Tuesday, September 3, 2013


A while back I put up a post about my original soccer style crush, BPFC but there are some new players in the soccer fashionista game.  While I was having a blast being an intern during the MLS All-Star week I ran into the guys from Philly who run Live. Breathe. Futbol. an up and coming soccer fashion company that has some incredible new stuff.  These guys were amazing to talk to and were really just out there grindin so definitely check out their product at

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fireside: New Chicago Fire Quarterly Publication

This new magazine put out by the Chicago Fire last week is actually pretty amazing.  Moves like this are what will help the Fire slowly start to creep into that crowded Chicago sportscape.  Check it out here...Fireside

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Chicago Fire VS Portland Timbers Postgame & Player Ratings

The 2-2 home draw can be seen as nothing less than a huge success for our suddenly less than horrible Men in Red.  After falling behind 2-0 from goals on either side of halftime by Valeri and Zemanski things looked incredibly bleak, especially considering the woodwork had prevented the scoreline from looking more like 5-0.  Falling behind 2 goals to one of the strongest teams in the league was not at all surprising but the following response by the Fire perhaps was.

Hell of a Night- Schoolboy q

During the Pacers-Heat series TNT debuted a new Schoolboy Q banger named Hell of a Night.  Apparently it may or may not be on his upcoming album Oxymoron.  Whatever its fate it is worth checking out.  It has been removed from youtube but you can listen to it on earmilk.... Hell of a Night-Schoolboy Q

Thursday, June 6, 2013

USA VS Jamaica Preview: Welcome to the Office

The USMNT traveled a day early to Kingston to get better acquainted with their surroundings in hopes of avoiding another disappointing upset to the Reggae Boyz.  Kickoff is slated for 8:30 pm at Jamaica's home stadium in Kingston, "The Office".  The questions surrounding the game involve whether or not Geoff Cameron might step in for the, currently error-prone, Omar Gonzalez.  Although Omar has been a bit shaky lately I think Klinsman will stick with Gonzalez in the name of continuity.  Also, benching Omar at such a late point in this camp could be quite a confidence blow for such a young player.  Omar appears to be what Klinsmann sees as the future in the back for the yanks and I must agree with him.  The youthful errors will fade as he sees more games.  Hopefully the errors just don't prove too costly in the short term.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bumpy Pitch

If you have taken the time to take a look at the Footie Lyfe library then perhaps you have stumbled across The Original Winger and Bumpy Pitch.  If not its time to check it out.  Bumpy Pitch puts out some of the best soccer swag you can find.  Vintage American clubs like the L.A. Aztecs, Seattle Storm, and Detroit Express are given new life in the form of high quality t-shirts from Bumpy Pitch.  Go check them out. You will not be disappointed. Some of the biggest U.S. soccer stars go to Bumpy Pitch when they are looking for something fresh.  They have also been worn on How I Met Your Mother and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia if that gives them any more street cred. Bumpy Pitch

Sunday, June 2, 2013

USA VS Germany

Today's USA friendly against Germany at 1:30 on ESPN 2 will be a difficult challenge for the Americans.  Coming off a lackluster 4-2 drubbing by the Belgiums the USMNT will need to eliminate the simple defensive errors that Belgium was so easily able to take advantage of.  Look for their to be a few changes in the lineup today.  According to the first team practice squad included Fabian Johnson slotting in at left midfield and Brad Evans in at right back.  We will also hopefully see the return of Michael Bradley to the middle of the field now that he has had some time in the camp.  Germany will be fielding a B squad but as the number 2 ranked team in the world that will still be a very formidable squad, including the likes of Klose and Podolski.  Brad Evans at right back concerns me simply due to his lack of playing time there and his technical deficiencies but perhaps he will show the mettle of a good American MLS player and prove to be rather efficient.  I really like the Fabian Johnson-Damarcus Beasley duo on the left side.  If they can manage to defend at all then much of the US attack should come from overlaps and combinations on that flank.  Here's to hoping Jozy gets a little more service and puts a few away today.  Sadly that seems a bit of a pipe dream at this point.