Soccer

Queens: Your best destination for the World Cup
Queens: Your best destination for the World Cup
News Queens Courier Staff 6/11/2014 at 12:52PM

Soccer, or football as it’s known everywhere but in the U.S., is the world’s favorite sport — and every four years the planet is transfixed as the top national teams from around the world gather to crown a champion at soccer’s World Cup. 2014 is a World Cup year, and this year the month-long, 32-team competition will take place in Brazil starting Thursday.

Middle Village-based Gottschee Soccer Club needs room to play
Middle Village-based Gottschee Soccer Club needs room to play
News Liam La Guerre 9/28/2013 at 11:22AM

The legendary Middle Village-based Blau Weiss Gottschee Soccer Club is so popular it’s literally outgrown the borough. The soccer club, which remains one of the shining examples of high-level urban athletic competition, has so many players that it utilizes a scattered combination of public fields across the city and has gotten to a point where [...]

Mulligan’s golden goal puts No. 23 Red Storm pass No. 5 Akron
Mulligan’s golden goal puts No. 23 Red Storm pass No. 5 Akron
News Liam La Guerre 9/08/2013 at 11:00AM

With a penalty kick lined up, the game rested on St. John’s forward Jimmy Mulligan’s foot. Pressure poured in as the intense match, in which both teams just scored one goal apiece in 90 minutes of regulation and more than 15 minutes in overtime and had seven yellow cards handed out, came down to just [...]

Pols raise concerns over planned Cosmos soccer stadium near Queens border
Pols raise concerns over planned Cosmos soccer stadium near Queens border
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/05/2013 at 10:09AM

Some politicians feel the New York Cosmos need to do everything they can to win the community. The soccer club, which restarted recently after not playing a game in nearly three decades, is planning to construct a 25,000 seat stadium in Elmont’s Belmont Park near the Queens and Nassau border. The team currently plays at [...]

Cosmos team up with NY Hospital Queens to educate about sports injuries
Cosmos team up with NY Hospital Queens to educate about sports injuries
News Queens Courier Staff 8/23/2013 at 2:40PM

CARLOS MONTANEZ New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) teamed up with the New York Cosmos to educate players, coaches and parents about sports injuries to ensure young players are safe on the field. Players and coaches were on hand for a press conference held at NYHQ on August 19 to officially announce this, and that NYHQ [...]

Two Queens soccer players signed to Cosmos
Two Queens soccer players signed to Cosmos
Sports Angy Altamirano 7/08/2013 at 4:11PM

David Diosa and Sebastián Guenzatti are kicking their way to the top, as both were signed to be part of the returning New York Cosmos. The Cosmos, which were once based in New York and featured the likes of famed soccer player Pelé, are making a comeback to the North American Soccer League this August. [...]