Loyola Maryland's Pat Spencer, who ranks in the top-five all-time of both points and assists in NCAA Division I, was selected first overall by the PLL’s Archers to become the first collegiate player ever selected by the new league.
Maryland, Va., compete to permanently host large international equestrian event. Fair Hill is angling for the four-star event and state officials say it could have an annual economic impact of $20 million to $30 million each year.
Despite the crowd being the smallest for an international soccer game in Baltimore in recent years, Ravens senior vice-president and director of stadium operations Roy Sommerhof was pleased with the turnout for Saturday's CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals and seems hopeful that the tournament will return to Baltimore in 2017.
Clint Dempsey took care of that, though saying singlehandedly might be an oxymoron in soccer. Singleheadedly or singlefootedly might be a more accurate description. The veteran striker, who was removed as the U.S. captain after a much-publicized red card in an MLS game, scored in the fourth minute and added two more goals in a 6-0 rout of undermanned Cuba in Saturday's Gold Cup quarterfinal at M&T Bank Stadium.
American flag shirt, shorts and bandanas replaced the typical purple Joe Flacco and orange Adam Jones jerseys on the streets surrounding M&T Bank Stadium and Camden Yards on Saturday. The vendors with Orioles apparel had a special section filled with United States shirts. American flags were sold on street corners. And soccer balls replaced footballs at the tailgates.
It's been two years since the United States Men's National Team hosted the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals. In 2013, the team took down El Salvador in front of more than 70,000 fans at M&T Bank Stadium.
Two years after the El Salvador men's soccer team and its rabid soccer fans gave M&T Bank Stadium a taste of what games are like in their home country for a Gold Cup quarterfinal against the heavily favored U.S., the scene at the same venue for the same event should be quite different Saturday. The result between Team USA and Cuba should not.
In conjunction with the U.S. men's national team playing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal round Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium, the 43-year-old McBride served as soccer ambassador by hosting a community event at Patterson Park. Working with Gold Cup sponsor Allstate Insurance, he signed autographs, posed for photos (the Gold Cup trophy was also on hand), had a Q & A session and participated in a soccer clinic for nearly two dozen youth in the inner city.
Russell Payne, who turned 40 on Monday, is revisiting his roots this week as the goalkeeper coach for the U.S. men's national team, which will play in the Gold Cup quarterfinals Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium.
With Tim Howard taking a one-year break from the team, Brad Guzan has emerged as the potential No. 1 goalkeeper for Team USA not only in this year's Gold Cup but as it gets ready for the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup.
Now, as fans in the area eagerly await the return of the Gold Cup quarterfinals to Baltimore on July 18, another huge turnout at M&T Bank Stadium is expected, especially with the U.S. team playing in one of the two games.
Baltimore¿s M&T Bank Stadium will host a pair of CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal matches on July 18, and if the United States finishes in the top two spots of its round-robin group, the men¿s national team will play in Baltimore for the second straight tournament.
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Hasim Rahman will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award tonight at The Black Wall Street Awards Sports Edition at the Choo Smith Youth Empowerment Center in Owings Mills.
CONCACAF, the governing body for North and Central American soccer, announced Tuesday that Baltimore is one of four cities that will host the elimination rounds of the 2015 Gold Cup, the confederations bi-annual championship tournament.
As a kid, Kyle Beckerman always had his eye on the World Cup. He painted pictures of U.S. soccer stars, wowed classmates at Crofton Woods Elementary with his command of a soccer ball and even tagged his adolescent signature: "USA #15."
Crofton native Kyle Beckerman and former Terps stars Omar Gonzalez, Clarence Goodson, Graham Zusi, and Maurice Edu were all named Monday to the United States¿ 30-man provisional roster ahead of next month¿s World Cup in Brazil.
The U.S. men's national soccer team's first appearance in Baltimore since 1997 took a couple of interesting twists this week leading up to Sunday's CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against El Salvador at M&T Bank Stadium.