Sep 10, 2019

USMNT Next Faces Uruguay in St. Louis on Sept. 10 (8 p.m. ET; FS1, TUDN, Univision)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Sept. 6, 2019) – In the 70th meeting of USA-Mexico, presented by AT&T, the U.S. Men’s National Team fell 3-0 in front of 47,960 fans at MetLife Stadium.

The match began as a tug of war with first Mexico and then the USA gaining spells of possession, but it was the U.S. that carved out the first real chance on goal in the 14th minute. Sergiño Dest, making his senior international debut with the USA, took the ball in stride on the overlap from Alfredo Morales before cutting inside and unleashing a drive from a few yards outside the box that was curling toward the upper right corner before Mexico netminder Jonathan Orozco was able to punch it away.

Seven minutes later however, it was Mexico with a 1-0 lead on its only shot on goal in the first half as Jesús Manuel Corona wriggled free of the USA defense before picking out Mexico’s all-time leading goal scorer Javier Hernandez to head home.

Near the half hour mark, Christian Pulisic nearly caught a weak back pass but Orozco got to the ball in time to smash it off Pulisic, who chased the ball down again, this time near the top of the box. The Chelsea man was hindered by a defender draped over his back as he tried to settle the ball and turn to get a shot toward the vacated goal, but Mexico escaped the danger.

Pulisic again put Mexico under pressure 10 minutes later with a long run during which he eliminated multiple Mexico defenders off the dribble before finding Morales at the top of the box, but the Bundesliga midfielder’s shot skidded wide of the left post.

Emerging from halftime down 1-0, the USMNT began brightly before tensions flared between the two rivals on a few occasions as play got choppy due to persistent fouling. U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter went to his bench just before the hour mark bringing on forward Jordan Morris and later Josh Sargent and Sebastian Lletget to try and spark the attack.

Yet it was Mexico adding to its lead in the 78th minute when the U.S. was caught trying to play out of the back and Erick Gutierrez picked off a pass, drove to the top of the box and slotted the ball in for the 2-0 lead.

The U.S. didn’t go down without a fight and carved out multiple chances to get on the board. Morales hit a shot off the right post in the 80 th minute after a free kick was headed back to him near the top of the box by Sargent, who had an opportunity to score himself from the penalty spot in the 88th minute but the young striker’s shot was saved by Orozco.

In the intervening moments between the USA’s chances, Mexico scored a third on a counter attack in the 82nd minute as Uriel Antuna capped off Hirving Lozano’s cross to put El Tri out of sight.

Next on the Schedule: The USA heads to St. Louis, Missouri to tackle fifth-ranked Uruguay at Busch Stadium in its last match before Concacaf Nations League play begins in October. The game will be broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, TUDN and Univision.
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Goal Scoring Rundown:
MEX – Javier Hernandez (Jesús Manuel Cornoa), 21st minute: Mexico gained possession in the U.S. half and worked the ball out to Corona on the right touchline where he dribbled past two defenders into the box and picked out a pinpoint cross to the back door for an unmarked Hernandez to head into the left side of the net. USA 0, MEX 1 [WATCH]

MEX – Erick Gutierrez, 78h minute: As the USA tried to pass from its goalmouth upfield, Mexico pressed and ultimately Gutierrez picked off a pass in the middle of the field 30 yards from goal. He drove to the top of the box before sliding a rolling shot into the lower right corner. USA 0, MEX 2 [WATCH]

MEX – Uriel Antuna (Hirving Lozano), 82nd minute: Mexico recovered the ball after the USA hit the post and sprang forward with Lozano beating one defender and carrying the ball into the U.S. defensive third before slipping Antuna in on goal. From just inside the top of the box, the LA Galaxy man coolly rolled the ball into the right side of the net. USA 0, MEX 3 [WATCH] FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Plays:
MEX – Jonathan Orozco, 14th minute: 
The USA put the first real chance of the game on goal when Alfredo Morales played Sergiño Dest up the left side and the 18-year-old left back cut inside as he neared the final third then unleashed a curling drive toward the upper right corner that Gonzalez had to punch away.

MEX – Jonathan Orozco, 29th minute: As the USA cleared its defensive lines, a Mexico defender played a weakly headed pass back toward his own goal that Pulisic nearly chased down. Orozco arrived to the ball just in time to kick it off the Chelsea attacker, who stayed with the play and couldn’t quite get a shot off at the vacated goal as he tried to bring the loose ball down and turn toward goal with a Mexico defender drape over his back.

MEX – Jonathan Orozco, 88th minute: The U.S. won the ball at midfield and Sebastian Lletget curled a sumptuous ball around the flank of the Mexico defense into the box for Jordan Morris who was brought down as he collected the ball. Referee Joel Aguilar pointed to the spot and Josh Sargent stepped up to take the kick. He put a low, hard shot toward the left corner, but Orozco guessed correctly and got down to parry the strike.

Additional Notes:

  • Tonight’s Starting XI for the U.S. had an average age of 24 years, 150 days – the youngest lineup to start a USMNT game in 2019. The Starting XI averaged 19 caps.
  • USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter started six players who appeared in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Final: Reggie Cannon, Aaron Long, Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic, Zack Steffen and Gyasi Zardes.
  • Having been part of U.S. squads at the 2017 U-17 World Cup and 2019 U-20 World Cup, 18-year-old defender Sergiño Dest made his senior international debut for the USMNT against Mexico tonight.
  • Center back Miles Robinson also made his USMNT debut as a second half substitute, coming on in the 58th minute for Walker Zimmerman.
  • Zack Steffen captained the USMNT for the second time tonight. Steffen previously wore the armband in the 6-0 Gold Cup group stage win against Trinidad & Tobago on June 22, 2019 in Cleveland.
  • Veteran midfielder Alfredo Morales made his first appearance for the U.S. since a 3-1 win against Puerto Rico on May 16, 2016 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
  • Since 2000, the USA is 14-9-6 against Mexico. The U.S. is 19-36-15 against Mexico all-time.

– U.S. Men’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: September 6, 2019
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.
Attendance: 47,960
Kickoff: 9 p.m. ET
Weather: 62 degrees; cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                          0 0 0
MEX                         1 2 3

MEX – Javier Hernández (Jesús Manuel Corona)    21st minute
MEX – Érick Gutiérrez (Héctor Herrera)                    78
MEX – Uriel Antuna (Hirving Lozano)                        82

USA: 1-Zack Steffen (capt.), 20-Reggie Cannon, 4-Walker Zimmerman (22-Miles Robinson, 58), 3-Aaron Long, 18-Sergiño Dest (16-Daniel Lovitz, 67); 8-Weston McKennie, 6-Wil Trapp (17-Sebastian Lletget, 77), 15-Alfredo Morales (14-Jackson Yueill, 90); 21-Tyler Boyd (11-Jordan Morris, 58′), 9-Gyasi Zardes (19-Josh Sargent, 67), 10-Christian Pulisic
Substitutes not used: 12-Sean Johnson, 7-Cristian Roldan, 13-Tim Ream, 24-Paxton Pomykal
Head coach: Gregg Berhalter

MEX: 1-Jonathan Orozco; 21-Jorge Sánchez, 5-Diego Reyes, 15-Héctor Moreno, 23-Jesús Gallardo (31-Fernando Navarro, 87); 8-Carlos Rodríguez (7-Orbelín Pineda, 89), 16-Héctor Herrera, 18-Andrés Guardado (25-Érick Gutiérrez, 77), 24-Roberto Alvarado (26-Uriel Antuna, 76), 17-Jesús Manuel Corona (22-Hirving Lozano, 70), 14-Javier Hernández (29-Alexis Vega, 87)
Substitutes not used: 13-Guillermo Ochoa, 3-Carlos Salcedo, 4-Edson Álvares, 6-Jonathan Dos Santos, 10-Luis Montes, 9-Raúl Jiménez
Head coach: Gerardo Martino

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 6 / 10
Shots on Goal: 4 / 4
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 1 / 3
Fouls: 17 / 17
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Aaron Long (caution) 45th minute
MEX -Alfredo Morales (caution) 58
MEX -Jorge Sánchez (caution) 58
MEX -Javier Hernández (caution) 74

Referee: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Zumba (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Bermudez (SLV)
4th Official: Ivan Barton (SLV) Man of the Match: To Be Determined


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55 names revealed for FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11 2019

Sep 5, 2019
55 names in the running for FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11 2019Thousands of professional players voted around the globeAll of last year’s FIFA FIFPro World11 return as candidates
After yesterday’s announcement of the inaugural candidates for the FIFA FIFPro Women’s World 11, FIFPro and FIFA have today revealed the 55 names in contention for the FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11 2019. The World11 is decided by the players, for the players and involves votes from thousands of professional footballers from across the world. During voting, they each select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.The 55 players give a truly global representation of the beautiful game, made up of 21 different nationalities. Brazilians make up ten of the 55 names, with France (seven) and Spain (six) also well represented in the list of candidates. A sum total of 35 names currently ply their trade at four titanic clubs: FC Barcelona (11), Real Madrid (nine), Manchester City (eight) and Liverpool (seven), with 11 other club sides represented by the remaining 20 names.FIFPro and its national affiliates are responsible for gathering votes from professional footballers worldwide. The rules of allocation explain the voting procedure, with the World11 votes based on the players’ performances between 16 July 2018 and 19 July 2019 inclusive.The 55 players selected *Goalkeepers (5)Alisson Becker (BRA) – Liverpool FC
David De Gea (ESP) – Manchester United
Ederson Moraes (BRA) – Manchester City
Jan Oblak (SVN) – Atletico Madrid
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GER) – FC Barcelona

Defenders (20)
Jordi Alba (ESP) – FC Barcelona
Trent Alexander-Arnold (ENG) – Liverpool FC
Dani Alves (BRA) – Paris Saint-Germain / Sao Paulo FC
Joao Cancelo (POR) – Juventus / Manchester City
Daniel Carvajal (ESP) – Real Madrid
Giorgio Chiellini (ITA) – Juventus
Matthijs de Ligt (NED) – Ajax / Juventus
Diego Godin (URU) – Atletico Madrid / Internazionale
Joshua Kimmich (GER) – Bayern Munich
Kalidou Koulibaly (SEN) – SSC Napoli
Aymeric Laporte (FRA) – Manchester City
Marcelo (BRA) – Real Madrid
Gerard Pique (ESP) – FC Barcelona
Sergio Ramos (ESP) – Real Madrid
Andrew Robertson (SCO) – Liverpool FC
Alex Sandro (BRA) – Juventus
Thiago Silva (BRA) – Paris Saint-Germain
Virgil van Dijk (NED) – Liverpool FC
Raphael Varane (FRA) – Real Madrid
Kyle Walker (ENG) – Manchester CityMidfielders (15)Sergio Busquets (ESP) – FC Barcelona
Casemiro (BRA) – Real Madrid
Kevin de Bruyne (BEL) – Manchester City
Frenkie de Jong (NED) – Ajax / FC Barcelona
Christian Eriksen (DEN) – Tottenham Hotspur
Eden Hazard (BEL) – Chelsea FC / Real Madrid
N’Golo Kante (FRA) – Chelsea FC
Toni Kroos (GER) – Real Madrid
Arthur Melo (BRA) – FC Barcelona
Luka Modric (CRO) – Real Madrid
Paul Pogba (FRA) – Manchester United
Ivan Rakitic (CRO) – FC Barcelona
Bernardo Silva (POR) – Manchester City
Dusan Tadic (SRB) – Ajax
Arturo Vidal (CHI) – FC BarcelonaForwards (15)

Sergio Aguero (ARG) – Manchester City
Karim Benzema (FRA) – Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) – Juventus
Roberto Firmino (BRA) – Liverpool FC
Antoine Griezmann (FRA) – Atletico Madrid / FC Barcelona
Son Heungmin (KOR) – Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane (ENG) – Tottenham Hotspur
Robert Lewandowski (POL) – Bayern Munich
Sadio Mane (SEN) – Liverpool FC
Kylian Mbappe (FRA) – Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi (ARG) – FC Barcelona
Neymar (BRA) – Paris Saint-Germain
Mohamed Salah (EGY) – Liverpool FC
Raheem Sterling (ENG) – Manchester City
Luis Suarez (URU) – FC BarcelonaThe final FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11 2019 will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony at the Teatro alla Scala on Monday 23 September. During the ceremony, the FIFA FIFPro Women’s World11, The Best FIFA Men’s Player and Coach, The Best FIFA Women’s Player and Coach, The Best FIFA Men’s and Women’s Goalkeeper, the FIFA Puskás Award, the FIFA Fan Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award for 2019 will all also be presented.You can keep up to date with the latest news on The Best FIFA Football Awards™ on the FIFA Football Awards Facebook page and join the discussion about who you think should claim this year’s prizes by using #TheBest.
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Unbeaten Heavyweight Contender Agit Kabayel Signs Promotional Deal with Top Rank

Sep 5, 2019

(Sept. 4, 2019) —European heavyweight kingpin Agit Kabayel is coming to America.

Kabayel (19-0, 13 KOs) has signed a promotional contract with Top Rank, which will co-promote his bouts with SES Boxing. He is ranked No. 4 by the IBF and No. 9 by both the WBO and WBC.

Kabayel made three defenses of the European heavyweight title before vacating the crown to pursue opportunities stateside. He will make his Top Rank debut on an ESPN platform in either late 2019 or early 2020.

“My American Dream has come true,” Kabayel said. “I can’t wait to showcase my skills in the U.S. and on ESPN. As the European champion, the time is now to go all in and achieve my lifetime goal of becoming the first German world heavyweight champion since the great Max Schmeling.”

“We are delighted to join forces with Bob Arum and Top Rank to present Agit Kabayel on ESPN, the biggest sports platform in the world,” said SES Boxing President Benedikt Poelchau. 

“Agit is ready for the world’s best heavyweights, and at only 26 years of age, the best is yet to come. Like all great fighters, Agit wants to make his mark in America,” said Ulf Steinforth, founder of SES Boxing. 

Kabayel, who was born in Germany to Kurdish parents, has fought 14 of his 19 pro bouts in his home country. An eight-year pro, Kabayel won the vacant European crown in February 2017 with a 12-round unanimous decision over Herve Hubeaux. Nine months later, he scored his most high-profile victory, a majority decision over perennial contender Derek Chisora. A seasoned veteran who has sparred lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former unified champion Anthony Joshua, Kabayel opened his 2019 campaign March 2 with an impressive unanimous decision over Andriy Rudenko in Magdeburg, Germany.

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Sep 5, 2019

Additional details are announced ahead of the match between Chivas de Guadalajara and Club América

LOS ANGELES (Tuesday, September 3, 2019) – PRIMETIME Sports announced today that all is ready for the upcoming match between Chivas de Guadalajara and Club América as part of the Súper Clásico in Chicago, IL on Sunday, September 8, at 5:30 p.m. CST at Soldier Field.  The Mexican Clásico has not been played in the windy city in over a decade. It will be a rivalry weekend as the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers take the field a couple of days prior to the Súper Clásico. Before the match there will be a Fiesta Futbolera outside the stadium starting at 1:00 p.m. CST where fans will be able to take a picture with a championship trophy and enjoy the official mascots, live music, food and interactive sponsorship activations.  In addition, there will be an autograph session by former Chivas de Guadalajara player, Omar Bravo, as well as former Club América player, Iván Zamorano. 

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Cinco jugadores del LA Galaxy han sido convocados a sus selecciones nacionales

Sep 5, 2019

Calendario de Entrenamientos del LA Galaxy: del 2-9 de septiembre

Cinco jugadores del LA Galaxy han sido convocados a sus selecciones nacionales para la Fecha FIFA; LA Galaxy se prepara para enfrentar a Colorado Rapids el 11 de septiembre en el Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

LOS ANGELES (Martes, 3 de septiembre, 2019) – LA Galaxy (13-12-3, 42 puntos) entra a la semana de Fecha FIFA en el séptimo puesto de la tabla de la Conferencia del Oeste.

El Galaxy entrenará toda semana en Los Ángeles, a nueve días del próximo partido de temporada regular de la MLS. El 11 de septiembre, LA Galaxy visitará a Colorado Rapids (8-14-6, 30 puntos) a las 6 p.m. PT en el Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Cinco jugadores del LA Galaxy se unirán a sus respectivas selecciones nacionales durante la Fecha FIFA: Sebastian Lletget (Estados Unidos), Jonathan dos Santos (México), Uriel Antuna (México), Rolf Feltscher (Venezuela) y Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica). A continuación, encontrará el calendario internacional de las respectivas selecciones nacionales de los jugadores del LA Galaxy.


Estados Unidos

Estados Unidos vs. México

Viernes, 6 de septiembre

MetLife Stadium en East Rutherford, N.J.

5:30 p.m. PT; FS1, Univision, TUDN

Estados Unidos vs. Uruguay

Martes, 10 de septiembre

Busch Stadium en St. Louis

5 p.m. PT; FS1, Univision, TUDN


México vs. Estados Unidos

Viernes, 6 de septiembre

MetLife Stadium en East Rutherford, N.J.

5:30 p.m. PT; FS1, Univision, TUDN

México vs. Argentina

Martes, 10 de septiembre

Alamodome en San Antonio, TX

6:30 p.m. PT


Venezuela vs. Colombia

Martes, 10 de septiembre

Raymond James Stadium en Tampa, FL

5 p.m. PT

Costa Rica

Costa Rica vs. Uruguay

Viernes, 6 de septiembre

Estadio Nacional en San José, Costa Rica

7 p.m. PT

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Presentado el emblema oficial de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Catar 2022™

Sep 5, 2019

Hoy se ha dado a conocer el emblema oficial de la 22.ª edición de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA™. La FIFA y Catar, el país organizador, marcan así un nuevo hito en el camino que lleva al mayor espectáculo futbolístico del mundo.

El emblema se presentó en Doha, capital de Catar, a las 20:22 h local (19:22 CET) ante miles de espectadores que disfrutaron de la proyección sincronizada del logotipo sobre la fachada de los edificios más representativos del país, entre ellos, la Torre Doha, el anfiteatro de Katara, el zoco de Souq Waqif o el fuerte de Al Zubarah, Patrimonio de la Humanidad de la UNESCO.

Algunas de las ciudades más importantes del mundo participaron en la presentación proyectando también el emblema sobre algunos edificios emblemáticos o sobre grandes pantallas dispuestas en destacados espacios públicos. En las redes sociales, algunos de los futbolistas más famosos convertidos en leyendas mundialistas también apoyaron la presentación del emblema y lo compartieron con (los) millones de seguidores.

El diseño del emblema capta la esencia de un espectáculo que conecta e implica al mundo entero; además, incluye elementos íntimamente ligados a la cultura árabe local y regional y, cómo no, alusiones al deporte rey.

Las sinuosas curvas del emblema representan las onduladas dunas del desierto y el bucle es una referencia tanto al número ocho —la cifra de espectaculares estadios que acogerán el torneo— y al símbolo del infinito, que refleja la naturaleza interconectada del evento. Además de reproducir las formas del clásico trofeo de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA, la silueta de este emblema se inspira en el tradicional echarpe de lana. Durante los meses de invierno, estos chales son muy habituales en muchas partes del mundo, en especial en las regiones árabes y en el golfo pérsico. Sus estilos y usuarios son de lo más variado.

Los complejos bordados que suelen adornar estos echarpes en el mundo árabe se representan en cierto sentido diversas culturas de Asia. De este modo, se hace referencia al segundo Mundial celebrado en este continente y a la diversidad del pueblo catarí. Esta prenda invernal dotada de elementos regionales alude igualmente tanto a las fechas de disputa de este torneo como al hecho de que será el primer Mundial que se disputará en noviembre y diciembre.

La nueva tipografía que acompaña al emblema se inspira en la caligrafía árabe tradicional con una fuente original que fusiona la tradición y la modernidad presentes en la región y en toda Asia.

El emblema es tan solo un ejemplo del atrevido y vanguardista diseño corporativo de este Mundial, que verá la luz poco antes del inicio del campeonato. En mayo de este año acogió su primer partido el espléndido Estadio Al Janoub, que recuerda a los «dhow», las típicas embarcaciones de la zona. Es el segundo coliseo catarí completado y, además, es un vivo ejemplo del gusto del país por los grandes diseños arquitectónicos. La conclusión de los seis estadios restantes está prevista para finales de este año. Entre ellos, destaca el Estadio Lusail, con sus aberturas inspiradas en unos faroles tradicionales de la zona. En él se disputará el partido inaugural el 21 de noviembre y la final, el 18 de diciembre.

En el enlace que encontrarán a continuación, todos aquellos representantes de la prensa que así lo deseen pueden descargar una serie de imágenes y vídeos relativos al emblema de este Mundial.

Al descargar a estos archivos o acceder a ellos, se acepta que:

(i)   en el caso de las imágenes estáticas, solo podrá hacerse uso de estas con fines editoriales y no comerciales; y

 (ii)  en el caso de hacer uso de los vídeos, se aceptan los siguientes términos y condiciones de uso.

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FIFA U-20 World Cup TSG report: ten rising stars the world should follow

Sep 5, 2019
The FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) has presented its main conclusions from the FIFA U‑20 World Cup Poland 2019 in a 136-page report, which is now available on document includes a tournament technical summary highlighting, among others, how ball possession was not key to success as confirmed by the fact that champions Ukraine had an average of 44%, a trend that was also identified at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.The report also contains in-depth interviews with the coaches of the semi‑finalists, exclusive tactical footage, detailed performance metrics, and a list of ten players who, according to the TSG experts, particularly caught the eye in Poland: Lee Kangin (Korea Republic – winner of the adidas Golden Ball award), Chris Richards (USA), Andriy Lunin (Ukraine – winner of the adidas Golden Glove award), Alessandro Plizarri (Italy), Serhii Buletsa (Ukraine – winner of the adidas Silver Ball award), Sékou Koïta (Mali), Yukhym Konoplia (Ukraine), Valerii Bondar (Ukraine), Gonzalo Plata (Ecuador – winner of the adidas Bronze Ball award) and Amadou Sagna (Senegal – winner of the adidas Bronze Boot).“The FIFA U-20 World Cup was very impressive in terms of both individual and collective quality. In fact, the efficiency-driven approach exhibited by the majority of teams was only possible due to the presence of players who were able to trigger quick transitions by playing clinical balls in behind the defence. There was a lot of tactical awareness too, which confirms that we are talking about very mature players that can make an impression at the highest level,” says Branimir Ujevic, FIFA’s Head of Coaching & Player Development.Led by Ujevic, the TSG team for the U-20 World Cup in Poland featured Portugal legend Fernando Couto and Croatian coach Ivo Šušak, supported by FIFA’s Goalkeeping Specialist Pascal Zuberbuhler, Performance & Game Analyst Chris Loxston and TSG Coordinator and former Swiss women’s national team captain Prisca Steinegger.FIFA Technical Study Group Report
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U.S. MNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter to Discuss September Roster on Wednesday

Aug 27, 2019


USMNT Faces Mexico on Sept. 6 in East Rutherford, N.J. and Uruguay on Sept. 10 in St. Louis

CHICAGO (Aug. 27, 2019) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter will discuss his roster for September’s friendly matches against Mexico and Uruguay via a media teleconference at 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 28

The roster will be officially unveiled earlier in the day on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

The U.S. Men’s National Team rekindles its regional rivalry with Mexico on Friday, Sept. 6 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (8:30 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision, TUDN). Four days later, the U.S. MNT returns to the soccer hotbed of St. Louis to take on No. 5-ranked Uruguay on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Busch Stadium (8 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision, TUDN).

Members of the media wishing to participate should dial 1 (888) 424-8151 or 1 (847) 585-4422 a few minutes before 12 p.m. ET. Please use the pass code: 9197816#. The moderator will be U.S. MNT press officer Michael Kammarman.

U.S. Soccer Federation Teleconference Call Information

WHO: U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Gregg Berhalter

WHAT: U.S Men’s National Team September Roster

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 27; 12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. MT / 9 a.m. PT

HOW: Call 1 (888) 424-8151 or 1 (847) 585-4422 a few minutes before 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The pass code is 9197816#. The conference call moderator will be Michael Kammarman.

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“Tenemos que escribir nuestra historia”: Caixinha

Aug 24, 2019

El director técnico, Pedro Caixinha mencionó en conferencia de prensa tras su
tercera victoria en la Liga Mx “Tenemos que asumir la responsabilidad de
representar a Cruz Azul, nosotros tenemos que escribir nuestra historia. Ganar,
crecer y aprender son los pilares del equipo”.
Además mencionó “si queremos ser grandes tenemos que estar listos para jugar
cada cuatro días a ese nivel y esa intensidad”, dijo el timonel ante la carga de
trabajo que han tenido sus jugadores en la Liga MX, Leagues Cup y ahora con sus
Añadió “Si yo no estoy con capacidad para prepararlos para jugar cada 4 días a
esa intensidad, es porque el trabajo que estamos haciendo no es el mejor”.
Mencionó que este ritmo de juego les permite a todos demostrar su nivel y pelear
por un lugar en el juego “tenemos una plantilla muy riquísima, de mucha calidad,
de mucha cantidad, donde todos están peleando por tener una oportunidad”.
“Nosotros vamos de partido a partido, lo que pensamos ahora es ganar el partido
de mañana”, mencionó que para el siguiente partido que se llevará a cabo en el
coloso de Santa Úrsula, esperan a un rival más fuerte.
“lo que sabemos es que puebla va a tener una reacción fuerte, viene a disputar el
partido, a pelear por los tres puntos, Puebla no viene pensando en los resultados
anteriores, viene pensando en lo que puede hacer y nosotros somos el primer rival
que vamos a enfrentarlo así, entonces pues total respeto” añadió.
Respecto a la salida de José Luis Sánchez Solá de la dirección técnica de Puebla
“hay un cambio emocional, psicológico en los jugadores que quieren demostrar
cosas nuevas, los que vienen teniendo la oportunidad, los que no, esperamos un
puebla totalmente diferente”.

Betsua González

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Jill Ellis to present the USA’s path to glory at FIFA Football Conference

Aug 22, 2019

Over 100 member associations have already confirmed their attendance at FIFA’s first-ever Football Conference to analyse the FIFA Women’s World Cup that will take place on 22 September 2019 at Palazzo Del Ghiaccio in Milan.

The list is headed by FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, who will present her view on the USA’s road to glory during the “Tribute to the World Champions”.

“France 2019 was such a wonderful, global celebration of women’s football; holding a post-Women’s World Cup conference is an excellent way to summarise and capture the development and sheer growth of our sport,” said Jill Ellis.

“It will be a privilege to share and discuss with my colleagues some of my experiences from that journey through the tournament.”

FIFA Women’s World Cup finalist coach Sarina Wiegman, Sweden’s Peter Gerhardsson, England’s Phil Neville, France’s Corinne Diacre, Italy’s Milena Bertolini, Germany’s Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Norway’s Martin Sjögren, Australia’s Ante Milicic, Canada’s Kenneth Heiner-Møller, China’s Jia Xiuquan, Japan’s Asako Takakura, Spain’s Jorge Vilda, Cameroon’s Alain Djeumfa, Argentina’s Carlos Borrello, Brazil’s newly appointed manager Pia Sundhage as well as women’s football experts from all six confederations, among many others, are expected to attend.

The programme of the conference comprises an analysis of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 from a technical, tactical and physical point of view, discussions on the main footballing trends in comparison to previous editions of the tournament, the presentation of the FIFA Technical Study Group report, and podium discussions with coaches from the six confederations.

“The very positive response from our member associations confirms the great interest in the development of women’s football from a technical perspective. France 2019 set a new benchmark in women’s football and will serve as an inspiration across our member associations,” commented Branimir Ujević, FIFA’s Head of Coaching & Player Development and the Project Lead for the Technical Study Group in France.

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