AMA Pro Racing Releases 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing Schedule

Jan 8, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 7, 2014) – AMA Pro Racing announced today the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing schedule, featuring the full complement of classes at each stop on the circuit. The AMA Pro SuperBike, GoPro Daytona SportBike and AMA Pro SuperSport divisions will contest doubleheaders at each round in 2014, while the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series will participate in one race final per weekend.


The 73rd annual DAYTONA 200 will kick off the season on March 13 – 15, 2014 at the legendary Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.  America’s longest running endurance motorcycle race will be contested on Saturday afternoon as part of a traditional three-day event weekend that is expected to produce thrilling racing action by some of the finest riders in the sport today. Josh Herrin and Martin Cardenas split AMA Pro SuperBike victories at Daytona a year ago, as they both benefited from a Josh Hayes bike malfunction that resulted in the three-time SuperBike champ exiting both races early. In the 2013 running of the DAYTONA 200, Cameron Beaubierdominated as he won the historic race by a whopping 22.254 seconds.


Next up, the series will be heading back to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on the weekend of May 30 – June 1, 2014. Measuring in at just over four miles as the longest circuit on the schedule, the classic track is sure to size up the competition as summer begins to kick in across the nation. Last season, Hayes recorded a clean sweep, winning both SuperBike races at Road America in convincing fashion, and the Mississippian will look to repeat his performance in 2014.


Fans in the Southeast will be pleased to know that the series will be returning to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. on the weekend of June 21 – 22, 2014. The Barber event will be the first on the 2014 calendar planned with the recently announced two-day event schedule. As if the racing action isn’t enough, the historic venue is also home to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum which contains over 750 vintage and modern motorcycles for avid race fans to take in over the course of the weekend. It was another clean sweep for Hayes in Alabama last season, as he barely edged out archrival Roger Hayden by less than a half of a second in both contests.


Dating back to 1962, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has been a well-deserved mainstay on the American road racing scene, and the legendary asphalt has seen some of the most exciting road racing action in the country. The two-day event weekend set to be held on July 19 – 20, 2014 is sure to be one of the most action packed of the year. The series will be heading back to Lexington, Ohio for the 32nd consecutive time to take on the 2.4-mile, 15-turn natural terrain road course for another set of exciting shootouts. Hayes and Herrin split victories in AMA Pro SuperBike competition at Mid-Ohio in 2013 while Beaubier continued his dominant march with another set of wins on his way to capturing the 2013 GoPro Daytona SportBike championship.


Round 5 will take place at New Jersey Motorsports Park on the weekend of September 13 – 14, 2014, marking the sixth consecutive season that the series has made the trek to the Garden State. The 2.25-mile track in Millville, N.J. has been a battlefield for competitors since the gorgeous grounds were opened in 2009. The 2014 contest at NJMP has also been scheduled as a two-day event. Former Monster Energy Graves Yamaha teammates Hayes and Herrin found themselves in a neck-and-neck battle here last year and each of the elite riders recorded one victory in the second-to-last event of the 2013 season.

A sixth event may be added to the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing schedule in the coming weeks. Additional details will be released upon confirmation of the event.


The 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing schedule is as follows:

  1. March 13 – 15 – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
  2. May 30 – June 1 – Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
  3. June 21 – 22 – Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala.*
  4. July 19 – 20 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio*
  5. September 13 – 14 – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J.*
* – These events will feature the two-day event schedule
Photo: AMA Pro Racing/Brian J. Nelson
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Arizona Selected to Host 2016 College Football Championship Game

Dec 23, 2013

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  December 16, 2013. 

The College Football Playoff on Monday selected Arizona to host the 2016 College Football National Championship Game, set for Jan. 11, 2016 at Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium. It will be the state’s eighth national championship contest since 1987.

“This is a great day for Arizona,” said Robert Shelton, executive director of the Fiesta Bowl. “Our communities will unite to provide an unmatched experience for all.”

Arizona sports and community leaders teamed up on the proposal, which prevailed over bids by New Orleans, Tampa and Jacksonville. The Arizona Host Committee includes representatives of the Fiesta Bowl, the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, the Arizona Cardinals, local tourism bureaus, the hospitality industry and municipalities.

“Arizona has proven itself to be one of the greatest settings for premiere college football events, and has become a favored destination for fans from around the country. The folks in Arizona put together an exceptional bid that really won the day with the management committee.” said Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff.

“We thank the College Football Playoff for choosing Arizona and recognizing the strong commitment of our public and private stakeholders,” said Tom Sadler, chairman of the Arizona Host Committee and President of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority. “We are grateful for an opportunity to host the title game and set a new standard of excellence.”

Monday’s announcement confirmed Arizona’s status as a destination for elite sporting events and heralded the return of a key economic driver. The last four BCS national championship games played in Arizona – in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 – produced a combined economic impact of $646.2 million, according to studies by Arizona State University.

“Arizonans appreciate the immense value of the national championship game,” Shelton said.

The College Football Playoff kicks off after the 2014 regular season. Each year, two bowl sites will host semifinal games between teams seeded by a selection committee, with the winners advancing to the championship game. After the 2015 regular season, the winners of the Orange and Cotton Bowls will advance to Glendale.

“The College Football National Championship Game represents an evolutionary milestone in the history of college football,” Shelton said. “We have a vast volunteer base that stands ready to support this game. Arizona promises to serve as a progressive host and ensure that the event realizes its incredible potential.”

Arizona has successfully hosted seven college football title games – most recently in 2011, when Auburn defeated Oregon 22-19 in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game. The contest drew a record 78,603 spectators to University of Phoenix Stadium and remains the most-watched cable television program of all time, with an audience of more than 27 million viewers on ESPN.

Arizona set the standard for the modern college football championship game with the 1987 “Duel in the Desert” between top-ranked Miami and No. 2 Penn State. With an audience of more than 52 million viewers, that contest is the most-watched college football game in history.

Here is a list of the seven national title games played in Arizona:

Date                   Site                                                            Result

Jan. 10, 2011   University of Phoenix Stadium           No. 1 Auburn 22, No. 2 Oregon 19

Jan. 8, 2007     University of Phoenix Stadium           No. 2 Florida 41, No. 1 Ohio State 14

Jan. 3, 2003     Sun Devil Stadium                               No. 2 Ohio State 31, No. 1 Miami 24 (2 OT)

Jan. 4, 1999     Sun Devil Stadium                               No. 1 Tennessee 23, No. 2 Florida State 16

Jan. 2, 1996     Sun Devil Stadium                               No. 1 Nebraska 62, No. 2 Florida 24

Jan. 2, 1989     Sun Devil Stadium                               No. 1 Notre Dame 34, No. 3 West Virginia 21

Jan. 2, 1987     Sun Devil Stadium                               No. 2 Penn State 14, No. 1 Miami 10



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Dec 4, 2013

Paulie Malignaggi, Two-Time and Two-Division World Champion.

“I expect the best Zab Judah. [I expect] a Zab Judah who is going to be fighting for his boxing career.  I feel the same way.

”If we saw each other in the gym, we would try to knock each other out. There’s no love taps. With this much on the line you can bet we’re both going to have it out on Saturday.

”You have to be stubborn to have longevity. One or two losses can quickly demote you to a second level fighter, but you have to have the stubbornness to keep going.

”There’s a lot of emotion, but at the end of the day we gotta do what we gotta do to win.

”I want that Broner vs. Maidana winner, first things first. I have to get through Saturday night.

”A win over Zab Judah is what I want for Christmas. That suffices.

”It’s exciting every time you’re part of a big promotion, it’s not a world championship fight, but it still has that feel and that vibe. On Saturday night it will feel like it’s a championship fight in Barclays Center.

”We’re both motivated to win, but when you’re at this level anything can get you motivated for a fight like this.

”If you’re not motivated for this, you better check your pulse to make sure you’re alive.”

Devon Alexander, IBF Welterweight World Champion:

“This time, I’m putting myself in Porter’s shoes, I know what its like to get excited for a world title match. His skills are limited and I’m going to come to fight.

”I feel good fighting here [in Brooklyn].  It is  my second time and it definitely feels like home. They’re definitely bringing boxing back to Brooklyn.

”I’ve been in camp all this time. I’m back to normal and Saturday night you’ll see it.

”You can expect me to win and be explosive. I’m going to be smart and get the win. I know Shawn is hungry.   I was in that position and now I’m in this position.

”I’m already there and I’m not losing to anybody.

”I’ve been blessed too much to want something for Christmas. I’ll be giving this year.

”After this fight we can expect bigger and better things. I’ll be a major player at 147. Whoever steps up to the plate next I’ll fight them too.

”Whichever fight is available after this, that’s the one I’m taking.”

 Shawn Porter, Undefeated Welterweight Contender

 “There’s a lot of excitement period.  this is the biggest fight of my career. The week is here.

”We worked extremely hard this camp working on the mental and physical aspects of this fight.

”We pushed hard to beat the champ.

”We worked my heart out. We did 18 rounds in the gym.

”We’re going to mix it up. I’ve seen a few of his [Alexander’s] fights. He’s going to scrap. He’s been booed but he won’t be booed on Saturday night.  He’ll come ready.”

Erislandy Lara, WBA Interim Super Welterweight World Champion

“My training went well and I’m ready to go. Dirrell talks too much.  He’s all talk and no show.

”I’m a solid fighter with skills and I’m at the top of my division.

”On Saturday night it will be the better boxer, better puncher and more intelligent fighter.

”On Saturday night we are going to see who has the bigger heart and bigger balls.”

Sakio Bika, WBC Super Middleweight World Champion


“I feel good and I want to show the people at Barclays Center that I am one of the best.

”I want Barclays Center to become my second home.

”I feel happy to be back in New York.

”It’s going to be a good night for St. Louis. Everything we did there was good.

”I’m looking to maintaining my record and win this fight.”

Anthony Dirrell, Undefeated Super Middleweight Contender

”It feels great to fight at Barclays Center. It feels good to be on a big card.

”I’m experienced too.  I’ve been doing it twenty years. I just know I’m an athlete I can do it all. That’s my plan, do what I want to do.

”I’m going to go in and do what I need to do to win.

”This is one of the hardest training camps I’ve had and I’m ready.

Sadam Ali, Undefeated Welterweight Prospect and 2008 U.S. Olympian


“My last fight was here and I want to keep boxing in Brooklyn alive.

”I want to become a Barclays Center staple.  It’s always exciting to fight there.

”I fought 200 amateur fights and waited for the right opportunity and the right people to get me here.

”I felt a little rusty in September fighting an awkward fighter, but I feel back to normal now.”

Marcus Browne, Light Heavyweight Prospect and 2012 U.S. Olympian

 “I’m ready to show my growth from the last fight and put on a show.

”I like to have fun and make it look easy. I’m not trying to go eight rounds.

”I want to end my year on a good note and progress into 2014.

”My training was great, I was on weight a month and a half ago because I never got out of the gym.”

[Regarding his opponent Kevin Engel] “He’s tall and a righty. Past fights can be deceiving, but he didn’t look fast. I’m going to use that to my advantage and work my speed.”

Judah vs. Malignaggi is a 12-round fight for the NABF and NABO Welterweight titles taking place on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Super Judah Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T, Grudge Match and Casamigos Tequila. In the co-featured bout, Devon Alexander puts his IBF welterweight title on the line in a 12-round bout against Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara defends his interim WBA Super Welterweight title in a 12-round fight against Austin Trout and Sakio Bika defends his WBC Super Middleweight title against Anthony Dirrell in a 12-round bout.  The SHOWTIME telecast begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m PT immediately following ALL ACCESS: Broner vs. Maidana which begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 4:30 p.m. PT. The telecast will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).


TICKETS:     Tickets priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and

service charges, available for purchase at, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-745-3000 and at the American Express Box Office.  For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK.






Photo Credit: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME


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Anthony Pettis Recibe Reconocimiento del Gobernador

Dec 2, 2013




Madison, Wisconsin – En honor al éxito que ha logrado en el Ultimate Fighting Championship®, el campeón de peso ligero del UFC Anthony Pettis recibió un Certificado de Reconocimiento de parte de Scott Walker, gobernador del estado de Wisconsin, durante una ceremonia celebrada hoy en la oficina del Gobernador en Madison.


Pettis, de 26 años de edad y residente de Milwaukee de toda la vida, consiguió el título de peso ligero del UFC frente a su público local en el BMO Harris Bradley Center en agosto. Ex campeón de peso ligero del WEC, Pettis fue también reconocido por sus esfuerzos y dedicación a obras caritativas y comunitarias en el estado de Wisconsin.


“Da una gran satisfacción ver a la gente de Wisconsin realizar sus sueños”, dijo el gobernador Walker.  “La ética de trabajo y la tenacidad de Anthony Pettis lo hicieron campeón, y me complace felicitarlo por haber ganado el campeonato”.


“Es un honor increíble ser reconocido por el gobernador Walker y el estado de Wisconsin”, expresó Pettis. “Ganar el título del UFC aquí fue la realización de un sueño. Me llena de orgullo tener mi hogar en la ciudad de Milwaukee y el estado de Wisconsin, y espero ansiosamente volver a defender mi título aquí en el futuro”.




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La selección mundialista de Mexico arranca su camino rumbo a Brasil.

Nov 21, 2013

La selección mundialista de Mexico arranca su camino rumbo a Brasil ante la República de Corea el 29 de enero en San Antonio, TX

El Alamodome recibirá el choque de selecciones mundialistas previo a la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2014; pre-venta para el partido arranca este viernes por Ticketmaster

NUEVA YORK Y CIUDAD DE MEXICO (Jueves, 21 de noviembre, 2013) – La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) y Soccer United Marketing (SUM) anunciaron hoy que la selección mundialista de México arranca su camino rumbo a Brasil contra República de Corea, el miércoles, 29 de enero (9:00 p.m. ET) en el Alamodome  de San Antonio, Texas.


Una pre-venta de boletos exclusiva de Visa para el primer partido de la doceava gira anual por los Estados Unidos del Tricolor, se iniciará este viernes, 22 de noviembre vía o llamando al 1-800-745-3000. Los boletos se pondrán a la venta para el público en general el lunes, 25 de noviembre a las 10:00 a.m. hora local en, llamando al 1-800-745-3000 y en todos los puntos de venta de Ticketmaster en el área de San Antonio. La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol invita a los aficionados a comprar sus boletos por adelantado usando sus tarjetas Visa.


Los paquetes de boletos VIP también se pondrán a la vente el viernes, 22 de noviembre. Para más información, visite


La última vez que el Tricolor jugó un partido en el Alamodome fue en noviembre de 2004, correspondiente a la gira anual por EE.UU., con una victoria 2-0 sobre Guatemala. El partido en San Antonio será el primero de cinco encuentros en la gira anual de la Selección Mexicana por EE.UU. Mas información sobre la gira 2014 se dará a conocer en una fecha posterior.


México y República de Corea se han enfrentado en 10 ocasiones, con un resultado general de cinco victorias para Mexico, dos empates y tres triunfos para República de Corea. La última vez que se enfrentaron fue en la gira por territorio estadounidense en el 2006, partido jugado en el Los Ángeles Memorial Coliseum, con una victoria 1-0 a favor de República de Corea. El equipo asiático fue uno de los primeros países en clasificar a la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Brasil 2014 después de terminar en segundo lugar del Grupo A en la eliminatoria de la zona asiática.

La gira 2014 de la Selección Mexicana por territorio estadounidense es patrocinado por adidas, Allstate, AT&T, Behr, Bud Light, Castrol, Coca-Cola, el Jimador, Frito-Lay, Makita, NAPA Auto Parts, Nature Nutrition, The Home Depot, Unilever, Visa y Wells Fargo.


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UFC Return To Newark NJ.

Nov 19, 2013

Two Title Fights Headline UFC’s Return To Newark








Two world title fights headline UFC’s return to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. In the night’s main event, the undisputed UFC bantamweight champion will be crowned when reigning champion Dominick Cruz (19-1, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) returns to action after two years away from competition due to injury to meet red-hot interim champion Renan Barao (33-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Then, in the night’s co-main event, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (23-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) returns to the Octagon® to face proven finisher Ricardo Lamas (13-2, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.), a winner of four straight.
If that wasn’t enough, two former heavyweight champions collide when former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir battles former Strikeforce® champion Alistair Overeem.
“We put together a fight worthy of Super Bowl weekend,” UFC president Dana White said. “It’s the fight that everyone has been waiting for – champion vs. champion – Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao for the 135-pound title. Dominick Cruz is the reigning champion and hasn’t lost a fight in six years. He takes on the interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao, who’s been on a tear with a 30-fight win streak and hasn’t lost in eight years. Two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, two of the best 135-pounders on earth: the world is finally going to find out who is the undisputed 135-pound champion!
“Plus, the unstoppable Jose Aldo takes on the man everyone has been waiting to see him fight, Ricardo Lamas. Aldo has been the 145-pound champion since 2009 and he’s torn through the featherweight division. But Ricardo Lamas has heavy hands, great wrestling and will be the toughest test of Aldo’s career.”
Tickets for UFC® 169: CRUZ VS. BARAO go on sale Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $400, $250, $175, $100, $80, $65, and $50. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations and the Prudential Center Box Office. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. ET via the website A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Nov. 21 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through

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Brasil 5-0 Honduras: Internacional Amistoso

Nov 16, 2013

Miami-Sábado 16 de Noviembre del 2013, en la Hermosa Ciudad de Miami, el Sunlife Stadium, la casa de los Delfines de Miami, de la NFL, fue escenario del partido amistoso, entre las Selección de Brasil, anfitriona de la Copa Mundial 2014, en contra de la Selección de Honduras, clasificada a dicho  Mundial, y que por tercera ocasión, hace su aparición en la justa Mundialista.Ante 71,124.00 personas , que se dieron cita para este evento, el cual rompió el récord de asistencia.Tras los Himnos Nacionales de cada Pais, dio inicio  al juego, con ambos equipos contando con sus mejores hombres,fue hasta el minuto 22, cuando Bernal, con el #20 en la espalda, marco el primer tanto Brasileño.Ya para la segunda mitad, al minuto 55 de tiempo corrido, y  tras una falta sobre Robinho #7,vino Neymar #10 con un centro a la olla, y Dante #20 anotaba el segundo de la noche. Transcurría el minuto 65, cuando aparece Maikon # 15,y pone el marcador 3-0 en favor de la verde amarilla  al minuto 66, sale Neymar #10, y entra Hulk #19, el cual al minuto 69 manda un centro desde la banda izquierda y esta vez William #9,pone el marcador de 4-0,ante la alegría del publico, y la tristeza de la gente Hondureña.Minutos mas tarde una jugada de lujo, por parte de los brasileños, dos pases de “taconcito” dentro del área, y Hulk con un gran zurdazo, envía el balón a las redes, ante el lance del guardameta Hondureño; Brasil 5 -0 Honduras. Así culmino el encuentro donde, tanto Hondureños, como Brasileños se preparan con miras a estar de la mejor manera para el Mundial Brasil 2014.

Alineaciones Brasil vs Honduras 

HONDURAS: Noel Valladares; Emilio Izaguirre, Víctor Bernárdez, Maynor Figueroa, Arnold Peralta; Roger Espinoza, Wilson Palacios, Jorge Claros, Boniek García; Jerry Bengtson y Carlo Costly. Seleccionador: Luis Fernando Suárez.

BRASIL: Victor; Daniel Alves, David Luiz, Dante, Maxwell; Lucas Leiva, Paulinho, Oscar, Willian; Neymar y Jô. Seleccionador: Luiz Felipe Scolari.



Autor: Naason Dominguez./ Texas.

Fotos: Gabriel Hernández/ Indiana

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Argentina 0-0 Ecuador Partido Amistoso.

Nov 15, 2013



Nueva York.- BereaVision estuvo presente en el encuentro entre Argentina vs Ecuador, un partido muy parejo y muy emocionante , donde Ecuador a sido el equipo que esta proponiendo en el primer tiempo,  se mira con mas deseo de ganar con un Valencia inspirado, Montero y Caicedo de la misma manera , partido limpio en general una amarilla nada mas para Facundo Roncaglia al minuto 14″ ; las estadísticas no mienten son 11 tiros a puerta de Ecuador contra solo tres de Argentina el estadio se ve pintado de amarillo pareciera que Ecuador es el local.

No obstante en el segundo tiempo las cosas mejoraron para Argentina con mas dominio sobre el balón con llegadas al arco de rival pero sin  llegadas de peligro, para los ecuatorianos, aunque Ecuador firme con sus defensas, no provoco mas llegas de peligro sobre el arco de Argentina, en el partido no hubo goles pero la afición aun si muy contentos por el resultado 0-0, mas aya de un resultado estaban muy contentos  de ver  a sus selecciones jugar, ya que ambas selecciones han clasificado para el Mundial de Brasil 2014, se esperaba la presencia de el Jugador mas valioso en la Historia, como lo es Leo Messi el cual no pudo venir, tras sufrir una lesión que lo pondrá fuera del terreno de juego por lo menos dos meses, así lo anunciaron fuentes oficiales.

La pregunta del día de hoy: Leo Messi hubiera hecho la diferencia del gol?

Esperaremos la respuesta para este 18 de Noviembre cuando Argentina se enfrente a su similar de Bosnia en un partido amistoso en el  Busch Stadium, St. Louis – Nov. 18, 2013 @ 7:30pm y si no hay goles pues nos tocara ver al astro de Barcelona de España jugar en el Mundial de Fútbol Brasil 2014.

Estas son las Alineaciones de los equipos por Argentina :
1. Sergio Romero 2.Ezequiel Garay 3.Lucas Orban 7.Angel Di Maria 9.Gonzalo Higuaín 13.Facundo Roncaglia 14.Javier Mascherano (capitán) 16.Ricardo Alvarez 17.Federico Fernandez 19.Ever Banega   22.Ezequiel Lavezzi.
La Alineación de Ecuador:
22.Alexander Dominguez 2.Jorge Guagua 3.Frickson Erazo 4.Juan Carlos Paredes 6.Christian Novoa 8.Felipe Caicedo 9.Jefferson Montero 10.Walter Ayovi 14.Segundo Castillo 16.Antonio Valencia (capitán)
13.Enner Valencia.




BereaVision/Nueva york.

David Calderon

Reportero: Levi Morales

Fotos Video: Manuel Mendieta.


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Portland Timbers demolish Chivas USA in the final game of the regular season

Oct 27, 2013

Carson City, California- October 26, 2013 (Photos: Samuel Coronado

The last game of the season for Chivas USA was against the Portland Timbers. For Chivas USA, this game meant nothing. They were eliminated from the playoffs many fixtures ago. They were going to be the last place team in the Western Conference and second to the last team in the MLS. For Chivas USA, this was a game to see what they had for next season. Portland Timbers on the other hand, had many things riding on this game. If they won, they would be the number one seed in the Western Conference. If they lost, they would give the Los Angeles Galaxy the opportunity to jump them in the standings for second place and gain home field advantage in the playoffs.

The game began in a very sloppy manner for both teams. They were both very imprecise in their passing and they couldn’t really build anything in their attack. But as the minutes went on, the Timbers began finding their rhythm and it didn’t take that long for them to open up the scoreboard. In the 16th minute of the game, the Portland Timbers were able to score the first goal of the game. Jose Adolfo Valencia had the ball for the Portland Timbers. He was about to shot on goal but the Chivas USA defense was able to kick the ball out. The only problem was that they didn’t clear the ball out far enough. The ball landed right outside the 18 yard box and right on Diego Valeri’s feet. He took a few steps with the ball and shot on goal. Four Chivas USA defenders tried to get to Valeri’s shot but they couldn’t and all they did was deflect the shot. Tim Melia, the Chivas USA goalkeeper, couldn’t do anything to stop the deflection.

Then in the 29th minute, Valeri struck again. Jaime Frias, a Chivas USA defender, had the ball on the left flank. It seemed like he wanted to pass the ball to the middle of the field but he pass went directly to Valeri. Valeri broke into a sprint towards goal and Frias tried following him. As soon as he got close to Valeri, Valeri quickly changed direction and was able escape Frias. He turned and shot towards the far post. His shot went in and he gave the Portland Timbers a two-nil lead.

Valeri struck again, but this time it came in the form of an assist. Jack Jewsbury had the ball on his side of the pitch. He saw that Valeri was going to make a run on the right flank and he gave him a long pass. Valeri was able to beat Josue Soto to the ball and he ran towards the touch line. Soto tried to do everything is his power to stop Valeri. He even tried to foul him but Valeri was able to evade him. He saw that Rodney Wallace was making a run down the middle of the box and he crossed the ball towards him. All Wallace had to do was guide the ball towards goal with his foot and Wallace was able to score the third goal for Portland Timbers. The half ended with Portland Timbers leading Chivas USA three-nil.

The second half didn’t start any better than the way the first half ended. Portland had total control of the game. They were able to score their fourth goal in the 72nd minute of the match. Wallace had the ball on the left side of the box and he shot towards goal. Melia was able to dive and make the save. He tried pushing the ball away from the goal but the ball went straight to Ryan Johnson’s feet. Johnson shot towards goal and Melia tried to recover but was only able to touch the ball after it crossed the goal line. His defenders left him high and dry by not marking their man and letting Johnson go into the box by himself.

Portland was able to score the final goal of the game just four minutes after their fourth goal. This time, Portland scored their fifth goal through a free kick. They were able to earn one just outside the 18 yard box. Will Johnson set up the ball the way he wanted it. He ran up to it and shot it right next to the wall. Melia wasn’t guarding his post well and the ball sneaked in between his hand and the post. That goal gave Portland a five-nil lead. The game ended with Portland destroying Chivas USA at home with a score of five-nil.

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Adiós Liguilla

Oct 26, 2013


Club Tijuana 0 – 0 Tigres UANL

Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente y Tigres UANL igualaron sin goles en la cancha del Estadio Caliente, en juego correspondiente a la jornada 15, del torneo Apertura 2013. Con este resultado ambos conjuntos ven muy lejanas sus posibilidades de alcanzar un boleto en la fiesta grande del Futbol Mexicano.

Durante la primera parte ambos conjuntos fueron incapaces de mostrar su mejor fútbol, misma razón por la cual no pudieron hacer daño en el marco contrario. Los locales fueron los que tuvieron la mayor posesión de balón, e intentaron mas. Dario Benedetto fue el hombre de Xolos quien tuvo las dos jugadas mas claras, pero en la primera Enrique Palos resolvió muy bien, y en la segunda su remate salio por encima del marco. Por su parte los regios tuvieron varias oportunidades a balón parado, mismas que sus elementos alcanzaron a rematar a gol, pero con testarazos muy incómodos y fácil de atajar para Cirilo.

Ya para la parte complementaria saltaron los mismos 22 elementos que iniciaron el cotejo, pero 15 minutos después ambos entrenadores comenzaron a mover sus piezas para en busca del triunfo, sin embargo todo quedo en intentos. Fueron muy pocas las emociones, y esporádicas, y nuevamente Xolos dejo ir en varias ocasiones la posibilidad de hacerse de los tres puntos.

El cuadro regio ha visitado el Estadio Caliente en tres ocasiones, y aun no conoce lo que es una victoria en ese césped artificial.

Ahora el cuadro fronterizo buscara cerrar el certamen de la manera para poder retomar confianza y la próxima semana recibe a Atlante en casa y para la ultima fecha visitara a los Esmeraldas de León en el Nou Camp. Por su parte Tigres disputara un partido Pendiente de la fecha uno ante America el día martes en el Estadio Universitario.

Cristian Carrera | Fotógrafo | Bereavision.
Cesar Barrientos | Berea Deportes | San Diego.

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