Welcome back to Trending: our weekly look at what’s been getting all them #numbers in the last seven days…
Ring on Fire
Apparently, quarterly report cards are La Mode Du Jour as analysts have taken a look at the MLS season so far, one-fourth the way through the campaign.
MLS Armchair Analyst Matthew Doyle rates David Villa as MVP of 2017 so far and also has Alex Ring as his defensive midfielder and newcomer of the year.
Pleasing reading from an NYCFC point of view…
Armchair Analyst: Early-season Best XI, MVP, Young Player of the Year, et alhttps://t.co/8srlRoaK1T— Matthew Doyle (@MattDoyle76) May 10, 2017
“Golazo! Golazo! Golazo! Gooooooool for New York City Football Club! El Guaje, Who else? David Villa, vintage Villa! Don’t give him the right foot guys because he’ll do this. Golazo.”
Almost as good as the goal itself.
FIFA and Chill
Jack Harrison is the star of the latest FIFA and Chill from the good people over at Copa90.
Well worth a watch…
The Old Lady
Juventus booked their place in the final of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday with a 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco.
We loved this reaction from Giorgio Chiellini when he turned the ball away from danger late on in the game.
Staying in Turin – legendary goalkeeper Gialuigi Buffon stayed out on the field longer than anyone else after the victory to party with the fans. Class act!
30 U9s vs Coutinho & Wijnaldum
A video we knew we were putting in Trending from the title alone. What happened when 30 Liverpool U9 players took on two first-teamers?
Lionel Messi’s collection of jerseys collected throughout his career is pretty impressive….
Messi and Thiago with Messi's Jersey collection pic.twitter.com/MfdROnJTgl— Leo Messi (@LioneIMessiTeam) May 9, 2017
We finish with a heartwarming story featuring Chapecoense.
Six months after the tragic plane crash crash which wiped out most of the Brazilian team, the club has won its first title.
They took the Santa Catarina state league championship last weekend, defeating Avai in the final.