07/02/15 US vs Japan in WC Finals 7 pm Sun on Fox, US Men Fri 7 pm FS1, Copa Finals Sat 4:30 pm, Indy 11 kickoff Fall Season

Ok lets start with this is the Best the US has played in years.  Huge player movement by coach Jan Ellis and the move of young stalwart Morgan Brian staying at Defensive mid with Indianapolis’ own Lauren (Cheney) Holiday along side and Carli Lloyd moving into the underneath forward position gave the US their best possession of the World Cup.  Save for a lucky (non Red Card call against US Defender Julie Johnston) and the subsequent forced miss of the Penalty shot by Julia Sasik (we call her Brats) the US completely dominated this game.  They controlled the midfield, they outshot the Germans, and defensively only gave up a couple of shots on goal.  The defensive work of the back 4 with Brian now protecting has led to 513 minutes of shutout soccer – its been the story of the tournament.  The story of the day – was the moves Ellis made to have the US playing their absolute best soccer as they reached the Semi-Finals. Of course the showdown vs Japan for the finals is still left and the US can look forward to payback vs the team that beat them in PKs in the finals in 2011 – but honestly they should beat this Japan team 2, 3 to zero.  Be sure to find a place to watch Sunday Night, 7 pm  – coverage starts at 6 pm on Fox.

So on the men’s side –we have the US Men with their last warm up vs Guatamala Friday night on Fox Sports 1- 7 pm, and the world’s top player Lionel Messi will be looking to bring his Argentina its first international championship when they play hosts Chile for the Copa America Championship Saturday night at 4:30 pm on beIn Sports. Cudos to the Indy 11 – who tied Mexican 1st Division side Monarcas Morelia 0-0 last weekend heading into first game of the Fall Season this Sunday at the NY Cosmos (7 pm on TV 8), before returning for a home date with Carolina on July 11 – 7:30 pm.  Carmel FC’ers be on the lookout for our first ever Carmel FC Float at the Carmel Fest Parade this Saturday at 10:30 am.

Carmel High Boys – Youth Soccer Camp –  2nd to 6th Graders only

Run by CHS Boys team players – Fri, Aug 7 (9:30 am till 12 noon) – CHS Practice Turf Fields behind CHS football stadium. 2nd to 6th Graders only – Cost $35 to CHS –- First 100 players to sign up. CHS_Camp_1508

US WOMEN INTO WORLD CUP FINALS

6 Storylines to Watch  USA vs Japan in WC Final Sunday 7 pm on Fox  ESPN FC – Jeff Carlisle

Loud, confident Americans make more noise in win

US Women Fortunate vs Germany Jeff Carlisle ESPN FC

US stays Together to Win – Grant Wahl SI

US Peaking at the Right Time Grant Wahl –  SI

Lloyd Executes Coach Ellis Master Plan  Jeff Carlisle EPSN FC

The Daily W with Julie Foudy

World Cup: Key stats from U.S. victory

Three observations: Carli Lloyd, revamped offense lead U.S. women into final

Carli Lloyd leads U.S. past Germany and into World Cup final

US Brings it’s a Game with Win over #1 Germany NY Times

Johnston bounces back after penalty Jeff Carlisle ESPN FC

Ellis switches up U.S. lineup; Wambach subs in

Lloyd leads US to Finals – Got Soccer- Peter Nolan

Germans Imprecise in Loss ESPNW

England heartbreak own goal loses 1-2 to Japan  ESPN FC

3 Observations- Japan over England  ESPNW

US Men face Guatamala Fri Night, 7 pm  – Beckerman and Rimando bring Experience

COPA AMERICA FINALS

Argentina looking for Goals from Messi in Finals vs Chile

Host nation Chile beats Peru on stunning strike advances to Finals of Copa 

Watch Chile’s Eduardo Vargas Goal – go straight to the bottom video to hear my man Ray Hudsen describe it on beIN sports

Paraguay upsets Brazil in Pks again

Columbia GK Ospina 2 Spectacular Saves vs Argentina and Messi

Argentina outlasts Colombia in PKs SI

World Soccer

Dutch/Netherlands Fire Gus Hiddinks

De Boer rips Hiddinks old fashioned Approach

Goalies hot Topic on the Transfer Rumor Line

 MLS + Indy 11

Monday Musings vs Morelia

Indy 11 tie Mexican Side Morelia 0-0 at home

Indy backpack Attack Donation Drive for 7/11 Game vs Carolina Bring School Supplies for Free Coke

Indy 11 Game vs Carolina 7/11  $11 ticket + Corndog special  

Sporting KC takes over top from Seattle

Rivalry Week didn’t Disappoint

Kaka leads Orlando to Quarters of US Open Cup

Portland Timbers chop down Seattle at home without Dempsey and Martins  I had a chance to watch this game and wow that atmosphere at Portland rivals any in the US and dare I say the world.

GAMES THIS WEEK

Friday, July 3  International friendly

7 p.m.              United States men vs. Guatemala (at LP Field, Nashville) Fox Sports 1

7:30 pm            Copa America 3rd place Peru vs Paraguay  beIn Sports

Saturday, July 4

4 pm                 WWC – 3rd Place Match –          Fox

4:30 pm                 Copa America Finals Argentina vs Chile             beIn Sports

Sunday, July 5

5 pm                 Portland Timbers vs SJ Earthquakes

7 pm                 WWC –FINALS USA vs Japan –      Fox

7 pm                 Indy 11 @ NY Cosmos         Wish -TV 8 (starts 6:30) + ESPN 3 (watch parties Union Jack/Chatham Taps)

Tuesday, July 7 – GOLD CUP STARTS

9:30 pm            US Men vs Honduras Fox Sports 1

Wed, July 8

8 pm                 Costa Rica vs Jamaica              Fox Sports 2  Carson, Cal

10:30 pm          El Salvador vs Canada              Fox Sports 2

Thursday, July 9

7 pm                      T&T vs Guatemala                 Fox Sports 2  Chicago Soldier Field

9:30 pm                Mexico vs Cuba                       Fox Sports 2  Chicago Soldier Field

Fri, July 10

6 pm                      Honduras vs Panama                                      Fox Sports 2

8:30 pm                USA vs Haiti     Fox Borough, Mass       Fox Sports 1  

Sat, July 11

6:30 pm                Jamaica vs Canada           Fox Sports 2  Houston, Tx

7:30 pm                Indy 11 vs Carolina Railhawks   TV 8  @ The Mike

9 pm                      Costa Rica vs El Salvador Fox Sports 2

Sun, July 12

5 pm                      NY City FC vs Toronto FC  ESPN2

6:30 pm                T+T vs Cuba                        Fox Sports 2

7 pm                      Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake  Fox Sports 1

9 pm                      Mexico vs Guatemala    Fox Sports 2

Mon, July 13

7 pm                      Haiti vs Honduras             Fox Sports 1       Sporting Park, KC

9:30 pm                Panama vs USA                Fox Sports 1       Sporting Park, KC

Gold Cup Schedule

Soccer Camps – Boys and Girls -Ages 6 – 14

Post2Post Soccer Camp
Former Pittsburgh Head Coach Sue-Moy Chin and Coach Carla Baker run their annual field player camp for players of all abilities July 27-30 — 9 am to 3 pm $190 each @ Badger

Carmel High Boys – Youth Soccer Camp –  2nd to 6th Graders only

Run by CHS Boys team players – Fri, Aug 7 (9:30 am till 12 noon) – CHS Practice Turf Fields behind CHS football stadium. 2nd to 6th Graders only – Cost $35 to CHS –- First 100 players to sign up. CHS_Camp_1508

USA vs. Germany Women’s World Cup semi-final watched by 8.4 million

Posted on July 1, 2015 by Christopher Harris

FOX’s live coverage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup semi-final between the United States and Germany was viewed by 8.4 million million people watched the Tuesday night game. The match was shown live on the over-air FOX network from 7pm to 9pm ET, and is the most-watched broadcast on FOX since the April 1 edition of American Idol. While an average of 8.4 million people watched the broadcast, it peaked at 12.1 million between 8:30-8:45 p.m. ET.The 2015 USA-Germany semifinal is now the third most-watched women’s soccer match of all time. The numbers for USA-Germany beat FOX’s coverage of USA against China in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, which was watched by an audience of 5.7 million. The audience for USA-China on FOX (8.4 million) is +147% better than the audience for the USA’s semifinal match in 2011 vs. France on ESPN (3.4 million). USA-Germany is the most-watched World Cup semifinal match – men’s or women’s -ever in the U.S., breaking the mark set for the Germany-Italy 2006 World Cup semifinal (5.9 million).

Top ratings for USA vs. Germany:

  1. Kansas City and St Louis, 9.3
    3. Washington DC, 9.0
    4. Austin, 7.8
    5. Cincinnati and Columbus, 4.7

After defeating Germany, the US Women’s National Team plays this Sunday in the Women’s World Cup final against the winner of tonight’s semi-final between Japan and England. The question for FOX now is whether this Sunday’s Women’s World Cup Final can set a US record for the most-watched women’s soccer game ever. The current record stands at 17,975,000 that watched the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final when the US beat China on penalty kicks, which was televised live on ABC.

July 11th Carmel’s Dad Club – 3 v 3 Live Tour

Carmel’s Dad Club and 3v3 Live team up together to bring you the 13 annual Kick in the Grass Tournament. July 11th, Rain date July 12th.  This tournament has attracted over 100 teams the last several years.  Music, Speed Shot, Shot Accuracy and more fun.  Full Concessions and more!  Register and more info @ www.3v3live.com  $185 per team up to six players. Each player will receive a t-shirt, top three teams in each division get custom medals, top four qualify for Regionals -the road to Disney.

Kick In for your Community — Meijer and NABISCO for every participating product purchased, 5¢ will be donated to Youth Soccer organizations, up to $100,000

Proud Member of the Brick Yard Battalion – http://brickyardbattalion.com/ , Sam’s Army – http://sams-army.com/

Earn Your Degree or Professional Certificate Online –http://www.collegenetwork.com/online/ts

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