The most successful team in German soccer has joined its inital worldwide content sharing deal with ESPN the US based and worlds leading sports entertainment company. This is also a first for ESPN with a global team, ESPN has the rights to use and share the club's video, access driven features, pre and post game match reports, press briefings, team travelogue and other items over their full lineup of programming in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.read
US Soccer came up with the games and locations frt the 3rd round to be played May 22-23 then those 24 winners will advance, with pro teams from USL, NPSL, PDL and local qualifying teams. Following that they will meet up with the MLS teams June 6, that draw will be held May 24. The remaing schedule is May 24, fourth round draw, Fourth Round June 6, Round of 16 draw June 7, Round of 16 June 20, Quater finals July 18, Semi finals Aug 8, FInal Sept 26 (tentative). The Facebook page of Soccer Long Island Magazine has many stories and videos on this years Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.read
This game to be played Sunday May 20 @ 3p.m. CT will be on UniMas. It will be the '98 Throwback Match with $2 hot dogs presented by Red Hot Chicago. Chicago will seek to move a game closer to .500 overall facing Houston with a 6-9-8 record yet far better in the friendly home confines of Toyota Park at 4-3-4. A pair of Dynamo players had time in the Windy City with DaMarcus Beasley achiving MLS All-Star status twice while there 2000-'04 as they took the US Open Cup in 2000 & '03 and he notched 18 goals with 28 assists over 134 total games.read
Roby Young, a top international player captaining Israel in the late 60's, trememdous club player, named player of the millennium for his club team of Hapoel Haifa, Soccer Bowl winner with the New York Cosmos, decades at the Buckley School and he had coached both the men and women at Queens College. Roby is not just one of the best soccer people I know, he is one of the best people I have met, having known him since 1982 and accompanied him as he took his middle son, Irad and his youth team to the FIFA World Cup in Mexico in 1986.read
Contributed by Steven Torres
Soccer Long Island Magazine rewinds this week to almost three decades ago, when a Canadian men's national team’s success of qualifying for several FIFA tournaments (Olympic Games, World Cup, etc.) helped lead them to the 1990 North American Nations Cup.
The North American Cup, that included Mexico and United States, was held entirely at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, British Columbia from May 6-13, 1990.read