Soccer

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. [...]

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 [...]

MLS pitches Queens soccer stadium to community
MLS pitches Queens soccer stadium to community
News Terence M. Cullen 12/10/2012 at 10:21AM

As most of the 500-plus inside the Queens Theater cheered for a new soccer team to play just yards away, a small crowd gathered in the lobby with signs that contrasted the ones ushers offered when walking in. A town hall meeting on Tuesday, December 3 hosted by Major League Soccer (MLS) to inform the [...]

Parkland at center of MLS stadium project
Parkland at center of MLS stadium project
News Terence M. Cullen 12/05/2012 at 11:01AM

Major League Soccer (MLS) officials presented plans for a 25,000-seat stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to the Queens Borough Board on Monday, December 3. But while the league promised the board that soccer would be a good neighbor to the community, questions arose regarding parking, access, replacement of the 10 to 13 acres of parkland [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/30/2012 at 7:45AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming east 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Friday night: A slight chance of rain or drizzle after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. EVENT of the DAY: Shirley Valentine [...]

Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/20/2012 at 10:42AM

Quinn leads crowded field for 2013 mayoral nod Council Speaker Christine Quinn remained at the head of the field in the 2013 mayoral race, though her once wide margin has shrunk. NY1-Marist Poll released a poll surveying registered city voters on next year’s race for mayor with Quinn coming out on top with the support [...]