Major League Soccer

Small biz shows support for Queens soccer stadium
Small biz shows support for Queens soccer stadium
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 9:01AM

John Ferrera, head of the Junction Boulevard Merchants Association, noted that a professional soccer arena in the heart of Queens would spur local culture and be an economic boon to the area. “You’ll see for yourself, whenever there’s a major soccer match between countries, how excited the neighborhoods get in Queens,” said Ferrera, who’s been [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/14/2013 at 7:27AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 63. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30%. Monday Night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. [...]

Residents march against MLS stadium plans
Residents march against MLS stadium plans
Sports Terence M. Cullen 12/12/2012 at 11:17AM

Less than a week after Major League Soccer (MLS) held meetings on consecutive days regarding its planned stadium for Queens, residents opposed to the project took to the streets to march against it. “Parkland is sacred,” said State Senator Tony Avella. “And it shouldn’t be taken away for a money-making proposition.” Avella, also a candidate [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/10/2012 at 8:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 70. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 61. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts [...]

MLS unveils plans for Queens soccer stadium
MLS unveils plans for Queens soccer stadium
News Terence M. Cullen 10/05/2012 at 1:15PM

Major League Soccer (MLS) announced their rough plans for a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this morning, and hopes to reach an agreement with the city in the near future. “This is a project that we have been dreaming about since the league was founded many, many years ago in 1996,” said MLS Commissioner [...]

‘Green’ at the center of debate on Willets project
‘Green’ at the center of debate on Willets project
News Terence M. Cullen 10/04/2012 at 11:53AM

Willets Point might be making headway to become a destination for shopping and entertainment in the borough, but many either living or working near there are pointing out that the project could have negative effects on the surrounding area. The Jackson Heights Green Alliance (JHGA) held an emergency meeting on Monday, October 1 to speak [...]

Op Ed: Soccer stadium would be a major league score
Op Ed: Soccer stadium would be a major league score
News Queens Courier Staff 7/13/2012 at 11:38AM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER FRANCISCO MOYA With Major League Soccer (MLS) looking to expand in New York City and a growing population addicted to the world’s game, the time has come for a dedicated soccer stadium within the city. And there is no better place for it than in the park where my father taught me to [...]

City, MLS in talks to bring soccer to Queens
News Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 2:09PM

Elected officials and soccer fans alike are hoping that they city does not pass on a soccer stadium in Queens. The city has been in talks with Major League Soccer (MLS) to build a stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and bring what would be the league’s 20th team to Queens, a state official said. Currently, [...]

Development up throughout Queens
Development up throughout Queens
News Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 9:00AM

Temperatures are not the only thing that’s been skyrocketing this summer. Development in Queens has been booming in the borough, with announcements of major projects, the near-completion of others, and talks of even more to come. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on June 14 the long-awaited, finalized plans for a Willets Point facelift that is expected [...]