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The greatest youtube soccer goal EVER! August 30, 2013

Posted by michaeltomlinson in All that is good, Asian soccer.
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The music comes at you with POWER and intrigue… A-la a a brutal scuffle between Megazord and whatever Rita Repulsa could conjure up on the day. Except this time with less property damage and more goals!!!

NOTHING gets me jacked up for some sweet, sweet J league highlights like some fucking generic mid 90’s metal, (except for possibly fiery hot SPEED metal. SOMEONE CUE SOME DRAGONFORCE DAMNIT!!!!)

Sorry that was inappropriate, back to whatever my point was. Ah yes, this fantastic golazo made possible by Leonardo. The legendary Brazilian, who for some reason spent 2 years at the Kashima Antlers scored 30 goals in 49 games, to be sure none better than this. I won’t ruin it with a description, or attempt to do it justice with my text, I suggest you just watch..

-Cheers

The upcoming World Club Cups will be in Morocco. December 19, 2011

Posted by Alex Tomchak Scott in International soccer, Moroccan soccer.
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Note: a previous version of this post stated that the next World Club Cup will be in Morocco. That is incorrect. That tournament will be held in Japan.

Fifa seemingly announced today that the 2013 and 2014 World Club Cups will take place in Morocco. I’m in favor.

The conventional take:

This is a good thing because this is an event that has heretofore only taken place in Asia. Good that it should leave that continent. It doesn’t make money anyway, so why not move it around.

My egostistical take:

If I was to make one change to FIFA, it would be the outlawing of games I personally want to watch at 2:30 a.m. Pacific time. That’s when I had to wake up to see this most recent World Club Cup final. Prime time in Morocco is far more manageable for me. (also, it probably stands a chance of increasing interest in Europe. Probably good for the tournament, but I don’t give a good goddamn about that. Why did I even bring it up.)