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Here are highlights of the most recent USL Pro webcast I did, last Saturday night’s win by Arizona United over the Orange County Blues.
Thus endeth my three-game mini-engagement with the local pro team. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to get back in the booth one last time and had fun.
Here’s why you should take my Sports & Media course at Arizona State University.
My 111 students saw this trailer for the first time last night. They applauded at the end. That was cool.
The USL Pro season came to a close with an entertaining and exciting final Saturday night that saw Orlando City outlast the Harrisburg City Islanders in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw through 120 minutes. Here are the highlights:
It was a heartbreaking loss for the City Islanders, who had finished with the fifth-best overall record in the league but who battled the regular-season champion Lions toe-to-toe for 120 minutes. While it wasn’t necessarily the greatest game ever, it certainly had enough drama and twists and turns for a month’s worth of games. Congratulations to the Lions for being the league’s best team over the course of the season and for drawing over 11,000 fans to the final.
By the way, FOX Soccer is showing the game again Wednesday at 3pm ET, if you want to watch it all.
With only one more soccer game left for me this season (USL Pro championship, Saturday, September 2, 7:00 pm ET, FOX Soccer), I’m back to calling high school (American) football on iBNSports.com. The season started here in Arizona last night and here are highlights of the Kellis/Centennial game:
(And, just as an aside, if you think it’s fun and easy to call football with no analyst, no monitor, no replays, no commercials and a 45-point blowout, try it sometime.)
The final USL Pro playoff berth wasn’t decided until the final whistle of last Friday’s USL Pro Game of the Week on FOX Soccer. Here are the highlights of the Charleston Battery’s 4-3 win over the Charlotte Eagles, one that included a two-goal, Player of the Week performance by the Battery’s Mike Zaher:
The playoffs begin Friday, with Rochester hosting Pittsburgh, Wilmington hosting Richmond and Los Angeles traveling to Harrisburg. On Saturday, regular season champ Orlando hosts Charleston. The USL Pro Championship is Saturday, September 3 at 7pm ET on FOX Soccer.
Here are highlights of last Friday night’s USL Pro Game of the Week, in which the Wilmington Hammerheads defeated the Los Angeles Blues 2-1 in front of a Legion Stadium record crowd of nearly 6,000.
Our final regular-season telecast, this Friday at Charleston, could determine the eighth and final playoff spot for 2011. Unless the Charlotte Eagles beat the Harrisburg City Islanders at home Wednesday night, they’ll go to Charleston Friday needing at least a draw to secure an American Division playoff berth. If Harrisburg (who can still win the National Division) can win Wednesday, we’ll have a dramatic setting Friday at Blackbaud Stadium (8pm ET, Fox Soccer).
The Rochester Rhinos clinched a playoff berth for the 16th consecutive year by beating the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on the USL PRO Game of the Week last Friday night. Here are the highlights:
After seven games in seven weeks, I have a break this weekend and will get back after it for the stretch run and the playoffs starting August 5 in Wilmington.
We were in New York City for the holiday weekend and the USL PRO Game of the Week between Antigua Barracuda FC and FC New York. Highlights:
Hard to believe we are a third of the way through the TV schedule and only 60 days away from the championship match on September 3. This week we’re in Richmond, Virginia as two of the longest-running USL teams, Charlotte and Richmond (both established in 1993) meet at City Stadium. Game time is 8pm ET on FOX Soccer.
A few days late (I was on vacation, sue me), but here are the highlights from last week’s USL Pro Game of the Week between the Wilmington Hammerheads and Charleston Battery on FOX Soccer.
This week (tomorrow night, actually) we’re in New York as FC New York hosts Antigua Barracuda FC. The game is at 8pm ET on FOX Soccer. I’ll also get to meet one of my fave announcers, Mark Bowers of Barracuda FC, the man behind this video, which has received more than 200,000 views on YouTube.
Fifteen years ago today, the Indianapolis Twisters played the first home game in their (brief, two-year) history in the Continental Indoor Soccer League. In front of 5,019 fans (one of the largest crowds they’d ever have), the Twisters nearly pulled out a thrilling win over the Washington Warthogs before falling 7-6 in overtime.
I was the Twisters’ radio announcer (and, later, their media relations guy) for their whole two-year run. It was a lot of fun. Bizarre, but a lot of fun.