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English Editor for CentroDeportivo | Media Relations and Hispanic Community Outreach Specialist for AFC Cleveland.
AFC Cleveland earned a huge win on the road on Sunday by defeating the Erie Commodores 4-2. The victory was highlighted by stellar performance from Skye Harter in which he scored a hat trick and generally wreaked havoc upon Erie's backline.
CLEVELAND - AFC Cleveland today announced that players Declan McGivern and Ryan Ware have agreed to join the team ahead of the 2016 season. The two were teammates for four years at Notre Dame College, where they won the MEC Regular Season Championship in 2013.
CLEVELAND - AFC Cleveland and NovaCare Rehabilitation announced today that NovaCare Rehabilitation will be the new jersey sponsor of Cleveland's National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) club. Through this agreement, the NovaCare logo will be featured on the front of all AFC Cleveland jerseys, which are set to be revealed later this month.
What a difference a year makes. Little over a year ago, Columbus Crew SC had been humiliated at home by New England Revolution to the tune of 4-2. To make matters worse, the game was played in a half empty stadium.
In recent years the performances of Crew SC Academy products Wil Trapp and, more recently, Ben Swanson have garnered national attention. With Trapp becoming a staple in the U.S. National Team's youth ranks and Ben Swanson's own recent call-ups, the two players are giving Crew SC Academy great press.
To say that Hispanic players have had an effect on Major League Soccer would be to vastly understate the impact they have had on American soccer. When one thinks about some of the League's legends, several Hispanic names come to mind.
The U.S. headed into the match against Costa Rica fully aware that a loss could mean the end of their Copa América run. In the lead up to the game Jürgen Klinsmann and his players were extremely relaxed, reiterating that they were happy with their performance against Colombia.....
Let's be honest: the U.S. was probably not going to win against Brazil. After all, this is the verde amarelha we're talking about. But while the majority of pundits didn't expect the U.S.
[6.22.2014] The USA was just seconds away from pulling another upset against Portugal until a turnover by Michael Bradley led to a moment of brilliance by Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Messi missed.” Despite the tragic connotation it carries, there’s a certain beauty in the alliteration of what has undoubtedly been the most uttered phrase over the last week. Though understandable – after all this is a Messi-led Argentina that failed to win its third final in three years – to focus solely on the failure of Argentina is to do a disservice to the achievements of a Chilean team that is beginning to etch itself into the collective memory of soccer fans.
If you have ever done an Internet search on the last name "McQueen", chances are Steve McQueen's Wikipedia entry was probably one of the first results. Steve Mc Queen was, after all, one of the most beloved Hollywood stars of the last century.
por Carlos D. Mojica (@CD_Mojica) | Foto cortesía de Crew SC Communications En los últimos años las actuaciones de alumnos Wil Trapp y de Ben Swanson han captado la atención nacional.
Cuando yo tenía 10 años, Ronaldo Nazario de Lima era mi ídolo futbolístico. Yo no era muy bueno al futbol, sin embargo había empezado a jugar y a ver partidos por la televisión hace 2 ó 3 años antes. Mi padre era un fanático de Barcelona, y como tal yo veía los partidos de Barça con él por la tele.
El decir que los jugadores hispanos han tenido un efecto en la MLS sería subestimar el gran impacto que han tenido en el futbol de los Estados Unidos. Y es que, al pensar en algunas de las leyendas de esta liga, hay varios nombres hispanos que vienen a la mente.