Posts from September 2016

Soccer stadiumThis may be hard to believe now, but back in 1999 the idea of building the country’s first soccer-specific stadium in Columbus was “a revolutionary concept,” said Andy Loughnane, Columbus Crew SC President of Business Operations.

And now?

Major League Soccer has 13 soccer-specific stadiums, with

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Dominant in Win Over Thailand

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016

Soccer fieldIt was a night of firsts and lasts – and a barrage of goals – at MAPFRE Stadium, as the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) hosted Thailand on Thursday night in an international friendly.

This was the first time the two countries have faced off in a women’s soccer match, and Thailand may want to

Team USA / Team Canada Rivalry Thrills Fans in Columbus

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2016

Hockey arena aerialHow long does it take for the best U.S.-born hockey players to come together as Team USA?

16 minutes and 56 seconds.

That’s when Team USA’s Zach Parise deftly redirected a pass from Ryan Sutter past the Team Canada goalie late in the first period of the World Cup of Hockey exhibition game at

Hockey arena If you listen closely, there’s plenty to hear at a hockey game. Or practice.

There’s the distinctive “scraping, swooshing” sound a pair of skates make as a player pivots and rushes up ice; the sharp “clack” of a wooden stick slapping a vulcanized rubber puck; and the soft “pffft” the puck makes