Senior forward Anthony Brown currently leads the SLU mens soccer team in goals with three, number of shots with 13 and is tied with a few of his teammates for the lead in assists, with two. Brown, a native of Belleville, Illinois, gained an interest in soccer at the young age of 5 when he saw his brother playing at his grandparent’s house and decided he wanted to play too. He only played one year of soccer for his high school, where he started his freshman year. His high school career was cut short due to rules established by the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) stating that players in the academy program could not play high-school soccer. “It was not a tough decision for me to decide to stick with the academy because there I knew I would get to be around the best of the best players in the area and compete at a very high level for my age,” said Brown. When he was looking at colleges during high … [Read more...] about Anthony Brown leads Men’s Soccer Going into Conference Play
Real meaning of heroes FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, FanDuel advertising covers the post at an NCAA college basketball matchup in the FanDuel Legends Classic consolation game, at the Barclays Center in New York. Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny. The two companies made the announcement Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, saying the combined organization would be able to reduce costs as they work to become profitable and battle with regulators across the country to remain legal.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) Business gambles OK, there has been a slew of gambling news in the sports world over the last few months. The Supreme Court reversing course on federal laws regard gambling. New Jersey, Delaware and Mississippi have added legalized sports betting in their state. In a lot of ways, the explosion of the daily fantasy sports leagues and websites hastened this reality. … [Read more...] about 5-at-10: Real heroes in Thailand, Betting business, Theory on U.S. men’s soccer struggles, True or false Tuesday, Rushmore of ensemble sitcoms
COUVA, Trinidad -- The United States has been eliminated from World Cup contention, a shocking loss at Trinidad ending the Americans' streak of seven straight appearances at soccer's showcase. Twenty-eight years after a stunning victory at Trinidad put the Americans back in the World Cup after a four-decade absence, their chances for next year's tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela. Trinidad and Tobago scored a pair of first-half goals, and the United States was eliminated with a 2-1 defeat Tuesday night - the first time missing the World Cup since 1986. The U.S. entered its final qualifier with a berth uncertain for the first time since 1989. Home losses to Mexico last November and Costa Rica left the Americans little margin for error. The 28th-ranked Americans needed merely a tie against 99th-ranked Trinidad, which lost its sixth straight qualifier last week. But the defeat - coupled with Honduras' come-from-behind 3-2 win over Mexico … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo U.S. men’s soccer team fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986
NEW YORK -- The coach of the U.S. men's soccer team has resigned after the team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in more than 30 years. Bruce Arena released a statement Friday saying he was stepping down from the post, which he has held for just under a year, CBS Sports reports. "It is the greatest privilege for any coach to manage their country's National Team, and as I leave that role today, I am honored and grateful to have had that opportunity twice in my career," Arena said. The U.S. men's team (USMNT) lost on Tuesday at Trinidad and Tobago and finished fifth in its group. The last time the U.S. men's team failed to make the World Cup was in 1986. Arena took over the team late last year and helped get the team's World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with impressive results, including a 1-1 draw against Mexico and important wins against Honduras, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago at home. But losses at home to Costa Rica and ultimately at … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Bruce Arena resigns as U.S. men’s soccer coach after team fails to qualify for World Cup
There is some hesitation when Team USA soccer coach Bruce Arena says Christian Pulisic could be the first men's American soccer superstar. But the coach is confident enough in the raw talent of this 19-year-old from Hershey, Pennsylvania, to say on 60 Minutes that the kid has a good chance. Sharyn Alfonsi talks to Arena and to Pulisic and his parents on the next edition of 60 Minutes Sunday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT. It's no surprise that in a sport wildly popular almost every place outside the U.S. that America has never produced a world-class soccer superstar. So with the best talent in other countries, Pulisic went to Germany for his later high school years and came up through the soccer system in Dortmund. He plays for the city's professional team and makes over $8 million a year when endorsements are figured in. And no wonder: He was only 17 when he scored his first goal for Dortmund. Picture even the best-ever high school baseball player … [Read more...] about Can Christian Pulisic become the first U.S. men’s soccer superstar?