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2022 World Cup won't be held in Qatar

…so says a FIFA executive committee member

pic.twitter.com/80eyL0O2AT— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) June 26, 2014
And this is how the USA advances to the Round of 16 ugly.

And this is how the USA advances to the Round of 16 ugly.

Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

World Cup soccer: U.S. grouped with Germany, Mexico with Brazil - latimes.com

Tell me that Group G isn’t The Group of Death. Tell me that Croatia or Cameroon are tougher than any of the other 3 teams in Group G.



New York City FC is committed to seeking a new permanent stadium in New York. Until that time, the new team is arranging to play in an interim home beginning in its inaugural MLS season in 2015. Over the past year, MLS began discussions with the City of New York and other stakeholders about the possibility of constructing a new stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP) in Queens. The Club’s new management will continue these discussions with local government officials, community residents and businesses, soccer leagues, and MLS. The Club will continue to review other potential sites as well."New York City FC will have a permanent home in the City in the great traditions of New York sports and world soccer — a home that must be a sports, commercial and civic success," Soriano said.  "But in considering any stadium site, we will listen first. This is what we have always done in Manchester and what we will do in New York.  Only in this way, can the Club truly represent the City whose name it will carry."


(via MLS e-mailed press release)

New York City FC is committed to seeking a new permanent stadium in New York. Until that time, the new team is arranging to play in an interim home beginning in its inaugural MLS season in 2015. Over the past year, MLS began discussions with the City of New York and other stakeholders about the possibility of constructing a new stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP) in Queens. The Club’s new management will continue these discussions with local government officials, community residents and businesses, soccer leagues, and MLS. The Club will continue to review other potential sites as well.

"New York City FC will have a permanent home in the City in the great traditions of New York sports and world soccer — a home that must be a sports, commercial and civic success," Soriano said.  "But in considering any stadium site, we will listen first. This is what we have always done in Manchester and what we will do in New York.  Only in this way, can the Club truly represent the City whose name it will carry."

Gold Cup 2013 Schedule: Complete Dates, Start Times & Teams Released

Someone remind me to look up where all of the First Round games are besides the Rose Bowl.

olympicmoments:

Diego Reyes of MEX celebrates winning the gold medal after victory in the Men’s Football between MEX and BRA

Congratulations, Mexico: now you have that international title. Time to climb the Angel of Independence.

olympicmoments:

Diego Reyes of MEX celebrates winning the gold medal after victory in the Men’s Football between MEX and BRA

Congratulations, Mexico: now you have that international title. Time to climb the Angel of Independence.

thinkmexican:

We’re Going for the Gold!

Mexico and Brazil play tomorrow for the Olympic gold medal in football. Although Mexico is the underdog against heavily favored Brazil, the Mighty Mexicans have shown resiliency and have proven the ability to win against the Brazilians in recent matchups.

Look for a tight game with hopefully Mexico standing atop the winners’ stand at the end!

Images via fuckyeahchivas

Wow, did I get some bad information….

Should I apologize to NBC? Do you think that my tweet broke them down as badly as they built up and dropped Jordyn Wieber to shatter in a zillion pieces?

kateoplis:

Pretty much.

There have to be some bad puns with the word “no” and the name “Solo” in them, like Hope Solo: Ms. No
Sorry, I couldn’t resist

There have to be some bad puns with the word “no” and the name “Solo” in them, like Hope Solo: Ms. No

Sorry, I couldn’t resist

Support Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Remaining a Sanctioned League

Remember last summer how the Women’s World Cup was being played in Germany and it got polite coverage from ESPN? At the same time, there were other World Cup tournaments being played elsewhere in the world: there was under-21 and under-17 for boys elsewhere in the world. While my Chilango in-laws were doing cart wheels about the Best High School Soccer Team On Earth, Latin American women were represented only by Brasil. What a difference Title IX makes for a girl in The Americas. But that is just for educational athletics in the USA; it’s the reason that Mexican girls have to be students in the USA to be able to show and develop their talent as as soccer players. But even that much might change for all girls in the US.

For all of the reasons in the linked page and more, all girls need to have the status of this game defended. Of all the sports I follow, the difference between the genders of the players of the game could not be less distinct than in soccer. This is not to say that there are inherent differences in between the sexes when it comes to athletic ability, but on the soccer field those differences get flatter than in any other field of play.

Tell me I’m wrong, but when I watch a program like Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres, I’m not looking at machismo — I get the feeling that I’m looking at a reflection of violence that Mexican women live with day-in, day-out; it’s not something that I need to have better than the half-assed spoken language comprehension to understand. It’s one thing for a society to not be able to get men to stop beating women and another to understand how important it is for their daughters be able to excel and be praised for participation in athletics.

The least that people in the USA do for Mexican girls is to show that there is a place for women to excel in athletics, even if it is on the other side of the fence.