'MLS' Category

Get Well Soon: Steve Zakuani, Seattle Sounders


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Disclaimer: do not view if you’ve just had something you prefer to keep safe within the confines of your stomach. Thx to Sandra R. for the story spot!

Last Friday, during a MLS match between the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids, Sounders’ midfielder Steve Zakuani’s tibia, fibula and other body parts ending in “a” fell victim to an ill-timed tackle from the Rapids’ Brian Mullan (as seen above around 0:20).

Since then, Stevie Z has been somewhat popular on the social networks circuit, as he itemised in an open letter posted on his non-profit’s Web site thanking his friends, family and fans for their support. As he embarks on his post-surgery road to recovery, Mullan will most likely face disciplinary sanctions of sorts, expected to be announced sometime today.

SZ – we hope you’re back in no time. If you haven’t received our very best batch of ‘feel better soon!’ brownies, just wait longer. Our success rate with baking is fairly poor.

Benny Feilhaber: Welcome Home


Image via Interview.

Prepare the cocktail weiners and stock up on cheap champagne, Kickettes, because we’re throwing a homecoming bash for Benny Feilhaber.

One of our favourite fuzzy Americans has just signed with the MLS (from Danish team AGF Aarhus) to play with the New England Revolution – and could make his debut this weekend when the Revs take on Sporting Kansas City. Huzzah!

Did You Know? Things got a little hairy with B.’s transfer papers when both Chivas USA (his hometown team) and Philadelphia Union passed on signing the player. Fortunately, and much to the relief of torso watchers everywhere, the Revs came calling in the nick of time. (Don’t ask us to explain the MLS’s weird salary and player selection rules. We’re still marveling at twist off caps for wine bottles.)

So MLS girls – how do you plan on welcoming Benny and his baby blues back to the friendly confines of the good old US of A? Toga parties? Cupcakes? Sneaking into the Revs’ locker room and stealing his clothes? Do tell.

Special Delivery: Opening The Kickette Mailbox


Greetings fellow pleasure seekers!

It’s been a busy few weeks at our HQ, with the TTO’s surprising return and yesterday’s call-for-claws Finest Five write-in and all. You nearly sunk our site’s battleship twice, Kickettes, which is both impressive and frightening for our server.

As one small candy-coated token of our appreciation, we’re allowing everyone to have another gander around the inner layers of our mailbox’s lair.

Please apply your best hue of scarlet lippy and plant a wet one on Yoann’s cheek (your choice as to which one) in order to sign for today’s special delivery.

Short on the sticks of lip-smacking goodness? Your mobile number written in permanent marker should suffice.


Fabian Espindola: Fire Safety First


Screw ‘stop, drop and roll’, Kickettes. According to Real Salt Lake’s Fabian Espindola, ‘glide, grow & gripe’ are the most imperative steps for fanning any pitch flames. Image: Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune. Thx ARF!

Kickette Fail Files: Shirt Removal 101


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Here at Kickette, our stance on FIFA’s rule for giving a yellow card for shirt removal is well documented. We’ve lost hours of sleep over it and so has Diego Forlan.