Soccer Watch: La Liga, Premier League, & MLS

Soccer Watch: La Liga, Premier League, & MLS

words_Nick Engvall

This weekend was busy for the sport of soccer, with matches taking place in what seemed to be every league around the globe. Highlights from this weekend include Chivas USA with a 1-0 victory over DC United in MLS action, Real Madrid and Mallorca battling to a scoreless draw in the Spanish La Liga match, as well as AC Milan with a big 4-0 win against Lecce in Series A action.

One of the most highly anticipated of the weekend’s action was the teaming of two of the biggest stars in the world of soccer, David Villa of the World Cup winning Spanish National team making his La Liga debut joining forces with Lionel Messi on the Barcelona team. Each of the superstars put a goal in as Barcelona defeated Racing de Santandor 3-0.

Check out some of the images from around the world below.

Ronaldinho of AC Milan wearing the Nike TiempoRonaldinho of AC Milan wearing the Nike Tiempo.

Pato of AC Milan wearing the latest colorway from the Nike Mercurial line.Pato of AC Milan wearing the latest colorway from the Nike Mercurial line.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid wearing the Nike Superfly.the Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid wearing the Nike Superfly.

Mesut Ozil wearing the latest colorway from the Nike Mercurial line.Mesut Ozil wearing the latest colorway from the Nike Mercurial line.

Jose Carlos Nunes wearing the PUMA V1.10.Jose Carlos Nunes wearing the PUMA V1.10.

Lionel Messi controls the ball wearing the adidas F50 adiZero for Barcelona.Lionel Messi controls the ball wearing theadidas F50 adiZero for Barcelona.

David Villa of Barcelona in the adidas F50 adiZero.David Villa of Barcelona in the adidas F50 adiZero.

Justin Braun of Chivas USA wearing the Nike Total 90 Laser.Justin Braun of Chivas USA wearing the Nike Total 90 Laser.

Marcelo Saragosa of Chivas and Jaime Moreno of DC United wearing the adidas F50 adiZero.Marcelo Saragosa of Chivas and Jaime Moreno of DC United wearing the adidas F50 adiZero.

Jaime Moreno of DC United wearing the adidas F50 adiZero.Jaime Moreno of DC United wearing the adidas F50 adiZero.

Carlos Tevez of Manchester City wearing the Nike Tiempo.Carlos Tevez of Manchester City wearing the Nike Tiempo.

Soccer Watch: La Liga, Premier League, & MLS

FC Barcelona Wins Spanish League Title

words_Nick Engvall

FC Barcelona finished up an incredible season with a victory over Valladolid for their 20th La Liga title. Barcelona finished with a record of 31-6-1, dominating their opponents, much like they did Sunday 4-0, finishing the season with a +74 goal difference.

Their success this season can be, in large part, attributed to the play of two players, striker Lionel Messi, and goalkeeper Víctor Valdés.

Valdés has only allowed 24 goals this season and played in all 38 games. Finishing with a personal best coefficient of 0.63, and adding a third Zamora trophy for the best goal keeper, to his collection.

Messi also added another trophy to his growing collection. The striker was an easy choice for the Pichichi trophy, leading the league with an unbelievable 34 goals. Messi also will receive the Golden Boot for being the top scorer in the European Leagues. At 22 years young, Messi also furthered his resume as one of the greatest footballers ever with the 34 goals, which equal Ronaldo’s record for most goals in a single season for Barcelona.

This marks the first time that FC Barcelona has had players with the best goalkeeping record and the league’s top scorer in the same season.

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