Arsenal Players Kick Homophobia out of Soccer with Awesome Results

I know that I have been totally and completely AWOL but my post-WC burnout is always long.,..  I am now ready to fully resume granting you all my personal take on this, our beautiful game.

First up is the Rainbow Laces Campaign welcoming and supporting the LGBT community in soccer.  It is PERFECT


UNICEF Argentina Produces World Cup Song and Video – RESTORES MY FAITH

Thanks to @Reyes_0rDTf on Twitter for the link.. to the World Cup song UNICEF created with the Argentina National Team.

Notice all the young girls play soccer with the boys.. playing as equals, no sexist nonsense.  Also cameos of National team players is awesome.


Zadine, (Real) Ronaldo & Friends – 11th Annual FIFA Match Against Poverty

NOTE – IT WILL AIR ON BeINSPORTUSA at 1:55 P.M.  EST/10:55 A.M. Live and 9:00 P.M. /6:00 P.M. Replay

United Nations Development Programme – UNDP

“It’s official! The 2014 Match Against Poverty with Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo will take place in Switzerland in March. Proceeds raised will help recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most devastating storms in history.” -UNDP Facebook Page.

It is being played Tuesday March 4 th in Bern, Switzerland…

The Confirmed list of players is INSANE…

Ronald de Boer (Netherlands),

Steve McManaman and Jamie Carragher (England),

Zinedine Zidane, Robert Pires, Christian Kerembeu, Youri Djorkaeff and Patrick Vieira (France),

Gaizka Mendieta, Fernando Hierro and Michel Salgado (Spain),

Nuno Gomes, Paulo Ferreira, Fernando Couto, Luis Figo and Paulo Sousa (Portugal),

Ronaldo, Marta and Giovane Elber (Brazil),

Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic),

Gianluca Zambrotta, Gennaro Gattuso, Christian Vieri, Carlo Cudicini, Paolo Maldini and Fabio Cannavaro (Italy),

Hakan Sukur (Turkey),

Hidetoshi Nakata (Japan),

Davor Suker (Croatia),

Antonios Nikopolidis (Greece),

Santiago Solari (Argentina)

Freddie Ljungberg (Sweden)

I am SUPER EXCITED TO SEE MARTA PLAY WITH THE BOYS… THAT IS AWESOME… and girl giddy at the possibility of a defense of Cudicini, Maldini, Zambrotta, and Cannovaro (that is the stuff D&G underwear ads are made of).  Plus My new love Bobo Vieri (that kid is doing retirement right.. drunken lounging on South Beach.. ALL.THE.TIME)