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Good chance to get FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ ticket

Canada, Runme – Tickets for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ are in the mail, but one lucky team already has their hands on their long-awaited tickets to see the best women’s soccer players in the world, visit Runeme.com for women football news.

Players from the Edmonton Strikers women’s U-18 Tier 1 soccer team were personally handed their tickets to matches in Edmonton by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health (Edmonton – Spruce Grove) and Canadian soccer superstar Kara Lang – both event ambassadors for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, which kicks off this summer in six Canadian cities.

Canada will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to welcome the world’s best soccer players this summer when the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 is hosted in six Canadian cities, from coast to coast. For the Edmonton Strikers, June can’t come soon enough.

Good chance to get FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ ticket

“The team is very excited to share in this once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Edmonton Strikers’ Head Coach Ameen Kadri. “We have been talking about this for months and we are really looking forward to cheering on our Canadian team and also watching some very exciting soccer.”

The FIFA Women’s World Cup sets the stage for the world’s best players and performances, but it is much more than just a football competition. It is a showcase of the best of women’s sport – on and off the field.

A CONCACAF champion, former FIFA Women’s World Cup player and Olympian, Kara Lang optimises the spirit of the competition. She knows first-hand what it means to step on to the world stage. Lang, now a TSN analyst, is one of the youngest players to score an international goal having done so at age 15, just two days after making her debut for Canada in March 2002.

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USA-Mexico rivalry: Omar Gonzalez and Gyasi Zardes

CARSON, Calif, Runme(Saturday, April 12, 2015) – LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez and forward Gyasi Zardes have been named to a 22-player roster by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the 64th edition of the USA-Mexico rivalry, presented by AT&T, on Wednesday, April 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, visit Runeme.com for more football news and football players messages.

Both players will depart following the Galaxy’s match against Seattle Sounders FC and return before LA’s next game, which will take place Saturday, April 18 at StubHub Center against Sporting Kansas City.

Gonzalez earns his first call up to the USMNT since last October, when he was selected to the roster that faced Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn. He has appeared in over 20 matches for his country since earning his first call up in 2010, including three appearances in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Gonzalez has started in all six of the Galaxy’s matches this season.

USA-Mexico rivalry: Omar Gonzalez and Gyasi Zardes

Zardes’ call up marks the third time the Homegrown Player has been named to a USMNT roster this year. He made his first-ever appearance for the U.S. on January 28 when he was second-half substitution in a friendly against Chile. On Feb. 8, he earned his first start when the U.S. took on Panama at StubHub Center, earning a man-of-the-match performance after recording an assist. Zardes most recently started in the USMNT’s previous two friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s side has not lost to their archrivals since he took the helm in the summer of 2011, going 2-0-3 in that span. The results including the USA’s first victory against Mexico at Estadio Azteca, and the 0-0 draw away in qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Currently ranked No. 18 in the world, Mexico brings a 19-player roster with all members coming from Liga MX. Mexico comes into the match having won both friendlies it has played this year against Ecuador and Paraguay by matching 1-0 score lines.

USA-Mexico rivalry: Omar Gonzalez and Gyasi Zardes

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)

DEFENDERS (8): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

FORWARDS (5): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Julian Green (Hamburg), Jordan Morris (Stanford University), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

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Mexico strode to glory at Beach Soccer Championship

Having missed out on a place at Tahiti 2013, according to Runme, Mexico strode to glory at the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship to ensure a return to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup stage in fine style, more football news on Runeme.com.

Portugal 2015 will be their fourth trip to the global finals and El Tri will be joined on the sands of Espinho by CONCACAF runners-up Costa Rica, returning to the competition for the first time since their debut at Dubai 2009.

The regional qualifying tournament, newly expanded to 16 nations, of which eight were first-timers, was played in El Salvador – with the hosts among the favourites for the title. Yet they could not live up to that tag, finishing down in third and missing out on a spot at the Beach Soccer World Cup for the first time since 2007. With USA coming home in fourth, this meant that neither of the North, Central American and Caribbean Zone’s representatives at Tahiti 2013 will travel to Portugal 2015.

Mexico strode to glory at Beach Soccer Championship

Despite only boasting four players with previous Beach Soccer World Cup qualifying experience, Mexico were impressive throughout their march to a third continental crown, all of which have come under the coaching of Ramon Raya. Their main strengths included an attack packed with variety, which enabled El Tri to finish as the tournament’s third-leading scorers (33 goals) even without any players in the competition’s top-ten scorers’ chart. Furthermore, Raya’s charges boasted the event’s meanest defence, shipping just nine goals in six games.

In fact, three of those strikes came in their 8-3 opening win over Turks and Caicos Islands, with just one more conceded in the subsequent first-phase wins over Guadalupe (8-1) and Trinidad and Tobago (4-0), the latter offering Los Aztecas their sternest early test. After overcoming a spirited Guatemala side 5-2 in the quarter-finals, Mexico needed to dig deep to sink neighbours USA 4-3 in the last four, a win that guaranteed their ticket to Espinho.

Another of Mexico’s qualities, opportunism, came to the fore in the final versus Costa Rica, with El Tri snatching a goal late in the first period and another early in the second to smooth the path towards a 4-0 win. They thus reclaimed a continental title they had relinquished two years earlier, when exiting at the semi-final stage against El Salvador.

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Subject to interest from seven clubs this summer: Mexican striker

Runme – Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez could be on his way out of Old Trafford this summer with seven clubs eyeing the future of the attacker, who is not having a very good season on loan with Real Madrid, more about Javier Hernandez on Runeme.com.

The Mexican was not utilised much by David Moyes last season, and was not in the immediate plans of incoming manager Louis van Gaal after pre-season with Chicharito making two appearances for United; the 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City and the humiliating 4-0 defeat away to MK Dons in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Just over a fortnight later, Hernandez made his Real Madrid debut after securing a season long loan deal, which makes you wonder why he chose the Spanish giants based on the fact there are many world-class players vying for starting places, with Hernandez no way near as prolific in-front of goal as French striker Karim Benzema.

Subject to interest from seven clubs this summer: Mexican striker

Of course, Real Madrid would sign him purely to sell shirts bearing the strikers name in his native Mexico, which will be a top seller, as Manchester United shirts bearing the name ‘Chicharito’ were a top seller when the Mexican signed for the club in the summer of 2010, just before the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Hernandez shot to fame in his debut season at United, scoring 20 goals in 45 appearances, playing in 75% of the clubs fixtures. During the 2011/12 season, the Mexican scored only 12 goals in 36 appearances, playing in 66% of the clubs fixtures, which is a decline from his debut season.

However, in the 2012/13 season, Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season and also the season United won their twentieth league title, Hernandez scored 18 goals in 36 appearances, again appearing in 66% of the clubs fixtures that season, even after the arrival or summer marquee signing Robin van Persie, who scored 30 goals that season in all competitions.

During David Moyes’ only season in charge of United, Hernandez fell down the pecking order, scoring nine goals in 35 appearances (which was 63% of the clubs fixtures that season), one less that the previous two seasons, but he only started in 12 matches, 10 short of the previous two seasons. ell.

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FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup Will Coming Soon

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Runme – April 2, 2015) – Department of Canadian Heritage and Public Health Agency of Canada, more about the Women’s World Cup on Runeme.com.

Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal and Parliamentary Secretary Cathy McLeod, on behalf of Minister of Health Rona Ambrose, were on hand at Ottawa’s City Hall for the kick-off of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour.

With just two months to go before the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, excitement is building around the largest and most prestigious women’s soccer tournament in the world.

FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup Will Coming Soon

This tournament, a signature event during the Year of Sport in Canada, will give Canadians the chance to see our best female soccer players perform on the world stage. Canada’s national women’s team will look to again capture the hearts of all
Canadians just as they did with their inspiring run to a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games.

At today’s event, Minister of State Gosal encouraged Canadians to show their pride and enthusiasm in cheering on Canada’s national women’s team.

Parliamentary Secretary McLeod spoke about the power of sport and how it provides many health benefits to individuals and helps build healthier, stronger communities.

FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup Will Coming Soon

The Trophy Tour will visit 12 cities across Canada: Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, Halifax, Moncton, Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 will be held from June 6 to July 5 with matches to be played in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, and Moncton.

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There is no time to rest for the friendlies

According to Runeme, there is a football match between D.C. United and Los Angeles Galaxy this Saturday. The Galaxy is undermanned because MLS decided to ignore FIFA’s international schedule. More news on Runeme.com.

While most leagues around the world are on break this weekend, avoiding conflicts with European Championship qualifiers and official friendlies, MLS planned a full slate of matches for all 20 clubs.

More than 50 MLS players are on international assignment, absences that impact rosters to varying degrees.

During a FIFA week in early September, half the league is off. A month later, there are three matches, although another three are scheduled immediately afterward.

Like last fall, the league will respect a FIFA window in November and take an extended break in the middle of the playoffs — a wise call as the United States and other CONCACAF countries engage in 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

There is no time to rest for the friendlies

A league running from spring to fall, MLS cannot avoid conflicts with confederation championships in the summer: This year, Copa America (June 11-July 4) will have a minor impact but the CONCACAF Gold Cup (July 7-26) will hurt most clubs to differing extents. (Many MLS players come from CONCACAF countries, such as the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica and Guatemala.)

Often a vocal critic of MLS headquarters, Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena took the current conflict in stride.

“That’s all part of it; we understand it,” he said. “We were prepared for it. It’s probably not the best thing for MLS, but as a league, we’re not yet positioned to not play during all the FIFA dates.”

United is seeking to rebound from a 2-0 defeat to the Red Bulls last Sunday, a sour performance that left Olsen spitting mad immediately afterward.

“We’ve had a great week of preparation,” captain Bobby Boswell said. “It’s been an edgy attitude because we were unhappy about what happened in New York. Everyone is aware of how dangerous L.A. is, even without Keane and Zardes.”

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