Play on, boys
“As a team on the inside, we talked about it beforehand. Not knowing what the game would be like, how the conditions would be, but the thing that had to be there was the commitment, the mentality, the determination, the willingness of every guy to fight for the guy next to him. So I think on a night like tonight, that’s what carried us through.” - Michael Bradley
On a night where parkas would have been preferable to long sleeve jerseys, the US Men’s National Team managed to come away with an important win against Costa Rica on Friday night in their quest for a spot in Brazil next year. But while the US came away with the points, the fans were the real winners.
Here’s to the United States and Costa Rica for battling through and giving us all a night to remember. [Posted by Maxi]
Whatever you call this sport, we want in.
Some brave words in The Times today by Mark Cavendish on how cycling’s been tainted by the Lance Armstrong doping scandal…
Wonderful images of African grassroots football taken by photographer Jessica Hilltout. You can see more photos over on her website in a collection called amen. There’s a book too Amen - Grassroots Football in Africa by Jessica Hilltout which is an essential addition to any discerning football fan’s library.
A game of football during the Christmas Truce between British & German soldiers on the western front in 1914 .
The Emperors new clothes.
Used to dislike Cav for his brashness, but these days he’s proper #balleur . Mad styles.