June 22, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Contributed by Steven Torres

Soccer Long Island Magazine continues its weekly feature as it looks back at some historical events/games, both on and off the field, from the region of North, Central America and Caribbean.

In this week’s edition you have: Record crowd for a Women’s World Cup opening match; Canada’s 1st men’s qualifier; New York Americans are 1st U.S. club to visit Cuba.

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June 13, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

In beating out Morocco for this, possibly the most coveted of all World Cups due to it being the first with the expanded field of 48 teams, it was quite the get for Mexico, Canada and the USA. Hope Solo had been against it due to the issues within US Soccer, that is her choice but was not her choise with the issues in Brazil or Qatar which had and still have larger societal issues. This I mention now and now only as it is a day to celebrate.  She further asked where is the press now that the charges on her had been dropped?

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June 11, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Next up for the victorious USA will be Mexico in the title match June 12 @ 4:30 E.T. on go90.com and UDN. For their part, Mexico overcame Canada 2-1. The belle of this ball was Sunshine Fontes with her 2nd brace including the game winner.  Two of the 3 goals amazingly enough were netted in under a minute, one of course by Sunshine, the other sent home by Mia Fishel.  Haiti put together a rugged and well positioned defensive effort creating limited but threatening conters and hopeful distance shots.

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June 11, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Contributed by Steven Torres

Soccer Long Island Magazine continues its weekly feature as it looks back at some historical events/games, both on and off the field, from the region of North, Central America and Caribbean.

In this week’s edition you have - Haiti’s 1st World Cup goal; Costa Rica winning at Azteca; USA-Mexico face-off at 2002 World Cup.

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June 9, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Contributed by Steven Torres

New York Cosmos B topped visiting NY Athletic Club (NYAC), 4:1, at Columbia University’s Rocco B. Commisso Stadium on Saturday evening, to remain in first place and undefeated (6-0-0 record) in 2018 NPSL’s (National Premier Soccer League) North Atlantic Conference.

Polish forward Wojciech Wojcik and midfielder Joey Sanchez scored in the 19th and 24th minutes, respectively, to give the hosts a 2:0 lead.

U.S. international midfielder Danny Szetela made it 3:0 in favor of Cosmos B just before halftime.

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