Saturday, June 29, 2013

Budweiser Commemorative Bottles

TORONTOFeb. 21, 2013  - To kick off the 2013 Major League Soccer season, Toronto FC and Labatt Breweries of Canada have announced a new, exciting partnership under the Budweiser brand, the official beer partner of Toronto FC and BMO Field. The partnership, among other things, gives Budweiser - along with Bud Light, Stella Artois, Alexander Keith's and Michelob Ultra - the pouring rights at BMO Field.
To help celebrate this new partnership, Budweiser will launch a commemorative Toronto FC-branded Budweiser aluminum bottle at LCBO locations in the GTA beginning February 25.

A special edition, commemorative Budweiser bottle in collaboration with Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be available this summer. This limited edition aluminum bottle is specifically designed with influences from Whitecaps FC’s 2013 kit and will appeal to every passionate ’Caps fan. It incorporates Whitecaps FC’s color scheme, mountain peaks from the logo, stripes from the kit, and the ‘Caps slogan, “Our all. Our honour.”
The official launch party for the limited edition Budweiser Whitecaps FC bottle will be at the away match viewing party this Saturday, June 29 at The Pint Pub

Saturday, June 8, 2013

2013 Autograph Sessions

I remember being able to meet the players with my boys after the Metrostars games. Meeting players at local events.. Glad to see some teams still do this..

Columbus Crew
The Crew will host Autograph Alley presented by adidas on five dates throughout the 2013 season. Each event will feature up to six players that will sign autographs for fans post-match in the Stadium Club tent on the west side of Crew Stadium. Each fan is welcome to bring their own item to get signed or if they don’t have anything players will have autograph cards available for them to sign. 

Listen up, Quakes fans:
The Quakes and adidas invite you to a special autograph signing Saturday June 8 at the Redwood City Pro Soccer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
Come meet Quake players Sam Garza, Alan Gordon, Justin Morrow, David Bingham and Shea Salinas, and enjoy fun games, snacks and music. Players will be signing autographs from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 
Added bonus: with the purchase of the new adidas nitrocharge 1.0 and Predator Lethal Zone footwear at the event, you will receive 2 tickets to see the Earthquakes take on the LA Galaxy on June 29th at Stanford Stadium, while supplies last.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity. See you at the Redwood City Pro Soccer on June 8! 
However for Red Bulls fans, it's all about getting your money first - All In For New York (yet they still play in New Jersey!)
Fans are invited to meet the New York Red Bulls on Tuesday, June 18th at the adidas Sport Performance Store on  Broadway and Houston street in New York City. The Red Bulls team will meet and greet with fans and sign autographs from 7:30PM – 9:00PM. General admittance wristbands will be available at the adidas Sport Performance Store starting Saturday, June 1st when you purchase $75.00 dollars or more of Red Bulls or adidas merchandise while supplies last.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Kevin Alston NE Revolution Bobble Head

A limited number of bobbleheads will be distributed at the entry gates Sunday June 8 when the Revolution face DC united. Fans are encouraged to enter the stadium early!

The Soccer Man - Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated June 10, 2013...It is not unusual for SI to have some small soccer blurb in the magazine, but this issue features 4-stories. As part of the scorecard portion of the magazine mention is made of Brian McBride's goal in the 2002 World Cup against Portugal. Next is a fine article on Jurgen Klinsmann selection of Clint Dempsey as US team captain in "Captain In a Crunch" by Grant Wahl. then there is the Dan Patrick Interview "Just My Type" with LA Galaxy's Robbie Rogers.

By far the most touching story comes on the back page Point After feature by Phil Taylor "The Inspiring, Tragic Journey of The Soccer Man". Richard Swanson had planned to dribble a soccer ball from the Space Needle in Seattle to Rio for the World Cup, using a One World blue soccer ball. The walk came from the passion of the game and to promote the One World Futbol Project. Unfortunately 14 days into his journey, in which he found generous public support, he was killed when he was hit by a truck on the roadside...

A sad ending to a hopeful dream, one that will touch the lives of may people for years to come...