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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 23 July 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Boxing-Andre Berto vs. Jesus Soto Karass (Saturday 9pm from San Antonio live on Showtime), Jesus Ortega vs. Zou Shiming (Saturday 5:30pm from Macau, China live on HBO2); WNBA: Chicago Sky @ Washington Mystics (Wednesday 11:30am from Verizon Center live on Monumental Network/NBA TV); MLL: Denver Outlaws @ Chesapeake Bayhawks (Saturday 2pm from Denver live on ESPN2)

10. Steve Miller Band (Wednesday 8pm Pier Six Pavilion); Bob Dylan/Wilco/My Morning Jacket (Tuesday 4:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion), The Lumineers (Friday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion), New Order (Sunday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Beyonce (Monday 8pm Verizon Center); Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival feat. Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch (Wednesday 1pm Jiffy Lube Live), Dave Matthews Band (Saturday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live), Miranda Lambert (Sunday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live); Buckcherry (Friday 8pm Power Plant Live); Dawes/Shovels & Rope (Tuesday 8pm Rams Head Live), Citizen Cope (Saturday 9pm Rams Head Live); All Mighty Senators (Saturday 8pm 8×10 Club); VirginMarys (Tuesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage), Nelly’s Echo (Saturday 7pm Baltimore Soundstage); Bob Schneider Band (Sunday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Loretta Lynn (Friday 8pm 9:30 Club); Dr. John (Wednesday 7:30pm Birchmere); YES (Wednesday 8pm Warner Theatre); Donavon Frankenreiter (Thursday 6:30pm U Street Music Hall); Carbon Leaf (Friday 8:30pm The Hamilton); Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

Dave Matthews Band was in Baltimore last December. It was beautiful.

I like Dawes a lot. I might like Shovels & Rope even more.

Citizen Cope is amazing. I think I might sneak in a trip to RHL Saturday night.

You may remember Bob Schneider as the dude who made one of the five best songs of the last five years (maybe)…

9. Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week (Friday-Monday throughout Charm City); Harford County Farm Fair (Thursday-Sunday Harford County Fairgrounds); The Big Glen Burnie Carnival (Friday-Tuesday Downtown Glen Burnie); German Festival (Saturday & Sunday Timonium Fairgrounds); Summer Social (Friday 5pm West Shore Park); The To-Do List“, “The Wolverine” and “Fruitvale Station” out in theaters (Friday); Lavell Crawford (Thursday-Sunday Baltimore Comedy Factory), Flip Orley (Wednesday-Sunday DC Improv)

My friend Kevin Van Valkenburg and I are going to go see “The To Do List” and drink pineapple juice all weekend. I can’t wait.

Also, apparently the Farm Fair has Swimming Pig Races this year. I’m going to guess it will be the greatest thing ever because the picture looks like the single most adorable thing I’ve ever seen.

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Gold Cup doubleheader set for Sunday at sold out M&T Bank Stadium

Posted on 20 July 2013 by WNST Staff

CONCACAF GOLD CUP QUARTERFINALS IN BALTIMORE SOLD OUT

Record crowd expected for doubleheader featuring USA-El Salvador and Costa Rica-Honduras

MIAMI (Friday, July 19, 2013) – The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that the 2013 Gold Cup Quarterfinals featuring USA vs. El Salvador and Costa Rica vs. Honduras on Sunday, July 21, will be played before a sold out crowd of more than 71,000 fans at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

“The support of fans in every Gold Cup venue has been incredible,” said CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb.  “I am extremely happy with the news from Baltimore that Sunday’s Quarterfinal doubleheader at M&T Bank Stadium is sold out.  It will be a tremendous day for soccer, CONCACAF, the Gold Cup and the city of Baltimore.

“Once again, people will be united through our great sport.”

The Baltimore doubleheader will be the third largest CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinal attendance in the tournament’s history. M&T Bank Stadium joins Cowboys Stadium (85,000 on July 19, 2009 at Arlington, Texas) and New Meadowlands Stadium (78,807 on June 28, 2011 at East Rutherford, New Jersey.

“It’s incredible to see the sustained excitement that international soccer has generated in Baltimore,” stated Roy Sommerhof, the Ravens’ vice president of stadium operations. “Fans in this region are tremendously passionate, and we’re delighted to feature a world class competition like the Gold Cup at M&T Bank Stadium.”

Kickoff for USA-El Salvador is set for 4 p.m. ET live on FOX and Univision, followed by Costa Rica-Honduras at 7 p.m. ET, live on FOX Soccer Channel and Univision. The winners of Sunday’s matches advance to the semifinals at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday, July 24. The 2013 Gold Cup final, which will crown the best of the confederation, as well as secure a play-in spot to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, will be played Sunday, July 28 at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 16 July 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: WNBA-San Antonio Silver Stars @ Washington Mystics (Tuesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Monumental Network), Indiana Fever @ Washington Mystics (Sunday 4pm from Verizon Center live on Monumental Network); Pro Lacrosse: Boston Cannons @ Chesapeake Bayhawks (Thursday 7:30pm from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium live on CBS Sports Network); Boxing: Mickey Bey vs. John Molina (Friday 10pm from Las Vegas live on Showtime)

10. Lil’ Wayne/T.I./2 Chainz (Wednesday 7pm 1st Mariner Arena); Sublime with Rome (Wednesday 6:30pm Pier Six Pavilion), The Beach Boys (Saturday 8pm Pier Six Pavilion); fun. (Saturday 6:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Eagles (Monday 8pm Verizon Center); 311 (Friday 6:30pm Jiffy Lube Live), Blake Shelton (Saturday 7:30pm Jiffy Lube Live); Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Monday 8pm Wolf Trap); P.O.D./Flyleaf (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live), Pentatonix (Sunday 8pm Rams Head Live); Howie Day (Saturday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Rehab (Sunday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Lyfe Jennings (Saturday 8pm Howard Theatre); Jars Of Clay (Wednesday 7:30pm Birchmere); Artscape feat. North Mississippi All-Stars, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Wailers (Friday-Sunday Mount Royal); Robert Randolph and the Family Band “Lickety Split” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

No Brian Wilson for the Beach Boys this summer. What a summer it was last year…

I still enjoy fun. Go ahead, judge away.

Wait. Lacey isn’t the singer from Flyleaf anymore? Just quit. Her voice was THE BEST.

I enjoyed rootsy Robert Randolph, but I have quite the fondness for rock and roll Robert Randolph. Happy that one is back.

9. Artscape (Friday-Sunday Mount Royal); “The Gathering” (Friday 5pm Du Burns Arena); Turbo (Wednesday) and Red 2 (Friday) out in theaters

If Robert McClintock has a table at Artscape again, there isn’t a price I wouldn’t pay for this particular piece…

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 09 July 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Cycling-Tour de France (Stages 10-15 Tuesday-Sunday 8am live on NBC Sports Network); Auto Racing: NASCAR Camping World RV Sales 301 (Sunday 1pm from Loudon, NH live on TNT), IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto (Race 1 Saturday 3pm from Toronto live on NBC Sports Network Race 2 Sunday 3pm from Toronto live on NBC Sports Network)

10. TGT feat. Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank (Friday 8pm Pier Six Pavilion); Warped Tour feat. The Used/Reel Big Fish (Wednesday 11am Merriweather Post Pavilion), Belle and Sebastian (Friday 6:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion), Phish (Saturday & Sunday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion), Barenaked Ladies/Ben Folds Five/Guster (Monday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Train/Michael Franti & Spearhead (Friday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live), Lynyrd Skynyrd/Bad Company (Sunday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live); Los Lobos/Los Lonely Boys (Tuesday 8pm Wolf Trap), She & Him (Thursday 8pm Wolf Trap), Boz Scaggs/Michael McDonald (Monday 8pm Wolf Trap); Sister Hazel (Thursday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); The Specials (Friday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Chris Isaak (Monday 7:30pm Birchmere); Paul McCartney (Friday 8pm Nationals Park)

Here’s Ben Folds playing “Army”. I enjoy this.

I’ve noticed a few more “dispensaries” popping up around town. In what I’m sure is an unrelated story, Phish is coming!

I have kickball Thursday night. But I’d give anything to be able to skip and go see Sister Hazel instead…

The bad news for you if you’re going to see Macca Friday night in DC is that I don’t THINK The Boss will be there with him…

9. Keenen Ivory Wayans (Thursday-Sunday Baltimore Comedy Factory); John Witherspoon (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); The Gathering: Food Truck Rally (Friday 5pm Keswick Castle); Caribbean Carnival Festival (Saturday & Sunday Lake Clifton Park); Annapolis Irish Festival (Friday & Saturday Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds); Spring Breakers” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Grown Ups 2” and “Pacific Rim” out in theaters (Friday)

Is there any chance that KIW could put together a complete In Living Color reunion this weekend?

The release of “Spring Breakers” probably means this is my last chance to post this picture…

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Crofton’s Beckerman, former Terp Goodson named to US Gold Cup roster

Posted on 27 June 2013 by WNST Staff

CHICAGO (June 27, 2013) — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has selected the 23 players that will represent the United States in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Competing in the tournament for the 12th time, the U.S. seeks its fifth confederation championship title.

The winner of the 2013 Gold Cup will compete in a playoff with the winner of the 2015 event for the right to represent CONCACAF at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The U.S. has reached the final of the Gold Cup in five of the last six tournaments, winning three titles.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8) : Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (7) : Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsinborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde FK), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jose Torres (Tigres)
FORWARDS (5) : Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Club Tijuana), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) 

The team will begin gathering July 1 in San Diego, and will host Guatemala on July 5 in the only tune-up match prior to the start of the tournament. Kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium is set for 8 p.m. PT (11 p.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network and UniMas. Fans can follow on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.

“We are excited about a roster for the Gold Cup that really has a shot of winning it,” said Klinsmann.  “First, you want to win a Confederation competition, which is a 50 percent ticket to the Confederations Cup in Russia,” said Klinsmann. “We don’t want to watch the Confederations Cup on TV anymore; we want to be there. At the same time, the players that are representing us in this Gold Cup, they clearly know that this a huge opportunity to prove their value and their case to the coaching staff one year prior to the World Cup. So, two big things, one is to win the competition and two, allow the players to build their case for the World Cup.”

The 23-player final roster was selected from the original preliminary group of 35, as prescribed by the rules of competition. Following the completion of a team’s participation in the group phase, they have 24 hours to make up to four changes to the roster. These players must also come from the original 35-player list.

The U.S. Men’s National Team was drawn into Group C of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup along with Belize, Cuba and Costa Rica. The U.S. will open group play against Belize on July 9 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore., before traveling to Sandy, Utah, to face Cuba at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 13 in their second group match. The United States finishes the group in East Hartford, Conn., against Costa Rica on July 16 at Rentschler Field.

ROSTER NOTES

  • A total of 11 players were part of a portion, or all, of the past MNT camp which saw the U.S. collect four straight victories and earn nine points in World Cup Qualifying: DaMarcus Beasley, Kyle Beckerman, Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, Herculez Gomez, Clarence Goodson, Bill Hamid, Stuart Holden, Sean Johnson, Michael Parkhurst and Nick Rimando.
  • Six players on the roster play professionally in Mexico: Beasley, Castillo, Corona, Gomez, Orozco Fiscal and Jose Torres. Castillo and Corona have been joined by Gomez this offseason at Club Tijuana, while Beasley and Orozco are paired at Puebla.
  • Club Tijuana is one of two teams that have three players on the USA’s Gold Cup roster, along with Real Salt Lake, who contribute Kyle Beckerman, Tony Beltran and goalkeeper Nick Rimando. (Watch Three Cheers for Nick Rimando)
  • Beasley started four straight matches at left back in May and June – including the 4-3 win against Germany and consecutive victories in qualifying against Jamaica and Panama – before missing the Honduras match through a card accumulation suspension. With his start against Belgium on May 29, he became the 13th player in MNT history to earn 100 caps.
  • Castillo and Corona had another historic run with Club Tijuana, this time in the 2013 Copa Libertadores where they advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to top-seed Atletico Mineiro based on away goals.
  • Landon Donovan returns to the National Team fold for the first time since August of 2012, when he played 45 minutes in the 1-0 win against Mexico.
  • Donovan has 28 appearances and 13 goals overall in Gold Cup play, both team records.
  • Oguchi Onyewu will be in the U.S. uniform for the first time since June 8, 2012, when he entered as a sub in the 3-1 win against Antigua & Barbuda that kicked off the USA’s 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
  • Eight players on the roster have experience in the Gold Cup, and four are former champions: Beasley (2002, 2005, 2007), Donovan (2002, 2005, 2007), Onyewu (2005, 2007) and Michael Parkhurst (2007).
  • Beckerman – who captained the U.S. in the 0-0 draw against Canada earlier this year – became one of five players on the roster to score his first goal with the National Team in a Gold Cup game when he tallied the game-tying goal in the 2-0 win in overtime against Panama in the 2009 Gold Cup quarterfinal . Clarence Goodson one-upped him in the next game, scoring the game-winner against Honduras in the 2-0 win on June 23 in Chicago . Onyewu also made his first count, scoring in second-half stoppage time to deliver the U.S. a dramatic 2-1 victory in the 2005 Semifinal.
  • The others: DaMarcus Beasley potted the game-winner in stoppage time of the opener of the 2002 Gold Cup on Jan. 29, 2002, against Korea Republic, and Stuart Holden in the 4-0 win on July 4, 2009 against Grenada.
  • Coincidentally, the goals by Beasley and Onyewu came in the 92nd minute.
  • Gomez had 11 goals in all competitions for Santos Laguna and reached the Liga MX semifinals after having reached the CONCACAF Champions League final earlier this year. Gomez potted a pair of goals during the Semifinal Round, including the game-winner against Jamaica on Sept. 11 in Columbus.
  • Stuart Holden returned to the U.S. fold for the first time since October of 2010 and played in two matches, including as a reserve in the 2-0 win against Panama on June 11 in Seattle.
  • Jack McInerney enters his first camp with the senior team tied as the leading scorer in Major League Soccer with 10 goals. A former member of the U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, he appeared in all four games for the U.S. in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, scoring two goals and helping the squad to the Round of 16.
  • McInerney and Corey Ashe are the only two players on the roster in search of their first cap. Both Tony Beltran and Will Bruin made their first appearance in the draw against Canada earlier this year.
  • Alejandro Bedoya has recorded five goals and four assists in 11 league games this year for Helsinborg. After being a late addition to the roster for the 2011 Gold Cup, he had a breakout performance, starting in four matches including all three in the knockout phase.
  • San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski tied Roy Lassiter’s MLS single-season goals record in 2012 with 27 total. Wondolowski collected both the MLS Golden Boot and MVP award and was named MLS Player of the Month four times.

- See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/06/23-player-roster-to-compete-in-2013-gold-cup.aspx#sthash.Hsbp4LCT.dpuf

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