Apr 19, 2017




New Renderings of Fan Experience & Draft Theater Available Here


When the 82ND NFL DRAFT comes to Philadelphia from April 27 to April 29, the NFL will bring a record number of free fan experiences, including interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, flag football competitions, autograph sessions, photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and more.


The 2017 NFL Draft will occur along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, incorporating famed city landmarks such as The Franklin Institute and the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For the first time, the NFL is constructing an open-air theater where fans can view all three Draft days in an outdoor environment. This unique setup will allow for the largest live audience ever to view the team selections.


In addition, Benjamin Franklin Parkway is being transformed into the NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY DANNON® OIKOS® TRIPLE ZERO, a three-day fan festival spanning the size of 25 football fields. This expansive outdoor celebration will be the largest activation created by the league and include a first-of-its-kind 100-yard NFL zip line with aerial views above the parkway.




ROUND 1, set for Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 PM ET, will include prospects walking the red carpet before the start of the NFL Draft. On Friday, April 28 starting at 7:00 PM ET, thirty-two former players from the NFL Legends Community – along with past recipients and team winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide – will announce selections for ROUNDS 2-3.


ROUNDS 4-5 will be broadcast from locations across the country as teams will announce their selections at their facilities and other unique market locations on Saturday, April 29 starting at 12:00 PM ET. Picks for ROUND 6 will feature appearances by youth football teams across the country, and ROUND 7 will bring fans back to Philadelphia for the culmination of the Draft live from the NFL Draft Theater.


The NFL is launching an official companion app, NFL Draft – Fan Mobile Pass, to guide visitors through the NFL Draft Experience in Philadelphia and to also provide exclusive chances to win prizes – including exclusive Draft memorabilia, the ability to collect badges at interactive events, and more. Fans may visit later this week to download the app.


All three days of the 2017 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN. ESPN Deportes will also nationally broadcast Round 1 on April 27 in Spanish. Fans should visit, follow @NFL on Twitter, and use #NFLDraft for the most up-to-date information.


Selection Square Driven by Hyundai


Selection Square Driven by Hyundai will serve as one of the epicenters of the 2017 NFL Draft. Located at The Franklin Institute, Selection Square will feature all 32 team tables where representatives from each team will make their Draft selections throughout the three days.


Selection Square will feature a free viewing gallery in the rotunda of the historic Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. Highlights of the viewing gallery include a real-time, up-close look at the player selection process and ability to watch NFL Network-produced programming live from the NFL Draft.


NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos® Triple Zero:


The free NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero will feature interactive elements, flag football competitions, concessions, player appearances/autograph signings, NFL Shop at Draft presented by Visa, the NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals®, where youth football clinics will take place, visits by Draft prospects, and more.


Hours of operation are: Thursday, April 27: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM; Friday, April 28: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM; and Saturday, April 29: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. An assortment of fan activities are detailed below, and additional information is available at


Examples of Games


  • Zip to the Future presented by Oikos Triple Zero –Fly over NFL Draft Experience on a 100-yard zip line. Due to high demand, timed reservations will be made available via Fan Mobile Pass.


  • Combine Corner – From racing against NFL players to running routes, fans can test their football and athletic skills at Combine Corner. Featured attractions include:

o    Vertical Jump: Take your position at the vertical jump and find out what the difference between your reach and the flag you hit is, just like at the NFL Scouting Combine.

o    40-Yard Dash: Race down the field against digital NFL players on a 40-yard long LED wall.


  • Hail Mary –Test your long-distance accuracy by throwing a deep pass over defenders into a drop-in net.


  • Oikos Triple Zero Field Goal Kick –Test your ability to kick a field goal through NFL uprights. 
  • Touch Pass –Master one of the most difficult throws for an NFL quarterback by throwing the ball on an arc over a defensive player and into a net.
  • NFL Virtual Reality – Experience NFL games using virtual reality technology. 

    Examples of Attractions


  • NFL Draft Set –Visit the official NFL Draft set from Thursday to Saturday and see the view from behind the podium


  • ESPN Set  Check out SportsCenter LIVE from NFL Draft Experience.


  • NFL Network Desk presented by Ford F Series  Take your seat behind the NFL Network Total Access desk and break down the game.
  • NFL Draft Experience Tailgate – Enjoy selections from some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants in a “taste of the town” tailgate.


  • NFL Museum(Pro Football Hall of Fame display area) – This exhibit features historical Hall of Fame memorabilia, a full collection of 50 Super Bowl rings, Conference Championship trophies, and a chance to create your own digital Hall of Fame bronze bust.


  • NFL Auction Prizes and Giveaways – Located in the NFL Museum, stop by for cool giveaways and chances to win unique NFL instant prizes for registered fans. View game worn and signed memorabilia available only on the NFL Auction website, and learn about the charities and foundations that the NFL and NFL Auction support.


  • Vince Lombardi Trophy – Take a photo with the Super Bowl trophy.


  • AFC & NFC Locker Rooms – Visit a replica NFL locker room as it appears on gameday. Experience the sights of an NFL pregame with sleek transparent LCDs.
  • College Football Corner  Fans can view College Football Hall of Fame memorabilia from former first round Draft picks and Eagles legends, and cheer on Draft prospects from their favorite college team. Life size player mannequins offer unique photo opportunities.


At the Draft Experience, NFL partners are participating in unprecedented and bigger ways:


  • Aquafina NFL Helmet Photo Opportunity – Find your favorite NFL team oversized helmet and have your photo taken by an Aquafina brand ambassador. Share your photos through your favorite social channel and the Fan Mobile Pass app.


  • Bridgestone Experience at NFL Draft Experience – Dive into the action, make the winning catch in our football photo experience, pose in an NFL Draft picture frame, and challenge your friends to an interactive football game.


  • Bud Build A Bar Attendees can grab their friends and try their hand in the Bud Light Vend Zone, a fully-customized vending machine that rewards attendees with each successful throw of the football. Afterwards, snap a pic in front of the Bud Light can wall and enjoy other games.


  • Campbell’s® Campbell’s® soup will be rolling into the NFL Draft Experience in their food truck with samples of two fan favorites, Campbells Chunky® and SpaghettiOs®. NFL players will be making special appearances at the sampling truck throughout the weekend. After filling up on samples, fans may head over to the NFL PLAY 60 Zone Obstacle Course presented by Campbell’s® & SpaghettiOs® to test their football skills.


  • Courtyard Courtyard, the official hotel of the NFL, will celebrate the Draft coming to Philadelphia with lively fan interactives, including “Be a Broadcaster Video Smash-Up” and a “40-Character Dash.” Fans will have access to NFL stars, compete to win prizes, and experience Courtyard’s hospitality.


  • FedEx Shipping Center – Send home your officially licensed NFL Draft merchandise from the convenient FedEx Office Shipping Center.
  • NFL Draft Tavern presented by Bud Light – Grab a drink and support your team during the event at the NFL Draft Tavern presented by Bud Light.


  • NFL Shop at Draft presented by Visa  Stop by for the largest assortment of NFL Draft merchandise, including customizable Nike Jerseys and the official 2017 NFL Draft Cap by New Era and exclusive Draft gear.


  • NFL SUNDAY TICKET True Fan Zone – Stop by to learn how you can stream every out-of-market game, every Sunday afternoon from your favorite devices. Then, step into the “Sound Off Station” and show everyone your passion for your team.


  • Oikos Triple Zero Sampling Truck –Visit the Oikos Triple Zero truck to sample protein packed snacks from the Official Yogurt Sponsor of the NFL.
  • Oikos Unstoppable Drop –Take your chance at dropping a football down larger-than-life Oikos Triple Zero gameboard. With the right bounces, fans could instantly win exciting NFL Draft prizes.
    • Appearance ScheduleThursday, April 27:     Carson Wentz

      Friday, April 28:          Jeremiah Trotter


  • Panini America – The exclusive physical trading card partner of the NFL, Panini America will give fans the opportunity to win packs of Panini NFL trading cards and receive the Panini NFL Sticker Album. Fans can create their own digital Panini trading card, interact with their Panini Gridiron app, and learn how to collect the actual trading cards of this year’s Draft picks from Panini Instant.


  • Rolling with the Rookies presented by Hyundai  Four Santa Fe vehicles will be wrapped with designs by renowned cleat artist Marcus Rivero, and each vehicle’s wrap will reflect the unique life story of four potential first-round pick rookies. Inside “Rolling with the Rookies,” Hyundai is going beyond the numbers by showing the life journey of these four rookies in its first original NFL content series highlighting the people, places, and experiences that truly shaped them. On display, in addition to the custom designed vehicles, will be four immersive exhibits highlighting footage and memorabilia from each player’s life.


  • SiriusXM –SiriusXM NFL Radio and SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio bring expert analysis of the 2017 NFL Draft to the Draft Experience. Stop by, see your favorite hosts, listen to live coverage of each pick, and get all the big news that will impact your fantasy team. 
  • Skittles Makes the 2017 NFL Draft Awesomer – Visit the Team Skittles Locker Room to make your NFL Draft Experience Awesomer with exclusive Skittles photo-ops and delicious samples.


  • Tostitos Cantina – Engage with current and former NFL players while they talk about their experiences during past NFL Drafts and grab a bag of Tostitos Tortilla Chips.
    • Appearance Schedule
      Friday, April 28:          4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                 Ron Jaworski
      Saturday, April 29:      11:00 AM – 12:00 PM            Zach Ertz


  • XFINITY Zone at NFL Draft Experience – Visit the XFINITY Zone at NFL Draft Experience and catch live NFL Draft coverage on NFL Network, meet NFL celebrities, and players win prizes, and more.
  • Visa –  The Visa activation at NFL Draft Experience will showcase an innovative retail experience. Visa and M&T Bank have teamed up to offer gift cards and dedicated check-out lanes for fans who complete a mobile pay demo. Stop by the Visa activation in NFL Draft Experience to demo the latest technology.


Play Football Field presented by Danimals®


The NFL and USA Football will host youth football clinics at the Play Football Field presented by Danimals. Local USA Football coaches and NFL players will demonstrate Heads Up tackling amongst other skills and drills.


On-field football clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6-17. Clinics are free and open on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Thursday, April 27:     4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday, April 28:           4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 29:      12:00 PM to 3:00 PM; 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM; 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


NFL PLAY 60 Zone presentedby Danimals®


The NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals is an interactive area specifically designed for the youngest NFL fans to get active and moving. Participants can race through agility drills like the pros, test their high jump abilities, and weave through mini tackling.


The following is a sampling of attractions:


  • Gear Up and Go  Try on NFL equipment and feel what it is like to gear up for gameday.


  • Kids’ Extra Point Kick  Test your ability to kick a field goal through the uprights.


  • Kids’ Long Snap  Test the ability to snap the ball like a pro.
  • Kids’ Quarterback Challenge  Test your passing skills.


  • NFL PLAY 60 App Station – Run, jump, and turn through a simulated world in an app designed by NFL PLAY 60 and the American Heart Association.


  • NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Virtual Field Trip – Take a virtual field trip with the NFL and the American Heart Association to learn how easy and fun it is to get active and heart healthy.


  • NFL PLAY 60 Zone Obstacle Course presented by Campbell’s® & SpaghettiOs®  Race through agility drills just like the pros. Test your high jump abilities and weave through mini tackling dummies.NFL RUSH Gameday Experience gameday with an app designed for kids to play fun games, customize their own avatars, watch awesome videos, and unlock cool digital gear from their favorite teams.


Autograph Stage at Draft presented by Panini


Fans may get free autographs from current NFL players and NFL Legends from Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29. An autograph schedule will be released in the coming days. There will also be appearances by team mascots and cheerleaders from the Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens and more.

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Entradas a la venta (Saprissa vs Herediano)

Apr 19, 2017

Entradas a la venta (Saprissa vs Herediano)

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Spaniard out to make it five wins in a row at Grand Prix of The Americas.

Apr 19, 2017

Spaniard out to make it five wins in a row at Grand Prix of The Americas.

Marc Marquez understands that he faces a fierce fight in Austin, Texas this weekend if he wants to maintain his perfect MotoGP win record at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.

The Spaniard won the first ever race at the Circuit of the Americas in 2013 from pole position as a rookie, then followed up further grid-topping qualifying days with victories in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

This season, however, the Repsol Honda rider has seen emerging star Maverick Viñales open up the campaign by winning the Grand Prix of Qatar and Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina to build a healthy 37-point championship lead over him.

The 24-year-old Marquez claimed pole position last time out at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo to lift his spirits, even if he was forced to retire early in the race following a crash on lap three.

He told Relatos Solidarios, “Maverick’s debut has been unbelievable, the perfect debut. But it was something that everyone could predict a little, this is how it was in the preseason.

“We need a bit of stability because Viñales has won twice already and Valentino (Rossi) has been on the podium twice. Both Yamahas appear to be very competitive.

“If there’s a chance of winning in Austin, I will try. We must learn from the error in Argentina. I insist that a podium finish would be ideal to regain some stability.

“Texas is a circuit that I like. I like the layout of the track, as it has many different types of sections and corners and lots of elevation changes.”

Meanwhile Viñales knows all too well that he must not get complacent with the likes of Marquez, Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso, Scott Redding and Cal Crutchlow all poised to take advantage of any lapse in concentration.

The Yamaha rider explained, “We’re going to work hard. Texas is a really good track for me, I always feel really good [with the] changes of direction, fast corners and hard braking.”

Cortesia: Red Bull

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LA Galaxy ficha al delantero Jack McInerney

Apr 19, 2017

LA Galaxy ficha al delantero Jack McInerney


El delantero de 24 años de edad ha anotado 43 goles en la MLS a lo largo de su carrera; McInerney se unirá a los entrenamientos del Galaxy esta semana antes al duelo del domingo ante Seattle Sounders FC


LOS ANGELES (Martes, 18 de abril, 2017) – El LA Galaxy anunció hoy que el club ha adquirido al delantero Jack McInerney. McInerney ha anotado 43 goles en Major League Soccer jugando para Philadelphia Union, Montreal Impact, Columbus Crew y Portland Timbers a lo largo de su carrera. McInerney se unirá a los entrenamientos del Galaxy esta semana en el StubHub Center y estará disponible para el partido del domingo ante Seattle Sounders FC (1 p.m. PT, ESPN).


“Jack es un jugador joven y experimentado en la MLS quien ha demostrado que puede anotar goles en esta liga,” dijo el Gerente General del LA Galaxy Pete Vagenas. “Él le dará a nuestro equipo la profundidad necesaria en el ataque a lo largo de la temporada. Estamos ansiosos de que Jack se una al equipo esta semana antes del partido del domingo.”


McInerney fue elegido en el 2010 por Philadelphia Union como la séptima selección en general durante el MLS SuperDraft 2010, y permaneció con el club hasta el 2014, donde anotó 25 goles, incluyendo 12 anotaciones durante el 2013. A lo largo de su tiempo en la MLS, el delantero ha jugado 167 partidos, marcando 43 goles y sumando seis asistencias. A la edad de 23 años, McInerney ya había marcado 36 goles en la MLS, el segundo total más alto en la historia de la MLS entre jugadores menores de 24 años de edad.


McInerney fue intercambiado al Montreal Impact en el 2014 en intercambio por Andrew Wenger. Permaneció con Montreal por más de un año, ayudando al club a capturar el Campeonato Canadiense en el 2014 además de avanzar a la Final de la Champions League de CONCACAF 2014. En agosto del 2015, McInerney fue intercambiado al Columbus Crew SC, donde jugó cinco partidos antes de unirse al Portland Timbers la siguiente temporada.


A nivel internacional, McInerney ha sido convocado a la Selección Nacional de Estados Unidos y además representó a EE.UU. en los niveles sub-23, sub-20 y sub-17, incluyendo 11 goles en 15 partidos jugados con la sub-17. Fue nombrado a la plantilla de 23 jugadores de la selección mayor para disputar la fase de grupos de la Copa Oro de CONCACAF 2013.


Transacción: LA Galaxy adquiere al delantero Jack McInerney por orden de llegada después de pasar por el proceso para jugadores puestos en libertad por sus clubes anteriores.


Nombre: Jack McInerney

Posición: Forward

Estatura: 5-10

Peso: 151 lbs.

Fecha de nacimiento: 5 de agosto, 1992

Edad: 24

Ultimo Club: Portland Timbers

Lugar de Nacimiento: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ciudadanía: U.S.


Boletos de temporada del LA Galaxy para la campaña 2017 ya están a la venta. Abonados y aficionados del Galaxy pueden visitar el sitio web para asegurar sus paquetes de boletos de la temporada 2017 del LA Galaxy.

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Apr 18, 2017



El Deportivo Saprissa , en la penúltima jornada del fútbol Nacional defiende su liderato , el cual le permite acceder a una final , recibe a un Pérez Zeledón que quiere meterse en zona de clasificación.
 El encuentro pertenece al Saprissa , ya que lleva una y otra vez peligro al aria rival  pero el marco se le cierra. Terminando la primera mitad empatados a cero.
En el completo es el equipo de Pérez que abre el marcador al minuto 5 por intermedio de Luis Ángel Ladin ,  lo que hace que el acecho morado sea mayor y es en el epílogo del partido al minuto 40 fabrizio ronchetti Anota el empate para el Saprissa y cuatro minutos después le da vuelta al marcador , gracias al jugador  Dave Myrie Y Saprissa saca el resultado en la llamada saprihora quedándose con el primer lugar y ya clasificado a la final del torneo.

Nota: David Urbina

Fotografía: Josue Rodriguez

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LA Galaxy regresa al StubHub Center para disputar un partido el domingo ante Seattle Sounders FC

Apr 18, 2017


LA Galaxy regresa al StubHub Center para disputar un partido el domingo ante Seattle Sounders FC; LA Galaxy II recibe a Orange County SC el sábado, 22 de abril en el StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium


LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 17 de abril, 2017) – LA Galaxy (2-4-0, 6 puntos) regresará al StubHub Center para disputar un partido este domingo, 23 de abril a la 1 p.m. PT ante Seattle Sounders FC en vivo por ESPN y ESPN Deportes. LA Galaxy II recibirá a Orange County SC el sábado, 22 de abril en el StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium a las 7:30 p.m. PT en vivo por


LA Galaxy registra un récord de 9-5-7 ante Seattle Sounders en todos los tiempos en partidos de temporada regular de la MLS, incluyendo un récord de 5-2-3 en partidos jugados en el StubHub Center. En el partido más reciente entre ambos, LA cayó 4-2 ante Seattle el 25 de septiembre del 2016. Galaxy suma una marca de 1-2-0 en el StubHub Center esta temporada, ganando el último partido disputado en casa por 2-0 ante Montreal Impact el pasado viernes, 7 de abril.


El sábado, Galaxy perdió 2-1 ante Orlando City SC en condición de visitante en el Orlando City Stadium, donde Romain Alessandrini anotó el único tanto para el conjunto galáctico. Alessandrini ya suma cuatro goles y dos asistencias en los últimos dos partidos. El extremo francés ha estado involucrado en seis de los ocho goles del LA Galaxy esta temporada

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Academia IMG será sede del Campeonato Sub-15 de CONCACAF 2017

Apr 18, 2017

Academia IMG será sede del Campeonato Sub-15 de CONCACAF 2017

El Campeonato se jugará del 13 al 19 de agosto en las instalaciones deportivas de clase mundial en Bradenton, Florida

El campeonato se jugará del 13 al 19 de agosto en la instalación deportiva de clase mundial en Bradenton, Florida

MIAMI – CONCACAF y la Academia IMG anunciaron el martes un acuerdo para celebrar el Campeonato Sub-15 de la CONCACAF 2017 en el campus mundialmente famoso en Bradenton, Florida.

El torneo, que tendrá lugar del 13 al 19 de agosto, incluirá un número récord de jugadores juveniles de las Asociaciones Miembro de CONCACAF en un formato de competición diseñado para proporcionar una valiosa experiencia. Se espera que participen todas las 40 Asociaciones elegibles de CONCACAF.

“La misión principal de CONCACAF es ofrecer las mejores plataformas y el mejor ambiente para el desarrollo de los jugadores jóvenes de nuestra región, por lo que estamos encantados de llevar este importante torneo de desarrollo juvenil a las instalaciones de clase mundial de IMG”, dijo Philippe Moggio, Secretario General de CONCACAF.” Con un interés record para participar, por de parte nuestras Asociaciones Miembro, podemos esperar una gran experiencia los jugadores y aficionados de toda la región”.

IMG Academy se encuentra en un área de más de 550 hectáreas y cuenta con más de 20 campos multi-deportivos, 50 canchas de tenis, un estadio con capacidad para 5,000 aficionados, dos salas de pesas de 10,000 pies cuadrados y salas residenciales y alojamientos para atletas e invitados. El campus de IMG proporciona un entorno ideal para entrenar y competir, para todos los equipos Sub-15 de CONCACAF.

Además de proporcionar unas instalaciones de clase mundial, IMG Academy también ofrecerá formación y programación de desarrollo para los atletas, entrenadores y árbitros. La programación podrá incluir educación de entrenadores, desarrollo de liderazgo de atletas, desarrollo de árbitros y entrenamiento de percepción cognitiva y visual.

“Nos sentimos honrados de haber sido seleccionados como anfitriones de este prestigioso evento y esperamos poder darle la bienvenida a CONCACAF y a sus Asociaciones Miembro a nuestro campus y comunidad”, dijo Chip McCarthy, co-director ejecutivo de IMG Academy. “Además de nuestro papel como anfitriones, nos complace ofrecer servicios de nuestro programa de Desarrollo Atlético y Personal que desarrolla a nuestros estudiantes-atletas, aprendices y profesionales durante todo el año. Nuestra misión de ayudar a los atletas de todos los niveles a alcanzar todo su potencial se alinea perfectamente con CONCACAF y con las oportunidades que ofrecen a sus atletas”.

Naciones de toda la región de CONCACAF ya han firmado para participar en el torneo, diseñado para fomentar el desarrollo de jugadores juveniles de toda la Confederación, así como promover la competencia a nivel internacional para todas las Asociaciones Miembro – incluyendo aquellas para las cuales existen pocas oportunidades de competencia a esa edad.  El formato de la competición, el calendario y la lista de Asociaciones Miembro participantes serán anunciados a medida que se acerca el torneo.

Honduras ganó la versión inaugural del Campeonato de Niños Sub-15 de CONCACAF en el 2013,  que contó con la participación de 22 equipos en las Islas Caimán.

Cortesia: Concacaf

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LA Galaxy nombra al exportero Kevin Hartman como Director de la Academia de Niñas

Apr 18, 2017

LA Galaxy nombra al exportero Kevin Hartman como Director de la Academia de Niñas


Los aficionados pueden conocer al dos veces campeón de la Copa MLS con el LAGalaxy el 22 de abril antes del partido del LA Galaxy II vs. Orange County SC;

LA Galaxy es el primer club de la MLS en operar una Academia de niñas completamente financiada, quienes comenzarán a jugar este otoño


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Lunes, 17 de abril, 2017) – LA Galaxy anunció hoy que el exportero Kevin Hartman ha sido nombrado Director de la Academia de Niñas del LA Galaxy, quienes comenzarán a jugar este otoño. Hartman, de 42 años de edad, es uno de los jugadores más ganadores del Galaxy y de Major League Soccer en todos los tiempos, representando al Galaxy del 1997-2006 y jugando 243 partidos para el club, ayudando al Galaxy a ganar dos Copas MLS (2002, 2005). Los aficionados del LA Galaxy tendrán la oportunidad de conocer al Director de la Academia de niñas del LA Galaxy el sábado, 22 de abril antes del partido del LA Galaxy II ante Orange County durante el tailgate a las 5:30 p.m. PT.


“Es un honor increíble para mí ser nombrado Director de la Academia de Niñas del LA Galaxy”, dijo Hartman. “Este club ha significado tanto para mí a lo largo de mi carrera y estoy profundamente honrado de ser capaz de encabezar esta iniciativa única, innovadora y monumental del LA Galaxy. El desarrollo de jugadoras de fútbol juvenil es fundamental, y proporcionar los recursos y plataformas adecuados para facilitar ese desarrollo es un paso importante. Estoy encantado de ser parte de la implementación de una estructura para que las niñas de todo el sur de California se desarrollen para crecer y desarrollarse en un ambiente profesional de forma gratuita”.


CUANDOO Sábado, 22 de abril

5:30 p.m. PT

DONDEE Lote 18

Junto al StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium

QUEE El Director de la Academia de Niñas del LA Galaxy Kevin Hartman asistirá al tailgate del LA Galaxy II junto a los aficionados; Cerveza y comida gratis serán proporcionados a los aficionados presentes
LA Galaxy II vs. Orange County SC

Sábado, 22 de abril – 7:30 p.m. PT

StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium


Fundada el año pasado, los equipos de la Academia de Niñas del LA es el primer y único programa financiado completamente por un equipo de la Major League Soccer, permitiendo a talentosas atletas locales a unirse a la Academia sin ningún costo. La academia consistirá de equipos sub-14/15, sub-16/17 y sub-18/19 los cuales competirán en la Liga de Desarrollo de la Academia de Niñas de EE.UU.


“El LA Galaxy valora el desarrollo del fútbol juvenil femenino en todo el sur de California y nuestro país y esta inversión es un testimonio de eso”, dijo el presidente del LA Galaxy, Chris Klein. “Estamos orgullosos de convertirnos en el único club de la MLS que ofrece las mismas oportunidades para el desarrollo del fútbol juvenil femenino que tenemos a disposición de nuestros muchachos, con acceso gratuito al desarrollo. Estamos emocionados de tener a una leyenda del club como Kevin, quien ya ha invertido mucho en este club a lo largo de su carrera, dirigiendo y encabezando este programa”.


Hartman ha jugado 416 partidos, con 411 partidos como titular durante su carrera, incluyendo 243 partidos con el Galaxy, registrando un porcentaje de goles en contra de 1.21 y 112 partidos sin recibir gol, un récord en Major League Soccer. Hartman ayudó al LA Galaxy a ganar dos Copas MLS (2003, 2005), dos Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups (2001, 2005) y dos MLS Supporters’ Shields (1998, 2002). Es el segundo lugar en todos los tiempos para LA Galaxy en partidos como titular (238) y minutos (21,735).


Cada equipo estará formado por una nómina de 23 jugadoras dentro de un radio de 75 millas del StubHub Center, la casa del LA Galaxy. Con su incorporación, LA Galaxy ahora ha creado varias posibilidades para que niñas del Sur de California compitan en la Liga de Desarrollo de la Academia de Niñas de EE.UU., complementado al equipo afiliado LA Galaxy San Diego, quienes ya han sido admitidas al programa de desarrollo de la Academia. StubHub Center y el LA Galaxy ahora serán la casa del LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II, Academia de niños y niñas del LA Galaxy y el Programa de Aprendizaje Combinado del LA Galaxy, el cual tiene su operativo desde las instalaciones del estadio.

Competitivamente, el programa de competencia contará con torneos locales y regionales, así como eventos regionales y nacionales con el juego de reglas basadas en normas internacionales, por ejemplo, no hay reingreso, sustituciones limitadas y períodos adecuados de descanso y recuperación. La temporada se estructurará en un período de 10 meses y como en la Academia de desarrollo de los niños, los clubes serán organizados por las divisiones y conferencias con los eventos nacionales y/o regionales incorporados en el programa general.


La Liga de Desarrollo de la Academia de Niñas de EE.UU. se enfoca en positivamente impactar los entornos cotidianos para maximizar el desarrollo de la cantera femenina. Aumentando la proporción de la formación a los partidos, jugando menos partidos, pero más importantes y ofreciendo asistencia para la educación de entrenadores y el desarrollo son sólo algunas de las normas y las mejores prácticas que el programa promoverá.


Boletos de temporada del LA Galaxy para la campaña 2017 ya están a la venta. Abonados y aficionados del Galaxy pueden visitar el sitio web para asegurar sus paquetes de boletos de la temporada 2017 del LA Galaxy.


Boletos individuales para los partidos del LA Galaxy en el StubHub Center ya están a la venta a través de o llamando al 877.3GALAXY (342.5299).

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Listas Finales de 20 Jugadores Anunciadas Para el Campeonato Sub-17

Apr 18, 2017
Listas Finales de 20 Jugadores Anunciadas Para el Campeonato Sub-17 de CONCACAF Panamá 2017

Miami (lunes, 17 de abril de 2017) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (CONCACAF) dio a conocer hoy las listas oficiales de las dieciséis Asociaciones Miembro que participarán en el Campeonato Sub-17 de CONCACAF Panamá 2017.

El Campeonato Sub-17 de CONCACAF, el cual comienza el 21 de abril, clasificará a cuatro equipos directamente a la Copa Mundial Sub-17 de la FIFA India 2017.

El Estadio Maracaná será anfitrión de todos los partidos de la fase de grupos y de las eliminatorias, mientras que el histórico Rommel Fernández será sede de la gran final del campeonato, el domingo 7 de mayo de 2017.

Campeonato Sub-17 de CONCACAF Panamá 2017 Fichas de 20 jugadores finales
*Nombres/clubes están listados de manera que las Asociaciones Miembros participantes y en orden alfabético.

CANADÁ PORTEROS: Gianluca Catalano (Toronto FC Academy/CAN); Sebastian Sgarbossa (Toronto FC Academy/CAN)
DEFENSAS: Julian Dunn (Toronto FC Academy/CAN); Yohan Le Bourhis (Montreal Impact Academy/CAN); Emile Legault (A.J.Auxerre/FRA); Antonio Rocco Romeo (Toronto FC Academy/CAN); Jake Ruby (Vancouver Whitecaps Academy/CAN);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Ryan Amorim (Vitorio de Setubal/POR); Michael Baldisimo (Vancouver Whitecaps FC II/CAN); Olakunle Dada-Luke (Toronto FC Academy/CAN); Jordan Faria (Toronto FC Academy/CAN); Benson Fazili (Ottawa Internationals/CAN); Alessandro Hojabrpour (Vancouver Whitecaps Academy/CAN); Terique Mohammed (Toronto FC Academy/CAN); Noble Okello (Toronto FC Academy/CAN); Luca Petrasso (Toronto FC Academy/CAN); Steffen Yeates (Toronto FC Academy/CAN);
DELANTEROS: Zakaria Abde (Toronto FC Academy/CAN); Jonathan David (Ottawa Internationals/CAN); Jose Hernandez (Vancouver Whitecaps Academy/CAN);
COSTA RICA PORTEROS: Kevin Chamorro (A.D.Carmelita/CRC); Ricardo Montenegro (Deportivo Saprissa/CRC);
DEFENSAS: Karin Arce (L.D.A/CRC); Walter Cortes (Deportivo Saprissa/CRC); Fernan Faerron (Belen F.C/CRC); Anderson Fernandez (Deportivo Saprissa/CRC); Felipe Flores (L.D.A/CRC); Andres Hernandez (Deportivo Saprissa/CRC); Alexander Roman (L.D.A/CRC);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Amferny Arias (L.D.A/CRC); Ronnier Bustamante (C.S.H/CRC); Julen Cordero (Deportivo Saprissa/CRC); Greivin Fonseca (Deportivo Saprissa/CRC); Yecxy Jarquin (Municipal  Liberia/CRC); Christian Muñoz (Deportivo Saprissa/CRC); Jeurgen Sequeira (Belen F.C/CRC);
DELANTEROS: Josue Abarca (UCR/CRC); Jose Alfaro (A.D.Carmelita/CRC); Andres Gomez (Belen F.C/CRC); Justin Montero (L.D.A/CRC);
CUBA PORTEROS: Danny Echevarría Díaz (Villa Clara/CUB); Antuan Obregon Medina (Mayabueque/CUB); Arturo Héctor Godoy (La Habana/CUB);
DEFENSAS: Miguel Ignacio Coll Tamayo (Holguín/CUB); Christopher Yoel Llorente Fernández(Cienfuegos/CUB); Pedro Paulo Piñeiro Sarduy (La Habana/CUB); Bruno Manuel Rendón Cardoso (Matanzas/CUB); Cristhian Turca Pijuan (La Habana/CUB); Karel Aldair Espino Contreras (Artemisa/CUB); Roy Luis López (Camaguey/CUB);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Carlos Alberto Molina López (Matanzas/CUB); Carlos  Elián Ibarra Molina (Santiago de Cuba/CUB); Josue Vega Alvares (La Habana/CUB); Omar Pérez Ramírez (Villa Clara/CUB); Ronaldo Rosette García (La Habana/CUB); Jhan Marcos Rodriguez Licea (Camaguey/CUB);
DELANTEROS: Manuel Ignacio Cruz Ledesma (Camaguey/CUB); Brian Savigne Polanco (Santiago de Cuba/CUB); Ribaldo Roldan Moreno (La Habana/CUB); Yandry Romero Clark (La Habana/CUB);
CURACAO PORTEROS: Kevin Juliana (Centro -Dom/CUW); Sellfrine Pieters (Scherpenheuvel/CUW);
DEFENSAS: Brayan Albertus (excelence school/CUW); Quinton Burk (Ant. Salina/CUW); Ayodele Kwidama (Feijenoord/CUW); Sharrion Pietersz (excelence school/CUW); Danèl Rosa (Seru- Fortuna/CUW); Quintin Rustveld (Feijenoord/NED); Alexander Suart (Sithoc/CUW);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Roderick Bolijn (Undeba/CUW); Angérick Dorothea (Scherpen H/CUW); Richajier Oleana (Scherpenheuvel/CUW); Jared Tyrol (Atl. Salina/CUW); Luchethly Vrutaal (Undeba/CUW);
DELANTEROS: Rogier Bazoer (Scherpenheuvel/CUW); Nathan Bernadina (Spaartan 20  ned/CUW); Daveraux Cicilia (VVV- venlo/NED); Quincy Does (Ado Den haag/NED); Shurendric Fransinet (Spaartan 20  ned/CUW); Ronathan Willems (FC Barber/CUW);
EL SALVADOR PORTEROS: Jairo Guardado (Santa Tecla F.C./SLV); Tomas Romero (Philadelphia Union/USA);
DEFENSAS: Giovanni Avila (Santa Tecla F.C./SLV); Erick Cartagena (C.D. FAS /SLV); Diego Chevez (Turin F.C./SLV); Diego Guatemala (Santa Tecla F.C./SLV); Kevin Menjivar (Turin F.C./SLV); Sergio Ramirez (Unattached);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Christian Barillas (Pateadores S.C./USA); Jorge Cruz (C.D. Once Municipal/SLV); Andy Alas (Turin F.C./SLV); Denis Garcia (Turin F.C./SLV); Mauricio Gomez (Turin F.C./SLV); Ever Guzman (Santa Tecla F.C./SLV); Roberto Lopez (C.D. Fas /SLV); Rodrigo Santamaria (Regina F.C./CAN); Allexon Saravia (D.C. United/USA);
DELANTEROS: Ronald Cerritos (D.C. United/USA); Rolando Ramirez (C.D. FAS /SLV); Fernando Villalta (Unattached);
HAITÍ PORTEROS: Josue Duverger (Sporting Lisbon/POR); Alan Jerome (Camp Nous/HAI);
DEFENSAS: Talson Charleus (Camp Nous/HAI); Brismax Louis Kelly Clerge (Camp Nous/HAI); Corlens Etienne (Camp Nous/HAI); Jolicoeur Junior Etienne (Camp Nous/HAI); Jimmylson Guillaume (Camp Nous/HAI); Djeftey Joseph (Camp Nous/HAI);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Ivenson Basquin (Camp Nous/HAI); Anderson Belus (Camp Nous/HAI); Louidon Casseus (Camp Nous/HAI); Valdo Etienne (Camp Nous/HAI); Danley Jean Jacques (Camp Nous/HAI); Obenson Leveille (Camp Nous/HAI); Serge Anthony Lucien (Camp Nous/HAI); Steeve Mondestin (Camp Nous/HAI); Widny Salomon (Camp Nous/HAI);
DELANTEROS: Nael Wellokfy Elysee (Camp Nous/HAI); Marc Michael Martine (Camp Nous/HAI); Steeve Selso Saint Duc (Camp Nous/HAI);
HONDURAS PORTEROS: Carlos Banegas (Comayagua F.C./HON); Jordy Castro (Real España Reservas/HON);
DEFENSAS: Alexander Bahr (Atlanta United F.C./USA); Emilio Campos (UDG Mexico 3ra Division/MEX); Cristian Contreras (Real España Reservas/HON); Axel Gomez (Olimpia Reservas/HON); Cristian Moreira (Social Vida Reservas/HON); Osbed Perez (Platense Junior L.M./HON); Gustavo Vallecillo (CARDVA Liga Ascenso/HON);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Santiago Cabrera (Honduras Progreso Reservas/HON); Joshua Canales (Olimpia Reservas/HON); David Cardona (Real Juventud L.A./HON); Gerson Chavez (Real España Reservas/HON); Everson Lopez (Motagua Reservas/HON); Cristian Madrid (Vida Reservas/HON); Luis Palma (Vida Reservas/HON); Bayron Varela (Motagua Reservas/HON);
DELANTEROS: Kenneth Martinez (Motagua Reservas/HON); Carlos Mejia (Vida Reservas/HON); Patrick Palacios (Real España Reservas/HON);
JAMAICA PORTEROS: Tajay Griffi (Wolmers Boys/JAM); Daniel Russel (Manchester High/JAM);
DEFENSAS: Calwayne Alle (St James High/JAM); Kendall Edward (Parkview High/USA); Kimani Gibbon (St Jago High/JAM); Akeem Mullin (Vauxhall High Sch./JAM); Damani Ose (Cosby High Sch./USA); Casseam Priest (Kingston College/JAM); Shane Ricket (Little London High/JAM); Richard Thomps (Herbert Technical/JAM); Jamoi Tope (Camperdown High/JAM);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Coby Atkins (American Heritage/USA); Renato Campbe (Kingston College/JAM); Jermaine Lyon (Denham Town High/JAM); Kaheem Parris (Dinthill Technical/JAM); Jeremy Verley (Milton Academy/USA); Blake Whit (Sin equipo/USA);
DELANTEROS: Nicque Dale (Clarendon College/JAM); Ricardo McInto (Clarendon College/JAM); Raewin Senior (Excelsior High/JAM);
MÉXICO PORTEROS: Andre Alcaraz (Chivas/MEX); Cesar Lopez (Chivas/MEX);
DEFENSAS: Andres Catalan (Monarcas/MEX); Alan Maeda (Santos/MEX); Luis Olivas (Chivas/MEX); Haret Ortega (America/MEX); Carlos Robles (Atlas/MEX); Raul Sandoval (Xolos/MEX); Adrian Vazquez (Pachuca /MEX);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Luis Gamiz (Xolos/MEX); Carlos Guerrero (León/MEX); Alexis Gutierrez (Chivas/MEX); Andres Perez (Queretaro/MEX); Victor Reyes (Monarcas/MEX); Marco Ruiz (Atlas/MEX);
DELANTEROS: Alfonso Alvarado (Monterrey/MEX); Roberto De La Rosa (Pachuca /MEX); Cesar Huerta (Chivas/MEX); Daniel Lopez (Xolos/MEX); Jairo Torres (Atlas/MEX);
PANAMÁ PORTEROS: Alejandro Fabrega (Costa del Este FC/PAN); Jorginho Frias (Costa del Este FC/PAN);
DEFENSAS: Jorge Barria (C.D. Plaza Amador/PAN); Rangel Guzman (Tierra Firme FC/PAN); Humberto Harding (Costa del Este FC/PAN); Carlos Peralta (Atl. Veraguense/PAN); Soyell Trejos (Dep. Arabe Unido/PAN);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Aldair Cundumi (Costa del Este FC/PAN); Edgar Cunningham (Dep. Arabe Unido/PAN); Alberts Fruto (Sporting S.M./PAN); Victor Griffith (Tauro FC/PAN); Eduardo Guerrero (Chorrillo FC/PAN); Jorge Mendez (Chorrillo FC/PAN); Angel Orelien (Sporting S.M./PAN); Angel Perez (Sporting S.M./PAN); Diego Valanta (Tauro FC/PAN);
DELANTEROS: Jorge Clement (Tauro FC/PAN); Jameel Lynch (C.D. Plaza Amador/PAN); Rainel Rivas (Municipal S.M./PAN); Newton Williams (Costa del Este FC/PAN);
SURINAME PORTEROS: Fhabrisio Saling (Sv Leo Victor/SUR); Rivaldo Soesman (West United/SUR);
DEFENSAS: Clarence Belong (Oase/SUR); Bjorn Graves (Sv Leo Victor/SUR); Siffion Mac-Intosh (Sv Santos/SUR); Donnevan Rellum (Sv Transvaal/SUR); Michiel Revales (Oase/SUR); Gideon Seymonson (Sv Robinhood/SUR);
MEDIOCAMPISTAS: Chesron Aloewel (Sv Robinhood/SUR); Rievaldo Doorson (West United/SUR); Brian Elshot (Sv Leo Victor/SUR); Jamiro Hecbert (Sv Transvaal/SUR); Jaycee Marsidin (Sv Robinhood/SUR); Lorenzo Nelom (Oase/SUR); Aziez Saino (Oase/SUR); Roscello Vlijter (Feyenoord/NED);
DELANTEROS: Damian Brunswijk (Sv Notch/SUR); Jenairo Eenig (Sv Transvaal/SUR); Archero Hoever (Sv Robinhood/SUR); Amerigo Sale (Sv Leo Victor/SUR);
ESTADOS UNIDOS PORTEROS: CJ Dos Santos (S.L. Benfica/POR); Justin Garces (Kendall FC/USA);
DEFENSAS: Chris Gloster (New York City FC/USA); Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting KC/USA); James Sands (NYCFC/USA); AJ Vasquez (FC Golden State/USA); Akil Watts (IMG Academy/USA);
MEDIOCAMPISTA: George Acosta (Weston FC/USA); Taylor Booth (RSL-Arizona/USA); Chris Durkin (DC United/USA); Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea/USA); Chris Goslin (Atlanta United FC/USA); Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy/USA); Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers/USA);
DELANTEROS:  Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United/USA); Zyen Jones (Atlanta United FC/USA); Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC/USA); Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas/USA); Josh Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri/USA); Tim Weah (Paris St. Germain/FRA);
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NFL to Host Community Events Across Philadelphia Throughout Draft Week

Apr 18, 2017
NFL to Host Community Events Across Philadelphia Throughout Draft Week

Free events, community activities to reach thousands of Philadelphia residents

The impact of the 2017 NFL Draft will extend far beyond the Benjamin Franklin Parkway through the NFL’s many community events planned for Draft week across Philadelphia. From hospitals to schools, flag football to family football clinics, thousands of local children and their families will experience the excitement of Draft through a series of free events.

The following are some of the ways that the NFL will celebrate Draft week and leave a positive legacy in Philadelphia. Full details on each of these events and participating players will be available via media advisories during Draft Week.

NFL Draft Community Kickoff

On Tuesday, April 25 at 12:45 PM, the NFL will join the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia NFL Draft Host Committee at Starr Garden Park to celebrate the beginning of Draft Week.

Representatives from the partner organizations, including NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility ANNA ISAACSON, Mayor of Philadelphia JIM KENNEY and former Eagles QB and Co-Chair of the Philadelphia NFL Draft Host Committee RON JAWORSKI, will kick off Draft festivities and recognize community grant recipients. Following the press event, the NFL will host a flag football clinic for local students from General George A. McCall Elementary and Middle School.

The NFL Foundation is providing a grant to the School District of Philadelphia to fund flag football programs for local youth athletes. The donation will be used to fund the expansion of flag football and supply key resources and equipment for in-school and after-school programs.

NFL Draft Prospects Shriners Hospital Visit

NFL Draft prospects will spend time with pediatric patients and their families and cheer them on while they participate in a PLAY 60 obstacle course at Shriners Hospitals for Children on Wednesday, April 26 at 10 AM. In 2015, the NFL and Shriners Hospitals for Children teamed to create the NFL PLAY 60 All-Ability Guide, which includes adaptive activities to help children with different physical abilities live an active lifestyle.

Character Playbook Philadelphia Launch, William Ziegler Elementary School

Character Playbook, a joint initiative of the NFL and United Way Worldwide powered by EverFi, an education technology leader in more than 20,000 schools across the nation, will launch in Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 26 at 1 PMat William Ziegler Elementary School (5935 Saul St.). The digital course uses evidence-based strategies to educate students on how to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships during their critical middle school years. Students will go through the six interactive modules that engage them with true-to-life scenarios including bystander intervention strategies and positive relationship examples. Philadelphia Eagles Legends will then engage in a conversation with students on the importance of character and integrity on and off the field.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Visit

On Thursday, April 27, at 11 AM a group of NFL players will visit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Players will spend time with patients and take part in games and activity sessions with children and their families.

Play Football Clinic, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A group of NFL Draft prospects will lead 100 local children in a youth football clinic on Thursday, April 27 from 9-10 AM. Participants will learn on-field techniques and receive instruction from prospects at various football skills and drills stations, including passing, receiving and agility.

NFL PLAY 60 Clinics, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Children from local schools and organizations will take part in private youth football clinics at the Play Football Field presented by Danimals April 27-29. Participants will take part in hour-long PLAY 60 skills and drills sessions, led by USA Football coaches.

Local schools and organizations taking part in the private clinics include:

  • Cook-Wissahickon School
  • Hamilton Disston Elementary School
  • Haverford School
  • Lewis Elkin Elementary School
  • Munoz-Marin Luis School
  • MVP360 Community Programs
  • Steppingstone Scholars

In addition to these private clinics, thousands of children from the Philadelphia community are invited to take part in public youth football clinics, which will take place at the Play Football Field April 27-29. Parents can register their kids for the free clinics through Fan Mobile Pass – NFL Draft.

NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Campbell’s & SpaghettiOs, Benjamin Franklin Parkway

An interactive area specifically designed for the youngest NFL fans to get active and moving, the NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals includes an obstacle course, virtual fitness stations and more. A sampling of attractions include:

  • NFL PLAY 60 Zone Obstacle Course  Race through agility drills just like the pros. Test your high jump abilities and weave through mini tackling dummies
  • Kids’ Long Snap – Test the ability to snap the ball like a pro.
  • Kids’ Quarterback Challenge  Test your passing skills.
  • Gear Up and Go  Try on NFL equipment and feel what it’s like to gear up for gameday
  • Kids’ Extra Point Kick  Test your ability to kick a field goal through the uprights.
  • NFL PLAY 60 App Station Run, jump and turn through a simulated world in an app designed by NFL PLAY 60 and the American Heart Association.
  • NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Virtual Field Trip  Take a Virtual Field Trip with the National Football League and the American Heart Association to learn how easy and fun it is to get active and heart healthy.

Special Olympics Unified Flag Football Game and Skills Clinic, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The NFL and Special Olympics will host a football skills and drills clinic followed by a Special Olympics Unified Flag Football game featuring Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes on Friday, April 28 from 10:30 AM-12 PM on the Play Football Field presented by Danimals at NFL Draft Experience. Philadelphia Eagles players will lead skills and drills stations and serve as coaches for the game.

In January, the NFL and Special Olympics kicked off their partnership to provide opportunities for athletes of all abilities to ‘PLAY 60’ through the expansion of Special Olympics Unified Flag Football. The partnership leverages the football community to promote awareness, respect and inclusion of Special Olympics athletes amongst NFL players, clubs, supporters and partners.

NFL Draft High School 7-on-7 Tournament

Football players representing 8 local high school teams will participate in a single elimination 7-on-7 tournament on Friday, April 28 from 6 – 8 PM at the South Philadelphia Supersite (2926 S. 10th St). A character development speech led by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver JORDAN MATTHEWS and Philadelphia Eagles Legend JASON AVANT will take place between games at approximately 7 PM

The two remaining teams will face off in the tournament final on Saturday, April 29 from 9 AM – 12 PM at the Play Football Field Presented by Danimals at the NFL Draft Experience. The winning team of the tournament will appear onstage during the Philadelphia Eagles’ Round 7 pick selection at the NFL Draft Theater.

Players from the following high schools will participate:

  • Downingtown West High School
  • John Bartram High School
  • Malvern Preparatory School
  • Methacton High School
  • Simon Gratz High School
  • South Philadelphia High School
  • St. Joes Preparatory School
  • West Catholic Preparatory School

NFL Draft Family Football Clinic, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The NFL Draft Family Football Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 9 AM. This event will give local kids an opportunity to participate in a youth football clinic with USA Football coaches while their parents listen to football-themed discussion panels on topics ranging from the X’s and O’s of the game to health and safety, heat and hydration and strength and conditioning. The clinic will include Heads Up Football tackling and blocking drills and conclude with kids and parents taking the field together to participate in side-by-side activities.

Participants will include SAM and WILMA MCNABB, parents of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, and JON RUNYAN, NFL vice president of Football Operations and former Philadelphia Eagles tackle.

Families can register for the free Family Football Clinic through Fan Mobile Pass – NFL Draft.

Fuel Up to Play 60 NFL Draft Ambassadors

ARIANA HINMON and WISDOM AGBEYOME, two local middle school students, will serve as Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassadors and receive a behind-the-scenes experience at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage kids to lead healthier lives. The experience will include an opportunity to cover the Red Carpet, an exclusive tour of the Draft Theater and access to press conferences with prospects after they’ve been drafted.

NFL Draft Special Guests

The following are unique ways that special guests from several of the NFL’s nonprofit partners will participate in Draft festivities.

MAKE-A-WISH® Pick Announcement

Make-A-Wish recipient TJ ONWUANIBE will have his wish granted when he joins COMMISSIONER GOODELL to announce the Baltimore Ravens Round 1 pick on Thursday, April 27. A football-loving 13-year old, TJ is a cancer survivor and devoted Ravens fan from Laurel, MD.

This is the third wish granted at the NFL Draft since 2010. The NFL and Make-A-Wish have a longstanding partnership and have teamed up to grant hundreds of wishes dating back to the Super Bowl in 1982.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Pick Announcement

St. Jude patient KATE FOSTER will join COMMISSIONER GOODELL and Chicago Bears Legend JAY HILGENBERG to announce the Bears’ Round 2 pick on Friday, April 28. A competitive gymnast, Kate, 17, from Rockford, IL, lost her left leg to an infection during treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia at age 12 but overcame her illness and returned to the gym less than a year later. Today, she continues to compete around the country and has received national recognition for her leadership, strength and determination, winning the 2016 USA Gymnastics Robert Miller Spirit of the Flame Award.

NFL PLAY 60 is the “official champion of play” at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping to give all kids the chance to PLAY 60 and lead active and healthy lives. Earlier this year, during the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network host RICH EISEN ran the 13th annual ‘Run Rich Run’ 40-yard dash to benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Salute to Service – Military Appreciation

The NFL will honor and welcome active duty service members, veterans and their families at events throughout Draft week in Philadelphia.

On Thursday evening, a joint color guard and veterans from Wounded Warrior Project will join talent onstage during the National Anthem to open the Draft.

The NFL has teamed with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to honor the Frisons, a Gold Star Family. A Lancaster, Pa. native and passionate Philadelphia Eagles fan, U.S. Army 1st Lt. DEMETRIUS FRISON lost his life in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. Frison’s wife and son will accompany Eagles 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year winner and Long Snapper JON DORENBOS onstage to announce the Eagles’ Round 3 pick on Friday, April 28.

In addition, active duty service members from all five branches of the military and veterans from the USO and Wounded Warrior Project will be guests at the Draft on Saturday for Rounds 4-7. Prior to entering the Draft Theater, military members will enjoy a complimentary meal provided by MISSION BBQ. MISSION BBQ is dedicated to serving those who serve and donates proceeds to local military members, firefighters, police officers, and first responders.

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Recognition

Round 3 Draft announcements will feature past recipients and team winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide, including the 2013 national award winner and former Chicago Bears cornerback CHARLES TILLMAN.

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field and represents the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact.

NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero

As previously announced, thousands of fans will have the opportunity to take part in free activities throughout Draft week at NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero. Tickets are not required.

NFL Draft Experience is an expansive, interactive Draft celebration along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway that is free to the public and open all three days of the Draft. NFL Draft Experience will feature interactive elements, flag football competitions, concessions, player appearances/autographs, a Super Bowl Museum and more.

The Draft, which was held in Chicago the previous two years, will once again be set in primetime for Rounds 1-3. Round 1 will take place on Thursday, April 27 while Rounds 2-3 will be held on Friday, April 28. The Draft will conclude on Saturday, April 29 with Rounds 4-7.

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