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La Casa Azul Bookstore Weekend Soccer Edition

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New York, NY – Just because the Holiday Season belongs to Jolly Old Saint Nick doesn’t mean I’m dedicating a soccer edition to him. That’s what he gets for giving me a football instead of the football I asked for last year.

With Christmas less than 12 Days away, I’ve decided to dedicate this weekend’s Soccer Edition to La Casa Azul Bookstore. When I’m not watching, writing or reading anything about Soccer, I’m purchasing soccer and non-soccer related books.

One place I love going to is La Casa Azul Bookstore. In an era where it’s easy to save a couple of dollars by ordering online or simply going to a chain store, I would rather invest my money towards an independent bookstore knowing full well that they’re serving their community.

As stated in it’s website, La Casa Azul Bookstore is:

“Grounded in Latino culture, La Casa Azul Bookstore is dedicated to providing cultural, and educational programs via literature and art in East Harlem. It is our vision to foster public awareness and appreciation of the arts by being a focal point where people come to find unique gifts and participate in culturally-based workshops that celebrate Latino traditions.”

If you haven’t finished your Holiday shopping, please visit this amazing bookstore. Along with books, they have t-shirts and other accessories that someone close to you will appreciate. If you know someone who loves Junot Diaz, Esmerlda Santiago and many other Latino authors, you’ll have an opportunity to not only purchase a book but there’s the possibility that it may be autographed.

When you visit, please bring a friend or two. Believe me when I say this, this bookstore is worth investing your time and money in. They staff is friendly and will assist you with any questions you have. Please follow them on Twitter for their latest updates.

Support the NWSL (Image Credit: U.S. Soccer)

With so many days away, let me write about the soccer news which captivated me this weekend. For those who support Women’s Soccer in the United States, they’ll must have been happy to hear that U.S. Soccer unveiled the name of new Women’s soccer league.

The new eight-team women’s soccer league will be called the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and it will be run by U.S. Soccer. Fans are encouraged to like the league at Facebook and follow on Twitter. A league website will be launched in the near future. For more information, please go to USSoccer.com.

Unbeaten in 10 Premier League Matches, OTBC!

Over at the Barclays Premier League, Norwich City continues to shine. With the exception of Manchester United, there hasn’t been another club who’s been playing better than the Canaries. They have gone undefeated in their last 10 matches. Following their 2-1 win over Wigan, Norwich City has a five-match winning streak at Carrow Road and are 7th overall in the Premier League. For a more in depth recap of the match, please read The Pink ‘Un,

It’s gotta be the shoes! (Image Credit: Adidas)

Shifting over to Spain, Messi continues to shine as he scored two additional goals in Barca’s 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid. For the year, he now has a total of 90 goals.

Prior to Barcelona’s showdown against Atletico Madrid, Messi selected the winning design from his fans’ www.miadidas.com entries around the world and the personalized cleat features a running white upper, black outsole and vivid red heel, tongue and adidas three-stripes. Additional customizations include the Messi Icon logo, Argentinian flag, “Leo 10” and “Thiago” to honor his newborn son.

“Speaking about the mi adidas F50 he’ll wear Messi said: “I am happy with the miadidas boots and want to congratulate Javier on designing the winning ones that I will wear Sunday against Atlético Madrid.  I also want to thank everyone who sent in their designs, they were all really good!”

With two weeks remaining in the year, it’ll be interesting to see if Messi can finish the year with 95 goals. Nevertheless, it’s an amazing achievement. To read more on how Messi outdueled CONMEBOL rival Falcao on Sunday, please go to MARCA.com.

Levante continues to find ways to win! (Image Credit: Levante UD)

While Messi is grabbing all the headlines and Real Madrid is giving up late goals as they did on Sunday’s 2-2 home draw against Espanyol, Levante has now climbed to the fifth place in La Liga standings following their 1-0 win over Real Zaragoza.

Thanks to the combination of tough defense and Ruben Garcia’s first-half goal, the Granotas now trail Malaga by one point for fourth place. While it’s unlikely that they will dethrone Real Madrid for third place, Levante will more than likely avoid relegation come season’s end. Along with their UEFA Europa League performance, Levante is a team that is simply based off passion and determination.

Enjoy your week and be sure to visit La Casa Azul Bookstore!


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