With a natural ability to lead, you would never know that this professional keeper is only 16-years-old and just signed a contract with Orange County Soccer Club.,“I coached in the academy level, I’ve coached youth soccer and now all the way up to the professional ranks and there’s a tremendous amount of talent out here.,Orange County is home to some of the ripest soccer talent in the country.,They are signing kids like Cervantes to contracts and fostering an environment where that talent can develop.,It is the equivalent of the minor leagues of Major League Soccer and is becoming a big ticket with homegrown talent.
Fortnite: Battle Royale will apparently be getting a spectator mode soon after details on a private testing event by developer Epic Games were leaked.,According to a report by Fortnite News, Epic Games has invited a significant number of local Fortnite players and content creators to their offices in Los Angeles, California for a private testing event in the first week of February.,The private testing event essentially confirms the existence of a spectator mode for Fortnite, which has already been the subject of rumors as of late.,While Epic Games has previously been quiet about a spectator mode for its smash-hit game, we can reasonably expect more details from the developer after its private testing event is done.,Its other issues with Fortnite esports notwithstanding, a spectator mode will be crucial if Epic wants things to run at least somewhat smoothly.
HFX Wanderers FC continues to stock its roster for the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.,The Wanderers ranks grew to eight with the signing of forward Vincent Lamy and midfielder Elliot Simmons on Tuesday.,Lamy, from Sherbrooke, Que., caught Hart’s eye during his time with the Montreal Impact Youth Academy team.,Simmons, 20, was born in England but played in Stittsville, Ont., where he was a part of the Ottawa Fury youth academy.,“It’s a great privilege,” said Simmons, of being unveiled as one of the Wanderers early signings.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Fourth official Mike Jones intervenes as Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United and Antonio Conte manager of Chelsea clash during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on March 13, 2017 in London, England.,Vishnu cited a few ways in which Sarri’s player usage and tactics echo similar flaws that led to Jose Mourinho’s and Antonio Conte’s downfalls.,If Chelsea’s players were motivated by winning in any form they would have found ways to work with Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.,To whatever extent Chelsea FC identified Maurizio Sarri as an antidote to the ruthless pressure of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, he is not the corrective they sought.,If Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri all encounter the same problems as each other, that should be a sign that the problem lies with whatever is constant across their tenures than with any of them.
January 7 Soccer fans wanting to watch D.C. United this season will not find matches on WJLA 24/7 News, where they were shown for three years.,United programming will be available to subscribers on smartphones, smart TVs, tablets and laptops — mobile access that club officials said was a high priority for fans they surveyed.,“The decision was very much based on what our options were and what was going to be best for our fans to really connect with the team,” said Sam Porter, United’s senior vice president for business and legal affairs.,MLS on Monday announced the full schedule, which, for United, will include 13 matches on national TV, including the March 3 opener against defending champion Atlanta on ESPN.,Last year, in its inaugural season, Los Angeles FC bypassed local TV stations to become the first U.S. pro sports team to align with a streaming service: YouTube TV.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A nonprofit group has proposed building a $7 million indoor turf facility for soccer and other sports in Council Bluffs.,The proposed Iowa West Sports Plex awaits a city Planning Commission vote Tuesday and a City Council vote that would likely happen later this month, The Daily Nonpareil reported .,"The Iowa West Sports Plex will provide a much-needed home for our young athletes to be able to play the sports they love all year round and not have to travel outside of our community to do so," said Pete Tulipana, the group's president and CEO.,The facility would be operated and managed by the Council Bluffs Soccer Club.,"We want our kids to be involved in Council Bluffs clubs, but if we don't have the facilities to practice and play year-round, it limits our options," she said.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Former Los Angeles Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid, who led the team to its first MLS Cup title in 2002, died Tuesday at the age of 65.,Schmid was Major League Soccer’s winningest coach with a 240-183-125 record with three teams over 19 seasons.,Schmid was also UCLA’s winningest men’s soccer coach with a 322-63-33 record over 19 seasons.,Schmid stepped down as the Galaxy’s coach on Sept. 10 when they were 10-10-8 and eighth in the 12-team Western Conference, three points out of the conference’s sixth and final playoff berth.,Schmid was an assistant coach with the U.S. men’s national team for the 1994 World Cup, had two stints as coach of the U.S. men’s under-20 national team and coached the U.S. teams in the 1991 World University Games and 1995 Pan American Games.
Former Sounders coach Sigi Schmid, who died Tuesday at age 65, got the team to the playoffs its first seven years of existence.,Siegfried (Sigi) Schmid, who died Tuesday in Los Angeles at age 65, had just guided the Columbus Crew to the 2008 MLS Cup championship when the Sounders proceeded to poach him as their own.,“Major League Soccer is devastated by the news of the passing of Sigi Schmid,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said in a statement.,From Los Angeles to Columbus and Seattle, Sigi won more games than any coach in MLS history and led his clubs to multiple championships, including two MLS Cups and five Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups.,As chronicled by former Seattle Times soccer beat writer Matt Pentz for his upcoming book “The Sound and the Glory,” few people knew that Schmid had a health scare during the 2015 season with the Sounders.
In the last month the team announced the hiring of Dennis te Kloese as general manager, re-signed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the richest contract in MLS history and welcomed back popular Brazilian midfielder Juninho.Now comes the hiring of Schelotto, which ends a nearly four-month coaching search that began when the Galaxy fired Sigi Schmid in September with six games left in the regular season.In 2 seasons at Boca Juniors, Schelotto, 45, led the team to two Argentine Primera Division titles.,He had long talked of returning to MLS as a coach and when it became obvious he wouldnt be asked back by Boca, his name was mentioned repeatedly in reference to managerial vacancies in Atlanta and Columbus and well as with the Galaxy.Earlier this month, the Galaxy appeared close to signing Caleb Porter, who led Portland to the 2015 MLS Cup, as it new coach with Porter joining Te Kloese, team president Chris Klein and Dan Beckerman, CEO of Galaxy parent company AEG, courtside at a Lakers game.,That deal blew up days later, however, partly because the Galaxy refused to agree to Porters request for a three-year contract.Te Kloese immediately turned his attention to Schelotto, whom the Galaxy had been talking to since early fall.When Schelotto joins the Galaxy for the opening of training camp in Carson in 3 weeks, he will become the teams fifth head coach in 26 months.,Schelottos hiring is something of a coup for Te Kloese, a former Chivas USA executive who came to the Galaxy from the Mexican soccer federation, where he was director of the national teams program.Since officially beginning his job with the Galaxy, Te Kloese re-signed the popular Juninho, who last played for Tijuana of Mexicos Liga MX, renegotiated new deals with midfielder Chris Pontius and defender Dave Romney and, most importantly, finalized a contract with Ibrahimovic that will pay him more than the league-record $7.167 million Orlando City gave Kaka in each of his four MLS seasons.,The Galaxy was 9-2-4 in games in which he scored a goal and 4-10-5 when he didnt.To fit Ibrahimovics new contract under the MLS salary cap, Te Kloese will have to create a designated-player spot by trading, releasing or restructuring the contract of one of the teams three current DPs.