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August 17, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
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.
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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)
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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)
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September 25, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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April 24, 2009 | Daily News Staff Report
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.
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July 9, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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June 7, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 17, 2016 | By Jack Tomczuk, Staff Writer
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.
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June 4, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 1, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 17, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
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.
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April 17, 2016 | By Jack Tomczuk, Staff Writer
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.
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July 8, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
A "BEAST," that's what just about every player on the United States women's soccer team called Delran, N.J., native Carli Lloyd after a 5-2 victory over Japan on Sunday in the final of the 2015 FIFA World Cup. Considering what "beast" means in the realm of competitive athletics, there was no better description for the way Lloyd, the United States captain, played during this ultimate game in women's soccer - well, maybe, "possessed. " I wonder whether people fully appreciate what Lloyd did in those magical 16 minutes that decided a world championship before many of the 53,000-plus fans in BC Place in Vancouver had comfortably settled in their seats.
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July 3, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
CHILE'S GONZALO JARA took the slow, long 45-yard walk from the midfield line on the pitch to the penalty area all alone on Saturday. Thousands of Brazilians screamed for him to fail. The hopes of his team, and his country, rested on his right foot. When his shot on Julio Cesar sailed just a few inches more than he would have liked and bounced off the right post, the stadium erupted with joy, and Chile's World Cup dreams were broken. Last weekend highlighted the first games of the Round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which featured two games decided by penalty kicks.
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June 24, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE ARE two realities to contemplate after the United States' tension-packed, 2-2 draw with Portugal yesterday in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The first is that Team USA was seconds away from an historic World Cup victory when one of the best players in the world made a play that only best players in the world can make. The service that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo delivered on the last-gasp header by Silvestre Varela was a masterful moment of brilliance. The glass-half-empty view is that the Americans blew the opportunity to clinch a spot in the round of 16 and now must get some kind of positive result in their final Group G match against Germany on Thursday or risk not advancing at all. But then there is the other reality - the one that has the glass half-full and acknowledges that the U.S. team is in exactly the position it had hoped it would be going into that final match with Germany.
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June 17, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
FINALLY, the talk no longer matters. There have been a lot of dramatic changes in United States soccer since the national team last played a game in the FIFA World Cup in 2010, sparking many discussions about the ever-evolving state of the game in this country and which decisions have been right and wrong in the movement forward. But that all falls to the back burner later this afternoon as the USA takes to the pitch to play Ghana in its opening match of the 2014 World Cup. Actions speak louder than words, and USA manager J├╝rgen Klinsmann and his 22 charges get to make the loudest statement about where they actually are and what they might be capable of accomplishing during this next month in Brazil.
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May 28, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
The racks and shelves at By Brazil, a shop tucked onto Castor Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, overflow with yellow-and-green hats, horns, flags, stickers, and soccer jerseys. But roughly three weeks from the opening game of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, owner Lindolfo Neto was glum. "How are we going to spend millions building stadiums, and our people don't have hospitals or schools?" he asked. "I'm not excited for the World Cup in Brazil. " What should be a time of passion and excitement for Brazilians in the Philadelphia area has been tempered, they say, by the civil unrest in their homeland over the billions of taxpayer dollars being spent on the most expensive World Cup in history.
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May 23, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
UNION MIDFIELDER Maurice Edu, a member of the U.S. men's national soccer team that played in South Africa in 2010, was left off the final 23-man roster for this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the roster yesterday, the absence of Landon Donovan coming as the biggest surprise. Donovan, 32, is the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of the U.S. national team. Edu, one of 30 players who had been in World Cup training camp in Palo Alto, Calif., will rejoin the Union and be available to play in Sunday night's road match against the LA Galaxy, according to the club.
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March 28, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
UNION MIDFIELDER Maurice Edu was one of 22 players included on the U.S. men's national team roster for next Wednesday's friendly match against Mexico at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Set to start at 11 p.m. local time, the game will be broadcast live on ESPN. Edu, in his first season with Philadelphia (1-1-1), will still play in the Union's game against the Montreal Impact on Saturday at 4 p.m. at PPL Park. He will leave Sunday to join the national team and rejoin the Union after the friendly.
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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)
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