Caper Republic

Welcome Guest! To enable all features please try to register or login.
Cobi Jones, Jeff Agoos and Marc
yuguhun
#1 Posted : 23 April 2016 01:00:23(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 04/01/2016(UTC)
Posts: 765

CALABAR, Nigeria -- Nigeria qualified for the World Cup on Saturday, continuing an outstanding year for the African champion after it claimed the continental title for the first time in nearly two decades. Air Max 90 American Flag . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses converted a 20th-minute penalty after an Ethiopian handball, and Victor Obinna made certain of Nigerias place in Brazil with his powerful free kick in the 82nd at UJ Esuene Stadium. Its the teams second straight World Cup. "President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan heartily congratulates the Super Eagles of Nigeria," a statement from the Nigerian leaders office said. While Nigeria sealed a place at its fifth World Cup out of the last six, Ethiopia was trying to qualify for the first time after unexpectedly reaching the playoffs ahead of 2010 host South Africa. But trailing 2-1 from its home leg, Ethiopia gave away an early penalty when Aynalem Hailu was penalized inside 20 minutes after the ball bounced up off his chest and hit his arm. Moses slotted the spot kick and Obinna scored with eight minutes to go and soon after arriving as a substitute. Nigeria claimed the first of five African places at next years tournament, and was followed by Ivory Coast later on Saturday. Africas top-ranked team beat Senegal 4-2 on aggregate after falling behind and then scoring right at the death for a 1-1 draw in the decisive leg of their playoff in neutral Morocco. In the three remaining African playoffs, Cameroon and Tunisia are level after a 0-0 draw in Tunisia and Burkina Faso leads Algeria 3-2 ahead of their second-leg games on Sunday. Burkina Faso is also seeking to make its World Cup debut. Egypt hosts Ghana on Tuesday needing a major upset to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990 after Ghana won the first leg 6-1. If Cameroon, Algeria and Ghana also qualify, Africa will be represented by the same five teams that made it to South Africas World Cup. Nike Air Max 1 Svart . The 6-foot-3, 302-pound Maryland alum started 20 games over the past four seasons with Dallas. Nike Air Max 90 Essential Dam Vita . "Last year didnt go the way we wanted it to, but we need to look at what went well and what didnt go so well. Hopefully this year we will be better," Brendan Gallagher said after practice. This year, the Canadiens have a little more depth to work with by adding players like Daniel Briere, Dale Weise, Mike Weaver, Douglas Murray and arguably, the biggest addition to this playoff roster, Thomas Vanek, who the Canadiens were able to land at the trade deadline.CARSON, Calif. -- Former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra will retire at the conclusion of Chivas USAs season, ending the stalwart defenders 15-year pro soccer career. The 35-year-old Bocanegra announced his decision Thursday. Last-place Chivas USAs regular season ends Oct. 26. "Im still hungry for the game, and I want to play, but unfortunately you cant play forever," Bocanegra said. "I was thinking about this in the off-season, and it took me about six months to come to a final decision. The timing is right for me. Ive known for a little while now in my mind and in my heart. Im happy with it, and Im looking forward to the new challenges." Bocanegra played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, and he scored a record 14 goals as a U.S. defender. He has made 110 appearances for the national team, becoming the 12th U.S. player with at least 100 caps. "Carlos is one of the finest defenders that the United States has ever produced," said Bruce Arena, the former U.S. coach. "He is a tremendous competitor, a great leader and the type of person you always wanted on your team." He was the American captain for 64 matches beginning in 2007, providing steady leadership along with his usual solid defensive play as the U.S. team grew in stature over the past decade. The Los Angeles-area native also played in four CONCACAF Gold Cups and won two championshhips, captaining the victorious 2007 team. Air Max 2016 Herr. Only Landon Donovan, Cobi Jones, Jeff Agoos and Marcelo Balboa have played more minutes in a U.S. uniform than Bocanegra. The Americans won 34 games with Bocanegra as their captain. "Carlos has been an outstanding ambassador for U.S. Soccer," said Sunil Gulati, the president of U.S. Soccer. "As a player, a captain and a leader, he has epitomized the best of what it means to be a member of the national team throughout his career. We are all extremely proud of everything he has accomplished, and look forward to working with him in continuing to help grow the sport in the country." The UCLA product began his pro career with the Chicago Fire in 2000, earning the MLS Defender of the Year award twice. He spent four years with Fulham before moving to France with Rennes and Saint-Etienne. After stints in Scotland with Rangers and in Spain with Racing Santander, he returned home to Chivas USA in July 2013. Bocanegra will join U.S. career scoring leader Donovan in retiring after the MLS season. U.S. goalie Tim Howard is taking a sabbatical from international play until September 2015. The U.S. teams final scheduled home match of 2014 is Oct. 14 against Honduras in Boca Raton, Florida. Donovan is scheduled to play his final match for the Americans on Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Connecticut, against Ecuador. Cheap China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '
Sponsor  
 
Rss Feed  Atom Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Website by Excelium Limited (www.excelium.co.uk)
Based on the YAFVision Theme by Jaben Cargman (Tiny Gecko)
Powered by YAF 1.9.5 RC1 | YAF © 2003-2010, Yet Another Forum.NET