Watch :: Alex Morgan Endorses HEAD TRAINER APP

Filed under: Alex Morgan, Technology, Training

HeadTrainer is a brain training app designed specifically to help athletes improve cognitive functions in an effort to enhance athletic performance.

HeadTrainer is a fun, engaging way for kids and young adults to train their brains.

Regardless of age, sport or talent level, HeadTrainer was developed to help all kids better enjoy sports by sharpening their cognitive functions.

At HeadTrainer, the motto is “Train Smart. Play Smart.”

“One of the questions I get from parents all the time is how they can get their kids off their mobile devices. One of the things that excited me most about working with HeadTrainer is that it offers a way to train an often neglected part of an athlete’s development, the mental part of the game. I can tell a parent that there is something their kids can do on their mobile devices that is productive and that can help them on and off the field.”- USWNT member Alex Morgan.

HeadTrainer is an iOS and Android mobile app designed specifically to enhance athletic performance through improving the mental functions of athletes.

The mental workouts take place in sports-themed, digital environments and are designed to help assess and improve cognitive skills in five key areas: Memory, Processing Speed, Focus/Concentration, Visual-Spatial Awareness and Decision-Making.

HeadTrainer available on iTunes here for free.99

Added on June 22nd, 2015 by

Watch :: Real Salt Lake’s LUKE MULHOLLAND Bounce off the Post

Filed under: Real Salt Lake

Don't quite know what Handsome Luke is doing here but it's funny af. #RSL #ManDown

A video posted by isps_tow (@isps_tow) on

As I was watching this game unfold, there was no doubt in my mind that Dunny wouldn’t be able to not laugh at this.

Love this kind of hustle buddy!

Added on June 22nd, 2015 by

Neymar and Bacca Suspensions :: CONMEBOL

Filed under: Brazil, Colombia, Copa America, Suspensions

The Disciplinary Tribunal of CONMEBOL, at its meeting held today, has imposed the following sanctions:

– The player of the national team of Brazil, Mr. Neymar da Silva Neymar, has been suspended for four games (including game of automatic suspension) and a fine of USD 10,000 as a result of his expulsion and subsequent actions against the national team of Colombia on June 17.

This decision may be appealed to the Court of Appeals.

– The player of the national team of Colombia, Mr. Carlos Bacca, a suspension for two games (including the game automatic suspension) and a fine of USD 5,000 as a result of his expulsion in the match played against the national team of Brazil on June 17.

This decision is not appealable.

See more at: www.conmebol.com

Added on June 20th, 2015 by

Clint Dempsey Suspension :: MLS

Filed under: Featured, Soccer News

~~  While waiting to hear what the ‘punishment’ will be for his actions during Tuesday nights US Open Cup, MLS has stepped in to hand down a THREE Game Suspension to Seattle Sounders / USMNT Captain Clint Dempsey…. And now we await what US Soccer has to say.

AND I wonder if the Referee’s Union will address the incident once the final suspension is handed down… Seems like they’d want to have their statement out there.

via US Soccer Press Release

U.S. Open Cup Adjudication and Discipline Panel will hold a hearing next week to review the incidents from the Open Cup match between Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers FC on June 16 in Seattle.

The hearing is required after the Open Cup Commissioner, under the rules of the 2015 U.S. Open Cup Handbook, determined that the multiple red cards and subsequent actions by Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey warrant review by the Panel for possible further sanctions, which can include additional suspension from Open Cup matches and/or fines.

At this point, the Panel has gathered evidence, including the report of the referee and the Match Commissioner, video of the incident, as is currently conducting interviews with the relevant parties. Any decision made by the Panel on further sanctioning will pertain only to future Open Cup tournament competition.

In addition, per the U.S. Soccer Policy Manual, any incident of alleged Referee Assault or Abuse by a professional player during a Professional League Member activity is governed by the Professional Leagues Policy Against Referee Assault as outlined in Policy 202(1)(H)-2.

In this instance, MLS has jurisdiction and is reviewing the incident as required by U.S. Soccer policy.

Under the policy, should the League suspend the player from competition with his club, the player would not be eligible to compete in any soccer competition while serving that suspension.

via MLS

Major League Soccer announced on Friday that Dempsey has been suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount for his conduct toward a match official during a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup match against the Portland Timbers at Starfire Stadium on Tuesday night.

“We do not tolerate conduct of this nature from any of our players,” MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott said in a statement. “No matter how passionate our players are or what happens in the ‘heat of the moment,’ they must always respect all aspects of the game, especially the referees. In light of Clint’s actions and our past precedents, we felt that a significant suspension was appropriate.”

Added on June 19th, 2015 by

Video :: Sydney Leroux and Dom Dwyer

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle

U.S. Women’s National Team forward Sydney Leroux and Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer have formed an American soccer power couple. See how they juggle living in different cities and living in the limelight.

* I think these kids are gonna make it, I really do.

Great work by the MLS Insider team there.

Added on June 19th, 2015 by

Cristiano has a GALAXY named after him : “CR7 The Brightest Galaxy in the Early Universe”

Filed under: Cristiano Ronaldo, Culture & Lifestyle

This artist’s impression video shows CR7 a very distant galaxy discovered using ESO’s Very Large Telescope. It is by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and there is strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it. These massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical objects were the creators of the first heavy elements in history — the elements necessary to forge the stars around us today, the planets that orbit them, and life as we know it. This newly found galaxy is three times brighter than the brightest distant galaxy known up to now. – Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and found strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it. These massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical objects were the creators of the first heavy elements in history — the elements necessary to forge the stars around us today, the planets that orbit them, and life as we know it. The newly found galaxy, labelled CR7, is three times brighter than the brightest distant galaxy known up to now.

Astronomers have long theorised the existence of a first generation of stars — known as Population III stars — that were born out of the primordial material from the Big Bang [1]. All the heavier chemical elements — such as oxygen, nitrogen, carbon and iron, which are essential to life — were forged in the bellies of stars. This means that the first stars must have formed out of the only elements to exist prior to stars: hydrogen, helium and trace amounts of lithium.

These Population III stars would have been enormous — several hundred or even a thousand times more massive than the Sun — blazing hot, and transient — exploding as supernovae after only about two million years. But until now the search for physical proof of their existence had been inconclusive [2].

A team led by David Sobral, from the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon in Portugal, and Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands, has now used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to peer back into the ancient Universe, to a period known as reionisation, approximately 800 million years after the Big Bang. Instead of conducting a narrow and deep study of a small area of the sky, they broadened their scope to produce the widest survey of very distant galaxies ever attempted.

* I’m so confused right now….

If you want to read all about it, head to the ESO official CR7 Galaxy release and knock yourself out….

Added on June 18th, 2015 by

Nike #NoMaybes Soccer Experience Space

Filed under: Soccer News

This. On. Every. Single. Level

Nike, the world’s leading soccer brand, is opening The Nike Underground, a unique pop-up experience in downtown Vancouver that enables soccer-obsessed fans and players to experience the latest soccer innovations the brand has to offer and take part in a fast-paced, small-sided tournament.

Themed as part of Nike Soccer’s ongoing #NoMaybes campaign, The Nike Underground is located two blocks from BC Place at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, 775 Cambie Street. It opens to the public on June 16th and will offer fans and soccer players an immersion into the Nike Soccer experience, including skills challenges, product trialing and ability to customize team kits and other apparel.

After entering the space and registering, participants walk down the Players Tunnel, leading to a Nike Innovation Studio and a fully-equipped indoors soccer pitch with video display, called The Stadium.

The Innovation Studio features a compelling display of the technology available to 11 Nike-sponsored women’s teams currently competing in Canada — Australia, Brazil, China, England, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, South Korea, and the United States.  An apparel customization area allows consumers the opportunity to personalize T-shirts, sports bras and federation jerseys. In addition, the Boot Room enables trial of the latest Nike boots, including the 2015 Nike Women’s Cleat Pack, currently being worn by some of the best players in the world.

The Nike Underground turf soccer court includes a giant LED screen that will be used to display games and other content, along with a neon outline of a soccer field on the ceiling.

Players will be able to wear test and trial one of Nike’s Soccer four women’s-specific cleat silos: Hypervenom II, Mercurial, Magista, or Tiempo.

The Nike Underground opens to the public on June 16th and will be open Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 p.m. PST to 6 p.m. PST.

Added on June 18th, 2015 by

Zlatan Sets Internets Ablaze

Filed under: Soccer News

Taking care of business. Me and the master brain, Mr Mino Raiola.

A photo posted by IAmZlatan (@iamzlatanibrahimovic) on

Ruh-Roh….. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Super Agent Mino Raiola sitting on a Private Jet….

‘Taking Care Of Business’ is the quote of all quotes.  Now we sit back and wait to see what this leads to.

But I keep going back to Zlatan’s trip to the US Embassy in Paris a couple of months ago…. You only head in there for a Work Permit if you have a Signed Deal….

Added on June 18th, 2015 by
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