By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2012) US Soccer Players -- It isn't really a surprise to
anyone that's ever been to the former World's Fair site in Flushing, Queens that Major League
Soccer is targeting it for a soccer stadium. The link was already there even before the New York
Mets built their new stadium.
MLS is reportedly closing in on a home for its coveted second New York franchise.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the league has zoned in on an area in Flushing
Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, where a 20,000-25,000-seat soccer-specific stadium would be built. A
proposal for what would be a privately funded stadium has been shown to local politicians, and
according to WSJ, since the stadium would be built on city-owned park land, the city council and
state legislature would need to sign off on the plan, which is in its infancy.
This time it's less controversial Last time Cesc Fabregas decided to play dress-up he ended up
wearing a Barcelona shirt in front of a watching audience of millions. This time around the choice
of kit is more acceptable to your average Arsenal fan and Cesc has chosen the outfit of his own
accord (rather than [.
EQUILIBRIUM AT QUARTER MARK Justin Braun destroyed New York with a hat-trick.
Week nine marked the quarter mark of this 36-game MLS season. There's still a long way to go, but
what's the early analysis? This league is very, very close.
With no one team outright dominating and few falling too far behind, it's fair to say that
everything is still up for grabs.
If it hadn't have been for Warner Brothers President Steve Ross, the New York Cosmos and its
legacy may have been nothing more than a distant dream. Twenty-six years on after its disbandment
which left a brief yet storied legacy to football in the United States, one marquee name started
the jugular for the world's global game to kick off in the land of the opportunity.
American baseball player Mike Piazza was in the stands at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris in
Genoa, Italy today for the international friendly between the United States and Italy. From 1992
through 2007, Piazza played catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Florida Marlins, the New York
Mets, the San Diego Padres, and the Oakland A's.
Who's more popular in the second largest metropolitan area in the U.S. now, the Dodgers or the
Galaxy? The Los Angeles Galaxy have possibly the greatest tandem of players (Beckham and Donovan)
any one Soccer team has ever had in the U.S., mostly play at near capacity or sellouts and is a
contender for a championship this year.
One of the most liked players in baseball history died on Thursday. In the days since that
horrible news, people from around the world have told how much they appreciated Gary Carter. The
Hall of Fame catcher is probably best known for leading the 1986 New York Mets to a World Series
Fred Wilpon, the owner of the New York Mets, has been in the news a lot in the last year.
Mostly, it's been due to Wilpon's connection with the Ponzi scheme ran by Bernard Madoff that has
him being sued for $1 billion. However, Wilpon found a new way to get in the news by going on
record to bash the team that he owns.
The Boston Red Sox have officially hired Bobby Valentine to become the team's new manager. The
energetic, always-talking and never-dull Bobby V will undoubtedly breathe life back into a
franchise that lost its direction last season.
Valentine's last managing job was with the New York Mets. Since then, he's been busy becoming a
legend in the Japanese leagues, where he led a lowly team to a championship.
Fuelled by a mixture of cheap debt and skillful financial engineering, the industry reached its
recent high watermark in the spring of 2007, months before the financial crisis erupted.
Instead, Henry comes from the world of futures trading and appears to keep his company lean.
A handful of traders run his future business John W Henry & Company's computer trading programmes
at its head office in Boca Raton, Florida.
It was a little surprising that with all the big names touring the U.S. this summer, that no
Italian were involved. Well that changed with the news that Juventus, the 27-time Italian champion,
will play three friendlies in America in late July.
Only one of the three games has been formally announced and it is a good one.
Last week, we reported how New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez assaulted his father-in-law.
Well, karma didn't take time to do her magic. After serving a suspension, Rodriguez returned to the
team ... only to find that he had suffered a torn thumb ligament on his pitching hand during the
Francisco Rodriguez is known for having a bit of a hot temper. But the closer for the New York
Mets took his temper to a new low by getting arrested and charged for assaulting his father-in-law.
The assault, which took place at Citi Field, resulted in a misdemeanor for Rodriguez and a trip to
the hospital for the father-in-law.
Quietly, Andre Ethier's hitting streak is getting serious. The outfielder for the Los Angeles
Dodgers now has a 30-game winning streak after getting a first inning single on Friday against the
New York Mets. Andre Ethier's hitting streak is the second longest in the history of the Dodgers
and the longest in all of baseball since 2006.
The New York Mets have interviewed a ton of potential managers during the offseason including
Bob Melvin, Chip Hale and Wally Backman. The Mets decided on their new manager and it's 61-year-old
Terry Collins the former manager for the Houston Astros and Anaheim Angels. This past season,
Collins was the Mets field coordinator of their minor league program.
Joe Torre has had a lot of success in New York. As manager of the Yankees, Torre won four World
Series rings. After recently stepping down as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the 70-year-old
future Hall of Famer isn't ready to close the door on his future in baseball. In fact, Joe Torre is
already talking about possibly managing the New York Mets.
I stood in the heat and listen to the names of Cherry Hill's greatest starting at 11 a.m, as I,
and my family, always do on Memorial Day. It's the least that we can do to show gratitude to those
that served in the military and provided the ability for all within the United States of America to
live free, liberty filled lives.