Former United States women's soccer standout Mia Hamm served as the guest speaker at the 2014 US Youth Soccer national championships player luncheon Monday. Her presence was meant as a surprise to the youth teams and coaches in attendance.
Rich Thomas has run more than two dozen professional golf events over the past 14 years, but from its inception more than year ago the LPGA's International Crown at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills has felt different to its tournament director. "It's not even close," Thomas said.
For U.K. native Jimmy Lewis and Honduran native Roger Carcamo, Tuesday's nail-biting soccer match between Team USA and Belgium for a spot in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals was like a reminder of home for the Harford County residents.
What an exciting fortnight to start off the summer! For my first ¿real¿ teacher summer when I have a little extra time (around carpooling to soccer camps, curriculum writing, and fitness workouts ¿ not mine obviously) I have the blessing of being able to watch the world¿s best soccer for the first two weeks of summer.
No wonder the United States is having problems scoring at the World Cup: The Americans are hardly attacking. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann is eager for the U.S. to create more chances in Tuesday's second-round game against Belgium.
A police sniper was spooked by an armed man seen approaching Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and other officials as they watched the June 12 opening game of the World Cup in Sao Paulo, law enforcement authorities said Friday. The man turned out to be a police officer.
Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.
Thursday¿s 12 p.m. start against Germany was the earliest of the three Group G games for the U.S. With much at stake, fans at Union Jack¿s in Columbia refused to let a little thing like work get in their way.
Marcelo Salles' food truck is getting a little more attention now that all eyes are on the World Cup games. But despite the fact that Brazilian culture is in the spotlight, Salles is not convinced that Baltimoreans are ready to embrace what is standard fare in his home country: chicken hearts.