Found March 28, 2013 on With Leather:
I always appreciate when things get added to soccer to make it more difficult — random MMA rules, firecrackers, whatever — but my new favorite unnecessary soccer accoutrement is BLINDFOLDS, because apparently telepathic soccer is a thing. You know, like when Luke put on a helmet and tried to block **** with his lightsaber in Star Wars. Exactly like that.Legendary Manchester United strikers Dwight Yorke and Andrew Cole put Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez to the test in a Telepathic Football challenge organised by bwin, the club’s official online gaming and betting partner.All joking aside, it’s a really cute and endearing clip, and no amount of Believing In My Partner could will me to score a soccer goal in pitch blackness. Pun intended. But no, I couldn’t kick a soccer ball out of the air if you let me use all five senses, stood five feet in front of me and calmly said, “I’m going to lob the ball at your foot now.”I think the next step should be to organize a co...

Blindfolded Wayne Rooney scores on volley

You can’t fault Wayne Rooney for trying to impress Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole. The two former Manchester United stars were lauded for their “telepathic” understanding, and they formed a potent strike-force, which powered the club to a historic treble in 1999. United’s chances of repeating the feats 1999 are gone for this season, so it’s understandable that Rooney would...

Oh, just Wayne Rooney, Chicharito and Danny Welbeck playing soccer… blindfolded (video)

Possibly the Manchester United response to Ronaldo’s “scoring without being able to see” ridiculousness from Tested to the Limit, but most definitely a solid compilation of Rooney getting unknowingly smashed in the face with Danny Welbeck crosses, this video once again (after a few sight-less mishaps of course) shows us why these guys get to play a game for a living. Rooney’s...

The Telepathic Football challenge featuring Manchester United’s Rooney, Welbeck and Hernandez

The Telepathic Football challenge featuring Manchester United’s Rooney, Welbeck and Hernandez - originally posted on Soccerlens.comEarlier this month, Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez took part in bwin’s ‘Telepathic Football’ challenge, going up against the 1999 Man Utd’s strike pairing of Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole. The concept...

England Draw in Montenegro – France Lose 1-0 To Spain

After England had completely dominated the first half tonight in Montenegro and Wayne Rooney hit the post and then scored in the sixth minute a good comeback by Montenegro in the second half, when the roles were almost reversed, had Montenegro equalizing after 75 minutes through substitute Damjanovic, it ended up all square and England [...]

No-Calls in US-Mexico Game

Click here to view the embedded video. The latest installment of the US-Mexico Soccer rivalry was not without astericks. Michael Bradley’s challenge on Javier Hernandez could have gone either way – and it did, as the line judge disagreed with head referee. Then came Maurice Edu’s challenge on Javier Aquino in the 76th minute, where Edu took down Aquino from behind without any...

World Cup Qualifiers: England drew as Wales, Scotland & N. Ireland lose

World Cup Qualifiers: England drew as Wales, Scotland & N. Ireland lose - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIt was a sad Monday night for the British nations at the World Cup qualifiers. England were held to a 1-1 draw by Montenegro despite taking the lead while Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland all suffered defeats at the hands of Croatia, Israel and Serbia respectively...

Americans draw Mexico 0-0 in WCup qualifying

The United States held on for a 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday, earning only its second point in a World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium. The draw moves the U.S. into third place in World Cup qualifying for the North and Central American and Caribbean region, one point behind Panama and behind Costa Rica on goal difference, which also has four points. Mexico coach Manuel de la...

United scrapes past Sunderland

An own goal from Sunderland's Titus Bramble handed Manchester United a 1-0 win and an 18-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. Fortune has not been smiling on the Black Cats this season and they remain rooted in relegation trouble after seeing their winless run stretched to eight games. In contrast, United are strolling towards the title and could even afford to...

Sunderland v Man Utd preview

Sunderland will be without top scorer Steven Fletcher and club captain Lee Cattermole for their home date with Manchester United. Both men have been ruled out for the remainder of the season, with Fletcher having suffered ankle ligament damage while on international duty with Scotland and Cattermole having undergone knee surgery. Stephane Sessegnon and David Vaughan also face a...

Sunderland vs Manchester United: Match Preview

What a welcome relief. The International break is well and truly over (at least for now). Focus shifts to club football once again. This is what the fans really care about, not some boring games all in the name of World Cup Qualifiers, although some games were hugely entertaining. Manchester United resume domestic affairs in a bid to win its 20th English crown. Their next adventure...
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