Pele FC, GFC receive footballs as part of GFF’s reintegration process

first_img… Clubs will use balls for youth developmentTO aid the reintegration process into active association football, president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde presented footballs to representatives of the Guyana Football Club (GFC) and Pele Football Club respectively.This presentation was made in the Boardroom of the GFF on Tuesday to Jafar Gibbons and Alexander Best.Prior to presentation, Forde expressed the GFF’s commitment to the reintegration of the clubs in question to mainstream football: “We will do our part in repairing the bridge and rebuilding this relationship that has been an extraordinary relationship over the years.“The legacy of the clubs was one where they both have been dominant forces on the field and we hope that the leadership of the clubs will reposition their priorities and objectives over the coming months to reassert themselves as strong bodies.” he said.Alexander Best, first vice-p resident of Pele Football Club, in an invited comment following the presentation, expressed gratitude for the balls and his pleasure at being active in football: “We are excited to be back on the field … it’s very nice to be back with the GFF and we will accept these balls as a part of the grooming process for the team.“We will mostly wish to use the balls for the practice games as we normally train with the local balls. Since we are concentrating on the youth, we would want to provide them the exposure of playing with the FIFA balls so they can get a feel of them.”Like Best, team manager of GFC, Jafar Gibbons, said the balls will also be useful to enable their youth footballers to become familiar with game balls: “It’s a great step by the GFF.“You can make a field anywhere, you can make a goal out of anything but at the end of the day the most important thing in football is the actual ball because you can’t play without a ball.”Gibbons continued, “It will be great if we practise and play with game balls as all of the leagues use the balls. If we train with a different ball, mistakes are usually made in the games when kicking a ball one is not familiar with; so I think it is a great step forward especially since we have a very active youth programmme. It will be a great thing to enhance what we already have.”This initiative is part of a continuous effort by the Executive Committee to ensure active football in Guyana especially at the senior level.last_img read more

‘Lady Jags’ to contest CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship, early next year

first_imgAFTER playing undefeated in the qualification stage earlier this year, ‘Lady Jags’ will head to the Dominican Republic, February 15 – March 1, for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) 2020 Under-20 Championship. This will be the 10th edition of the competition, with CONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio stating that the championship provides a great platform for the best young players in the region, adding “It will also be a significant part of our efforts to celebrate and further enhance women’s football in 2020, with 1 400 women and girls playing elite CONCACAF football across the year.”The Estadio Felix Sanchez and Estadio Panamericano, in Santo Domingo and San Cristobal, respectively, will both host group stage, round-of-16 and quarterfinal matches. The decisive semi-finals, third-place match and final will all be played at the Felix Sanchez stadium.The CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship kicked off with an initial group stage round involving 10 nations. The participating teams were divided into two groups of five. After round-robin play, Guyana, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis and Grenada qualified for the knockout stage. The first round of the competition took place in St Kitts & Nevis and Guyana, July 13-21, 2019.The second round of the competition will also be played in a group format, between the top-ranked 16 teams according to the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Ranking as of August 2018.The 16 participating teams were divided in four groups of four and will play as follows (listed in the order drawn):Group C: United States, Honduras, Dominican Republic and CubaGroup D: Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Puerto RicoGroup E: Canada, Jamaica, Guatemala and El SalvadorGroup F: Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama and Cayman IslandsAfter round-robin play, the top three teams in each of the groups will advance to the knockout stage, joining the four round-one top finishers. The third and final round will begin with the round-of-16. The eight round-of-16 match pairings are as follows:Match #25: 1C vs St LuciaMatch #26: 1E vs GuyanaMatch #27: 2C vs 3EMatch #28: 2E vs 3CMatch #29: 1D vs GrenadaMatch #30: 1F vs St Kitts and NevisMatch #31: 2D vs 3FMatch #32: 2F vs 3DAll knockout-round matches (round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal and final) will be played in a single match elimination format, with the finalists and the third-place match winners qualifying to the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup 2020.In the previous edition of the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, played in Trinidad and Tobago in 2018, Mexico won their first championship at this level, with a 4-2 win in penalties over the United States in the final.The 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship will be part of what is set to be a year of Women’s Football at CONCACAF.  In total, more than 1 400 girls and women from the entire region will have access to top-level football tournaments, including the Women’s Olympic Qualifiers, Girls’ Under-15 Championship and Women’s Under-17 Championship.last_img read more

Syracuse football roundtable: Looking back at the first 3 weeks

first_img Comments For the first time under Dino Babers, Syracuse (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) has won its first three games of the season. Last week Syracuse defeated Florida State, 30-7, for the first time since 1966. In the game, the Orange defense held the Seminoles to 240 yards and redshirt freshman Tommy Devito threw for 144 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for a score.Below, The Daily Orange football beat writers answer questions headed into Syracuse’s 4 p.m. Saturday matchup with Connecticut (1-2, 0-1 American Athletic) at the Carrier Dome. Facebook Twitter Google+ How much can you read into the FSU win?Andrew Graham: A little bit. The name “Florida State” carries a lot of weight and the Seminoles roster was talented as always, but the team Syracuse beat on Saturday was horrendous. FSU’s offensive line looked lost, the run game stalled and the defense crumpled. That said, Syracuse recognized this and steadily beat back the Seminoles. In years past, I don’t know if SU did that. Syracuse’s most impressive facet on Saturday was the defense, allowing just seven points to an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent for the first time under Dino Babers. Ultimately, how mundane the win was speaks volumes more than the opponent.Matt Liberman: The win over FSU really doesn’t mean much except for the fact that they beat “Florida State.” The Seminoles barely even resemble the team we saw last season, and that was a team that struggled to reach a bowl game. The only important takeaway that I have from this game is Syracuse beat a team that they should’ve beaten at home. The Orange have struggled to do that in years past, such as last season against Middle Tennessee State. This season, SU was the better team, and they finally proved it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJosh Schafer: Don’t put too much stock in Syracuse’s win over Florida State, at least not in the name they beat. Florida State isn’t the program it was for the majority of Jimbo Fisher’s tenure when it won three ACC titles. Through three games, the Orange have been the better team in yardage and points scored on both sides of the ball. The better team won on a Saturday and that’s the biggest takeaway. In 2017, Syracuse lost five games that were within 10 points in the fourth quarter. Against a comparable conference opponent, Syracuse finished.What can be made of Tommy DeVito’s first couple of games? A.G.: With about a games-worth of playing time, all I can fairly say about DeVito is that he’s exactly what SU needs him to be right now: A competent, talented backup who will be a future starter. DeVito struggled at Western Michigan, but played well against Wagner — though take that with a grain of FCS-opponent salt — and most recently took control of the FSU game. DeVito made some pretty throws, didn’t turn it over, and led SU to 27 points. He looked good. SU fans can be confident that in a blowout, or if an injury occurs, DeVito is a capable option. But as I’ve said, this was, is, and continues to be Eric Dungey’s team.M.L: The kid has confidence. After struggling pretty handily in his first two games against two mightily lesser opponents, DeVito’s first throw against FSU was a beautiful and gutsy 29-yard lob to Jamal Custis on the one-yard line, falling against the pylon. He didn’t try to come out and throw a few dump-offs; he went straight for the end zone. DeVito has looked nervous in the pocket at times and has also looked like a seasoned veteran. With some more time under Dungey and in this offense, he’ll be a good centerpiece moving forward.J.S: It’s too early to fairly evaluate DeVito. Against Western Michigan, in his first snaps as a college quarterback, he had an inconsistent performance. Wagner, an FCS team, is just hard to pull from. FSU, on the other hand, showed DeVito is getting comfortable with time. He ran well on a designed run, looked comfortable under center and led Syracuse to 27 points. But as noted above, that wasn’t an FSU with a conference-best defense and it wasn’t for a full game, none of which is the fault of DeVito. For now, SU fans should be happy to see the flashes of what DeVito can become, and wait patiently for more evidence.What’s one thing Syracuse can’t afford to falter in?A.G.: Running the football. Syracuse currently averages a shade over 257 yards a game on the ground, a surely unsustainable figure, but the Orange need to continue pounding the rock. In 2017, SU punched it in 16 times on the ground. Only a quarter of the way through this season, Syracuse has nine rushing scores. Moe Neal and Dontae Strickland have done most of the damage from the running back position, aided recently by freshman Jarveon Howard. And of course, there’s Syracuse’s leading rusher, Eric Dungey. Much has been made and said about Dungey running the football over the years, but this season, he’s taken more to falling forward and getting out of bounds to protect himself, and his legs are an invaluable asset to this offense. If that unit can maintain a balance between run and pass like this, SU should be in good shape.J.S: Syracuse’s defense needs to be consistent. Through three games, it’s difficult to read trends. As Matt pointed out, the Orange have two more interceptions this season than they did all of last season. After holding FSU to a touchdown, Syracuse averages 19.67 points allowed per game, about 13 fewer points than last year. In SU’s season opener, the defense showed its inexperience in a 28-point third quarter. Those flaws never showed against the Seminoles. Florida State totaled 240 yards, more than 200 yards less than Syracuse opponents averaged last season. Syracuse hasn’t played formidable opponents yet, and UConn won’t fill that role either, but when it does Syracuse’s defense can’t take a step back.M.L: If I have to pinpoint something, it’s turning the ball over. Syracuse has done a nice job protecting the ball this year and its defense has given the offense plenty of opportunities to score. But the defense also hasn’t played a high-powered offense yet like they’ll see in future conference play and the best chance SU has at beating those teams is with its offense. If suddenly we were to see Syracuse’s offense struggle against a good ACC defense, I don’t know if its defense could keep a team like Boston College or Notre Dame in check.Will Syracuse be ranked if they win week four against UConn?A.G.: Will SU be ranked? Maybe. Should SU be ranked? No. I split hairs because Syracuse did earn its first AP Poll vote since 2011. If the Orange wallops UConn and the right teams lose, it’s entirely possible SU gets a number by its name. All it takes is one or two teams in the No. 20-25 range to lose and the Orange could sneak in, but should they? Syracuse isn’t one of the 25 best teams in college football, at least not right now. That can obviously change in the next nine games, but a scare against a MAC team, an FCS blowout and a solid win against the worst Florida State team in awhile is not the strongest three-game resume. As it stands, Syracuse is not currently one of the 25 best teams in college football, but it’s knocking on the door.M.L: Not a chance. UConn surrendered 49 points to Rhode Island. The last time Syracuse played Rhode Island was Eric Dungey’s first game in 2015, the season opener. In that game, a 47-0 blowout, the Rams netted just 64 total yards of offense and two first downs. Rhode Island nearly beat UConn. A win over the Huskies doesn’t mean anything in the eyes of the AP Poll, plus there are 16 teams not in the Top-25 that received more votes than SU this week.J.S: It depends on the score. Syracuse opened up Saturday’s game as 27.5 points favorites. They have to win by somewhere around that number to be at par with other FBS opponents UConn has played this season — Central Florida won by 39 and Boise State by 55. Both No. 21 Central Florida and No. 20 Boise State rank near the bottom of the Top 25 but are still in. If Syracuse wants to put their name in the conversation with those kinds of teams, they need to play like them. In my opinion, they will. Published on September 19, 2018 at 7:30 pmlast_img read more

Golden Knights vs. Sharks results: Score, highlights as San Jose wins Game 7 in stunning fashion

first_imgWow. What else can you say after this game but “Wow”?The Golden Knights are up by three goals in the third period after Max Pacioretty scores 3:36 into the period. You think, as the minutes wind down, that this will be a Vegas win in Game 7 of the first-round series. But hold on.Joe Pavelski and Cody Eakin line up for a faceoff deep in Vegas’ end. Off the puck drop, Eakin cross-checks Pavelski. The Sharks captain then bumps into Paul Stastny as he is falling and hits his head and shoulder directly on the ice. Pavelski appears to be knocked out and is bleeding. Whether or not it’s the right call, Eakin is given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for cross-checking.Logan Couture scores just six seconds into the ensuing power play. As he says to the bench — that’s one. Forty-nine seconds later, it’s Tomas Hertl with the deflection goal. Two minutes and 44 seconds later, it’s Couture again with the tying goal. The Shark Tank is going crazy. Twenty-eight seconds later, it’s Kevin Labanc, and the Sharks have their first lead of the game.You probably think the game is over, but hold on again. Jonathan Marchessault fires a quick shot past Martin Jones with 47 seconds remaining in regulation. We’re headed to overtime.Anyone will tell you overtime goals are usually scored in the first five minutes and the last five minutes of the extra session. Well, with one minute and 41 seconds remaining in the first OT period, Barclay Goodrow, who was on the ice for three of the Golden Knights’ four goals during regulation, takes a pass, drives around the Vegas defense and buries the puck past a sprawled Fleury. Sharks win 5-4. It’s the first Game 7 loss of Fleury’s career.”I had a ton of energy,” Goodrow tells NBC Sports Network analyst Ray Ferraro after the game. “I was sitting there for most of the overtime. I thought I might as well use my fresh legs to do something.”Mission accomplished. Wow. What an ending, what a game. Sporting News tracked scores and highlights from Tuesday’s Game 7 between the Golden Knights and Sharks:Golden Knights vs. Sharks: Score, highlightsFinal score — Sharks 5, Golden Knights 41:23 a.m. — What. An. Ending.1:23 a.m. — GOAL. Barclay Goodrow. Wow. With under two minutes left in the first overtime, he drives to the net and tucks it around Fleury. What an ending. Sharks win 5-4.Game Winner! pic.twitter.com/LQAQC0PLua— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) April 24, 20191:17 a.m. — Both teams come within inches of scoring, within seconds of each other. 1:13 p.m. — Lots of back-and-forth action. Meier almost puts one past a leaning Fleury but Fleury gets the pad on it.1:02 a.m — Big poke check by Fleury on Meier, who crashed the net.12:55 a.m. — Two big stops by Fleury on Meier.12:53 a.m. — Overtime starts.Third period — Golden Knights 4, Sharks 4Shots: Golden Knights 29, Sharks 3412:39 p.m. — We’re heading to overtime.12:36 p.m. — GOAL. This game is just, wow. Jonathan Marchessault buries it off the pass from Reilly Smith with 47 seconds left on the clock. Game tied at 4.12:36 p.m. — One minute left. 12:36 p.m. — Goal post for Vegas.12:35 p.m. — Just 90 seconds left. Fleury on the bench12:32 a.m. — Martin Jones with a fantastic glove save on Mark Stone.12:31 a.m. — Three minutes and 41 seconds left. Vegas to the power play trailing by one.12:29 a.m. — Erik Karlsson makes the save of the game as he knocks the flying puck away. The crowd is loud and alive in San Jose.12:23 a.m. — GOAL. What a turn of events. Kevin Labanc goes against the grain and beats Fleury over the shoulder. Sharks lead 4-3The @SanJoseSharks have taken the lead late in the third.This game is crazy.Watch more here: https://t.co/Cxfh9sXayp pic.twitter.com/49AMqrbD61— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) April 24, 2019Kevin Labanc of the @SanJoseSharks became the first player in NHL history to record 4 points in a period during a #Game7. #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/Ntf3Ph1eZc— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 24, 201912:21 a.m. — GOAL. Great puck movement by the Sharks and Couture fires it from the point past Fleury. Wow. We’re all tied up. Game tied at 3.#FORPAVS PART 3 pic.twitter.com/VRBidTMmPI— x – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) April 24, 201912:18 a.m. — GOAL. Here come the Sharks as Hertl deflects the Karlsson point shot. Still four minutes left on the power play. Vegas leads 3-2….and @TomasHertl48 brings the @SanJoseSharks to within one goal. Plenty of time left in #Game7. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/zT3cdgU6pO— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 24, 201912:16 a.m. — GOAL. Logan Couture scores just six seconds in. Vegas leads 3-1..@Logancouture gets the @SanJoseSharks on the board… #StanleyCup #Game7 pic.twitter.com/tbLoLhnPNS— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 24, 201912:15 a.m. — Eakin gets a five-minute major for cross-checking and is tossed. The replay shows that Eakin cross-checked Pavelski and Stastny bumped him. Pavelski’s head and shoulder hit the ice.12:12 a.m. — Pavelski is helped off the ice and is not really moving.12:12 a.m. — Fans throw things on the ice.12:11 a.m. — Off the draw, Joe Pavelski drops to the ice and does not move. He then gets up briefly and is seen to be bleeding. The doctors come out and Cody Eakin is immediately taken to the penalty box. He gets five and a game misconduct.Pavelski is cross-checked off the face-off and it looks like he hit his head on the ice. He had to be helped off the ice by his teammates. That’s scary, awful, and the last thing you want to see. pic.twitter.com/OYqW0zP8GZ— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) April 24, 201912:02 a.m. — GOAL. Max Pacioretty goes five-hole. Dagger for the Sharks. Vegas leads 3-0.Pacioretty puts the @GoldenKnights up 3-0 in the third period of #Game7. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/rdDQCyIgYZ— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 24, 201912:01 a.m. — So close as it goes off the post and a solid clear by Brayden McNabb in the paint.Dear Goal Post,HAVE WE TOLD YOUUUU LATELYTHAT WE LOOOOOVEEEE YOU?— x-Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 24, 201912:00 a.m. — After some sustained pressure from the Sharks, Eakin breaks in and is stopped by Jones.11:58 p.m. — Third period starts. Period 3 coming up! pic.twitter.com/xH6XEDH3R3— x-Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 24, 201911:41 p.m. — Trying to get things going for the third with some alums.You think Jonathan Cheechoo and Devin Setoguchi know how to get a crowd pumped?Because they 100% do. pic.twitter.com/OUdk0uS1Ti— x – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) April 24, 2019Second period — Golden Knights 2, Sharks 0Shots: Golden Knights 14, Sharks 2011:28 pm — Sharks come close as rebound pops up and Justin Braun comes oh, so close to burying it into the empty net. Unfortunately, it was a bouncing puck and he couldn’t connect.11:22 p.m. — Meier splits the D but is absolutely robbed by the glove of Fleury.For real….. can we talk about this😍🌸😍🌸😍🌸 pic.twitter.com/Y87EeuIkip— x-Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 24, 201911:22 p.m. — We have a good goal. Vegas takes a 2-0 lead.Not a high stick, apparently. It counts.Okay then.— x – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) April 24, 201911:20 p.m. — Maybe a high stick on Eakin as it was close to being above the crossbar.11:19 p.m. — GOAL. Cody Eakin knocks the puck out of the air and past Martin Jones. Vegas leads 2-0.Freakin’ Eakin babyFREAKIN EAKIN’ pic.twitter.com/4IaHqDMHQf— x-Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 24, 201911:12 p.m. — Ryan Reaves called for tripping … what a horrible call, to be honest. Sharks back to the power play; they’re 0-for-3 on the night.11:07 p.m. — Timo Meier just misses as he goes against the grain.11:03 p.m. — Second period is a go and almost immediately the Sharks come close to tying the game up as the puck just goes off the glove of FleuryIn Flower We Trust pic.twitter.com/acSuRGF6aR— x-Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 24, 2019First period — Golden Knights 1, Sharks 0Shots: Golden Knights 4, Sharks 1110:33 p.m. — So, now Tuch is called for interference and we’re going four-on-four for a minute and 10 seconds.10:28 p.m. — Vegas heads to the power play.10:24 p.m. — GOAL. Off a faceoff deep in the San Jose end, Vegas gets the puck and Martin Jones cannot control the rebound. William Karlsson buries the puck. Vegas leads 1-0..@WKarlsson71 and the @GoldenKnights strike first in #Game7. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/fMiTeGJXCr— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 24, 201910:18 p.m. — I’m, I’m not really sure how, but Fleury just kept the puck out of the net.If you weren’t already on the edge of your seat for #Game7, you are now. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/koAK1R5OxG— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 24, 201910:17 p.m. — Fleury makes a big stop as Joe Pavelski once again is creating the screen.10:16 p.m. — Wow. Vegas takes another penalty as Hertl is cross-checked.10:15 p.m. — Not much on the power play for San Jose as the best attempt was blocked.10:13 p.m. — What a move by Staten Island, N.Y., native Kevin Labanc to the net as he draws a power play for the Sharks.10:10 p.m. — Puck drop. Away we go.Pregame10:08 p.m. — Anthem. 9:58 p.m. — Someone came dressed for successDon’t forget, there’s another #Game7 coming up! This fan is ready. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/8aicqFO8Q3— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 24, 20199:14 p.m. — Fair to say, these are pretty cool.Ready to be waved. #PlayoffMode pic.twitter.com/5R9S4Sol3p— x – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) April 24, 20199:14 p.m. — Permission granted.If you need a note to get to Game 7, we got you. #PlayoffMode pic.twitter.com/W16kiZmTY3— x – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) April 23, 2019last_img read more