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first_img🇩🇰 @ChrisEriksen8 and Denmark are on their way to #EURO2020 after a 1-1 draw against Ireland this evening. pic.twitter.com/3aFQhfCeQi— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 18, 2019Etienne Fermie19 Nov 2019, 8:49 pmCOULD this be lying in wait for fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium? Etienne Fermie19 Nov 2019, 8:07 pmCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is currently in action for Denmark against the Irish. There’s still time to bid for our special-edition poppy shirts, signed by the players!Proceeds will go to @PoppyLegion. Bid now! 👇#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 18, 2019Jake Lambourne18 Nov 2019, 3:44 pm🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿📈 @HKane and @HarryWinks add their names to @England’s history books.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 18, 2019Jake Lambourne18 Nov 2019, 2:59 pmWEST BROM defender Nathan Ferguson is attracting interest from Tottenham and Crystal Palace as Prem clubs seek a cut-price January deal.A breakout star for the Championship table-toppers, 19-year-old Ferguson will become a free agent in the summer unless the Baggies can secure a contract extension.Fears that he may turn down the chance to stay at West Brom have reportedly prompted them to consider a January cash-in.Daily Mail claim the Midlands club would only be in line for around £300,000 if Ferguson leaves at the end of his contract, at which point a compensation package would have to be agreed or determined by a tribunal.Under Slaven Bilic, Ferguson made his debut on the opening day win at Nottingham Forest and has also been selected for England Under-20s.Crystal Palace are said to want the full-back, who can play on the left or the right, to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka.But Spurs are also in need of a new defender having not replaced Kieran Trippier.Jake Lambourne18 Nov 2019, 2:18 pmENGLAND midfielder Declan Rice has insisted he can play in the same side as Harry Winks after the West Ham ace was criticised by Roy Keane.The Man Utd icon stated that the ex-Irish international is sloppy in possession and isn’t consistent enough.Speaking to the Evening Standard, Rice said: “A lot of people of the outside see it as competition but I’m really good friends with Harry Winks and when he plays I’m happy for him.“I played with him for the first time last night and we were speaking afterwards saying how much we enjoyed it. “We were both want to keep the ball, keep it simple. To play with him last night and form that connection was good. It’s healthy.”Jake Lambourne18 Nov 2019, 1:38 pmJake Lambourne18 Nov 2019, 12:59 pm🇰🇪 @VictorWanyama🇮🇪 @troyparrott9🇩🇰 @ChrisEriksen8🇦🇷 @LoCelsoGiovani & @JuanMFoyth 👊 Another big day for our internationals.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/xjxEpgPAkz— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 18, 2019Jake Lambourne18 Nov 2019, 12:19 pmGARETH SOUTGATE has hailed Harry Winks’ performances for England during their matches against Montenegro and Kosovo.The Spurs midfielder netted his first goal for the Three Lions in the 4-0 win against Kosovo yesterday.Speaking of the 23-year-old, Southgate said: “Harry Winks was excellent in both games.“He took the ball well in moments tonight when we needed calming. “His ability to receive the ball under pressure and keep his calmness really settles the team.” Jake Lambourne18 Nov 2019, 11:36 amIAN WRIGHT has revealed that King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp convinced him to go on I’m a Celebrity this year.He said: “I have been asked to do it every year and every time, I have always thought I am definitely not doing that because there was more and more jeopardy involved.“But I think the last series was one of the best I have seen in respect of camaraderie. Harry and I play golf together and we spoke about it.“He had a really great time, it was a fantastic thing for him to do and he is still talking about it to this day!“Now it does appeal to me at this particular time. I like the vibe, it is a really cool show and I am really intrigued.“Some of those things [snakes, rats and creepy crawlies] will make me squirm but I will deal with them when I am in there!”Jake Lambourne18 Nov 2019, 10:21 amHappy birthday, Daws! 🎉#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/8CWtGfBYsi— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 18, 2019Jake Lambourne18 Nov 2019, 9:47 amDARREN BENT believes Xherdan Shaqiri potentially has a future at Spurs if he wants to leave Liverpool.With Arsenal the ex-striker’s top tip for outcast winger Shaqiri, he sees either north London club as a good next club.Bent told Football Insider: “I think Arsenal would probably take him, Manchester City nope, Chelsea nope, Spurs may potentially take him as well.“I think there will be no shortage of takers so he has nothing to fear about that.”Load more entries… Etienne Fermie19 Nov 2019, 7:31 pmCHRSTIAN ERIKSEN starts tonight’s crunch clash for Denmark against Ireland in Euro 2020 qualifying.Spurs team-mate Troy Parrott is on the Ireland bench. 🇰🇪 A 1-1 draw for @VictorWanyama and Kenya in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying against Togo this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/NqXljiVy8K— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 18, 2019Etienne Fermie19 Nov 2019, 5:37 pmJOSE  MOURINHO is keeping a close eye on the Tottenham situation — despite believing the Real Madrid job will be his if he wants it.Mourinho has been linked with a Bernabeu return for several months because of Zinedine Zidane’s struggles in his own second spell at the club.The former Chelsea boss, 56, told friends he is confident of being offered the post if and when Zidane goes.But the TV pundit also confided he would not necessarily accept, partly because of the possibility of taking over at Spurs.Mauricio Pochettino’s future in North London is uncertain barely five months since he took the club to their first Champions League final.If Pochettino, 47, were to resign or be sacked following the team’s poor start to the season, Tottenham’s options for an immediate replacement would be limited.Pochettino himself is a long-term target of Real president Florentino Perez.And it could be a neat solution for all concerned if he went back to Spain to take charge at the Bernabeu, with Mourinho replacing him at Spurs.Etienne Fermie19 Nov 2019, 5:00 pmHARRY REDKNAPP has backed Dele Alli to salvage Tottenham’s top-four mission.The England midfielder has faced criticism for his form this season and has been snubbed by Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate.But former Spurs boss Redknapp insists rejuvenated Dele, who has scored twice in his last four Prem games, can be crucial to resurrecting their season.He said: “Dele is striking a bit of form again.“He is a key player for me, I’m such a fan of his.“They tell me he is a great lad as well.“He got badly criticised for his performance at Liverpool (in the 2-1 defeat) but he covered more yards than any other player by so much it was ridiculous.“And yet he got criticised for not running or working hard after the game.“When you looked at it he had certainly put a shift in. It’s not gone well but I think he’s a good kid and a good trainer. His form has dipped.“He hit such high standards a year or two before. If he can get back to that form again then that would be a major boost.”Etienne Fermie19 Nov 2019, 4:26 pmIT’S for a great cause.center_img 🇦🇷 @JuanMFoyth and @LoCelsoGiovani are amongst the substitutes for @Argentina this evening against Uruguay. https://t.co/NxztuZRAtQ— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 18, 2019Etienne Fermie19 Nov 2019, 6:15 pmA RARE outing for Victor Wanyama this afternoon! 🇩🇰 @ChrisEriksen8 starts for Denmark against Ireland in this evening’s #EURO2020 qualifier in Dublin. 🇮🇪 @troyparrott9 is amongst the substitutes for @FAIreland. https://t.co/BRyOsz6W6w— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 18, 2019Etienne Fermie19 Nov 2019, 6:54 pmJUAN FOYTH and Giovani Lo Celso are on the bench for Argentina as they take on Uruguay tonight. TOTTENHAM have work to do when they return from the international break as they look to drastically improve on a 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United.Mauricio Pochettino’s men are currently 14th in the table – and his job could be under threat from a certain Jose Mourinho.Yet, if he remains, the Argentine is reportedly desperate to snap up Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho.Get all the latest Spurs news here…Jake Lambourne19 Dec 2019, 12:28 amMarc Mayo19 Dec 2019, 12:26 amMarc Mayo19 Dec 2019, 12:25 amJake Lambourne18 Dec 2019, 12:30 amJoe Brophy18 Dec 2019, 12:29 amJake Lambourne18 Dec 2019, 12:27 amJoe Brophy18 Dec 2019, 12:25 amEtienne Fermie19 Nov 2019, 9:49 pmIT’S a good night for Christian Eriksen!last_img read more

PNG men go down to New Caledonia in basketball

first_imgThe visiting team showed class in the close encounter but with the home crowd on their side PNG fought hard in the first and second quarter.In the first quarter, New Caledonia took the lead 17-15.In the second quarter, the combination of brothers James and Allan Wright helped PNG level the score at half time 38-38.New Caledonia fought back in the second quarter with great three points shots from Stephane Saminadin put New Caledonia in the lead 60-52 at the third quarter break.The final quarter was intense for both teams with pressure build up as the crowd cheered.However New Caledonia had the upper hand in the final minutes of play with great attack winning by three points 74-77.PNG plays American Samoa in their second match tomorrow.last_img

PH Malditas bow to South Korea, end World Cup hopes

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Korea, meanwhile, joins semifinalists Australia, Thailand, China, and Japan to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 series lead on Spurs PH women’s football team. Photo from AFCThe World Cup dream is over for the Philippine Malditas.South Korea sent the Philippine women’s football team packing with a 5-0 walloping in the fifth-place playoff inthe 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Tuesday morning in Amman, Jordan.ADVERTISEMENT Keeping things tight in the first half, the Filipinos found themselves playing catch-up after Jang Sel-Gi scored in the 34th minute, before Lee Mi-Na doubled the lead just before halftime.The Koreans continued to impose their will after the break with Lim Seon-Joo making it 3-0  with another goal in the 56th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCho So-hyun put on the finishing touches in the dominant win with a brace after putting the ball to the back of the net in the 66th minute and with a penalty kick in the 84th minute.The Malditas finished third in Group A with a 1-0-2 slate and now shift their focus to their preparations for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

‘Take Advantage of Saving Clubs’

first_imgThe founder and president of the People United for Progress Saving Club (PUPSC), Lewis S.W. Pyne Sr., has urged small business operators in the country to take advantage of saving clubs, explaining that such clubs would help improve their livelihood. He said that it is easier to receive loans from a club than a bank.The purpose of a saving club is to empower low income earners, Mr. Payne said, helping them to save a small portion of their income; so that at the end of the year they can realize just how much they have saved.Speaking on creating shares in the club to enable members have their own capital stock from the sales of the shares they receive, the PUPSC president said that such shares could be used for the importation and exportation of commodities.He said the club is about to train and teach PUPSAC members on how to manage their funds wisely, in order to expand and improve their respective businesses.“Currently, the club has 375 members and by 2015 we will be able to establish four branches across Monrovia, including a few others at Day Break Mouth Open, Barnesville, Caldwell, Red Light and Duala repectively.”     “We started as a yearly Susu Club and now we have over three branches in Montserrado County already,” Mr. Pyne said.Susu Clubs are a traditional form of banking system widely used in Liberia and mostly by low-income earners, many of whom run small and medium size businesses.The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) is now asking the PUPSC to improve its status and develop into a combination that include several other banking entities, after which the PUPSC will become a registered entity entitled to benefits from the CBL, Mr. Payne said.Speaking also at the ceremony was PUPSC controller, Deacon Isaiah G. Martin, who says that the club is giving out quarterly loans, in order to empower young Liberian entrepreneurs. Borrowers are, however, required to pay back the money in three months, with a very minimal interest rate, he said.Deacon Martin stated that if the country is to develop, everyone Liberian must get prepared for change.The People United for Progress Saving Club, which was established in August 2004, is located in Clara Town, a suburb of Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PPP’s fears of PNC planning to rig the 2020 elections are not far-fetched

first_imgDear Editor,The PNC invented rigging and stayed in power through rigging for 28 years when Guyana became pauperised and our people were scattered everywhere in search of a better life. Riggeritis is in the PNC’s DNA. You cannot get it out. As Granger said, they were “born to rule” which they think means stomp on the Constitution, bully your way through, stay in power, and don’t give up even if defeated.The PNC has the means to rig. They control the Secretariat and staff at GECOM who seem to be actors in the PNC Playbook. They even seem to have some influence on the new GECOM Chair.The Ethnic Relations Commission said GECOM discriminated against former Deputy Elections Officer Vishnu Persaud, who was more qualified than the person selected for the vacancy. Patterson refused to provide details on diversity of employees at GECOM. No action has been taken on the fraud investigation at GECOM.Additionally, the field staff across the country are all mostly of one ethnicity, controlling the regional and local offices, and Election Day apparatus and process. The polling places will be guarded largely by people of the same ethnicity as the polling staff. So things can happen.In previous elections, at some polling stations, the PPP did not field any scrutineers. They must not make that mistake again and should plan well to have those stations covered. In the event that any of the new paper parties mushrooming up can find scrutineers, the Opposition parties should have a working agreement to make sure all polling places are covered by scrutineers and observers.Usually, logistical problems crop up on Election Day, such as a party’s representative being prevented from observing the poll, and it requires a GECOM top official to resolve the problem. If that official does not answer the phone and is not available, the problem cannot be solved, and things can happen during that wait time. The PPP needs to have a plan if the GECOM top man decides to check himself into the hospital for heart problems on Election Day. PPP must ask for several Secretariat people to be available to deal with Election Day problems.At this point, it seems as if the tail is wagging the dog. Why is the GECOM Chair so silent? Why is it that the Commissioners are the ones talking to the press and the people do not know if they are speaking for GECOM or they are giving their own opinions? Is Alexander the de-facto Chair as he runs his mouth all the time pronouncing on things? To date, I feel Justice Singh has let down the nation. We cannot afford to have another rigged election. And we know, when the PNC loses in 2020, they will not leave peacefully and decently. Granger, under great delusion, still goes around saying their defeated Government is still a constitutional Government. That must be part of his “born to rule” philosophy.Sincerely,Jerry Singhlast_img read more

Strachan steps down as Scotland football manager

first_img0Shares0000The Scottish FA said Strachan (pictured) and his assistant Mark McGhee would leave “with immediate effect” to give his successor maximum time to prepare for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign © AFP/File / Jure MakovecLondon, United Kingdom, Oct 12 – Gordon Strachan has stepped down as Scotland manager following the team’s failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup, the Scottish Football Association announced on Thursday.The SFA said Strachan and his assistant Mark McGhee would leave “with immediate effect” to give his successor maximum time to prepare for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. Scotland missed out on a place in the play-offs for the World Cup after drawing 2-2 away to Slovenia in their final group game last Sunday.“I share the profound disappointment at missing out on the play-offs, especially having worked so hard to fight our way back into contention,” Strachan said in an SFA press release.“The players should receive immense credit for that resilience in coming back from a difficult start and I would like to thank each and every player who has come in to represent their country.“Together we have shared some really magical moments and those memories will live with me for ever.”Former Scotland and Manchester United midfielder Strachan, 60, was appointed in January 2013 after Craig Levein was sacked following a poor start to World Cup qualifying.Scotland missed out on a place at the 2014 World Cup and despite an improved showing in qualifying for Euro 2016, they came up short again.Strachan’s position come under heavy scrutiny after they made a poor start to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, but they rallied and finished the campaign unbeaten in their last six matches.Scotland captain Scott Brown expressed disappointment about Strachan’s exit and suggested the players had hoped he would stay on.“Sad sad sad day,” the Celtic midfielder wrote on Instagram.“We all had faith in Gordon and believed in making the Euros. 14 points out of 18 in 2017 momentum was on our side.”Scotland last participated in a major tournament at the 1998 World Cup.The SFA announced Strachan’s departure after a board meeting at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.“On behalf of the board I would like to thank Gordon for his excellent service to the national team,” said SFA chief executive Stewart Regan.“I know how disappointed he was that we couldn’t secure a play-off place, but to come so close was a tribute to the belief he instilled in his squad.“After almost five years the board felt it was time for a new direction to prepare for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying campaign and also the forthcoming UEFA Nations League.“We are grateful to both Gordon and Mark for their efforts and wish them the best of luck in the future.”Strachan paid tribute to Scotland’s fans’ “unwavering support” and thanked his back-room staff and “everyone at the Scottish FA”.He said the experience of managing the national team had been a “real privilege”.Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is the early favourite to succeed Strachan with British bookmakers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wenger confirms Arsenal will definitely bring in new goalkeeper

first_imgArsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted they have not finished their business in the transfer market and will bring in a new goalkeeper.Unlike previous transfer windows the Gunners have acted early this summer and have, arguably, made the most exciting signing – the £33million acquisition of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona.Mathieu Debuchy has also made a £12m move from Newcastle to the Emirates but Wenger is convinced there will be more arrivals.Speaking after Arsenal’s first pre-season match – a 2-0 win over Boreham Wood – he said: “I’m very happy with what we’ve done up to now. It’s not over, we’ve still got a long way to go [in the transfer window].“I can’t give you any names because you’re never sure but we’re still out there to strengthen our squad.”Colombia’s World Cup star David Ospina and Real Madrid veteran Iker Casillas have both been linked with moves to north London and Wenger added: “I will bring in a goalkeeper for sure.”Ospina, 25, is the more likely to arrive at the Emirates and the Gunners boss added they will certainly replace centre-back and club captain Thomas Vermaelen should he leave leave and join Manchester United as is expected.last_img read more

Hughes admits Stoke want to sign Norwich winger

first_img1 Norwich winger Nathan Redmond is a target for Stoke Stoke boss Mark Hughes has admitted Norwich winger Nathan Redmond is a target for the club.Liverpool’s Oussama Assaidi, who spent last season on loan at the Britannia Stadium, is the Welsh manager’s first choice but agreeing a fee is proving a stumbling block for the two clubs. Redmond, 20, only joined the Canaries from Birmingham last summer but impressed in the Premier League despite the club’s relegation.And Hughes confessed the Potters were tempted by signing the England Under-21 international.“There is interest there – he’s a good young player and a player we would like.”However, the Manchester United legend struck a note of caution, claiming a deal could be some way off.“He’s not our player, he’s Norwich’s player, and they are obviously well within their rights to retain him,” he added to Sky Sports.“He’s under contract to them and there is nothing moving at the moment. So we’ll just have to bide our time maybe.”last_img read more

Cops set for protest at Home Depot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “We’re giving away this country and nobody seems to understand it,” said Jacquelyn Wilson, 58, a retired office worker from Burbank. “Is there going to be an INS agent there?” she asked the council, drawing applause from the audience. But Burbank officials say the center will cut loitering and littering problems attributed to day laborers throughout the city by setting up a single site for them to congregate. “The day laborers – whether they’re legal or illegal – will need to be managed in some fashion in an effort to keep our streets in the immediate vicinity of Home Depot as safe as possible, as clean as possible and as reasonably operational as possible,” Mayor Jef Vander Borght said just before the vote. In 2004, the council voted 4-1 to approve the project, for which Home Depot will pay $94,000 annually for maintenance and operation, officials said. In Glendale, there have been problems with some laborers standing at the entrance to the Home Depot parking lot, instead of at the centers set up for them. When Glendale city officials tried to enforce an ordinance that barred laborers from soliciting work from city streets, the workers sued, and a judge ruled the ordinance violated First Amendment rights to free speech. The city has appealed the decision and doesn’t expect to get a ruling for at least six months, said Ann Maurer, a Glendale senior assistant city attorney handling the case. Meanwhile, tensions have been brewing over the centers. Saturday, anti-illegal-immigrant groups held a national day of protest called “Stop the Invasion.” One of the more rowdy protests and counterprotests occurred in Glendale, said Chris Newman, the legal programs coordinator for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. There were no injuries or arrests. “It signifies an escalation on the part of anti-immigration groups,” Newman said. “It represents a repugnant form of demagoguery where anti-immigration groups are picking on one of most vulnerable and disenfranchised members of our community.” Newman said the centers help keep day laborers out of harm’s way and offer shade, sanitary conditions and an orderly hiring process. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – Fearing unruly protests against a controversial day-laborer center at Home Depot, police plan to be out in force today when the home improvement store opens. Officials expect the Burbank City Council’s approval of the center late Tuesday to result in protests like those in neighboring Glendale. “We’ll be prepared to make sure that peace is kept,” said police Sgt. Jay Jette. “And that, if there are any demonstrations, that they stay within the guidelines of the law.” The council gave the OK for nonprofit Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Inc. to operate and manage the center at 1190 S. Flower St. Residents lambasted city officials at the packed and sometimes raucous council meeting, saying the facility would help illegal immigrants. last_img read more

Rose Bowl to host futbol match

first_imgA friendly match between the United States and Mexico just a month before the 1994 World Cup here attracted 93,869 to the Rose Bowl. In the 1996 Nike U.S. Cup final at the Rose Bowl, 92,216 people watched a doubleheader featuring the U.S. and Mexico, along with an MLS game between the Galaxy and Tampa Bay Mutiny, which is still the largest crowd in MLS history. Because this is Mexico’s final match before the 2006 World Cup, Dunn expects another huge sendoff. There will be a “Futbol de Fiesta” of activities outside the Rose Bowl beginning at 3 p.m., followed by the match at 8. The Galaxy, which was founded in 1996, left the Rose Bowl following the 2003 MLS season for the new 27,000-seat Home Depot Center in Carson, and HDC and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum have staged many of soccer’s big international games since. fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4485160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventTickets are priced from $25 and can now be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. In the fifth and final match of the Mexican national team’s U.S. World Cup tour, the Mexicans will be returning to the Rose Bowl on May 5 for the first time since playing the Republic of Korea to a scoreless draw in the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup. That was the last big international soccer match held at the Rose Bowl, which lost the Galaxy as a tenant after the 2003 season. “It’s going to be a great day and night of fun,” said Rose Bowl General Manager Darryl Dunn. “And to know that Mexico will have its full complement of players, and that it’s Cinco de Mayo and their final game before the World Cup, you couldn’t ask for anything more. “We expect a large and festive crowd. We haven’t staged a big soccer game here in a long time, so hopefully, this will be the start of more to come.” This will be Mexico’s eighth trip to the Rose Bowl. The Mexicans’ history in Pasadena in meaningful games brings a smile to Dunn’s face. PASADENA – For many years, as home to the Galaxy Major League Soccer team, the Rose Bowl hosted dozens of matches a year. With the Olympics and the World Cup, its field has also seen some of the greatest men’s and women’s players in the world. Big-time soccer has been a rarity here, though, since the Galaxy moved on. But the fiesta of all fiestas is coming to the Rose Bowl on Cinco de Mayo. That’s when the Mexican national soccer team will face the national team of Venezuela in Mexico’s final tuneup match before the 2006 World Cup in Germany in June. last_img read more