The above “Every Team Needs The Spark” video from Adidas featuring Lionel Messi and promoting his new football boot he’ll be wearing for tonight’s Champions League Final. It’s the TUNIT boot – the F50i.The new design boasts SprintSkin technology, the first-ever single-layer, thermobonded upper designed to envelop the player’s foot like a second skin.
Exclusive Interview With Lionel Messi (Soccerlens). Read the interview at Soccerlens to find out what Messi believes the key is to beat Manchester United, how difficult it will be to stop Cristiano Ronaldo and much more.
Reminder! If you’re recording the final today on your DVR, don’t forget to set it to record for an hour after it’s supposed to end — just in case it goes to extra time and penalty kicks.
Join EPL Talk this afternoon for a live chat/blog of the Champions League Final. Hosted by EPL Talk blogger Dave Warner, it kicks off at 2pm ET right here at http://epltalk.com and will continue on to 5pm ET or later. Whether you’re watching the game at work, at home or in a pub, join the discussion online (Dave will be liveblogging from a sports bar in Cary, North Carolina).
Publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris founded the site in 2005. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT.
Harris, who was born and raised in Wales, has lived in Florida since 1984, and supported Swansea City since 1979. Last but not least, he got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.