Clash of Titans

Manchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona will be Real Madrid´s opponents this month in United States.

The current champions of Europe and La Liga will play three games in the United States in the International Champions Cup. It will be the fourth consecutive year in with the Whites have played in this competition.

Dates and Matches

•The first game will take place on July 23rd, where Zidane’s team will play Manchester United.
•The second game is against Manchester City on Thursday 27th.
•And the last one will be against Barcelona, on Sunday 30 July.

International Champions Cup (ICC)
The International Champions Cup is a pre-season tournament that has been held every summer since 2013. For the past two years, the ICC has been split into three different regions; the United States, China and Australia. In the two years prior to that, it was held exclusively in the USA.

This year, Australia has been replaced by Singapore. China and Singapore will host three games each, while the USA section has 12 games on the schedule.

Bayern Munich and Inter will play in both the China and Singapore tournaments but all three are unrelated, with a separate ‘champion’ emerging from each one. In reality, those league tables mean very little as not all teams will play each other and some will play more games than others.

In short, the ICC is a series of exhibition matches in three countries played in large stadiums. It begins on July 18 and ends on July 30, getting everyone back in Europe by the start of August as the competitive campaign looms.

Stadiums where Real Madrid are going to play

•Levi´s Stadium in Santa Clara, California
•Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles
•Hard Rock Stadium in Miami

The Midfielder who Shines in Kendall Soccer Coalition

“When I play soccer I think about having fun”

He was selected for the USA Olympic Development Team, ODP. He represented Miami in the California Coca Cola Cup. These achievements speak to Arturo Jose Ernand’s talent, Kendall Soccer Coalition Midfielder. He is a physically dominant player but at the same time he also has a great technique.

In addition to training, what do you do to be a good player?
I go running in the mornings and I train.

Who influenced you to play soccer?
No one played soccer in my family. It was something I got into when I saw players such as Robinho and Ronaldinho.

What has been the happiest moment of your life as a soccer player?
When the Venezuelan team called me to play with them in the Kendall Soccer Park.

And your saddest moment?
When I left the Houston Dynamo two months ago.

You were asked to guest play for Banfield Club in Argentina. What was your experience like?
It was awesome. I loved it. Soccer in Argentina is on a whole other level compared to The United States.

What other dreams do you have as a soccer player?
Make it to Europe and play for a club like Manchester City or Barcelona.

What would you say to the kids who want to achieve their dreams?
Train hard and don’t stop fighting for your dreams.

How do you prepare before a match?
I focus and play some Bachata music.

What is your diet like?
I like to eat healthy, a lot of salads and no chocolates.

What are your goals for the future?
In the short term, I want to play for an MLS team, and, when I turn 20, go to Europe, but I want to start in this country.

What do you enjoy the most about playing soccer?
When I play I just think about playing and having fun.

WHO IS HE

Name: Arturo Jose Ernand
Origin: United States
Birthday: July 19th
Team: kendall Soccer Coalition
Position: Midfielder
Favorite team: USA TEAM
Favorite player: Robinho
Favorite food: Tequeño
Favorite place: the countryside
Parents: Oscar Ernand and Patricia Conrad

“Cuando juego al soccer pienso en divertirme”

Fue seleccionado para el equipo de desarrollo olímpico de USA ODP, representó a Miami en la Copa Coca Cola de California. Estos logros hablan del talento de Arturo José Ernand, mediocampista del Kendall Soccer Coalition. Es un jugador físicamente dominante pero a la vez con gran técnica.

¿Además de entrenar, qué haces para ser un mejor jugador?
Corro por las mañanas y entreno.

¿Quién te influyó para jugar Soccer?
Nadie jugó futbol en mi familia, fue algo que me gustó cuando vi jugadores como Robinho y Ronaldinho.

¿Cuál ha sido tu momento más feliz como jugador de soccer?
Cuando el equipo de Venezuela me llamó para jugar con ellos en el Kendall Soccer Park.

¿Y tu momento más triste?
Cuando me fui del Houston Houston Dynamo hace dos meses.

Estuviste como invitado en el club Banfield de Argentina. ¿Cómo fue tu experiencia?
Buenísima, me encanto, el nivel del soccer en Argentina es más alto que el de Estados Unidos.

¿Qué otros sueños tienes en el soccer?
Llegar hasta Europa y jugar en algún club como Manchester City o un club como el Barcelona.

¿Qué les dirías a otros chicos que quieren alcanzar sus sueños?
Que entrenen mucho y que no dejen de luchar por sus sueños.

¿Cómo te preparas antes de un partido?
Me concentro y pongo música bachata.

¿Cómo es tu alimentación?
Me alimento muy bien, con ensaladas, nada de chocolates.

¿Cuáles son tus metas para el futuro?
A corto plazo, quiero jugar en un equipo del MLS y después de los 20 años irme a Europa, pero empezar en este país

¿Qué es lo que más disfrutas de jugar Soccer?
Cuando juego solo pienso en jugar y divertirme.

The Great Stadiums That Will Host the world Cup Matches

The Great Stadiums That Will Host the world Cup Matches

There is less and less. The World Cup 2018 is already felt, 2017 will finish stating the format for the tournament that will begin on June 14, 2018. Unlike Brazil 2014, everything indicates that in Russia there will be many less organizational problems. Here is a review of some stadiums of Russia 2018.
Moscow’s showcase Luzhniki Stadium, capacity: 81,000
Russia’s most iconic arena, which opened in 1956 and hosted the 1980 Olympic Games, has undergone a complete renovation to get it ready to hold both the opening match and final of the 2018 World Cup.

Moscow Spartak’s Otkrytie Arena, capacity: 45,000
The home ground of Russia’s newly-crowned champions Spartak Moscow since it was built in 2014, the arena will host three Confederations Cup group matches before opening up to fans for the World Cup.

Tatarstan’s Kazan Arena, capacity: 45,360
The home of two-time champions Rubin Kazan, the stadium opened in 2013 for the Summer Student Games. The stadium has been at the centre of majority-Muslim Tatarstan region’s attempts to put itself on the sporting map and will play host to the Confederations Cup and World Cup.

Sochi’s Fisht Olympic Stadium, capacity: 47,600
The arena in the Black Sea resort was in the international spotlight as it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies for the vastly expensive 2014 Winter Olympics. The former Olympics showcase will host both Confederations Cup games and World Cup matches.

Volgograd arena on the site of Stalingrad, capacity: 45,000
Formerly called Stalingrad, the southern city of Volgograd was once the scene of the bloodiest battle of World War II as Soviet forces finally turned the tables on Nazi Germany.

Now the purpose-built arena under construction will host four World Cup group clashes before being handed over the local third division side Rotor Volgograd.

Nizhny Novgorod’s Stadium, capacity: 45,000
During the Soviet period Nizhny Novgorod – then named Gorky after its most famous son, writer Maxim Gorky – was a “closed” military city that foreigners were barred from visiting.

Officials say the pitch is set to be planted in July and that finishing touches will be made to the venue by December.

2018 FIFA World Cup
Host Country: Russia
Population: 142,470,272
Surface: 17,098,242 sq Km

Arthur Araujo: Ready to Score!

Ready to score!

Arthur Araujo is a young man born in Brazil with soccer in his blood. He hasn’t been in Miami long, but he has talent to spare and experience playing in Barcelona, Spain.

How did you get involved in soccer?
In Brazil, kids play soccer in the streets all day long. Like every Brazilian, I always dreamed about playing soccer.

How old were you when you started playing soccer?
I started playing in the streets when I was very young. My first club was from a city called Pires do Rio in Brazil.

In addition to training, what do you do to be a good player?
I like watching old matches to study the play of the great players.

What has been the happiest moment of your life as a soccer player?
When I won a tournament with a team from Brazil in 2013.

What was your experience like with soccer in Brazil and Barcelona?
I think my best experience was in Barcelona because I could observe how they play.

What is your goal in soccer?
My goal is to play for Real Madrid. I also want to travel a lot playing soccer.

What would you say to the kids who want to achieve their dreams?
Fight and don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. Work hard to achieve your dreams.

How do you prepare before a match?
I like to listen to music and talk to my teammates.

What is your diet like?
I like to eat chicken and meat; I drink a lot of water. I know I can do better.

What position do you play?
I play as a winger but I also like to play the left back position.

What are your goals for the future?
My dream is to become a professional soccer player and I also want to get into a music school because I’m also a musician.

What do you enjoy the most about soccer?
I like watching Real Madrid play Barcelona. Both teams are strong and an even match for each other.

Who is he?

Name: Arthur Araujo
Origin: Brazil
Birth date: December 11, 1998
Position: Wing and Left Back
Favorite Team: Real Madrid
Favorite Player: Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaká
Favorite food: Stroganoff (Brazilian food)
Movie: Fast and Furious
A word that defines you: Dreamer
Parents: Bruno Araujo and Lisane Ferreira

¡Listo para anotar!

Arthur Araujo es un chico nacido en Brasil que
lleva el soccer en sus venas. Tiene poco tiempo en Miami, pero tiene talento de sobra y experiencia
de jugar en Barcelona, España.

¿Cómo te involucraste en el soccer?
En Brasil los niños juegan soccer en la calle todo el día y como todo brasilero, siempre soñé con jugar soccer.

¿Qué edad tenías cuando iniciaste a jugar soccer?
-Empecé a jugar soccer cuando era muy pequeño en la calle, mi primer equipo era de una ciudad que se llama Pires do Rio en Brasil

Además de entrenar, ¿qué haces para ser un buen jugador?
-Me gusta ver partidos de soccer para estudiar las jugadas que hacen los grandes jugadores.

¿Cuál ha sido tu momento más feliz como jugador de soccer?
– Cuando gané un torneo con un club de Brasil en el 2013.

¿Cómo fue tu experiencia en Brasil y Barcelona?
-Yo creo que mi mejor experiencia fue en Barcelona porque pude observar como juegan.

¿Cuál es tu meta en el soccer?
– Jugar en el Real Madrid, y viajar mucho jugando soccer.

¿Qué le dirías a otros chicos que quieren alcanzar sus sueños?
-Que luchen siempre y que no dejen que nadie les diga que no pueden. Que se esfuercen por alcanzar sus sueños.

¿Cómo te preparas antes de un partido?
-Me gusta escuchar música y hablar con mis amigos del equipo

¿Cómo es tu alimentación?
Me gusta comer carne y pollo, y bebo mucha agua, sé que puedo mejorar mi alimentación.

¿En qué posición juegas?
-Yo juego de wing pero me gusta jugar también de left back

¿Cuáles son tus metas para el futuro?
-Mi sueño es ser jugador profesional de soccer y también quiero entrar al colegio de música porque también soy músico.

¿Qué disfrutas más del soccer?
-Me gusta ver juegos del Real Madrid vs Barcelona ya que los dos equipos juegan fuerte e iguales.

Who is he?

Nombre: Arthur Araujo
Origen: Brasil
Cumpleaños: Diciembre 11, 1998
Posición : Wing, and left back
Equipo Favorito: Real Madrid
Jugador Favorito: Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kaka
Comida Favorita: Stroganoff ( Brazilian food )
Película: Fast and Furious
Palabra que te define: dreamer
Padres: Bruno Araujo and Lisane Ferreira

Tessa Gavilsky “I love soccer and want to keep playing as long as I can”

Tessa Gavilsky: “I love soccer and want to keep playing as long as I can”

Where are you from?
Saint Louis, Missouri.

Who influenced you to play soccer?
My family, I grew up around soccer. From a young age I have always been interested in playing soccer. I played different sports but I just stuck with soccer.

WHICH team do you play for?
I play for the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League.

What do you do outside of training to become a better player?
I do a lot of different things. I do weight training, running, and dribbling drills and ball skills. I always try to keep the ball in my feet.

How strict is your diet?
I try to eat organic and healthy. Most of my diet consists of fruits, vegetables and protein.

What are your goals for the future?
Get a contract for this next upcoming season. Become a mainstay in the league and just play as long as I can. I love soccer and want to keep playing as long as I can.

What do you like the most about soccer?
The people that you meet. I played in Sweden, Finland, and Canada. Also, the friends that you make, not only the teammates and the coaches but everybody that you meet along the way.

At what age did you start playing soccer?
I started very young at 4 or 5 years old.

What’s it been like playing on girls’ teams?
I think is a little different than the men’s side. It was great when I played in Europe. There is such a big culture over there. It was good; I liked that style of play a lot. Here, it’s a different style but it’s still great.

Who is she?

Full name: Tessa Gavilsky Florio
Age: 27
Date of birth: June 20, 1989
Position: Center Midfielder
Favorite food: French fries
Favorite team: U.S. women’s national team
Favorite player: Andres Iniesta and Michelle Akers
Father: Larry Gavilsky Florio

¿De dónde eres?
Saint Louis, Missouri.

¿Quién te influenció para jugar soccer?
Mi familia, crecí rodeada del soccer. Desde pequeña siempre he estado interesada en jugar soccer. Practiqué diferentes deportes pero me quedé con el soccer.

¿Para qué equipo juegas?
Juego para el Houston Dash en la liga nacional de soccer femenino.

¿Qué haces, además de entrenar, para convertirte en una mejor jugadora?
Muchas cosas diferentes. Hago entrentamiento con pesas, corro, y realizo ejercicios para controlar la pelota y driblear. Trato de siempre mantenerme en contacto con el balón.

¿Qué tan estricta es tu alimentación?
Trato de comer orgánico y saludable. La mayor parte de mi dieta está compuesta por frutas, vegetales y proteina.

¿Cuáles son tus metas para el futuro?
Obtener un contrato para la próxima temporada. Convertirme en un elemento fundamental en la liga y jugar lo más que pueda. Amo el soccer y quiero mantenerme jugando tanto tiempo como sea posible.

¿Qué es lo que más te gusta del soccer?
Las personas que conoces. Jugué en Suecia, Finlandia y Canadá. También, los amigos que haces, no solo los compañeros de equipo y entrenadores, sino todas las personas que conoces sobre la marcha.

¿A qué edad comenzaste a jugar soccer?
Comencé muy pequeña a los 4 o 5 años de edad.

¿Cuál ha sido tu experiencia al jugar en los equipos femeninos?
Creo que es un poco diferente que en los equipos masculinos. Fue grandioso jugar en Europa. Existe una gran cultura ahí. Fue una buena experiencia, me gustó mucho su estilo de juego. Aquí, es un estilo diferente pero también es excelente.

Who is she?

Full name: Tessa Gavilsky Florio
Age: 27
Date of birth: June 20, 1989
Position: Center Midfielder
Favorite food: French fries
Favorite team: U.S. women’s national team
Favorite player: Andres Iniesta and Michelle Akers
Father: Larry Gavilsky Florio

Kiwi: Small Fruit, Big Benefits

The exotic fruit holds great surprises for everyone

Small, green and squishy in texture, kiwis are packed with great flavor and a lot of amazing benefits. Their sweet and tangy flesh is full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Kiwis are little fruits holding great surprises to give you a nutritional boost.

Experience kiwi benefits now!

•High source of Vitamin C
There is no doubt about it; kiwi is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. In fact, one cup of this amazing fruit provides about 275 percent of the daily recommended consumption of vitamin C, which acts as a potent antioxidant, removing free radicals that could produce inflammation or cancer.

•Boosts heart health
Few people know the relationship between the tiny fruit and heart health. Eating 2 to 3 kiwis daily has been demonstrated to diminish the potential of blood clotting by 18 percent and decrease triglycerides by 15 percent. Kiwi has anti-clotting properties without side effects, only extra health benefits.

•Fiber-rich food
Kiwi is one of the healthiest fruits and an excellent source of fiber. It holds both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and regulates blood glucose levels. On the other hand, the insoluble fiber may help improve intestinal health and prevent constipation.

•Improves bones
These tropical fruit contains manganese. A mineral required by the body for its many health benefits. Manganese helps encourage wound-healing and may be essential for bone health. It also holds B-vitamins like niacin, thiamin, and folate which work together to help your organism process energy.

Quick Fact:
The best way to eat kiwi fruit is to simply use a knife to cut the fruit in half. Then, use a spoon to scoop out the green flesh and enjoy!
Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup water
  • Blend and mix well

Kiwi for a good night’s sleep
The amazing fuzzy fruit might be the best sleepy-time snack. Scientists at Taiwan’s Taipei Medical University studied the consequences of kiwi consumption on sleep patterns. They found that people with sleeping difficulties who ate two kiwi fruit one hour before bed fell asleep 45 minutes faster, and had better sleep quality than those who didn’t consumed the fruit. The secret: Kiwi fruit may hold serotonin, a compound that normalizes the sleep cycle.
KIWI: PEQUEÑA FRUTA, GRANDES BENEFICIOS

La exótica fruta posee enormes sorpresas para todos

Pequeños, verdes y de textura blanda, los kiwis están llenos de gran sabor y muchos increíbles
beneficios. La pulpa, con su sabor dulce y ácido, está llena de vitaminas, minerales y nutrientes. Los kiwis son frutas pequeñas pero con grandes sorpresas para mejorar tu alimentación.

¡Experimenta los beneficios del kiwi ahora!

•Gran fuente de vitamina C
No hay duda al respecto, el kiwi es uno de los alimentos más nutritivos en el mundo. De hecho, una taza de esta asombrosa fruta provee un 275 por ciento del consumo diario recomendado de vitamina C, el cual actúa como un poderoso antioxidante, eliminando los radicales libres que podrían causar inflamación o cáncer.

•Aumenta la salud del corazón
Pocas personas saben de la relación entre la diminuta fruta y la salud coronaria. Está demostrado que comerse de 2 a 3 kiwis diariamente disminuye en 18 por ciento el riesgo potencial de coagulación de la sangre y reduce los triglicéridos en 15 por ciento. El kiwi tiene propiedades anti coagulantes sin efectos secundarios, solamente beneficios extra para la salud.

•Rico en fibra
El kiwi es uno de los alimentos más saludables y una excelente fuente de fibra. Contiene ambas fibras soluble e insoluble. La fibra soluble ayuda a reducir el colesterol LDL (“malo”) y regula los niveles de glucemia. Por otra parte, la fibra insoluble puede ayudar a mejorar la salud intestinal y prevenir el estreñimiento.

•Mejora los huesos
Esta fruta tropical contiene manganeso. Un mineral necesiario para el cuerpo por sus beneficios para la salud. El manganeso ayuda a estimular la cicatrización de las heridas y puede ser esencial para la salud ósea. También contiene vitamina B como la niacina, tiamina, y folato las cuales trabajan juntas para ayudar al organismo a procesar la energía.