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Greece Soccer Tour 2017

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The 2017 Greece Soccer Scouting tour was a complete success. Together with Sport Performance’s Management and Promotions, we were able to put together a productive soccer tour. We completed multiple showcase in which some of our players were scouted and were invited to play by local professional clubs. Our younger players were able to experience soccer at a professional level and test themselves overseas, against a different kind of opposition.

Besides the soccer experience, players were able to experience the Greek landscape and culture.

We’re already on the works for future tours. Feel free to contact us for more information on dates and how to get them started.

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Benji’s Season Comes to an End With a CONCA Champions Appearance

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Sporting Kansas City closed out the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League group stage with a 3-1 home win over Central FC of Trinidad at Children’s Mercy Park. Cameron Porter, Nansel Selbol and Connor Hallisey orchestrated the comeback for the MLS side after finishing the first half down by a goal.

Sporting, already eliminated from the competition after falling to the Vancouver Whitecaps, came close to scoring early on through Hallisey and Nuno Coelho. Still, it was the visitors who struck first through Jem Gordon. In the 43rd minute, Sean De Silva found the forward, who was kept onside by Ike Opara inside the box and buried the ball into the net.

The home side came out firing on all cylinders in the second half and were justly rewarded in the 49th minute. Porter outpaced the Central FC defense after collecting a long pass from Tomas Granitto, leveling the score with a low shot. Selbol scored the game-winner in the 55th minute after creating some space and shooting from outside the box. Hallisey would put it out of reach after converting his first goal for Sporting KC from the penalty spot in injury time.

With the result, Sporting Kansas City will finish in second place in Group C. The Whitecaps, who maintained a perfect record through the group stage, will move on to the next round of the competition.

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“VESTIR ESTA PLAYERA Y ESTE ESCUDO CON MUCHO HONOR” BENJAMÍN JOYA

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Continues the hard work of the Rays in the clubhouse facilities Necaxa ; Miguel Fuentes continues to monitor the campus before booting up games .  Among the reinforcements team #Aguascalientes is the youngster from the United States , Benjamin Joya.

” A happy return to Mexico ; I’ve followed to Necaxa throughout my career and saw how close they were to get back in the first division . ” Joya said Necaxa is a team of weight in the Liga MX ; “The name speaks volumes to me, is one of the most powerful teams in the division, I know we can getto the  first division, we can do it; all depends on us and being on the court, we have to do our best.”

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Benji’s United States 2, England 1 | Toulon Tournament Match Recap

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Alonso Hernandez and Benji Joya (pictured above) converted penalty kicks on either side of halftime and to help the United States Under-23 national team capture third place at the 2015 Toulon Tournament with a 2-1 win over England.

Hernandez got the US off to a fast start after Jerome Kiesewetter was tripped up from behind in the penalty area by England’s Kortney Hause in the seventh minute. The 21-year-old forward, who plays his club soccer for Monterrey in Liga MX, slotted the spot kick into the lower right corner, sending the England ‘keeper the wrong way.

The US lead wouldn’t last long, though, as Hause made amends for his error. The defender was on hand to push the ball just over the line after the US were caught unaware on a quick free kick in the 10th minute, allowing England winger John Swift to run free down the left-hand side before cutting back for Hause.

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Benji’s U-23 MNT Begins Toulon Journey Against France

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TOULON, France (May 27, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will participate in the 2015 Toulon Tournament from May 27 to June 7 in six venues in the south of France.

The USA has been drawn into Group A with host France, Netherlands, Costa Rica and Qatar. The U.S. opens against France (May 27, 1 p.m. ET), followed by Netherlands (May 29, 11 a.m. ET), Costa Rica (May 31, 11 a.m. ET), and Qatar (June 2, 12 p.m. ET). The top team from the group will advance to the final, while the second-place finisher will move on to play for third. The advancing pair from Group A will match up with the top two finishers from Group B, which includes China PR, England, Ivory Coast, Mexico and Morocco. The placement matches will be played on June 7.

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Video – Benji Joya debuts and Scores for the Chicago Fire

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Last week Chicago Fire newbie Benji Joya spoke about what it would mean to make his club debut in front of his family in his home state of California Sunday vs. Chivas USA.

He probably didn’t imagine that he’d score on his first touch though.

After a drab first half ended 0-0, the Fire found themselves down 2-0 with goals a pair of Chivas USA goals inside the hour mark.

Shortly after the second goal, Joya entered the match for Patrick Nyarko as the team’s second substitute in the 63rd minute. Literally seconds later, he found himself at the back post, tucking in an Alex shot that Chivas ‘keeper Dan Kennedy could only get a hand to, to make things 2-1 in the 64th minute.

“All this week, all I’ve been putting in my mind is to hopefully get the debut and get a goal and get my name on the score sheet,” Joya told reporters post-game. “Luckily the first touch I had today it turned into a goal, so I’m really proud of that.”

Six minutes later fellow substitute Quincy Amarikwa added a highlight reel strike, turning and unleashing a driven shot from distance, to bring things level at 2-2 with 20 minutes to play.

With momentum on their side, it seemed like the team would push for a third goal with MLS MVP Mike Magee still available on the bench. Fire head coach Frank Yallop said following the match that Chris Rolfe began cramping and so Logan Pause was used as the final substitute for him in the 75th minute.

The Fire manager also said that Magee’s hamstring, which had been an earlier issue for the Chicago native during preseason began to bother him late this week.

“We didn’t want to risk [Mike] in this game,” said Yallop. “Mike was good for maybe 10 minutes but we kind of had to change it a little bit. Mike wanted to be part of it today and I did as well. I didn’t want to risk it and give 25 minutes when he probably only had 10 in him.”

Just as it looked like the Fire would escape with a point, a late header off a corner kick from Bobby Burling gave the team a disappointing 3-2 loss.

Having sparked the comeback only to see it end in defeat, Joya was still positive about the overall effort of the team in the first match of the season.

“Sometimes you come back and at the end you let a little bit go. If we slack, they’re going to come on top. I’m really proud of the effort from the guys and it’s the beginning of the season – we’ve gotta focus on the next game and get the win.”