August 17, 2016 |
Plenty of Olympic veterans from the Philadelphia area are in Rio for the 2016 games - basketball coaches Dawn Staley and Geno Auriemma and soccer star Carli Lloyd, to name a few. But one longtime local Olympics player is missing in action this year. After catering 16 Olympic Games since 1968, Aramark is sitting on the sidelines, not because it had to, but because it didn't bid for the huge and important job of feeding the athletes in the Olympic Village. "It was a business decision," company spokeswoman Karen Cutler said, declining to explain further.
June 3, 2011
United States vs. Spain When: Tomorrow, 4:30 p.m. Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. TV: ESPN2 For kicks: A record 58,000 tickets have been sold as of yesterday, setting a record for a U.S. men's national team match in Massachusetts. During qualifying for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, 57,407 watched the U.S. draw Mexico at the old Foxborough Stadium . . . This U.S. side is the same group that will open CONCACAF Gold Cup play on Tuesday against Canada at Ford Field in Detroit (8 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel)
June 14, 2013
WHILE HOLLYWOOD has hardly lost its passion for 3-D productions, ESPN has. At year's end, the sports-TV giant will pull the plug on its high-definition ESPN 3D channel, launched in June 2010 with the FIFA World Cup and heavy up since then with stereoscopic showings of college basketball and football games and extreme sports meets. ESPN is investing in Ultra High Definition TV, boasting four times the pixel resolution of today's HDTV. UHD-TV also is more adept at presenting "auto-stereoscopic" (glasses-free)
September 25, 2009 |
The Philadelphia Union will open their inaugural Major League Soccer season on March 25, 2010, when the expansion team visits the Seattle Sounders FC at 9:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2. The Union will play their first home match on April 10 against the D.C. United at Lincoln Financial Field. In 2010, each MLS team will play 30 regular-season matches. Eight teams will qualify for the playoffs. The MLS Cup championship match will be played on Nov. 21. For the first time in its history, MLS will not play league games during the group phase of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The last MLS game will be played June 10, with league play resuming on June 25. MLS does not plan to schedule games on the days of either World Cup Semifinal or the World Cup Final.
April 24, 2009 |
Lincoln Financial Field is among 58 stadiums in the United States that formally confirmed interest in playing host to FIFA World Cup matches in 2018 or 2022, the USA Bid Committee announced yesterday. Thirty of the 31 NFL stadiums have expressed interest. Candlestick Park in San Francisco was not listed as an initial candidate. The United States, Australia, England, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and Russia have declared their desire to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Netherlands-Belgium and Portugal-Spain each submitted joint bids for 2018 and 2022.
July 9, 2009 |
Santino Quaranta broke a scoreless tie in the 75th minute and Brian Ching followed with a header in the 79th, giving the United States a 2-0 win over Honduras in the nightcap of a Gold Cup doubleheader at RFK Stadium in Washington last night. The Americans (2-0) lead Group B going into their final first-round match against Haiti (1-1) Saturday in Foxborough, Mass., where a draw will be enough to clinch the group and move into the quarterfinals. Honduras (1-1) will face winless Grenada, also in Foxborough.
June 7, 2010 |
PRETORIA, South Africa - While overzealous fans were creating news, and injuries, in a suburb outside Johannesburg, the U.S. men's national team held an open practice, welcoming a small collection of fans as well as hundreds of local children. On Sunday afternoon, before an exhibition match between Nigeria and North Korea, approximately 15 people were injured in a stampede outside of Makhulong Stadium, located in the Johannesburg suburb of Tembisa. In the last few days, many teams have staged warm-up matches in preparation for the FIFA World Cup, which runs from Friday to July 11. In a similar exhibition match on Saturday, also in a Johannesburg suburb, the U.S. team defeated Australia, 3-1, with all 7,000 fans entering and exiting the stadium without incident.
April 17, 2016 |
It was one of Mayor Kenney's first ideas in office: Bring people together with a large-scale soccer competition - a Philadelphia World Cup. "Probably Day Two of my job, I was told to organize a soccer tournament with 32 teams," said Miriam Enriquez, director of the city's Office for Immigrant Affairs. "He [Kenney] wanted it to be just like the World Cup. " More details emerged Friday about Kenney's soccer tournament, dubbed the Philadelphia International Unity Cup. The competition will include 32 teams, each representing a country, and will start in September.
June 4, 2010 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Goalkeepers seem to enjoy a new soccer ball about as much as they enjoy defending a penalty kick. A new ball is always too light, too unpredictable, the wrong color, and what was the problem with the old one, anyway? This summer's latest edition - the Jabulani, created by Adidas for the 2010 FIFA World Cup - has recently been called all sorts of bad names by the stars preparing to use it. The most contemptuous review came from Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who told the press: "It's terrible, horrible.
June 1, 2010 |
The days are flipping off the calendar. On Monday afternoon, the U.S. men's national team landed in Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 days in advance of its World Cup-opening match against England on June 12. On June 5, the U.S. team plays Australia in a final exhibition match. The 2010 FIFA World Cup runs from June 11 to July 11. The United States' 23-man squad left for South Africa on Sunday, less than 24 hours after its 2-1 send-off victory over Turkey at Lincoln Financial Field.