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WATCH Parody of ESPN’s World Cup 2014 TV Coverage

ESPN World Cup talent Alexi Lalas, Michael Ballack, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Lynsey Hipgrave star in an animated video that parodies the work of the soccer quartet. Sean Rohani wrote, directed, animated and provided voiceovers for the film. Rohani, the one-man show, has spent the bulk of his career in television, working on Disney XD series Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja, Metalocalypse...
Via World Soccer Talk
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea: Twitter Reacts to Matic signing – ‘New Michael Ballack’

Chelsea: Twitter Reacts to Matic signing – ‘New Michael Ballack’ - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea have re-signed their former player, Nemanja Matic from Benfica, for a reported fee of €25m yesterday. The 26-year-old has signed a five-and-half-year contract at the Blues and will wear the 21 jersey at the club. Matic, who left Chelsea in 2011, in a cash plus part...
Via Soccerlens
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ballack facing fine, driving ban for speeding

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack could lose his license plus face a fine of ?10,000 ($13,000) after being caught speeding on a Spanish highway. The former Chelsea and Bayern Munich player appeared in court in Trujillo on Thursday, a day after being clocked at 211 kilometers per hour (131 miles per hour) in a 120 kph (75 mph) zone. Lead prosecutor Eliseo del Blanco Diaz says...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Ballack's Inglorious End Won't Diminish From Storied Playing Career

Michael Ballack retired from professional soccer Tuesday. The announcement came almost a year after he had already faded from on-field relevance. But the wimper of his career's official ending can't mask the sustained excellence and elegant torment which characterized the bulk of his 17-year professional career. After two injury-plagued seasons, Ballack's contract with...
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack retires

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack is retiring from soccer. The 36-year-old midfielder announced his decision Tuesday. He has been without a club since his contract with Bayer Leverkusen expired at the end of last season. Ballack played 98 games for Germany before being pushed out after missing the 2010 World Cup with an injury. He played for Kaiserslautern, Leverkusen and...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Western Sydney still hopes to sign Michael Ballack

The Western Sydney Wanderers say they are still hopeful of signing German World Cup veteran Michael Ballack to an Australian A-League football contract for the coming season. Wanderers coach Tony Popovic on Tuesday dismissed local media reports that Western Sydney's negotiations with the 36-year-old Ballack had broken down. Popovic said the Wanderers, who are due to make their...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Lost In Translation Once More With Michael Ballack

According to Wikipedia, The word “Bollocks” is an Anglo-Saxon word that literally means testicles, but is commonly used to denounce something as nonsensical. For instance, a person says something to you that you don’t care for, and you respond with “Oh BOLLOCKS, you’re full of it.” I realize that Michael Ballack spells his name with a pair of A’s and not O’s, but...
Via Extra Pine Tar
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

That Does Not Please Michael Ballack

I have to be the largest Michael Ballack fan in the country at the moment, and this video only fuels my need for as much Ballack as humanly possible on a day-to-day basis. Yeah, I know that sounds creepy. When England tied France 1-1 on Sunday, Alex Lalas seemed to think that England had done a masterful job with the way it played, and he expressed his thoughts on ESPN’s Euro...
Via Extra Pine Tar
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Ballack to MLS: Pros and Cons

It appears that there will be even more German influence in US soccer this summer, as it was reported that German legend Michael Ballack will make a move to MLS in July. According to, Ballack’s agent confirmed the rumors of a move for the former German National Team Captain that would take place in July, after his season with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. This is...
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Ballack paves way for Germany return

Michael Ballack is open to clear-the-air talks with the German Football Association following the controversially abrupt end to his international career last year. The former Germany captain fell out of favour with coach Joachim Low and turned down the chance of a farewell appearance in a friendly against Brazil last August. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder claimed Low did not consult...
Via Fox Soccer
January 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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