Top 10 dumbest World Cup mascots

World Cup 2010 mascot, Top 10 dumbest World Cup mascots

Pictured above is the official mascot for the 2010 World Cup. I bet you’re frothing at the mouth for soccer right now. First created for the ’66 cup in England, World Cup mascots are suppose to symbolize the host country. In reality, they do a terrible job while looking ridiculous.

While some are forgivable (Juanito at Mexico ’70, for example), the following are more pathetic than a Brazilian flopping on the field like he had just been doused with face-melting acid. So as we gear up for South Africa, here are the top 10 dumbest-looking World Cup mascots ever: read more

We call it soccer: Here’s how American international stars played for their club teams this weekend

Here’s a run down of the action, care of The MNT Blog:Tim Howard, Everton

  • Clint Dempsey and Fulham handed Tim Howard and Everton a defeat on Sunday. The Cottagers won 2-1, with Dempsey playing the full 90 minutes.
  • Carlos Bocanegra helped Rennes to a 1-0 victory against St. Etienne. Bocanegra came on as a late sub after a busy week for the U.S. captain.
  • Steve Cherundolo played 90 minutes in a Hannover’s 0-0 draw with Werder Bremen.
  • Benny Feilhaber played the full game but Aarhus slipped to their first defeat of the season against Brøndby.
  • On Saturday, Jozy Altidore came on as a second half sub in Hull City’s 4-1 defeat to Sunderland. HIGHLIGHTS
  • Charlie Davies started for Sochaux, who were defeated 1-0 by Lille on Saturday.
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