Category Archives: Soccer

Kick It!

[iX3] kid Jackson Payne along with Stephen Beery and Chendo Sierra, who do their off season speed and agility training with [iX3]sports, teamed with three other players this weekend to capture 4th in the Kick-It 3v3 World Championships in Orlando, FL over the weekend.

Kick-It 3v3 world Championships

Nice job boys!

Pelada – Movie

Looks like a great film. From the Pelada website:

“Two players. 25 countries. One game.

Away from professional stadiums, bright lights, and manicured fields, there’s another side of soccer. Tucked away on alleys, side streets, and concrete courts, people play in improvised games. Every country has a different word for it. In the United States, we call it “pick-up soccer.” In Trinidad, it’s “taking a sweat.” In England, it’s “having a kick-about.” In Brazil, the word is “pelada,” which literally means “naked” – the game stripped down to its core. It’s the version of the game played by anyone, anywhere, and it’s a window into lives all around the world.

Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars who didn’t quite make it to the pros. Not ready for it to be over, they take off, chasing the game. From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play.”

Trailer:

Link to the NY Times review – In Pelada: Pickup Games Around the World.

You can also ‘Like’ the movie on Facebook.