Soccer Outsider: Usa-jamaica Match Diary, Player Ratings

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Team USA, Brazil meet Nov. 10 in Orlando

Because CONCACAF which gave us Jack Warner is all about integrity. Tonights lineup: Howard | Beasley, Besler, Cameron, Evans | Donovan, Jones, Diskerud, Bedoya | Johansson, Altidore. Aaron Johansson gets his first national team start, and Alejandro Bedoya edges out Graham Zusi on the right. Falling further behind is Joe Corona, who is out of favor at Club Tijuana (which is a soccer team, not that place with those girls where they dont allow photos). Heres kickoff from Kansas City, KANSAS, the smaller but infinitely more logical Kansas City 1 – This game might be meaningless for us, but Jamaica can still technically qualify. Technically. Like I can technically run a four minute mile theres nothing mathematically keeping me from doing it. 10 – I just learned that in the hexagonal, Jamaica score once every four hours, or as DC United call it: goals coming in buckets. 16 Beasley with a nice steal and shot thats the first actual effort expended in this match. The USA are in full meh mode. 17 Johansson shoots wide. Im not worried about Johanssons finishing. Ive learned two things from YouTube: 1) Johansson can finish, and 2) Kittens + empty paper bag = adorable. 26 – Its obvious that the USA arent super-motivated for this match. Thats understandable; the job is done.

Dave Morgan named President of USA TODAY Sports Media Group

Sermanni said Solo has fully recovered from wrist surgery and expects to be at full strength. The women’s team will train for three days before the event in Orlando, but a practice site has not been chosen. Sermanni was joined on the dais by Orlando City Soccer Club owner Phil Rawlins to promote soccer from the national and local levels. Rawlins welcomed Sermanni, adding he hoped “the next time you come back” that Orlando will have built or have under construction a downtown soccer-specific stadium. The city unanimously approved a deal to fund an $84 million stadium that Rawlins hopes will bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Orlando. All that’s needed is for Orange County leaders to give a thumbs up during an Oct. 22 vote. “Soccer has gained more than a foothold. There’s a massive footprint and we see that footprint has grown,” Rawlins said. “The game is growing and going places.” Tickets for the USA-Brazil match go on sale Thursday and can be purchased on ussoccer.com, the Amway City Box Office and at Ticketmaster.

Detroit to host 2015 USA Volleyball Open National Championships at revamped Cobo Center

15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Gannett Co., Inc. ( GCI ) today announced Dave Morgan has been named president of USA TODAY Sports Media Group. Morgan succeeds Tom Beusse, who had been president of USA TODAY Sports Media Group since its formation in 2011. Beusse is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Morgan has served as senior vice president of content and editor-in-chief of USA TODAY Sports Media Group since 2011. USA TODAY Sports Media Group, a top five online sports destination, includes sports initiatives across USA TODAY as well as Gannett’s more than 100 U.S. Community Publishing and broadcast television properties. It also includes: USA TODAY Sports Images USA TODAY High School Sports For The Win Sports on Earth USA TODAY Sports Digital properties, which consist of hundreds of digital sports assets including The Big Lead family of sports sites, MMAjunkie.com and the action sports destination BNQT. “We look forward to Dave continuing the work Tom started by building USA TODAY Sports Media Group into the top source of sports news and information in the country,” said Larry Kramer, president and publisher of USA TODAY. “Dave’s newsroom experience and business background make him the right fit to lead our sports team as we transition from entrepreneurial startup into the next phase of development. “Tom’s energy and enthusiasm were key to the initial stages of building USA TODAY Sports Media Group into a top five digital sports destination.

The Detroit Sports Commission announced Monday that the Motor City will hold the 2015 USA Volleyball Open National Championships. USA Volleyball made the decision last week at its Regional Volleyball Association meetings being held in Denver, according to a press release. The 2015 Open, which will be the 86th edition of the annual event, will be held May 22-27 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. The Open is expected to bring an estimated 550-plus teams and 6,000-plus players to the city. Next year’s event will be held May 23-28 in Phoenix. “The Detroit Sports Commission is pleased to hear USA Volleyball has chosen Detroit for one of its four national championships,” DSC Executive Director Dave Beachnau said in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming all of the participants and highlighting to them the great assets that this great American sports town has to offer.” The event is considered one of the largest national championships in any sport in the United States. Detroit is in the heart of a very strong adult volleyball population and a city on the rebound, USA Volleyball Senior Director Tom Pingel said in a statement. USA Volleyball will be proud to be a part of this resurgence and look forward to the 2015 USA Volleyball Open National Championships being one of the best and biggest weve had. Detroit has previously hosted the Open in 1938 and 1967. For more information about the USA Volleyball Open National Championships, visit www.usavolleyball.org.