Soccer history – Tom Cosgrave http://tomcosgrave.com/ Tue, 14 Sep 2021 21:54:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://tomcosgrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T165924.844-150x150.png Soccer history – Tom Cosgrave http://tomcosgrave.com/ 32 32 United Soccer League celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month https://tomcosgrave.com/united-soccer-league-celebrates-hispanic-heritage-month/ https://tomcosgrave.com/united-soccer-league-celebrates-hispanic-heritage-month/#respond Tue, 14 Sep 2021 20:30:00 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/united-soccer-league-celebrates-hispanic-heritage-month/ TAMPA, Florida – The United Soccer League will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Over a four-week period, the league will recognize, honor and celebrate members of the Hispanic community who have shaped the USL, its clubs and communities across the United States. States. During Hispanic Heritage Month, USL will release […]]]>

TAMPA, Florida – The United Soccer League will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Over a four-week period, the league will recognize, honor and celebrate members of the Hispanic community who have shaped the USL, its clubs and communities across the United States. States.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, USL will release content in English and Spanish that honors some of the greatest Hispanic players in league history. An exclusive video series titled Para Nosotros, Por Nosotros (For Us, By Us), tells stories about USL’s Latinx communities across the United States in collaboration with Kicks to the Pitch. Two USL Championship games will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPN Deportes: Charlotte Independence vs. Hartford Athletic on September 30 and Charleston Battery vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies on October 7.

Across the Championship and League 1, clubs host Hispanic Heritage Nights in their national markets, where they will celebrate local organizations that serve Hispanic communities.

“Football is the game of the world, and Latin America has given USL dynamism, artistry and an unwavering love for football,” said USL President Jake Edwards. “We look forward to honoring the diverse Hispanic peoples who continue to shape our league and to celebrate the bonds between clubs and communities across the country.”

Use the hashtag # UnidosPorElFútbol to join the conversation.

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Big 12 conference adds four new members https://tomcosgrave.com/big-12-conference-adds-four-new-members/ https://tomcosgrave.com/big-12-conference-adds-four-new-members/#respond Fri, 10 Sep 2021 20:45:08 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/big-12-conference-adds-four-new-members/ History links Big 12 expansion fact sheet The Big 12 conference today announces that Brigham Young University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Houston will become members no later than the 2024-25 sport year. This is the second time in the Conference’s 26-year history that new members have […]]]>

The Big 12 conference today announces that Brigham Young University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Houston will become members no later than the 2024-25 sport year.

This is the second time in the Conference’s 26-year history that new members have been added. Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kansas, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech have been members since the Big 12 began in 1996, with membership from TCU and Virginia- Western in 2011.

“The Presidents and Chancellors of the Big 12 entered this process with the sole purpose of strengthening and stabilizing the Conference,” noted Lawrence Schovanec, Chairman of the Big 12 Board of Trustees and President of Texas Tech University. “With the addition of these four traditionally rich institutions, we have put the Big 12 on the path to continued success. We look forward to having BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston under the Big 12 banner, both athletically and academically. “

Today’s actions complied with Big 12 Conference rule 1.5.2.b.3 requiring an affirmative vote by a qualified majority of directors, and were unanimously approved by all eight permanent members.

“Today’s vote solidifies the long-term trajectory of the Big 12 Conference,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “I applaud the efforts of our Presidents, Chancellors and Athletic Directors of our permanent members to consider and take this step swiftly. The addition of these four beautiful institutions ensures the continued success of the Big 12 at the highest levels of intercollegiate athletics competition. “

Founded in 1875, Brigham Young University is located in Provo, Utah. The campus is home to 33,181 undergraduate students, pursuing degrees in 186 majors. Athletically, the Cougars compete in 21 sports. They have won 12 all-time NCAA titles, claimed 296 conference championships; and hosted 1,385 All-Americans, a Heisman Trophy winner and 75 Olympians.

Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball. Her women’s sports are basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball. Cougars participate in all Big 12 sponsored sports except horseback riding, rowing and wrestling. The Big 12 sponsors all sports in which the Cougars participate, except men’s volleyball.

Located in Orlando, Florida, the University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university founded in 1963. UCF is nationally recognized for its innovation, affordability, and for fostering social mobility. With approximately 70,000 students, 13 colleges and 230 degree programs, the university helps develop the skilled talent needed to advance the industry and solve society’s greatest challenges. In the 16 college sports sponsored by UCF, Knights teams have won a total of 148 conference championships. In 2017, his football team closed an unbeaten season with a Peach Bowl victory over Auburn. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, and tennis. Her women’s sports are basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Knights participate in all Big 12 sponsored sports except horseback riding, gymnastics, swimming, diving and wrestling. The Big 12 sponsors all sports in which the Knights participate, except men’s soccer.

The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an enrollment of 46,798. Founded in 1819, UC offers 414 programs of study. During its history in track and field, Bearcat teams have combined to win 116 conference championships. The men’s basketball program has represented 41 conference titles and two national championships. Last season, the UC football team achieved a perfect record and a CFP No.8 ranking in a Peach Bowl meet with Georgia.

Cincinnati sponsors 18 college sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and swimming and diving. Her women’s sports are basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track and field, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball. The Bearcats participate in all Big 12 sponsored sports except horseback riding, gymnastics, men’s tennis, rowing, softball and wrestling. The Big 12 sponsors all sports the Bearcats participate in, except women’s lacrosse.

Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is a Level I research institute, with more than 47,000 students enrolled in its 408 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. His athletic success includes 158 conference titles, 17 NCAA tag team champions, 1,059 All-Americans, 63 Olympians and a Heisman Trophy winner. Last season was marked by the men’s basketball team’s run to the Final Four.

Houston sponsors 17 college sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field. Her women’s sports are basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball. Cougars participate in all Big 12 sponsored sports except horseback riding, gymnastics, men’s tennis, rowing and wrestling. The Big 12 sponsors all the sports in which the Cougars participate.

As of its 26th year, the Big 12 have produced more than 720 All-America academic caps and won National Championship team titles in 19 of its 23 sponsored sports. Its student-athletes and teams have combined for more than 700 individual NCAA titles and 69 national team championships.

As of July 1, 2025, the Big 12 Conference will include 12 universities – Baylor, BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, and West Virginia. The additions push the Big 12’s footprint from five states and 40.2 million people to eight states with more than 76.5 million people in total.

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Plaschko wins Big Ten goalie of the week https://tomcosgrave.com/plaschko-wins-big-ten-goalie-of-the-week/ https://tomcosgrave.com/plaschko-wins-big-ten-goalie-of-the-week/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 20:02:38 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/plaschko-wins-big-ten-goalie-of-the-week/ Football | 7/9/2021 14:58:00 History links MINNEAPOLIS – Megan Plaschko was named Big Ten Co-Goalkeeper of the Week for her performances against Mississippi State and Wyoming last weekend, as announced by the conference bureau on Sept. 7. “Megan has been a very constant presence for us since preseason”, head coach Erin chastain noted. “She played […]]]>

Football | 7/9/2021 14:58:00

MINNEAPOLIS – Megan Plaschko was named Big Ten Co-Goalkeeper of the Week for her performances against Mississippi State and Wyoming last weekend, as announced by the conference bureau on Sept. 7.

“Megan has been a very constant presence for us since preseason”, head coach Erin chastain noted. “She played a variety of great games for our team this past weekend and last season and is constantly striving to be better every day. I am proud of her for earning this recognition and look forward to doing so. ‘she continues to bring that level of play through the rest of the season. “

The honor is the first weekly honor that a Gopher football student-athlete has won this season. For Plaschko, this is the second time in her career that she has won the weekly title after winning the program’s first goalie of the week award last season.

Plaschko was perfect for the Gophers last week, securing two shutouts to help the team remain undefeated at 3-0-2 this season. Plaschko made nine career-high saves in the draw against Mississippi State. The nine-save performance was the most saves a Gopher has made in a game since current volunteer goaltending coach Tarah Nupson (formerly Hobbs) made 16 saves against Iowa in the game. a 2-2 draw in 2013. Plaschko followed with another perfect performance against Wyoming, playing 65 minutes before coming out in the 4-0 victory.

It wasn’t just last week that Plaschko shone for Minnesota. The Eagan, Minn. Native has been perfect in five games this season, not allowing a single goal. She is the only Big Ten goaltender to have a perfect score this season. She also helped make the Gophers the second program in Big Ten history to post five consecutive shutouts to start any season (Rutgers – 2015, 2017).

Minnesota’s next test will be Thursday, September 9 on the road against the University of Nebraska – Omaha. The match is scheduled for 6 p.m. with the match being broadcast on OMavs.com.

For more information on the Gophers, keep checking back with GopherSports.com. Follow the University of Minnesota women’s football on Twitter and Instagram (@GopherSoccer) and on Facebook so you don’t miss any content during the 2021 season.

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SJU starts three-game football homestand on Saturday https://tomcosgrave.com/sju-starts-three-game-football-homestand-on-saturday/ https://tomcosgrave.com/sju-starts-three-game-football-homestand-on-saturday/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 20:49:14 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/sju-starts-three-game-football-homestand-on-saturday/ History links Saint John soccer opens a three-game homestand with a 4 p.m. game against Wisconsin-Platteville this Saturday, September 4 at Haws Field. – Live Statistics / Live Video MASK POLICY: All students, employees and visitors to campus are required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of their immunization status. SJU expects unvaccinated people to […]]]>

Saint John soccer opens a three-game homestand with a 4 p.m. game against Wisconsin-Platteville this Saturday, September 4 at Haws Field. – Live Statistics / Live Video

MASK POLICY: All students, employees and visitors to campus are required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of their immunization status.

SJU expects unvaccinated people to be masked during high density outdoor events where social distancing cannot be maintained (Clemens stadium and the tailgate).

A LOOK AT JOHNNIES: Saint John’s (0-1 overall) opened the 2021 season with a 2-0 non-conference loss to St. Scholastica on Wednesday September 1 in Duluth.

CSS took a 1-0 lead on a Nolan goal on Friday in the 27th minute. Jordan Finneran served a long ball to Finigan Huffington at the far post, who redirected a header towards goal until Friday. Arseno Hamilton made it 2-0 on a free kick from 54 yards in the 59th minute.

First year goalie Evan siefken (Lakeville, Minn./North) made a save in his first collegiate appearance as SJU dominated CSS, 10-6 (5-3 at net).

The two programs meet again at Saints Field, this time in the MIAC room, on October 26.

A LOOK AT THE PIONEERS: Wisconsin-Platteville (0-1 overall), like SJU, kicked off their 2021 campaign with a loss on Wednesday. The Pioneers allowed three consecutive goals – the first two in 53 seconds – in the opening 20 minutes of the second half in a 3-1 home loss to the Milwaukee School of Engineering (Wis.). A penalty from rookie Quincy Ott erased Platteville’s shutout in the 81st minute. Senior goaltender Will Sullivan made four saves in the loss as the Pioneers outscored the Engineers, 18-12 (15-8 on goal). The game was the first for Platteville, who did not compete at all in the 2020-21 season, in 669 days. Sophomore Jack Gentilli returns after leading UWP with 15 points (7g / 1a) in 2019 (a record 8-8-3).

EIGHT YEARS AGO: The two programs were tied without a goal when they last met on September 14, 2013, in Platteville, Wisconsin. The Pioneers had a 23-11 advantage on shots, although the Johnnies posted a 9-8 advantage on goal. Kevin Lebahn ’16 made all eight saves for his fourth career shutout.

SERIES HISTORY: The Johnnies are 3-0-1 against the Pioneers, including a 2-0 record at Collegeville.

-Oct. 18, 1992 | F, 2-0 | Collegeville
-Seven. 11, 1993 | F, 3-0 | Collegeville
-Seven. 15, 1996 | F, 3-1 | Platteville, Wisconsin.
-Seven. 14, 2013 | T, 0-0 (2OT) | Platteville, Wisconsin.

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Transfer deadline winners and losers: Barcelona send Griezmann to Atletico; Mbappe remains on site with PSG https://tomcosgrave.com/transfer-deadline-winners-and-losers-barcelona-send-griezmann-to-atletico-mbappe-remains-on-site-with-psg/ https://tomcosgrave.com/transfer-deadline-winners-and-losers-barcelona-send-griezmann-to-atletico-mbappe-remains-on-site-with-psg/#respond Tue, 31 Aug 2021 23:23:15 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/transfer-deadline-winners-and-losers-barcelona-send-griezmann-to-atletico-mbappe-remains-on-site-with-psg/ The summer transfer window ended on one of the busiest and most unexpected periods in European football history. Big names such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have switched clubs with the transfer of the Portuguese superstar from Juventus to Manchester United in the final hours. The other rumored superstar, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, ended up […]]]>

The summer transfer window ended on one of the busiest and most unexpected periods in European football history. Big names such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have switched clubs with the transfer of the Portuguese superstar from Juventus to Manchester United in the final hours. The other rumored superstar, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, ended up staying put despite the keen interest from Real Madrid.

Once again, the past 24 hours haven’t disappointed with a few big deals going on – including a few that looked like they could fall apart by the 11th hour. Here’s a look at the notable moves since the deadline day:

Notable transfer deadline agreements

  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus at Manchester United)
  • Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona at Atletico Madrid)
  • Luuk de Jong (Seville to Barcelona)
  • Nuno Mendes (Sportsman at PSG)
  • Saul (Atletico Madrid v Chelsea)
  • Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes at Real Madrid)
  • Moise Kean (Everton v Juventus)
  • Nikola Vlasic (CSKA Moscow v West Ham United)
  • Emerson Royal (Barcelona to Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Arnaud Kalimuendo (PSG in Lens on loan)
  • Marc Cucurella (Getafe to Brighton & Hove Albion)

And now, let’s take a look at some of the winners and losers of what is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for football.

Winners: PSG and Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe dominated the last month of this summer thanks to Real Madrid’s pursuit of the French international until PSG’s stubborn refusal to even consider his departure. The fact that the French giants were rejecting the better part of the $ 250 million at the end of the window means that there are ways to see both winners.

For PSG, who are aiming for the success of the UEFA Champions League this season, the advantage is obvious: they keep a player who can make the difference in a title race for at least one more campaign. On top of that, he’s part of a revamped Parisian squad that now includes Lionel Messi, Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Georginio Wijnaldum – not bad. Sporting director Leonardo also managed to make a late move for Nuno Mendes to complete a possible transformation into a 3-4-3 formation under Mauricio Pochettino.

Real also won as PSG’s refusal saved them from potential financial annihilation and their consolation prize is one of the best young midfielders in the world to Eduardo Camavinga – a first step towards rejuvenating a team aging. The money Real could have spent on Mbappe will now be used to rebuild the squad in the future and the 22-year-old could still end up at the Santiago Bernabeu as a free agent next summer.

Losers: PSG and Real Madrid

However, there are also negatives to the situation. Real were obviously desperate to make up for the losses of Raphael Varane and Ramos, among others, this summer to offer that kind of money. In this pursuit of their primary target, Los Blancos have failed and will instead argue that they did everything they could to land their man – other than making him their primary target early in the summer instead of coming to life towards the end of the summer. the transfer window.

For PSG, they may never be able to take advantage of Mbappe again (a move in January for a player of his ability is a non-starter) when there is no guarantee of success in the Champions League, and a contract extension always seems to be a really long way off.

Winner: Man United

Ronaldo and Varane represent a solid transfer period with the legendary Portuguese player returning to Old Trafford for a second stint to reinforce the feel-good factor created by a good start to the season. It may not quite put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in the UCL glory account, but domestic silverware will be targeted with the veteran now on board.

Losers: Barça

There is no way to paint Antoine Griezmann returning to defending champion Atleti on loan with an option to buy, with Emerson Royal joining Tottenham Hotspur just months after arriving at Camp Nou and Luuk De Jong arriving from Sevilla in a positive way. . An absolute disastrous class of the last 24 hours for the Catalans – albeit it alleviates their financial woes – on top of an acrimonious business summer.

Winners: Seville

Monchi pulled off a masterclass taking an uncompromising stance with Chelsea against star defender Jules Kounde, then took advantage of Barca’s desperation to get rid of De Jong. There are levels to this game and Monchi, despite criticism over the past few years, has proven once again that he stays in that top rung.

Loser: Man City

It’s been a forgettable last few days of the transfer window for Pep Guardiola and his men, which saw Harry Kane stay with Spurs, Messi join PSG and Ronaldo return to United with nowhere to turn on such short notice in their search for reinforcements attack. Jack Grealish was a big hit, but City have made it clear he’s not their only target this summer.

Loser: Juventus

While the return of Moise Kean and the arrival of Mohamed Ihattaren are not bad shots, the loss of Ronaldo who late in the day for relatively little still looks like a loss – but not as big as some of their European rivals.

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5 things to know for the 2021 NCAA men’s football season https://tomcosgrave.com/5-things-to-know-for-the-2021-ncaa-mens-football-season/ https://tomcosgrave.com/5-things-to-know-for-the-2021-ncaa-mens-football-season/#respond Fri, 27 Aug 2021 23:18:40 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/5-things-to-know-for-the-2021-ncaa-mens-football-season/ The 2021 DI men’s college football season officially kicks off this week, with season opener scheduled for Thursday, August 26. Just months after the 2020-2021 University Cup was held in May, here are five things that stand ahead of the upcoming season: 5 things to know for the 2021 NCAA men’s football season 1. Two […]]]>

The 2021 DI men’s college football season officially kicks off this week, with season opener scheduled for Thursday, August 26. Just months after the 2020-2021 University Cup was held in May, here are five things that stand ahead of the upcoming season:

5 things to know for the 2021 NCAA men’s football season

1. Two of the top three players in men’s college football will be back

The MAC Hermann Trophy rewards the best players in college football every year, and this year two of the three 2020-2021 finalists for men’s college football will be back. Valentin Noel de Pitt and Victor Bezerra of Indiana have both been noticed among our five players to watch this season, and we expect them both to have a major impact once again.

2. There are 19 games in the top 25 on opening day

With the official opening matches for the 2021 men’s football season scheduled for Thursday, we’re following them all here. Here are all of the top 25 matchups that take place on Opening Night, including the first Marshall visiting No.21 James Madison.

THURSDAY GAMES
# 5 Georgetown vs. UC Irvine, 4 p.m.
# 15 Virginia Tech vs. Kansas City, 4 p.m.
No. 13 UCF vs. CRF, 6 p.m.
No. 10 Seton Hall vs. Temple, 6:56 p.m.
No.11 Penn State vs.George Mason, 7 p.m.
N ° 7 Wake Forest vs VCU, 7 p.m.
No.9 Washington vs. UC Davis, 7 p.m.
No. 14 Kentucky at No. 25 Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m.
No. 24 High Point vs. Davidson, 7 p.m.
# 20 New Hampshire vs Boston University, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Clemson vs. St. John’s (NY), 7 p.m.
No. 23 Fordham vs. Providence, 7 p.m.
N ° 19 Marquette c. Green Bay 7:05 p.m.
# 18 Charlotte, Maryland, 7:30 p.m.
Marshall No.1 to No.21 James Madison, 7:30 p.m.
No.4 North Carolina vs. Bucknell, 7:30 p.m.
No. 3 Pitt vs. Duquesne, 8 p.m.
No. 8 Stanford at SMU, 8 p.m.
No. 12 Missouri State vs. Belmont, 9 p.m.

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3. There are 2 ranked matches on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know

Defending, No.1 ranked champion Marshall will face No.21 James Madison on the Dukes’ turf at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Senior Vitor Dias leads Marshall’s 2021 roster as the first player in program history to be named MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist, First Team All-American and Male Athlete of the Year of the USA Conference. No longer flying under the radar, the Thundering Herd will be a target after her run from Cinderella to win the NCAA tournament last season. On the other hand, JMU just won their third straight Colonial Athletic Association conference championship last spring and a second round loss in the NCAA tournament. JMU will be challenged from the get-go when they face Marshall, and the Dukes will rely on CAA Rookie of the Year and second-year midfielder Axel Ahlander to step up and be a leader this season.

The Kentucky No.14 will travel to face the Coastal Carolina No.25 at 7 p.m. Thursday. Kentucky is coming out of a 12-5-2 season where it qualified for the third round of the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats return two key seniors to midfielder Marcel Meinzer and defenseman Robert Screen. Meinzer and Screen have both been named to the Conference USA preseason squad and will be crucial to Kentucky’s success. Coastal Carolina ended the 2020-21 campaign with an overall record of 9-5-2 in its final season in the Sun Belt Conference. Coastal was beaten by No. 5 Wake Forest 3-2 in the second round of the NCAA tournament last season. Coastal makes his debut at No.4 in the Conference USA preseason standings and will return to senior defenseman Marcelo Lage, who led the Chanticleers in total points and tied for most goals in the team. last season.

PRE-SEASON TOP 25: Check out the full ranking here

4. Two champions for the first time were crowned in quick succession: Can 2021 do 3-for-3?

After finishing second in 2012, Georgetown won its first national championship in 2019. Marshall followed suit in 2020-21, making his very first appearance in a title match before winning it all. This season there are three teams in the pre-season top 10 that could make it three consecutive years with a champion for the first time. Pitt, Washington and Seton Hall are all chasing their first title. If any of those teams did end up winning the 2021 title, it would be the first time since 1984-86 when Clemson, Duke and UCLA pulled together a 3-for-3.

5. The national championship will resume its normal program

After undergoing a modified schedule in 2020-2021 with a fall season and a spring championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Division I men’s soccer will return to its typical schedule. This means that the regular season will run from August through early November, and the NCAA tournament will begin in mid-November. The College Cup takes place December 10-12 in Cary, NC at WakeMed Soccer Park.

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Overtime victory: Watch Marshall beat Indiana for 2020-21 title

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FIFA to share $ 200m payment from Justice Department https://tomcosgrave.com/fifa-to-share-200m-payment-from-justice-department/ https://tomcosgrave.com/fifa-to-share-200m-payment-from-justice-department/#respond Tue, 24 Aug 2021 21:50:11 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/fifa-to-share-200m-payment-from-justice-department/ FIFA, the governing body of world football, and two other organizations in the Americas are set to receive around $ 200 million in compensation from the United States government after the Department of Justice classified them as victims of the scandal. corruption that toppled most of their top leaders in 2015. The repayment will begin […]]]>

FIFA, the governing body of world football, and two other organizations in the Americas are set to receive around $ 200 million in compensation from the United States government after the Department of Justice classified them as victims of the scandal. corruption that toppled most of their top leaders in 2015.

The repayment will begin with an upfront payment of $ 32.3 million in confiscated funds, the Justice Department said on Tuesday, but prosecutors approved a plan that could allow football organizations to receive up to $ 201 million .

The return of the money comes six years after a sprawling prosecution exposed decades of corruption on an astonishing scale, with millions of dollars diverted from sport and into the pockets of global football officials and men. ‘business. It comes five years after FIFA, claiming to be corrupt but not corrupt, began asking for a share of the money US officials were collecting in the case.

Refunds will be made to FIFA, the governing body of the sport; CONCACAF, the organization that oversees football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean; and CONMEBOL, which governs sport in South America. Former leaders of these organizations, as well as those of national football federations across the Americas, had been implicated in the scandal in great detail. More than 50 people and companies have been indicted in the case since 2015, and dozens have pleaded guilty.

The Justice Department’s decision suggested a measure of restored confidence in the management of FIFA, even though the money came with conditions: the funds must be confined to a foundation and directed towards the development of football around the world. , according to Tuesday’s announcement.

In a statement Tuesday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino thanked the US authorities for their “swift and efficient approach to carrying out these cases, as well as for their confidence in general”.

Such spending parameters have featured in other major corruption cases, such as the United Nations Oil-for-Food case, in which the Justice Department specifically allocated restitution money to a development fund in Iraq. .

As US authorities announced their criminal case in 2015, and dozens of powerful officials and marketers pleaded guilty to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges, prosecutors made it clear that ‘ they viewed football organizations as victims who had been co-opted by dishonest operators. .

Lawyers for FIFA and regional confederations have fought harder to manage the perceptions of prosecutors and the public, seeking to keep organizations away from accused criminals; cooperate with the authorities; and consolidate the place of sports organizations as powerless victims of fraud by their leaders.

In a 2016 court case, FIFA lawyers argued that the organization lost at least $ 28 million paid to 20 football officials over 12 years, in addition to incalculable other costs.

CONMEBOL has already collected millions of dollars through other channels. In July, he said he had received more than $ 1.7 million from Swiss authorities, money that was in the personal account of one of his former leaders. This was in addition to the $ 55 million the organization said it has already recovered from the accounts of other former officials.

In the years since it emerged in a 2015 luxury hotel search, the FIFA case, one of America’s largest prosecutions when it was first announced, progressed even as the Public attention to its procedures and to corruption in the world of football has declined.

Just this week, Reynaldo Vasquez, the former Salvadoran football official who was indicted in 2015, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn. Earlier this year, prosecutors announced that Swiss bank Julius Baer had agreed to pay more than $ 79 million in penalties for its role in money laundering in the scandal.

Despite this, years later, key figures have still not been convicted or sentenced, and some former officials are still at large. One of them, Marco Polo del Nero, the former head of the Brazilian football federation, was recently registered as appearing to run the affairs of the federation despite FIFA’s lifetime ban on working in organized football. .

When announcing the new conviction this week, U.S. law enforcement officials telegraphed that they are still keeping an eye on the sport, and Tuesday’s announcement underscored this.

“From the start,” Acting U.S. Attorney-at-Law for the Eastern District of New York Jacquelyn M. Kasulis said in a statement, “this investigation and prosecution has been focused on prosecution and restitution. ill-gotten gains to those who work for the benefit of the beautiful game.

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A&M soccer remains winless after two games | Sports https://tomcosgrave.com/am-soccer-remains-winless-after-two-games-sports/ https://tomcosgrave.com/am-soccer-remains-winless-after-two-games-sports/#respond Mon, 23 Aug 2021 21:59:00 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/am-soccer-remains-winless-after-two-games-sports/ Texas A&M Football “top 10 gauntlet in three games”Continued to wreak havoc with the Aggies, resulting in the brown-and-white’s second straight loss of the season. After a 1-0 loss to the Florida State Seminoles, No.1, A&M entered Garvey-Rosenthal football stadium on Sunday, August 22, ready to defeat the Christian Horned Frogs of Texas, No.8 In […]]]>

Texas A&M Football “top 10 gauntlet in three games”Continued to wreak havoc with the Aggies, resulting in the brown-and-white’s second straight loss of the season.

After a 1-0 loss to the Florida State Seminoles, No.1, A&M entered Garvey-Rosenthal football stadium on Sunday, August 22, ready to defeat the Christian Horned Frogs of Texas, No.8 In the end, a sold-out crowd with fans clad in purple and white, coupled with an unusually lackluster offensive performance, proved too much for the Aggies.

Head Coach G Guerrieri said he was disappointed with the overall result of the game as he knows his athletes are capable of performing at a higher level.

“We can’t play as badly as we started and expect to get a [winning] result against a quality team like TCU, ”said Guerrieri.

The Horned Frogs managed to take the lead in the 11th minute with a goal against their own unfortunate side, deflected by senior A&M defender Karlina Sample.

Three yellow cards and several free kicks throughout the first half gave Brown and White plenty of scoring opportunities, including a last-second push through the middle, but none came to fruition.

The home side doubled their lead in the 77th minute when a low kick from midfielder Gracie Bryan, connecting inside the box, gave the ball just enough spin to find the back of the net .

In true brown and white fashion, the Aggies recovered to one in the 76th minute. Sophomore Taylor Pounds caught the Horned Frogs off guard by leaving their usual midfield position and pushing into the box to score their first goal of the season. First-year forwards Maile Hayes and Makhiya McDonald each got their first college assists in the process.

A final push to the center by A&M ultimately failed, locking the score at 2-1.

Brown and White struggled in almost every tangible stat of the night, trailing their opposition on shots, 10-6; penalty shootout, 3-1; fouls, 15-8; and corners, 5-4. The only slight advantage for A&M came in the form of six yellow cards called up against the ultimate winner, although the aggressiveness of the home side apparently paid off.

Until Sunday, the Aggies had maintained a perfect 13-0-0 record against the Horned Frogs. The teams last met just four months ago, when A&M won 1-0 over his then number. opponent ranked 3rd.

Guerrieri said that although the game was close on the scoreboard, the Horned Frogs more than deserved their victory.

“We didn’t play well enough to win,” Guerrieri said. “TCU took advantage of it, as do the top 10 teams.”

The Aggies start Fort Worth with a 0-2-0 record, marking the first time the team opened the regular game schedule with two losses since its inaugural season in 1993.

A&M currently holds the third longest active streak of consecutive winning seasons in college football, posting a CV over 0.500 for each of its last 28 campaigns. Having fallen below that mark so far this season, Guerrieri said his athletes have serious work to do if they want to fight for the league titles at the end of the season.

“We will be happy to come home and have a solid week of training and training,” Guerrieri said.

The Aggies return to action on Saturday, August 28 for the team’s home opener when the No.7 Clemson Tigers travel to Ellis Field in College Station. A&M will be fighting not only to secure their first win of the season, but also to prevent themselves from starting the season 0-3-0 for the first time in the history of the program.

Saturday will also highlight the return of the annual Brown-and-White Fish Camp game, consistently ranking among the busiest college football games in the country. Tickets are now available for purchase at 12thManFoundation.com, and any freshman or counselor who attended Fish Camp can get free entry by wearing the t-shirt they received at camp.

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Game Day: Pitt vs. Oklahoma State # 16, 12:00 p.m. https://tomcosgrave.com/game-day-pitt-vs-oklahoma-state-16-1200-p-m/ https://tomcosgrave.com/game-day-pitt-vs-oklahoma-state-16-1200-p-m/#respond Sun, 22 Aug 2021 15:19:29 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/game-day-pitt-vs-oklahoma-state-16-1200-p-m/ NCAA Women’s Soccer – BancFirst Cowgirl Soccer Classic Pitt (1-0-0, 0-0-0 ACC) v Oklahoma State (1-0-0, 0-0-0 B12) Sunday August 22 | Neal Patterson Stadium, Stillwater, OK | 12 p.m. EST Live Statistics | Stream on ESPN + Match day updates Look for starting lineups and highlights from today’s match to post here. PSN Coverage […]]]>
NCAA Women’s Soccer – BancFirst Cowgirl Soccer Classic

Pitt (1-0-0, 0-0-0 ACC) v Oklahoma State (1-0-0, 0-0-0 B12)

Sunday August 22 | Neal Patterson Stadium, Stillwater, OK | 12 p.m. EST

Live Statistics | Stream on ESPN +

Match day updates

Look for starting lineups and highlights from today’s match to post here.

PSN Coverage / Overview

The Panthers will face a tall order on Sunday, facing a 16th-ranked Oklahoma State team that opened their season with a 2-0 win over UTSA on Thursday and returned with 21 winning letters, including nine starters and five All-Big 12 winners. The Cowgirls lost in the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament in May, on penalties to seventh-seeded Texas.

Pitt wins the first game against Tulsa, 3-0; Amanda West becomes all-time leader of the program for goals scored

Pitt 2021-22 Women’s Season Preview

Pitt Play Notes

OKLAHOMA STATE SCOUTING

  • The Cowgirls opened the season with a 2-0 win over UTSA on Thursday night.
  • Oklahoma State is ranked No. 16 in the United Football Coaching Preseason Poll.
  • The Cowgirls were 13-3-2 last year, placed third in the Big 12 at 6-2-1 and advanced to the Sweet 16, where they fell on penalties to Texas A&M, seventh seed.
  • Chosen to again finish third in the preseason coaching poll, OSU returns 21 winners from last season’s letter, including nine starters and five All-Big 12 players.
  • Senior defender / midfielder Kim Rodriguez has been named to TopDrawerSoccer.Com’s Best First Team XI.

INCREASING THE LIST OF VICTORIES OF ALL-TIME HEAD COACHES

  • With 419 wins, Randy Waldrum sits eighth in all-time career wins for Division I head coaches.
  • Waldrum is seventh among active coaches.
  • He recorded his 416th career victory in 27 years at the Division I level against the Navy on Sunday October 11, 2020 which overtook David Lombardo (Keene State and James Madison, 35) and Chris Petrucelli (Notre Dame, Texas and SMU , 30) for eighth place all-time.
  • He stays ahead of Petrucelli of SMU, who now has 416 wins.
  • Waldrum currently sits sixth among active head coaches.

RETURN EACH STARTER

  • Pitt returns all starters from last season.
  • Forwards: Amanda West (16 starts), Leah Pais (14) and Landy Mertz (two spring games).

o Combined for 12 goals, nine assists, 100 shots and 52 shots on goal.

o West started every game of his career while Pais and Mertz were both new to the squad as transfers (Pais-Albany, Mertz-Dayton).

  • Midfielder: Anna Bout (16), Chloe Minas (16) and Emily Yaple (16)

o All three started every game last year

o Bout has started all but three games in his career, and Yaple and Minas started as true freshmen last season after signing up in the previous spring semester.

o Yaple contributed offensively three goals and two assists while Bout had one goal and one assist each.

  • Defenders: Hailey Davidson, Mackenzie Edwards (16), Kate McKay (16) and Athalie Palomo (16).

o All four started each game and were in the top five for minutes played on the team

o Teams limited to a penalty shootout percentage of 0.410

o McKay placed third on the team with three goals and five assists while Palomo had one goal and one assist.

  • Goalies: Katherine Robinson (nine) and Caitlyn Lazzarini (seven)

o The two combined for six shutouts, a 0.743 save percentage, 1.12 goals-against average and six shutouts.

o Robinson was 7-2-0 with 21 saves, 0.724 save percentage and 0.95 goals-against average.

o Lazzarini was 4-3-0 with 31 saves, 0.756 save percentage and 1.30 goals-against average with all but three games started against ACC opponents.

LAST YEAR’S STORY

  • Despite playing fewer games than usual due to COVID, Pitt has done a lot that previous teams in the program haven’t.
  • With a 9-5-0 overall record in the fall and wins in both spring games, she overtook the 1995 team (10-7-1) for most wins in a single season. and was only the third to post a winning record (8-5-5 in 2009).
  • Five of the wins were on the road, the most in a single season in the program’s history.

o In 2019 on the road, Pitt was 1-7-1 and a combined 2-28-4 over the past four seasons.

  • Pitt notched his first United Football Coaching Poll ranking in program history, debuting 12th in the season opener and then 14th.
  • By defeating The Citadel 2-1 (OT) and 1-0, Pitt won for the first time as a ranked team.

o Head Coach Randy Waldrum has now led five schools nationally: Tulsa, Baylor and Notre Dame men’s and women’s soccer in addition to Pitt.

  • Pitt started the season 6-0 for the first time in program history, which was the second longest winning streak in school history, as the 2015 squad notched eight wins. consecutive.

o West has scored three consecutive goals, which no other Panther in the history of the program has done before.

THE ARRIVAL IN THE CITY OF A NEW ARRIVAL

  • Landy Mertz, a native of his hometown, has scored in every game as a Panther.
  • A transfer from Dayton joining Pitt for the spring season, Mertz made a huge impact on his Panthers debut with two goals in the team’s 3-0 shutout victory in the City Game.
  • Mertz was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week.
  • She went on to score a goal in the 4-1 win over Kentucky in the season finale.
  • In both exhibition games this season, she scored one goal in the 2-0 win at Youngstown State and collected assists on both goals in a 2-0 win at RV Ohio State.

NEW ARRIVALS

  • Pitt welcomes 15 newcomers to the team.
  • 12 freshmen: Lacey Bernick, Ellie Coffield, Sara Darlington, Mackenzie Evers, Bri Hilsenteger, Elena Hinkson, Katelyn Kauffman, Maddie Keister, Ashley Moon, Hailey Schmidt, Sarah Schupansky and Madison Vukas.

o All except Darlington, Evers and Schmidt signed up in early spring 2021.

o Evers graduated a year earlier from West Allegheny High School.

  • Three transfers: Ashton Gordon, Emily Harrigan and Kelly Moss.

o Gordon started two seasons at the SEC Champs Arkansas and joined the team last spring.

o Harrigan spent three seasons at Rutgers, and Moss is coming from Notre Dame after two years.




John Krysinsky has covered football and other sports for many years for various publications and media. He is also the author of ‘Miracle on the Mon’ – a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered on a remarkable game that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has been a color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and has worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup matches. and the International Champions Cup which took place in the United States. . Krysinsky was also the head coach of men’s football at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first winning seasons and first places in the playoffs (1996-98); North Catholic Boys Head Coach (2007-08), Shady Side Academy Boys Associate Head Coach (2009-2014).


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Erwin powers WKU Past Union with 5-point performance https://tomcosgrave.com/erwin-powers-wku-past-union-with-5-point-performance/ https://tomcosgrave.com/erwin-powers-wku-past-union-with-5-point-performance/#respond Sun, 22 Aug 2021 04:30:42 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/erwin-powers-wku-past-union-with-5-point-performance/ History links BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Even the rain that fell on Saturday night could not cool the WKU football team. The Lady Toppers enter the season 2-0-0 for the first time since 2016 after a 3-0 victory over Union University (Tenn.) At the WKU Soccer Complex. The match marks WKU’s eighth consecutive home win, […]]]>

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Even the rain that fell on Saturday night could not cool the WKU football team. The Lady Toppers enter the season 2-0-0 for the first time since 2016 after a 3-0 victory over Union University (Tenn.) At the WKU Soccer Complex.

The match marks WKU’s eighth consecutive home win, the second longest in program history. The Lady Toppers’ streak dates back to a 1-0 win over UAB on October 25, 2019.

“I feel like we’ve built a pretty good base and obviously we’re showing right now that this team is going to be a very strong team defensively,” said the head coach. Jason neidell. “This team tonight has given us challenges. Their high defensive line, we had a hard time breaking them down and creating opportunities. We know that is something we have to keep working on.”

Saturday’s game included a junior five-point game Katie erwin with one goal and two assists. Erwin is the 13th Lady Topper to record a game of five or more points and is the first since Amber Barnett had six against the UTEP on October 7, 2018.

The WKU have yet to allow a goal this season, with Lady Topper’s defense posting clean sheets in two shows and two regular season games. In total, WKU has allowed just nine shots in those four games, with just three in the regular season.

The first goal of the night came from a corner kick in the 26th minute. Erwin took the corner and perfectly placed a ball in the box which Mackenzie crittenberger walked to the back of the net. The Lady Toppers finished the first half edging Union 9-0, but Crittenberger’s goal was the frame’s only score.

WKU increased their lead in the 59th minute on a first-year goal Briana Sayoc and set up by Erwin. Erwin put pressure on the Union keeper on the attack and the keeper kicked the ball out of bounds. Brina Michel took the throw-in for the Lady Toppers and found Erwin just outside the box. Erwin was in a 1-v-1 and made a move around the defender along the end line. She sent the ball across the box and found an open Sayoc that sent the ball to the opposite corner of the goal, in front of the keeper.

Erwin hadn’t finished for the night yet. In the 64th minute, she scored her own goal to give WKU a three-lead. The Lady Toppers got a free kick after a Union foul. Avery jacobsen took the hit and Erwin opened up in the box and directed it into the goal.

“One of the things we are proud of is a competitive spirit,” said Erwin. “Everything we do, we keep the score and try to win. Everything in life, whether it’s on the football field or not, we have that championship mindset. When you realize it in training and whatever you do, it translates into Play. “

The Lady Toppers will return to WKU Soccer Complex on Thursday August 26 against No.18 Vanderbilt. The first kick is set at 7 p.m.

How to follow Lady Toppers: For complete information on WKU Soccer, visit WKUSports.com or follow the program via social media @WKU_Soccer on Twitter and Instagram.

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