David Akers plays soccer

I said yesterday that I'd be featuring the U.S. soccer team's 1968 game against Israel in Philadelphia here on the blog today, but I'm going to push that to tomorrow for a reason that I think you'll appreciate.

I went down to the NovaCare Complex this morning for the U.S. team's practice, figuring I'd do some video interviews with Bob Bradley and a few players.

But when I got there, Eagles kicker David Akers was standing next to the field, and it soon became apparent that he was going to do some drills with the soccer players.

Akers got together with Santino Quaranta and Stuart Holden for a round of field goal kicking, then traded the oblong football for the round one.

The results were pretty funny, and pretty impressive too.