Zardes back in starting side for USMNT

first_imgAfter making wholesale changes in the U.S. national team’s final Gold Cup group stage match, Gregg Berhalter is bringing back his original 11 starters for Sunday’s quarterfinal clash against Curacao.Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie lead the attack, with Pulisic wearing the captain’s armband for just the second time in his national team career. Columbus Crew striker Gyasi Zardes has been given the nod over Jozy Altidore for the target striker role. Altidore came into the Gold Cup considered the favorite to start, and boosted his case after scoring the winner in Wednesday’s group stage victory against Panama, but Zardes earned another start after his strong showing in the team’s opening victories.The same defense that posted shutouts in wins against Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago is back, with Aaron Long partnering with Walker Zimmerman in central defense, with Zimmerman edging out Matt Miazga for the starting role. Tim Ream will feature at left back, where he will face a tough assignment in Cardiff City midfielder Leandro Bacuna, while Nick Lima will feature at right back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare USMNT newcomer Tyler Boyd will reprise his role as the starting right winger, partnering with Paul Arriola on the flanks, earning the start ahead of Seattle Sounders’ attacker Jordan Morris, who had made a good case for breaking into the lineup.GFX USMNT XI vs Curacao 06302019Manchester City signing and reported Fortuna Dusseldorf loan target Zack Steffen returns to his role as the team’s starting goalkeeper, and will be playing in his hometown market. Both Steffen and Pulisic are Pennsylvania natives.The United States will be looking to reach the Gold Cup quarterfinals for the ninth straight Gold Cup, with the last time the team lost in a quarterfinal coming in 2000, when the Americans were eliminated by guest participant Colombia in penalty kicks.The Americans will be taking on a Curacao side that is a considerable underdog, but a team that advanced out of group play courtesy of a victory against Honduras and draw with Jamaica. Curacao standout and PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Eloy Room will look to build on his outstanding play in the group stage, which earned him Best XI honors for the Gold Cup group phase.The winner of Sunday’s USA-Curacao quarterfinal will face Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday in Nashville. Jamaica advanced to the Gold Cup semifinals for the third straight tournament after edging Panama, 1-0, on Sunday’s early quarterfinal match at Lincoln Financial Field.last_img read more

Social Media and Art Collide With the Launch of the Instagramers Gallery

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now If the average lifespan of a tweet is five seconds, how long does an Instagram post last for? Though its existence may not be quite as brief, we generally consume the images on our Instagram feed in a similar fashion as we scroll down, gobble them up and forget about them forever more.Alas, that all changed last month when two Spanish creative’s, Phil Gonzalez and Jorge Martínez launched their Instagram trilogy: the Instagramers Gallery, InstagramersGallery.com and a pair of Instagramers Prizes, one of which is the largest photography prize to date. Impressive right?The online gallery calls Instagram users to submit the best of their personal pictures from their own profile. Once uploaded, anyone is free to download the image for free, though the program only allows users to download one image a day to encourage a diplomatic ranking of the most popular images. Each day, the photographer of the most popular image is awarded $1000 by the founders and is automatically entered into the final prize draw where a hefty $100,000 is up for grabs. We know, we’re desperately snapping breathtaking mountainscapes and the first sprigs of spring blossom too…If you’re craving a screen break and you’re in Miami, we highly recommend paying a visit to bricks and mortar version of the gallery. Located in Wynwood, Miami’s art district, the space is the first of many planned global openings that will promote the ultra accessible photography concept.For more information visit www.instagramersgallery.com Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into One Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America center_img How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned Editors’ Recommendations 1. Phil Gonzalez and Jorge Martínez 2. Instagramers Gallery Miami 3. Instagramers Gallery Miami 4. Instagramers Gallery Miami 5. Instagramers Gallery Miamilast_img read more