Updated Hot Guys list

So I promised a new list of players, and I’ve finally come up with it.  There’s still 15, but there’s been some changes.  Four are gone, which means there are four new players on the list.

I’m not gonna do much more than name the players and their country.  The profiles will start going up soon.

So here it is, in alphabetical order:

  • Michael Bradley, USA
  • Fabio Cannavaro, Italy
  • Iker Casillas, Spain
  • Landon Donovan, USA
  • Cesc Fàbregas, Spain
  • Steven Gerrard, England
  • Thierry Henry, France
  • Kaká, Brazil
  • Frank Lampard, England
  • Mata, Spain
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
  • Dejan Stankovic, Serbia
  • Fernando Torres, Spain
  • Robin van Persie, Netherlands
  • David Villa, Spain

The first profile should be up later tonight.  I hope you enjoy them!!

~Suz

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Nike’s “Write The Future”

Nike has come out with an amazing new commercial for the World Cup.

Entitled “Write The Future,” this three minute epic commercial features more than a dozen of the world’s best players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba, Landon Donovan, Ronaldinho, and Thiago Silva, as well as special guest cameos from tennis legend Roger Federer, basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and Homer Simpson.

I love this commercial. I think all the scenarious are brilliant. Showing the excitement of an imminent goal, the disappointment when it doesn’t happen, and the reaction to a surprise save is an amazing way to show all sides of one event. Rooney’s fantasy on winning and losing are absolutely hilarious, and Ronaldinho’s moves being YouTubed and ‘liked’ is a great way to show exactly how one moment becomes defining.

Here it is, in it’s full, three-minute format. I believe there is a short, TV-friendly version, but who wants to see that one??

Nike has always been known to have some of the best commercials out there for the World Cup. Two of the best examples I found were the Brazilian team waiting in the airport (which cause airports around the world to ban copycat fans) and the one where the soccer players are secret agents.

Hope you all enjoy watching them, and feel free to let me know of any others out there.

~Suz

Rooney named PFA Player of the Year

Wayne Rooney, the 24-year-old Manchester United and England striker, was named Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers’ Association on sunday night.

He has previously won the Young Player of the Year award twice, in 2005 and 2006. In his young career, he has won 3 Premier League titles, 2 League cups, and a Champions League.

Although currently out of action with a groin injury he received in training, he has scored 34 goals this season.

He hopes to be back in for Manchester’s remaining matches.  He is optimistic about England’s World Cup chances, and dismisses comments that England needs him in order to win.

Runner up for the Player of the Year award was Didier Droga, a striker for Chelsea.  Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fàbregas was third.

Aston Villa and England midfielder James Milne won the Young Player award.

Former South Africa international Lucas Radabe, who played for England’s Leeds United, won the PFA special merit award for his community service in both countries.

The PFA awards are voted on by Premier League players.

Injuries pile up for Spain

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque faces the possibility of picking a national team that does not include two of the biggest names: Fernando Torres and Cesc Fàbregas.

Both are injured and out for six weeks.

Torres, a Liverpool striker and starting striker for the Spanish national team, underwent knee surgery this past Sunday.  This is the second time he’s had surgery for a torn cartilage on his right knee.  The first time was back in January, which kept him off the field for a month.

He hopes to be up and ready in time for the World Cup.

“The World Cup is the most important thing right now. It has been four years of waiting and, if the timelines for my recovery go according to plan, I do not plan to miss it,” the 26-year-old wrote on his official website on Monday.

Fàbregas is also out with an injury.

The 22-year-old Arsenal midfielder cracked his right fibula when he collided with Barca centre Carles Puyol in a 2-2 Champions League draw against Barcelona.

Del Bosque is confident that he’ll have the best team possible.

“There’s still a month and a half to go before we get to work and I think there is time for pretty much everyone to be fine,” said the former Real Madrid coach, who added that injuries were “part and parcel of things for this stage of the season. I think almost everyone will get there in good shape.”

Also injured is Andres Iniesta, who may be returning for o finish his season with Barcelona.

Since Spain is the team I’m cheering for, I really hope that both players will be ready to go for in time for South Africa.  I guess we’ll have to wait until the team is announced on May 19th to find out.

Susana

15 Hot FIFA players to watch

So I’ve compiled a list of 15 players I think are hot enough to watch, no matter what team they’re on!!  All of them are on teams that have made it into the group stage of the World Cup.

I didn’t want to show a preference in the order, so here it is, alphabetically:

Michael Ballack

Team: Germany          Position: Captain

Age: 33                    Home Club: Chelsea





David Beckham

Team: England          Position: Midfield

Age: 34        Home Club: Milan, on loan from L.A. Galaxy











Michael Bradley

Team: United States          Position: Midfield

Age: 22                           Home Club: Borusa Mönchengladbach











Fabio Cannavaro

Team: Italy          Position: Centre Back

Age: 36               Home Club: Juventus





Iker Casillas

Team: Spain          Position: Goalkeeper

Age: 28                Home Club: Real Madrid











Cesc Fàbregas

Team: Spain          Position: Central Midfield

Age: 22                Home Club: Arsenal











Steven Gerrard

Team: England          Position: Midfield

Age:  29                  Home Club: Liverpool





Thierry Henry

Team: France          Position: Striker/winger

Age: 32                  Home Club: Barcelona











Kaká

Team: Brazil          Position: Midfield

Age: 27                Home Club: Real Madrid





Samir Nasri

Team: France          Position: Midfield

Age: 22                  Home Club: Arsenal











Cristiano Ronaldo

Team: Portugal          Position: Captain

Age: 24                    Home Club: Real Madrid











Roque Santa Cruz

Team: Paraguay          Position: Manchester City

Age: 28                     Home Club: Manchester City





Fernando Torres

Team: Spain          Position: Striker

Age: 26                Home Club: Liverpool











Robin van Persie

Team: Netherlands          Position: Striker/winger

Age: 26                         Home Club: Arsenal











David Villa

Team: Spain          Position:  Striker

Age: 28                Home Club: Valencia











So keep a lookout for these 15 gorgeous men. I know there’s many more, but I can only list so many!!
-Suz