Hope Solo rips Julie Foudy for saying Briana Curry is US women’s best all-time goalie

Hope-Solo-Dancing-With-StarsHope Solo has a well-documented history of not getting along with former US women’s soccer players. She continued that trend this week when she called out Julie Foudy.

Foudy, a former midfielder and team captain who was part of the US women’s gold medal team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, appeared on ESPN Tuesday to discuss her selections for the honorary US Soccer’s All-Time Best XI team. The entire team will be revealed later this month, but Foudy mentioned that she had chosen Briana Scurry as the team’s goalkeeper. Solo took it personally.

Despite Solo’s snarky attitude, Foudy stuck to her decision and fired back.

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Alex Morgan engaged to boyfriend Servando Carrasco

Alex Morgan engaged Servando Carrasco

We have some disappointing news to pass along to those who fantasized about one day being together with Alex Morgan. The US soccer star announced on her Twitter and Instagram accounts Monday that she got engaged to longtime boyfriend Servando Carrasco.

Well, Morgan didn’t exactly announce the news, but she shared photos of a giant engagement ring staring us blatantly in the face, so it wasn’t too tough to figure out.

Alex Morgan boyfriend Servando Carrasco

“#InstaBling” she captioned the photo.

Morgan and Carrasco received congratulations from many prominent people on Twitter.

Former US women’s national team star Mia Hamm sent her congratulations:

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David Beckham reportedly looking to build 75,000-seat stadium for Miami MLS team

David-Beckham-Super-Bowl-UnderwearIt appears all but certain that David Beckham is going to start his own Major League Soccer franchise in Miami at some point in the near future. Last month, a report indicated that Beckham was in the process of working out a deal with MLS and could have his team playing games as early as 2015. One of the remaining unknowns is where the team will play its home games. According to the Sunday People, Beckham intends to build a stadium.

Beckham is reportedly looking to build a 75,000-seat venue that will be surrounded by shops and a hotel. The team will supposedly play its home games at Sun Life Stadium, the former home of the Miami Marlins, until the new stadium is completed.

“It’s such an exciting project, he has found some land and it’s pretty much all ready to go,” a source reportedly told the Sunday People. “It will be a special stadium, really up to date. Hopefully it will be used for concerts too. David wants it to be a real spectacle in Miami.”

That seems like an awful lot of seats for a soccer stadium in America.

Beckham, who was given the option of buying an MLS franchise at a discount price when he signed with the LA Galaxy, is currently in talks with potential sponsors to fund his new project. As we mentioned before, Miami was once the home of an MLS franchise that failed due to a lack of interest and poor attendance. It will be a challenge for Beckham to make it work, though he seems like he would be the perfect man for the job.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

Sydney Leroux now taking up boxing (Video)

Sydney Leroux boxingSydney Leroux is trying her hand at boxing and shared a video on Instagram Thursday of her at her first boxing class.

The US national team soccer star was initially cautious entering her training session, but issued a friendly warning to Floyd Mayweather after she got done.

“Don’t judge but I just picked up a new hobby. Mayweather I’m coming for you!” Leroux wrote as her Instagram caption.

Leroux is a fan of the fight game and was in attendance for UFC 167, so it’s not too surprising to see her try her hand at combat sports. She also looked pretty impressive working with the trainer, though her left could use some work.

Portuguese radio announcer goes nuts over Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick (Video)

Cristiano Ronaldo announcerCristiano Ronaldo scored all three of Portugal’s goals to help his country defeat Sweden 3-2 and advance to their fourth straight World Cup. Radio announcer Nuno Matos went absolutely nuts over the goals, giving us these awesome radio calls.

Let me just say that you don’t need to understand a word of Portuguese to appreciate the insanity of these calls. Matos straight up has a Ronaldogasm on air. If you’re at a work or a place where you’re supposed to keep quiet, just make sure you turn your volume down. IT WILL GET LOUD.

H/T Deadspin

Arsenal fan reportedly lost his house in wager, could have won his friend’s wife

ArsenalIn case you need to be reminded, soccer fans do some pretty insane things. Soccer fans who have gambling problems are even more dangerous. Just ask Arsenal fan Henry Dhabasani, who supposedly made a life-altering bet with a friend before the Arsenal-Manchester United game last weekend.

Dhabasani, who is from Uganda, reportedly has three wives and five children. According to The Mirror, he made a bet with his friend Rashid Yiga that Arsenal would beat Manchester United. Man. U won the game 1-0, which reportedly resulted in Dhabasani having to give Yiga his house. Yes, his house. The wager was said to have been put in writing and witnessed by community leaders in the town where the men live.

The Mirror added, via The Ugandan Observer, that a group of Manchester United fans stormed Dhabasani’s house after the game and forced his wives and children to leave. Had Dhabasani won the bet, he would have been entitled to Yiga’s car — a Toyota — and his wife.

Is this story true? All we can do is pray that it is not. We were under the impression that turning $100 into more than $25,000 with a 23-team parlay was an insane sports bet. This alleged wager puts that to shame.

Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo hitch ride with fans after bus breaks down


The US women’s soccer team had a bus malfunction en route to the Citrus Bowl for their game against Brazil on Saturday. By that, we mean their bus broke down.

But don’t worry, the team was able to make it to the stadium in time to dominate Brazil 4-1. How did they get there? Some fans that were passing by in central Florida were kind enough to scoop them up and give them a ride.

“Our bus broke down at the stadium,” Sydney Leroux wrote on Twitter along with the photo you see above. “Option A: Hitchhike with fans. Option B: Wait. What do you think we did?”

Hope Solo also tweeted her appreciation as she squeezed into the back seat of a car with Abby Wambach and some other teammates.

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