Friday Links- Why Michael Platini Might Not Be The Man To Save FIFA, Alexi Lalas Burns Donovan On Twitter + More

Vincent Kompany: Football’s Family Man Says Giving Back Is Part Of His DNA

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/01/football/vincent-kompany-manchester-city-belgium-football/index.html

Xherdan Shaqiri Shocks Swiss Youth Team Dressed Up as an Old Man

Qatar Hero? Why Michel Platini Might Not Be The Man To Save FIFA

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/qatar-hero-michel-platini-might-5783843

Landon Donovan Burns Jurgen Klinsmann, Gets Burned By Alexi Lalas

Ryan Ledson’s cheeky chip in training for Everton U21s

From Liverpool to Los Angeles | EPISODE 1: THE SIGNING

GalaxyTV takes you behind the scenes of Steven Gerrard’s journey from longtime Liverpool captain to LA Galaxy star. Footage courtesy of Liverpool F.C. and FOX.

As you may have not realized in my previous posts I am a huge fan of Steven Gerrard. He is absolute class and a soccer LEGEND who deserves all of his accolades. He started to regress in his last season at Liverpool but his accomplishments can not be forgotten. He will absolutely dominate MLS. I don’t mean be too detrimental of MLS since the league does have a lot of talented soccer players. However, it is notably a step below the English Premier League and Steven Gerrard could still have competed in the English Premier League for a few more years in a lesser role so he should be one of the best MLS players as soon as he plays his first game. With his addition I would pencil in the LA Galaxy for the 2015 MLS Cup no question.

Sprinklers Go On In The Middle Of An MLS Match

You cannot make this stuff up. It could have happened in any league too yet it is only fitting it happens in an MLS game. I feel so bad for that Sporting Kansas City employee though. I’ve made some bad mistakes at my jobs that have made me want to leave work and go crawl in a hole but they all pale in comparison to the monstrous mistake this employee made. In the grand scheme of things it’s an easy fix. However, I would be surprised if this guy/girl still works there. I mean I hope he/she does because we all make mistakes but scapegoats usually get the brunt of the punishment and I could see him/her getting strung up for this honest mistake. If you do lose your job random Sporting Kansas City employee there’s always a writing gig here at The 93rd Minute. We just will make sure not to give you and phone privileges.

h/t Deadspin

Small vs Tall: Which Team Would You Take?

Everyone knows the best player in the world is also pretty diminutive. Everyone also knows that second best player in the world is an absolute specimen of human and a bit taller. The great part about this information is that soccer has no definitions of height specifically of linked to world-class footballers. That’s why anyone can play and anyone can be successful. So I pitch this out to you… which team would you choose if you had to take only players over six feet tall or only those under 5′ 8?” The decision would be tough but I can tell you this, I would pay an incredible sum of money to watch this game go down.

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