Galaxy’s Robbie Keane scores on a penalty kick against the Earthquakes in a MLS soccer game at the StubHub Center, Friday, July 17, 2015, Carson, CA. The Galaxy won 5-2 with three goals coming from Robbie Keane.Los Angeles Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes.Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer
Blow Hard: Always entertaining Mexico coach Miguel Herrera, seen here at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was dumped after smacking a journalist earlier in the week right before the next round of World Cup qualifying begins (Associated Press Photo).
Window dressing: Former FIFA official dishes on imperious FIFA head Sepp Blatter tonight on Showtime (Photo courtesy Showtime).
Alexandra Wrage, an anti-corruption specialist who served on FIFA’s International Governance Committee, a group meant to reform the organization, tells Showtime’s “60 Minutes Sports” that Sepp Blatter rebuffed her suggestion to add a few independent members to his executive committee to create transparency.
“There was really clear evidence in my mind that we were just going to be used as window dressing,” she said.
Magic Mia: Fashionably dressed retired soccer star Mia Hamm, a Manhattan Beach resident, shows kids she still has some moves Wednesday in East Los Angeles (Photos courtesy Nike).
Dozens of girls were joined by former U.S. striker Mia Hamm and World Cup-bound USWNT stars Christen Press and Amy Rodriguez for a soccer clinic Wednesday in East Los Angeles.
Funded by a grant from Nike and the Mia Hamm Foundation, more than 250 girls from East LA will particpate in a year-long soccer program.
Dubbed Soccer for Success, the program began in 2009 and more than 55,000 kids have participated in the free after-school event.
From the press release:
The Brotherhood Crusade, an organization whose principal mission is to raise funds and resources from within the community and distributes those funds directly back into the community, will operate the program at the Weingart YMCA in East LA.
The event is also part of “She Believes in Her Community,” a week-long celebration where the U.S. Women’s National Team players are giving back to their local communities with special events focuses on young kids. Conceived and developed by the players, the #SheBelieves campaign is a message to young girls that they can accomplish all their goals and dreams.
Press Pointers: USWNT striker Christen Press if Palos Verdes Estates chats with girls Wednesday during the soccer clinic.