Red Bulls, Real Salt Lake Battle To A Scoreless Draw

(Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake entering the field – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake played a contentious match with a lot of drama, but neither team could find the net in the 0-0 draw on Saturday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.

The Red Bulls had plenty of chances, as they poured in 18 shots, with five high-quality chances on net. Real Salt Lake had 12 shots, with five on net as well.

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The Soccer World’s Best In The U.S. This Summer

(Manchester City and Liverpool at Yankee Stadium in the ICC in 2014 – Photo by Jason Schott)

The International Champions Cup is in its fifth season, and this is perhaps its strongest schedule yet.

The summer soccer tournament in the United States features an installment of the Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona in Miami on July 29, and the Manchester Derby on July 20 between Manchester United and Manchester City.

It is still to be determined where Man U will play Man City, but there is reason to believe it could be Yankee Stadium. Man City is joint owners with the Yankees of New York City Football Club, and Yankee Stadium has not had an ICC game since Man City played Liverpool in 2014, so they are due to have a game in this tournament.

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NYCFC Draws With Montreal

(NYCFC’s Rodney Wallace vies for the ball against Montreal’s Victor Cabrera – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club gave up a late goal to walk out with just a 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact at a frigid Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

This was a tough day for either side to get anything going on offense, as a rain and snow mix came down throughout the game.

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Nantz on Nova Buzzer-Bearer, Musburger, & Tiger

(Jim Nantz – Photo by Jason Schott)

Jim Nantz will be the lead announcer for CBS and Turner Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament, and will be working with Bill Raftery and Grant Hill.

I caught up with Nantz recently, and we discussed Villanova’s buzzer-beater to win the championship last year, the retirement of his former CBS colleague Brent Musburger, the Super Bowl, and the future of golfer Tiger Woods.

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NYCFC Led By Newcomers And Villa To Home Opener Win

(Rodney Wallace, Maxi Moralez, and David Villa – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club had a big day in their home opener, led by a star, David Villa, who has been here from Day One of the franchise, and newcomers Maxi Moralez, Rodney Wallace, and Sean Johnson.

NYCFC beat DC United 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

It didn’t take long for NYCFC to get on the board, as Rodney Wallace tipped in a rebound off the post of a rocket from Jack Harrison to give them the lead in the eighth minute.

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Red Bulls Owning It

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Just as they did in the season opener in Atlanta last Sunday, the Red Bulls won their home opener on Saturday afternoon because of an own goal.

The Red Bulls earned a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on an own goal credited to Colorado’s Eric Miller just before halftime.

Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles earned a shutout while setting a new league record for consecutive games played with his 142nd MLS appearance. The record was held by Chris Klein.

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Mets Team Up With Marvel Entertainment

(Citi Field – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Mets have teamed up with Marvel Entertainment  for Noah Syndergaard-Thor Bobblehead Day. Saturday, July 22 when the Mets host the Oakland A’s 7:10 p.m..

The first 15,000 Mets fans in attendance will get this one-of-a-kind collectible courtesy of Delta Air Lines. The Jackie Robinson Rotunda Gates will open at 5:10 p.m.

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Villanova Wins Big East Championship

(Tip off between Villanova and Creighton on Saturday evening – Photo by Jason Schott)

Villanova won the Big East Championship on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden with a dominant win over Creighton, 74-60.

This is Villanova’s second Big East Championship in three seasons. Seton Hall beat them in the Final a year ago, and in this year’s Tourmanent, Villanova edged out the Pirates by two points, 55-53, on Friday night.

This game started off as a defensive battle, just as Creighton wanted it, and it was tied at 11 halfway through the first half.

Villanova then started to open it up, and they had a 22-15 lead on a three-pointer by Josh Hart at the 7:23 mark. Creighton responded and pulled to within 22-20 a couple minutes later.

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