Qualified Teams confirmed for the FIFA eClub World Cup™ 2019

Jan 23, 2019

Qualified Teams confirmed for the FIFA eClub World Cup™ 2019

•  Over 150 eFootball teams participated in the Online Qualification of the FIFA eClub World Cup 2019
•  The best 15 teams will join reigning champions Brøndby IF
•  The FIFA eClub World Cup Online Qualification at a glance

The best 16 eFootball teams in the world are set to meet in London next month for the FIFA eClub World Cup 2019.

Over 150 teams participated in the Online Qualification which took place in January and the 15 qualified teams will join the reigning Champion Brøndby IF, the only team to win the FIFA eClub World Cup so far by claiming the first place in the inaugural event in 2016 and in last year’s edition. The FIFA eClub World Cup will take place from 09 – 10 February 2019 in London.

The qualified teams for the FIFA eClub World Cup 2019 are:

AFC Ajax (Netherlands)
AlNassr FC (Saudi Arabia)
Brøndby IF (Denmark)
NoFuchsGiven eSports (England)
Dijon Football Côte-d’Or (France)
ECV eSports (Netherlands)
FaZe Clan (USA)
Futbolist (Turkey)
Imperial (England)
KiNG eSports (Germany)
Manchester City eSports (England)
Prime NINJA (Japan)
Team Vitality (France)
Tricked eSport (Denmark)
VFL Bochum 1848 (Germany)
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (England)

 

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U.S. Soccer Names Newest Members of U.S. MNT Technical Staff

Jan 16, 2019

U.S. SOCCER NAMES NEWEST MEMBERS OF
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TECHNICAL STAFF

Josh Wolff, B.J. Callaghan, Steve Tashjian and Darcy Norman Bring a Variety of Experience to MNT Staff

CHICAGO (Jan. 16, 2019) – U.S. Soccer announced the newest appointments to the U.S. Men’s National Team technical staff, fulfilling the goals of finding coaches who bring a wealth and variety of experience both domestically and abroad.

Former U.S. international Josh Wolff joins as an assistant coach, B.J. Callaghan as Strategy Analyst and Assistant Coach, Steve Tashjian as Head Performance Expert and Darcy Norman as Movement and Conditioning Coach.

Wolff and Tashjian previously worked under MNT head coach Gregg Berhalter in the same roles with Columbus Crew SC. Callaghan joins the MNT staff after serving as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Union, while Norman most recently worked as the Performance Data Analyst and Fitness Rehab Coach with the German Men’s National Team.

“In putting together the staff, we looked for coaches with considerable backgrounds in four different areas: World Cups, Concacaf, MLS and Europe,” Berhalter said. “This group checks those boxes, and we are confident their wealth of experiences will be beneficial to the players and for the development of our program.”

“From the outset, we searched for coaches that have complimentary skillsets and varied career paths,” U.S. MNT general manager Earnie Stewart added. “Starting with Gregg and with these additions to the staff, we have assembled a strong group that can now begin to implement the culture, style of play and identity we envision for the National Team moving forward.”

In addition, Nico Estevez, who worked closely with Berhalter at Columbus Crew SC, will join the MNT staff as an assistant coach pending approval of his U.S. work permit. A native of Spain, he holds a UEFA Pro License and has more than 15 years of experience coaching at the highest professional levels in Spain and the United States, including stints at Columbus and La Liga’s Valencia.

Oregon State University Men’s head coach Terry Boss is currently serving as goalkeeper coach for Berhalter during the January Camp.

Josh Wolff – Assistant Coach
A teammate of Berhalter’s with the U.S. Men’s National Team and German club 1860 Munich, Wolff returns to the MNT after working seven seasons as an assistant coach in Major League Soccer the past five of which came under Berhalter at Columbus Crew SC. There, Wolff helped the club to an appearance in the 2015 MLS Cup Final and playoff berths in four out of five seasons. Prior to joining Columbus, Wolff served as an assistant coach from 2012-2013 with D.C. United. He is a holder of U.S. Soccer’s “PRO” and “A” coaching licenses.

The Stone Mountain, Ga., product scored nine goals in 52 caps for the MNT from 1999-2008, an international career which saw the striker take part in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, help the USA to the 2002 and 2005 Concacaf Gold Cup and a fourth-place finish at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. During 15-year professional career, Wolff featured for Chicago Fire, Kansas City Wizards and D.C. United, as well as German side 1860 Munich. During that time, Wolff won three trophies with Chicago – the 1998 MLS Cup and 1998 and 2000 U.S. Open Cups – as well as the 2004 U.S. Open Cup title with Kansas City.

B.J. Callaghan – Strategy Analyst / Assistant Coach
Callaghan comes to the U.S. Men’s National Team after spending the last seven years with the Philadelphia Union. For the past five seasons, Callaghan worked as an assistant coach under Jim Curtin, focusing on team defending, opponent analysis, set-piece design, player development and scouting. During this time, he helped the Union to appearances in the 2014, 2015 and 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Finals as well as postseason berths in 2016 and 2018. Prior to his involvement with the first team, he spent the previous two years working with the Philadelphia Union/YSC Academy.

Callaghan spent six years with Villanova University, rising to the level of Associate Head Coach and previously held many coaching positions with Philadelphia-area clubs FC Delco, Montgomery Soccer Club and the EPYSA/Region I ODP program. He holds the U.S. Soccer “PRO” and “A” coaching licenses.

Steve Tashjian – Head Performance Expert
Steve Tashjian joins the U.S. Men’s National Team staff after spending the past five years with Columbus Crew SC, where he worked alongside Gregg Berhalter as the club’s High Performance Director. A licensed physical therapist and respected performance specialist, Tashjian is renowned for being the lone American in the same role in the English Premier League for half a decade. With Columbus, Tashjian was tasked with continuing to develop data driven performance platforms in the areas of health and wellness, sports medicine, sport science, strength and conditioning and recovery.

Tashjian joined Crew SC from English Premier League side Everton, where he served for five years as the Head of Sports Science and Conditioning and Director of End Stage Rehabilitation. During his time at Everton, Tashjian became well known for his innovative approach to player monitoring and performance development.

From 2007 to 2009, Tashjian served as Assistant Coach and Head of Fitness, Director of End Stage Rehabilitation and Reconditioning with Columbus. He was a part of the late Sigi Schmid’s staff that led the Black & Gold to the 2008 MLS Cup, and was a part of back-to-back Supporters’ Shield wins in 2008 and 2009. As an Assistant Coach, Head of Fitness and later a consultant for Azusa Pacific University from 2006-2008, he helped the university to a 2007 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship as well as runner-up honors with the women in 2007 and the men in 2006.

Darcy Norman – Movement & Conditioning Coach
Darcy Norman brings 20 years of experience in the human performance industry to the U.S. Men’s National Team. For the past 10 years, his work has primarily focused on creating and implementing methodologies, applied data and building strategic relations, as well as managing medical, rehab, fitness, nutrition, psychology and sport science staff at the highest level. Norman’s soccer-specific experience includes time as Performance Data Analyst and Fitness Rehab Coach with the German Men’s National Team from 2012-2018, helping Die Mannschaft to the 2014 FIFA World Cup title and third-place finish at Euro 2016. From 2015-2018, Norman also worked as the Director of Performance with Italian club AS Roma, helping the side to a semifinal appearance in 2017-18 UEFA Champions League. Prior to those positions, he worked as the Strength Coach and Rehab Specialist for Bayern Munich, helping the German club to the 2009-10 Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal Championship and the Final of that season’s UEFA Champions League.

A licensed therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Norman also served as the Director of Performance Innovation at EXOS and as a Physical Therapist and Performance Coach at Athletes’ Performance.

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Xolos debuta en el torneo de copa con empate ante Atlante

Jan 15, 2019

CLUB TIJUANA 1-1 ATLANTE FC (MARCADOR FINAL)

COPA MX-Clausura 2019, Fecha 2

Tijuana, Baja California, 15 de Enero de 2019._ El Club Tijuana
Xoloitzcuintle de Caliente igualó 1-1 ante el Atlante FC en acciones de
la jornada 2 en la COPA MX-Clausura 2019.

Los Rojinegros se adelantaron en el marcador en el minuto ocho del
partido, tras un remate de Eryc Castillo dentro del área visitante.

El Atlante encontró el tanto de la igualada con un cabezazo de
Francisco Da Costa en el minuto 39 de la primera mitad.

En el complemento, los Xoloitzcuintles estuvieron cerca de volver a
marcar; Joe Corona estrelló un balón en el poste, Ignacio Rivero remató
una jugada en la que la defensa azulgrana sacó el balón en el área
chica, y Juan Martín Lucero realizó una chilena, la cual contuvo el
portero Eduardo Bravo.

Tras el duelo disputado este martes en el Estadio Caliente, los Canes
Aztecas suman un punto en el Grupo 1 de la competencia, en la que
comparten sector con el Pachuca CF.

El Club Tijuana se mentaliza ahora en el regreso a la acción en la LIGA
MX-Clausura 2019, en la que visitará al Club León el próximo 20 de Enero
en el Bajío, duelo correspondiente a la Fecha 3 del certamen.

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CLUB TIJUANA OPENS COPA MX WITH TIE
Xoloitzcuintles 1–1 Atlante FC, Group 1 Week 2

TIJUANA (Jan. 15, 2019) –Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles opened Copa MX
play with a 1-1 tie against visiting Atlante FC Tuesday night.

Eryc Castillo scored for the Xoloitzcuintles while Francisco Da Cota
found the net for Atlante of the Ascenso Division. The tie gives Club
Tijuana a point in the Group 1 standings of the domestic competition
that includes teams from the LIGA MX and Mexico’s second division.

Castillo sent in a left-footed shot off a short pass by Miller Bolaños.
Joe Corona helped set up the play with a cross from right to left.
Castillo beat Atlante goalkeeper Eduardo Bravo in the 9th minute.

Da Costa tied the match in the 40th minute when he sent in a header,
catching Club Tijuana goalkeeper Luis Michel off guard. Da Costa sent in
his header off a cross by Aldair Mengual from the right side.

Club Tijuana nearly tied the match when Corona fired a shot from
outside the penalty box but it hit the crossbar. The rebound landed on
AntonioNava’s chest. But the young Xoloitzcuintles striker headed his
shot over the crossbar with an empty net.

The Xoloitzcuintles pressured late, moving its lines up field and got
off a couple of dangerous shots. That included a bicycle kick attempt by
Martin Lucero that landed in Bravo’s hands at the goal line.

FINAL SCORE
XOLOS 1, ATLANTE 1

SCORING
1-0/9’ -Eryc Castillo (TIJ)
1-1/40’ -Francisco Da Costa (ATL)

LINEUPS:

CLUB TIJUANA: 6. Juan Carlos Valenzuela, 11. Eryc Castillo, 14. Joe
Corona, 23. Miller Bolaños, 26. Osciel De La Cruz, 27. Daniel Lopez, 28.
Omar Mendoza, 29. Luis Michel, 30. Hiram Muñoz, 31. Antonio Nava, 33.
Luis Gamiz. Coach: Oscar Pareja.

ATLANTE: 4. Gerson Cob, 5. Gabriel España, 6. Alfonso Luna, 9.
Francisco Da Costa, 14. Julian Juarez, 18. Simon Rodriguez, 24. Lizandro
Echeverria, 25. Aldair Mengual, 30. Benji Tun, 31. Raul Suarez, 35.
Eduardo Bravo. Coach: Gabriel Pereyra.

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Hirving Lozano y Alex Morgan Nombrados Jugadores del Año 2018 de Concacaf

Jan 15, 2019

Hirving Lozano y Alex Morgan Nombrados Jugadores del Año 2018 de Concacaf

Miami (martes, 15 de enero de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) anunció hoy a los ganadores de los Premios Concacaf 2018. Hirving Lozano (MEX) y Alex Morgan (USA) ganaron el premio a el Jugador y la Jugadora del Año, respectivamente.

Los premios anuales, que comenzaron en el 2013 y están siendo presentados por sexta vez, reconocen a jugadores, entrenadores y árbitros de todos los niveles de edad, que han sobresalido en los torneos de la región de Concacaf y la FIFA en los que participan los clubes y equipos nacionales de la Confederación.

En una votación equitativamente dividida entre los entrenadores y capitanes de las selecciones nacionales, expertos de los medios de comunicación y millones de fanáticos, Lozano capturó el premio por primera vez, mientras que esta es el tercer premio consecutivo y el cuarto en total para Morgan.

El año de Lozano se destacó por un desempeño excepcional en la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2018 en Rusia. Mientras que el delantero mexicano había ganado mucha atención en la región por su juego tanto en la Clasificación a la Copa Mundial, así como en la Liga de Campeones Concacaf Scotiabank, fue en 2018 que el resto del mundo conoció al delantero del PSV Eindhoven, de 23 años.

Morgan lideró a la Selección Nacional Femenina de los Estados Unidos a un año brillante, que incluyó un récord de 5W-0D-0L en el Campeonato Femenino de Concacaf 2018. La jugadora de 29 años jugó un papel importante en la clasificación de su equipo para la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2019, al marcar siete goles, ganando la Bota de Oro del torneo.

Los ganadores en todas las categorías son:

Jugador del Año 
1. Hirving Lozano (MEX) – PSV Eindhoven/NED
2. Keylor Navas (CRC) – Real Madrid CF/ESP
3. Sebastián Giovinco (ITA) – Toronto FC/CAN

Jugadora del Año
1. Alex Morgan (USA) – Orlando Pride/USA
2. Khadija Shaw (JAM) – University of Tennessee/USA
3. Lindsey Horan (USA) – Portland Thorns FC/USA

Portero del Año
1. Keylor Navas (CRC) – Real Madrid CF/ESP
2. Guillermo Ochoa (MEX) – Standard Liège/BEL
3. Cody Laurendi (PUR) – Oklahoma City Energy/USA

Portera del Año
1. Alyssa Naeher (USA) – Chicago Red Starts/USA
2. Yenith Bailey (PAN) – Sporting SM/PAN
3. Stephanie Labbe (CAN) – Linköpings FC/SWE

Entrenador de Fútbol Masculino del Año
1. Matias Almeyda (ARG) – San Jose Earthquakes/USA (Anteriormente CD Guadalajara/MEX)
2. Remko Bicentini (CUW) – Selección Nacional de Curazao
3. Juan Carlos Osorio (COL) – Selección Nacional de Paraguay (Anteriormente Selección Nacional de México)

Entrenador de Fútbol Femenino del Año 
1. Hue Menzies (JAM) – Selección Nacional Femenina de Jamaica/Florida Kraze Krush/USA
2. Jill Ellis (USA) – Selección Nacional Femenina de Estados Unidos
3. Mónica Vergara (MEX) – Selección Nacional Femenina Sub-17 de México

Árbitro del Año
1. Cesar Arturo Ramos (MEX)
2. Mark Geiger (USA)
3. Joel Aguilar (SLV)

Árbitra del Año
1. Lucila Venegas (MEX)
2. Crystal Sobers (TRI)
3. Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)

Gol del Año
1. Joe Corona (MEX) – SCCL: Club América (MEX) vs Tauro FC (PAN), 19′
2. Alan Pulido (MEX) – SCCL: CD Guadalajara (MEX) vs Toronto FC (CAN), 72′
3. Khadija Shaw (JAM) – CWC: Jamaica vs Cuba, 2′

Premio al Desempeño Sobresaliente
Selección Femenina de Jamaica

XI Ideal Masculino
GK – Keylor Navas (CRC) – Real Madrid CF/ESP
DF – Hugo Ayala (MEX) – Tigres UANL/MEX
DF – Edson Alvarez (MEX) – Club America/MEX
DF – Cuco Martina (CUW) – Stoke City FC/ENG
DF – Francisco Calvo (CRC) – Minnesota United FC/USA
MF – Hector Herrera (MEX) – Porto FC/POR
MF – Michael Bradley (USA) – Toronto FC/CAN
MF – Andres Guardado (MEX) – Real Betis/ESP
FW – Hirving Lozano (MEX) – PSV Eindhoven/NED
FW – Bradley Wright-Phillips (ENG) – New York Red Bulls/USA
FW – Sebastian Giovinco (ITA) – Toronto FC/CAN

XI Ideal Femenino
GK – Alyssa Naeher (USA) – Chicago Red Starts/USA
DF – Kadeisha Buchanan (CAN) – Olympique Lyonnais/FRA
DF – Crystal Dunn (USA) – NC Courage/USA
DF – Tanna Sanchez (MEX U-17) – Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Puebla/MEX
DF – Becky Sauerbrunn (USA) – Utah Royals FC/USA
MF – Lindsey Horan (USA) – Portland Thorns/USA
MF – Khadija Shaw (JAM) – University of Tennessee/USA
MF – Nicole Perez (MEX U-17) – CD Guadalajara/MEX
FW – Alex Morgan (USA) – Orlando Pride/USA
FW – Christine Sinclair (CAN) – Portland Thorns/USA
FW – Jody Brown (JAM) – AS Roma/ITA
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Sorteo Determina Grupos Para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019

Jan 15, 2019

Sorteo Determina Grupos Para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019

La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) realizó el sorteo oficial para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019, en la sede principal de Concacaf, en Miami, FL.

La segunda edición del torneo, que se celebrará en Curazao del 5 al 15 de abril y que forma parte de la Ampliada Plataforma de Competencia de Clubes Concacaf, contará con la participación de clubes de 13 Asociaciones Miembro del Caribe. Por medio de esta competencia, los clubes participantes continúan trabajando con Concacaf hacia una visión a largo plazo de profesionalizar la competencia de clubes en la región.

El sorteo, que organizó a los clubes en tres grupos de tres y un grupo de cuatro para la primera ronda de la competencia, fue dirigido por el Director de Desarrollo de Concacaf, Jason Roberts.

Los grupos para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019 son los siguientes:

 

Después de la fase de grupos, los ganadores de cada grupo y los segundos lugares avanzarán a los cuartos de final. Los ganadores de los cuartos de final se clasificarán automáticamente para las semifinales. Los dos finalistas disputarán la final el lunes 15 de abril de 2019. El calendario completo se publicará en los próximos meses.

El ganador del Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019, siempre y cuando cumpla con los requisitos de las Licencias de Clubes Regionales de Concacaf, tendrá la oportunidad de enfrentar al cuarto clasificado de la Copa Caribeña de Clubes Concacaf Flow 2019, en un partido de repechaje, para determinar el cuarto representante caribeño en la Liga Concacaf Scotiabank Concacaf 2019.

En la edición inaugural del Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield, el Club Franciscain de Martinica fue coronado campeón con una victoria por 2-1 sobre el Inter Moengotapoe de Surinam. El club de Martinica continuó su destacada temporada internacional en el 2018 al superar al Central FC de Trinidad y Tobago 2-1 en el repechaje para asegurar un lugar en su primera Liga Concacaf Scotiabank, donde cayó ante el equipo nicaragüense Walter Ferretti en penales

CORTESIA: CLUB CONCACAF
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U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION AND VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA ANNOUNCE LANDMARK MULTI-YEAR PRESENTING PARTNERSHIP

Jan 15, 2019

U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION AND VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA ANNOUNCE LANDMARK MULTI-YEAR PRESENTING PARTNERSHIP

Volkswagen’s Commitment Will Help U.S. Soccer Increase Participation, Develop Players and Coaches, and Engage with Fans to Continue Driving Towards Becoming the Preeminent Sport in the United States

DETROIT (Monday, Jan. 14, 2019) – U.S. Soccer and Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced a landmark, integrated partnership today making Volkswagen the presenting automotive partner to the Federation through 2022.

The agreement was facilitated by Soccer United Marketing (SUM), U.S. Soccer’s partner for the past 15 years, and was officially unveiled today at a press conference during the Detroit Auto Show that featured Volkswagen Group of America CEO Scott Keogh and U.S. Soccer CEO and Secretary General Dan Flynn.

As part of Volkswagen’s long-term commitment, the automobile maker will help U.S. Soccer with its mission to become the preeminent sport in the United States by increasing participation, developing world class players, coaches and referees, and increasing fan engagement around the sport.

“We are extremely excited to work together with Volkswagen to help us continue to grow soccer in the United States,” said Flynn. “Volkswagen will be one of the most active and visible partners U.S. Soccer has ever had, providing us with additional resources for more programs that can impact and help develop the sport, while also allowing us to reach more fans of the game across the country. We look forward to the next four years together as we drive towards our mission of becoming the preeminent sport in the United States.”

As part of the historic partnership, Volkswagen will have branding on training tops for all U.S. Soccer National Teams, including the Men’s and Women’s National Teams, all Youth National Teams and the Para 7-a-side, Beach and Futsal National Teams, and the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

“We are absolutely thrilled about this partnership with U.S. Soccer,” said Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “Our program is about helping to grow this great sport in the U.S. The first step is making it easier for women to stay with the sport and pass on their wisdom and passion and love to the next generation of players. Soccer is the People’s Sport and Volkswagen is the People’s Car.”

During the press conference, U.S. Women’s National Team coach Jill Ellis shared via video from the team’s camp in Portugal that Volkswagen’s support will fund programs and provide assistance to develop more female coaches in the United States. While 47 percent of youth soccer players are women, only 15 percent of coaches are female.

“We need more women in coaching,” said Ellis, who led the USWNT to an unbeaten record in 2018 to finish as the No. 1-ranked team for the fourth consecutive year. “Female athletes can relate to female coaches and provide them the aspiration to get into coaching themselves. I’m looking forward to seeing results of this partnership and seeing the impact it will have on providing more opportunities to develop female coaches in the near future.”

With the deal announced in advance of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Volkswagen will be activating during U.S. Soccer’s Countdown to the Cup from January to May, which includes the USA playing a total of 10 games before departing for France in pursuit of another World Cup title. The schedule – which features eight teams that will be participating in France – includes the fourth edition of the SheBelieves Cup, with games in Philadelphia, Nashville and Tampa, and the final three Send-Off Series matches in Santa Clara, Calif., St. Louis, Mo., and Harrison, N.J. Find the full schedule and purchase tickets HERE .

As part of the partnerships, Volkswagen also becomes the presenting partner of Tournament of Nations – a prestigious, round-robin, international women’s tournament that takes place in the United States every year there is not a Women’s World Cup or Summer Olympic Games. The next edition of one of the world’s most competitive women’s soccer events will take place in 2021.

“Soccer United Marketing is proud to facilitate this multi-year partnership between U.S. Soccer and Volkswagen,” said Gary Stevenson, President and Managing Director of MLS Business Ventures. “We are always looking to establish partnerships with iconic brands who are committed to advancing the game in innovative ways and joining us in being leaders in the community. This robust relationship between an industry leader like Volkswagen and U.S. Soccer will elevate soccer’s popularity to even higher levels in North America, especially in advance of this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.”

As Volkswagen plans a major shift towards automotive electrification, the automobile partner will have prominent in-stadium and training camp placements on U.S. Soccer creative materials for National Teams matches, along with a significant presence in the organization’s social media and digital efforts.

The comprehensive deal comes at an exciting time as the U.S. Men’s National Team embarks on their own new four-year journey to reach the 2022 FIFA World Cup under the helm of two-time World Cup veteran Gregg Berhalter, who was named head coach in December. Berhalter will command the next generation of highly talented prospects blended with experienced veterans with a singular focus – to implement a potent combination of style of play, pride and commitment that will make all the team’s supporters proud.

As Berhalter prepares for the Concacaf Gold Cup this summer, Volkswagen will work with U.S. Soccer to provide fans fun and engaging opportunities to connect with the new-look team.

For more information regarding Volkswagen’s presenting partnership of U.S. Soccer, visit ussoccer.com.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc. 
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state -of-the- art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. VWoA sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 650 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

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RAYADOS VS LEÓN TERMINAN CON UN EMPATE

Jan 15, 2019

RAYADOS VS LEÓN

Este sábado los Rayados conseguimos el empate ante León en la jornada 2 del Clausura 2019, los albiazules continuamos con nuestra racha invicta y ampliamos la cantidad a 7 partidos sin perder en Casa.

Ante León tuvimos 6 disparos a portería, de los cuales concretamos 2, 2 tiros de esquina y 1 fuera de lugar lo cual nos ayudó a conseguir los 2 goles para el empate ante los esmeraldas.

Con este empate, ampliamos también la ventaja positiva ante León y nos mantenemos en el cuarto puesto de la Tabla General, y ahora visitaremos a Querétaro en la jornada 3, en donde buscarémos seguir en los primero lugares y avanzar de gran forma en este Torneo.

CORTESIA: CLUB MONTERREY

 

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Mala Presentación en casa para Xolos

Jan 13, 2019

Tijuana, Baja California, 12 de Enero de 2019._ El Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente finalizó con marcador en contra (0-3) ante Tigres de la UANL tras el duelo de la fecha 2 de la LIGA MX-Clausura 2019, disputado esta noche en el Estadio Caliente.

Un partido reñido en la primera parte, la cual finalizó sin anotaciones, y en el que el marcador se abrió a favor de la visita por conducto de un desafortunado autogol del Luis Fuentes en el minuto 14 del complemento.

Posteriormente, el equipo regio logró crecer la ventaja con gol de Andre-Pierre Gignac sobre el 29 de la segunda parte y Eduardo Vargas marcó el 0-3 definitivo al 40 del suplemento.

Ahora los Xoloitzcuintles se enfocarán en la acción de la COPA MX-Cl2019, en la que recibirán al Atlante FC en la fecha 2 del torneo, el próximo martes 15 de Enero.

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CLUB TIJUANA LOSES IN HOME OPENER
Xoloitzcuintles 0-3 Tigres UANL, 2019 Clausura Week 2

TIJUANA (Jan. 12, 2019) –Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles played to a 3-0 loss against visiting Tigres UANL in its home opener Saturday.

Luis Fuentes sent in an own goal plus Tigres’ Andre-pierre Gignac and Eduardo Vargas scored for the visitors in the LIGA MX 2019 Clausura Week 2 match and home opener for Club Tijuana at Estadio Caliente.

Fuentes tapped a corner kick into his own goal on a corner kick from left to right. Club Tjuana goalkeeper Gibran Lajud could not reach the quick and surprising play as the ball curved in near the left post in the 59th minute.

Gignac sent in a blast from about 25-yards out in the 74th minute. The French forward bent his volley into the right wall of Lajud’s net. Second half substitute Eduardo Vargas closed out the scoring with a right-footed blast from about 20-yards out in the 86th minute of Coach Oscar Pareja’s debut at home.

The Xoloitzcuintles will now begin Copa MX action Jan. 15 when it hosts second division side Atlante. It will resume LIGA MX play with a Week 3 match at Club Leon Jan. 20.

FINAL SCORE
XOLOS 0, TIGRES 3

SCORING
0-1/59’ Luis Fuente (TIJ) -Own Goal
0-2/74’ Andre-pierre Gignac (UANL)
0-3/86’ Eduardo Vargas (UANL)

LINEUPS:

CLUB TIJUANA: 2. Julian Velazquez, 3. Luis Fuentes, 7. Diego Gonzalez, 8. Ignacio Rivero, 9. Martin Lucero, 15. Diego Rodriguez, 16. Diego Braghieri 19. Erick Torres, 23. Miller Bolaños, 24. Luis Chavez, 25. Gibran Lajud. Coach: Oscar Pareja.

TIGRES: 2. Nahuel Guzman, 4. Hugo Ayala, 5. Rafael de Souza, 10. Andre-pierre Gignac, 13. Enner Valencia, 19. Guido Pizarro, 23. Jair Diaz, 26. Luis Quiñones, 28. Luis Rodriguez, 33. Julian Quiñones. Coach: Ricardo Ferretti.

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Sorteo Determina Grupos Para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019

Jan 11, 2019
Sorteo Determina Grupos Para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019

El torneo clasificatorio del caribe iniciará el próximo 5 de abril

Miami (viernes 11 de enero de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) realizó el sorteo oficial para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019, en la sede principal de Concacaf, en Miami, FL.

La segunda edición del torneo, que se celebrará en Curazao del 5 al 15 de abril y que forma parte de la Ampliada Plataforma de Competencia de Clubes Concacaf, contará con la participación de clubes de 13 Asociaciones Miembro del Caribe. Por medio de esta competencia, los clubes participantes continúan trabajando con Concacaf hacia una visión a largo plazo de profesionalizar la competencia de clubes en la región.

El sorteo, que organizó a los clubes en tres grupos de tres y un grupo de cuatro para la primera ronda de la competencia, fue dirigido por el Director de Desarrollo de Concacaf, Jason Roberts.

Los grupos para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019 son los siguientes:

Grupo A
A1: Jong Holland (Curazao)
A2: Scholars International Sports Club (Islas Caimán)
A3: Fruta Conquerors Football (Guayana)
A4: Santiago de Cuba (Cuba)

Grupo B
B1: Weymouth Wales (Barbados)
B2: SV Real Rincon (Bonaire)
B3: Club Sportif Moulien (Guadalupe)

Grupo C
C1: Hoppers FC (Antigua y Barbuda)
C2: Platinum Football Club (Santa Lucia)
C3: Rams Village Superstars (San Cristóbal y Nieves)

Grupo D
D1: Club Franciscain (Martinica)
D2: Dakota FC (Aruba)
D3: SV Robinhood (Surinam)

Después de la fase de grupos, los ganadores de cada grupo y los segundos lugares avanzarán a los cuartos de final. Los ganadores de los cuartos de final se clasificarán automáticamente para las semifinales. Los dos finalistas disputarán la final el lunes 15 de abril de 2019. El calendario completo se publicará en los próximos meses.

El ganador del Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019, siempre y cuando cumpla con los requisitos de las Licencias de Clubes Regionales de Concacaf, tendrá la oportunidad de enfrentar al cuarto clasificado de la Copa Caribeña de Clubes Concacaf Flow 2019, en un partido de repechaje, para determinar el cuarto representante caribeño en la Liga Concacaf Scotiabank Concacaf 2019.

En la edición inaugural del Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield, el Club Franciscain de Martinica fue coronado campeón con una victoria por 2-1 sobre el Inter Moengotapoe de Surinam. El club de Martinica continuó su destacada temporada internacional en el 2018 al superar al Central FC de Trinidad y Tobago 2-1 en el repechaje para asegurar un lugar en su primera Liga Concacaf Scotiabank, donde cayó ante el equipo nicaragüense Walter Ferretti en penales.

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GRAN AMBIENTE BAJO LA LLUVIA

Jan 11, 2019

GRAN AMBIENTE BAJO LA LLUVIA

El gran ambiente y la actitud Rayada se vive día con día en las instalaciones del Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial y esta vez no fue la excepción en el Entrenamiento Rayado.

A pesar de la lluvia, las risas, el buen ambiente y el gran nivel futbolístico salió a relucir en la práctica matutina, en donde los albiazules mostraron el compromiso con la camiseta y las ganas de conseguir buenos resultados.

En la primera parte de la práctica, los Rayados realizamos ejercicios de velocidad y coordinación, mientras que los porteros trabajaron lances y bloqueos de balón.

Las jugadas prefabricadas y el toque de balón fue lo que se pudo ver en la siguiente parte de la práctica matutina, que bajo las órdenes de Diego Alonso, los albiazules trabajaron a máxima intensidad.

Para el final del entrenamiento, se realizó práctica de tiro a gol, en donde las risas, los aplausos y las muestras de gran técnica salieron a relucir entre los jugadores del Monterrey.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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