Jul 1, 2019


Rapinoe’s Two Goals Give Her Five in the Tournament, Four in Her Last Two Games; 
England Awaits USA in Lyon for World Cup Semifinal on Tuesday, July 2 at 3 p.m. ET (FOX, Telemundo)

PARIS, France (June 28, 2019) – Inside a packed and sweltering Parc des Princes, the U.S. Women’s National Team battled past 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup host France and into the tournament semifinals with a 2-1 victory in front of 45,595 fans. Megan Rapinoe scored both goals for the Americans, one in each half, as the USA withstood a late France surge to keep their World Cup title hopes on track. The crowd was one of the most electric in Women’s World Cup history with the American fans coming out in droves to help push the USA to victory.

The U.S. Women became the only nation to advance to the semifinals of all eight Word Cups that have been contested. Rapinoe’s two goals gave her five during the World Cup, tying her for most in the tournament with Alex Morgan.

The U.S. will next take on an impressive England team that defeated Norway 3-0 in the opening game of the quarterfinal round on Thursday. Kickoff for the USA-England semifinal at Stade de Lyon is set for 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 2, and the game will be broadcast on FOX and Telemundo.

U.S. head coach Jill Ellis fielded the same starting XI that defeated Spain 2-1 in the Round of 16 with the continuity paying off in midfield as Rose Lavelle (and later Lindsey Horan), Julie Ertz and Samantha Mewis put in an epic shift while consistently helping stymie the France attack before it could get in dangerous areas.

When France did advance into the final third, outside backs Crystal Dunn and Kelley O’Hara, and center backs Becky Sauerbrunn and Abby Dahlkemper were in the right places at the right times to shut down Les Bleues talented attackers, with Dunn in particular limiting Kadidiatou Diani’s influence on the game. France had 20 shots but put just five on goal while the USA put eight of it’s 10 shots on frame.

The match opened with a bang as Ertz sent an early missile straight at France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi inside the first minute. The opening salvo was a sign of things to come as the USA’s furious start led the opening goal when Morgan was brought down by Griedge Mbock Bathy, earning the France defender a yellow card and the U.S. a free kick deep on the left wing just outside the penalty area.

From the set piece, Rapinoe whipped in a low cross on frame that ripped through traffic, through the legs of France captain Amandine Henry and past a screened Bouhaddi for a fifth minute lead. It was the third time in its last three games the U.S. took the lead inside the opening 10 minutes.

The U.S. carried the lead into half time after ceding the majority of possession to France, which was unable to put any of its six shots on target during the first half. Immediately after the restart, Mewis, on a shot from distance, and then Tobin Heath on the rebound, tested Bouhaddi who had to concede a corner kick from which Morgan saw a goal-bound shot blocked.

The U.S. continued to absorb pressure through the hour mark before Ellis turned to her bench, bringing on Horan in the 63rd minute. Two minutes later Rapinoe scored what would stand as the game winner when Morgan and Heath combined down the right touchline leading to a Heath cross that rolled to a solitary Rapinoe on the back post where she calmly slotted home her fifth goal of the tournament from close range.

Ten minutes later, a dubious offside call on Dunn denied Heath a goal that would have put the USA up 3-0.

Given a reprieve by the assistant referee’s flag, France also went to its bench looking for fresh legs to galvanize an attack the U.S. had largely stifled through the first 70 minutes. France, which likely deserved a goal on the night, got it in 81st minute off a free kick that landed on the head of the always dangerous Wendie Renard in the middle of the box and the 6-foot-1 towering defender finished well to pull the home side to within one.

With the end of the match in sight, the U.S. defense stood tall and the attackers salted away the remaining time. Alyssa Naeher had a stellar game in goal while ultimately making four saves as the USA took the sting out of the game in added time by winning a series of free kicks and driving the ball into the corners to haul themselves over the finish line and into the World Cup semifinals.

Next on the Schedule: The USA faces 2019 SheBelieves Cup winners England in the semifinals on Tuesday, July 2 at 3 p.m. ET at Stade de Lyon in Lyon. 
Broadcast information: FOX, Telemundo 
Social: TwitterInstagram (@ussoccer_wnt) and Facebook

Goal Scoring Rundown: 
USA – Megan Rapinoe, 5th minute: 
Off a long throw-in down the left wing, Alex Morgan got a step on France right back Griedge Mbock Bathy, who pulled the fleet footed U.S. attacker down near the left sideline, earning a yellow card. From the ensuing free kick, Rapinoe sent a low ball into the danger area, past the crashing Julie Ertz, through the legs of France captain Amandine Henry and past a screened Bouhaddi. The ball skipped unimpeded through goal mouth traffic into the back of the next to give the USA the lead. USA 1, FRA 0 [WATCH]

USA – Megan Rapinoe (Tobin Heath), 65th minute: The U.S. hit the French on the break with a fantastic passing sequence that Morgan initiated by sending Heath free down the right sideline. With a defender closing in, Heath cut the ball back toward the top of the six and it rolled to an unmarked Rapinoe who one-timed it into the lower left corner to double the lead. USA 2, FRA 0 [WATCH]

FRA – Wendie Renard (Gaëtane Thiney), 81st minute: France won a free kick that Thiney lofted into the center of the box where it was met by Renard, who sliced in between two defenders and only needed to direct her header on goal to bulge the back of the net. USA 2, FRA 1 [WATCH] FINAL

Additional Notes:

  • The USA is an unbeaten 4-0-0 vs. France in world championship competitions, including a win in the 2011 Women’s World cup semifinals and a pair of victories in Olympic competition.
  • The USA is 18-3-3 all-time against France, but the last 10 games following the meeting at the 2012 Olympics have produced a 5-3-2 record for the USA as France has risen into the world’s elite. The USA has now played France five times in France, compiling a 3-2-0 record.
  • The U.S. is unbeaten in its last 15 Women’s World Cup matches (12W-3D), winning the last ten in a row. They are now only the second team to win 10 consecutive WWC matches, matching Norway’s run from 95 to 99.
  • After the win vs. France, the USWNT is now 38-4-6 all-time in World Cup play, outscoring opponents 134-37 in 48 games. The 38 wins, 48 games-played and 134 goals scored are all FIFA Women’s World Cup records.
  • With France’s defeat, the United States remains the only nation to make it past the quarterfinal stage as host of the World Cup, winning the competition in 1999 and finishing third in 2003.
  • The opening goal was the USA’s fourth goal in the opening 15 minutes of this WWC. France, with three, was the only other country with more than one goal in the opening 15 minutes of matches.
  • Megan Rapinoe has been directly involved in 14 goals in her 16 appearances at the Women’s World Cup (eight goals, six assists). Since the start of the 2011 tournament, only Carli Lloyd (13) has had a hand in nearly as many WWC goals for the USWNT.
  • The USWNT has not lost a game in which Rapinoe has scored since a 3-2 loss to Brazil in 2014, 15 games (13W-2D).
  • The quarterfinal match against France was U.S. head coach Jill Ellis’ 125th in charge of the USA, giving her the record of most games coached in U.S. history, breaking a tie with April Heinrichs (124).
  • The victory was also the 100th of Ellis’ career at the helm of the U.S. WNT. Only the late Tony DiCicco (105) has more.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. France 
Date: June 28, 2019 
Competition: 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup; Quarterfinals 
Venue: Parc des Princes; Paris, France 
Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET (9 p.m. local) 
Attendance: 45,595 
Weather: 85 degrees, sunny

Scoring Summary: 1 2 
USA                          1 1 2 
FRA                          0 1 1

USA – Megan Rapinoe                                    5th minute 
USA – Megan Rapinoe (Tobin Heath)             65 
FRA – Wendie Renard (Gaëtane Thiney)        81

USA: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 3-Samantha Mewis (10-Carli Lloyd, 82), 16-Rose Lavelle (9-Lindsey Horan, 63); 17-Tobin Heath, 13-Alex Morgan (capt.), 15-Megan Rapinoe (23-Christen Press, 87) 
Substitutes not used: 2-Mallory Pugh, 6-Morgan Brian, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Tierna Davidson, 14-Emily Sonnett, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 20-Allie Long, 21-Adrianna Franch, 22-Jessica McDonald 
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

FRA: 16-Sarah Bouhaddi; 4-Marion Torrent, 19-Griedge Mbock Bathy, 3-Wendie Renard, 10-Amel Majri; 6-Amandine Henry, 17-Gaëtane Thiney, 15-Elise Bussaglia; 11-Kadidiatou Diani, 13-Valerie Gauvin (20-Delphine Cascarino, 76), 9-Eugenie Le Sommer (18-Viviane Asseyi, 82) 
Substitutes not used: 1-Solene Durand, 21-Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, 2-Eve Perisset, 5-Aissatou Tounkara, 7-Sakina Karchaoui, 8-Grace Geyoro, 12-Emelyne Laurent, 14-Charlotte Bilbault, 22-Julie Debever, 23-Maeva Clemaron 
Head Coach: Corinne Diacre

Stats Summary: USA / FRA 
Shots: 10 / 20 
Shots on goal: 8 / 5 
Saves: 4 / 6 
Corner Kicks: 3 / 7 
Fouls: 11 / 8 
Offside: 3 / 6

Misconduct Summary: 
FRA – Griedge Mbock Bathy (caution) 4th minute 
FRA – Elise Bussaglia (caution) 94

Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR) 
Assistant Referee 1: Maryna Striletska (UKR) 
Assistant Referee 2: Oleksandra Ardasheva (UKR) 
Fourth Official: Kate Jacewicz (AUS)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Megan Rapinoe


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Multiple Suspects Arrested, Charged in Human Smuggling, Kidnapping Investigation

Jul 1, 2019
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced at a news conference today (June 28) that investigators in the HPD Vice, Homicide and Narcotics Divisions have arrested five suspects charged in a human smuggling / kidnapping investigation.

The suspects are identified as Jose Silvestre Chavarrieta-Gusman (H/m, 18), Fredy Moreno-Gil (H/m, 26), Gabriel Salazar-Bautista (H/m, 35), Jose Manuel Aviles-Diaz (H/m, 26) and Moris Gudiel Campos-Gomez (H/m, 39).  All are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity by kidnapping in the 184th State District Court.  Additional charges were filed on Campos-Gomez, Aviles-Diaz and Chavarrieta-Gusman in the same court. 

Booking photos of the suspects are attached to this news release.

On June 5, a family contacted HPD to report their relative was being held in Houston for ransom and the kidnappers would not release them without a specific amount of money.
Detectives from the Homicide Division, the Vice Division’s Human Trafficking Unit and Criminal Intelligence Division were contacted and quickly formed a task force, along with the Narcotics Division and the Northwest Patrol Division Tactical Units.
Within a very short period of time, detectives located the suspects and began a rescue operation and investigation.  Detectives were able to locate the stash house at 10427 Rockcrest Road, the various locations of the suspects involved and the location of multiple victims also being held for ransom.  Detectives also discovered that one female victim of the kidnappers was being forced to perform sexual acts with multiple suspects.
Of the five suspects arrested, three are charged with sexual assault.  Additional federal charges are possible as the investigation continues. 

The investigation determined 18 victims – 16 males and two females – were being held for ransom.  Detectives recovered four guns, more than $10,000 and 19 grams of cocaine.
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Jul 1, 2019


En el Club de Futbol Monterrey nos reportamos en gran nivel de cara al inicio del Torneo Apertura 2019 y lo demostramos día a día en cada sesión Entrenamiento de nuestra Pretemporada Rayada.

Los dirigidos por Diego Alonso dejan el alma en cada jugada y cada balón, demostrando el compromiso con los colores del Monterrey.

Este día, en la primer sesión de la jornada, los albiazules realizamos ejercicios de coordinación y resistencia bajo las órdenes de Mauricio Marchetto, Preparador Físico de los del Cerro de la Silla.

Para la segunda parte de la práctica, futbol de alta intensidad y remates a portería fue lo que se pudo ver, en donde los Rayados dejamos todo en cada jugada y nuestras mejores habilidades en el remate a portería.

En la segunda sesión del día, volvimos a nuestros Torneos de Tenis-Balón, en donde la magia, las jugadas de fantasía y la Actitud Rayada se dejó ver entre los jugadores albiazules.

Para cerrar el día de Trabajo, los de Diego Alonso realizamos un interescuadras de alta intensidad en donde se peleó cada balón al máximo y con gran entrega para estar en el más alto nivel futbolístico en este arranque de Temporada.

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Jul 1, 2019


Photos and VideosPhoto Credit: Janine Garcia/Golden Boy Additional Photos: Stacey Verbeek-Hoganphotos/Golden BoyVideo Credit: Golden Boy 

GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS (June 27, 2019): Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) hosted a press conference at The Epic Theater of The Epic Recreation Center in his hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas to speak about his upcoming 10-round welterweight fight against former world title challenger Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs). The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN
Below is what today’s participants had to say at the press conference: 
VERGIL ORTIZ JR., Welterweight Contender:
“I want to acknowledge a great police officer who passed away in earlier in this month. I want to send my condolences to his family. I want to thank Golden Boy. I want to thank all of my friends for agreeing to be on this card. I want to thank my dad and Robert Garcia for training me hard. I want to thank Hector Beltran as well. I want to thank Hector as well for carrying me on Fortnite. This fight is going to be explosive. I can’t express the magnitude of this event and how awesome it is. It’s going to be great fight. I’m proud and excited to be fighting in Grand Prairie.”
ROBERT GARCIA, Trainer of Vergil Ortiz Jr.:
“Texas is like home to us. We always get nothing but support from all of you guys. I’m very excited to be back with your local hero and future star. He is great kid inside and outside out of the ring. When it comes to boxing in the ring, this kid is something special. He’ll be someone this city will be proud of for many years to come. The future for this kid is unbelievable, and this is the start of it. I’m sure one day he’ll be fighting in the big stadiums in the Dallas area.”
ALEX RINCON, Super Welterweight Prospect:
“I’m really excited to put on a show back home. We all have a lot of fans. We really want to show Golden Boy why Texas is the place when it comes to boxing. Thank you to Golden Boy and DAZN.”
GEORGE RINCON, Super Lightweight Prospect:
“I’m really excited to be on this card with fighters I grew up with. I’m really looking forward to August 10. A big shout out to Lamont Roach Sr., who is my manager, and the NoXcuse Boxing Gym. I’m really excited to showcase my skills on this card.”
TRISTAN KALKREUTH, Light Heavyweight Prospect:
“I want to thank Golden Boy, my team, Ronnie Shields and my manager. I also want to tell kids to stay dedicated to what you are doing. I’m 17 years old, and I’m signed to Golden Boy. I’ve been boxing for 8 years. It’s all about working and dedication.”
ROBERT GASPARRI, Chief Operating Officer of Golden Boy:
“We are happy to be returning to this great state of Texas for yet another exciting night of boxing action. Antonio Orozco could not make it today. But he has promised to ruin Vergil Ortiz’s homecoming party and derail his plans to become world champion.
But I spoke to people out here. They think otherwise. In fact, they have a saying out here. They say, “Don’t Mess With Texas!” We expect an explosive fight between two of the best and most talented fighters from the Golden Boy stable.”
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.  Tickets for Ortiz vs. Orozco are on sale and are priced at $125, $75, $50, and $30, plus applicable taxes, fees, and service charges. Tickets can be purchased at,, by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at The Theatre at Grand Prairie Box Office (Monday -Saturday 11:00 am CT – 3:00 pm CT or 972-854-5076)

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 501 Greens Road

Jul 1, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a juvenile male at 501 Greens Road #605 about 8:45 p.m. on June 20.

The suspect, Marco Jason Ruiz (H/m, 17), is charged with manslaughter, burglary to commit aggravated assault and tampering/fabricating evidence in the 351st State District Court.  A booking photo of Ruiz is attached to this news release.

The male victim, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives C. Lamont, R. Moss and E. May reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address.  Upon arrival, they found the victim deceased, lying on the apartment patio.  Witnessed reported seeing Ruiz flee the scene and enter another apartment in the same complex.  Officers took Ruiz into custody without incident and, following an interview with HPD Homicide Division detectives, he was charged in this case.
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HFD to Purchase Life-Saving Exit Locators

Jul 1, 2019

HFD to Purchase Exit Locators with Funds Requested by CM Mike Knox

Mayor Sylvester Turner approved CM Knox’s request for the use of unspent council funds to secure the purchase

HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department can now begin the process of purchasing exit locators thanks to newly allocated funds from the City. These exit locators are called the “Fire Fighter’s Friend” and could save firefighter lives.  The devices are rugged pieces of equipment and have proven very valuable on fire scenes and would replace the HFD’s current devices.  Exit locators are placed just to the right of a door or opening during a fire attack and/or primary search. The strobe light and siren can be immediately activated so if a firefighter gets lost in a structure they can see or hear the exit locator and use it as a guide to safety. 

“These devices can make all the difference if a firefighter is lost or disoriented while inside a burning structure. A huge thank you to CM Knox and Mayor Turner’s administration for making taxpayer funds available for this purchase,” Sam Pena, Fire Chief.

The exit locators will be purchased from Safety Lamp of Houston for $25,000. This purchase is in support of the HFD’s Health and Safety Initiative spearheaded by Fire Chief Sam Pena.

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Jul 1, 2019


Jozy Altidore’s 66th-Minute Strike Is Fifth of His Career in Gold Cup Play; 
USA Keeps Clean Sheets in All Three Group Matches for Second Time in Its History; 
USA Moves on to Quarterfinal Matchup vs. Curaçao in Philadelphia on June 30 at 8 p.m. ET (FS1, Univision, UDN)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (June 26, 2019) – Before17,037 boisterous fans at Children’s Mercy Park, the U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Panama 1-0 to win Group D of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup thanks to Jozy Altidore’s 66 th-minute strike. The victory completes a perfect group stage run for the USA, which kept clean sheets in all three matches for just the second time in its history while also finishing with a +11 goal differential, the team’s best ever mark in a Gold Cup group stage.

The USA (3-0-0; 9pts) and Panama (2-1-0; 6pts) advance from Group D to take on the second and first place teams from Group C, respectively. In Group C, Curaçao (1-1-1; 4pts) grabbed a second place finish thanks to a last-second goal from Jurien Gaari that earned the island nation a 1-1 tie with group winners Jamaica (1-0-2; 5pts) on the final match day and a date with the USA in the tournament quarterfinals. Kickoff for USA-Curaçao is set for 8 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on FS1, Univision and UDN.

2019 Gold Cup – Group D Standings

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Both sides fielded revamped lineups compared to their first two group games with U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter making wholesale changes to the USA’s starting XI, which had remained unchanged through the opening pair of matches. The U.S. was not without experience on the field however as Altidore (113 caps), captain for the match Omar Gonzalez (51) and Jordan Morris (30) bolstered a lineup that included Gold Cup debutants Daniel Lovitz and Jonathan Lewis.

The USA amassed two-thirds of the possession and played a majority of the game in midfield and their offensive third, while limiting Panama to the odd counter attack and a solitary shot on target. With more than 20 touches in the Panama penalty area, the U.S. attack needed the first half to find its cutting edge as Altidore sent the Americans’ two best chances of the opening 45 minutes wide of the left post and directly at José Calderón in the Panama goal.

On the half hour mark, Djordje Mihailovic put Lewis in on goal but the pass forced the speedy winger to slow up entering the box, and his shot was blocked by recovering Panama defender Fidel Escobar.

While the game got stretched in the final 10 minutes of the opening half, resulting in U.S. goalkeeper Sean Johnson making the one save he was called upon to make in the match, he and the USA defense hunkered down after the break to provide the U.S. the stability it needed to attack at will.

The U.S. defense also played a role in the game winning goal as center back Matt Miazga got on the end of Mihailovic’s corner kick and headed it toward goal, causing a poor clearance from Kevin Galván that Altidore capitalized on in the 66th minute to score the game winner.

Goal Scoring Rundown: 
USA – Jozy Altidore, 66th minute: A corner kick from the right flag was lifted to the far side of the penalty area for Matt Miazga to head toward goal. An attempted clearance by Panama sent the ball further into danger near the right post where Altidore tracked the flight of the ball and spun with it in order to set up a bicycle kick that bulged the back of the net. USA 1, PAN 0 [WATCH] FINAL

Additional Notes:

  • With the win, the USA clinched the top spot in its Gold Cup group for the 14th time in 15 tournaments.
  • Jozy Altidore earned his first start and collected his first goal since his brace in the USA’s 4-0 World Cup Qualifying win against Panama on Oct. 6, 2017. Altidore’s goal was the 42nd of his international career and fifth all-time in the Gold Cup.
  • The strike was Altidore’s fourth all-time against Panama and third international goal at Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy Park.
  • Gregg Berhalter made 11 changes to the starting XI that began the first two group stage matches. With the swaps, 22 have played for the USA during the group stage with only goalkeeper Tyler Miller yet to appear.
  • Veteran defender Omar Gonzalez captained the USMNT for the first time. Gonzalez is the eighth different player to wear the armband in the team’s nine matches under Gregg Berhalter in 2019. The others: Aaron Long (2 games), Michael Bradley, Matt Miazga, Tim Ream, Zack Steffen, Wil Trapp and DeAndre Yedlin.
  • Defender Daniel Lovitz and winger Jonathan Lewis made their Gold Cup debuts.
  • Goalkeeper Sean Johnson made one save to keep his fourth career clean sheet.
  • The 2019 tournament marks the second time the USA has kept clean sheets in three group stage matches when the Gold Cup has featured four-team groups. The first instance occurred in 2007.
  • The +11 goal differential is the USA’s best in the Gold Cup group stage. The previous best mark came in 2013 when the team went +9 in matches against Belize, Cuba and Costa Rica.
  • The USMNT is 14-1-6 all-time against Panama, 12-1-4 on home soil and 6-1-4 in Concacaf Gold Cup play.
  • The USMNT is 35-1-4 all-time in the Gold Cup Group Stage.
  • The 2019 January Camp friendly vs. Panama is the only friendly match the teams have played in their last 10 encounters. It was only the second friendly the teams have ever played, with all 19 other matches, including tonight’s win coming in official competition (Gold Cup or World Cup qualifying).
  • Before tonight’s match, the U.S. and Panama had tied their three most recent Gold Cup matches – one of which was the 2015 tournament’s third place game that Los Canaleros eventually won on PKs 3-2. The USA’s last Gold Cup victory against Panama was a 1-0 win to claim the 2013 tournament title.

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

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Panama 
Date: June 26, 2019 
Competition: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup – Group D 
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kansas 
Attendance: 17,037 
Kickoff: 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. local time) 
Weather: 82 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary: 1   2   
USA                          0   1   1 
PAN                          0   0   1

USA – Jozy Altidore               66th minute

USA: 12-Sean Johnson; 14-Reggie Cannon, 19-Matt Miazga, 3-Omar Gonzalez (capt.), 16-Daniel Lovitz; 15-Cristian Roldan, 6-Wil Trapp, 20-Djordje Mihailovic; 11-Jordan Morris (21-Tyler Boyd, 70), 17-Jozy Altidore (9-Gyasi Zardes, 83), 18-Jonathan Lewis (10-Christian Pulisic, 65) 
Substitutes not used: 1-Zack Steffen, 22-Tyler Miller, 2-Nick Lima, 4-Michael Bradley, 5-Walker Zimmerman, 7-Paul Arriola, 8-Weston McKennie, 13-Tim Ream, 23-Aaron Long 
Head Coach: Gregg Berhalter

PAN: 12-Jose Calderon; 2-Francisco Palacios, 13-Adolfo Machado (capt.), 3-Harold Cummings, 6-Kevin Galvan (23-Michael Murillo, 76); 21-Omar Browne, 4-Fidel Escobar, 8-Marcos Sanchez, 7-Jose Luis Rodriguez; 17-Jose Fajardo (18-Abdiel Arroyo, 46), 9-Gabriel Torres (10-Edgar Barcenas, 68) 
Substitutes not used: 1-Luis Mejia, 22-Orlando Mosquera, 5-Roman Torres, 11-Armando Cooper, 14-Valentín Pimental, 15-Eric Davis, 16-Rolando Blackburn, 19-Alberto Quintero, 20-Ernesto Walker
Head coach: Julio Dely Valdes

Stats Summary: USA / PAN 
Shots: 7 / 7 
Shots on Goal: 2 / 1 
Saves: 1 / 1 
Corner Kicks: 3 / 0 
Fouls: 17 / 12 
Offside: 0 / 2

Misconduct Summary: 
PAN – Kevin Galvan (caution)            74th minute

Referee: Abdulrahman Al-jassim (QAT) 
Assistant Referee 1: Taleb Al Mari (QAT) 
Assistant Referee 2: Saoud Al Maqaleh (QAT) 
4th Official: Reon Radix (GRN)

Budweiser Man of the Match: Jozy Altidore


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Jul 1, 2019


En este octavo día de Pretemporada Rayada, tercero en el Caribe Mexicano, los albiazules trabajamos a la más alta intensidad de cara al inicio del Apertura 2019.

Por la mañana sostuvimos nuestra primer sesión de trabajo en donde después de un par de dinámicas por Equipo, para acrecentar el ánimo y la intensidad en el Plantel, realizamos ejercicios con el balón.

Centros, remate a portería y tiro de media distancia fue lo que se pudo observar en la práctica de esta mañana en la Riviera Maya.

Para el mediodía, los dirigidos por Diego Alonso pasamos a la segunda sesión de entrenamiento en el Gimnasio del Hotel Moon Palace, en donde trabajamos fuerza e intensidad para mejorar el rendimiento físico del grupo.

Para la última sesión del día, bajo las órdenes del Preparador Físico, Mauricio Marchetti, los del Cerro de la Silla realizaron ejercicios de toque de balón y coordinación.

En el cierre del día de trabajo, tiros a portería con ambos perfiles fue lo que dió por finalizado el entrenamiento de esta jornada.

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Ray Beltrán y Richard Commey batallarán por título mundial peso ligero

Jul 1, 2019
Ray Beltrán y Richard Commey batallarán por título mundial
peso ligero este viernes por ESPN Deportes 

En vivo por ESPN y ESPN Deportes este viernes
desde el Pechanga Resort Casino en Temecula, California

El choque en 154 libras entre el invicto contendiente dominicano
Carlos Adames y Patrick Day servirá como co-estelar


(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)
TEMECULA, Calif. (26 de junio del 2019) – El camino hacia la supremacía del peso ligero continuará este viernes en el Pechanga Resort Casino cuando el campeón mundial peso ligero de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) haga la primera defensa de su título contra el ex campeón mundial y guerrero mexicano Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs).

Se espera que el ganador del choque Commey vs. Beltrán pelee con el ganador del choque eliminatorio de la FIB del 19 de julio entre el sensacional invicto Teofimo López y el veterano japonés Masayoshi Nakatani. El ganador de este torneo podría posiblemente enfrentar al campeón unificado Vasiliy Lomachenko por los cuatro cinturones de peso ligero a principios del 2020.

Beltrán perdió su título peso ligero de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) ante el boricua José Pedraza en agosto pasado, pero se recuperó al detener al invicto contendiente súperligero Hiroki Okada en febrero.

Commey fulminó a Isa Chaniev en dos asaltos el 2 de febrero en Frisco, Texas, para capturar el título vacante.

En el choque co-estelar, el fuerte pegador dominicano de 154 libras Carlos “Caballo Bronco” Adames (17-0, 14 KOs) defenderá sus cinturones NABO y NABF en una batalla a 10 rondas contra  Patrick Day (17-2-1, 6 KOs).

Esto fue lo que dijeron los combatientes durante la conferencia de prensa final:
Richard Commey

“Ser un campeón del mundo es genial. Regresé a casa y todos me recibieron en el aeropuerto. Fue como una bienvenida de héroe. Fue increíble. Solo le agradezco a Dios por eso”.

“Cada vez que me preparo para una pelea, no trato de noquear a mi oponente. Solo trabajo duro, y siempre el nocaut llega como un bono extra. Mi entrenador principal, Andre Rozier, siempre me lleva al máximo. Mi oponente es un tipo fuerte, un tipo duro, y yo también. Será una buena pelea, pero yo soy el campeón, y voy a quedarme con el cinturón.”

Ray Beltrán

Sobre seguir en la cima del deporte después de casi 20 años como profesional.
“Siento que lo hice de la manera más difícil. Incluso cuando el deporte o el mundo del boxeo no creían en mí, fue cuando tuve que creer en mí mismo. Creo que por eso estoy aquí. La gente dudaba de mí. Creo que hace 10 años, los expertos en boxeo ni siquiera pensaban que yo era un peleador entre los diez primeros. Nadie me dio una oportunidad. Tenía que ir y tomarla, y estoy luchando por otro título mundial. No se trata de si las personas creen en ti. Debes creer en ti mismo”.

“No quiero demostrar nada a nadie. Quiero demostrarme a mí mismo lo que puedo hacer. Me han dudado la mayor parte de mi carrera y no importa lo que haga o lo que logre, nunca es suficiente, así que no estoy preocupado por eso”.

“Vengo de una infancia muy dura. No había esperanza. Nunca me sentí satisfecho con lo que la vida puso delante de mí. El dicho: ‘Si la vida te da limones, haz limonada’. No quiero obtener limones. Quiero obtener lo que quiero de la vida. Esa es mi mentalidad”.

Carlos Adames

“Tuve un muy buen récord amateur. Soy un peleador muy talentoso, y también lo es Patrick Day, pero no hay un luchador vivo que pueda derrotarme en el ring”.

Sobre entrenar con Robert Garcia y agregar un nutricionista a su equipo

“Son un gran equipo. He estado entrenando duro con Robert y Perfecting Athletesen la parte nutricional, pero también tengo mucha confianza en mi talento”.

“La República Dominicana es conocida por tener buenos jugadores de béisbol, pero estoy tratando de hacer saber que el país también tiene buenos boxeadores”.

Patrick Day

“Mi éxito más reciente viene de mi interior, mi hambre, mi deseo. Solo quiero ser grande en algo, no solo en el boxeo sino en la vida. No voy a ser mediocre. Tuve dos derrotas al principio de mi carrera, así que tuve que {mirar dentro} y realmente evaluarme a mí mismo”.

“Esta es una gran oportunidad. Es una oportunidad que he soñado, mi oponente también, y ambos merecemos esta oportunidad. En mi opinión, somos los dos mejores 154 libras del mundo. Estos tipos que tienen los cinturones, son buenos. Parece que Al Haymon realmente tiene sus manos en la división de las 154 libras con todos estos prospectos y campeones, pero estos muchachos aún no han sido evaluados. Hablan a lo grande, tienen el gran ego y son realmente arrogantes, pero ¿qué han hecho? No son peleadores como lo somos Carlos y yo. Vamos a establecer el tono, y vamos a establecer un ejemplo para la división de 154 libras”.

En una promoción de Top Rank, en asociación con DiBella Entertainment, los boletos para este evento de campeonato mundial a un precio de $149, $129, $79, $59 y $29 ya están a la venta y se pueden comprar en línea en, con cargo por teléfono al 800-745 -3000 o en persona en laboletería del Pechanga Resort & Casino.
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