Soccer / 08.26.11

Soccer Watch: Real Madrid Collects Another Trophy

Iker Casillas and Sergio Romo hoist the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy.Iker Casillas and Sergio Romo hoist the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy.

words // Nick Engvall

This time of year, soccer fans have about as many choices as you can get when it comes to seeing quality matches take place. From friendly matches, to playoffs, and everything in between – it took place this week and is sure to get better as the MLS playoffs arrive and UEFA Champions League action picks up next month.

Real Madrid stole the show in the latest Soccer Watch by winning their seventh consecutive Santiago Bernabeu Cup. Although considered a friendly, and set up by Real Madrid, the 2-1 victory over the Turkish Galatasaray SK club was definitely entertaining. Other action included a Barcelona workout this week where Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas were spotted. The UEFA Europa League Playoffs were in full swing, and in the U.S., the Major League Soccer action moves just a few weeks from the end of the regular season.

Check out the photos below thanks to Yahoo.

Soccer Watch: A look at what the pros wear.

Sergio Ramos controls the ball with his Nike Total90 cleats.Sergio Ramos controls the ball with his Nike Total90 cleats.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes a run in his signature CR7 boots.Cristiano Ronaldo makes a run in his signature CR7 boots.

Tom Huddlestone of Tottenham in the adidas adiPURE.Tom Huddlestone of Tottenham in the adidas adiPURE.

Jonathan Spector of Birmingham City does his best 'gangsta lean' impersonation in the adidas adiPower Predator.Jonathan Spector of Birmingham City does his best “gangsta lean” impersonation in the adidas adiPower Predator.

Lionel Messi in the adidas F50 adiZero during a practice session.Lionel Messi in the adidas F50 adiZero during a practice session.

At the same Barcelona practice session, Cesc Fabregas wearing Nike soccer cleats.At the same Barcelona practice session, Cesc Fabregas wearing Nike soccer cleats.

Francesco Totti of AS Roma wearing all black Nike boots in the UEFA Europa League playoffs.Francesco Totti of AS Roma wearing all-black Nike boots in the UEFA Europa League playoffs.

Peter Stepanovsky celebrates a goal for SK Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League playoffs.Peter Stepanovsky celebrates a goal for SK Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League playoffs wearing the F50 adiZero.

Sal Zizzo of the Portland wearing Nike Mercurial cleats, takes a shot on goal against Chivas USA.Sal Zizzo of the Portland, wearing Nike Mercurial cleats, takes a shot on goal against Chivas USA.

Author: Nick Engvall
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