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WORLD CUP: She believes in the U.S.A.

By: Kiersten Ehr

@KierstenEhr

July 5th, 2015 marked a historic night for #TEAMUSA in Vancouver.

The U.S. Women’s National Team will be partying like its 1999. Team USA beat Japan 5-2 in the World Cup final.

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In just three minutes into the game — U.S. center midfielder Carli Lloyd scored three goals (hat trick) in the World Cup final against Japan.

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“We just made history. I was on a mission,” Lloyd said Monday on “CBS This Morning. “It was just an epic win and we created history.”
“(I) did imagine playing in a World Cup final and scoring four goals or so,” Lloyd said. “It’s amazing what the mind can do and I was just focused and wanted to come here and help my team win in any way I could.”

#USWNT now has three Women’s World Cup titles (1991,1999, 2015)

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GET THE GIST OF IT:

  • U.S. held a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes (Lloyd with hat trick)
  • U.S. lost to Japan in 2011 in penalty kicks (This re-match game was a huge opportunity for the U.S. to get a comeback win)
  • First sellout crowd in a Women’s World Cup final
  • Carli Lyold received the Golden Ball (MVP) as player of the tournament (scored twice in about 135 seconds as #USWNT led 2-0 over Japan in fifth minute)
  • Lauren Holiday made an epic U.S. lead 4-0 with a 54 yard shot from midfield!
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    {According to VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)– It was also the fastest hat trick in World Cup history — men or women — and Lloyd became the first American since Michelle Akers in 1991 to score multiple goals in a World Cup final. The only other hat trick in a World Cup final was when England’s Geoff Hurst scored three times against Germany in the men’s 1966 final at Wembley.}
  • Lloyd scored six goals in seven matches during the monthlong tournament, raising her international total to 69.
  • U.S. is 25-1-6 against Japan & a 3-1 advantage in World Cup meeting

Giving back to fans #Shebelieves

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The U.S. WNT showed appreciation to their fans during the FIFA World Cup tournament as the U.S. WNT players used the #SheBelieves.

#SheBelieves campaign is a message to young girls that they can accomplish all their goals and dreams that nothing is impossible without believing in yourself.

As a team, we are always excited to be able to positively impact young fans, especially young girls,” said U.S. WNT captain Christie Rampone. “The #SheBelieves initiative allows us to interact with the fans and encourage them to set high goals and strive to reach them no matter what the obstacles.” (Source: http://www.ussoccer.com)

Congratulations to U.S. A.! Now talk about a perfect ending to 4th of July weekend.


Til the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr

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The Gist Of It: FIFA Women’s World Cup, U.S. Open, Stanley Cup, NBA Championship

By: Kiersten Ehr

(To my fans I apologize for not having any new stories published– I’ve been working with my sports internship at FOX 29 and working retail at Hollister Co.)

@KierstenEhr

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the latest in the fifa women’s world cup

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For U.S. fans– the U.S. Women’s National Team is moving onto the semifinals in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Team USA beat China in the quarterfinals 1-0 from the help of 32-year-old midfielder Carli Lloyd.
This victory will send the Americans to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup against Germany this upcoming week.
“These are the moments I live for,” Lloyd said of her goal on a 51st-minute header. “Having the freedom to attack and do what I do best enabled me to create some chances. Just overall so happy we got the win — and on to the semifinal.”
Fans will be cheering on the U.S. Tuesday night as they prepare to take on the top-ranked Germany aka the 2003 and ’07 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions.

Schedule:

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 27 Australia vs. Japan, 4 p.m. (FS1)
  • Canada vs. England, 7:30 p.m. (FS1)
  • SEMIFINALS TUESDAY, JUNE 30 USA vs. Germany, 7 p.m. (FOX)
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 Australia/Japan winner vs. Canada/England winner, 7 p.m. (FS1)
  • THIRD-PLACE GAME SATURDAY, JULY 4, 4 p.m. (FOX)
  • FINAL SUNDAY, JULY 5 Final, 7 p.m. (FOX)


U.S. OPEn

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Get to know the US Open 2015 Winner– Jordan Spieth

@JordanSpieth

  • Speith is only 21-years old people… he won the Masters and the U.S. Open this year– the first two majors of this year
  • With two major wins this year– he can become the first golfer in history to win all four majors in the same year, known as the ‘Grand Slam’ in golf
  • Currently has sponsors with Under Armour (UA), AT&T (T, Tech30), Rolex and Titleist
  • Is Spieth the next golf superstar? What do you think? (Voice your opinion and let me know)

stanley cup

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Hockey is a game to respect as many internationals come to America to play for a professional team–I wouldn’t have developed a good understanding of hockey without my dad making sure the Stanley Cup Finals were on.

  • For the first time in 77 years, Chicago Blackhawks fans saw their hockey heroes raise the Stanley Cup on home ice- first time since 1938

  • The Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six years  with a thrilling 2-0 Game 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning

  • MVP went to Duncan Keith- was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as NHL playoff MVP after scoring his third goal of the playoffs in the second period of Chicago’s Game 6 clincher

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

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    • The Warriors won their first NBA Championship in 40 years after defeating the Cavs 105-97 in Game 6
    • After winning 5 Championships as a player, Steve Kerr becomes the 1st rookie head coach to win an NBA title since ’82
    • “It’s ironic but what the unexpected thing was that everything went exactly as we hoped. That never happens,” Kerr said.
    • Warriors finished the season with remarkable 83 wins–that’s the 3rd-most ever by an NBA team
    • MVP went to Andre Iguodala –was given the top individual honor after scoring 25 points in the Warriors’ 105-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6



Til the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr

@KierstenEhr

Breaking News: Understanding The FIFA Investigation

By: Kiersten Ehr

It’s everywhere. ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CNN, Facebook, social media, you name it. The #FIFA is trending like a virus on the internet.

FIFA is the International Federation of the Association Football or International Federation of Soccer) is the international governing body of association football (soccer)

What is happening and why this is IMPORTANT:

  • FIFA organizes the World Cup- basically to be blunt they take the profits from the World Cup and keep it in their deep pockets…
  • The countries that host the World Cup basically don’t see any of the profits- they kind of get used.
  • Get this the President of FIFA is Sapp Blatter (has tenure) (Net worth $10 million) openly admitted that FIFA is a “non-profit” organization yet has billions in the bank.. hmm that’s odd.
  • Despite winning 4 terms as President- Sapp has often been dogged by controversy and allegations of corruption and bribery.

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    Photo Credit: therichest.com FIFA President Sapp Blatter

Very Important to know:

The World Cup in 2020 will be in Qatar (the temperature is 50 celsius which translates to 120 degrees!!) That is dangerous and absolutely ridiculous for players, fans. The media said you can’t even play soccer in that weather it’s beyond dangerous… no one will want to go to a location where you could potentially die from heat exhaustion.

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Photo Credit: Weatherspark.com Proof of the Qatar weather. Sweltering hot for the World Cup? Not a logical idea.

FIFA is facing MAJOR allegations of bribery for choosing this location and at the center of FIFA is President Blatter.

This is a great video by John Oliver a British political satirist who uses humor with the blunt truth in the media. It’s a 13 minute long video but you get the gist of it in whole.
( FYI: The video link will not work if you are reading this on email- just go to my blog link to see the video) 


John Oliver on FIFA


What do you think of the FIFA now?
Do you trust them?
This will be a huge sports news topic- so be on the look out for the latest on the allegations and conspiracies.
I would love to hear what you think of this- leave comments and share this to your friends– everyone needs to be enlightened on this world wide event. 


Til the next time,
~Kiersten~