So I issued a challenge to the girls of Aerys Soccer last week; out of the 25 amazing, gorgeous drool-worthy Midweek Muscles guys and gals we have featured, pick one for a staff post. Yikes! Some of the ladies had an easier time of it … then there was me, who had no idea who to pick.
Nevertheless, we did the deed and have picked our top Midweek Muscles. We know, we know. It was such a trying task. But we did it for you. Enjoy!
Alyssa: Los. Captain America. If Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller had an athletically gifted child, it would be him — Carlos Bocanegra, currently of Rangers F.C. I fell in love with Carlos as he represented our country during the 2010 World Cup. He is a defender, which is the position I played growing up. He is gorgeous. And he sports the captain’s armband — what can I say, I’m attracted to power! While I am generally able to gauge a player’s talent and playing style more or less objectively, I find that to be almost impossible with this man. He is just too nice too look at to worry about how well he is playing. Fortunately, I can trust the powers-that-be in the US Soccer hierarchy to worry about that for me. Clearly, they like what they see. And so do I.
Toni: Aerys Soccer’s Midweek Muscles has featured so many incredibly sexy athletes, many of whom are humanitarians, great role models for kids and just plain nice people. But having to pick a favorite was easy. Carlos Bocanegra is all of the above, but my favorite part about him is that he is just plain ole smokin’ hot! Check out Carlos’ pics - – those eyes, that body…. oh, uh, yeah… and of course those footie skills. What’s not to like?? Captain America is my MWM hero!
Dana: Our MWM feature on Brian didn’t show him half naked on the pitch or stripped down to his underwear (or less) posing for a magazine. It didn’t get any comments from our female readers drooling or fainting over his pictures. But it’s my favorite Midweek Muscles so far, and I think it’s because it really just shows him. Don’t get me wrong — Brian has an extremely fine body, and the muscles he shows on those beach pictures are certainly wow-inducing. But I love that these photos are nothing flashy. They just show him loving what he’s doing – whether it’s celebrating a goal, playing on the beach or paddle surfing. That smile is sexy enough for me. What can I say? I have a thing for Hawaiians.
Tamara: Sergio Ramos. Now why is Ramos my favorite? Well, first off, he’s a great defender. Seriously, the guy rarely has a bad match and he’s always there to carry Real Madrid’s defense when we’re struggling, hence why he’s vice-captain.
Secondly, look at him. He is gorgeous! Perfectly toned with the right amount of tattoos for his physique. His hair is so flawless, I know a lot of women who are envious of the Ramos’ mane. His smile is contagious and so is his energy.
If it wasn’t for Sergio Ramos, my favorite midweek muscles would be…..Lance Parker. Hot damn!
Kayla: Landon Donovan, captain of the LA Galaxy, is my MWM staff pick. There are many reasons why Landon tops my list, so I’ll narrow it down to the most important.
1) LD has notched two goals in the last two games, helping lead the Galaxy in breaking out of their early-season slump.
2) His muscles. Obviously.
3) Donovan is an all-around good guy. Off the field, he participates in charity events, and have a passion for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Heart-melting stuff.
4) He is arguably the best soccer player America has ever produced. The guy is just a stud, on and off the field.
Trista: Okay, honestly. If you know me, are you really surprised by my pick? I have to be honest, I really didn’t know who I wanted to pick for fav MWM. Good lord, I had Carlos Bocanegra and Lance Parker to chose from! But in the end, I stayed true and went with Robbie. Why is RR my favorite? Well, there’s the blue eyes, the smile, the arms, the abs… ahem. Over all I think Robbie is my favorite MWM because he’s a bit different from other footballers like LD and Carlos. And I really like that about him.
Next week, we’ll have the best of Midweek Muscles!!! If you haven’t let us know your favorites, make sure to comment here, or send us a tweet at @AerysSoccer!