Soccer

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 [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/11/2012 at 7:00AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 9 to 13 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 8 mph. EVENT of the DAY: The Mutations Devil Science Theater is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on [...]

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 [...]

Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
News Maggie Hayes 9/21/2012 at 12:28PM

Hundreds of residents packed into the Our Lady of Sorrows auditorium in Corona to make known that they want to keep their park. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the biggest park in Queens, is currently being considered for the development of a new shopping mall, two new stadiums and concert venues and several parking garages and roads [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/17/2012 at 7:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. EVENT [...]

Ecuador routs Chile in front of thousands at Citi Field
Ecuador routs Chile in front of thousands at Citi Field
News Terence M. Cullen 8/16/2012 at 3:34PM

Draped in a Chilean flag outside of Citi Field, Manuel Rojas stood with his father as they were interviewed by Ernesto Diaz — who Rojas said was a big name in Chilean radio. Rojas, 18, from Bridgeport, Connecticut, predicted Chile would best Ecuador in the night’s international friendly match at the ballpark 2-1, despite the [...]