Copa América Centenario Oficialmente en el Calendario de Torneos de la FIFA

Sep 27, 2014

Copa América Centenario Oficialmente en el Calendario de Torneos de la FIFA

Los Países Participantes Podrán Convocar a su Mejor Equipo para el Histórico Torneo

ZURICH (Viernes 26 de septiembre, 2014)- La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (CONCACAF), la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL) y la FIFA anunciaron el día de hoy que la Copa América Centenario ha sido agregada al calendario oficial de torneos de la FIFA gracias a una votación favorable del Comité Ejecutivo de la FIFA. Este evento se llevará a cabo en los Estados Unidos del 3 al 26 de junio del 2016.

“Con la inclusión del torneo en el calendario oficial de la FIFA, la Copa América Centenario 2016 se ha convertido en el evento más importante para selecciones nacionales en las Américas después del reciente Mundial en Brasil,” dijo el Presidente de CONCACAF, Jeffrey Webb. “Queremos agradecer a la FIFA, a todas las Confederaciones y a todos los que estuvieron involucrados en este proceso, por el apoyo otorgado para asegurar que este torneo fuera tratado con el respeto que merece un evento histórico de esta magnitud, incluyendo a sus jugadores, a los aficionados de todo el mundo y a los países participantes.”

“Teniendo en cuenta que la Copa América es el torneo más antiguo de fútbol de la historia, es un honor para nosotros estar en el calendario internacional para conmemorar el centenario de este campeonato y de la fundación de la Conmebol,” dijo el Presidente de la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol, Juán Ángel Napout.

La inclusión de la Copa América Centenario en el calendario oficial de la FIFA para el año 2016 abre la puerta para que las selecciones participantes puedan convocar a sus mejores equipos para este torneo histórico.

En un formato de dieciséis equipos, las diez Asociaciones miembro de CONMEBOL – Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay y Venezuela– estarán acompañadas por seis Asociaciones Miembro de CONCACAF, incluyendo a Estados Unidos como anfitrión y campeón de la Copa Oro 2013, México, el seis veces campeón de la Copa Oro y Costa Rica, el campeón de la Copa Centroamericana 2014.

Los otros tres representantes de CONCACAF incluirán al campeón de la Unión de Futbol del Caribe que será definido en la Copa del Caribe, la cual se jugará en Jamaica en noviembre de este año.

Los últimos dos equipos de CONCACAF que participarán en la Copa América Centenario 2016 serán determinados basándose en el desempeño que tengan en la Copa Oro 2015. Las cuatro selecciones nacionales que lleguen más lejos en la Copa Oro 2015, y que no sean uno de los cuatro equipos ya clasificado -(Estados Unidos, México, Costa Rica y el Campeón de CFU) – , jugarán en un repechaje para definir a los dos últimos equipos clasificados de CONCACAF.

Los emparejamientos de los repechajes serán 1-4 y 2-3, según las posiciones finales en la Copa Oro 2015. Los dos partidos de repechaje se jugarán el mismo día en una doble cartelera.

Si el campeón de la Copa Oro 2015 no es una de las selecciones ya clasificadas, este equipo calificará directamente a la Copa América Centenario dejando el último boleto al proceso de repechaje (anteriormente descrito) con solo la participación de los dos mejores equipos no clasificados.

La última edición de la Copa América fue celebrada en 2011 en Argentina, donde Uruguay obtuvo su decimoquinto título. La siguiente edición se jugará en Chile en el 2015.

La empresa weMatch, quien recientemente anunció una sociedad entre los tres líderes internacionales en la industria del fútbol; Full Play, Torneos y Traffic Sports, tiene los derechos comerciales para este torneo.

Selecciones participantes en la Copa America Centenario
CONMEBOL (10)

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela

CONCACAF (6)

Estados Unidos (anfitrión)
México (sembrado)
Costa Rica (campeón de la Copa Centroamericana 2014- UNCAF)
TBD (campeón de la Copa del Caribe 2014- CFU)
TBD (campeón de la Copa Oro 2015 -si no es uno de los equipos ya clasificados- ó el ganador del partido de repechaje 1 de la Copa Oro 2015)
TBD (ganador del partido de repechaje 2 de la Copa Oro 2015)

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New York Red Bulls Golea 4-1a Seattle Sounders.

Sep 20, 2014

Harrison, NJ-Bereavision. Sábado 20 de Septiembre de 2014.Una noche con muchas buenas señales para los Red Bulls desde muy temprano los aficionados se aglomeraron a los alrededores de el estadio para apoyar y vivir en familia una tarde de muchas emociones y la prueba de ello fue que al minuto uno de partido  Bradley Wright Phillips anota su primer gol de la noche, después de esto las cosas se pusieron parejas aunque los de casa con un control total de el partido y con la mayor posesión de el balón ; así se fueron al descanso con la mínima diferencia en el marcador.

La segunda mitad estuvo con mas intensidad pues al minuto 54 comenten falta en el área a Sam Lloyd (10)Red Bulls y el referí decreta penal y lo hizo efectivo Bradley Wright-Phillips y dos minutos mas tarde su tercero de el partido con asistencia de Jamison Ovale para que esta fuera la noche que Phillips tanto soñó tener.

Tras tener una situación tan adversa el técnico de los Sounders hace un cambio para emparejar un poco el marcador y pone a Clint Dempsey (2) Sounders, y a los dos minutos de haber ingresado anota el gol de la diferencia para su equipo , aunque no duraría mucho la alegría pues tres minutos mas tarde Red Bulls anotaría su cuarto por medio de Tim Cahill quien también había entrado de cambio minutos atrás .

El publico por su parte se deleito durante todo el encuentro con una asistencia de 25,000 aficionados el estadio parecía tener su propia fiesta , Un lleno Total entre aplausos, canciones y la ola los aficionados trataban de decirle a su equipo que estaban felices de su desempeño y que sin duda esta seria una noche para no olvidar.

En Conferencia de Prensa el DT. Mike Petke, mencionaba estar muy confiado con el  equipo, con esta victoria se suman cuatro partidos consecutivos para New York Redbulls, pero también añadía que viene otros cuatro partidos muy importantes, entre ellos  esta, el que se jugara en el Salvador  el día  24 de septiembre con el C.D.FAS y el 28 de septiembre en Los Angeles con el Galaxy.

Jugador del Partido Bradley Wright Phillips.

  

New York Red Bulls 4, Seattle Sounders 1

20 de septiembre 2014

MLS Temporada Regular

Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Resumen de Anotaciones:

NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips 22 (sin ayuda) 1

NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips 23 (de penal) 54

NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips 24 (Roy Miller 3, Thierry Henry 13) 56

MAR: Clint Dempsey 12 (Lamar Neagle 7) 62

NY: Tim Cahill 2 (sin ayuda) 65

Resumen de Disciplina:

Ninguno

Nueva York Red Bulls (08/10/11, 41 pts.): Luis Robles, Chris Duvall, Jamison Olave, Ibrahim Sekagya, Roy Miller (Ian Christianson 83 ‘), Eric Alexander, Dax McCarty, Lloyd Sam, Thierry Henry (Eric Stevenson 90 ‘), Ambroise Oyongo, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Tim Cahill58’)

Suplentes no utilizados: Ryan Meara, Armando, Richard Eckersley, Péguy Luyindula

Seattle Sounders FC (17-8-3, 54 pts.): Stefan Frei, Chad Marshall, Dylan Remick, Jalil Anibaba, Djimi Traore, Osvaldo Alonso (Gonzalo Pineda 80 ‘), Andy Rose, Marco Pappa, Lamar Neagle, Chad Barrett (Obafemi Martins 59 ‘), Kenny Cooper (Clint Dempsey 60’)

Suplentes no utilizados: Marcus Hahnemann, Michael Azira, DeAndre Yedlin, Zach de Scott

Árbitro: Alan Kelly

Asistentes de árbitro: Chris Strickland, Brian Dunn

4 º Árbitro: Robert Sibiga

Asistencia: 25.000 (lleno total)

BereaVision/Nueva York.

Fotos/Video: David Calderon

Reportero: Levi Morales.

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Gillim claims first AMA Pro SuperSport title following epic battle with Dominguez

Sep 19, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2014) – Hayden Gillim emerged as AMA Pro SuperSport champion at the Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown at New Jersey Motorsports Park last weekend. Gillim, who had finished second in the points four straight years in his various AMA Pro attempts and three times in AMA Pro SuperSport, had his hands full with Dustin Dominguez, and the battle for the title in 2014 was a true showdown.

 

The racing was very close – typical of the AMA Pro SuperSport class. Gillim had a two-point lead coming into the event and left with the same margin after he and Dominguez split wins in the Garden State.

 

“The last three years I have finished short, and to finally to come out to battle for wins every weekend and battle with Dustin, Corey (Alexander) and Wyatt (Farris) and everybody is fantastic. I was finally able to get the No. 1 plate,” Gillim said.

 

The TOBC Racing pilot won on Saturday in a shortened wet race and set himself up for a scenario where he only needed to follow Dominguez and the Houston Superbikes entry on Sunday. Gillim gave it his best shot to shot at the win in the finale but his second was more than enough to take the crown.

 

On Saturday, Gillim got off to a solid start, trailing Mark Miller, Jr., on the Mar Del Racing machine. Dominguez was third early, but was cautious in the slightly damp conditions. The Oklahoman upped his pace and was the fastest man on the track as the contest approached the midpoint, but he needed to make up serious ground.

 

Gillim worked past Miller and pulled away. Dominguez made his way to second by lap eight. The conditions worsened throughout the race and as the leaders were working lap 10, the a red flag flew. Multiple riders, including several fighting inside the top ten, crashed as the rain picked up.

The race was called since the stoppage came after the halfway point. Gillim was the winner ahead of Dominguez and Miller.

“The first couple of laps felt really good,” said Gillim. “But (the rain) started getting thicker and thicker.”

On Sunday, polesitter Dominguez got away second behind Gillim and was able to run strong. Even though Gillim was much friskier than one might expect from a rider just needing to finish second, Dominguez was in a good position and put pressure on Gillim early.

Eventually Dominguez took the lead and seemed to have a little more than Gillim.

Unfortunately for Dominguez, no other rider could join the fray and Gillim stayed on two wheels. Dominguez won the 16-lapper but it was not enough and he ended up two points short in the title chase.

 

“This is probably the most depressing win I’ve ever had but it’s a win and that’s good. I was trying to push (Gillim) into making a mistake and he never did. He rode a great race. At the end I decided to pick it up a bit,” said Dominguez.

 

Gillim admitted the championship wasn’t the only thing on his mind.

 

“The strategy was to win. It always is,” said Gillim. “The first few laps, I was pushing as hard as I could. We were having a really good battle.”

 

Miller had a great weekend, earning third and fifth. The Maryland native has performed well in AMA Pro competition before, but led Race 1 extensively and was rewarded with his best weekend yet on the Mar Del Racing Yamaha.

 

“It was amazing to be on the podium with these guys, a dream come true,” said Miller.

 

Wyatt Farris also earned the podium the next day. Farris fought in the second group on Saturday on his way to fourth but upped his pace in the dry. Farris also finished a clear third in points in a season where he learned plenty.

 

Farris seemed to be involved in close battles all year, a great situation for the young Californian on the Celtic/HVMC Suzuki.

 

“It was kind of a crazy race, I didn’t spend too much time with the harder tire and by the time I came to grips with it, they had gotten away,” said Farris, who described his season as solid. “It’s good to finish the year on the box.”

 

The final championship picture emerged with the checkered flag on Sunday.

 

Reigning East champ Corey Alexander saw his season slip away late. A couple of tough rounds meant he was out of the title fight. The other Celtic/HVMC pilot won the first three races but was only 23rd and sixth in New Jersey. Alexander held off young ace Kaleb De Keyrel for fourth place by a single point.

 

De Keyrel and his De Keyrel Racing team rallied on Sunday to jump five spots to fourth place. The 17 year-old earned a podium in 2014 and made a big leap from his first year in class.

 

Jason Aguilar, another youngster, took sixth in the final points. The Tuned Industries pilot put together the solid season in his first year on the tour. Aguilar’s best moment was his third place at Road America.

 

Race Worx USA’s JC Camacho was solidly inside the top ten all year long and took seventh in points. The Texan earned seven top tens in 2014.

 

Three young riders filled the last spots in the point standings, with Cody Wyman (Harv’s Harley-Davidson) leading Excel Racing’s Conner Blevins and TOBC Racing’s Curtis Murray home.

 

Riders impressing in New Jersey included Justin Jones. The Showtime Inc., pilot was fifth on Saturday. Escalante Racing’s Richie Escalante, from Mexico, took sixth and seventh. Florida’s Tim Hunt earned another eighth place.

 

Gillim was a fitting champion in another exciting year for the class. Having given it a great shot in previous campaigns, Gillim’s conquest serves as a testament to perseverance and hard racing.

 

Source and Photo: AMA Pro Racing/Brian J. Nelson

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Hayes closes out 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season with a victory

Sep 17, 2014

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Sept. 14, 2014) – The 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season enjoyed a fitting conclusion today at New Jersey Motorsports Park as Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes claimed the final checkered flag with the front wheel of his R1 lofted in the air.

 

Hayes eventually broke free following a frenetic first half to claim the seventh victory of his dominant 2014 campaign with nearly five seconds in hand.

Earlier in the race, Hayes found himself battling with Yoshimura Suzuki Factor Racing teammates Roger Hayden and Martin Cardenas, along with his works Yamaha teammate, Cameron Beaubier. Meanwhile, an impressive Bernat Martinez on the Proto-Tech Spain Yamaha YZF-R1 and KTM/HMC’s Chris Fillmore watched closely in tow.

 

Saturday winner Hayden ran off track on lap 2 and immediately dropped to near the bottom of the top ten. Beaubier slipped past Cardenas into second that same lap but Hayes already had a two-and-a-half-second lead at that point.

 

However, the Mississippian’s early advantage evaporated in an instant, as he made a mistake of his own; Hayes ran off track and into the dirt in Turn 1 on lap 4 and drop to third behind the Colombian and Californian.

 

After quickly working back past Cardenas, Hayes found himself nearly two seconds behind his fleet rookie teammate and charged hard to make up the time.

 

After five laps of whittling away at the gap, Hayes dove back into the lead on lap 9 in Turn 1. A few laps later, Beaubier looked to return the favor. However, the young pilot couldn’t hold his line after storming back through into the lead and crashed out of the race.

 

At that point Hayes sailed off to claim his 48th career AMA Pro SuperBike victory. The win was Hayes’ ninth at New Jersey Motorsports Park, which doesn’t even count the two other occasions in which he took the checkered flag first but lost out in the final order due to a penalty.

 

“I was having so much fun other than that stupid off-road thing I did in Turn 1,” Hayes said. “Running down Cam was so hard but I was so enjoying myself and trying so hard. I really used up a lot of my energy trying to do that. We got up there and got to going back and forth. I was absolutely gutted to see Cam fall down. I really wanted to see a Yamaha 1-2.

 

“The race wasn’t as smooth as it looked, especially after halfway. I felt that I was a sinking ship. They were making little bits of time and there was really nothing I could do to stop taking on water. I had done a lot of damage to the rear tire, I think when I tried to catch Cameron, in the early part of the race and I was really struggling just to maintain. I was trying really hard to maintain what I was doing and I felt like I was losing ground. I don’t know if they were racing together, but finally with a couple laps to go it afforded me an extra second and I was able to relax a little bit and bring it home.”

 

Hayes reflected on the last six seasons in which he went from SuperBike dark horse to four-time champion.

 

“It’s pretty amazing,” he said. “I still try to take it in. I went from to underdog to overdog it seems like overnight. I’m so lucky to have found not just a team but a family. They take care of me and I try to take care of them. The motivation for things like yesterday and today are how hard they work and wanting to do my part. Leadership starts from the top down. I want them to know that every time I get on the motorcycle I’m going to give it everything I have and I feel it ensures they’ll do the same for me. It helps us lift each other when we’re both struggling at different times. In five years you can believe there’s ups and downs and hard times and good times. I think it helps us do all those things. I’ve been lucky to work with a team so long and have so much success.”

 

Hayden, who came into the weekend with a separated shoulder, clawed his way back up through the field to close in on Cardenas. The two went back-and-forth on the race’s final laps with Hayden ultimately getting the better of the melee to claim second. The result, combined with Beaubier’s misfortunate, allowed the Suzuki rider to steal the runner-up spot in the championship as well.

 

“The race started off pretty well but I made a little mistake,” Hayden explained. “Josh is really good at getting away in the beginning. I tried to hang with him in the first couple laps and made a mistake and just ran off the track. But I fought all the way back up to second. I’ve got to thank all my guys for all they’ve done for me all year. We finished the year strong, which is exactly what we wanted to do, so this is for them.”

 

Cardenas claimed his fourth podium result of the season with his Sunday third.

 

“It was a difficult race because this track is very physical,” Cardenas said. “I wanted to finish a little bit higher on the podium but today this was the maximum I could get. I’m happy for the team to finish on the box, which is always good for me and for the team.”

 

Fillmore suffered another DNF while Martinez held off ADR Motorsports, Sic, Motul Fly’s David Anthony for fourth by a scant 0.019 seconds at the flag. That impossibly small distance was also the difference between fourth and fifth in the 2014 championship for Anthony as he lost out to today’s seventh-place finisher, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Chris Clark by a single point in the final tally.

 

A five-rider pack grouped up mid-distance in the race for sixth through 10th. Sixth ultimately went to the 2014 Canadian Superbike champ, 22-year-old Jodie Christie on the Honda Canada/Accelerated Technologies CBR1000RR.

 

He was followed by Clark, Sunday podium man Larry Pegram on the Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing EBR 1190RS, GEICO Motorcycle Racing Honda’s Chris Ulrich, and TOBC Racing II’s Taylor Knapp.

 

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike

 

2014 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike champion Jake Gagne closed it out in style on Sunday, running away with the season finale. Gagne won his third contest of the year, topping Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff and yesterday’s winner, Dane Westby of Yamalube/Westby Racing.

 

Jake Lewis (Meen Motorsports) earned fourth and was a factor in the battle for second much of the race.

 

Gagne got a clean start and led the whole way. He managed his gap well, dropping into the mid-1:23 second range when the pack threatened to make inroads on his lead.  After clinching the title on Saturday, Gagne was clearly on a mission to win the finale.

 

“A few laps in, I saw they were coming from my pit board,” said Gagne. “I was either going to crash out or win it. I wanted to go for it. I started inching away from there.”

 

At the flag, Gagne lead by 2.562 seconds.

 

Lewis and Westby looked poised to fight for second to the flag, but Gerloff snuck through and held the spot during the final two laps. The Yamaha factory pilot eased a slight gap and Westby and Lewis battled for the final spot on the box.

 

Westby set the quick lap of the race after starting poorly from pole.

 

JD Beach (Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha) earned another top five to close out the season.

 

AMA Pro SuperSport

 

Houston Superbikes’ Dustin Dominguez won a tight 16-lap race in AMA Pro SuperSport over TOBC Racing’s Hayden Gillim, but Gillim won the championship by two points anyway after winning on Saturday.

 

Wyatt Farris of Celtic Racing/HVMC earned third to end his year with a podium result.

 

Dominguez shadowed Gillim in the early going, then took control at the midpoint as the duo hit traffic. Unfortunately for the Dominguez, winning was not enough. He needed other riders to join the battle for the lead and relegate Gillim to at least third in the race standings. That never happened as Dominguez and Gillim finished ten seconds in front of the pack led by Farris.

 

“This is probably the most depressing win I’ve ever had but it’s a win and that’s good,” said Dominguez. “Hayden got a good start and I chased him down and tried to pressure him. I thought if we went at it, someone might catch up.”

Gillim made a late run and nearly won the race, finishing just 0.041 seconds back. After finishing second in his championship four straight years, Gillim finally took the No. 1 plate.

 

“I’d rather fight my hardest and crash away the championship than give away a race. That’s how I’d rather have it. The strategy was to win. It always is,” said Gillim. “The first few laps, I was pushing as hard as I could. We were having a really good battle. It’s insane the support I have gotten and I can’t thank everyone enough.”

 

Farris topped Kaleb De Keyrel (De Keyrel Racing) for third as well as fast local rider Mark Miller Jr., of Mar Del Racing. Miller was a little more than 1.5 seconds from repeating his Saturday podium result.

 

AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series

 

It didn’t come without a fair amount of drama and grit, but Ruthless Racing/Trev Deeley Motorcycles’ Danny Eslick ultimately came through to win the 2014 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series title.

 

Eslick came into the weekend needing just a seventh place or better to assure himself the crown, but a major crash in this morning’s qualifying session put his participation in doubt.

 

His team rebuilt the motorcycle in time for Eslick to hurriedly take the grid from the back row, from where the beaten and bruised Oklahoman battled his way forward.

 

He crossed the line in sixth at the checkered flag to become the Series’ first two-time champion.

“I ran off the track and wadded it up in the wet grass this morning and pretty much destroyed that motorcycle,” Eslick said. “The Trev Deeley/Ruthless Racing team busted their butts from the time I crashed the motorcycle until the moments before the race. We were pretty close to not making it.

 

“I’ve ridden it three seasons now and that’s the first time I’ve crashed it. It’s bound to happen and the way these guys are riding – they’re riding incredibly. The level that this Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series has risen to is unbelievable. I used to be able to play around and sandbag a little bit and still have a shot at it, but now you really have to be on your game and work on your set up. Hats off to everybody out there.”

Eslick’s run was far from the only entertainment the day’s contest provided. Up front, a five-rider dice took shape for the win. However, title hopeful Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson’s Ben Carlson was effectively dropped from contention for the win when he was assessed a penalty for anticipating the start. Likewise, NJMP master Shane Narbonne of the Six-Four Motors squad ran off track, costing him precious time and a place in the lead pack.

And Josh Chisum Racing/Bartel’s Harley-Davidson’s Tyler O’Hara just lost touch, leaving Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson’s Steve Rapp and KWR/Millennium Technologies’ Kyle Wyman to decide the race.

Wyman slashed into the lead as the two hit slower riders and made the most of the opportunity to drop Rapp and close out the year with a win. Rapp took second, followed by O’Hara, Narbonne, Carlson and Eslick.

 

“I tried to put my head down from the beginning,” Wyman said. “I got the holeshot from the second row and did my best to push as hard as I could for a whole lap. But Steve came flying by on the front straightaway, and from that point I knew the race was going to be a little different than I wanted it to be. It turned into a pack and I sat there through the middle part of the race. It was getting crazy up front and I just wanted to make sure I didn’t get caught up in any of that.

 

“I basically put myself in the right place at the right time at the end. I made a push to the front and I got the lead just as we hit the lappers. The lappers are going to be either way – they’re going to hold you up or give you a big gap. They gave me a gap and I put my head down the last two laps and it worked out great. I’m so happy to get another win this year.”

 

Source and Photo: AMA Pro Racing/Brian J. Nelson

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RED BULLS EXTEND UNBEATEN STREAK TO THREE GAMES WITH 2-2 DRAW AGAINST PHILADELPHIA AT PPL PARK

Sep 14, 2014

RED BULLS EXTEND UNBEATEN STREAK TO THREE GAMES WITH 2-2 DRAW AGAINST PHILADELPHIA AT PPL PARK

Thierry Henry scores 50th career MLS regular-season goal in draw 

CHESTER, PA (September 13, 2014) – Thierry Henry scored his 50th career MLS regular-season goal as the New York Red Bulls played to a 2-2 draw with the Philadelphia Union from a rain-soaked PPL Park on Saturday. After an hour delay due to unsafe playing conditions, the Red Bulls extended its current unbeaten streak to three games, going 2-0-1 in that stretch.

The Red Bulls return to action on Wednesday, September 17, when they travel to Stade Saputo to take on the Montreal Impact in CONCACAF Champions League play. The Red Bulls are 1-0-0 in group play after defeating C.D. FAS 2-0 on August 26, at Red Bull Arena.

Tickets for New York’s next regular-season home match against USMNT start Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders on September 20 can be purchased by calling 1.877.727.6223 or logging onto tickets.newyorkredbulls.com

RECAP/BOX SCORE

Peguy Luyindula started the scoring on Saturday afternoon when he converted from the penalty spot in the 36th minute. After being taken down by Phiadelphia’s Ethan White, Luyindula stepped up and converted from the spot to give the Red Bulls a 1-0 lead.

Thierry Henry would extend New York’s lead in the 40th minute when he scored his 50thcareer MLS regular-season goal. Chris Duvall whipped in a pass from the right wing that found Henry and the captain hit a one time, right-footed shot that hit off Zac MacMath and ended up over the line to put New York up 2-0

 Pedro Ribeiro would pull one back for New York a minute later with his first goal of the season to push the score to 2-1 into the break.

Luis Robles came up with a huge save on Maurice Edu with the Red Bulls leading 2-1 in the 77th minute. Edu found himself at the top of the six-yard-box, but his shot was saved by a diving Robles and the rebound chance trickled wide and over the end line.

The Union would level the match in the second minute of second-half stoppage time as Sebastien Le Toux converted from the penalty spot to tie the game at 2-2.

New York Red Bulls 2, Philadelphia Union 2
September 13, 2014
MLS Regular Season
PPL Park, Chester, PA

Scoring Summary:

NY: Peguy Luyindula 5 (penalty) 36

NY: Thierry Henry 9 (Chris Duvall 1) 40

PHI: Pedro Ribeiro 1 (unassisted) 41

PHI: Sebastien Le Toux 12 (penalty) 92+

Disciplinary Summary:

PHI: Danny Cruz (caution) 30

NY: Tim Cahill (caution) 63′

NY: Luis Robles (caution) 69′

NY: Ruben Bover (caution) 81

New York Red Bulls (9-8-11, 38 pts.): Luis Robles, Chris Duvall, Ibrahim Sekagya, Jamison Olave, Armando, Eric Alexander, Dax McCarty, Lloyd Sam, Peguy Luyindula, Thierry Henry (Ruben Bover 55′), Tim Cahill (Saer Sene 75′)

Substitutes not used: Ryan Meara, Richard Eckersley, Kosuke Kimura,Eric Stevenson, Ian Christianson

Philadelphia Union (9-9-10 37 pts.): Zac MacMath, Fabinho, Ethan White, Maurice Edu, Ramon Gaddis, Danny Cruz (Sebastien Le Toux 49′), Brian Carrol (Vincent Nogueira 70′), Amobi Okugo, Andrew Wenger, Fred (Cristian Maidana 61′), Pedro Ribeiro

Substitutes not used: Andre Blake, Brian Brown, Carlos Valdes, Sheanon Williams

Referee: Allen Chapmen
Referee’s Assistants: James Conlee, Matthew Nelson

4th Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Attendance: 18,091

Nota: New York Press Release

Foto: Archivo BereaVision Nueva York.

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QUARTERBACKS TAKE CENTER STAGE AS NFL SEASON KICKS OFF

Sep 14, 2014

QUARTERBACKS TAKE CENTER STAGE AS NFL SEASON KICKS OFF

DisplayNFLSHIELDcl2Quarterbacks throughout the NFL find themselves in the spotlight, all hoping to lead their teams to a berth in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

Last season, quarterbacks around the league posted impressive numbers. The league-wide passer rating (86.0) and touchdown pass totals (804) were both all-time highs. Games averaged 471.2 net passing yards per game, the highest in NFL history. There were 24 individual 400-yard passing games in 2013, the most in a season, and seven quarterbacks posted a 100+ passer rating, also the most ever. And 17 of the 32 NFL teams (53.1 percent) started the same quarterback in every game, the third-most of any season since at least 1970.

A team-by-team look at the NFC’s projected starting quarterbacks on Kickoff Weekend:

ARIZONA: CARSON PALMER enters his second season with the Cardinals after passing for 4,274 yards and 24 touchdowns last year. Palmer, the No. 1 overall selection by Cincinnati in 2003, is the only player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards with three teams (Cincinnati, 2006-07; Oakland, 2012; Arizona, 2013). Entering his 12th season, Palmer has completed 2,930 of 4,682 attempts (62.6 percent) for 33,739 yards with 213 touchdowns and 152 interceptions for an 85.9 passer rating. Over the final nine games of the 2013 season, Palmer led Arizona to a 7-2 record and completed 201 of 306 passes (65.7 percent) for 2,533 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions for a 96.5 passer rating.

ATLANTA: Seventh-year quarterback MATT RYAN passed for 4,515 yards last season and aims for his fourth consecutive 4,000-yard season. Ryan holds single-season franchise records for attempts (651 in 2013), completions (439 in 2013), completion percentage (68.6 in 2012), yards (4,719 in 2012) and touchdowns (32 in 2012). A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Ryan has posted a 60-34 career record (.638) as the team’s starting quarterback, including a 36-10 mark (.783) at home. Ryan holds the franchise record for the highest career passer rating with a 90.6 mark and his 23,472 passing yards are the most in team history. His 153 career passing touchdowns are one shy of the club record.

CAROLINA: CAM NEWTON, the No. 1 overall selection in 2011, has passed for 11,299 yards and rushed for 2,032 yards in his first three seasons. He is the only player in NFL history to pass for at least 10,000 yards and rush for 2,000 yards in his first three years. Newton’s 13,331 combined passing and rushing yards are the most ever by a player in his first three seasons. Newton, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, is the only player in league history with at least 50 passing touchdowns (64) and 25 rushing touchdowns (28) in his first three seasons. His 92 combined touchdowns are the second-most all-time in a player’s first three seasons, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (100).

CHICAGO: Ninth-year veteran JAY CUTLER will make his sixth consecutive Kickoff Weekend start for the Bears. In five seasons with Chicago, Cutler ranks first in franchise history in career passer rating (83.1), completions (1,258), attempts (2,090), passing yards (14,913) and passing yards per game (222.6) and is second in passing touchdowns (101). He has five career 3,000-yard seasons, including three with the Bears. Cutler is the only player in franchise history with three 3,000-yard seasons (2009, 2010, 2012). In his career (including the playoffs), Cutler’s teams are 28-3 (.903) when he records a passer rating of at least 100.

DALLAS: TONY ROMO begins his 12th NFL season with a career 63-45 (.583) record as the team’s starter. Last year, Romo started 15 games and threw 31 touchdown passes, tied for the second-most in a single season in franchise history. Romo is the only Cowboys quarterback to throw at least 30 touchdown passes in a season and has accomplished the feat three times (2007, 2011, 2013). A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Romo owns the only four 4,000-yard passing seasons in team annals. He has a career 95.8 passer rating, the best in club history and the fifth-highest mark in NFL annals (minimum 1,500 attempts).

DETROIT: MATTHEW STAFFORD, the No.1 overall selection in 2009, will start on Kickoff Weekend for the sixth consecutive season. Last year, Stafford started all 16 games and passed for 4,650 yards. It marked his third consecutive 4,500-yard season and he is the only Lions quarterback to pass for at least 4,500 yards in a single season. Stafford is the only player in NFL history to record three 4,500-yard seasons in his first five years to begin a career. Since 2011, Stafford has passed for 14,655 yards, the second-most in the NFL during that span, trailing only Drew Brees. In just five seasons, Stafford is already the franchise leader in completions (1,485), attempts (2,497) and passing yards (17,457).

GREEN BAY: AARON RODGERS begins his seventh consecutive season as the Packers’ starting quarterback. Last year, he posted a 104.9 passer rating and Rodgers is the only player in NFL history to post a 100+ rating in five consecutive seasons (2009-13). His career 104.9 passer rating is the highest mark in NFL history (minimum 1,500 attempts) and Rodgers also ranks first all-time in career interception percentage (1.76) and TD/INT ratio (3.62). Rodgers, who has been selected to the Pro Bowl in three of the past five years, ranks third in NFL history in career completion percentage (65.8) and yards per attempt (8.19). In 87 career starts, he has posted a 58-29 record (.667).

MINNESOTA: Entering his 10th NFL season, MATT CASSEL will make his first Kickoff Weekend start for the Vikings. Last season, his first with Minnesota, Cassel appeared in nine games, including six starts. In Week 15, Cassel passed for 382 yards with a 116.6 passer rating in a 48-30 win against Philadelphia. In his career, Cassel has posted a passer rating of at least 100 in 20 games and his teams are 15-5 (.750). A seventh-round pick by New England in the 2005 NFL Draft, Cassel has played in 87 games – making 68 starts – with the Patriots (2005-2008), Kansas City Chiefs (2009-2012) and Vikings (2013).

NEW ORLEANS: DREW BREES passed for 5,162 yards and 39 touchdowns last year as he earned his eighth career Pro Bowl selection. Entering his ninth year in New Orleans, he has passed for at least 4,000 yards in each of the past eight seasons – the top eight passing totals in club history – and is the only player in NFL history with multiple 5,000-yard seasons (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013) and consecutive such seasons (2011, 2012, 2013). There have been eight 5,000-yard passing performances all-time and Brees owns half of them (four). Over the past four seasons, Brees has passed for 20,435 yards and is the only player in league annals to pass for at least 20,000 yards in a four-year span.

NEW YORK GIANTS: ELI MANNING, the No. 1 overall selection in 2004, has led the Giants to two Super Bowl victories (XLII, XLVI) and is one of only five players in NFL history to win multiple Super Bowl MVP honors. He has started 151 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL. Last year, Manning passed for 3,818 yards and he is the only player in team history to throw for at least 3,000 yards in nine consecutive seasons. Entering his 11th season, Manning is the franchise career leader in attempts (5,008), completions (2,929), yards (35,345) and touchdowns (229). He ranks second in team annals with 85 wins and has compiled an 85-66 career record (.563).

PHILADELPHIA: Entering his third season, NICK FOLES will start on Kickoff Weekend for the first time in his career. Last year, Foles completed 203 of 317 passes (64.0 percent) for 2,891 yards with 27 touchdowns and two interceptions for a league-best 119.2 passer rating, the third-best in a single season all time. His 13.5 TD/INT ratio is the highest in NFL history. In Week 9, Foles completed 22 of 28 passes (78.6 percent) for 406 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions for a 158.3 passer rating, the highest attainable mark. Foles tied the single-game record with seven TD passes and is the only player in league annals to pass for seven touchdowns and post a 158.3 rating in the same game.

ST. LOUIS: Thirteen-year veteran SHAUN HILL will make his first start since the 2010 season with Detroit (January 2, 2011). In his career, he has appeared in 34 games with 26 starts. He has completed 591 of 954 passes (61.9 percent) for 6,381 yards with 41 touchdowns and 23 interceptions for an 85.9 passer rating. In 2010, Hill started a career-high 10 games and completed 257 of 416 passes (61.8 percent) for 2,686 yards with 16 touchdowns. Hill will be making his second career start on Kickoff Weekend. He started the 2009 season opener for San Francisco and led the 49ers to a 20-16 victory over Arizona.

SAN FRANCISCO: As the team’s starting quarterback over the past two years, COLIN KAEPERNICK has posted a 21-8 record (.724), including a 4-2 mark (.667) in the postseason. Last season, Kaepernick started all 16 games and passed for 3,197 yards with 21 touchdowns and rushed for 524 yards with four touchdowns. Kaepernick was one of three quarterbacks last year with at least 3,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards (Cam Newton, Russell Wilson). In his 29 career starts (including the postseason), Kaepernick has passed for 6,179 yards with 38 touchdowns and rushed for 1,269 yards with 10 touchdowns.

SEATTLE: RUSSELL WILSON led the Seahawks to the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship last year and became the fourth quarterback to win a Super Bowl in his first or second season in the league. Wilson guided Seattle to a 13-3 record in 2013 and his 24 victories are the most by a quarterback in his first two seasons during the Super Bowl era. Wilson, who has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons, posted a 101.2 passer rating last year and is the only player in NFL history to record a 100+ rating in both his rookie and second season. He threw 26 touchdown passes last year and his 52 career TD passes are tied for the second-most by a player in his first two seasons in NFL annals.

TAMPA BAY: Entering his 12th season, JOSH MC COWN will make his first start as a Buccaneer on Kickoff Weekend. Last year with Chicago, McCown appeared in eight games, including five starts, and completed 149 of 224 passes (66.5 percent) for 1,829 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception for a career-best 109.0 passer rating. McCown’s interception percentage (.045) is the second-best mark in NFL history. In his five starts last season, he completed 127 of 191 passes (66.5 percent) for 1,543 yards with 11 touchdowns and one interception for a 108.2 passer rating. McCown had three 300-yard games in those five starts and posted a passer rating of at least 90 in all five games.

WASHINGTON: ROBERT GRIFFIN III, the 2012 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, has passed for at least 3,000 yards in each of his first two seasons. He will make his third consecutive Kickoff Weekend start for the Redskins. In his first two years, Griffin has completed 532 of 849 passes (62.7 percent) for 6,403 yards with 36 touchdowns and 17 interceptions for a 91.5 passer rating. He has also rushed for 1,304 yards with seven touchdowns. Griffin, who was selected to the Pro Bowl following his rookie season in 2012, is the only NFL player over the past two years with at least 6,000 passing yards, a 90.0 passer rating and 1,300 rushing yards.

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Four for Four: Josh Hayes claims another AMA Pro SuperBike title at New Jersey as Roger Hayden wins the race

Sep 14, 2014

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Sept. 13, 2014) – Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes added to his legend today at the Kawasaki Devil’s Showdown, securing his fourth AMA Pro SuperBike Championship in five seasons at New Jersey Motorsports Park while Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Roger Hayden was awarded his first win of the season.

Faced with treacherous wet conditions, what seemed like a relatively simple task for a rider of Hayes’ caliber – third or better to clinch the crown – became significantly more complicated.

 

However, rather than go the conservative route, Hayes waged an intense duel for victory with Hayden.

 

The slick conditions caught several riders out. Hayden’s teammate, Martin Cardenas, crashed from the lead on lap 7 of 23. Proto-Tech Spain’s Bernat Martinez challenged for first himself before the Spaniard crashed out of contention as well on lap 10. Newly-crowned Canadian Superbike champion Jodie Christie crashed out of third on his Honda Canada/Accelerated Technologies CBR1000RR on the race’s second lap. And Hayes’ teammate and title rival, Cameron Beaubier, fell in the opening laps while running in the top five, leaving just Hayes and Hayden to decide the victor.

 

The two lapped their way through the field, ultimately putting every rider not on the podium a lap down as they challenged each other’s skill and bravery.

 

The two traded the top spot multiple times on the final laps. Hayden, who came into the race dinged up after injuring his shoulder in a testing crash, looked to hold the advantage with just a single corner to go. However, a single mistake was all Hayes needed and the Mississippian pounced. Hayes blasted past Hayden, who spun up the rear while trying to get on the power, just feet ahead of the checkered flag.

 

However, Hayes was later hit with a penalty for passing under yellow during their shootout, dropping him to second in the final results and elevating Hayden to first.

 

Hayes is just the second rider in AMA Pro SuperBike history to earn four titles, joining seven-time champ Mat Mladin in that accomplishment. Throughout the season Hayes demonstrated his superiority in multiple conditions and will be reunited with the No. 1 plate.

 

“I had so much fun riding today,” the champ said. “We don’t get to go splish-splashing that often. Roger was riding so good, I was throwing everything I had at him. Unfortunately he spun up on the front straight away. I was able to get the R1 hooked up and across the line. I’m really proud of my team. Four championships in six years ain’t so bad.

 

“I feel so lucky that I’m 39 years old and have a place that I call home. These guys are so good to me. If I’m riding motorcycles and winning races I’m a pretty happy guy. All the other things that come along with that are bonuses. I’m excited that I can be a four-time AMA SuperBike Champion and I will do everything in my power to continue that.”

 

Race winner Hayden said,

Hayden was happy with the race and the show he and Hayes put on.

 

“It’s not really the way I’d like to win them but I do remember at that point in the race the waving yellow when he came by me in Turn 1,” Hayden said. “I rode hard enough and good enough to win so I feel good for me and team. We didn’t want to let Yamaha sweep the whole series this year so we’re excited about that. Hopefully we’ll get one without any controversy tomorrow.”

 

Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing’s Larry Pegram was the last rider on the lead lap and that was good enough to earn him third on the day.

 

“I don’t think I’ve ever went that slow and got third in my life,” Pegram joked. “Once I got up to third and I was running a fairly good pace, they showed me plus-20 and my guys were telling me to slow down, but I couldn’t go any slower! That was one of the most treacherous rain races I’ve ever ridden. There just wasn’t any grip. It was a good day for us. When the rain came, I knew we could be competitive.”

 

Vicious Cycle Racing’s Sean Dwyer came home in fourth while Beaubier remounted and worked his way back up to fifth.

 

Mobibuff/Irnie Racing’s Macel Irnie finished sixth on his BMW S1000RR, followed by Yoshimura Suzuki’s Chris Clark, Team AMSOIL Hero EBR’s Cory West and GEICO Motorcycle Racing Honda’s Chris Ulrich.

 

TOBC Racing II’s Taylor Knapp rounded out the top ten.

 

With the championship in the books, Hayes will be free to let it rip on Sunday in the 2014 season finale.

 

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike

 

Dane Westby won his third AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race of the year on Saturday. The Yamalube/Westby Racing pilot outlasted his rivals and the weather to take the victory after he’d earned his first career pole earlier in the day. Jake Gagne finished second and clinched the championship for the RoadRace Factory/Red Bull team, taking the checkers in front of Jake Zemke.

 

Westby zipped to the lead in the restarted race and motored away, even as the rain increased during the 16 laps.

 

“I am ecstatic … over the moon,” said Westby after his third win of the year. “I knew that Jake was going to be big competition. It was pretty hairy. The rear end came around on me two corners from the end of the race. It was extremely treacherous. Someone was saying I have won more races in Daytona SportBike than anyone else in the class this year, so that was interesting. I am really looking forward to getting one more chance at things tomorrow.”

 

Westby’s third win of the year is more than any other rider in the class.

 

Gagne earned the title when he finished second and rival Jake Lewis retired from the race with electrical problems. Gagne charged up through the field and held second after passing Zemke.

 

“It’s incredible and the last thing I thought was to have this thing wrapped up today. I saw (Lewis) wasn’t on the grid. The race was tough,” said Gagne, “and the year was great. It was my third year on the team and they are the hardest working group of guys I have seen. I don’t really know what to say … I am ready to get on with it and race again tomorrow.”

 

Zemke, on the GEICO Motorcycle Racing entry, earned his first podium of the year.

 

Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff and Danny Eslick of Riders Discount Racing Triumph earned top fives in some of the most challenging race conditions in recent memory.

 

Only nine riders finished the event as heavy attrition made the 16 laps seem longer – at least for Westby and Gagne.

 

AMA Pro SuperSport

 

TOBC Racing’s Hayden Gillim won Saturday’s shortened AMA Pro SuperSport race and increased his points lead to seven with one race to go. Gillim took a bold approach to the difficult conditions at the beginning of the race, taking the holeshot over fast local ace Mar Del Racing’s Mark Miller, Jr. and the polesitter, HSBK’s Dustin Dominguez.

 

Gillim did relent the first position for a time, but the points leader rallied to take back the lead before the rain increased and the race was stopped after a crash.

 

“I wasn’t worried about the weather too much. I was worried about the gap back to Dustin,” said Gillim. “The red flag was out and it must have been pretty bad. I know tomorrow is going to be hard because Dustin is so quick and this being a wet race, it didn’t help our dry setup t all. We’re going to be fighting as hard as we can for these precious points.”

 

Dominguez took second place on the day, having run down Miller before the stoppage as he continued to build his pace after what the Oklahoman described as a too-cautious start.

 

Gillim and Dominguez will settle their championship battle with tomorrow’s finale.

 

Wyatt Farris was classified fourth even though he had fallen on his Celtic Racing/HVMC-backed Suzuki as did several members of the group fighting for those positions. Justin Jones (Showtime Inc.) and Richie Escalante (Escalante Racing) also fought for the position.

 

AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series

 

With no rain expected tomorrow, only three riders chose to take part in Saturday’s provisional qualifying session. Jupiter Cycle Racing’s Jon Foy earned provisional pole, followed by the Chili Pepper Racing duo of Hayden Schultz and Shelina Moreda.

 

 

AMA Pro SuperBike Race 1: Top 5 Finishers

1.       Roger Hayden (Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing/Suzuki)

2.       Josh Hayes (Monster Energy Graves Yamaha/ Yamaha)

3.       Larry Pegram (Foremost Insurance/ Pegram Racing/ EBR)

4.       Sean Dwyer (Vicious Cycle Racing/ Suzuki)

5.       Cameron Beaubier (Monster Energy Graves Yamaha/ Yamaha)

 

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 1: Top 5 Finishers

1.       Dane Westby (Yamalube Westby Racing/ Yamaha)

2.       Jake Gagne (RoadRace Factory/Red Bull/ Yamaha)

3.       Jake Zemke (GEICO Motorcycle Racing/ Honda)

4.       Garrett Gerloff (Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy Graves/ Yamaha)

5.       Danny Eslick (Riders Discount Triumph/ Triumph Daytona)

 

AMA Pro SuperSport Race 1: Top 5 Finishers

1.       Hayden Gillim (TOBC Racing/ Suzuki)

2.       Dustin Dominguez (Houston Superbikes/ Yamaha)

3.       Mark Miller Jr. (Mar Del Auto Wholesalers/ Yamaha)

4.       Wyatt Farris (Celtic/HVMC Racing/ Suzuki)

5.       Justin Jones (Showtime Inc./ Suzuki)

 

 

Source and Photo: AMA Pro Racing/Brian J. Nelson

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Battle of the Jakes: Gagne, Lewis frontrunners in GoPro Daytona SportBike title chase heading into final round at New Jersey

Sep 9, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2014) – All eyes will be on Jake Gagne and Jake Lewis this weekend when the two face off in GoPro Daytona SportBike action at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) for the seventh and final round of the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season. As if the No. 1 plate and the sensation of winning a major championship is not enough to strive for, GoPro has graciously agreed to offer up a $75,000 payout to the top ten finishers in GoPro Daytona SportBike’s final point standings.

 

Heading into the finale, Gagne and Lewis are the only two competitors who have a realistic chance of earning the championship and claiming the $25,000 payout that goes along with it. Gagne (189 points) holds a slim lead over Lewis (182 points) for the top spot, but that could all change next weekend.

 

“My team and I are going to go into New Jersey with the same mentality that we go into every event with,” said Gagne. “Our goal has always been to win races and stay consistent. As long as we continue to stay the course and win races, then the championships will come. If everything comes together next weekend and we get that championship, that would be awesome. I’ve been training a lot over the last month and have been doing everything I can to be fully ready for New Jersey.”

 

Both Gagne and Lewis have had similar success, and lack thereof, at NJMP in the past. In 2013, both riders earned podiums in the first race but neither managed to break the top 15 in the second. Gagne, aboard his RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha YZF-R6 has found the podium in all but two races in 2014, while Lewis, aboard his MotoSport.com/Meen Yamaha YZF-R6 has won two of the last three races and is entering the season finale with an enormous amount of confidence.

 

“I love New Jersey,” said Lewis. “It’s a really fun track and I’ve had a lot of success there in the past. My team and I feel like we have nothing to lose right now being seven points back. We recently tested at Buttonwillow in California and everything felt great.”

 

While the 2014 GoPro Daytona SportBike champion will take home a check for $25,000, the second place finisher will earn $14,000. The third place finisher will take home $8,000, with a combined total of $28,000 to be split among the remaining seven spots.

 

Tune into FansChoice.tv this weekend on Sept. 13-14, to find out who claims the coveted GoPro Daytona SportBike Championship. All four AMA Pro Road Racing classes will be on full display for the season finale in Millville, N.J.

 

About GoPro:

GoPro is the world’s leading activity image capture company. We dream. We have passionate ideas about what’s possible in this world. Our passions lead us to create experiences and realities that expand our world and inspire those around us. GoPro helps people capture and share their lives’ most meaningful experiences with others-to celebrate them together. Like how a day on the mountain with friends is more meaningful than one spent alone, the sharing of our collective experiences makes our lives more fun. The world’s most versatile cameras are what we make. Enabling you to share your life through incredible photos and video is what we do. This is your life…GoPro.

 

About AMA Pro Road Racing:

AMA Pro Road Racing is the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America and is universally regarded as one of the most competitive road racing organizations in the world. The series is comprised of four production-based classes: AMA Pro SuperBike, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. Learn more about AMA Pro Road Racing at www.amaproracing.com/rr/.

 

Source and Photo: www.amaproracing.com

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NFL, USA FOOTBALL, Fuel Up to Play 60, and National Recreation and Park Association to Bring NFL FLAG Program to 500,000 Students in Schools and Recreation Centers Nationwide

Sep 5, 2014

09/03/2014. The NFL will provide NFL FLAG Essentials Kits to more than 500,000 children in elementary schools and after-school programs nationwide this year, enabling kids in communities to “Play 60.”

The announcement was made today by NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL at an event in Renton, WA. The new program will be implemented in partnership with the GENYOUth Foundation, the Fuel Up to Play 60 in-school program and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).  The kits are being funded through the NFL Foundation’s $45 million commitment to USA Football for programming including Heads Up Football, NFL FLAG, and NFL Punt, Pass & Kick.

The goal of the partnership is to give children the opportunity to “Play 60” while introducing them to the fast-paced fun of NFL FLAG. In its first year, the program will focus on schools in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Seattle through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which reaches 73,000 schools nationwide, empowering students to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity.

The free kits will also go to children participating in NRPA after-school programs in NFL markets including Atlanta, Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Diego, Seattle, and Tampa Bay. One park and recreation agency in each of these areas will also win a $7,500 NFL PLAY 60 grant from NFL Network.  Over the course of three years, the NFL/NFL Network/NRPA initiative will work to expand nationwide.

NFL FLAG, powered by USA Football, provides children of all ages with the opportunity to be active and learn the basics of football in a fun environment. More than 230,000 boys and girls ages 5-17 were part of NFL FLAG powered by USA Football last year. With the added reach from Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NRPA’s programming, more than 500,000 children will be able to participate in the coming year. Each of the 1,800 NFL FLAG kits distributed through the partnership includes 50 flag belts, 10 footballs and supplemental materials. SHAPE America developed new in-school curriculum to accompany the kits.  Fuel Up to Play 60 schools nationwide will be eligible to receive the kits.

The program’s first year will culminate with the NFL FLAG national championships at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona, with the championship games being played at NFL Experience for the first time.

“We want to be sure all kids have the chance to ‘Play 60,’” said Commissioner Goodell. “We know many children have their first experience playing football in flag, and we are proud to support an initiative that will help kids be physically active.”

“Research shows that physical activity, paired with good nutrition, can help improve students’ academic achievement,” said ALEXIS GLICK, CEO of GENYOUth Foundation. “This ‘learning connection’ is key to GENYOUth, Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL’s continued commitment to generating actionable solutions to get kids eating better and moving more in, and outside, of school. The NFL FLAG partnership is a huge step forward in our efforts to support schools with the resources they need to help students succeed, and we are proud to be part of this announcement and in supporting the program.”

“In community parks and recreation there is a real commitment to inspiring healthy and active lifestyles especially among children,” said BARBARA TULIPANE, president and CEO of NRPA. “We are excited about the NFL FLAG program because it aligns with this commitment and is a fun way to get kids active.”

The event in Renton today included a flag football clinic for local children, a Q&A with parents and Commissioner Goodell. Former players including MARK BRUENERWALTER JONES and AENEAS WILLIAMS took part in flag drills, ‘football mom’ CHRIS GOLIC spoke with parents about her experiences as a sports mom, and Seahawks team physician and USA Football Medical Advisory Committee Chairman DR. STANLEY HERRINGaddressed the importance of physical activity as well as sports safety.

About the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

The NRPA is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 46,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visitwww.parksandrecreation.org.

 

About Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Football League (NFL) and National Dairy Council (NDC), which was founded by America’s dairy farmers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. The program additionally encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. As a result of the program, last year 14 million students made better food choices and are getting more physically active during the school day. Fuel Up to Play 60 is further supported by several health and nutrition organizations: Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association/Foundation, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association. Visit FuelUpToPlay60.com to learn more.

About GENYOUth Foundation

Founded through an unprecedented public/private partnership with National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) committed to child health and wellness, GENYOUth brings leaders in health, education, government and business together in a movement to help America’s youth achieve a healthier future. The Foundation officially launched on February 4, 2011 at Super Bowl XLV with the signing of a historic six-way Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education and Health & Human Services. GENYOUth empowers students to improve nutrition and physical activity by taking small steps to accelerate a lifetime of healthy changes. When youth are given a voice, change can happen. For more information, visit www.GENYOUthFoundation.org.

Source: NFL Media

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Kenny Coolbeth wins thrilling AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile II

Sep 2, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Aug. 31, 2014) – The Springfield Mile is a special event, known for its super close finishes and furious action, and Sunday’s running was classic Springfield.

Kenny Coolbeth, on his No. 2 Zanotti Racing Harley-Davidson, beat the winner of the May edition of the Springfield Mile, Bryan Smith, by just .010 seconds to win Round 14 of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season. It was the fourth Springfield victory for Coolbeth and his second on a mile-long track this season.

Smith, on his No. 42 Villa-Esparza/Crosley Radio Kawasaki, retained the overall points lead over Jared Mees, who finished third on the No. 9 Rogers Racing Harley-Davidson.

In typical Springfield fashion, the top six finishers were separated by less than one second.

Springfield is tough,” Coolbeth said. “Everybody goes fast here, to get a win is huge. We had an up-and-down year, but when we’re good, we’re good. So I’ll take it.”

Smith led the most laps in the Expert main, but Coolbeth was the fast qualifier. The Dash for Cash went to Jake Johnson on his No. 5 Rampsur Winery Kawasaki. Johnson finished sixth in the main to stay third in points with just two events remaining on the schedule.

“These guys built me a horse today,” Coolbeth said. “And we had an up-and-down day. In the Dash, we had a little mishap, but we turned it around, and this feels good.”

Smith, who is famously dominant on mile-long courses and was the man to beat, on paper, coming into Sunday’s race, knew nothing can be taken for granted at Springfield.

The photo-finish was evidence of that.

“That’s typical Springfield right there,” Smith said. “I thought I could get by Kenny coming up to the line, but I ended up about a wheel short.”

Jake Shoemaker followed up his podium finish at the Virginia Mega Mile last weekend with a fourth place showing in Springfield on his No. 55 Hot Shot Motors Kawasaki. Don’s Kawasaki’s Henry Wiles rode his No. 17 machine to fifth.

The GNC title chase heads to California’s Wine Country next. The series will run the Calistoga Half-Mile at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif.

AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Twins
Jarod Vanderkooi completed the season sweep of the Springfield Mile, piloting his No. 17F Johnny’s Vintage Motorcycle Kawasaki to a 2.257-second victory over Illinois’ own Molly Terry on her No. 11P B&B Racing Harley-Davidson. Dalton Winkler rounded out the podium on the No. 35S Van Leeuwen Distributing Kawasaki.
In the May running of the Springfield Mile, Vanderkooi was dominant, winning by more than seven seconds. This time around. He faced stiffer competition and still proved up the challenge.
“It’s just awesome to be able to come out here and perform like I did the last two times,” Vanderkooi said. “I have a great bike behind me. I got a good start and pulled it off.”
Terry won her first career heat race earlier in the day, giving the packed house at the Illinois State Fairgrounds plenty to cheer about. In the main, she sat third most of the race, then slid into the No. 2 spot when Brandon Wilhelm’s No. 24J Sylvester Farms Harley-Davidson gave out.
“I couldn’t feel better, I can tell you that much,” Terry said. “This year, I learned a lot about the draft, and it helped out a lot. Patience is everything with a track like this, and I couldn’t be happier.”


AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Springfield Mile Top 10

1. Kenny Coolbeth (Harley-Davidson)
2. Bryan Smith (Kawasaki)
3. Jared Mees (Harley-Davidson)
4. Jake Shoemaker (Kawasaki)
5. Henry Wiles (Kawasaki)
6. Jake Johnson (Kawasaki)
7. Willie McCoy (Harley-Davidson)
8. Stevie Bonsey (Harley-Davidson)
9. Brad Baker (Harley-Davidson)
10. Brandon Robinson (Kawasaki)
AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Top 10 in Points
1. Bryan Smith 247
2. Jared Mees 238
3. Jake Johnson 224
4. Kenny Coolbeth 194
5. Henry Wiles 170
6. Brad Baker 159
7. Sammy Halbert 145
8. Brandon Robinson 140
9. Stevie Bonsey 135
10. Jake Shoemaker 99

AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Springfield Mile Top 10
1. Jarod Vanderkooi (Kawasaki)
2. Molly Terry (Harley-Davidson)
3. Dalton Winkler (Kawasaki)
4. Jamison Minor (Kawasaki)
5. Jeffery Lowery (Kawasaki)
6. Tyler Butts (Harley-Davidson)
7. Ryan Varnes (Kawasaki)
8. Macintosh McGrew (Honda)
9. Andrew Butler (Kawasaki)
10. J.R. Addison (Harley-Davidson)


Up next: 

The stars of AMA Pro Flat Track head to Napa Valley for the Calistoga Half-Mile at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., Sept. 27 for the season’s penultimate event.

Source: AMA Pro Racing

Photo: Dave Hoenig/AMA Pro Racing

 

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