— Kevin de Leόn (@kdeleon) September 13, 2015
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— Adam Serrano (@LAGalaxyInsider) September 13, 2015
With about one month left until the United States and Mexico face off in the biggest international soccer match on American soil this year, Mexican TV station TV Azteca has already dialed the troll meter up to 11. In a pretty awesome promo for the Oct. 10 match, a Rose-Bowl-hosted winner-take-all contest for a bid to the Confederations Cup, the TV station juxtaposes comments from Donald Trump’s speech on immigration with shots of some of the best soccer players Mexico has sent to MLS and images of past U.S. soccer failures against Mexico.
Heading to Vegas for the holiday weekend?
You might want to check out the new exhibit unveiled Thursday at The Mob Museum titled “The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly.”
“This exhibit is ripped right from today’s headlines about the globe’s most popular sport,” said museum Executive Direcor Jonathan Ullman.
From the press release:
The display provides an incisive and eye-opening look into the rampant corruption that plagues the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the organization that runs international soccer. Through photographs, media clippings and cover stories and expository narrative, the Museum’s new FIFA exhibit gives a breakdown of the kickbacks, secrecy and match-fixing associated with the scandal.
And if you haven’t been to downtown Vegas lately, you might want to check it out — it’s a lot more interesting than the Strip and is slowly being transformed into a destination.
Here’s more about the museum from their press release:
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof.
The Galaxy may have the weekend off, but Robbie Keane doesn’t. Read more about the full slate of international games available for the armchair fan this Labor Day holiday weekend in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 28, 2015
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— Premier League (@premierleague) August 28, 2015
Kickoff is at 7 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN.
— sundayleague (@sundayleague) August 28, 2015
Kickoff is at 5:30 a.m. Sunday on NBCSN, followed at 8 a.m. by Swansea City-Manchester United.