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DrinkWear – Futbol Artist Network’s “San Zusi” Print

The don't call it “the Beautiful Game” for nothing. Soccer is art. A great Lionel Messi goal or a stunning David Beckham free kick is a thing of beauty.

These small moments in soccer can create life-long fans of the sport (with the help of a beer or two, perhaps?) and the memories of such sporting excellence can hang in our memories like fine art in a gallery.

This is the premise behind the “Futbol Artist Network”. Their idea is to highlight soccer through artistic expression.

The Free Beer Movement, through our “DrinkWear” series will be highlighting some of the cool combos of art and soccer that the FAN is coming out with…. just don't spill on it.


On October 15, 2013 the United States men's nationa team faced Panama with little except for bragging rights on the line. Our CONCACAF compatriots Mexico, however, were fighting for their survival in Costa Rica.

Despite having not done their job and losing 2-1 in San Jose Mexico found salvation when Graham Zusi headed home a Brad Davis cross in the 92nd minute. Zusi's goal tied the match at 2-2 giving Mexico the fourth spot in the group (and a backdoor to the World Cup if they won a two-legged playoff against New Newland). Aron Johannsson tailed a minute later sending the already shocked Los Canaleros to defeat.

Back in the United States national team fans celebrated topping “the Hex” for the second-straight qualification campaign while also poking fun that El Tri's biggest rival had to bail them out.

In Mexico the Sporting KC midfielder was christened “San Zusi” and honored for “saving” Mexico's Brazil hopes.

In the spirit of “San Zusi” comes this piece by Mark Smith that features on the pages of the upcoming issue of Howler Magazine.

Just a print, framed (FREE framing by-the-way this week), on stretched canvas, or acrylic box this piece is a great reminder of how sweet a moment that was to utter “De Nada Mexico”.

If you haven't yet perused Futbol Artist Network's site we highly recommend it for some pretty amazing soccer art.

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