The UK tabloids are on fire today with news that Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was spotted on a secret date with Nuts (among others) model Holly Henderson. Here in the stakes it's the equivalent of Rob Gronkowski taking a photo with @XXXBibiJones. Balotelli is 21. Henderson checks in at 32FF and 32-years-old. As an added bonus, Balotelli has a girlfriend, or at least he did last week. Ballotelli is our new Italian futbol hero. JUMP!
We've got an update on the world's hottest WAG Ilary Blasi. The last time we saw her she was playing paddleball on the beach, looking smoking hot in a black and white bikini. More recently, she appeared on the Italian gossip show Verissimo. What was she doing? Other than looking smoking hot, we really don't know. We don't speak Italian. The important thing here is the update. And by update, we mean gallery of a hot-ass chick. Check it!
And here's our train wreck video of the day! If you don't like soccer, well... here's some more fuel for your fire. If you are a soccer fan, then you should probably make sure stuff like this doesn't surface again. Here's video of Celta's Fabián Orellana, FC Barcelona's Alexis Sánchez, and Udinese's Mauricio Isla in an above-ground pool trying to sing a Backstreet Boys' song. If we didn't know they were soccer players, we'd be pretty sure this was a gay porn. JUMP!
So the boys with the Sandefjord club in Norway the other day had some fun at the expense of some junior goalies who happened to lose a bet with the veteran goaltenders. Somebody would be doing naked stretches. Can you tell who the losers are? Would this fly with the Jets or Patriots or the Jaguars? Not a chance. Think Blaine Gabbert is dropping trou for the amusement of Maurice Jones-Drew? Norway, where public dong is punishment. (via Kickette]
Leryn Franco, the 2006 Miss Paraguay runner-up, first wowed us during the 2008 Olympics where she competed in javelin. We kind of forgot about her until we heard she broke up with her footballer boyfriend Lucas Barrios. We're glad she's in the news again because it reminded us just how hot she is. We've got the dirty details of her breakup and some sexy photos to boot. Check it!
It's one of the more cryptic famous eBay listings we've come across over the the last three months. The listing, via Ryan P. at Beverly Hills Porsche, won't name David Beckham directly, but a Google search reveals that this 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet used to belong to the washed up MLS stud. Known around Beverly Hills as the Batmobile, it originally sold this summer for $227,000 to some Middle Eastern movie legend. JUMP!
Fulham FC's Philippe Senderos is a tough defender. Newcastle United's Joey Barton is a great goal scorer. But ask Senderos about slowing Barton and Senderos will reveal something crazy -- Barton is going to come in your face. All over it, probably. Take a look at the video where he reveals Barton's secret. JUMP!
It's a story that has all of Argentina on edge. Did Lionel Messi actually run off this summer to Ibiza and marry some chick named Antonella Roccuzzo? There's some radio dude down in Argentina tweeting about it and claiming he'll close his Twitter account if the report is false. What we do know is that Lionel and his (wife?) were photographed on a yacht the other day and both were wearing rings on the traditional wedding ring finger. The Messi camp is denying this story. JUMP!
So the guy who sent us the Houston Texans Jewish twins gallery contacted us last night & wanted BC readers to see his work covering the intricacies of the MLS Houston Dynamo Girls. In his email, Scott wrote, "I realize some people hate soccer but these pics help open minds." And then there was a link. Waiting for us? A 253 photo gallery. We were aware of the girls but had really never investigated fully. Let's just say that the ladies are the Laker Girls of the MLS. GO! JUMP!
Briefly - Aida Yespica is a Venezuelan-born model who is better known for driving Italian men nuts on TV, YouTube and in lad mags. She used to WAG for futboler Matteo Ferrari. They had a little curly hair WAG baby but split a couple years later. Then along comes U.S.-born Melissa Satta, who just happens to be the hottest chick on the planet. She's the new 'it' chick in Italy. Yep, Satta and Ferrari are drilling some balls into the five-hole, according to Italian gossipers. Yep, Yespica is pissed. WAR. JUMP!
That fantasy you've been dreaming up where U.S. Women's National Team members Alex Morgan and Whitney Engen are together in a tub, well... dream no more! You'll have to work your way around a couple of pesky sports bras, but that's what your imagination is for. Plus, we've got a whole gallery of Alex Morgan in all of her hotness for you. JUMP!
EA Sports usually makes their games pretty authentic, but we didn't know how spot on they really cared to be. Until now. EA has updated FIFA 12 with a new Wayne Rooney. They've ditched the balding one and replaced him with a Rooney with a full head of hair. Those plugs are paying off in more ways than one. JUMP!
You know you love Isaiah Mustafa's Old Spice commercials. Chivas USA's Michael Lahoud has a nearly spot-on impression of Mustafa in this promo for his team. It's so good it will make you want to buy tickets to a Chivas USA game. Check it after the JUMP!
Didn't watch the MLS All-Star game this week? Yeah, you didn't miss much other than a group of MLS scrubs get destroyed by Manchester U. But at least David Beckham gave our friends at OutSports an indelible image of some pre-game stretching with Thierry Henry. Our friends at Caught Off Side have the full shot for those of you who get a chuckle out of Becks being bent over. Have at it.
Our friends at Dirty Tackle introduced us this morning to Leicester futboler Paul Gallagher. Must admit, we'd never heard of Paul - ever. That all changed when we got a look at Paul's spanking new Twitter account and certain tweets coming from his wife Hayley. Paul opened his Twitter account with a bang, telling followers that he was off to bed to enjoy his hot wife. He's also been known to upload photos of his deuces. POWER COUPLE! JUMP!
Our friend @bubbaprog was up to his usual good work last night during a 3-0 Real Madrid blowout of Chivas in the World Football Challenge. No way we'd be sticking around a 2-0 match in the 75th minute, but Bubba plowed ahead and earned himself this masterpiece from Real chick. We're pretty sure in San Diego that gesture means 'Let's grab a beer and talk penalty kick strategy after the match.' Can't wait to see her Facebook updates.
Your move, Longoria. Three really big black dudes have been photographed with your future trophy WAG today and she might not get out of Bristol without a wedding band. Better send the private jet. Seriously, Evan Longoria sent this tweet to Morgan just before tonight's Rays' game: "once your done w your whirlwind tour let me know, and follow me! #Congrats." Favre Jr. His competition & the growing tweet chatter - JUMP!
Yes, we've created this Evan Longoria making a play at Alex Morgan and the Internets are sorta running wild with it. In today's Daily Dump we mentioned a Longoria tweet directly to Morgan about the Rays wanting her and Team USA to throw out a first pitch. That's called a power move. You pick out the hottest chick on Team USA & use your star power. Guess how soon Morgan accepted? Guess who has a boyfriend in Seattle? JUMP!
Whether it was the little chubby USA fan raising his shirt after a goal, Michelle and Barry eating a dinner on a historic ottoman in the White House (Michelle drinking a 312?) or a black guy in Uncle Sam gear at a bar, America was riveted yesterday. Personally, the 105-degree temps had our asses firmly planted on the couch. For one July afternoon women's soccer really mattered. It doesn't go away without one look back at the fun. JUMP!