Soccer

The Dave Roach Roach Report: 11/16

by Mack Rosenberg

Here is the November 2013 edition of the Roach Report, my monthly sit-down with Fordham Athletic Director David Roach. In this month's edition, we spoke about Fordham Football's undefeated hopes moving forward and how crazy the last two games were for the Rams- both two point wins.

“YSA” Supporters Should Find a New Team to Support

by Mike Watts

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I’ve been to a fair number of New York Red Bulls games over the past two year. I have always been impressed by the South Ward and its rabid supporters. More often than not, I’ve found the arena to be empty with the exception of one massive four-section area to the right of my seat in press row.  I have lauded their performances time and time again both in game on twitter and in every day conversation.

And yes, I laughed at “You Suck, A------“ the first few times I heard it.

Soccer Takes Over New York

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr| ShapeThings

 

For a moment, on a wet, cold, and blustery Memorial Saturday in the Bronx, Yankee Stadium became a soccer haven. For a moment, there were more international stars on the field than there are on the Yankees active roster. For a moment, two different shades of blue had priority over pinstripes and a diamond turned into a pitch (not referring to a thrown baseball). For a moment.

Fordham Women's Soccer Notebook

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Courtesy of Fordham Sports

As is customary, teams are tested the greatest when they go on the road. The Fordham Women’s Soccer team felt the effects of this proven theory, falling to 2-2 in Atlantic Ten Conference play after a two-loss weekend in Virginia. They dropped a 6-0 decision to VCU and, with an unfortunate bounce, lost a heart-breaker to Richmond 1-0.

It was the first conference road trip for the girls and the travel was noticeable. Coach Ness Selmani knows all too well that road games are never easy.

Coach's Corner

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Photo by Tomi Lahcanski/The Ram

The Fordham Women’s soccer team has had a bumpy start to its year but as the old adage goes, once conference play starts it’s a new season.  The Lady Rams have momentum going into their A-10 opener against Duquesne tonight, winning their last two games against Fairfield and Loyola respectively. I talked to Head Coach Ness Selmani about the nature of his team, choosing captains, and the team’s new style of play.

Real Madrid and A.C. Milan Battle in the Bronx

by Bobby Gubin

As part of the relatively unknown World Football Challenge, two well-known European soccer giants, Real Madrid and A.C. Milan came to play on American soil. Although the friendly match may hold little significance, tell that to the sellout crowd of 49,474 strong, who filled Yankee Stadium with the raucous choir so reminiscent of the world’s biggest soccer arenas.

Euro 2012 Final Predictions

by Bobby Gubin
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Spain vs. Italy

Winner: Italy  

Analysis: Although I’m sure there are others who have been as lucky as me to predict the correct outcomes of every match since the quarterfinals, I still maintain that I deserve a little credit…but not too much. Yes, I picked Italy to pull out a victory against a heavily favored German team, but no one, including me could have foretold a mesmerizing and supreme two-goal performance from Italy’s Mario Balotelli. Even if Balotelli doesn’t quite match his last-game heroics, which is very possible given Spain’s robust duo of Gerard Piquè and Sergio Ramos in the central defense, Italy can still pull off a title win against “La Roja”. But what Balotelli can most certainly do is win you the match. The reason is because clinical finishers like “Super Mario”, are the ones who land on the score sheet, without them it can be very hard to put away that final ball off a beautiful pass.