Major League Soccer is a private, for-profit sports businesses and much hoopla was announced over a poll of people in Queens indicating 71 percent support a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 21 percent are against it and 8 percent are undecided (“Survey finds Queens wants soccer stadium,” TimesLedger Newspapers, Nov. 15-21). Comments (2).
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hinted Monday that the league and the city have nearly hammered out a broad agreement for a 25,000-capacity stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (5).
Christ the King’s first girls’ soccer diocesan title brought a visible outpouring of emotion after the final whistle last season. The Royals’ second-straight crown Monday brought with it a more reserved, but deeper satisfaction because of the program’s growth and the fact that a different group of players started this time around. Comment.
Mario Cotumaccio admitted that he didn’t think his beaten-down Aviation team could continue its improbable run. The coach’s team was tired, having played three games in as many days, and injured after a physical second round contest against Francis Lewis. Comment.
Chris Ray received a sobering reminder of how lucky he felt before scoring the biggest goal of his career. In the morning the Archbishop Molloy sophomore worked on his flooded house on 130th Street in Belle Harbor, which saw many homes burn down during Hurricane Sandy. It added some emotion as he headed to Belson Stadium later that night for the team’s semifinal game. Comment.
Joey Misfud admitted that the wet conditions did not provide the greatest of playing conditions at All-American Field, but it and St. Edmunds couldn’t slip up his McClancy team. They defeated Eagles 4-1 in CHSAA Class A South division boys’ soccer Friday afternoon. Misfud led the way with two goals and had a hand in three of the Crusaders’ four scores by winning a penalty kick. Comment.
The commissioner of Major League Soccer met with the Queens press corps Friday morning to discuss the outfit’s plans to build a 25,000-seat stadium on city-owned land in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (1).
Queens High School of Teaching took its fair share of lumps playing in PSAL Class A division. However, things have changed this season. The Tigers are unbeaten after being moved down to the “B” and have racked up wins, including a 5-1 victory over Robert Wagner last Friday afternoon at Queens Farm Park. The last season QHST was in the “B,” it won the city title in 2008. Comment.
Success isn’t supposed to come this early for a roster dependent on the play of a host of freshmen and sophomores. That’s why Aimée Kasmally couldn’t help but crack a smile of approval when asked about this year’s St. Francis Prep soccer squad. Comment.
The St. John’s women’s soccer team took its place as the top program in New York City Sunday night as the Red Storm capped off its two-game, two-borough road trip with a 2-1 overtime win at Columbia. Comment.
Already tabbed as the favorites to win the Big East Red Division, the defending Big East Tournament champion St. John’s University’s men’s soccer team has added another preseason accolade, as the squad has been ranked No. 15 in the Preseason National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 Rankings. Comment.
The girls of the U16 Little Neck Titans celebrated an almost perfect season, kicking their way through a 4-0 victory over the Northport Cow Harbor team last month to earn their second Long Island Junior Soccer League division title. Comment.
The St. John’s University women’s soccer, men’s tennis and women’s golf squads were among the 950-plus Division I sports teams recognized by the NCAA for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program. Comment.