LA Galaxy regresa al Dignity Health Sports Park para recibir al Philadelphia Union

Apr 9, 2019

LA Galaxy regresa al Dignity Health Sports Park para recibir al Philadelphia Union

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 8 de abril, 2019) – LA Galaxy (4-1-0, 12 puntos) está de regreso en el Dignity Health Sports Park esta semana para recibir al Philadelphia Union (3-2-1, 10 puntos) el sábado, 13 de abril a las 7:30 p.m. PT. El partido será transmitido en vivo por Spectrum SportsNet.

Galaxy registra un récord de 7-1-3 en todos los tiempos ante Philadelphia Union. Galaxy solo ha perdido ante el Union en una sola ocasión – durante la temporada regular del 2012. El año pasado, Galaxy derrotó a Philadelphia 3-1 con goles de Zlatan Ibrahimović, Ola Kamara y Michael Ciani.

Este pasado fin de semana, LA Galaxy sumó su tercera victoria al hilo tras derrotar por 2-0 a Vancouver Whitecaps en el BC Place, registrando la primera victoria del Galaxy en Vancouver desde el 2013. Con la victoria, Galaxy registró cuatro partidos ganados en los últimos cinco partidos jugados, el mejor inicio de temporada del club desde el 2010. En el partido en Vancouver, Zlatan Ibrahimović y Daniel Steres fueron los encargados de anotar gol cada uno y además fueron nombrados al Equipo de la Semana de la MLS anunciado hoy.

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Concacaf Announces Jamaica as a Host Venue for the 2019 Gold Cup

Apr 9, 2019

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced that the National Stadium, in Kingston, Jamaica will host a 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup doubleheader on Monday, June 17, 2019. This will mark the first time in the tournament’s history that matches are played in the Caribbean, in what is set to be a celebration of sport and culture in this dynamic region. 
 
The expansion of the tournament to include first time hosts in the Central American and Caribbean territories comes as Concacaf works to increase access to the game and develop football, while ensuring our fans experience the highest quality of football in the region
 
“Bringing the Concacaf Gold Cup to Jamaica is a watershed moment for our Confederation and Caribbean football,” said Concacaf President Victor Montagliani. “Hosting our premier competition in Jamaica for the first time is an extraordinary opportunity to promote the very best of the game in the Caribbean, while raising standards and improving access to the sport across our Confederation.”
 
The matches in Jamaica, which will kick off Group C play, will feature the group top seeded team Honduras, as well as the host nation Jamaica. This summer’s Gold Cup will be the first to feature an expanded version, with 16 countries vying for continental glory in what is set to be the largest Gold Cup in history. The stage is set with the 16 national teams qualified, via the 2018 FIFA World Cup Hexagonal qualifier round and the Concacaf Nations League Qualifiers. 

“Today is a historic day for football in Jamaica, bringing the Concacaf Gold Cup to our country will change the entire landscape of the game in this country,” said Jamaica Football Federation President Michael Ricketts. “The competition will inspire the growth of the sport and youngsters to play football. We are delighted at the prospects of hosting this Concacaf Gold Cup.”

 
The 2019 Gold Cup will be the biggest-ever edition of the event, with more participating nations (16 up from 12 in 2017), more host countries (three, including first-time matches in Costa Rica and a yet-to-be-named Caribbean nation), and more stadiums (17 up from 14 in 2017, eight of which are in contention to become a 2026 FIFA World Cup venue).
 
•    Tickets and more information for the 2019 Gold Cup can be found at www.GoldCup.org 
•    Venues and Dates for the 2019 Gold Cup seeded nations can be found here.
•    2019 Gold Cup Infographic 
 
The venues and dates for the 2019 Gold Cup seeded nations are available here. The complete groups and schedule will be unveiled on Wednesday, April 10 at an event in Los Angeles. 
 
Tickets for the Gold Cup match in Jamaica will go on sale at a later date. Tickets to all other Gold Cup matches are available at www.goldcup.org. Fans can also contact their specific venue or visit venue websites for box office hours and information. 
 
The 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup is sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company, Cerveza Modelo, Nike, Scotiabank, Sprint, and Toyota. The tournament will be broadcast nationally on the Univision and FOX family of networks and transmitted on radio in Spanish by Fútbol de Primera Radio Network, and broadcast by television partners in over 180 countries around the world.

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Tyson Fury to Defend Lineal Heavyweight Title Against Tom Schwarz

Apr 9, 2019

The Gypsy King Returns: Tyson Fury to Defend Lineal Heavyweight Title Against Tom Schwarz June 15 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on ESPN+

Live and exclusive stream begins at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST

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LAS VEGAS (April 8, 2019) — The biggest star in world heavyweight boxing — all 6 feet 9 inches of him — is coming to the fight capital of the world.

Unbeaten lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, the self-proclaimed “Gypsy King,” will defend his title against top contender Tom Schwarz Saturday, June 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and SES Boxing.

Fury-Schwarz will be available live in the United States exclusively on ESPN+ — the leading multi-sport streaming service – beginning at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST.

The fight marks the first in a multi-fight agreement announced in February, in which Fury’s fights are co-promoted by Top Rank and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and are a headline piece of the boxing lineup under the historic, long-term Top Rank on ESPN relationship.

Tickets priced at $600, $450, $300, $200, $100 and $50 (not including applicable charges) go on sale to the general public Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased online through axs.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts box office.

“It’s with great pride that Top Rank and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, together with ESPN+ and MTK Global, will be able to present the leading heavyweight in the world and a megastar in boxing,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “Tyson will be facing a tough, experienced and undefeated fighter in Tom Schwarz, who is coming to Las Vegas ready to shock the world.”

Fury said, “I’m absolutely delighted to be boxing in Las Vegas on ESPN+. I always said I will never go to Vegas until I box there and now I finally am. I can’t wait to put on a boxing master class for all my fans. The British and Irish fans will invade Vegas. I can’t wait!”

Schwarz said, “This is what I’ve been working for since I was a kid. A fight in Las Vegas against Tyson Fury is a dream come true. While I appreciate Tyson as a great fighter and a sportsman, I am young, ambitious and in the top of the world rankings. I‘ve won 24 fights, I’ve got nothing to lose, and my 25th victory will come against Fury.”

Warren said, “I’m very excited about starting the next chapter in the Tyson Fury story. With this new deal and co-promotion with Top Rank, it’s all about getting Tyson out there to a huge audience, and nobody can do that in America like ESPN. He’s the best heavyweight on the planet and the lineal champion. He’s a superstar, and there is nowhere better for a superstar to have his next fight than in the Mecca of boxing itself, Las Vegas. I would like to extend a special thanks to MTK Global for the role they have played in this exciting next step. BT will broadcast exclusively in the UK and an announcement will follow from them on how UK fans can watch Tyson’s return.”

“All the best fighters of the last decade-plus have fought in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and on June 15, you can add Tyson Fury to that list,” said Bob Yalen, president, MTK Global. “The world’s premier promoter, the world’s premier boxing venue and the world’s premier heavyweight, backed by the world’s premier management team on the world’s premier sports network…It is going to be a can’t-miss night of boxing.”

“Tyson Fury is an incredible boxer with an incredible story, two things that are right at home on ESPN+,” said Russell Wolff, executive vice president and general manager, ESPN+. “Tom Schwarz is young, ambitious and unbeaten. This fight adds to an ESPN+ boxing lineup that has been packed with champions in its first year, making it a must-have for any fan of the sweet science. And we’re just getting started.” 

Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) captured the lineal heavyweight title on November 28, 2015, with a unanimous decision over long-time champion Wladimir Klitschko. That win catapulted him to worldwide celebrity, but a host of personal demons threatened to end his career before he could defend his title. He blew up to 400-plus pounds, only to author a 2018 comeback that ranks among the greatest redemption stories in sporting history. In the third fight of his comeback, December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, Fury fought WBC champion Deontay Wilder to a disputed draw. His recovery from a hellacious 12th-round knockdown became an instant viral video sensation and the stuff of boxing legend.

Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) is a 24-year-old native of Halle, Germany, a 6-foot-5 boxer-puncher who has not gone the distance in his past six fights. Ranked No. 2 by the WBO and No. 9 by the IBF, Schwarz has fought all but two of his bouts in Germany but has climbed the world heavyweight rankings with a string of dominant performances. He captured the WBO Intercontinental belt in April 2017 with a second-round stoppage of Adnan Redzovic (18-1 at the time) and has since defended that belt four times. In his last bout, March 2 in Magdeburg, Germany, he knocked down Kristijan Krstacic three times in the second round to score the stoppage.

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Sorteo Revela Grupos para el Campeonato de Beach Soccer 2019 de Concacaf

Apr 9, 2019
Sorteo Revela Grupos para el Campeonato de Beach Soccer 2019 de Concacaf
16 equipos competirán por el título de fútbol playa de la Confederación y los dos lugares disponibles para la Copa Mundial de Beach Soccer de la FIFA 2019
Miami (lunes, 8 de abril de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) y Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) realizaron hoy el sorteo oficial para el Campeonato de Beach Soccer 2019 de Concacaf, en la Calle Independencia de Puerto Vallarta, México.

La edición 2019 del evento bianual de Concacaf, que se llevará a cabo con el apoyo del Gobierno Municipal de Puerto Vallarta, contará con la participación de los 16 mejores equipos nacionales de fútbol playa de la región. Los dos conjuntos mejor clasificados en la competición se asegurarán, además, la clasificación para la Copa del Mundo de Beach Soccer de la FIFA Paraguay 2019.

El sorteo, que organizó a los 16 equipos participantes en cuatro grupos, fue conducido por el Jefe de Fútbol de Concacaf, Manolo Zubiria.

Los grupos para el Campeonato de Beach Soccer 2019 de Concacaf son los siguientes (listados en el orden sorteados):
Grupo A
México
Costa Rica
Jamaica
GuatemalaGrupo B
Panamá
Trinidad y Tobago
Islas Turcas y Caicos
Islas Vírgenes de EE.UU
Grupo C
Estados Unidos
Bahamas
Antigua y Barbuda
BonaireGrupo D
El Salvador
Guadalupe
Belice
Guyana
Después de la fase de grupos, los primeros y segundos lugares de cada grupo avanzarán a los cuartos de final. Los ganadores de los cuartos de final avanzarán a las semifinales. Los ganadores de las semifinales se clasificarán automáticamente para la final del torneo, así como para la Copa Mundial de Beach Soccer de la FIFA Paraguay 2019.

El calendario completo de partidos se puede encontrar aquí.

En la última edición del Campeonato de Beach Soccer de Concacaf en las Bahamas, Panamá superó a México en la final, para obtener su primer título de fútbol playa.
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 2400 Katy Freeway

Apr 9, 2019
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 2400 Katy Freeway
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash that occurred at 2400 Katy Freeway (West Interstate Highway 10) about  3 a.m. on Saturday (April 6).  

The suspect, Sheila Michelle Brown (b/f, 33), is charged with failure to stop and render aid and intoxication manslaughter in the 339th State District Court.  A booking photo of Brown is attached to this news release.  

The identity of the male victim, 46, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Benavidez and Officer J. Johnson reported:  

A red Toyota Camry, driven by Brown, was traveling eastbound on the Katy Freeway when it struck a blue Mazda 3.  The Camry then struck a tractor-trailer truck that was stopped due to a prior crash that occurred in the 2100 block of the Katy Freeway.  Meanwhile, the Mazda struck a white GMC Canyon.  The driver of the Mazda died at the scene.  Brown fled on foot and was detained by responding patrol officers.  She was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with minor leg injuries.  She was determined to be intoxicated and subsequently charged for her role in the crash.  
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2016 Fatal Shooting at 1312 Robin

Apr 9, 2019
 Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2016 Fatal Shooting at 1312 Robin
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of three men and the wounding of two other persons at 1312 Robin about 10:35 p.m. on July 4, 2016.

The suspect, Jerome Moore (b/m, 20), is charged with capital murder (multiple murder) in the 179th State District Court.  A photo of Moore is attached to this news release.

Three victims, Daquarius Tucker, 19, Charles Jackson, 29, and Jamal Dixon-Lackey, 26, were pronounced dead at the scene.  A fourth male, 37, and a juvenile male, 10, were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening wounds.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Brooks and C. Cegielski reported:

Residents were having a neighborhood fireworks display at the above address.  During the gathering, Mr. Tucker was targeted by a rival gang and shots were fired.  Tucker was killed, as were two other bystanders (Jackson and Dixon-Lackey) who were in close proximity to him.  Two additional victims were wounded. 

Further information led to the development of Moore as the suspected shooter in this case and, on April 3, 2019, he was arrested without incident and subsequently charged.
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Dude Perfect First Ever Live Tour Coming to the Forum July 14

Apr 5, 2019

YOUTUBE SENSATIONS DUDE PERFECTANNOUNCE FIRST EVER LIVE TOUR ACROSS U.S.COMING TO THE ‘FABULOUS’ FORUM ON SUNDAY, JULY 14 Tickets On Sale to General Public Starting Friday, April 12 

LOS ANGELES (Apr 5, 2019) – Today one of the biggest personalities on YouTube, Dude Perfect, announced their first ever live tour with a stop at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, July 14th. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 12th at 10:00am local time at DudePerfect.com. Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert, and twins Coby and Cory Cotton will take their ultimate variety show across the U.S. this summer. The five best friends from Frisco, Texas have over 70 million social media followers and will be giving fans a look into the fun world of Dude Perfect, highlighting—live and in person—fan favorites such as Overtime, Stereotypes, Battles and stunts. Some lucky fans will even have the chance to participate with the dudes in their crazy antics! “We’ve been dreaming about a live tour for years now, and it’s finally here! We can’t wait to see fans from all over the US this summer. It’s going to be a blast, and we can’t wait to hit the road in July!” — Coby Cotton of Dude Perfect The 20-city tour will kick off July 11th in San Diego, CA and make stops in Inglewood, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta and more before wrapping August 11th in Dallas, TX. Full itinerary below. To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans and not scalpers or bots, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now through Monday, April 8th at 10:00pm ET time HERE for the Verified Fan presale.  Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public from Wednesday, April 10th at 10:00am local time through Thursday, April 11th at 10:00pm local time.  Dude Perfect 2019 Tour Dates:

DATECITYVENUE
Thu Jul 11San Diego, CAViejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
Fri Jul 12San Jose, CAThe Event Center at SJSU
Sat Jul 13Fresno, CASave Mart Center
Sun Jul 14Inglewood, CAForum
Thu Jul 18Denver, CO1STBANK Center
Fri Jul 19Kansas City, MOSilverstein Eye Centers Arena
Sat Jul 20St. Louis, MOChaifetz Arena
Sun Jul 21Chicago, ILSears Centre Arena
Thu Jul 25Grand Rapids, MI Deltaplex Arena
Fri Jul 26Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center
Sat Jul 27Pittsburgh, PAPetersen Events Center
Sun Jul 28Newark, NJPrudential Center
Thu Aug 01Indianapolis, INBankers Life Fieldhouse
Fri Aug 02Nashville, TNNashville Municipal Auditorium
Sat Aug 03Charlotte, NCBojangles’ Coliseum
Sun Aug 04Atlanta, GAInfinite Energy Center
Thu Aug 08Tulsa, OKBOK Center
Fri Aug 09Houston, TXToyota Center
Sat Aug 10Cedar Park, TXH-E-B Center at Cedar Park
Sun Aug 11Dallas, TXAllen Event Center 
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El Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019 Comienza Hoy

Apr 5, 2019

El Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019 Comienza HoyEl torneo clasificatorio del Caribe contará con la participación de 13 clubes de 13 Asociaciones Miembros del Caribe
Miami (viernes 5 de abril de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) recuerda a los medios que la segunda edición del Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield comienza hoy, y está programado a jugarse del 5 al 15 de abril de 2019, en el estadio Ergilio Hato y el estadio Dr. Antoine Maduro, en Willemstad, Curazao.

Los 13 clubes participantes son (en orden alfabético por país): Dakota FC (ARU), Hoppers FC (ATG), SV Real Rincon (BOE), Weymouth Wales (BRB), Scholars International Sports Club (CAY), Santiago de Cuba (CUB), Jong Holland (CUW), Club Sportif Moulien (GLP), Fruta Conquerors Football (GUY), Platinum Football Club (LCA), Club Franciscain (MTQ), Rams Village Superstars (SKN) y SV Robinhood (SUR). 

El horario completo, con horarios de inicio se puede encontrar aquí.

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

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

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

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ALEX MORGAN SCORES 100TH GOAL AS USA TAKES DOWN AUSTRALIA 5-3 IN COLORADO

Apr 5, 2019

ALEX MORGAN SCORES 100TH GOAL AS USA TAKES DOWN AUSTRALIA 5-3 IN COLORADO

Alex Morgan Becomes Seventh Player in U.S. WNT History to Score 100 Goals; 
Mallory Pugh Scores Second Career Brace; Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe Also Add Goals; 
USA Next Plays Belgium at Banc of California Stadium in LA on April 7 (6 p.m. PT, ESPN2)

COMMERCE CITY, Colorado (April 4, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated world No. 6 Australia, 5-3 on Thursday night in front of 17,264 fans at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park as Alex Morgan scored the 100 th goal of her career and Mallory Pugh notched two goals in front of her hometown crowd.

The USA had more chances in the first half and capitalized early on when Morgan opened the scoring in the 14th minute, joining six other American women in the exclusive 100-goal club. Australia’s Lisa De Vanna tied it up at 1-1 in the 29th minute, a score line the teams took into halftime.

In the second half, Australia and the USA combined for six goals, with Australia jumping to a 2-1 lead in the 47th minute courtesy of Caitlin Foord. The USA quickly leveled minutes later when Tobin Heath headed home the equalizer before Megan Rapinoe and Pugh added two more to distance the U.S. from The Matildas. Sam Kerr cut the U.S. lead to one with 10 minutes remaining in regulation, but Pugh put the cherry on top of the U.S. win with her second goal of the game just before the final whistle.

Up Next: The WNT heads to Southern California to play Belgium on Sunday, April 7 (6 p.m. PT, ESPN2) at Banc of California Stadium in downtown Los Angeles. Following that match, players will return to their NWSL clubs before gathering in early May to embark on its three-game Send-Off Series, Presented by Volpi Foods. The USA will face South Africa on May 12 in Santa Clara, California at Levi’s Stadium; continue on to St. Louis to take on New Zealand at Busch Stadium on May 16 and finish up the Send-Off Series vs. Mexico at Red Bull Arena on May 26 in Harrison, N.J.

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Goal Scoring Rundown: 
USA – Alex Morgan (Crystal Dunn), 14th: 
Dunn lofted a nice ball from the back into the USA’s attacking third where Morgan received the ball on the run, controlled it well and took it past Ellie Carpenter with a cut to the inside. She then shot before Alanna Kennedy and Gemma Simon could recover, sliding to push her right-footed shot into the right side of the net for her 100th international goal. USA 1, AUS 0. WATCH .

AUS – Lisa De Vanna (Caitlin Foord), 29th minute: Foord ran the ball down the middle pausing about 25 yards out before passing it to De Vanna, who was incoming on the left flank towards the box. De Vanna took one touch and let the ball roll a little before crushing a left-footed shot into the upper right corner of the net to level the match. USA 1, AUS 1. WATCH .

AUS – Caitlin Foord (Sam Kerr), 47th minute: Kerr got the ball to Foord at the top of the box, with Foord showing off some nice moves and spinning to evade Samantha Mewis’ coverage before shooting from just inside 18-yards into the far right side netting to give Australia the early lead in the second half. USA 1, AUS 2. WATCH .

USA – Tobin Heath (Emily Sonnett), 53rd minute: Standing outside of the box on the right side, Sonnett crossed the ball to the opposite end, where Heath jumped and headed it to the back of the net for the second-half equalizer. USA 2, AUS 2. WATCH .

USA – Megan Rapinoe, 61st minute: Samantha Mewis showed some excellent play on the right side of the box, beating three defenders before crossing it into the box where it was flicked by an Australian defender. Rapinoe collected the ball and took a few touches before shooting through traffic from the top of the box for the third U.S. goal of the game. USA 3, AUS 2. WATCH .

USA – Mallory Pugh (Emily Sonnett), 67th: Morgan and Sonnett combined for a quick one-two pass inside the box, with Sonnett then moving the ball to Pugh, who finished from close range to the far corner after having subbed into the game just 37 seconds before. USA 4, AUS 2. WATCH .

AUS – Sam Kerr (Haley Raso), 81st minute: Raso sent a cross to the center of the box where Kerr headed the ball from the penalty spot into the back of net to bring Australia within one. USA 4, AUS 3. WATCH .

USA – Mallory Pugh (Alyssa Naeher), 90+5: Naeher’s booming punt set up for Pugh to run under it and cleverly lift it over Australia goalkeeper Lydia Williams for her second goal of the match. USA 5, AUS 3. WATCH . FINAL.

Additional Notes:

  • Alex Morgan’s 100th career goal tonight was also her second of 2019. She is tied with Tiffeny Milbrett (100 goals) in sixth place on the all-time scoring list, behind Abby Wambach (184), Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (107) and Carli Lloyd (106).
  • Morgan has scored 27 goals over her last 32 WNT matches, a span that runs from the end of 2017. The 27 goals have included six braces and one hat trick. Morgan earned cap No. 159 and moved into sole possession of 17th all-time in games played.
  • She is the third youngest player (29 years, 276 days) in WNT history to score 100 goals, behind only Mia Hamm (26 years, 185 days) and Abby Wambach (29 years, 47 days). She is also the fourth fastest player to 100 goals behind Wambach (129 caps), Michelle Akers (130) and Hamm (156).
  • Tobin Heath scored her third goal of 2019 tonight and the 28th of her career. She has scored 10 goals in her last 15 matches and eight in her last 10.
  • Megan Rapinoe earned cap No. 150 tonight, making her the 21st woman in USA history to play 150 times or more for her country. She scored her 44th career goal and third of 2019.
  • Colorado native Mallory Pugh scored 37 seconds after coming into the match in the second half and again seconds before the game’s final whistle. It was her second career brace. Pugh now has 15 international goals with the USA and three in 2019.
  • Emily Sonnett earned two assists, her first of 2019. Crystal Dunn earned her first assist of 2019.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Australia 
Date: April 4, 2019 
Competition: International Friendly 
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo. 
Kickoff: 7 p.m. MT 
Attendance: 17,264 
Weather: 60 degrees; Partly cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1   2   F 
USA                          1   4   5 AUS                          1   2   3

USA – Alex Morgan (Crystal Dunn)         14th minute 
AUS – Lisa De Vanna (Caitlin Foord)       29 
AUS – Caitlin Foord (Sam Kerr)               47 
USA – Tobin Heath (Emily Sonnett)         53 
USA – Megan Rapinoe                             61 
USA – Mallory Pugh (Emily Sonnett)        67 
AUS – Sam Kerr (Hayley Raso)                81 
USA – Mallory Pugh (Alyssa Naeher)       90+5

Lineups: 
USA: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Emily Sonnett (12-Tierna Davidson, 79), 7-Abby Dahlkemper (10-Carli Lloyd, 85), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan (23-Christen Press, 64), 16-Rose Lavelle (3-Samantha Mewis, 46); 17-Tobin Heath, 13-Alex Morgan (20-Allie Long, 81), 15-Megan Rapinoe (capt.) (22-Mallory Pugh, 66) 
Substitutes not used : 11-Ali Krieger, 24-Ashlyn Harris, 26-Jessica McDonald 
Head coach: Jill Ellis

AUS: 1-Lydia Williams; 2-Gema Simon, 4-Clare Polkinghorne, 8-Elise Kellond-Knight (16-Hayley Raso, 68), 9-Caitlin Foord (17-Mary Fowler, 75), 10-Emily Van Egmond, 11-Lisa De Vanna (15-Emily Gielnik, 57), 13-Tameka Butt (19-Katrina Gorry, 90), 14-Alanna Kennedy, 20-Sam Kerr (capt.), 21-Ellie Carpenter 
Substitutes not used: 12-Teagan Micah, 18-Mackenzie Arnold, 3-Aivi Luik, 5-Laura Alleway, 22-Elizabeth Ralston, 23-Teigen Allen 
Head coach: Ante Milicic

Stats Summary: USA / AUS 
Shots: 17 / 10 
Shots on Goal: 11 / 3 
Saves: 0 / 6 
Corner Kicks: 11 / 1 
Fouls: 8 / 7 
Offside: 7 / 0

Misconduct Summary: 
USA – Megan Rapinoe (caution)        49th minute 
AUS – Clare Polkinghorne (caution)   84 
USA – Samantha Mewis (caution)      90+1

Officials: 
Referee: Karen Abt (USA) 
Assistant Referee 1: Jennifer Garner (USA) 
Assistant Referee 2: Melissa Snedden (CAN) 
4th Official: Sandra Benitez (SLV)

Woman of the Match: Mallory Pugh

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UFC RETURNS TO CHICAGO WITH TWO PREMIER CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS

Apr 4, 2019

UFC RETURNS TO CHICAGO WITH TWO PREMIER CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS

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TICKETS FOR UFC® 238: CEJUDO vs. MORAES AT UNITED CENTER

GO ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 5 AT 10 AM CT

PRELIMINARY FIGHTS LIVE ON ESPN, ESPN DEPORTES

Las Vegas – Nearly one year after Chicago hosted one of the most exciting cards of the year, UFC® returns to the Windy City with another thrilling event featuring two premier title fights, streaming exclusively on ESPN+. Men’s flyweight champion and No. 5-ranked pound-for-pound  fighter in the world Henry Cejudo moves up in weight to attempt to become only the fourth athlete in history to hold two UFC titles simultaneously when he faces No. 1-ranked bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes for the vacant 135-pound championship. Also, women’s flyweight champion and No. 15-ranked pound-for-pound  fighter in the world Valentina Shevchenko looks to defend her title for the first time against No. 1-ranked contender Jessica Eye.

UFC® 238: CEJUDO vs. MORAES takes place Saturday, June 8 at United Center and will be live nationally on Pay-Per-View exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish.

ESPN+ is the exclusive provider of all UFC Pay-Per-View events to fans in the United States as part of an agreement announced last month and continuing through 2025.

Fans will be able to purchase UFC® 238: CEJUDO vs. MORAES online at ESPNPlus.com/PPV and then will be able to watch it via the web or on the ESPN App on any connected device. ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN app on all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, X Box One and more.

Preliminary fights will air nationally in English and Spanish on ESPN and ESPN Deportes television networks starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with the early prelims simulcast on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT. 

Cejudo (14-2, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) looks to join an exclusive club home to Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes as the only athletes to hold two UFC championships simultaneously. A former Olympic gold medalist in wrestling, Cejudo successfully made the jump to MMA six years ago and has already defeated some of the biggest names in the sport, including former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and TJ Dillashaw. Now, Cejudo looks to prove that he is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world by moving up in weight and becoming the only person to finish Moraes in the UFC.

Competing in the first UFC title fight of his career, Moraes (22-5-1, fighting out of Tom’s River, N.J. by way of Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) aims to prove that he is the true king of the bantamweight division. Known for his spectacular finishing ability, Moraes earned his title shot with three impressive first-round stoppages in a row over fellow top-contenders Aljamain Sterling, Jimmie Rivera and Raphael Assuncao. Moraes now hopes to net his fourth consecutive post-fight bonus and join the pound-for-pound ranks by taking out Cejudo with another impressive performance.

Shevchenko (16-3, fighting out of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) won the vacant UFC flyweight championship in December with a dominant victory over long-time rival and former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Throughout her career, Shevchenko has established herself as one of the most dangerous competitors in all of women’s MMA, having defeated former bantamweight champion Holly Holm and top contender Julianna Pena. She now looks to continue her undefeated flyweight reign by being the first person to stop Jessica Eye in her UFC career.

Gunning to capitalize on the momentum of her current winning streak, Eye (14-6, fighting out of Cleveland, Ohio) competes for the first UFC championship of her career. Undefeated since moving to flyweight last year, Eye has impressed with victories over Kalindra Faria, Jessica-Rose Clark and top-ranked contender Katlyn Chookagian. Now, Eye intends to shock the world by becoming the first flyweight to defeat Shevchenko and stake her claim as one of the best mixed martial artists in the world.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • In a battle of top-ranked women’s strawweight contenders, No. 3-ranked Tatiana Suarez (7-0, fighting out of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) aims to stay undefeated by taking out No. 3-ranked Nina Ansaroff (10-5, fighting out of Weston, Fla.)
  • No. 12-ranked Felice Herrig (14-8, fighting out of Crystal Lake, Ill.) looks to defend her spot in the rankings by being the first person to defeat Yan Xiaonan (9-1, fighting out of Beijing, China) in the UFC.
  • Heavyweight brawlers battle to break into the top 10 as No. 11-ranked Tai Tuivasa (10-1, fighting out of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) meets No. 14-ranked Blagoy Ivanov (17-2, fighting out of Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • No. 3-ranked Katlyn Chookagian (11-2, fighting out of Kenilworth, N.J.) hopes to reinsert herself into the women’s flyweight title picture by taking out fan-favorite No. 6-ranked Joanne Calderwood(13-3, fighting out of Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Chicago’s own No. 11-ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas (19-7, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) intends to defend his home soil with an impressive performance against No. 15-ranked Calvin Kattar(19-3, fighting out of Methuen, Mass.)

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts are live and subject to change.

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Tickets for UFC® 238: CEJUDO vs. MORAES go on sale Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets are available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. CT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, April 4 starting at 10 a.m. CT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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