Ah yes, it’s that time of the winter when Sports Illustrated releases their annual Swimsuit Issue and late night talk shows and morning “news” shows become overrun with skimpily-dressed models. Soccer fans’ Twitter feeds have been particularly flooded with Swimsuit Issue chatter with the USWNT’s Alex Morgan donning only body paint for a feature in the magazine.
So for those of us not particularly interested in seeing bikini-clad women everywhere we look during SI’s annual media blitz, we bring you our swimsuit gallery after the jump.
Both Anton Hysén and David Testo were out and about this weekend — and there are some very nice pictures documenting their activities — so we recap what they were up to after the jump. read more…
For Monday’s Happy Hour we’re simply bringing you some notable gay soccer stories from the past week:
BBC Three in the UK is airing a documentary on homosexuality in football tonight. Anton Hysen is featured in it and QPR’s Joey Barton speaks out for change revealing he has a gay uncle. (The Daily Mail, H/T Brian Dunseth)
Testo joins Stu Holden, Cobi Jones, Kristine Lilly, Heather Mitts, Christie Rampone, Claudio Reyna, Jonathan Spector, and ten others to two-year terms on the Council.
David Testo is one of 21 nominess to fill 18 spots on U.S. Soccer’s Athlete Council. Notable members currently serving on the panel include LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan, DC United coach Ben Olsen, and the Boston Breakers’ Cat Whitehill.
Testo spoke to Outsports about the nomination, so check out their post for his comments on accepting the nod.