Greg Vanney es nombrado Director Técnico del LA Galaxy

Jan 5, 2021

Greg Vanney es nombrado Director Técnico del LA Galaxy

Vanney regresa a LA Galaxy después de ser nombrado Entrenador del Año de la MLS, ganar la Copa MLS, el MLS Supporters’ Shield y el Campeonato Canadiense en su tiempo como director técnico de Toronto FC;

Como jugador, Vanney comenzó su carrera con el Galaxy y jugó más de 200 partidos de la MLS en total con el club

LOS ÁNGELES (Martes, 5 de enero, 2021) – LA Galaxy anunció hoy que el club ha nombrado a Greg Vanney como Director Técnico del LA Galaxy. Vanney, de 46 años de edad, comenzó su carrera profesional como jugador del LA Galaxy y ahora regresa como Director Técnico después de pasar seis años como Director Técnico de Toronto FC donde se convirtió en el único entrenador en ganar el triplete de la MLS tras coronarse campeón de la Copa MLS, el MLS Supporters’ Shield y el Campeonato Canadiense durante la temporada 2017.

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*Crédito: LA Galaxy

“Estoy muy emocionado por la oportunidad de dirigir al LA Galaxy”, dijo Vanney. “LA Galaxy es una institución icónica con una rica historia en Los Ángeles, en la MLS y en el fútbol norteamericano durante los últimos 25 años. Quiero agradecer a Dennis te Kloese, Chris Klein, Dan Beckerman y al Sr. Anschutz por la oportunidad de dirigir y representar a un club que siempre he llevado en mi corazón a lo largo de mi carrera. Estoy comprometido a trabajar incansablemente para que este club, nuestros aficionados y Los Ángeles ganen un campeonato. Estoy emocionado por este nuevo desafío en mi carrera y estoy ansioso por comenzar”.

El cuerpo técnico de Vanney será nombrado próximamente.

Vanney renunció de su cargo como director técnico de Toronto FC tras finalizar la temporada 2020 de la MLS, convirtiéndose el entrenador más exitoso y con más años como director técnico en la historia de Toronto FC. Vanney rompió todos los récords más importantes del club, incluyendo victorias totales (112) y juegos dirigidos (250). En total, Vanney registró un récord de 87-68-48 en la temporada regular de la MLS y una marca de 10-5-2 en la postemporada de la MLS mientras fue nombrado Director Técnico del Año de la MLS y Entrenador del Año de Concacaf en el 2017. Como entrenador de Toronto FC, el ex defensa del Galaxy ayudó a su equipo a clasificar a los Playoffs de la Copa MLS en cinco de las seis temporadas dirigidas (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020), participó en tres finales de la Copa MLS (2016, 2017, 2019) y llevó a Toronto a la Final de la Liga de Campeones de Concacaf en el 2018. También ayudó a su equipo a conseguir tres Campeonatos Canadienses consecutivos (2016, 2017, 2018).

“Greg forma parte de la historia del LA Galaxy y estamos seguros de que es la persona adecuada para dirigir a nuestro club”, dijo el Gerente General del LA Galaxy, Dennis te Kloese. “Él tiene un gran conocimiento de este club y de Major League Soccer como jugador y entrenador y ha demostrado ser un ganador constante con una mentalidad de campeón. Sus logros como director técnico de Toronto FC son evidentes y muestran su capacidad para crear y mantener el éxito en nuestra liga. Esperamos con asías comenzar a trabajar con Greg y formar un equipo que competirá por campeonatos”.

Como jugador, Vanney jugó un total de 270 partidos de temporada regular en la MLS, incluyendo 193 como miembro del LA Galaxy, empatando a Todd Dunivant con la séptima mayor cantidad de partidos jugados de cualquier jugador en la historia del LA Galaxy. Con Galaxy, Vanney ayudó al club a conseguir un Supporters ‘Shield (1998), la Copa de Campeones de la CONCACAF (2000) y la Copa Abierta de Estados Unidos (2001), además de haber sido nombrado a los Mejores XI de la MLS en dos ocasiones (2000, 2001) y ser nombrado Defensa del Año del LA Galaxy (2001). Además, disputó 32 partidos de los Playoffs de la MLS, 26 de ellos como jugador del LA Galaxy.

“Estamos encantados de que Greg regrese al LA Galaxy como nuestro Director Técnico”, dijo el Presidente del LA Galaxy, Chris Klein. “Greg está enfocado en construir una cultura que servirá como la base de este club. Está enfocado en los detalles, es un competidor feroz y tiene un profundo conocimiento de nuestra liga y lo que se necesita para tener éxito dentro y fuera del campo. Será un embajador excepcional para LA Galaxy, nuestros aficionados y para la ciudad de Los Ángeles”.

Vanney comenzó su carrera como jugador profesional después de ser elegido por el Galaxy procedente de UCLA con la 17ª selección general en el Draft Colegial de la MLS en 1996. Durante su tiempo como profesional, Vanney representó al Galaxy, FC Dallas, Colorado Rapids y D.C. United en Major League Soccer y también jugó una temporada para Bastia en Francia. Además, jugó 37 partidos con la Selección Nacional de Estados Unidos, haciendo su debut internacional en 1996 antes de disputar el Campeonato de la Copa Oro de Concacaf 2005 y tener participación en los partidos de Eliminatoria rumbo a la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2006.

Después de su retiro como jugador profesional al finalizar la temporada 2008 de la MLS, Vanney se desempeñó como Director de la Academia Juvenil de Real Salt Lake del 2008 al 2011 antes de unirse a Chivas USA como asistente técnico del 2011 al 2012. Vanney se unió al Toronto FC como Subdirector General y Director de la Academia del club en el 2013 antes de ser nombrado Director Técnico el 31 de agosto del 2014.

Estadísticas de Vanney durante la Temporada Regular de la MLS –  Director Técnico
AñoEquipoVDEPct.
2014Toronto FC262.300
2015Toronto FC15154.500
2016Toronto FC14911.574
2017Toronto FC2059.721
2018Toronto FC10186.382
2019Toronto FC131011.544
2020Toronto FC1355.674
CarreraTotales876848.547
Estadísticas de Vanney durante los Playoffs de la MLS –Director Técnico
AñoEquipoVDEPct.
2015Toronto FC010.000
2016Toronto FC411.750
2017Toronto FC311.700
2019Toronto FC310.750
2020Toronto FC010.000
CarreraTotales1052.647
Estadísticas de Vanney durante la Temporada Regular de la MLS – Jugador
AñoEquipoPJTitularMIN
1996Galaxy29242236
1997Galaxy28272318
1998Galaxy31272321
1999Galaxy31312790
2000Galaxy27272526
2001Galaxy22222032
2005FC Dallas25252210
2006FC Dallas28282510
2007Rapids99780
2007United15141261
2007Season24232041
2008Galaxy25242050
CarreraTotales27025823034
Estadísticas de Vanney durante los Playoffs de la MLS – Jugador
AñoEquipoPJTitularMIN
1996Galaxy66544
1997Galaxy22147
1998Galaxy102
1999Galaxy66540
2000Galaxy55469
2001Galaxy66536
2005FC Dallas22210
2006FC Dallas22210
2007United2

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Person of Interest Sought in Toddler’s Death at 6401 Ranchester Drive

Jan 5, 2021
Houston police are asking for the public’s help in locating a person wanted for questioning in the death of a boy at 6401 Ranchester Drive about 5:30 p.m. last Thursday (December 31).

Investigators would like to interview David Ajanel Ixcayau (H/m, 19) concerning the death of Wilson Cosigua, age 3.  Photos of Ixcayau are attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives R. Montalvo and E. Martinez reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child at the above address.  Upon arrival, they and Houston Fire Department paramedics found Wilson inside an apartment.  He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation led to the identification of Ixcayou as a person of interest in this incident.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts or 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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Mayor Turner Gets a COVID-19 Vaccine Shot in the Arm and Encourages All Houstonians to Protect Their Health

Jan 5, 2021
Mayor Turner gets COVID-19 vaccine 
HOUSTON –  Leading by example to encourage Houstonians to protect their health during the global pandemic, Mayor Sylvester Turner rolled up his sleeve to get a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination Monday afternoon.

The mayor was joined by a diverse group of community members, health care personnel, and essential frontline workers. The doses were given by trained Houston Health Department staff to the mayor and others who are at least 65 and older or age 18 and older with at least one chronic medical condition putting them at increased risk of severe illness and death.

“I want everyone to know, especially people of color in this diverse community, that this is not the Tuskegee Project,” Mayor Turner. “This is not the time for people of color to stay away from the vaccine.”

Police Chief Art Acevedo, Fire Chief Sam Pena, Council Members Amy Peck, Michael Kubosh, Letitia Plummer, David Robinson and Judge R.K. Sandhill, Mary Ramos, William A. Lawson, Susannah Wong, Zhengyi Wu, and several frontline city workers also received the vaccine.

Ramos said she wanted to publicly get the vaccine to send a message to the Hispanic community. “I am asking all my people to take the vaccine. I just took it, and it does not hurt,” said Ramos. “You have a better chance of surviving this pandemic if you take the vaccine. If you care about your family, do it,” 

Darryl Flood, a Houston Public Works maintenance employee, also got the vaccine Monday. “I feel good, and I encourage everyone eligible to get vaccinated.”




Also on Monday, the Houston Health Department launched an online registration portal allowing Houstonians at the highest risk of coronavirus disease to schedule appointments to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations. 

While appointments are full for the rest of the month, Mayor Turner said he soon plans to announce a vaccination mega-site. A larger site would allow the health department to increase the number of daily vaccinations.  

“We know there are people reluctant to get the vaccine in certain communities,” said Mayor Turner. “But there is a lot of demand. Our goal is  to open more sites as we get increased vaccine supply.”

Contact:
 
Mary Benton
Director of Communications
Office: 832.393.0830
Mobile: 713.208.6229
Mary.Benton@houstontx.gov

Ada Ortega
Press Secretary
Office: 832-393-0800
Mobile: 832-547-3240
Ada.Ortega@houstontx.gov

Tejal Patel
Public Information Officer/Deputy Press Secretary
Office: 832.393.0808
Mobile: 832.459.9706
Tejal.Patel@houstontx.gov






 
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HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR HIGH RISK GROUPS

Jan 5, 2021
HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department launched today online registration allowing Houstonians at the highest risk of coronavirus disease to schedule appointments to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations. A Spanish version is anticipated to launch later in the day.

People age 65 and older and people age 18 and older with at least one chronic medical condition putting them at increased risk of severe illness and death may sign up to get the vaccine at HoustonEmergency.org/COVID19

These groups are prioritized as Phase 1B of the State of Texas’ vaccine distribution plan.

Frontlines healthcare workers who have yet to receive the vaccine also are eligible to sign up to get the shot through the health department. Healthcare workers are grouped as part of Phase 1A distribution.

Appointments are also available through the health department’s COVID-19 call center by calling 832-393-4220. The call center is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hours extended until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

“The Houston Health Department is doing a phenomenal job getting the vaccine directly to people. The new online registration, in addition to the call center, will make the process more efficient. While there is great public demand for the COVID-19 vaccine, there is also a lot of hesitancy. I understand the concerns, but  I encourage all eligible Houstonians to get vaccinated to help stop the spread of the deadly virus,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

As additional doses become more plentiful in the coming weeks and months, the department will ramp up local vaccination efforts and announce other free vaccination opportunities.

Medical conditions placing people at high risk include cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart conditions, solid organ transplantation, obesity and severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease and type 2 diabetes.

The department currently offers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, recommended for people 18 years of age and older under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization.

People will receive an appointment time and the location of the vaccination clinic site during the registration process. Staff with the department will screen people when they first arrive at the clinic site, direct them to a secure area to receive the vaccination and monitor them for any adverse reaction for 15 minutes.

Information about COVID-19 vaccines, including safety and efficacy, is available online on the COVID-19 Vaccine page of HoustonEmergency.org/covid19.   
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Houston Health Vaccinates More than 1,000 People During the City’s First COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Jan 5, 2021
Mayor Turner holds a news conference on Saturday, January 2 to discuss the City’s first COVID-19 vaccination site
HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner applauded the Houston Health Department for quickly establishing the City’s first COVID-19 vaccination site on Saturday, January 2, and providing the Moderna vaccine to more than one-thousand people. “After a slow start and some technical issues, the Health Department vaccinated more people than initially planned. Clinic staff vaccinated 1,008 people in one day at the first Houston vaccination clinic. In the coming days and weeks, there will be more providers at various locations throughout the City,” said Mayor Turner. The Houston Health Department plans to hold a second COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Sunday, January 3. A limited number of appointments remain open. Interested individuals who qualify to get the vaccine based on the state’s 1A and 1B criteria  must make an appointment through the COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m.

While the Health Department has limited daily capacity to provide vaccines, Mayor Turner said the city will establish additional COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites in the near future.

“My goal is to get the vaccines to people as soon as we get them, ” said Mayor Turner. “Even though there is a lot of vaccine hesitancy, people still have a strong desire to get the vaccine, and that is what today demonstrates.”The State of Texas’ Phase 1B distribution plan prioritizes people 65 and older and 16 and older who have at least one chronic medical condition, putting them at increased risk. The Houston Health Department received the Moderna vaccine, and it is recommended for persons 18 years of age and older in the U.S. population under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization. Per CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.Medical conditions placing people at high risk include cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart conditions, solid organ transplantation, obesity and severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, and type 2 diabetes. Frontline healthcare workers are also eligible for vaccination as part of the Phase 1A distribution plan.”Seven out of 10 people who die of COVID-19 are 65 and older. If you look in the line today, we see some of these folks, and I am grateful for that,” said Houston Health Department Director Stephen Williams. Information about COVID-19 vaccines, including safety and efficacy, is available at the HoustonEmergency.org/covid19
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RYAN GARCIA CAPTURES INTERIM WBC LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WITH BODY SHOT KNOCKOUT OF LUKE CAMPBELL

Jan 5, 2021
RYAN GARCIA CAPTURES INTERIM WBC LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WITH BODY SHOT KNOCKOUT OF LUKE CAMPBELL
SATURDAY, JAN. 2 AT AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER IN DALLAS, TEXAS AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN
for PhotosPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

DALLAS, TEXAS (Jan. 2, 2021): Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) of Victorville, Calif. captured the interim WBC Lightweight Championship with a seventh-round body-shot knockout against Luke Campbell (20-4, 16 KOs) of Yorkshire, United Kingdom at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The bout was stopped at 1:58 of the aforementioned round. The fight was streamed live exclusively on DAZN in more than 200 countries and territories, including the U.S., Mexico and the UK. 
“This is the kind of fight where superstars are made,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Down on the mat early for the first time in his career, Ryan got up, rallied, broke down his man and got the knockout. Everyone in the lightweight division should consider themselves on notice. 2021 will be the year of Ryan García.”
My performance definitely showed a lot of people who I really am,” said Ryan Garcia. “Going into this fight I wanted to show people that you are not what people call you. You are what you choose to be. I chose to be a champion tonight. I didn’t let anything stop me from being a champion tonight. Even when he dropped me, I knew that couldn’t stop me from being champion.”
“I got too excited in the moment,” Garcia said of being knocked down for the first time. “I felt I could just walk him down, but he ended up cracking me. So, I had to adjust and calm down. I was a little dizzy with the knockdown, but I wasn’t worried. He’s not used to going forward, so I just knew I had to cover up. He never fights coming forward, so I knew he would back up throughout the fight. I’m naturally a counterpuncher. But today I showed I can take it to somebody and knock them out. God told me that it would end with a body shot, and that’s what happened.”
“He’s very heavy handed,” said Luke Campbell. “Even when I was blocking the shots, I could feel them. That was the hardest shot I was ever hit with. I tried and tried to get up, but I couldn’t. I felt him coming on, and I was moving back. And when I moved back, my body relaxed a little bit and that’s the exact time he hit me.”
In the co-main event, Roger “The Kid” Gutierrez (25-3-1, 20 KOs) of Maracaibo, Venezuela scored an upset 12-round unanimous decision victory against Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado of Managua, Nicaragua. Gutierrez won with three scores of 113-112.
I am so happy for this victory,” said Roger Gutierrez. “I did this for my mother. There’s not much more I can say. I had to look for the knockout. I knew I had to do that to win. I want to thank my manager Rafael Moron, the WBA and Golden Boy. This is for Venezuela and for my children.”
Felix “El Gemelo” Alvarado (36-2, 31 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua defended his IBF Junior Flyweight World Championship with a technical knockout victory against former 105-pound champion DeeJay Kriel (16-2-1, 8 KOs) of Gauteng, South Africa. The fight was stopped at 1:39 of the 10th round.
“I knew this would be a tough fight,” said Felix Alvarado. “He was a mandatory challenger and a former world champion, so I knew it would be tough. I got a bit tired, but that was because of his experience. I also dropped him with a hook, and I didn’t even expect for a punch like that to land. But rather than keep looking for that punch, I kept pushing him to the ropes to wear him down. I’m very happy to obtain this win because it is a dream come true for the Alvarado brothers to fight on the same card.”
Welterweight prospect Raul “Cougar” Curiel (9-0, 7 KOs) of Tampico, Mexico scored a second-round technical knockout victory against Ramses Agaton (22-13-3, 12 KOs) of Tlalnepantla, Mexico in a scheduled 10-round fight. The fight was stopped at 1:16 of the aforementioned round.
“I felt really good and strong,” said Raul Curiel. “I felt that my opponent was a bit heavy. But I’m happy that I was able to deliver a great performance. I’m ready for any opponent that they bring to me at welterweight.”
Sean Garcia (6-0, 2 KOs) of Victorville, Calif. opened the DAZN broadcast with a four-round unanimous decision win against Rene Marquez (5-6, 2 KOs) of Scottsbluff, Nebraska in a lightweight bout. One judge scored the bout a 36-36 draw, which was overruled by two scores of 39-37.
“There were so many things going as we went into this fight,” said Sean Garcia. “I was a bit nervous. I came off of a year-and-half layoff. I had to find my distance. It was also hard to land shots on him because of his unorthodox style.  Now, I just have to keep training hard and learn from my mistakes.”
Unified world champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn (7-1, 2 KOs) of Baltimore, Maryland scored an eight-round unanimous decision win against Ashleigh Curry (8-14-4, 1 KO) of Saint Joseph, Missouri in a cruiserweight bout.
Alex Rincon (8-0, 6 KOs) of Dallas, Texas scored a six-round unanimous decision win against Sergio Gonzalez (6-8-1, 2 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico in a middleweight battle. Rincon won with three scores of  60-54.
Tristan Kalkreuth (7-0, 5 KOs) of Duncanville, Texas scored a knockout win against Jorge Martinez (4-6, 1 KO) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a scheduled four-round cruiserweight battle. The fight was halted at :50 of the first round.
Hawaiian prospect Asa Stevens (1-0) made a successful pro debut with a four-round unanimous decision victory against Francisco Bonilla (6-8-3, 3 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico in a super bantamweight bout. Stevens won with scores of 58-55, 58-56 and 58-55.
Garcia vs. Campbell was a 12-round fight for the interim WBC Lightweight World Championship presented by Golden Boy in association with Matchroom Boxing. The event was sponsored by Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,” “BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Experts,” and O’Reilly Auto Parts. Better Parts, Better Prices…everyday! The fight took take place on Jan. 2, 2021 at American Airlines Center in Dallas and was streamed live exclusively on DAZN in more than 200 countries and territories, including the U.S., Mexico and the UK. 
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