I grew up playing, watching and obsessing over football. As the world’s greatest sport, how could you not love it?!
Those watching Barcelona throttle Sevilla 3-0 Wednesday may have noticed Lionel Messi's curious celebration following the first of his two goals.
Messi slid two fingers across his cheek like he was putting on war paint.
The celebration was intended to help raise awareness and money for a pediatric cancer center in Barcelona.
Now that's what I call squad goals.
When you sign your kid up for youth soccer, you should know that you're signing yourself up as well. Your nights will now include driving to and from practice and your weekends will be booked with various games and tournaments. You may be confused at the beginning of the season, but after a few weeks, you'll quickly understand why the sacrifices you have to make are worth it.