The 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament begins tonight for the men’s side, and the USA takes on Cuba in Nashville at 9 PM ET. Yanks Abroad gives a match preview. Matches air on Universal Sports Network, Mun2, CONCACAF.COM, and UniversalSports.com.
Where will you be watching? Let us know in the comments.
Another preview of the MLS kind comes from World Soccer Reader, along with some much-deserved criticism of the continued practice of games on Galavision being unavailable to MLS Live users.
Finally, Team GB revealed their new kits for the Olympics today, and much like the uniforms in Batman Forever, they decided to make visible nipples a feature. For the teams first Olympic foray in forty years on home soil, the uniforms’ design leaves a bit to be desired, but then again, what design aspect of London 2012 hasn’t been a disappointment?
Apologies in advance for all of the KCKRS links, but in my opinion they were on fire today.
- DC United has a new set of beanbag animals as a part of their merchandise collection that are a bit creepy and a bit unidentifiable.
- No matter where your loyalties lie, you have to have a lot of respect for Thierry Henry flying to England to spend a brief amount of time with the still-recovering Fabrice Muamba.
- The Shin Guardian is angling to become the Free Coffee Movement as it begins to look at the great coffee roasters of MLS cities.
- Finally, KCKRS shared a video of how Brek Shea achieved his look for FC Dallas’ appearance on the first MLS on NBC Sports Broadcast
We learned a number of lessons today:
- We got another history lesson with “Harkes on History” courtesy of The Other 87′s Tuesday Ten.
- We got a math lesson from our ally Amobi Okugo who discussed balancing his continuing college education with his soccer career with USSoccer.com.
- We got an architecture lesson from KCKRS who brings us some photos from inside the construction of Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium.
- Finally, we get a crash course in cuteness from Jay DeMerit who Tweeted a picture of himself and fellow Whitecap Joe Cannon doing some muscle recovery together:
Week two has wrapped up for Major League Soccer, and here are a few of our favorite moments on and off the field, as well as abroad:
The Chair of Britain’s Gay Football Supporters Network Chris Basiurski will be one of the final torchbearers in the London 2012 relay this summer, carrying the torch through two of the capital’s boroughs the day before the Games’ Opening Ceremonies.
Our ally Andrew Wiebe was one of the Major League Soccer staffers at the Montreal Impact’s first home game at Olympic Stadium this weekend. He gives a great report back on the atmosphere for their home debut and the record-breaking crowd.
Finally, this video has been seen by everybody, including myself multiple times, but it will always bring a smile to my face:
Here are all of this week’s team updates from our intrepid team of writers. Feeling like your team is underrepresented? We’d love to have you join us — email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being a part of the site.
So much great soccer-related video out there on the web today and it was a great distraction at work. Here it all is to provide great distractions for your evening.
Kick has their latest episode of No Holden Back, featuring Stu cooking his meals in various states of undress.
- Out Swedish footballer Anton Hysén has been revealed as one of the cast members of “Let’s Dance,” their version of “Dancing With the Stars.” Maybe when he’s visiting London this summer he and Hope Solo can hit up a ballroom together.
- Jason Davis continues his streak of awesome soccer writing this week with a review of the updated MLS Live service on USSoccerPlayers.com.
- David Beckham talks to CNN ahead of tonight’s CCL matchup with Toronto FC.
- KCKRS brings us photographs of First Lady Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron, wife of the UK Prime Minister, hanging out with the US Women’s National Team.
- We have a double dose of our ally Jason Davis. First, on Run of Play he detests the concept of the “soccer mom” and the effect that the notion has had on our league.
- On KCKRS Jason also share’s some awesome new social media video technology appropriately from the San Jose Earthquakes, MLS’ team in Silicon Valley.
- Ahead of Saint Patrick’s Day this weekend, The Other 87 comes up with an all-Irish starting eleven in their weekly Tuesday XI.
Is everyone hanging in there okay? I know I wasn’t quite match fit for a weekend full of MLS, and I’m paying for it now. But there’s one more game to look forward to tonight:
A few more things from some of our allies to share today: