Tag Archives: Ballon D’Or

Prepping For Cádiz And List Action

30 Nov

Satellite (6)The team held a recovery session and prepared for their first Copa Del Rey match vs. Cádiz on Wednesday. Continue reading

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The Daily Drool 2015 WWC: Germany’s Nadine Angerer

3 Jul

Nadine AngererShe may not be in contention any longer for the World Cup, but can we please take one minute to acknowledge this amazing player and woman? And how when she retires from playing at the end of the year what a loss it will be to the game? 36 year old Nadine has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. Here’s just a few – Domestic: 1 UEFA Women’s Cup, 2 Bundesliga titles and 4 German Cups.  International: 2 Women’s World Cups, 5 UEFA European Football Championships and 3 Olympic bronze medals. Individually, she has won the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (Germany’s highest sports award), UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award, FIFA World Player of the Year and been named to the FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team. She was the first goalkeeper – male or female – to have ever won the Ballon D’Or. She basically fucking totally rocks. Nadine currently plays for the Portland Thorns (until the end of the season) and has represented Germany at the senior level since 1996. We will miss you Nadine and thank you for everything.

Diamonds On The Soles Of His Shoes*

14 Jan

035_W94A2810_native_1600(*Well, actually, the sides of his shoes, but honestly, they’re frigging diamonds so does it really matter and why would I pass up a chance to paraphrase Paul Simon?) To celebrate, Crispy’s 3rd Ballon d’Or, Nike has made him a very special boot featuring his name in microdiamonds. As you do. Continue reading

Ready To Take On Atleti!

14 Jan

Satellite (5)Dunno why but for some reason this picture just reminded me of ribbon candy. Hmmmm, must be all the mind altering cold drugs I’m on. Continue reading

Ballon d’Or Winners: In Case You’ve Lived Under A Rock

13 Jan
See how the lion gazes at his prey...

See how the lion gazes at his prey…

The Ballon d’Or snooze fest has come and gone and I have a quick recap of all of the winners after the jump. Continue reading

The Ballon d’Or Is Upon Us

12 Jan

B7J4vjSIMAAEyHHThis is a quick pre Ballon d’Or drive-by, as Lozil is working from home (get better soon, girl!) and I’m starting classes again this week.

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It’s An Honor Just To Be Nominated…

1 Dec

20141125-fifa-fifpro-world-xi…but let’s hope we get as many of these as possible, shall we? ::grabby hands:: Hey, our players deserve it because they’re awesome. The shortlists were announced today and 12 of our players are on there (and a few of our former players). Continue reading