E-Scooters continúan siendo una opción popular entre los residentes de Atlanta.

Jun 29, 2019

En las recientes incorporaciones al transporte, el e-scooter ha se ha hecho muy popular debido a su bajo costo y accesibilidad.

Desde los estudiantes universitarios de Georgia State hasta los empleados de oficina, cualquier persona mayor de 18 años puede disfrutar de un paseo por el centro de Atlanta.

La introducción de los e-scooters en la ciudad se realizó en 2018, y atrajo la atención de personas de todas las edades. Compañías como Uber y Lyft incluso se unieron a la fabricación de sus propios scooters estacionados en áreas alrededor de Metro-Atlanta.

Birdlime, Jump y otras 5 compañías tienes casi el mismo rango de costos; una tarifa inicial de $1 y .15 ¢ por minuto. Pero su gran popularidad también ha comenzado a causar problemas. La gente deja los scooters dispersos por las calles donde a veces se dañan y son abandonados.

Recientemente se han promulgado nuevos reglamentos para mejorar los problemas surgidos llamada la Ordenanza 18-O-1322, establece que los usuarios de scooters deben usar carriles para bicicletas y no las banquetas peatonales, se recomienda que se use cascos pero no es obligatorios para las personas mayores de 16 años.

Se deben estacionar los scooters en áreas planas o en estacionamientos para bicicletas… No bloquear cualquier estacionamiento, cruces de peatones, puertas o caminos de acceso. Los pasajeros deben seguir las señales de tráfico y no pueden usar el teléfono celular mientras conducen.

Puede encontrar más información sobre las regulaciones del scooter en la ciudad de Atlanta en atlantaga.gov. Los E-Scooters continúan siendo una opción popular entre los residentes de Atlanta e incluso los visitantes debido a que no afectan el medio ambiente y su costo es accesible.

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Jun 26, 2019


Tickets on Sale Thursday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. CT!GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS (June 26, 2019): Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) will return to his hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas to face former world title challenger Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round main event in the welterweight division. The card will be utterly stacked with Golden Boy prospects and contenders, most of whom are from the Lone Star State.The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN. “In his fight against Mauricio Herrera, Vergil Ortiz Jr. went from being the very best prospect in boxing to a serious contender in just three rounds,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Ortiz has dynamite in both hands as shown by the way he easily handled Herrera, who had never been stopped before in his career. On the other hand, Antonio Orozco has the capabilities to ruin Ortiz’s homecoming party as he is one of the best contenders to come out of the 140-pound division. Fans can expect a crazy fight for as long as it lasts, so don’t miss it either in person or live on DAZN. We’ll also be presenting a full card of our prospects and contenders from the Texas area, so it will be a complete night of action!” Since debuting as a professional in 2016, Ortiz Jr. has never heard the final bell of a fight, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be hearing it anytime soon. Ortiz Jr., who has his roots in Michoacan, Mexico, will return after a stunning third-round knockout victory against Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera in the co-main event of Canelo vs. Jacobs. Ortiz Jr. is excited to headline in his hometown for the very first time against a very tough challenge in Orozco. “This will mean a lot to me,” said Ortiz Jr. “This is my first time fighting in my hometown, so this is very special to me. I know Antonio Orozco. Since I had about three professional fights, I kind of knew that we’d be facing each other at some point. He definitely is a tough fighter. He only has one loss, which was against Jose Carlos Ramirez, a world champion. It will be a tough fight. They don’t call him ‘Relentless’ for nothing. The fans are going to win in this fight. I have a lot of supporters in Texas, especially in my hometown, and they have been wanting to watch me fight. I know there will be a lot of people talking about it, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a full house.” Orozco is a 31-year-old contender who has defeated the likes of KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson, Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto and Emanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor. The native of San Diego, Calif. participated in his first world title opportunity against WBC Super Lightweight Champion Jose Carlos Ramirez in September 2018. Though unsuccessful, Orozco demonstrated his toughness, and he promises to return to title contention if successful against Ortiz Jr. “My manager called me and offered me this fight,” said Orozco. “As soon as I heard the name, I didn’t hesitate. This is a big opportunity to showcase my skills and my Mexican style. Honestly, I’m ready to derail the dreams of Vergil Ortiz Jr. On August 10, I will remind everyone why I deserve another shot at the title.”Hector “El Finito” Tanajara (17-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas will defend his USNBC Lightweight Title in a 10-round clash. Joshua “The Professor” Franco (15-1-1, 7 KOs), the unified NABF and WBA International Bantamweight Champion of San Antonio, Texas, will defend his titles in a 10-round fight.Alex Rincon (6-0, 5 KOs), the hard-hitting southpaw of Dallas, Texas, will fight in a six-round battle.Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (14-0, 12 KOs) of Austin, Texas will participate in an eight-round super welterweight clash.George Rincon (6-0, 3 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will return in a six-round super lightweight battle.Newly-signed Golden Boy prospect Tristan Kalkreuth of Duncanville, Texas will make his professional debut in a four-round light heavyweight fight. Opponents for this card will be announced shortly.
Ortiz vs. Orozco is a 10-round welterweight fight presented by Golden Boy. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.  

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City drops animal adoption fees to $1 Thursday through Sunday

Jun 26, 2019
HOUSTON – BARC, the City’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center, will drop its adoption fees for cats and dogs to $1 Thursday, June 27, through Sunday, June 30, to spur animal lovers to take home adorable pets.

The shelter has capacity for 550 animals but has been taking in 700 animals each week since May.  With shelter intake levels expected to remain high throughout the summer, BARC is asking Houstonians to adopt or foster puppies, kittens, dogs and cats.

Adoption fees usually range up to $75. BARC’s adoption package includes a spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a one-year city pet license, and a pre-registered microchip with lifetime registration. The adoption package, sponsored by Proler Industries, would cost hundreds of dollars if purchased independently.

Pets available for adoption can be found on BARC’s website, but BARC encourages adopters to stop by BARC at 3300 Carr Street, Houston 77026 and meet each animal in person. BARC is open for adoptions noon to 5:00 p.m. every day.

“We desperately need the community’s help this weekend,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Each day more and more animals arrive. We don’t typically drop adoption fees to $1, but we want to give the animals in our care the best possible to chance to find a home.”

If you are unable to permanently adopt a pet but would like to help animals in need, BARC encourages you to consider becoming a BARC volunteer or pet foster parent. Many dogs and cats at the shelter are too young for adoption or have treatable conditions that must be taken care of outside of the shelter before adoption. By getting these animals out of BARC and into foster homes, BARC has more space for additional animals are brought to the shelter.


See available BARC pets here.

Get adoption forms here.

Fostering info here.

Donate to the BARC Foundation here.

BARC’s Amazon wish list here.
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Cambio de rival para Shakur Stevenson el 13 de julio en Newark

Jun 26, 2019

 Cambio de rival para Shakur Stevenson el 13 de julio en Newark

Los combates Stevenson vs.Manzanilla y Joshua Greer Jr.vs. Nikolai Potapov serán televisados por ESPN y ESPN Deportes a partir de las 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT

Las peleas preliminares se transmitirán en vivo por ESPN+ a las 7 p.m. ET / 4p.m. PT


NEWARK, N.J. (25 de junio del 2019) — El nativo de Newark y ex medallista olímpico, Shakur Stevenson, se graduó de co-estelar a atracción principal, y regresará a su ciudad natal por primera vez como profesional cuando enfrente al ex retador al título mundial Franklin Manzanilla en una pelea de 10 asaltos de peso pluma el sábado 13 de julio en el Prudential Center.

Manzanilla reemplaza al oponente original Hairon Socarras, quien abandonó la pelea.

Los combates Stevenson vs. Manzanilla y el choque eliminatorio peso gallo de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) entre el invicto contendiente Joshua Greer Jr. y Nikolai Potapov serán televisados ​​en vivo por ESPN y ESPN Deportes a partir de las 10:30 p.m. ET / 7: 30 p.m. PT

Las peleas preliminares se transmitirá en vivo por ESPN+, el servicio líder de transmisión de múltiples deportes, a partir de las 7 p.m. ET

En una promoción de Top Rank, los boletos con un precio de $100, $75, $50 y $25 (sin incluir las tarifas aplicables) ya están a la venta y se pueden comprar en Ticketmaster.com, por teléfono llamado al 800-745-3000 y en persona en la boletería del Prudential Center. “No importa a quien enfrente. Estoy listo para darle un gran espectáculo a mi ciudad natal”, dijo Stevenson. “Newark saldrá con toda su fuerza, y sé que una victoria el 13 de julio me acercará más a una oportunidad por el título mundial, que es mi objetivo final”.

“Batallé por un título mundial contra Rey Vargas en mi última pelea, y dejé escapar esa oportunidad”, dijo Manzanilla. “Contra Shakur, no quiero que eso me vuelva a pasar. Será un honor estar en el cuadrilátero con un atleta olímpico en un escenario tan grande. Estoy inspirado para dar a los fanáticos un gran espectáculo y arruinar la fiesta”.
Stevenson (11-0, 6 KOs), el contendiente No. 1 de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), regresó de los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016 como uno de los mejores prospectos del deporte. Se graduó de prospecto a estatus de contendiente en el 2018, eliminando al contendiente de larga data Viorel Simion en un asalto en el evento co-estelar televisado por ESPN en la cartelera de Terence Crawford ante Jose Benavídez en Omaha, Nebraska. Stevenson brilló en la cartelera Crawford-Amir Khan el 20 de abril en el Madison Square Garden, dominando al ex retador al título mundial Christopher “Pitufo” Díaz en 10 asaltos.

Manzanilla (18-5, 17 KOs) es un fuerte pegador colombiano que hizo su debut en Estados Unidos a principios de este año cuando desafió al invicto campeón súpergallo del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB), Vargas. Derribó a Vargas en el segundo asalto de una pelea dura, y finalmente cayó por una decisión unánime. Manzanilla posee una victoria por nocaut técnico en el 2018 sobre el ex campeón súpergallo del CMB, Julio Ceja, y solo ha sido noqueado una vez como profesional. 
Las peleas preliminares se transmitirán por ESPN+ e incluirán las siguientes peleas:
• Vijender Singh, medallista de bronce olímpico en el 2008 para India y el único medallista de boxeo olímpico en la historia de su país, se enfrentará a Mike Snider (13-5-3, 8 KOs) en una pelea de ocho asaltos de peso súper mediano. Singh peleó por última vez en diciembre del 2017 y espera acercarse a una oportunidad por el título mundial con un fuerte final de año.
• El invicto pegador boricua Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno (12-0, 10 KOs), verá acción en una pelea de ocho asaltos ante el veterano dominicano Adriano Ramírez (10-3, 6 KOs). Adorno tiene siete nocauts de primer asaltos en su record.
• Vito Mielnicki Jr. se convertirá en el primer boxeador de Nueva Jersey en convertirse en profesional a la edad de 17 años cuando pelee en un combate a cuatro asalto en peso súperwelter contra Tamarcus Smith (2-2, 2 KOs). Mielnicki recibió una exención especial para convertirse en profesional de la Junta de Control Atlético de Nueva Jersey.

• Julian Rodriguez (16-0, 10 KOs) regresará de un descanso de casi dos años para pelear contra Hevinson Herrera (24-17-1, 18 KOs) en una pelea de seis asaltos en el peso súperligero. Antes de convertirse en profesional en septiembre del 2013, Rodríguez ganó un título de Golden Gloves en el 2013.
• Josue “The Prodigy” Vargas (13-1, 8 KOs), del Bronx, buscará extender su racha ganadora a ocho contra Manuel López (14-3-1, 7 KOs) en una pelea de ocho asaltos en el peso súperligero.

• John “El Terrible” Bauza (12-0, 5 KOs), el prospecto superligero nacido en Puerto Rico que ahora reside en North Bergen, Nueva Jersey, se enfrentará al veterano mexicano Angel Sarinana (10-8-2, 4 KOs) en un choque a ocho rondas.
Para obtener más información, visite: www.toprank.comwww.espn.com/boxing; Facebook: facebook.com/trboxing; Twitter: twitter.com/trboxing.

Use los hashtags #StevensonManzanilla y #GreerPotapov para unirse a la conversación en las redes sociales.
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UFC Returns to Newark with Pivotal Welterweight Bout

Jun 26, 2019








LAS VEGAS – UFC® returns to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. for the first time in three years with a thrilling welterweight contenders’ bout that sees former interim titleholder and No. 2 ranked Colby Covington take on former champion and No. 10 Robbie Lawler. Among the other highly anticipated bouts will be a top-10 light heavyweight clash featuring former title challenger and No. 7 rankedVolkan Oezdemir against hard-hitting No. 9 Ilir Latifi.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN® will air live from the Prudential Center exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 3, with the prelims kicking off at 12 p.m. ET. on ESPN and in Spanish on the ESPN App.  Doors open at 11 a.m. ET. All UFC live events will also be available in English and Spanish.

Currently riding a six-fight win streak, Covington’s (14-1, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) last outing saw him secure an impressive decision victory over Rafael Dos Anjos one year ago. A NCAA Division I wrestler known for his relentless pressure, Covington has also netted dominant wins against former title challenger Demian Maia, Dong Hyun Kim and Bryan Barberena. He now aims to take out a former champion en route to earning a shot at the 170-pound belt.

Considered one of the most exciting KO artists in MMA history, Lawler (28-13 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) first captured the welterweight championship against Johny Hendricks in late 2014. Lawler then went on to have epic title defenses against Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit. Lawler has also netted wins over Donald Cerrone, Matt Brown and Josh Koscheck during his career. He now hopes to stop Covington’s momentum and re-assert himself as one of the division’s most dangerous contenders.

A skilled kickboxer with heavy hands, Oezdemir (15-4, fighting out of Fribourg, Switzerland) earned his nickname “No Time” with a pair of rapid-fire knockouts that secured him a light heavyweight title shot in 2017. During his UFC tenure, Oezdemir has netted impressive wins over contenders Ovince Saint Preux, Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa. He now aims to re-assert himself in the championship picture with yet another highlight-reel finish.

A powerful and gritty grappler, Latifi (15-6 1NC, fighting out of Malmo, Sweden) has proven equally dangerous striking as he is on the mat. The Allstars Training Center standout has utilized relentless pressure to pick up spectacular victories against Ovince Saint Preux, Tyson Pedro and Gian Villante. Latifi now looks to add a former light heavyweight title challenger to his impressive resume to continue his ascent up the 205-pound ladder.

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • In a spectacular clash of lightweight veterans, New Jersey native Jim Miller (30-13 1NC, fighting out of Sparta, N.J.) locks horns with Clay Guida (35-15, fighting out of Johnsburg, Ill.)
  • Talented finisher Joaquim Silva (11-1, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) aims to put on another show-stealing performance against streaking Nasrat Haqparast (10-2, fighting out of Hamburg, Germany)
  • No. 8 ranked flyweight contender Jordan Espinosa (13-5 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) looks to keep his momentum going against No. 12 Matt Schnell (13-4, fighting out of Shreveport, La.)
  • No. 8 ranked Lauren Murphy (10-4, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.) faces No. 12 Mara Romero Borella (13-5 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Ponte dell’Olio, Italy) in a clash of women’s flyweight contenders
  • Dana White’s Contender Series signeeAntonina Shevchenko (7-1, fighting out of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) looks to put on a striking clinic against gritty Lucie Pudilova (8-4, fighting out of Pribram, Czech Republic) in a battle of flyweight prospects
  • Trevin Giles (11-1, fighting out of Houston, Tex.) takes on Gerald Meerschaert (28-11, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) in an exciting middleweight bout
  • Hard-hitting light heavyweights throw down when Darko Stosic (13-2, fighting out of Belgrade, Serbia) faces Kennedy Nzechukwu (6-1, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.)
  • Ramazan Emeev (18-3, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) goes for his eighth consecutive win against submission ace Claudio Silva (13-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Scott Holtzman (12-3, fighting out of Knoxville, Tenn.) hopes to return to the win column when he squares off with battle-tested Dong Hyun Ma (16-9, fighting out of Busan, South Korea)

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

Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage. Please click here to apply for the event.

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN® go on sale Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, June 27 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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Composite Sketch of Suspect Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 7400 Hillmont Street

Jun 26, 2019
Houston police homicide investigators have released a sketch of a male suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man and the wounding of a woman at 7400 Hillmont Street about 5:25 a.m. on Sunday (June 23).

The suspect is described as a black male in his 40s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with an average build.  The suspect was wearing a white muscle shirt with gray sweatpants or shorts.  A composite sketch of the suspect is attached to this news release.

The male victim, Marlin Jordan, 26, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.  The female victim, Maya Brashier, 19, was transported to an area hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner reported:

Mr. Jordan and Ms. Brashier were returning home from work when they were approached by an armed, unknown black male suspect who demanded their money.  The suspect shot Jordan and then shot Brashier after taking her purse and backpack.  He then fled the scene.  Paramedics transported both victims to a hospital.

A photo of the stolen purse/backpack is also attached to this news release.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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Jun 25, 2019


Win or Draw vs. Los Canaleros Would Clinch Top Spot in Group D; 
Kickoff From Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City is set for 9 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas, UDN and the Futbol de Primera Radio Network

CHICAGO (June 25, 2019) – Following a dominant 6-0 victory against Trinidad & Tobago to clinch a place in the quarterfinals, the U.S. Men’s National Team now sets its sights on Wednesday’s match against Panama, with a win or draw securing the top spot in Concacaf Gold Cup Group D. Coverage of USA-Panama begins at 9 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas, UDN and the Futbol de Primera Radio Networks. Fans can follow all the matches on the official U.S. Soccer app, as well asFacebook, Twitter (@USMNT) and Instagram (@USMNT) accounts.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals): 
GOALKEEPERS (3) : 12-Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 7/0), 22-Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), 1-Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 12/0)

DEFENDERS (8) :14-Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 3/0), 3-Omar Gonzalez (Toronto FC/CAN; 50/3), 2-Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 6/0), 23-Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 8/20), 16-Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 5/0), 19-Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 14/1), 13-Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 32/1), 5-Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 9/2)

MIDFIELDERS (6) : 4-Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 147/17), 8-Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 11/1), 20-Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 4/1), 10-Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 27/11), 15-Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 12/0), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 18/0)

FORWARDS (6) :17-Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 112/41), 7-Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 25/5), 21-Tyler Boyd (Vitória Guimãres/POR; 3/2), 18-Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 4/0), 11-Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 29/5), 9-Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 47/10)

Facing Trinidad & Tobago for the first time since October 2017, the USMNT made a statement with a 6-0 victory against the Soca Warriors to clinch a berth in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup quarterfinals. Aaron Long and Gyasi Zardes each registered two goals, marking the first time since 2008 that a double brace occurred in a USMNT match, while Long also became the first defender in team history to record two goals in a single game. Christian Pulisic admitted he played with a chip on his shoulder , providing two assists to go along with a goal, while Paul Arriola added his second goal in as many games and third of the year.

Every time the USMNT has won a Concacaf Gold Cup, it’s leaned on contributions throughout the team, and so far this year’s edition is no different. Through two matches, 17 players have seen the field, with nine contributing to the USA’s 10 goals thus far. On the defensive end, the team has achieved two straight clean sheets, marking the first time since 2009 that the USA has begun the Gold Cup with two shutouts.

With the USA’s 6-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago and Panama’s 4-2 victory against Guyana on Saturday, both sides clinched berths to the Knockout Round, meaning Wednesday’s match in Kansas City will decide who finishes top of the group. With a superior goal differential, the USA needs just a draw to clinch first in the group for the 14th time in 15 Gold Cups, while Panama’s only route would be to defeat the United States.

2019 Gold Cup Group D Table
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The USA and Panama will cross over with the top two teams from Group C, where Jamaica (1-0-1; 4 pts.), El Salvador (1-0-1; 4pts.) and Curaçao (1-1-0; 3pts.) are all still alive. Group C wraps up on Tuesday night, meaning the USA and Panama will know their opponent possibilities heading into their match the following day.

Per tournament regulations, accumulating two yellow cards will result in an automatic one-game suspension. Players that only have one yellow card following the quarterfinal round will have the slate wiped clean for the rest of the tournament. Through the first two group matches, midfielder Weston McKennie is the only USMNT player to have a caution to his name, picking it up in the 58thminute of Saturday’s match against Trinidad & Tobago.

Held every two years, the Gold Cup is the regional championship for Concacaf, the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football. Just like in the European Championships and Copa America, lifting the trophy brings prestige and regional supremacy. Over the course of 14 previous Gold Cup tournaments, the United States has lifted the trophy six times (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017), just one behind all-time leaders Mexico with seven (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015). Canada is the only other tournament champion, coming away with the title in 2000.

Placed in Group D, the U.S. opens the tournament against Guyana on June 18 in St. Paul, takes on Trinidad & Tobago on June 22 in Cleveland and closes the group stage against regular tournament nemesis Panama on June 26 in Kansas City. The top two teams in each of the four groups advance to the quarterfinals (June 29-30 in Houston, Philadelphia). The semifinals are set for July 2-3 in Phoenix and Nashville, respectively, before the champion is crowned on July 7 in Chicago.


  • With his brace against Trinidad & Tobago, Gyasi Zardes became the team’s leading scorer with four goals in 2019 – already a career high in a calendar year. The two goals also took Zardes’ career tally to 10, making him the 25th USMNT player to achieve double-digit goals.
  • The only USMNT player to appear in all eight matches in 2019, Paul Arriola continued his fine form against Trinidad & Tobago, recording his third career goal in the 78th minute.
  • With a goal and two assists, Christian Pulisic continued to be a thorn in the side of Trinidad & Tobago, with the 20-year-old registering four goals and three assists in four matches against the Soca Warriors. The attacker now also has 11 goals and eight assists in 27 career appearances for the USMNT.
  • Playing his first minutes of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, Jordan Morris made a positive impact off the bench, providing two assists in the 6-0 win against T&T.
  • Through two matches, 17 of the 23-player roster have made a tournament appearance. Nine of them have been Gold Cup debuts.
  • Goalkeeper Zack Steffen made three saves, combining with the back line to keep his second-consecutive shutout of Gold Cup 2019.
  • In the USMNT’s last visit to Children’s Mercy Park, Gyasi Zardes recorded his first career brace, while 17-year-old Christian Pulisic also scored his first international goal in a 4-0 win against Bolivia on May 28, 2016.
  • Jozy Altidore has twice scored at Children’s Mercy Park, registering the lone goal in the USA’s 1-0 defeat of Guadeloupe in the 2011 Gold Cup Group Stage, as well as a 2-0 World Cup Qualifying win against Jamaica on Oct. 11, 2013.
  • Should either Arriola or Zardes score in Wednesday’s match against Panama, they would become the first USMNT player to score in all three group stage matches at a Concacaf Gold Cup.
  • With his next appearance, veteran midfielder Michael Bradley (22 GP) would move into a tie with Kasey Keller (23 GP) for third on the USMNT’s all-time Gold Cup caps list.


  • As of June 18, 2019, the U.S. roster has an average age of 25 years, 251 days and 24 caps.
  • Ten players on the roster have previous Gold Cup experience, led by Michael Bradley (4 tournaments), Jozy Altidore, Omar Gonzalez and Sean Johnson (3), Tim Ream and Gyasi Zardes (2), and Paul Arriola, Matt Miazga Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan (1).
  • Of the 10 players above, only Tim Ream was not part of the 2017 Gold Cup championship squad.
  • A majority of the roster comes from Major League Soccer, with 17 players representing 12 clubs.
  • Six players come from clubs outside of MLS, with four from England, and one each from Germany and Portugal.
  • Along with most tournament’s played, Bradley leads all players on the roster with 22 Gold Cup appearances, followed by Zardes (12), Altidore (10), Gonzalez (9), Jordan Morris and Paul Arriola (7 each).
  • Eight players on the roster have registered goals in the Gold Cup: Altidore and Zardes (4 each), Bradley, Gonzalez and Morris (3 each), Arriola, Boyd and Long (2 each), Miazga and Pulisic (1 each).
  • LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller is the only player on the Gold Cup roster looking for his USMNT debut.
  •  Only five players were born when the USA won the inaugural Gold Cup title in 1991: Altidore, Bradley, Gonzalez Johnson and Ream.


  • Beginning with the inaugural title in 1991, the U.S. has lifted the Gold Cup on six occasions. The USA returned the trophy home in 2002 and won again in 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2017.
  • The USA has more wins in the CONCACAF Gold Cup than any other nation, going 58-8-9 all-time.
  • The U.S. has gone an impressive 35-1-4 during the Group Stage.
  • The MNT has advanced to the final on 10 occasions: 1991, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2017.
  • The USA has made it to the semifinals in 13 out of 14 tournaments, missing out only in 2000.


  • The USA and Panama will meet for the eighth consecutive Gold Cup on Wednesday, and 10th time overall in the competition.
  • The USA holds a 13-1-6 overall advantage against Panama and are 5-1-3 in Gold Cup play.
  • Panama handed the USA its only loss in the Gold Cup group stage, coming in a 2-1 defeat on June 11, 2011 in Tampa.
  • The USA and Panama have faced off in two different Gold Cup Finals. In 2005, the teams played to a 0-0 draw before the USA took the title 3-1 on penalty kicks at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. In 2013, Brek Shea scored to give the USA a 1-0 victory at Soldier Field in Chicago.
  • Michael Bradley scored in the last USA-Panama match at Children’s Mercy Park, providing the USA goal in a 1-1 draw in the 2015 Gold Cup Group finale.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Luis Mejía (Nacional/URU; 21/0), José Calderón (Comunicaciones/GUA; 36/0), Orlando Mosquera (Tauro; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (8): Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes/USA; 60/1), Erick Davis (Dunajská Streda/SLO; 48/0), Fidel Escobar (Correcaminos/MEX; 37/1), Kevin Galván (Sporting San Miguelito; 4/0), Adolfo Machado (The Strongest/BOL; 83/2), Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls/USA; 32/3), Francisco Palacios (San Francisco; 5/0), Román Torres (Seattle Sounders FC/USA; 112/10)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Édgar Bárcenas (Oviedo/ESP; 34/1), Omar Browne (Montreal Impact/CAN; 5/0), Armando Cooper (Maccabi Petah Tikva/ISR; 107/8), Alberto Quintero (Universitario/PER; 97/4), José Luis Rodríguez (Alaves B/ESP; 14/0), Marcos Sánchez (Tauro; 40/2) 

FORWARDS (4): Abdiel Arroyo (Arabe Unido; 45/6), Rolando Blackburn (The Strongest/BOL; 34/5), José Fajarado (Al-Kawkab/KSA; 7/0), Gabriel Torres (Universidad de Chile/CHI; 80/15)


  • Panama is coached by former striker Julio Dely Valdes, who registered 18 goals in 44 appearances from 1991-2005. Dely Valdes previously managed Panama in 2006 and again from 2010-13, leading los Canaleros to the 2013 Gold Cup Final.
  • Four players are current MLS teammates with players on the USMNT. Harold Cummings lines up with Nick Lima at the San Jose Earthquakes, Michael Murillo plays with Aaron Long at the New York Red Bulls, Román Torres teams with Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan at Seattle Sounders FC, and Omar Browne works with Daniel Lovitz at the Montreal Impact.
  • Three other players have previously played in MLS: Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo; 2017-18), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls; 2017-18), and Armando Cooper (Toronto FC; 2016-17).

– ussoccer.com –

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Jun 25, 2019


Los Rayados llegamos a la Riviera Maya, en donde trabajaremos al máximo esta segunda parte de la Pretemporada Rayada, en búsqueda de nuevos éxitos en esta Temporada 2019-2020.

Dirigidos por Diego Alonso, los albiazules arrancamos la mañana de trabajo con la primer sesión de trabajo en cancha; llegamos al campo de golf del Hotel Moon Palace, en donde realizamos ejercicios con balón, presión alta y toque de primera intención.

Para la segunda parte de la primera sesión cerramos con futbol de alta intensidad con jugadas defensivas y ofensivas.

En la segunda sesión del día, realizamos ejercicios de fuerza y potencia, en donde bajo las órdenes de Mauricio Marchetti, preparador físico albiazul, nos ponemos a tono para tener la mejor condición física y estar en nuestro punto más alto de cara al inicio del Torneo.

Para el final del día, los Rayados realizamos dos “toritos” para relajar los músculos pero sin aflojar el ritmo, y por su parte los porteros albiazules trabajaron a máxima potencia.

Un interescuadras de alta intensidad en donde se trabajaron ejercicios puntuales en ataque y en defensa fue lo que cerró el trabajo en el primer día de Pretemporada Rayada en la Riviera Maya.

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LA Galaxy listo para disputar el primer California Clásico de la temporada

Jun 25, 2019

LA Galaxy listo para disputar el primer California Clásico de la temporada

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 24 de junio, 2019) – LA Galaxy (10-6-1, 31 puntos) jugará otro partido en condición de visitante esta semana cuando enfrente a San Jose Earthquakes (5-6-4, 19 puntos) a las 7 p.m. PT el sábado, 23 de junio en el Stanford Stadium (Spectrum SportsNet).

LA Galaxy registra un récord de 31-22-15 en todos los tiempos ante San Jose Earthquakes. La temporada pasada ante los Earthquakes, Galaxy permaneció invicto con una victoria de 1-0 en mayo del 2018 en el Dignity Health Sports Park y un empate de 3-3 ante San Jose en el Stanford Stadium en junio del año pasado. Romain Alessandrini anotó gol en ambos partidos, mientras que Zlatan Ibrahimović marcó un doblete en el partido jugado en el Stanford Stadium.

Galaxy completó la primera parte de la temporada con una victoria ante FC Cincinnati el sábado por la tarde, derrotando a los de casa por 2-0 en el Nippert Stadium. Ema Boateng anotó su primer gol del año mientras que Favio Álvarez marcó un gol y sumó una asistencia.

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Ryan Walsh-Lewis Paulin and Ohara Davies-Miguel Vazquez LIVE on ESPN+

Jun 25, 2019
Ryan Walsh-Lewis Paulin and Ohara Davies-Miguel Vazquez LIVE on ESPN+ Friday, June 28    

Scheduled four-bout stream from London’s York Hall set to begin at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. PT
(June 24, 2019) — British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh will make the sixth defense of his title in a 12-round showdown against the unbeaten Lewis Paulin on the latest edition of #MTKFightNight Friday, June 28 at York Hall in London.
In the 10-round super lightweight co-feature, loquacious contender Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies will take on former lightweight world champion Miguel Vazquez.
Walsh-Paulin and Davies-Vazquez will headline a scheduled four-bout stream on ESPN+ — the leading multi-sport streaming service — beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
Walsh (23-2-2, 11 KOs) has held the British featherweight title since 2015, when he edged Samir Mouneimne by split decision to win the vacant belt. He is unbeaten in three bouts — all defenses of the British title — since losing a split decision in October 2016 to Dennis Ceylan for the vacant European featherweight title. Paulin (12-0, 3 KOs), from Edinburgh, Scotland, is taking a massive step up in class, as he has only two wins against foes with winning records. He is two fights removed from winning the Scottish featherweight title via decision against then-unbeaten Stephen Tiffney.
Davies (18-2, 14 KOs) turned pro in 2014 following a brief amateur career and became one of Great Britain’s leading prospects following a 15-0 start to his pro career. He stumbled in a bid for the Commonwealth super lightweight title against Josh Taylor, suffering a pair of knockdowns en route to a seventh-round stoppage loss. Davies rebounded with a trio of wins before dropping a competitive decision to Jack Catterall last October.
Vazquez (41-7, 15 KOs), from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, famously lost a split decision to Canelo Alvarez in his professional debut in 2006. In August 2010, he won the vacant IBF world lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Ji Hoon Kim. He would go on to defend the title six times before dropping a razor-thin split decision to Mickey Bey in September 2014. He is 7-3 since losing the world title, most recently upsetting Ghislain Maduma by split decision in Maduma’s adopted hometown of Montreal.
Friday’s stream will also include:In a 10-round showdown featuring a pair of unbeaten super lightweights, Daniel “Danny Darko” Egbunike (4-0, 3 KOs) will take on Martin McDonagh (5-0, 0 KOs).
 Former European super lightweight champion and recent world title challenger Anthony Yigit (23-1-1, 8 KOs) will fight Siar Ozgul (15-3, 3 KOs) in an eight-rounder.
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