challenge he’ll attempt next.

(Via r/soccer)

12
Dec

Sporting KC fans repay Matt Besler in a big way

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Image by USA Today Sports.

Less than a week after winning MLS Cup, Sporting KC’s Matt Besler was given the gift of a lifetime — well MANY gifts.

While there are plenty of perks that come with winning your league’s championship, nothing compares to what Besler received from the SKC fans.

Besler and his fiancée Amanda will be married this weekend. In a final gesture of support in 2013, the SKC faithful they bought out their ENTIRE wedding registry.

And should a baby shower ever be in their future, SKC fans will surely jump at the chance to buy some Sporting KC onesies for their bundle of joy.

10
Oct

Groom busts out aisle freestyle on wedding day

If your wedding day is supposed to give you the jitters — or even worse, cold feet — then Daniel Cutting is about as calm as Hindu cow.

Watch as this groom opts to make his march toward matrimony while juggling a soccer ball.

Consider all the factors stacked against him: He’s in a cramped church aisle; he has his family, friends, and the eyes of God all upon him; and oh, he’s about to pledge his life to another. And he absolutely nails it.

What a display! He even takes it up a notch by shaking hands with some of the attendees. Bonus points if he spotted his soon-to-be father-in-law.

With an entrance like this, it makes us wonder what he did for the proposal.

(h/t 101GreatGoals)

4
Oct

The USWNT take Hawaii by storm

Alex Morgan (left) and Sydney Leroux are pictured below, clearly enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Hawaii. Since last summer, these two helped the USA win the gold medal in the Olympics, and ushered in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League.

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Photo via sydneyleroux.

But Morgan and Leroux weren’t the only USA stars on vacation in Hawaii. In a funny coincidence, fellow gold medalist Kelley O’Hara was seated right next to Leroux on their flight to Hawaii:

Not only were they enjoying some poolside relaxing, but being professional athletes, it’s no surprise that they took in some of the gorgeous sights of Hawaii:

However, it didn’t take long to realize that the fact that these ladies were all gathered in Hawaii at the same time was no coincidence. It looks like there’s a not-so-well-kept secret wedding on Saturday. Abby Wambach (below, left) and Sarah Huffman (right), both Western NY Flash players, have been rumored to be dating for some time now.

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Image courtesy of Getty.

If Huffman’s Twitter photo of her left hand with a rather large ring on it wasn’t a dead giveaway in August, it’s all but clear now what’s about to take place.

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Wambach and Huffman are registered on ourwedding.com for a wedding reception in Poipu Beach Park in Hawaii for Oct. 5.

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Portland Thorns player Marian Dougherty all but confirmed the big event in an Instagram post, saying “Let the wedding festivities begin, can’t wait to celebrate the marriage of my two best friends,” and tagged Wambach and Huffman in the post.

It looks like the happy couple will be tying the knot on Saturday, and many of their oldest and closest friends are there to share in the wonderful day with them.

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We can’t wait to see the photos from what is sure to be a picturesque ceremony.

Attempts to reach Wambach and Huffman were unsuccessful.

28
Aug

USMNT’s Jay DeMerit gets DeMarried

A big congratulations goes out to Jay DeMerit for marrying former Olympic gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor this weekend!

The former USA regular and Vancouver Whitecaps captain tied the knot with McIvor Sunday in Whistler, B.C. — not far from where McIvor won the first ever gold medal in women’s ski cross for Canada in the 2010 Olympics.

DeMerit recorded the event with the instagram picture above, which was captioned with the phenomenal #DeMarried hashtag.

After rupturing his Achilles tendon on opening day of the MLS season, DeMerit is on the verge of making his comeback, just in time for the Whitecaps’ playoff push. Hopefully, though, he’s still just a couple days away so that he can enjoy a short honeymoon!

8
Jul

USWNT’s Lauren Cheney marries NBA star Jrue Holiday

Still thinking about that classic four-day July 4th weekend?

Just know, it probably wasn’t as awesome as US Women’s National Team star Lauren Cheney’s. Well, actually she is Lauren Holiday now! The US playmaker married NBA star Jrue Holiday yesterday to cap off the holiday (no pun intended) weekend.

Cheney’s club team, FC Kansas City of the NWSL, tweeted out this great picture:

As you could imagine, plenty of stars from both the soccer and the basketball world were in attendance:

Speaking of Leroux, looks like she enjoyed her long weekend as well. Looking fly!

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(photo via Instagram: sydneyleroux)