Soccer

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 [...]

Plan for Queens soccer stadium moving forward
Plan for Queens soccer stadium moving forward
Sports Terence M. Cullen 8/15/2012 at 4:30PM

Talks of a potential soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park are closing toward a final deal, the New York Post reported, although several state and city officials would not confirm plans were nearing completion. The final plan, a state official told The Post, would be a $300 million stadium that holds 25,000 fans. It would [...]

Ecuador to face Chile at Citi Field
Sports Terence M. Cullen 8/09/2012 at 12:14PM

It’ll be a different kind of pitch. For one night only, the Citi Field diamond will play host to a match between the Ecuadorian and Chilean national teams on Wednesday, August 15, as the sport continues to become more popular in the city and the country. Chile is currently ranked 15th in the world, according [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/01/2012 at 7:51AM

EVENT of the DAY: 14th annual free summer concert at St. John’s University This year the Queens Symphony Orchestra presents “La Traviata” at the 14th Annual St. John’s University Summer Concert. Wednesday, August 1, at 7 p.m. on the Queen’s Campus Great Lawn. No charge and no tickets are necessary, just bring your lawn chair or [...]

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, [...]