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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Canada to host CONCACAF Gold Cup games for the first time in Toronto, July 2015


Canada to host CONCACAF Gold Cup games for the first time

16 December 2014
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the 13 North American cities – Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Toronto – that will welcome the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, next 7-26 July.
The region’s marquee national team tournament will again call on world-class venues for next year’s edition, including a mix of NFL stadiums across the country, along with soccer-specific stadiums home to Major League Soccer teams, namely BMO Field in Toronto, ON.
“We would like to thank all cities and venues across the United States – and in fact North America as a whole --for their continued interest in our Confederation’s marquee event, the Gold Cup. We congratulate those which have been selected to host the 2015 edition,” said CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb. “The explosive growth of the game across CONCACAF has been on display recently on the world’s stage, and we now look forward to bringing this success home to our regional fans during our premier tournament.”
Toronto’s BMO Field is one of two 2014 venues that will host Gold Cup games for the first time. The matches in Canada will mark the first time the Confederation’s flagship national team event has visited Canadian soil.
Canada’s first soccer-specific stadium, BMO Field is located at Exhibition Place in Toronto and plays home to Canada’s National Soccer Team, as well as Toronto FC, Canada’s first Major League Soccer team. In its inaugural summer, BMO Field hosted over 260,000 fans during 12 games as the main venue for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Since 2007, BMO Field has welcomed over three million fans and has hosted a multitude of events, including the 2010 MLS Cup. This past summer, BMO Field hosted a number of matches as part of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.
“Today marks another great step in Canada’s development to become a leading soccer nation and we would like to thank CONCACAF for the opportunity to have such a marquee event played on Canadian soil,” said Victor Montagliani, Canada Soccer President and CONCACAF ExCo Member. “Canadian soccer fans have always taken great pride in showing their support for Canada during this key tournament, traveling across the region to represent our country, and it is with great honour that we worked with CONCACAF to bring the beautiful game closer to them for the 2015 edition. We now hope that they will be rewarded with seeing Canada play its final group match in Toronto this summer!”
For fans interested in being part of an exclusive presale offering for the Gold Cup doubleheader at BMO Field, please visit www.GoldCup.org/tickets.
The dates for Gold Cup matches scheduled for each group stage city were also announced, as well as the seeded nations which will head up each group: the United States (Group A), Costa Rica (Group B), and Mexico (Group C). Seeded teams were determined based on current FIFA rankings.
The United States will kick off the 2015 Gold Cup in Dallas’ Toyota Stadium on 7 July, before moving on along with the rest of Group A to Boston (Gillette Stadium, 10 July) and Kansas City (Sporting Park, 13 July).
Costa Rica, the seeded team in Group B, begins play in Carson, CA (StubHub Center, 8 July), then moves on to Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium (11 July) and Toronto’s BMO Field (14 July).
Mexico will anchor Group C and play in Chicago (Soldier Field) on 9 July, Phoenix (University of Phoenix Stadium, 12 July) and Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on 15 July.
The Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA), Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA), M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) and MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ) will all host knockout round dates. Complete groups and schedule, including selection of dates and matches for the knockout round and the awarding of the Final, will be announced in early 2015.
To date, eleven of the twelve national teams scheduled to participate have qualified for next year’s tournament. Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States, in alphabetical order, will compete for the Confederation Crown in July.
The final spot will be decided in March of next year through a play-in series between the fifth-place finisher of the 2014 UNCAF Copa Centroamericana (Honduras) and the 2014 Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup (French Guyana). French Guyana will be home team for the first leg on 25 March, while Honduras will host the return leg on 29 March.
Taking place every two years, the Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of television viewers across the region. Featuring the highest-level players from across the confederation, the tournament includes the three previous Gold Cup champions – Canada (1 Gold Cup), Mexico (6), and the USA (5) – as well as the top finishers from the most recent Central American and Caribbean championship tournaments.
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Host Cities & VenuesGroup Round
July 7 (Group A) - Dallas – Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX)
July 8 (Group B) - Los Angeles – StubHub Center (Carson, CA)
July 9 (Group C) - Chicago – Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
July 10 (Group A) - Boston – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA)
July 11 (Group B) - Houston – BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)
July 12 (Group C) - Phoenix – University of Phoenix Stadium (Phoenix, AZ)
July 13 (Group A) - Kansas City – Sporting Park (Kansas City, KS)
July 14 (Group B) - Toronto – BMO Field (Toronto, ON)
July 15 (Group C) - Charlotte – Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)

Knockout Round Venues (alphabetical order by city)
Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)
M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)
MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA)
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualified Teams
  1. Canada (Automatic Qualifier)
  2. Mexico (Automatic Qualifier)
  3. United States (Automatic Qualifier)
  4. Costa Rica (Winner – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  5. Guatemala (Runner-up – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  6. Panama (Third Place – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  7. El Salvador (Fourth Place – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  8. Jamaica (Winner – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  9. Trinidad & Tobago (Runner-Up – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  10. Haiti (Third Place – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  11. Cuba (Fourth Place – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  12. French Guyana or Honduras (CFU/UNCAF Play-in Winner)

About the CONCACAF Gold Cup

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the national team championship for the confederation’s 41 members. Taking place every two years, the event has attained exceptional levels of popularity, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of TV viewers throughout the world. If other than 2013 Gold Cup Champion USA, the champion of the 2015 Gold Cup will earn half a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, facing the USA in a single-game playoff for the right to represent CONCACAF in that FIFA competition.
Visual Assets for Media Members
CONCACAF with the help of the Host Cities and Venues has prepared visual assets to aid media members in their coverage of this announcement. To access photos and video footage of the stadiums, please use the following link (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/136516472/Gold%20Cup%202015.zip). You may need to copy and then paste the link into your browser.

About Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com
For our most recent photographs, please visit our Flickr Photostream.

Canada to host CONCACAF Gold Cup games for the first time

16 December 2014
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the 13 North American cities – Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Toronto – that will welcome the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, next 7-26 July.
The region’s marquee national team tournament will again call on world-class venues for next year’s edition, including a mix of NFL stadiums across the country, along with soccer-specific stadiums home to Major League Soccer teams, namely BMO Field in Toronto, ON.
“We would like to thank all cities and venues across the United States – and in fact North America as a whole --for their continued interest in our Confederation’s marquee event, the Gold Cup. We congratulate those which have been selected to host the 2015 edition,” said CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb. “The explosive growth of the game across CONCACAF has been on display recently on the world’s stage, and we now look forward to bringing this success home to our regional fans during our premier tournament.”
Toronto’s BMO Field is one of two 2014 venues that will host Gold Cup games for the first time. The matches in Canada will mark the first time the Confederation’s flagship national team event has visited Canadian soil.
Canada’s first soccer-specific stadium, BMO Field is located at Exhibition Place in Toronto and plays home to Canada’s National Soccer Team, as well as Toronto FC, Canada’s first Major League Soccer team. In its inaugural summer, BMO Field hosted over 260,000 fans during 12 games as the main venue for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Since 2007, BMO Field has welcomed over three million fans and has hosted a multitude of events, including the 2010 MLS Cup. This past summer, BMO Field hosted a number of matches as part of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.
“Today marks another great step in Canada’s development to become a leading soccer nation and we would like to thank CONCACAF for the opportunity to have such a marquee event played on Canadian soil,” said Victor Montagliani, Canada Soccer President and CONCACAF ExCo Member. “Canadian soccer fans have always taken great pride in showing their support for Canada during this key tournament, traveling across the region to represent our country, and it is with great honour that we worked with CONCACAF to bring the beautiful game closer to them for the 2015 edition. We now hope that they will be rewarded with seeing Canada play its final group match in Toronto this summer!”
For fans interested in being part of an exclusive presale offering for the Gold Cup doubleheader at BMO Field, please visit www.GoldCup.org/tickets.
The dates for Gold Cup matches scheduled for each group stage city were also announced, as well as the seeded nations which will head up each group: the United States (Group A), Costa Rica (Group B), and Mexico (Group C). Seeded teams were determined based on current FIFA rankings.
The United States will kick off the 2015 Gold Cup in Dallas’ Toyota Stadium on 7 July, before moving on along with the rest of Group A to Boston (Gillette Stadium, 10 July) and Kansas City (Sporting Park, 13 July).
Costa Rica, the seeded team in Group B, begins play in Carson, CA (StubHub Center, 8 July), then moves on to Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium (11 July) and Toronto’s BMO Field (14 July).
Mexico will anchor Group C and play in Chicago (Soldier Field) on 9 July, Phoenix (University of Phoenix Stadium, 12 July) and Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on 15 July.
The Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA), Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA), M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) and MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ) will all host knockout round dates. Complete groups and schedule, including selection of dates and matches for the knockout round and the awarding of the Final, will be announced in early 2015.
To date, eleven of the twelve national teams scheduled to participate have qualified for next year’s tournament. Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States, in alphabetical order, will compete for the Confederation Crown in July.
The final spot will be decided in March of next year through a play-in series between the fifth-place finisher of the 2014 UNCAF Copa Centroamericana (Honduras) and the 2014 Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup (French Guyana). French Guyana will be home team for the first leg on 25 March, while Honduras will host the return leg on 29 March.
Taking place every two years, the Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of television viewers across the region. Featuring the highest-level players from across the confederation, the tournament includes the three previous Gold Cup champions – Canada (1 Gold Cup), Mexico (6), and the USA (5) – as well as the top finishers from the most recent Central American and Caribbean championship tournaments.
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Host Cities & VenuesGroup Round
July 7 (Group A) - Dallas – Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX)
July 8 (Group B) - Los Angeles – StubHub Center (Carson, CA)
July 9 (Group C) - Chicago – Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
July 10 (Group A) - Boston – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA)
July 11 (Group B) - Houston – BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)
July 12 (Group C) - Phoenix – University of Phoenix Stadium (Phoenix, AZ)
July 13 (Group A) - Kansas City – Sporting Park (Kansas City, KS)
July 14 (Group B) - Toronto – BMO Field (Toronto, ON)
July 15 (Group C) - Charlotte – Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)

Knockout Round Venues (alphabetical order by city)
Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)
M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)
MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA)
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualified Teams
  1. Canada (Automatic Qualifier)
  2. Mexico (Automatic Qualifier)
  3. United States (Automatic Qualifier)
  4. Costa Rica (Winner – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  5. Guatemala (Runner-up – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  6. Panama (Third Place – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  7. El Salvador (Fourth Place – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  8. Jamaica (Winner – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  9. Trinidad & Tobago (Runner-Up – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  10. Haiti (Third Place – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  11. Cuba (Fourth Place – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  12. French Guyana or Honduras (CFU/UNCAF Play-in Winner)

About the CONCACAF Gold Cup

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the national team championship for the confederation’s 41 members. Taking place every two years, the event has attained exceptional levels of popularity, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of TV viewers throughout the world. If other than 2013 Gold Cup Champion USA, the champion of the 2015 Gold Cup will earn half a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, facing the USA in a single-game playoff for the right to represent CONCACAF in that FIFA competition.
Visual Assets for Media Members
CONCACAF with the help of the Host Cities and Venues has prepared visual assets to aid media members in their coverage of this announcement. To access photos and video footage of the stadiums, please use the following link (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/136516472/Gold%20Cup%202015.zip). You may need to copy and then paste the link into your browser.

About Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com
For our most recent photographs, please visit our Flickr Photostream.

16 December 2014
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the 13 North American cities – Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Toronto – that will welcome the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, next 7-26 July.
The region’s marquee national team tournament will again call on world-class venues for next year’s edition, including a mix of NFL stadiums across the country, along with soccer-specific stadiums home to Major League Soccer teams, namely BMO Field in Toronto, ON.
“We would like to thank all cities and venues across the United States – and in fact North America as a whole --for their continued interest in our Confederation’s marquee event, the Gold Cup. We congratulate those which have been selected to host the 2015 edition,” said CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb. “The explosive growth of the game across CONCACAF has been on display recently on the world’s stage, and we now look forward to bringing this success home to our regional fans during our premier tournament.”
Toronto’s BMO Field is one of two 2014 venues that will host Gold Cup games for the first time. The matches in Canada will mark the first time the Confederation’s flagship national team event has visited Canadian soil.
Canada’s first soccer-specific stadium, BMO Field is located at Exhibition Place in Toronto and plays home to Canada’s National Soccer Team, as well as Toronto FC, Canada’s first Major League Soccer team. In its inaugural summer, BMO Field hosted over 260,000 fans during 12 games as the main venue for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Since 2007, BMO Field has welcomed over three million fans and has hosted a multitude of events, including the 2010 MLS Cup. This past summer, BMO Field hosted a number of matches as part of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.
“Today marks another great step in Canada’s development to become a leading soccer nation and we would like to thank CONCACAF for the opportunity to have such a marquee event played on Canadian soil,” said Victor Montagliani, Canada Soccer President and CONCACAF ExCo Member. “Canadian soccer fans have always taken great pride in showing their support for Canada during this key tournament, traveling across the region to represent our country, and it is with great honour that we worked with CONCACAF to bring the beautiful game closer to them for the 2015 edition. We now hope that they will be rewarded with seeing Canada play its final group match in Toronto this summer!”
For fans interested in being part of an exclusive presale offering for the Gold Cup doubleheader at BMO Field, please visit www.GoldCup.org/tickets.
The dates for Gold Cup matches scheduled for each group stage city were also announced, as well as the seeded nations which will head up each group: the United States (Group A), Costa Rica (Group B), and Mexico (Group C). Seeded teams were determined based on current FIFA rankings.
The United States will kick off the 2015 Gold Cup in Dallas’ Toyota Stadium on 7 July, before moving on along with the rest of Group A to Boston (Gillette Stadium, 10 July) and Kansas City (Sporting Park, 13 July).
Costa Rica, the seeded team in Group B, begins play in Carson, CA (StubHub Center, 8 July), then moves on to Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium (11 July) and Toronto’s BMO Field (14 July).
Mexico will anchor Group C and play in Chicago (Soldier Field) on 9 July, Phoenix (University of Phoenix Stadium, 12 July) and Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on 15 July.
The Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA), Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA), M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) and MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ) will all host knockout round dates. Complete groups and schedule, including selection of dates and matches for the knockout round and the awarding of the Final, will be announced in early 2015.
To date, eleven of the twelve national teams scheduled to participate have qualified for next year’s tournament. Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States, in alphabetical order, will compete for the Confederation Crown in July.
The final spot will be decided in March of next year through a play-in series between the fifth-place finisher of the 2014 UNCAF Copa Centroamericana (Honduras) and the 2014 Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup (French Guyana). French Guyana will be home team for the first leg on 25 March, while Honduras will host the return leg on 29 March.
Taking place every two years, the Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of television viewers across the region. Featuring the highest-level players from across the confederation, the tournament includes the three previous Gold Cup champions – Canada (1 Gold Cup), Mexico (6), and the USA (5) – as well as the top finishers from the most recent Central American and Caribbean championship tournaments.
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Host Cities & VenuesGroup Round
July 7 (Group A) - Dallas – Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX)
July 8 (Group B) - Los Angeles – StubHub Center (Carson, CA)
July 9 (Group C) - Chicago – Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
July 10 (Group A) - Boston – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA)
July 11 (Group B) - Houston – BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)
July 12 (Group C) - Phoenix – University of Phoenix Stadium (Phoenix, AZ)
July 13 (Group A) - Kansas City – Sporting Park (Kansas City, KS)
July 14 (Group B) - Toronto – BMO Field (Toronto, ON)
July 15 (Group C) - Charlotte – Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)

Knockout Round Venues (alphabetical order by city)
Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)
M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)
MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA)
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualified Teams
  1. Canada (Automatic Qualifier)
  2. Mexico (Automatic Qualifier)
  3. United States (Automatic Qualifier)
  4. Costa Rica (Winner – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  5. Guatemala (Runner-up – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  6. Panama (Third Place – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  7. El Salvador (Fourth Place – 2014 Copa Centroamericana UNCAF)
  8. Jamaica (Winner – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  9. Trinidad & Tobago (Runner-Up – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  10. Haiti (Third Place – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  11. Cuba (Fourth Place – 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup)
  12. French Guyana or Honduras (CFU/UNCAF Play-in Winner)

About the CONCACAF Gold Cup

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the national team championship for the confederation’s 41 members. Taking place every two years, the event has attained exceptional levels of popularity, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of TV viewers throughout the world. If other than 2013 Gold Cup Champion USA, the champion of the 2015 Gold Cup will earn half a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, facing the USA in a single-game playoff for the right to represent CONCACAF in that FIFA competition.
Visual Assets for Media Members
CONCACAF with the help of the Host Cities and Venues has prepared visual assets to aid media members in their coverage of this announcement. To access photos and video footage of the stadiums, please use the following link (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/136516472/Gold%20Cup%202015.zip). You may need to copy and then paste the link into your browser.

About Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com
For our most recent photographs, please visit our Flickr Photostream.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Con Vargas e Isla, Queens Park Rangers gana y deja la zona de descenso



Eduardo Vargas fue reemplazado a los 77' en Queens Park Rangers.


Ambos fueron titulares en el triunfo 2-0 ante Burnely. "Turbomán" fue reemplazado a los 77'. El "Huaso" dio el pase para el segundo gol.


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Eduardo Vargas fue reemplazado a los 77' en Queens Park Rangers. Eduardo Vargas fue reemplazado a los 77' en Queens Park Rangers.
En un duelo entre equipos necesitados de puntos y que al iniciar la fecha número 15 de la Premier League, Queens Park Rangers derrotó como local por 2-1 a Burnley.
En este partido, los chilenos Eduardo Vargas y Mauricio Isla iniciaron el juego como titulares en los "hoops". "Turbomán" fue reemplazado a los 77'.
Los goles de esta victoria fueron obra de Leroy Fer a los 51' y de Charles Austin a los 74'. Este último tras gran centro de Mauricio Isla desde la derecha.
Con este resultado, Queens Park Rangers legó a 14 puntos y abandona por el momento la zona de descenso. Mientras, Burnley se estancó en 13 puntos, y se mantiene en puestos de caída a la segunda categoría inglesa.
De este modo, Queens Park Rangers dejó atrás la derrota amitad de semana ante Swansea, y se ilusiona con escapar definitivamente del peligro de perder la categoría en Inglaterra.

Arsenal y Sánchez sufren dolorosa caída 3-2 en Inglaterra




Con el tocopillano como titular, los "Gunners" perdieron 3-2 ante el Stoke City por la fecha quince de la Premier League.


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Con la caída de Chelsea, Arsenal fue uno de los equipos que se ilusionó con la posibilidad de acercarse a los primeros lugares.
Sin embargo, en su partido ante Stoke City, el equipo donde milita Alexis Sánchez sufrió una dolorosa derrota. El conjunto local venció por 3-2en uno de los partidos más bajos de los pupilos de Arsene Wenger.
Desde el comienzo el duelo fue desfavorable para los "Gunners". Recién cuando se jugaban los 20 segundos, Peter Crouch anotó el 1-0.
Arsenal intentó reaccionar, pero no lo consiguió. De hecho, Bojan puso el 2-0 (35') y Jonathan Walters marcó el tercero en el tiempo agregado de la primera etapa.
Sánchez realizó un correcto partido y se convirtió en el principal agente ofensivo de su equipo, pero su aporte pareció no ser suficiente. El chileno tuvo el gol en el minuto 57, cuando eludió al portero Asmir Begovic y disparó al arco, pero el tiro dio en el palo.
El cuadro de Londres pudo reaccionar en el minuto 68, cuando Santi Cazorla marcó el primer descuento mediante lanzamiento penal. Tres minutos después, Aaron Ramsey anotó el 3-2.
El trámite de los locales se vio facilitado con la expulsión de Calum Chambers (78').
Con el resultado, Arsenal se queda en la medianía de la tabla con 26 unidades. Stoke City, en tanto consigue una importante victoria y alcanza los 18 puntos.

Taylor Swift desmiente romance secreto con la modelo Karlie Kloss


La cantante negó una supuesta relación con su mejor amiga, luego de la filtración de unas fotos donde aparecían, aparentemente, besándose durante un concierto.


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La cantante Taylor Swift decidió responder ante los rumores que la vinculaban sentimentalmente con su mejor amiga, la modelo Karlie Kloss.
A través se su representante, la artista de 24 años negó la información, surgida tras la filtración de unas imágenes donde Swift aparece aparentemente, besando a Kloss durante un concierto, informó Daily Mail. (ver fotos al final)
Ambas asistieron a un show durante la noche del jueves, acompañadas por otras modelos como Lily Aldridge y Martha Hunt. Swift, incluso, publicó en instagram una imagen mientras iban camino al espectáculo.

La intérprete de Shake It Off ha manifestado abiertamente su gran amistad con la modelo de 22 años. En entrevista con Rolling Stone, señaló que Kloss tiene incluso una pieza en su departamento.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Live Your Goals Canada getting noticed



Tuesday, December 02, 2014


Live Your Goals Canada getting noticed
This summer the Ontario Soccer Association's Female Mentorship Program, in association with the OSA Grassroots department, put on a FIFA Live Your Goals event in the lead up to the U-20 Women's World Cup.

The Toronto event was greeted with warm reception by the Ontario soccer community and has set the bar high for future Live Your Goals events to be held next year.

So high in fact, that the Canadian version of the FIFA Live Your Goals events garnered attention from press abroad recently and was featured in the UK Magazine 'Overseas.'

Click here to read the Live Your Goals article

Click here to read more from Overseas. 

TENNIS CANADA NAMES BOUCHARD 2014 BIRKS FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR




Wimbledon finalist also wins Most Improved Female Player;
Dabrowski receives Female Doubles Player of the Year honours


Toronto, December 4, 2014 – Tennis Canada announced Thursday the female recipients of the 2014 Tennis Canada Excellence Awards, with Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, Que.) named Birks Female Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. The 20-year-old, who climbed from world No. 32 to a high of No. 5 in 2014 – becoming Canada’s highest-ranked singles player in history – also has received Most Improved Female Player of the Year honours for the third straight time. In addition to Bouchard, Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa) has been recognized for her stellar season on the doubles circuit with her second consecutive Female Doubles Player of the Year award.

“We are all just so proud of everything Eugenie has accomplished this year. She has really set the standard for tennis in this country and is inspiring so many people around Canada to follow the sport and pick up a racquet themselves,” said Kelly Murumets, president and CEO, Tennis Canada. “What’s even more impressive is her career is still in its infancy. She is such an impressive, focused, and poised young woman and I cannot wait to see what is in store for her next. A huge congratulations goes out to Eugenie on a fabulous 2014!”

Bouchard’s incredible rise from up-and-coming star to bonafide Top 10 player began early in 2014, when she became the first Canadian since 1984 to make a Grand Slam singles semifinal at the Australian Open. In the months that followed, Bouchard posted several impressive results, most notably ousting Venus Williams and No. 8 Jelena Jankovic en route to the semifinals at the Premier-level Charleston tournament. In the spring, she also led Canada to a historic Fed Cup result, going 4-0 through two ties against Serbia and Slovakia to help her country earn a spot in the eight-team Fed Cup World Group for the first time.

Leading into the second Slam of the year, Bouchard hit another milestone by winning her maiden WTA title at Nuremburg. She turned her triumph in Germany into a 10-match win streak by backing up her performance Down Under with another semifinal finish at the French Open. A couple weeks later, she made even more history by becoming the first Canadian to reach a Slam singles final at Wimbledon. The latter part of 2014 saw her reach the round of 16 at the US Open, finish as runner-up at Wuhan, and qualify for the year-end WTA Finals. Reaching a high of world No. 5, Bouchard finished the year ranked No. 7, making her not only one of the best players Canada has ever produced, but firmly one of the best women on the pro circuit today.




“We are very honoured to celebrate such a great Canadian female athlete. Eugenie Bouchard’s dedication to excellence, which parallels Birks’ values, is what makes her a success, and why she deserves to be a Tennis Canada Excellence Award winner,’’ said Jean-Christophe Bédos, President and CEO of Birks Group Inc.

Canada’s highest-ranked doubles player on the WTA circuit at world No. 59, Dabrowski is the recipient of Female Doubles Player of the Year for the second time. The 22-year-old, who first broke into the Top 100 last season, went one step further in 2014 by winning her first WTA title at Washington with partner Shuko Aoyama and hitting a high of No. 50. She also clinched her first career Grand Slam match at Roland Garros and made the third round at the US Open with Alicja Rosolska. In addition, she was a semifinalist at Monterrey and Linz. She continued to succeed on the ITF Pro Circuit as well, taking home two titles to bring her career total to 11. It was a banner year for Dabrowski in singles also, as she won her first professional singles crown at the $50K Tevlin Challenger in Toronto and posted a new career-high ranking of world No. 164.  

 The Tennis Canada Excellence Awards are selected by a committee comprised of high-ranking Tennis Canada personnel and the country’s top national coaches. The recipients of the male high-performance awards will be announced on Friday, December 5.




TENNIS CANADA EXCELLENCE AWARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONOURS
 
YearMale Player of the YearFemale Player of the Year
1982Rejean Genois (Laval, QC)Marjorie Blackwood (Whistler, BC)
1983Glenn Michibata (Toronto, ON)Carling Bassett (Toronto, ON)
1984Martin Wostenholme (Toronto, ON)Carling Bassett (Toronto, ON)
1985Glenn Michibata (Toronto, ON)Carling Bassett (Toronto, ON)
1986Andrew Sznajder (Toronto, ON)Helen Kelesi (Toronto, ON)
1987Grant Connell (Vancouver, BC)Helen Kelesi (Toronto, ON)
1988Andrew Sznajder (Toronto, ON)Jill Hetherington (Brampton, ON)
1989Andrew Sznajder (Toronto, ON)Helen Kelesi (Toronto, ON)
1990Grant Connell (Vancouver, BC)Helen Kelesi (Toronto, ON)
1991Grant Connell (Vancouver, BC)Patricia Hy (Montreal, QC)
1992Grant Connell (Vancouver, BC)Patricia Hy (Montreal, QC)
1993Greg Rusedski (Montreal, QC)Patricia Hy (Montreal, QC)
1994Sebastien Lareau (Montreal, QC)Jana Nejedly (Vancouver, BC)
1995Grant Connell (Vancouver, BC)Patricia Hy-Boulais (Montreal, QC)
1996Sebastien Lareau (Montreal, QC)Patricia Hy-Boulais (Montreal, QC)
1997Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Patricia Hy- Boulais (Montreal, QC)
1998No record of awardNo record of award
1999No record of awardNo record of award
2000Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON) & Sebastien Lareau (Montreal, QC)Sonya Jeyaseelan (New Westminster, BC)
2001Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Jana Nejedly (Vancouver, BC)
2002Frederic Niemeyer (Sherbrooke, QC)Maureen Drake (Toronto, ON)
2003Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Maureen Drake (Toronto, ON)
2004Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
2005Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Stephanie Dubois (Laval, QC)
2006Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, ON)Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
2007Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Stephanie Dubois (Laval, QC)
2008Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
2009Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
2010Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Rebecca Marino (Vancouver, BC)
2011Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON)Rebecca Marino (Vancouver, BC)
2012Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON)Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
2013Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON)Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC)
2014TBAEugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC)

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TENNIS CANADA CHOISIT BOUCHARD EN TANT QUE JOUEUSE DE L’ANNÉE BIRKS 2014
La finaliste de Wimbledon est également la Joueuse la plus améliorée;
Dabrowski reçoit le prix de Joueuse de double de l’année.


Toronto, le 4 décembre 2014 – Tennis Canada a annoncé jeudi la liste des lauréates pour les Prix d’excellence de 2014. Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) a été choisie Joueuse de l’année Birks pour une deuxième année consécutive. En 2014, la jeune joueuse de 20 ans est passée du 32e au 5e rang mondial, devenant ainsi la meilleure joueuse de simple de l’histoire du tennis canadien. De plus, elle reçoit le prix de Joueuse la plus améliorée pour une troisième fois de suite. Quant à Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa), elle est récompensée pour ses magnifiques prestations en double en récoltant le prix de Joueuse de double de l’année.

« Nous sommes tellement fiers de ce qu’Eugenie a accompli cette année. Elle a vraiment haussé la barre pour le tennis au pays et a inspiré énormément de gens à s’adonner à ce sport », commentait madame Kelly Murumets, présidente de chef de la direction de Tennis Canada. « Ce qui est encore plus impressionnant est que sa carrière ne fait que commencer. Elle impressionne par sa détermination et sa force de carrière; j’ai vraiment hâte de voir la suite. Toutes nos félicitations à Eugenie pour cette magnifique saison 2014! »

L’incroyable passage de la jeune étoile montante au statut de joueuse du Top 10 s’est amorcé dès le début de 2014 alors qu’elle devenait la première Canadienne depuis 1984 à participer à une demi-finale du Grand Chelem aux Internationaux d’Australie. Par la suite, Bouchard a signé d’excellents résultats, notamment en éliminant Venus Williams et Jelena Jankovic (8e) en route vers le carré d’as du tournoi Premier de Charleston. Au printemps, elle a aussi écrit une autre page de l’histoire accumulant une fiche parfaite de quatre gains en Fed Cup contre la Serbie et la Slovaquie, permettant au Canada de se tailler une place au sein du Groupe mondial pour la première fois.

Un peu avant le deuxième Grand Chelem de la saison, Bouchard a atteint un autre plateau en remportant son premier trophée de la WTA à Nuremburg. Ce triomphe en Allemagne s’est inscrit dans une séquence victorieuse de dix matchs qui l’a conduit vers la demi-finale de Roland-Garros. Quelques semaines plus tard, elle impressionnait encore plus en devenant la première Canadienne de l’histoire à participer à une finale de simple du Grand Chelem, à Wimbledon. Elle a ensuite atteint les huitièmes de finale des Internationaux des États-Unis et la finale du tournoi de Wuhan pour se qualifier pour le championnat de fin de saison de la WTA. Après avoir grimpé les échelons jusqu’au cinquième rang mondial, Bouchard a terminé la saison à la septième place, ce qui faisait d’elle non seulement l’une des meilleures joueuses développées au Canada, mais aussi l’une des meilleures joueuses du circuit féminin.

«Nous sommes très heureux de célébrer le talent d’Eugénie Bouchard. Son engagement envers l’excellence rejoint parfaitement les valeurs de Birks et démontre qu’elle mérite le Prix d'excellence de Tennis Canada,» a déclaré Jean-Christophe Bédos, Président et chef de la direction de Groupe Birks Inc.

Dabrowski, joueuse canadienne de double la mieux classée avec un 59e rang de la WTA, est la récipiendaire du prix de la Joueuse de double de l’année pour une deuxième fois. L’athlète de 22 ans, qui avait fait son entrée au sein du Top 100 l’an dernier, a poursuivi sur sa lancée en remportant son premier titre de double de la WTA, à Washington, aux côtés Shuko Aoyama et en se hissant au 50e échelon mondial. Elle a également signé son premier gain en tournois du Grand Chelem à Roland-Garros et a participé au troisième tour des Internationaux des États-Unis avec Alicja Rosolska. De plus, elle était demi-finaliste à Monterrey et à Linz. Sur le circuit professionnel de l’ITF, elle a conquis deux titres, portant ainsi son total à 11. Dabrowski s’est également illustrée en simple en récoltant sa première couronne professionnelle dans le cadre du Challenger Tevlin de Toronto et en occupant le 164e rang mondial.   

Les Prix d’excellence de Tennis Canada sont décernés par un comité composé du personnel du service de l’élite de Tennis Canada et des meilleurs entraîneurs nationaux. Les récipiendaires des prix masculins seront annoncés le vendredi 5 décembre.

TABLEAU D’HONNEUR DES JOUEURS PAR EXCELLENCE DE TENNIS CANADA
 
AnnéeJoueur de l’annéeJoueuse de l’année
1982Réjean Genois (Laval, QC)Marjorie Blackwood (Whistler, BC)
1983Glenn Michibata (Toronto, ON)Carling Bassett (Toronto, ON)
1984Martin Wostenholme (Toronto, ON)Carling Bassett (Toronto, ON)
1985Glenn Michibata (Toronto, ON)Carling Bassett (Toronto, ON)
1986Andrew Sznajder (Toronto, ON)Helen Kelesi (Toronto, ON)
1987Grant Connell (Vancouver, BC)Helen Kelesi (Toronto, ON)
1988Andrew Sznajder (Toronto, ON)Jill Hetherington (Brampton, ON)
1989Andrew Sznajder (Toronto, ON)Helen Kelesi (Toronto, ON)
1990Grant Connell (Vancouver, BC)Helen Kelesi (Toronto, ON)
1991Grant Connell (Vancouver, BC)Patricia Hy (Montréal, QC)
1992Grant Connell (Vancouver, BC)Patricia Hy (Montréal, QC)
1993Greg Rusedski (Montreal, QC)Patricia Hy (Montréal, QC)
1994Sébastien Lareau (Montréal, QC)Jana Nejedly (Vancouver, BC)
1995Grant Connell (Vancouver, BC)Patricia Hy-Boulais (Montréal, QC)
1996Sébastien Lareau (Montréal, QC)Patricia Hy-Boulais (Montréal, QC)
1997Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Patricia Hy-Boulais (Montréal, QC)
1998Pas de prix décernéPas de prix décerné
1999Pas de prix décernéPas de prix décerné
2000Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON) & Sébastien Lareau (Montréal, QC)Sonya Jeyaseelan (New Westminster, BC)
2001Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Jana Nejedly (Vancouver, BC)
2002Frédéric Niemeyer (Sherbrooke, QC)Maureen Drake (Toronto, ON)
2003Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Maureen Drake (Toronto, ON)
2004Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
2005Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Stéphanie Dubois (Laval, QC)
2006Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, ON)Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
2007Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Stéphanie Dubois (Laval, QC)
2008Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
2009Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
2010Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON)Rebecca Marino (Vancouver, BC)
2011Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON)Rebecca Marino (Vancouver, BC)
2012Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON)Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
2013Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON)Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC)
2014À annoncerEugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC)

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