I swear, I promise, I was all set to post this list of the “Hottest Futbol Studs” courtesy E!Online at the start of the World Cup. But then I took a rendezvous out of the country and was caught up in other moments which is a whole other blog post in itself. Anyhoo, by now, if you have been following along with the whole world, you’ve likely seen these athletes in action and made your own list in your head. (Maybe? Or if you are like me, still pondering my poor planning on a trip to Brasil…as if the country wasn’t hot enough already!!!)
But as we near today’s game between USA vs Germany there is one particular person I’ll be watching, who is at the very TOP OF MY LIST (and probably many others): Kyle Beckerman #15. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t biased, you see, I made my way to NYC via my hometown Bowie, Maryland – the same as Beckerman’s. I think back to the days of just hanging out and being teenagers, big dreams that were yet to be thought of or even realized, but with this guy we all knew he was special. And it’s so inspiring to see all his hard work and dedication come to life as he represents our country in this year’s World Cup, so happy for him! There is a wonderful article featuring Beckerman that I encourage all fans to read: “From Bowie to Brazil.” And if it is your cup (no pun intended) of tea, a cheeky list of reasons to love Beckerman on Buzzfeed.
Almost game time…#GOUSA!…
6th grade note to Brooke Belka Williams…awesome
(Insert thumbs up emoticon for all you non iPhone users)
The Kyle I met off the field via Todd Dixon (right)
THE picture seen around the (internet) world
Winning the 2009 MLS Cup championship
Just the beginning…
Images courtesy Kyle’s Facebook, yeah, I said it.