The CONCACAF Gold Cup wrapped up yesterday, with Mexico defeating Jamaica, 3-1, to claim the championship trophy. It is Mexico’s seventh title in the 23-year history of the tournament.
After some uneventful play for most of the first half, Andre Guardados scored on a beautiful crossover in the 32nd minute, giving Mexico a 1-0 lead, which they held through the first half.
Within the first two minutes of the second half, Jesús Corona scored again for Mexico with an on-the-ground shot from the 18-yard line, putting Jamaica down by two. Another Mexican goal by Oribe Peralta put Jamaica in a hole they could dig out of.
Chelsea FC and Adidas have a brand-new motto for the 2015-16 soccer season: “If it’s not blue, it will be.” The slogan draws from Chelsea’s nickname (the Blues) and represents the club’s ongoing mission to conquer English and European soccer.
Chelsea can’t paint its colors across England until its season begins on August 2. So they started in the U.S. instead.
Last night, the reigning Barclays Premier League champs celebrated the launch of their new kits in New York City. But the event, held in Harlem was about more than unis. The team also hosted a two-on-two, 32-team skills tournament — and made a big announcement. Along with Adidas and its affiliate club FC Harlem, Chelsea will build a $3 million year-round soccer facility for local youth players. Construction is set to begin in 2016.
Going through Women's World Cup withdrawal? EA Sports has just what you need — even if you have to wait a couple months for it. FIFA 16 hits stores on September 22, but today we get our first look at the cover, featuring Messi and American star Alex Morgan.
“It is an incredible honor to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA,” said Morgan. “I know people all over the world play this game and I’m really excited that FIFA 16 is putting such an important spotlight on women’s soccer. And now to share the cover with today’s greatest player is surreal.”
But Morgan’s more than just a cover star — she’s also part of the game.
It was a homecoming fit for national heroes.
Fresh off its first World Cup championship in 16 years, the U.S. Women’s National Team was celebrated Friday with a parade in New York City. Lower Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes was flooded by a sea of red, white, and blue as thousands of fans — many wearing patriotic colors and waving flags — gathered to watch and cheer on Team USA.
The ticker-tape parade was the first of its kind for a women’s sports team.
By the time all is said and done, it will have been a pretty busy week f or American soccer. Barely 48 hours after the United States women’s team toppled Japan for its third Women’s World Cup title last Sunday, the U.S. men defeated Honduras 2-1 in their first match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is North America’s most prestigious soccer championship, and the American men are looking to make up ground in the eternal war on the pitch between the Stars and Stripes and Mexico. (Mexico has won six Gold Cups; the US has won five.)
Twelve teams are competing for the cup. The United States, Mexico, and Canada qualify automatically, while the rest came from qualifying tournaments in Central America and the Caribbean.
Here is group-by-group breakdown of the teams of the Copa de Oro (Spanish for Gold Cup), which the United States is hosting.
That was the sound heard around the world seven times in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday. This record-breaking, high-scoring game was a rematch of the 2011 final. Four years ago, Japan beat the U.S. in a shootout. This year, the outcome was far different with the U.S. dominating the field and winning 5-2. I was in the stands to see it all go down.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times.
And with it came the Americans’ elusive third Women’s World Cup title.
Lloyd scored a hat trick as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 Sunday for their record third championship and first since 1999.
A sellout crowd that included U.S. Vice President Joe Biden roared in approval for Lloyd’s hat trick, the first ever in a Women’s World Cup final.
“We just made history,” Lloyd said. “I was on a mission.”