RED Hearts: Soccer Star, Steven Gerrard

RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today. RED Hearts will be posting every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through February. Today's RED Hearts post is from Saskia Boggs, 19, of Kalamazoo, MI, who writes about her favorite soccer player:

Are you tired of all the David Beckham hype? How the sport has become watching what he and Posh are wearing, more Fashion Week front row than football? Consider switching teams to Steven Gerrard. He’s hot, he’s talented, and he’s British -- what’s not to like?

I myself am not British, and I didn’t even care about the sport until a friend of mine introduced me to Gerrard and the Liverpool Football Club with some video interviews on YouTube. After seeing what he looked like and hearing his voice, I was hooked on following Stevie and his career. One of Liverpool's top scorers, he came from its youth league and has played pro for them for ten years. He's been offered up to £100,000 a week (that's almost $150,000 where we say “soccer”) to join other teams -- which, unlike Beckham, he rejected. I like that loyalty. His talent is still on the rise, and Liverpool is currently hot in the running for both the England Premier and European Champion Leagues.

So, yeah, through Gerrard, I've become a football fan, too. To anyone who enjoys the sport -- or just hot British men -- I recommend doing the same. You won't regret it.

RED Hearts guest poster Saskia Boggs is an author of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today, which was recently published in paperback.