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Onandi LoweA new professional soccer team has been formed in Miami and Caribbean players are looking to make a mark on the fledgling club. Miami F.C., a franchise of the United Soccer Leagues (USL), has reportedly attracted the services of several Caribbean players, the most prominent being Jamaica’s Onandi Lowe, a veteran of Jamaica’s successful World Cup 1998 campaign. Lowe, a highly rated utility player, who excels as a striker, is trying to overcome off-the-field setbacks to a once promising career. Last year Lowe was freed of drug trafficking charges in England, but he reportedly lost out on lucrative playing opportunities due to the cloud surrounding his court case.
Miami FC looks to return to its winning ways and end a two-game losing skid as the team travels north of the border to take on an important mid-season matchup against the Montreal Impact at Saputo Stadium on Sunday, June 6. The match is slated for 2 p.m.
Madison, Wisc. ÃƒÆ’¢â‚¬â€œ Over the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend, the top 14 schools in the nation – as determined by their performance in one of the seven Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association conferences to which they belong – were in America’s Heartland racing for the 2010 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship title on Lake Mendota. And for one team, St. Mary’s College (St. Mary’s, Md.), it was a reversal of fortune from 2009 when the Seahawks lost this championship on a tie breaker, to come back and win this year’s contest on a tie break with the same team – Boston College. Proving that they are a powerhouse in this format of sailing, the win marks the fifth time the Seahawks have clinched this unique championship which pits each college's three-boat team against another's in a round-robin series of matches.
England: Once again, the Italians will be one of the strongest defensive teams; they won the 2006 World Cup with this as their foundation - and there really seems to be something ingrained in their mentality that makes this component of their game so prominent. This time around three of the back four from the winning side in the 2006 World Cup will be available again. Keeper, Buffon, is still one of the most outstanding in that position in the world. However, the lack of firepower upfront and creativity in midfield will prevent them from posing enough of a threat to be real contenders this time around.
As the teams got ready to travel to South Africa this week, there was some bad news on the injury front with England suffering a massive loss in the form of Rio Ferdinand, who injured a ligament in his knee in training. This is a big blow to England to lose their captain like this, but I feel they have enough cover in their centre back to cope without him.