the footy queen

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So nervous. Go #cf97!

Footy love, nikhak



Ella. Ballin’. What else?

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"The fans are the heart of football."
- John Charles.

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We’re listening, Karachi United. We’re listening. Keep playing. Keep doing what you love.


"World At Their Feet" Absolutely gorgeous film on football in Karachi, Pakistan for less-privileged youth by the Karachi United Football Foundation.

Amid the civil unrest, danger, firing, bomb blasts and instability of one of the most dangerous cities in the world, there is a center for youth. 

The work they do is incredible.

Gives young people hope, training, support and opportunity. All through football.

Wonderful initiative.

Beautiful piece.

Footy love, nikhak

As mentioned earlier, this happened again… 

Globe Pub FC (with Section 8 Chicago recruits) vs Aston Villa Supporters USA. Globe pub was victorious with a score of 4-1, though the Villans put in a good fight after drinking all day at the pub. 

I’m hoping friendly one-off games like these continue to happen - it’s a great way to play football with friends and meet new folks as well.

Footy love, nikhak

p.s. I’m on the lefthand side in this photo as well - third from left, hiding in the shadow of Camryn. Five females reppin’ in this match, which was three more than the friendly last summer. And I must say, one (or both) of the female Villans were probably the best out of their whole squad. Hats off to them.

England’s Hope Powell sacked after 15 years // The Equalizer
Footy love, nikhak

England’s Hope Powell sacked after 15 years // The Equalizer

Footy love, nikhak

Game on. 

theatre-of-dreamsBarclays Premier League - The Return 13/14

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Last summer Aston Villa were in town to play Chicago Fire in a friendly, so Section 8 Chicago and Villa supporters decided to play in a small friendly themselves. I was lucky enough to get in on the action, which took place on Toyota Park’s practice field. It was a great time and the combination of supporters really reminded me of what this game is all about - beauty, community, friendship - the love of a shared sport.

In less than two hours I’ll be playing in a similar friendly against Aston Villa supporters that was organized by this super awesome guy, who is for a the Chicago group of Aston Villa Supporters <—- may not have phrased that properly, but you get the gist. 

Either way, happy Friday! Hope you’re all getting a little footy action on during your weekend.

Wish me luck!

Footy love, nikhak

p.s. I’m on the left hand side of this pic (first row, white shorts) - looking down and the goofy fella laying down in front with a beer in hand. What better way to end a match!?

Dating back to 1914, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest cup competition in United States soccer and is among the oldest in the world. Open to all affiliated amateur and professional teams in the United States, the annual U.S. Open Cup is entering it’s 95th tournament in 2008.

In a nutshell, the U.S. Open Cup is very similar to domestic cup competitions popular throughout Europe, South America and the rest of the world. Cup competitions, which usually run concurrent with a country’s league season, are open in the early stages to any club that can qualify, giving local amateur teams a chance to compete against the best teams a country has to offer.

Despite the prominence of the North American Soccer League from 1967 to 1984, NASL teams rarely showed the inclination to enter the U.S. Open Cup competition. In fact, until the emergence of Major League Soccer, full professional teams were almost non-existent in the competition. That has changed in the last four years, though, with MLS taking part since 1996, thus helping to make the tournament a true “national” championship.

History: Overview

It’s really exciting to see so many Fire supporters stoked on tonight’s match. I hope in years to come the importance of the USOC continues to grow.

Go Fire! (Sorry, not sorry, @bluesfan)

Footy love, nikhak

He [Bob Bradley] and his players may have the means to unite one of the most dangerous and divided places on the African continent, because the only thing that seems to keep the 84 million people of Egypt together is their rapturous love of soccer, and the quest of its national team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.