U.S. Soccer is making a statement with Pride Crest during World Cup in Qatar
There are many reasons to criticize FIFA for the way they’ve handled the Men’s World Cup that is about to begin in Qatar, and at the top of that list is that they chose to have it in a nation with egregious human rights violations.
Will the U.S. men blow their chance for a World Cup spot, like they did for the 2018 event?
Nearly five years after the United States men’s national soccer team famously blew a spot in the 2018 World Cup by losing to a vastly inferior Trinidad and Tobago squad in October of 2017 in the final game of qualifying, the moment of redemption has finally arrived for the Americans.
Eastern Montgomery claims Class 1 girls soccer state title, first-ever team championship in school history
The Eastern Montgomery Mustangs girls soccer team’s accolades this season were pretty big, including an undefeated season, not allowing a single goal by their opponents until the Class 1 State Championship game, and finally, claiming said championship in a 5-1 win over West Point.
Rare disease doesn’t stop Roanoke County teen from winning battle on and off the field
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – We first introduced you to Emma Snyder in 2017, when the athletic Roanoke County 8th grader was first diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease, Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis. It affected Emma’s spine — sidelining her from volleyball, soccer and basketball — leaving both emotional and physical pain. Being able to rely on him a lot,” Emma said. Emma not only led the Conquerors to the VACA State Championship game, but she helped them earn the State Title and was named the MVP of the game. Emma was named MVP in the Conquerors VACA State Championship win (WSLS)For more information on Rare Disease Day, click here.
Roanoke native Daniel Pereira selected #1 overall in MLS SuperDraft
Daniel Pereira declares for the MLS DraftROANOKE, Va. – From Northside to Virginia Tech and now to Austin, Texas! In Thursday’s 2021 MLS SuperDraft, Austin FC selected midfielder Daniel Periera with the first overall pick. @danipereira121 celebrating with the family and yes, we do love to see it. pic.twitter.com/rDMr32AQ9o — Austin FC (@AustinFC) January 21, 2021Back in December, Pereira announced that he would enter the draft. While in high school, Pereira was the 2019 VHSL Class 3 Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
Virginia Tech’s Daniel Pereira declares for MLS Draft
ROANOKE, Va. – Virginia Tech midfielder Daniel Pereira announced on social media he’s entering the 2021 Major League Soccer Superdraft. Pereira started all 26 games he appeared in over the last 2 seasons for the Hokies. In 2019 he was second in points, tallying 5 goals and 5 assists. The former Northside High School star was named the 2019 VHSL Class 3 Boys Soccer Player of the Year after leading the Vikings to a State Final appearance. The draft will take place virtually on Jan. 2110 Sports caught up with Pereira back in September.
The Latest: Madrid forward Vincius to repeat virus test
All rights reserved)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says forward Vincius Jnior will need to have another coronavirus test after an initial test result came out wrong.Zidane says the doctor informed me that the test had come out wrong and we were going to repeat it.Zidane says the Brazilian's test was not positive. It wasnt negative or positive.Spanish league players have undergone regular testing since the competition resumed last month. Some players and staff members at Valencia and Alavs tested positive in March. No player has tested positive since the competition resumed in empty stadiums. Madrid leads the Spanish league with four games left.
The Latest: Man City allowed to play Liverpool at home
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Manchester City has been given permission to host Liverpool in the Premier League on July 2 at Etihad Stadium. The Man City-Liverpool match had been one of five games the police asked to be held at a neutral venue to keep away fans because of safety concerns. But Manchester City Councils safety advisory group says there are no objections to the match at Citys home stadium. The safety advisory group included representatives from the city council, Greater Manchester Police, fire and rescue services, and supporters groups. ___The rugby final of the postponed European Champions Cup has been set for Oct. 17 and the final of the second-tier Challenge Cup will be the day before.
Virus cases at Djokovic's event put sports under scrutiny
Grigor Dimitrov, a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist from Bulgaria, said Sunday he tested positive for the virus. Borna Coric played Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and said Monday he has also tested positive for the virus. In a separate incident, Serbian soccer club Red Star Belgrade said five of its players had tested positive for the virus. There has also been an increase in virus cases among soccer players in other countries, notably Russia. Djokovics decision to fly home to Serbia before being tested has also attracted scrutiny.
Russian court hands prison terms to youth group members
Yuliy Boyarshinov, right, and Viktor Filinkov, members of a left-wing group Set (Network) listen a court verdict from inside a glass cage in the Western regional military court in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 22, 2020. Members of the left-wing youth group Set (Network) were accused of terrorism, in a case human rights advocates believe to be fabricated and based on testimony elicited by torture. (AP Photo/David Frenkel)ST. PETERSBURG A Russian military court convicted two members of a left-wing youth group of terrorism Monday in a case that human rights groups called fabricated and based on coerced testimony. A three-judge panel in the court in St. Petersburg found Victor Filinkov, 25, and Yuly Boyarshinov, 28, guilty of membership in a terrorist organization. Both were said to belong to the Set (Network) group, seven members of which were convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms earlier this year in Penza, a city 500 kilometres (310 miles) southeast of Moscow.
Mallorca hopes trailblazing tourists kickstart economy
But Spains Balearic Islands are betting that their Mediterranean blue waters, warm sun and sandy beaches are enough to lure back the tourists that their residents' livelihoods depend on. The beach is empty, German tourist Martin Hofmann said Wednesday while walking along the beach of Palma, Mallorca's main city. In Spains Balearic and Canary Islands, however, the dependence on tourism jumps to over 30% of their economies. The Balearic Islands economy is on course for a very deep recession, said Carmen Planas, the president of the business group. But until then, the Balearic Islands are off-limits for visitors, even for Spaniards from the mainland, except for the trial run of German tourists.
Minneapolis reform plan would require insurance for officers
Alondra Cano, a City Council member, speaks during "The Path Forward" meeting at Powderhorn Park on Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Minneapolis. The focus of the meeting was the defunding of the Minneapolis Police Department. Under the list of recommendations, officers would be required to carry their own professional liability insurance, an idea that aims to hike out-of-pocket insurance rates for officers who engage in high-risk conduct. They have no further excuses.The groups' recommendations came a day after nine of the 12 members on the Minneapolis City Council said they back disbanding the department. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.
The Latest: Postponed Belgian Cup final now set for Aug. 1
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The postponed Belgian Cup final has been rescheduled for Aug. 1. That is one week before the start of the leagues next season. Belgian soccer authorities say the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp will take place in an empty King Baudouin Stadium. Club Brugge has the opportunity to secure a league-cup double after it was awarded its 16th Belgian title this month following a decision to end the current season prematurely because of the coronavirus pandemic. The new season is set to start on Aug. 7.
FIFA unveils emblem for 2022 World Cup
(CNN) - Soccer fans can officially get excited about the 2022 World Cup. FIFA says the World Cup emblem is meant to embody the vision of "an event that connects and engages the entire world," while also reflecting the culture in which the sporting event is taking place. Culturally, the symbol resembles a woolen shawl that is typically worn by the citizens of Arab and Gulf countries in winter, which is when the 2022 World Cup will take place, according to FIFA. The World Cup is normally held during the summer months. The US men's national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
If not USA, who will win Women's World Cup?
This question seems like it will never have to be asked in men’s soccer for the World Cup, but it has often rung true when the Women’s World Cup comes around: Which countries are best positioned to dethrone the United States as world champions? FranceAfter the men’s team won the World Cup last year, don’t be surprised if the women’s team makes France the kings and queens of soccer. Kadeisha Buchanan, 23, and Jessie Fleming, 21, lead a good crop of younger players ready to shine on the World Cup stage. The Netherlands - The Dutch have seemingly come out of nowhere since the last World Cup, winning the European championship in 2017 and climbing to No. Spain - Spain has made rapid progress developing its program, winning the under-17 World Cup title in 2018 and advancing to the championship game at the under-20 World Cup in 2018.
Who will be next World Cup champion? Sizing up top contenders
The sporting event that is an obsession for the most of the world, aka the World Cup of soccer, is finally here. Or will someone new rise up and make history by winning the World Cup for the first time? With the event beginning, here are the squads with the best chance to hoist the gold World Cup trophy in Moscow on July 15. Brazil hasn’t won a World Cup since 2002, which is a sizable drought by its standards. There were similar high hopes for the Belgians at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championships, and they lost in the quarterfinals both times in underwhelming performances.
Score a goal for knowledge with this World Cup quiz
With the world's biggest sporting event kicking off this week, what better way to celebrate then testing your knowledge on the history of soccer's World Cup? The United States might not be in it this year, but it doesn't mean you can't partake in the spectacle over the next month. A good way to start can be to take this quiz and see how much you know about the history of an event that will consume sports fans around the world.