Soccer

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, [...]

Germany fans disappointed in loss to Azzuri
News Terence M. Cullen 6/29/2012 at 12:27PM

As their team fell to Italy in the Euro Cup semi-finals Thursday afternoon, Germany fans that poured into Zum Stammtisch in Glendale banged tankards of beer against wooden tables as they saw their hopes dashed. The restaurant has been hosting Euro Cup 2012 viewing parties, to the delight of German-American fans in the neighborhood. Steve [...]

Spanish La Liga Week 24 Roundup
Sports Michael Pantelidis 2/29/2012 at 3:14PM

Real Madrid were fortunate to maintain their double digit lead in the race for the La Liga crown in Week 24, after a resilient Rayo Vallecano side made life very difficult for the league front runners. Los Blancos were able to overcome Rayo 1-0 thanks to a beautiful back heel finish by Cristiano Ronaldo – [...]

Pass it on: QC soccer star looks to inspire
Pass it on: QC soccer star looks to inspire
Education & Kids Steve Mosco 1/23/2012 at 6:23PM

Every star athlete remembers that moment when a coach or teacher impacts their life in such a way that it changes the way they think about sports. Coaching mentors have a way of doing that – they can shift the gears in an athlete’s mind with a few timely and inspirational words. Some college athletes [...]

Spanish La Liga: Week 18 Roundup
Sports Michael Pantelidis 1/17/2012 at 11:55AM

There were tight matches at the top of the Spanish La Liga in Week 18, with Barcelona and Real Madrid narrowly escaping with three points following hard fought bouts. Madrid faced a defensively resilient Mallorca side in front of 20,000 fans at the Iberostar Estadi on January 14. After a 39th minute goal on a [...]

Queens College senior to Coach Across America
Queens College senior to Coach Across America
Sports Steve Mosco 1/10/2012 at 12:10PM

This Floral Park resident and Queens College student is a star on the soccer field. A forward on the school’s women’s soccer team, the Knights, Andrea Slavin is a gamer with the accolades and skill to carry her to the next level. For now, “the next level” is an opportunity to introduce the benefits of [...]