Sosa KOs Rhodes and Ramirez Stunned in Debut

Aug 12, 2019

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams.Top Rank)


PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 10, 2019) — The road back to a world title just got clearer for Jason Sosa. The Camden, New Jersey native and former super featherweight world champion stopped Lydell Rhodes in seven rounds to win his third in a row in front of 1,723 fans at the Liacouras Center.

Sosa scored three knockdowns in all, with Rhodes’ corner indicating their fighter had enough.

Sosa (23-3-4, 16 KOs) lost back-to-back bouts to Vasiliy Lomachenko and Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2017, but with the dominating win over longtime contender Rhodes, he thrust himself back into the world title conversation.

“It was pretty satisfying. I think we did everything we were supposed to do tonight,” Sosa said. “There’s room for improvement, but we’re a top contender now once again. We never left. I need a title. I want to call out {Miguel} Berchelt and get that WBC belt.

“Don’t forget about me. I’m here. I ain’t going nowhere. I’m a warrior, baby. I come to fight. I put on good fights. The fans see me and appreciate me. I come out every night and do it for them.”

Ramirez Stunned in Pro Debut

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez lost a four-round split decision to Adan Gonzales in one of the biggest upsets in recent boxing history. Gonzales (5-2-2, 2 KOs) knocked down Ramirez in the opening seconds of the first round to propel him to the win.

“When they announced a split decision, I knew I better have won that fight or something would have seriously been wrong,” Gonzales said. “I attacked him from the start, and I got the win. You ain’t seen the last of me.”

Said Ramirez: “I feel like I won that fight. He may have been throwing more, but I was the one landing the cleaner punches. This is a setback, but trust me, I will be back.”

KO King Berlanga Continues to Shine
 Middleweight sensation Edgar Berlanga (12-0, 12 KOs) made it 12 first-round knockouts in as many fights, stopping the usually durable Frenchman Gregory Trenel (11-5-2, 3 KOs) in 2:24. Trenel had never been knocked out in 17 previous professional fights.

“We went over the tape in the gym. It’s just repetition. We go over the same things, and each time we fight, we execute. He was a tough opponent. He took a good shot. He didn’t go down. He didn’t want to go down. 

“I felt the love from the crowd and my friend Fat Joe walked me to the ring. It was a great night. I’m proud to represent my Puerto Rican people.”
— South Philadelphia heavyweight prospect Sonny “The Bronco” Conto (4-0, 3 KOs) went the distance for the first time as a pro, shutting out Guillermo Del Rio (2-3-1, 2 KOs) over four rounds. Conto knocked down Del Rio in the fourth round and prevailed by identical scores of 40-35.

“You can’t load up on every punch in there,” Conto said. “This fight showed me how to be patient and work on the things that are going to get me to the next level.

“I’m used to being in there with guys who don’t go anywhere. I’ve sparred great fighters like Tyson Fury. That prepared me for a fight like this.”

— In a spirited battle of unbeaten welterweights, Paul Kroll (5-0, 4 KOs) defeated Shinard Bunch (2-1, 2 KOs) by unanimous decision (58-56 2X and 59-55). 

— Philadelphia native and featherweight prospect (10-0, 6 KOs) cruised to a six-round unanimous decision over Raheem Abdullah (3-3, 0 KOs) by scores of 60-52 and 59-53 2x.

— Jeremy “Magic Hands” Adorno improved to 2-0 with a third-round knockout over Fernando Robles (2-2, 0 KOs) in a super bantamweight contest. Adorno, a southpaw, scored the KO with a left hand to the body.

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LA Galaxy adquiere Fondos de Adquisición de parte del D.C. United y Orlando City SC

Aug 7, 2019

Galaxy intercambia a Emmanuel Boateng al D.C. United en cambio por $250,000 en Fondos de Adquisición Específicos;

Galaxy también adquiere $136,220 en Fondos de Adquisición Específicos de parte del Orlando City SC en intercambio por $200,000 en Fondos de Adquisición Generales

LOS ANGELES (Miércoles, 7 de agosto, 2019) – LA Galaxy anunció hoy que el club ha adquirido Fondos de Adquisición Específicos (TAM) de parte del D.C. United y Orlando City SC en intercambios separados. LA Galaxy adquirió $250,000 en Fondos de Adquisición Específicos de parte del D.C. United en intercambio por el mediocampista Emmanuel Boateng. Además, LA Galaxy adquirió $136,220 en Fondos de Adquisición Específicos de parte del Orlando City SC en intercambio por $200,000 en Fondos de Adquisición Generales (GAM).

“Queremos agradecer a Emmanuel por sus contribuciones al LA Galaxy durante su tiempo con el club”, dijo el Gerente General del LA Galaxy, Dennis te Kloese. “Le deseamos la mejor de las suertes en su futuro”.

Boateng, de 25 años de edad, se unió al LA Galaxy antes del arranque de la temporada 2016 y paso a jugar 168 partidos con LA Galaxy, 68 de esos partidos como titular. Durante ese tiempo, el mediocampista anotó nueve goles y registró 13 asistencias.

LA Galaxy regresa a la acción este fin de semana cuando el equipo viaje para enfrentar a D.C. United este domingo, 11 de agosto en el Audi Field (4:30 p.m. PT) en vivo por FS1 y FOX Deportes.

Transacción: LA Galaxy adquiere $250,000 en Fondos de Adquisición Específicos de parte de D.C. United en intercambio por el mediocampista Emmanuel Boateng.

Transacción: LA Galaxy adquiere $136,220 en Fondos de Adquisición Específicos de parte de Orlando City SC en intercambio por $200,000 en Fondos de Adquisición Generales (GAM).

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TRAS TORMENTA ELÉCTRICA, POSPONEN PARA EL 11 DE OCTUBRE EL DUELO CAFETALEROS VS. RAYADOS

Aug 7, 2019

TRAS TORMENTA ELÉCTRICA, POSPONEN PARA EL 11 DE OCTUBRE EL DUELO CAFETALEROS VS. RAYADOS

Con la intención de cuidar la integridad de futbolistas, el espectáculo en la cancha y a los Aficionados asistentes al partido entre Rayados y Cafetaleros de Chiapas, se ha decidido posponer el partido de la jornada 2 de la Copa MX.

Debido a las condiciones climatológicas adversas en la ciudad de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, miembros de ambos Equipos, Fuerza Civil del Estado de Chiapas y la Liga MX determinaron reprogramar el partido para el próximo viernes 11 de octubre en horario por definir.

El partido se jugó los primeros 45 minutos en donde Jairo Vélez, de Cafetaleros, y Leonel Vangioni, de Rayados, anotaron para el empate a un gol en el partido.

En la fecha antes mencionada se jugarán los 45 minutos restantes del encuentro en el Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna, de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.


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CON IMPRESIONANTE VOLTERETA, RAYADOS VENCEN AL LEÓN

Aug 5, 2019

Los Rayados de Monterrey lograron imponerse ante el Club León con una impresionante voltereta que emocionó a los 37,058 Aficionados que se dieron cita en el Estadio BBVA.

Rogelio Funes Mori anotó dos goles, llegó a 90 anotaciones con la camiseta del Monterrey y se acercó a Mario da Souza Mota “Bahía”, quien se retiró con 96.

La Jornada 3 del Apertura 2019 representó un reto para los Rayados, pues enfrente tenían a un equipo que se plantó bien, aprovechó las oportunidades y complicó el partido.

Sin embargo, los Rayados lucharon durante todo el encuentro y obtuvieron la recompensa al esfuerzo.

19′ RAYADOS 0 – 1 LEÓN | Víctor Sosa

Jean Meneses cobró un tiro de esquina, Ramiro González hizo contacto de cabeza y Víctor Sosa remató con la testa para abrir el marcador.

42′ RAYADOS 0 – 2 LEÓN | Ángel Mena

Joel Campbell abrió para Víctor Sosa quien pasó de primera a Ángel Mena. El delantero esmeralda disparó hacia dentro del arco.

El partido se complicó para los Rayados, pero no se dieron por vencidos y antes de terminar el primer tiempo lograron descontar.

44′ RAYADOS 1 – 2 LEÓN | Rogelio Funes Mori

Dorlan Pabon cobró un tiro de esquina y César Montes cabeceó y clavó el balón en el larguero. Rogelio Funes Mori aprovechó el rebote y, también de cabeza, mandó el esférico al fondo de las redes.

Al minuto 57, Miguel Layún se atrevió con un disparo de larga distancia que pasó rozando el poste del arco rival.

67′ RAYADOS 2 – 2 LEÓN | César Montes

Miguel Layún cobró una falta desde el sector derecho. César Montes se alzió y cabeceó cruzado y picado, imposible para Rodolfo Cota.

90′ RAYADOS 3 – 2 LEÓN | Rogelio Funes Mori

Los Rayados siguieron presionando durante todo el partido y la recompensa al esfuerzo llegó. Segundos antes de que terminara el partido, Maxi Meza mandó un centro raso desde la banda de la derecha. Rogelio Funes Mori se anticipó y punteó el balón ante la salida de Rodolfo Cota. ¡Golazo que dio el tirunfo a los Rayados!

El próximo martes 6 de agosto visitarán a los Cafetaleros de Chiapas dentro de la Jornada 2 de la Copa Mx. ¡Vamos, Rayados!

Alineación Rayados: Marcelo Barovero, César Montes, Jesús Gallardo, Miguel Layún, Nicolás Sánchez, Celso Ortíz, Carlos Rodríguez, Maximiliano Meza, Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabón (Jonathan Urretaviscaya, 69′; Leonel Vangioni, 74′) y Rodolfo Pizarro (Daniel Parra, 90′).

Alineación León: Rodolfo Cota, Andrés Mosquera, William Tesillo, Ramiro González, Luis Montes, Yairo Moreno, Ángel Mena (Miguel Herrera, 78′), Jean Meneses, Víctor Sosa (Carlos Guerrero, 71′), Joel Campbell y José Macías (Leonardo Ramos, 54′).

Goles:

19′ | Rayados 0 – 1 León | Víctor Sosa
42′ | Rayados 0 – 2 León | Ángel Mena
44′ | Rayados 1 – 2 León | Rogelio Funes Mori
67′ | Rayados 2 – 2 León | César Montes
90′ | Rayados 3 – 2 León | Rogelio Funes Mori

Jugador Terza del Partido: Rogelio Funes Mori

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 Belfast Bash: Michael Conlan Scores KO

Aug 5, 2019


Conlan stops Diego Alberto Ruiz in 9 in front of sold-out Falls Park crowd

(Photo Credit: Top Rank)
 
BELFAST (Aug. 3, 2019) —The sold-out crowd of around 10,000 at Falls Park came to see Michael Conlan put on a memorable show. Conlan, Belfast’s featherweight fistic superhero, stepped on the gas late and knocked out veteran Diego Alberto Ruiz in the ninth round of a scheduled 10-rounder Saturday evening under the lights. 

With the win, Conlan (12-0, 7 KOs), who is ranked in the top 10 by two of the major sanctioning organizations, moved closer to a world title shot.
 
It was the second hometown bout of Conlan’s professional career, but this one was a particularly special occasion. The fight card was one of the premier events of the annual Féile an Phobail summer festival in West Belfast.
 
Ruiz (21-3, 10 KOs) attempted to move forward, but he was thwarted by the movement of Conlan, who alternated from orthodox to southpaw at times throughout the fight. Just as it appeared Ruiz was destined to go the distance, Conlan turned up the heat, knocked him down, and then forced a corner stoppage.
 
After the fight, this is what Conlan had to say:
 
“I am a very adaptable fighter. I can box, and I can push the pace. In the end, I got the finish, so I’m happy that I figured it out. I worked it out and answered questions of myself. When he was hurt, I got the finish.”
 
“Before the fight, I was really nervous, I’m not going to lie. I wasn’t even acting like I wasn’t nervous. I was just myself. I was nervous today. I didn’t know what to expect. When I started my ring walk, that’s the stuff I live for.”
 
“{The atmosphere} didn’t scare me as much as I thought it would. The first two songs were unbelievable, and when the Red Hot Chili Peppers (“Can’t Stop”) kicked in for my ring walk, I said to myself, ‘This is the reason I picked that song.’”
 
“I’m prouder that I got the finish. I can box people and I want longevity in my career, but to get the finish was extra special, and I’m really happy I did.”

“I’m ready for a world title soon. This time next year, I want to have a world title around my waist.”
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FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 – Day 2 Summary

Aug 5, 2019

FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 – Day 2: Excitement aplenty as field narrows to four
• Xbox No1 ‘Tekkz’ exits at group stage, reigning champion ‘MsDossary’ marches on
• Two-time Premier League winners in attendance and experienced the drama
• In London on 4 August? Tickets for the Final Showdown available 
HEREThe group stage, Round of 16 and quarter-finals were decided on Day Two of the FIFA eWorld Cup™ – and proceedings in London did not disappoint.Excitement, drama, ecstasy and pain were the common themes on an action-packed Saturday as 28 players exited the competition, while the dream of being the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 World Champion is very much alive for the four players who reached the semi-finals: ‘MsDossary’, ‘Rafsou’, ‘Nicolas99fc’ & ‘MoAuba’.>>>READ MORE ON FIFA.COM Provisional Media Schedule – Day 3 (4 Aug)Provisional timings for matches and media opportunities include:14:00: Doors open15:00-17:00: PlayStation and Xbox Semi-Finals17:00-17:30: Mixed Zone Media Session (Losing players only)17:30-19:00: Final Showdown19:00-20:00: Mixed Zone Media Session*All times local time.Editorial Content Now Available for UsePlease note that a selection of VNRs, containing rushes and B-roll, and images from Day 1 of the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 is now available to download for editorial use. Please click HERE to access.In addition, the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 Media Guide including a provisional media schedule can be downloaded HERE. Should you wish to use any text or quotes from today’s lead story, please credit FIFA.com. Please note that Terms of Use are accepted upon use of footage.FIFA.com: www.fifa.com/fifaeworldcupFacebook: www.facebook.com/fifaeworldcup Twitter: www.twitter.com/fifaeworldcupTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/easportsfifa YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/FIFATV Weibo: https://www.weibo.com/u/6760871632Giphy: https://giphy.com/fifa/fifa-eworld-cup Official Hashtag: #FIFAeWorldCup
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U.S. Soccer Announces Final Two Matches for USWNT Victory Tour Presented by Allstate

Aug 5, 2019

WORLD CHAMPION U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TO PLAY IN CHARLOTTE, N.C. AND CHICAGO IN LAST TWO GAMES OF VICTORY TOUR PRESENTED BY ALLSTATE

Matches Against Korea Republic on Oct. 3 at Bank of America Stadium and Oct. 6 at Soldier Field; 
Match at Soldier Field Will Be Final Game for Departing USWNT Head Coach Jill Ellis

CHICAGO (Aug. 1, 2019) – The final two matches of the five-game U.S. Women’s National Team Victory Tour presented by Allstate have been confirmed, with the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions playing matches against Korea Republic on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (8 p.m. ET on FS1 and the Fox Sports App [pregame coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. ET] and Univision Networks) and Sunday, Oct. 6, at Soldier Field in Chicago (1 p.m. CT on ESPN and the ESPN App).

The match in Chicago – home of the U.S. Soccer Federation – will mark the 132nd and final match for Jill Ellis as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team. On July 30, Ellis announced that will be stepping down after five extremely successful years at the helm of the world’s top-ranked women’s soccer team, a span that included 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup titles.

The first match of the 2019 USWNT Victory Tour will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3, when the USA hosts the Republic of Ireland at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. More than 32,000 tickets have been sold to date. The game will be the USA’s first on home soil after winning the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and the ESPN App starting at 7 p.m. PT.

The USA will also face Portugal on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (7 p.m. ET; FS1, Fox Sports App), where over 36,000 tickets have been sold after the first day of public sales, and Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minn. (7 p.m. CT; ESPN2, ESPN App), where only limited availability remains at the 19,400-seat venue.

The USWNT has not played in Charlotte in 19 years, last visiting in April of 2000 for a match against Iceland in the run-up to the Sydney Olympics. They did successfully launch their World Cup Qualifying campaign in North Carolina, however, winning their opening three games in the Concacaf Women’s Championship last October in Cary, home of the reigning National Women’s Soccer League champion North Carolina Courage and site of the 2019 NWSL Championship Game on Oct. 27 (TICKETS).

The U.S. Women have made numerous trips to Chicago and this will be the eighth match in team history at Soldier Field, where the USWNT has never lost.

The USWNT roster for the Victory Tour matches will feature all 23 players of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship squad.

U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM VICTORY TOUR, PRESENTED BY ALLSTATE

DateKickoffOpponentVenue; CityTV
Aug. 37 p.m. PTRepublic of IrelandRose Bowl; Pasadena, Calif.ESPN2, Galavision
Aug. 297 p.m. ETPortugalLincoln Financial Field; Philadelphia, Pa.FS1
Sept. 37 p.m. CTPortugalAllianz Field; St. Paul, Minn.ESPN2
Oct. 38 p.m. ETKorea RepublicBank of America Stadium; Charlotte, N.C.FS1, Univision Networks
Oct. 61 p.m. CTKorea RepublicSoldier Field, Chicago, Ill.ESPN

TICKETS FOR AUG. 3 VICTORY TOUR GAME IN PASADENA, CALIF.
Tickets are currently on sale through ussoccer.com and ticketmaster.com. [Note: Tickets are not sold at the Rose Bowl except on the day of the event.]

TICKETS FOR AUG. 29 VICTORY TOUR GAME IN PHILADELPHIA
Tickets are currently on sale through ussoccer.com and ticketmaster.com. [Note: Tickets are not sold at Lincoln Financial Field except on the day of the event.] Groups of 20 or more can order directly atussoccer.com.

TICKETS FOR SEPT. 3 VICTORY TOUR GAME IN ST. PAUL, MINN.
Tickets are currently on sale through ussoccer.com and ticketmaster.com. [Note: Tickets are not sold at Allianz Field except on the day of the event.] Due to the venue’s limited capacity, group tickets will not be made available for this event.

TICKETS FOR OCT. 3 VICTORY TOUR GAME IN CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com. Groups of 20 or more can order directly at ussoccer.com starting on Friday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. ET.

Tickets will be sold at the Carolina Panthers Ticket Office starting Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. ET. There will be an eight (8) ticket limit for box office sales. The Carolina Panthers Ticket Office is located between the South Gate and East Gate of Bank of America Stadium and is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

TICKETS FOR OCT. 6 VICTORY TOUR GAME IN CHICAGO
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. CT through ussoccer.com. [Note: Tickets are not sold at Soldier Field except on the day of the event.] Groups of 20 or more can order directly at ussoccer.com starting on Monday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. CT.

EXCLUSIVE PRESALES FOR U.S. SOCCER INSIDERS
For the opportunity to buy tickets before the general public, fans should consider becoming U.S. Soccer Insiders. Membership is free for Standard Insiders. For those who want even earlier access to tickets, it’s only $45 for a one-year term for Premium Insiders. Learn more.

OTHER TICKET OFFERS
Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before the game, and other unique benefits) are also available for all WNT games exclusively through ussoccer.com (for any particular game, click the Match Hub button, then scroll down to find the Tickets and Stadium tab for the UFT offer).

Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Click here or contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

As the official payment technology sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa® has made special arrangements for Visa cardholders to participate in an advance sale of tickets for the WNT games vs. Korea Republic prior to general public sale. These advance sales will take place from Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. ET until Thursday, Aug. 8, at 8 a.m. ET for the event in Charlotte and from Thursday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. CT until Friday, Aug. 9, at 8 a.m. CT for the game in Chicago through the purchase links at Ticketmaster.com. [ Note: Ticketmaster.com will only list the Visa presale on its order page during the time frames listed above.] As the preferred card of U.S. Soccer, Visa will be the only payment method accepted during the Visa presale. Terms and conditions apply.

TICKETS FOR OCT. 27 NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN CARY, N.C.
Tickets are currently on sale through Ticketmaster.com.

GIRLS’ FANTASY CAMP
In celebration of the 2019 USWNT Victory Tour presented by Allstate, U.S. Soccer will offer a four-day Girls’ Fantasy Camp around the WNT vs. Korea Republic match in Chicago on Oct. 6. The Camp will run from Oct. 4-7 and is open to girls born in 2005, 2006, and 2007. This exclusive opportunity includes training sessions with U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team veterans, VIP match tickets, behind-the-scenes access, field-level access to watch warm-ups, personalized U.S. Soccer jersey and training apparel, hotel accommodations and all meals, ground transportation and more. The Fantasy Camp is a fundraiser to support the U.S. Soccer Development Fund and includes a special tax-deductible donation. Space is very limited for the camp and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and to register, visit ussoccer.com/fantasycamp.

ADDITIONAL VICTORY TOUR NOTES:

  • Korea Republic played in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup – its third Women’s World Cup – but finished at the bottom of a difficult Group A after falling to host France in the opening game of the tournament, then dropping matches to Nigeria and Norway.
  • The USA has played 11 games against Korea Republic in its history, going 9-0-2, with the most recent pair coming in October 2017, a 3-1 win in New Orleans and a 6-0 win in Cary, N.C.
  • Korea Republic notably tied the USA 0-0 in its final warm-up game before the Americans went on to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • Korea Republic was also the opponent on June 20, 2013, in a 5-0 U.S. win that featured Abby Wambach scoring four first half goals to tie, and then break, Mia Hamm’s all-time world scoring record for international soccer.
  • The match at Bank of America Stadium will be the USA’s third at the facility. The first two were remarkably different results, a 9-0 win over Japan in 1999 and a 0-0 draw with Iceland in 2000.
  • The WNT has a 15-0-1 all-time record in the state of North Carolina, including the aforementioned visits to Charlotte (2), along with stops in Davidson (3), Greensboro (1) and Cary (10).
  • Since losing its first game of 2019 to France in Le Havre, the USA is unbeaten in its last 16 matches, including a 13-game winning streak and seven consecutive victories at the World Cup.

ADDITIONAL WOMEN’S WORLD CUP NOTES:

  • At the World Cup, the USA set a record for most goals in tournament history with 26, breaking its own record of 25, set in 1991 in six games.
  • The USA also set records for most goals in a single Women’s World Cup match and largest margin of victory when it beat Thailand 13-0 in its Group F opener, a game that featured 10 second-half goals, also a record.
  • Alex Morgan tied the record for most goals in a single match when she scored five against Thailand, matching the feat of Michelle Akers against Chinese Taipei at the 1991 Women’s World Cup in China.
  • Jill Ellis became the first coach to win two Women’s World Cup titles. Italy’s Vittorio Pozzo won the Men’s World Cup in 1934 and 1938.
  • The USA has now won 12 consecutive World Cup matches (five in 2015 and seven in 2019), which is the longest winning streak in Women’s World Cup history.
  • The title was the USA’s fourth out of eight Women’s World Cups that have been contested. No other country has more than two.
  • Rose Lavelle (24 years, 54 days) became the second-youngest American to score in a World Cup Final, trailing only Alex Morgan (22 years, 15 days) in 2011.
  • The USA scored inside of 12 minutes in six of its seven Women’s World Cup matches. Only in the World Cup Final did the USA fail to score early.
  • The USA was ahead in its World Cup games for 70.2 percent of the time. The Americans never trailed in their seven contests and led for 442 of 630 total minutes.
  • With six goals and three assists in the World Cup, Megan Rapinoe won the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer and also won the Golden Ball as the tournament MVP.
  • Alex Morgan won the Silver Boot as the second-leading scorer. She also had six goals and three assists but played more minutes than Rapinoe.
  • Lavelle won the Bronze Ball as the third-best player in the tournament.
  • Rapinoe’s goal against the Netherlands made her the oldest player, at 34 years and two days, to score in a Women’s World Cup Final. She broke teammate Carli Lloyd’s record set in 2015. Lloyd was 32 years, 354 days old when she scored three times against Japan.
  • The USWNT is now 40-4-6 all-time in the Women’s World Cup, outscoring its opponents 138-37 in 50 games. The 40 wins, 50 games-played and 138 goals scored are all FIFA Women’s World Cup records.
  • The USWNT had nine different goal scorers at this tournament. Only the 2003 Germany team (10) and the 1999 U.S. team (10) have had more at a single WWC.
  • The United States is the only nation to have made it to all eight semifinals of the Women’s World Cup and the only team to advance to five Women’s World Cup Finals. The USA has four Women’s World Cup titles, one second-place finish and two third-place finishes.

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Nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2019 revealed

Jul 31, 2019
Shortlists for the player and coach prizes announcedPublic voting is already open on FIFA.com: votes can be cast until 19 AugustFIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for four of the individual trophies that will be presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 23 September 2019.Two panels of experts – one for men’s football  and one for the women’s game – named the candidates for each category. The nominees are listed below in alphabetical order:The Best FIFA Men’s Player:Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Juventus)Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands/Ajax/Barcelona)Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands/Ajax/Juventus)Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea/Real Madrid)Harry Kane (England/Tottenham Hotspur)Sadio Mané (Senegal/Liverpool)Kylian Mbappé (France/Paris Saint-Germain)Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona)Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands/Liverpool)The Best FIFA Women’s Player:*Lucy Bronze (England/Olympique Lyonnais)Julie Ertz (USA/Chicago Red Stars)Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway/Wolfsburg/Barcelona)Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Olympique Lyonnais)Amandine Henry (France/Olympique Lyonnais)Sam Kerr (Australia/Chicago Red Stars/Perth Glory)Rose Lavelle (USA/Washington Spirit)Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands/Arsenal)Alex Morgan (USA/Orlando Pride)Megan Rapinoe (USA/Reign FC)Wendie Renard (France/Olympique Lyonnais)Ellen White (England/Birmingham City/Manchester City)
* This shortlist comprises 12 names since, per article 5 of the rules of allocation, in the event of a tie, “the shortlist may be expanded to include all nominees receiving the same number of votes as the nominee in the last position.”
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:
Djamel Belmadi (Algeria/Algerian national team)Didier Deschamps (France/French national team)Marcelo Gallardo (Argentina/River Plate)Ricardo Gareca (Argentina/Peruvian national team)Pep Guardiola (Spain/Manchester City)Jürgen Klopp (Germany/Liverpool)Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina/Tottenham Hotspur)Fernando Santos (Portugal/Portuguese national team)Erik ten Hag (Netherlands/Ajax)Tite (Brazil/Brazilian national team)The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:Milena Bertolini (Italy/Italian national team)Jill Ellis (USA/USA national team)Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden/Swedish national team)Futoshi Ikeda (Japan/Japanese U-20 national team)Antonia “Toña” Is (Spain/Spanish U-17 national team)Joe Montemurro (Australia/Arsenal)Phil Neville (England/English national team)Reynald Pedros (France/Olympique Lyonnais)Paul Riley (England/North Carolina Courage)Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands/Dutch national team)
Voting open now!
Public voting is already open on FIFA.com and will run until 19 August 2019 (midnight CET).FIFA will announce the three finalists for each of the four categories listed above – as well as for the FIFA Puskás Award, the FIFA Fan Award and The Best FIFA Goalkeeper awards for both men and women – in early September.For more information on the voting process for each of The Best FIFA Football Awards, see their respective rules of allocation.To keep up with the latest news about The Best, check FIFA.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards,  facebook.com/fifafootballawards and FIFA on YouTube.You can join the discussion about who should win this year’s prizes by using the hashtag #TheBest.
Panel of experts Men’s player & coach awards
Panel of experts Women’s player & coach awards
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ESTAMOS COMPLETOS

Jul 31, 2019

ESTAMOS COMPLETOS

Bajo el intenso calor de Monterrey, con Plantel completo y en el primer Entrenamiento Rayado de Vincent Janssen, los Rayados cerramos preparación para enfrentar nuestro primer partido de Copa MX.

Esta tarde desde el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA El Barrial los Rayados tuvimos nuestra última práctica previa a nuestro enfrentamiento ante Leones Negros, previo al Entrenamiento, Vincent Janssen fue presentado ante el Plantel, quien le dió la bienvenida y con el clásico ‘pasillo’ fue integrado al Equipo.

El Plantel realizó el clásico tenis balón en donde la tercia de Nicolás Sánchez, Celso Ortiz y Jonathan Urretaviscaya consiguieron el triunfo.

En la segunda parte del entrenamiento realizamos interescuadras de alta intensidad y tiros a portería, para afinar detalles y estar en el mejor nivel en la jornada 1 de la Copa MX.

Janssen realizó trabajos de gimnasio, buscando estar óptimas condiciones lo más rápido posible para poder integrarse al Equipo cuanto antes.

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Who will be The Best?

Jul 30, 2019
Who will be The Best?


Shortlists for four The Best awards to be revealed
The Best Men’s and Women’s Player and Coach awards nominees unveiled
FIFA’s Digital platforms will announce the nominees
The wait is almost over. You will soon know the nominees for four of The Best FIFA Football Awards – the most coveted individual awards in the planet’s biggest sport.
On Wednesday (31 July), FIFA’s digital platforms will reveal The Best FIFA Men’s and Women’s Player and Coach nominees, with one shortlist unveiled per hour.
When?
1300 (CET): The Best FIFA Women’s Coach nominees revealed
1400 (CET): The Best FIFA Men’s Coach nominees revealed
1500 (CET): The Best FIFA Women’s Player nominees revealed
1600 (CET): The Best FIFA Men’s Player nominees revealed
Where?
Make sure to stay tuned to @FIFAcom on Twitter, tracking the hashtag #TheBest, as well as theofficial FIFA Football Awards Facebook page and @fifaworldcup on Instagram.
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