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USA Wins A Brilliant Shutout 6-0 Over Cuba in Gold Cup Quarterfinals

By: Kiersten Ehr

BALTIMORE– The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team had a brilliant blowout win in the Quarterfinal match-up against Cuba at M&T Stadium on July 18 winning 6-0. USMNT will make their way to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals Wednesday, July 22 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, against Jamaica.

Photo Credit: Twitter @ussoccer

The MNT improved it’s Gold Cup Quarterfinal record to 8-0-1. The six-goal win was the largest margin of victory for the USA in the history of the tournament.

Link: YouTube video with highlights from July 18th, 2015

Player of the game: Clint Dempsey (Forward)

Photo Credit: Twitter @ussoccer

Dempsey, 32, achieved a hat trick (3 goals). Dempsey’s hat trick was the fourth in MNT Gold Cup history). Clint Dempsey scored his fourth, fifth and sixth goals in this Gold Cup Tournament. Dempsey is the current golden boot leader (top goal scorer). He now has 47 goals in his MNT career, including 11 in the Gold Cup, which ranks second on the all-time list.

Photo Credit: Twitter @ussoccer

Scoring drives of the game:

USA – Clint Dempsey (Timmy Chandler) 4th minute

USA – Gyasi Zardes (Fabian Johnson)      15

USA – Aron Johannsson (Michael Bradley) 32

USA – Omar Gonzalez (Aron Johannsson)   45

USA – Clint Dempsey (penalty kick)          64

USA – Clint Dempsey (Michael Bradley)   78

Watch USA vs Jamaica for the Semifinals on Wednesday, July 22.
Live on FOX Sports 1 and UniMas.
Fans can follow USMNT on Twitter @ussoccer

Until the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr

BARCELONA FC For The Champions League Win!

By: Kiersten Ehr

Luis Suarez, Neymar, Lionel Messi Photo Credit: @FCBarcelona

“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”
Lionel Messi
(Currently #1 soccer player in the world)

Winners for the 2015 Champions League Photo Credit: fcbarcelona.com

Soccer fans globally watched in awe Saturday on Fox Sports the brilliance of Barcelona’s squad talent win the Champions League title 3-1 over the Italian Juventus FC (football club). This is the 5th time Barcelona has won the Champions League. 

What is the Champions League?
For people who do not know the importance of the Champions League Finals think of the Super Bowl in America. But all the top European football clubs compete against each other starting with a group stage. 8 groups consisting of 4 teams play each other twice to get the most points possible to move forward to the final 16. Next the final 16 teams through to the final 4 teams are all two legged games throughout the spring. Then the last two teams battle it out in the final for the trophy and the highest recognition in football.

BARCELONA: Why they are #1 Right Now


Lionel Messi. The million dollar smile. Photo Credit: fcbarcelona.com

let the celebration begin

Parade in Spain June 7th for the celebration. Photo Credit: @FCBarcelona
Neymar, Suarez Messi Photo Credit: @FCBarcelona
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Photo Credit: @FCBarcelona

Winning the Champions League is a tremendous honor. Barcelona fans will never forget this brilliant victory. With their star players Messi, Neymar, Suarez just to name a few. Now is a time to be bittersweet– the mens soccer season will resume this fall.

Til the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr

Simple smiles that bring joy 

  1. Watching your favorite college men’s basketball game make it to the Final Four March Madness round. (For me Wisconsin-2nd year in a row) 
  2. Helping out your community while making a difference.
  3. Learning how to play a new sport with your best friend.
  4. Acting silly without caring.
  5. Making someone’s day just by being yourself.
  6. Enjoying a whole day with someone you care about.
  7. Not caring what time it is.
  8. Soaking up the sun on a beautiful day.
  9. Getting a natural tan after the winter season.
  10. Loving life with no fears.