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Mexico Downs Ireland in International Friendly at MetLife Stadium

Mexcian National Team. Photo by: Stacy Podelski1495 Sports

In what was an electric atmosphere at MetLife Stadium, both the Mexican and the Ireland National soccer team put on one heck of a showing in an international friendly.

It was Mexico that was able to earn a 3-1 victory on June 1, as goals from Jesus Corona, Raul Jimenez and Carlos Vela that was able to secure the positive result.

Both teams had an opportunity to play in front of 42,017 fans, who provided a massive amount of energy throughout the night.

The Irish side showed their fighting spirit throughout the match, showing some brilliant ball movement and aggressive shooting. It was in the Second Half the National Team was rewarded with a goal by Stephen Gleeson.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photo gallery from the match:

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Fans are also encouraged to check out the following Post-Match Press Conference videos:

Republic of Ireland Head Coach Martin O’Neill:

Mexico Head Coach Juan Carlos Osorio:

For more information on the Republic of Ireland National Soccer team fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.fai.ie/ireland

For more information on the Mexican National Soccer team fans are encouraged to click on the link below:

https://miseleccion.mx

For more information on MetLife Stadium fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.metlifestadium.com

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New York City FC returns to Yankee Stadium but Draws to New England

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Maxi Morales. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

After what was a grueling road trip for New York City FC, the club returned home to the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium on 5/31 to take on the New England Revolution.

Both clubs battled and wound up with a point, as the end result was a 2-2 draw. In Patrick Vieira’s 50th game in charge, it had almost seemed as if he was able to find a solution to the club’s finishing ways in the Second Half of the Match.

Vieira made the call to sub Miguel Camargo, who put in a header at the ’64 mark to give New York the lead at the time. New England was able to keep finding responses and remained stubborn throughout to earn the draw. Earning the first goal of the match for NYCFC was Jack Harrison at the ’17 mark.

Maxi Morales earned the Man of the Match award for the club for his excellent play during the match. Morales was a sparkplug for the team, and earned the assist on the goal that was scored by Camargo.

Notes:

  • NYCFC are now 6-5-3 for the 2017 season through 14 games
  • Jack Harrison has now scored six goals in 14 games this season
  • Sean Johnson celebrated his 28th birthday with an assured display in goal – but could do little about either Revolution goal
  • Miguel Camargo scored his first goal of the season against Revolution
  • This was the first time in 14 MLS fixtures that NYCFC have conceded a goal in the final 15 minutes

NYCFC are back at Yankee Stadium on Saturday as they host Philadelphia (1pm ET). NYCFC won 2-0 in Philadelphia back in April and will look to repeat the success on home soil.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photo gallery:

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Fans are also encouraged to check out the following Post-Match Press Conference:

Featuring:

Head Coach Patrick Vieira

For more information on New York City FC and for tickets to the upcoming events fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://www.nycfc.com

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Cosmos and Deltas Battle to a Tough Draw at MCU Park on 5/27

It was a physcial 0-0 Draw between the Cosmos and the Deltas on 5/27. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

It was a physical soccer match between the New York Cosmos and the San Francisco Deltas, neither team was able to score in NASL action at MCU Park.

The Cosmos have now been able to extend their unbeaten streak to six games and according to Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese are becoming closer to what he hopes the team’s identity will be this season.

New York did a terrific job with keeping San Francisco off the board, while trying to get a goal in the First Half of play. It was in the Second Half that the hard work and effort of the team really showed.

Emmanuel Ledesma earned the  Emirates Man of the Match honors award after the match today, for his aggressive play in the midfield, which helped to create many opportunities for the team.

At the haf the team honored Midfielder, Danny Szetela, and goalkeeper, Jimmy Maurer for reaching 100 club appearances for the Cosmos this season. Szetela and Maurer became the third and fourth players with 100 games for the club in the Modern Era, joining teammates, Ayoze and Carlos Mendes, who reached the milestone last season.

The Cosmos will be on the road to play North Carolina FC on Sunday, June 4th at 4:00 pm.

The team will return to MCU Park on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 pm, as they host FC Edmonton.

NOTE:

Both the Cosmos and the Deltas took time prior to the match to honor the Military during this Memorial Day Weekend.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following photo gallery from the match:

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Fans are also encouraged to check out the following Post-Match Presser feat:

Emmanuel Ledesma and Brian Holt along with Head Coach/Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese:

For more information on the New York Cosmos fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.nycosmos.com

 

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New York City FC Releases 2017 MLS Roster

Yankee Stadium for the New York City FC Home Opener. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Yankee Stadium for the New York City FC Home Opener. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

New York City FC has released its roster for the 2017 MLS Regular Season.

The 2017 roster features 12 new offseason additions, including new Designated Player Maxi Moralez, 2015 MLS Cup champion Rodney Wallace, Venezuelan international midfielder Yangel Herrera and former Chicago Fire goalkeeper, Sean Johnson.

Peruvian international defender Alexander Callens, Finnish international midfielder Alex Ring and USL MVP Sean Okoli are also on the list along with First Round MLS SuperDraft 2017 picks, Jonathan Lewis and Kwame Awuah.

Following successful trials, John Stertzer and Ben Sweat also make the squad, along with loan signing, Panamanian international midfielder Miguel Camargo.

New York City FC has exercised its one offseason Buyout of a Guaranteed Contract on Mix Diskerud. He remains under contract with MLS.

NYCFC 2017 Roster

 

Goalkeepers

Eirik Johansen

Sean Johnson

Andre Rawls

 

Defenders

RJ Allen

Kwame Awuah

Frederic Brillant

Alexander Callens

Maxime Chanot

Shannon Gomez

Ronald Matarrita

Ben Sweat

Ethan White

 

Midfielders

Miguel Camargo

Yangel Herrera

Mikey Lopez

Maxi Moralez

Tommy McNamara

Andrea Pirlo

Alex Ring

John Stertzer

Rodney Wallace

 

Forwards

Jack Harrison

Jonathan Lewis

Sean Okoli

Khiry Shelton

David Villa

For more information on New York City FC fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.nycfc.com

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Athletes In Your Community: NYCFC New DP Maxi Moralez participates in City in the Community Event

Maxi Moralez. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Maxi Moralez. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Moving to New York and adjusting to a new style of soccer and a new team is not the easiest thing to do. The newest Designated Player for New York City FC Maxi Moralez is not only making that adjustment, but also decided to step-up in participating in a ‘City in the Community’ event in East Harlem on February 28.

The ‘City in the Community’ program helps students receive free soccer programming during recess and afterschool.  Even more amazing was the school where the site was P.S. 83 / P.S. 182 (BBMS) is for students who are bilingual.

Maxi Moralez spoke with the New York Media prior to participating in the ‘City in the Community’ event and fans can check out the video of his thoughts on joining the club and more below:

Fans can also check out this video which shows a bit of Maxi Moralez participating in a small-sided soccer game with the kids of P.S. 83 / P.S. 182 (BBMS)

Here is a small photo gallery from the day as well:

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For more information on New York City FC fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.nycfc.com

 

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Notes for the St. John’s Men’s Basketball game v Georgetown

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The St. John’s Men’s Basketball team (12-16, 6-9 BIG EAST) is currently getting ready for one of the final two home games of the season, as the guys prepare to take on Georgetown on 2/25 at Madison Square Garden in a 12 pm game.

The Red Storm have won their last two BIG EAST Games at Madison Square Garden, with victories coming against Marquette and Seton Hall. The team has averaged 82.0 points, 8.0 blocks and 8.5 steals-per-game.

This will be the 107th meeting between St. John’s and Georgetown. The Hoyas are the third-most frequently played opponent. Georgetown has won four of the last five meetings, however the Red Storm were able to win five of the last eight contests at Madison Square Garden.

Leading the way is Marcus Lovett with his 18.0 points-per-game, while Shamorie Ponds follows with 17.5 ppg, and Bashir Ahmed with his 17.o ppg.

St. John’s is tied for fifth in the nation averaging 6.0 blocks-per-game. Tariq Owens (2.3 blocks-per-game)  and Kassoum Yakwe (2.1 big) occupy the top two spots in the BIG EAST’s block chart.

What to Watch for:

This matchup will play a crucial role in determining the seeding for March’s BIG EAST Tournament, as the Red Storm and Hoyas are seperated by one game in the standings in eighth and ninth place, respectively. St. John’s enters the game with a 6-9 record in the BIG EAST Conference, while Georgetown holds a 5-10 mark.

Marcus LoVett (17.2 PPG)  and Shamorie Ponds (17.1 PPG)  continue to impress in their rookie seasons, leading the team while also ranking sixth and seventh in the conference, respecivley in scoring.  The Duo also rank fouth and sixth among NCAA freshmen in scoring.

About Georgetown:

Georgetown has dropped four of its last five contests and most recently fell to DePaul, 67-65, on Wednesday at the Verizon Center. Jesse Govan scored a game-high 18 points, while Rodney Pryor added 14 points.

The Hoyas are 2-5 on the road in BIG EAST play this season. Georgetown won back-to-back road contests at Butler (Jan 28) and DePaul (Jan 31) but since then has lost its past two road games against nationally-ranked conference opponents Villanova and Creighton.

Rodney Pryor is the third leading scorer in the BIG EAST, averaging 18.1 points-per-game. The graduate transfer from Robert Morris also ranks second in the conference with 70 3-pointers.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from a Press Conference held by the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team to preview the upcoming game and more:

Featuring:

Head Coach Chris Mullin along with Student-Athletes Bashir Ahmed and Malik Ellison

For more information on the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.redstormsports.com

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NASL Announces The New York Cosmos 2017 Schedule

New York Cosmos Huddle. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

New York Cosmos Huddle. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The North American Soccer League (NASL) and the New York Cosmos today announced their 2017 Season schedule. The Cosmos’ 2017 home opener will take place at MCU Park in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 pm against Miami FC. Season tickets are on-sale now.

The league’s split-season schedule will feature a 16-game Spring Season and a 16-game Fall Season. Within each season, the Cosmos will play each of its seven opponents home and away, plus two additional matchups. The Spring Season Champion and Fall Season Champion will each earn a spot – and semifinal hosting rights – in The Championship, the league’s four-club postseason tournament.

The remaining two postseason spots will go to the two clubs that collect the most combined points over the course of the overall 32-game competition (Spring and Fall Seasons).

The New York Cosmos are reigning champions of the NASL, having won their second consecutive NASL Championship and eighth overall last November, with a 4-2 win on penalties over Indy Eleven in The Championship Final.

To view the full schedule, visit nycosmos.com/schedule.