Usa Cycling Stands In Corner Of Cookson Against Incumbent Mcquaid In Uci Election
USA Cycling has endorsed British challenger Brian Cookson against incumbent President Pat McQuaid in a contentious election that will be decided Sept. 27 in Florence, Italy. Cookson has promised to rebuild cyclings reputation and governance after years of doping allegations that reached a crescendo with the Lance Armstrong confession. The culture of doping within the sport largely stained McQuaids two-term tenure. The weeks best news photos Heres a quick way to catch up on the weeks news, through some of our favorite photos. USA Cycling has raised concerns about the legitimacy of McQuaids nomination for the presidency after he failed to gain support from his home Irish federation and Switzerland, where he lives. He is running with support from Malaysia and Thailand. USA Cycling said in endorsing Cookson on Wednesday that he is best qualified to lead UCI and rebuild trust in the organization. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Oracle Team USA Stays Alive
In their second match of the season, Chivas USAs U14 team will be looking for their second-consecutive win as they face FC Golden State this Saturday at 6 pm (PT) at Monrovia High School. The Red-and-White enter the match with a strong 5-2 victory over Santa Barbara Soccer Club in the beginning of the month. Meanwhile, the Riverside, Calif.-based team will look to maintain their strong start within the league, earning back-to-back victories in their first two games, going up to the second spot in the Southwest Division. Chivas USAs U23 team will be looking to extend their 11-game unbeaten streak facing Pomona United in their first match of the season this Saturday at 5 pm (PT) at the Bell Gardens Sports Complex. Although it will be the first match for the Red-and-White team, Pomona United has already kicked off the season, falling to Doxa Italia 5-2. Follow all of the action within Chivas USAs Youth Development Academy on our Twitter accounts: @ChivasUSAYouth & @cdchivasusa Another member of the Alvarez Family shines with Chivas USA He might only be 11 years old, but young Efrain Alvarez is not only a key player for Chivas USAs U13 Team, but has been playing at a great level being two years younger than most of his rivals. His Coach, Brian Kleiban expresses wonders of the young center midfielder, but its his short, but bright resume that speaks for itself. While Chivas USAs U13 Team was participating in the 2013 Volkswagen Junior Masters Tournament in late July, Efrain scored a total of five goals, helping his team get to the Championship Match. But one thing that young Alvarez has to his benefit is being the brother of Chivas USA First Team midfielder Carlos Alvarez. Carlos might have a busy schedule with Major League Soccers Regular Season games, club events, among other commitments, but the one thing he always has time for is his family, coming out to a few of Efrains games and watching him play. I try to go to his games whenever I can because I was gone for four years at the University of Connecticut, so I wouldnt see him as much, but now that Im back, I try to go to every game, the Chivas USA midfielder said. He likes having fun with his team, like a regular kid. He loves the game and he looks forward to each week. Even though Carlos is just a rookie in MLS, Efrain looks up to his older brother.
Chivas USA look to translate recent home success to the road
Oracle has actually won four races, but has a two-match penalty for cheating in a previous event. Yes, we can win seven more races, said Oracle skipper James Spithill. Were clearly confident in our boat and believe we can do this. Race 13 was scheduled Thursday afternoon, but high winds in San Francisco Bay postponed racing for the third straight day. Races 13 and 14 are now scheduled for Friday afternoon. Oracle, owned by billionaire Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison , won in what has become a typical race in the Americas Cup finals. The two teams are equally fast, after Oracle tweaked its yacht late in the series to catch up to what had been a clearly superior New Zealand boat. That means whichever team is ahead at the starting line is likely to win the race. And the team thats ahead at the starting line is almost always the team that gets to enter the starting area first. In the Cup, teams dont line up at a starting line and wait for a pistol. Instead, they watch a timer that counts down to a races start. At about two minutes before the race begins, both teams get to enter a starting area, where they are free to roam before crossing the starting line, which is at one end of the starting area. But one team gets to enter the area 10 seconds before the other, for safety reasons.
Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA | MLS Match Preview
Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. CHV: P21 W12 L2 T7 Jose Luis Real vs. HOU: first game HOUSTON DYNAMO The Houston Dynamo put an end to their winless streak after four games, defeating Philadelphia Union 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at PPL Park. The Dynamo are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 40 points from 28 matches. LAST MATCH The game’s lone goal came in the 53rd minute. Brad Davis swung in a free kick from 40 yards out, and Ricardo Clark was able to squeeze between two defenders to head home from from inside the penalty area. Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall did not have to make a single save for the match. He was beaten in the 30th minute, allowing a Keon Daniel free kick to curl into the goal, but the apparent ruled out after defender Amobi Okugo was adjudged offside. Highlights: PHI 0, HOU 1 Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear made three changes to the team that suffered a 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium. Jermaine Taylor, Ricardo Clark and Brad Davis came into the team, in place of Mike Chabala, Alexander Lopez and the departed Adam Moffat. HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-1-3-2): Tally Hall – Warren Creavalle, Jermaine Taylor, Bobby Boswell, Kofi Sarkodie – Ricardo Clark – Jason Johnson (Brian Ownby 83), Giles Barnes (Servando Carrasco 72), Brad Davis – Will Bruin, Cam Weaver (Omar Cummings 79). READ: Carrasco leaves Shield race behind to help Houston make a playoff run TEAM NEWS The Dynamo put an end to their winless streak after four matches, their second-longest winless run this season, after going seven games without a victory from May 12-June 30. The goal was the Dynamo first from a free kick since May 26, and their first from a deadball situation since July 13. The Dynamo have scored seven goals from set pieces this season.