Star Spotting: Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, And Liam Payne Momentarily Ditch One Direction To Join The L.A. Galaxy! (PHOTOS)

What’s better than One Direction? ONE DIRECTION IN UNIFORM! 

Wanna know a secret? Every time we read a headline or tweet about the bros from One Direction playing “football,” we think of them in head-to-toe padding, rocking impenetrable helmets, and going up against 350-pound linebackers! Then, we panic because in what world can sporty U.K. cuties like Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson withstand the impact of a 350-pound tackle?!

But, then we remember that across the pond, “football” is actually code for soccer! Which — as you can see by this photo that blondie Niall posted of him and his fellow “Story Of My Life” singers playing with the L.A. Galaxy — is One Direction’s favorite pastime. When they’re not busy killing it at the EMAs and stuff, of course.

Check out more photos of One Direction playing soccer after the jump.

Soccer buff Niall Horan took to Instagram to share some photos from the monumental day, adorably captioning: “Massive thanks to LA galaxy for having us today and allowing us to play In the stadium! #boyhooddreams.”

See, and here we thought that your boyhood dreams consisted of joining the world’s most popular boy band, being worshipped and adored by fans worldwide, and being famous enough to grace the cover of every magazine ever! #WhoKnew

Niall the Gatorade boy?! 

Either way, there’s no denying that the 1D bros love to get their sporty on — and that we thoroughly enjoy watching them do so. Because honestly, the only thing better than watching One Direction getting sweaty and playing sports, is watching One Direction getting sweaty and playing sports WHILE IN UNIFORM!! Not even a little sorry for saying that, either.

 + Watch Niall Horan get super excited about scoring a goal! Even though there was no goalie

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