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It’s Official: Lucas Vázquez (Re-joins) Real Madrid

2 Jul

real_madrid_logoA canterano returns home! The mothership made the announcement today.

Real Madrid C. F. has exercised their buy-back contract rights over Lucas Vázquez in the existing agreement with R. C. D. Espanyol. The player will remain linked to our club for the next five seasons.

– Lozil

Happy Birthday El Pirata!

2 Jul
Granero/San Sebastian/23-01-2014/LUSA

Granero/San Sebastian/23-01-2014/LUSA

Happy 28th birthday to our beloved hipster pirate.I miss him terribly but knowing that he’s happy in San Sebastian (aka the Ancestral Land of Xabis) makes me feel much better. Feliz cumpleaños, Esteban!

– Lozil

Becks For Sprint

1 Jul

David Beckham is starring in Sprint’s new All-In commercial. Who among us wouldn’t follow Becks around like a puppy given half a chance?

– Lozil

Happy Birthday Raul!

27 Jun

raul cosmosHappy 38th birthday to the glorious Raul! Having managed to get about 6 inches away from him back in May, I can vouch for the fact that he is perfect in every way. Shigs particularly likes his flaring nostrils. That may seem strange, but I must agree, they are fabulous.  Feliz cumpleaños, Raul!

– Lozil

Cut 2 The Chase

26 Jun

Canada_Olympic_Logo_RebrandThanks to watishista hopechaser, I just discovered the Cut 2 The Chase podcast which covers the women’s game and I’m having a listen right now.  It features interviews with players, coaches and administrators sharing stories of their experiences in the game.  For the Spanish speakers, there’s an interview with Verónica Boquete. All the rest are in English. Cut 2 The Chase is currently raising money on IndieGoGo to fund a trip to the last week of the Women’s World Cup to conduct interviews. If you can, help them out with a donation (I did) and if you’re a bit skint at the moment, share the link to their campaign with your friends and on your social media feeds. Let’s help them reach their goal! And of course, make sure you swing by and give them a listen.

– Lozil

It’s A Great Day In America

26 Jun
Art by Alia Penner

Art by Alia Penner

Sitting at my desk having a full on ugly cry (a very happy one!) because the Supreme Court made same sex marriage legal in all 50 states (and defended Obamacare the other day – woot!). It’s been a long time coming. There’s still much work to be done, but right now, anything feels possible.

To keep this in a soccer vein, Robbie Rogers scored his first goal for the LA Galaxy last night since coming out and it was Pride Night as well!  And former MLS player Mike Hatzke came out. Mazel tov! It feels like a dam is about to break, y’all. Wouldn’t it be beautiful if people could just love whomever they want without judgement or fear? I look forward to that day. May it come soon.

Let love rule!

– Lozil

Checking In With Sergio

24 Jun
June 15, 2015 - Havana, Cuba - Spanish soccer player, defendor of Real Madrid and Goodwill Ambassador by Unicef, Sergio Ramos arrives at international airport Jose Marti in Havana, Cuba, 15 June 2015. Ramos is in the island to visit projects by Unicef. (Credit Image: © Ernesto Mastrascusa/EFE/ZUMA Wire)

June 15, 2015 – Havana, Cuba – Spanish soccer player, defendor of Real Madrid and Goodwill Ambassador by Unicef, Sergio Ramos arrives at international airport Jose Marti in Havana, Cuba, 15 June 2015. Ramos is in the island to visit projects by Unicef. (Credit Image: © Ernesto Mastrascusa/EFE/ZUMA Wire)

Sese spent some time last week in Havana working with children in his role as a UNICEF ambassador. Continue reading

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