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World Champions!

Mexico U-17 World Cup Champion

Mexico just won the U-17 FIFA World Cup, like they did in 2005. This is A Big Fucking Deal®.

The game was not as insanely dramatic as the semifinal, which is probably best for our health. The MKX® official correspondent Moi covered the match for us. He posted a sweet, sweet gallery on his blog. I strongly suggest you head over to check the photos out. I also strongly suggest you start saving for Brazil 2014.

To the final

If you thought that Dos Santos’ goal in the Gold Cup final was insane, you should check out last night’s results in the U-17 World Cup semifinal.

When Mexico tied the game 2-2 with an olympic goal, Julio Gómez left the field with a 7-inch cut in the head. He came back ten minutes later to score the last minute winning goal against Germany… with a bicycle kick. You can’t make this stuff up, it’s like a movie.

Will we have a 2005 repeat? I sure hope so. All goals below.

Completing my album

I received a mysterious envelope with a return address in Germany. I wasn’t expecting it so quickly: My own myPanini World Cup sticker for my album. It’s finally (almost) complete:

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Compared to the 2006 version, I look a lot happier and hairier. Most readers will quickly point out that I’m wearing an outdated 1994 Umbro jersey instead of the current one. You are right – but I guarantee that this photo was taken in 2010 next to none other than former national team legend Luis Roberto Alves “Zague”! (see original).

There’s already quite a long waiting list, but I do have a few extras. So if you want your limited edition Marcos Kirsch sticker, just ask nicely in a comment.

And if you know what happened to the mystery sticker shipment from Panama (you know who you are), please let me know.

The World Cup at Alamo Drafthouse

The awesome Austin institution Alamo Drafthouse movie theater decided to show all FIFA World Cup matches live in one of their beautiful screens. This is probably the next best thing to being there, so I headed out there today to check out Uruguay VS Holland. It’s great to watch the game like this, with our own pitcher of Firemans 4 and good food.

My only suggestion: Make it 3D the next time!

You think your 60" plasma TV is big? How about this 60 foot screen!

South Africa thoughts (part 2)

This is part 2 of my two-part collection of random thoughts from South Africa. Part 1 is here. Click on Read more for part 2.

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South Africa thoughts (part 1)

I wrote a bunch of random and mostly disorganized thoughts about my trip to the World Cup. I will break them up in a two posts in order to avoid boring my readers too much. Hopefully someone finds them interesting. Click on read more to check it out.

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