Red Bull Arena Hosts SheBelieves Cup

(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

U.S. Soccer will host the third annual SheBelieves Cup from March 1-7 as the USA hosts three of the world top teams in the most elite four-team women’s international tournament of the year.

Red Bull Arena will host a doubleheader on March 4, with the Top-Ranked U.S. Women’s National Team taking on France, and Germany taking on England.

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Villanova Outlasts Spirited St. John’s, Led By Big Night From Ponds

(Villanova setting up their offense – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Villanova Wildcats, the number-one ranked team in the country outlasted St. John’s 78-71 on Saturday night in front of 17,123 at Madison Square Garden.

Villanova has been the top-ranked team in the country for four weeks this season, and they improve to 16-1 overall, 4-1 in Big East play.

For St. John’s, the story is quite different, as they dropped to 0-6 in Big East play (10-8 overall) but played with a lot of pride tonight in their first game since Marcus LoVett was ruled out for the season on Wednesday.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: The Impact Of The Women’s March

Together We Rise: The Women’s March – Behind the Scenes At The Protest Heard Around The World

The Women’s March Organizers and Conde Nast

Dey St. An Imprint Of Harper Collins Publishers

Publication date: January 16, 2018 $30

On January 21, 2017, the Women’s March took place in Washington, D.C. and grew into a worldwide statement against the event that happened the day before, the inauguration of Donald Trump as President.

More than 5 million people participated in marches around the world. Women from 82 countries and on all seven continents rose up in solidarity, hosting their own marches to share a common message: Hear our voice.

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NYCFC Will Host FIFA 18 Tournament

(Chris Holly – via @NYCFC on Twitter)

Soon after the MLS announced the creation of the eMLS, New York City Football Club announced on Friday that they will be hosting a FIFA 18 tournament giving fans a chance to take on NYCFC’s professional eSports player, Chris Holly. The tournament will take place at Upper 90 on Saturday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m.

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NYCFC Signs Cedric Hountondji

New York City Football Club announced the signing of Cedric Hountondji, a 23-year old Benin international defender who will join NYCFC for Preseason 2018, pending receipt of his P1 Visa and ITC.

A former French youth international, Hountondji is a tall, athletic central defender who joins NYCFC as a free agent after his contract with Gazelec Ajaccio came to an end.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Little Soldiers

Little Solders: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

By Lenora Chu

Harper 

In Little Soldiers, Lenora Chu offers a look into the insular education system of China and uses her parenting journey to launch a wider investigation into whether its educational methods are something to which the West should aspire.

In 2010, Chu found herself at the heart of the global debate between China and the western world when she and her husband enrolled their American son into the Chinese state-run school system celebrated for producing some of the planet’s top-ranking students, per the PISA education assessments.

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St. John’s Star LoVett To Miss Rest Of Season

(Marcus LoVett earlier this season – @StJohnsBBall)

In a stunner, St. John’s announced on Wednesday night that standout sophomore guard Marcus LoVett will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign

LoVett suffered a left knee injury that he suffered in late November, and has missed the last ten games of the season, which has included an 0-5 start in Big East Conference play.

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