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Reliant Stadium

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With a $352 million pricetag and a seating capacity of 71,054, Houston’s Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans, opened in 2002.

Besides football, the stadium is also home to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (formerly, the Texas Bowl).

This photo was taken day of the inaugural Texas Bowl where Rutgers defeated Kansas State 37-10. The old logo is still featured throughout the park.

Reliant Stadium featured the first retractable roof in the NFL.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

October 19, 2012 at 6:02 AM

Tim Cahill

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The most recent edition to the New York Red Bulls squad, the Australia international transferred to the MLS club after eight years with English Premier League side Everton.

Cahill started his senior career with current Championship division club Millwall. In his first season with Millwall, he got a taste of FA Cup glory with a trip to the finals against Manchester United. Their place in the final was thanks to Cahill’s goal in the semifinal defeat of Sunderland.

Cahill made over 200 appearances for both Millwall and Everton.

Cahill is famous for his goal celebration where he spars with the corner flag.

Written by Paulo Loreto

August 1, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Stephen Keel

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Defender for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls, Stephen Keel has been with the club since 2011; transferring from the Portland Timbers.

Keel began his professional career on a developmental contract with homestate club, the Colorado Rapids. Keel played 36 games with the Rapids reserves and won back-to-back MLS Reserve Division Championships.

In 2006, he played with the Seattle Sounders on loan.

Following the 2007 season, Keel was named MLS Magazine’s Reserve Player of the Year.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 25, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Petr Čech

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English Premier Club Chelsea FC signed the Czech international from Stade Rennais FC in 2004. Since joining the Blues, Petr Čech has won the Premier League three times and won this year’s UEFA Champions League.

Čech is known for the headgear he wears, which is a result of a head inhury incurred during a league match on October 2006. In a match against Reading FC, the goalkeeper was kneed in the head by midfielder Stephen Hunt. Čech suffered a skull fracture and underwent surgery. He returned to league play in January of 2007.

In 2004-05 and 2009-10 seasons, Čech won the Barclays Golden Glove, and in 2005, Čech was named on the PFA’s Team of the Year.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM

New York Red Bulls Fireworks Show

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April 14, 2012 / Following a 2-2 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes, the New York Red Bulls displayed a fireworks show at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

Written by Paulo Loreto

June 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Barcelona Marathon

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The annual marathon around the Catalan capital started in 1978. The marathon route starts at the foot of Montjuïc, at the Plaça d’Espanya, it snakes around the city and comes back for the finish.

Both current winners are from Kenya; the women’s winner Emily Samoei is the current course record holder for women runners, finishing in 2:26:53.

Over 10,000 participants took part in the event that year.

Written by Paulo Loreto

June 28, 2012 at 6:34 AM

Argentina Training

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Two of FC Barcelona’s stars made a trip to the United States to play in an international friendly against Brazil. Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, Captain and Vice Captain of the Argentina national team, joined the rest of the squad at Red Bull Arena, located in Harrison, NJ, two days before the big game for training — and the public was invited to watch.

Mascherano is from San Lorenzo and Messi is from Rosario, both located in province of Santa Fe.

Written by Paulo Loreto

June 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM