Our friends at the futbolartistnetwork created these beautiful digital match posters for Heineken Rivalry Week. More info below on each piece:

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Artist: John Zylstra
Description: We wanted to capture the larger than life culture of this rivalry but also include the landscape which plays such an important role to the two clubs’ heritage. You can read the image with the sky, mountains and trees as the Cascadia Flag.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy
Artist: wellsillustrates
Description: We used one of California’s most well known films, Michael Mann’s film “Heat” to tell a story about two elder statesmen, league icons and a longstanding & illustrious rivalry. 

Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact
Artist: oliverbarrett
Description: Toronto and Montreal are two cities rooted in English and French traditions, respectively, yet are uniquely united. Two parts of a whole. The proximity of Michael Bradley and Ignacio Piatti’s faces suggest a third, central face and the central split is an allusion to the highway connecting both cities.

FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo
Artist: nosmallvictories
Description: Like the Spaghetti Western was a novel kind of Western, the Texas Derby also introduces fans to a new kind of derby between the state’s two best teams battling for the El Capitán cannon. The poster frames the three major components of the derby in classic widescreen cinematic panels.


Ladies and Gentlemen, I give Manolo Sanchez! 

And no, I’m not crazy. 

On the left, Manolo Sanchez. A soccer player who just joined the 2015 Major League Soccer team…The New York Red Bulls. The look, the hair, the way the mouth is even. And the fact that he plays for the New York RED BULLS…I’m sorry. But this is too much fun. XD

And of course, on the right is Manolo Sanchez from The Book of Life. A Bull Fighter who wants to only play guitar and falls for the same girl that his best friend also loves. 

Both are about the same age and height. Its kinda crazy. 

If soccer player Manolo plays guitar in his free time, I give up. This is just FAR too perfect.