Nick here:

I know this is kind of old news, but I was in the U.S. (you know, the land of soccer fanatics) when this happened, so I didn’t find out about what Lionel Messi did in his match against Arsenal until just recently.  The young Argentine was a one-man wrecking ball who showed demonstratively why he recently surpassed David Beckham to become the world’s highest paid soccer player, pulling in nearly 45 million dollars in 2009.  While I’ve heard that some Argentines accuse him of having a ‘pecho frio’ (cold chest, i.e. not having heart), but I don’t believe that for a second.   Performances like this make it hard to wait for the World Cup!


Vamos Argentina!