Welcome back to Trending, the NYCFC.com series that shares what you’ve been throwing all the <3s at in the last seven days.
Last week, we took a deep dive into signing announcements in the summer transfer window and that’s exactly where we begin today with a post so good it feels like the equivalent of the Big Bang for the genre…
Saints March On
Southampton FC undoubtedly won Twitter this week, obliterating the gimmicky “ANNOUNCE X” movement in one step as they announced a contract extension for their third-choice goalkeeper, Stuart Taylor.
We could say more… but oh, just watch it…
From the sublime to the ridiculous… this clip of 90s Premier League action has been doing the rounds this week, featuring our sister club Manchester City versus QPR.
I’m sure you’ll agree that there is a kind of perverse beauty in this… and I’m not just talking about that stunning purple City kit.
An Italian magazine just elected this as the worst 20 seconds of football ever played (QPR vs. Man City, 1993) pic.twitter.com/3wR3Ol12Gg— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) July 12, 2017
LOL of the Week
Mikey Lopez: The most oblivious Costa Rican international soccer player of all-time… or, just an editorial error. You decide.
Jordan Morris’s Diabuddy
This is a nice video from US Soccer, starring USMNT forward Jordan Morris who has never let his Type 1 Diabetes get in the way of his career.
A heartwarming, inspiring watch.
Everton FC were in friendly action in Tanzania on Thursday against a team called Gor Mahia. A solid name but their nicknames really are something else…
Solid choice of nicknames for Everton's pre-season opponents today pic.twitter.com/xbqCwgCViu— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) July 13, 2017
Speaking of that friendly, Wayne Rooney rolled back the years with a stunning goal on his return to Toffees action.
Balls < Cats
Goalkeepers saving cats instead of balls? Why not?
City Football Group worlds collided on Thursday as Australian World Cup hero and Melbourne City man Tim Cahill paid a visit to Andrea Pirlo at the NYCFC training center.
That’s a lot of legend in one photo…